Many players are complaining that they can’t join Online Raid Battles in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, and are looking for ways to fix it. These titles feature the new “Terastallize” mechanic, where you can change the Tera type. To do so, you have to participate in the Tera Raid battles and catch the Pokemon in them. Terastallizing them using shards will boost their attacks and defense. That makes it a vital mechanic in battles. This guide will help you to join online battles in SV.
Fix “Can’t Join Online Raid Battles” in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet
The reasons for this issue may differ from player to player. You can use the following methods to fix this error.
Check the Internet Connection
Weak connectivity is often the reason for this issue. Check your internet connection or restart your router to try and fix it. A stable connection in an online raid ensures that you aren’t disconnected from it.
Restart the Game and Console (Can’t Join Online Raid Battles Fix)
While this may seem like a simple method, it usually works with most issues. Make sure you save the game before trying this method to avoid losing any progress. If restarting the game doesn’t work then perform a power cycle. That’s turning the Switch off and on.
Check the Console’s Date & Time
Changing the console’s Date & Time has certain effects on the game like respawning Tera Dens and Mass Outbreaks. But it can also lead to lead to this online raids problem. Reset the Date & Time, restart the game, and try joining online raids.
Reinstall the Game
If none of the above-mentioned methods work, then try reinstalling the game. The error may occur due to some corrupted files and reinstalling will fix it. To do so, go to System Settings > Data Management > Manage Software > Your Version (Scarlet or Violet) > Delete Software. Make sure you check the “Corrupt Data” option first.