It’s been less than two days since the Tandem Mouse Valentine’s Day event ended, and the Pokémon Company has revealed a new Tera Raid. Scarlet and Violet continues the trend of its regular Tera Raids, adding two more Pokemon: Sylveon and Garchomp.
While these two aren’t necessarily rare Pokémon, their strength and cuteness make them popular with fans. So why not include a special edition for the most avid Pokémon collectors? Here’s what we know about Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Sylveon and the Garchomp Tera raid.
The Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Sylveon and Garchomp Tera raid started on February 16, 2023 and will end on February 19, 2023. The start and end dates listed on the official blog line up with previous raids.
So Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Sylveon and Garchomp Tera Raids are already in the works, but you have until Sunday to catch both of these Pokémon.
Sylveon and Garchomp are fairly common in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. What sets the Tera Raid edition apart is the ability to hide. According to Siliconera (from Dengeki Online), the Tera Raid will have Sylveon Pixilate and Garchomp Rough Skin. Here’s what each skill means:
Rough Skin – A Pokémon’s Rough Skin deals damage to attackers on direct contact.
Some players who have caught these Pokémon have confirmed that they may or may not have abilities. This could be a coincidence, as one gets Pixilate Sylveon instead of Rough Skin Garchomp.
Sylveon’s Pixilate turns normal moves into fairy moves and can turn attacks like Swift into Sylveon’s powerful STAB moves. The exact percentage of increased attack power is unknown, but Siliconera lists it as 20% (as in some previous games). Garchomp’s rough skin deals physical damage to Pokémon that attack it.
Thankfully, the Sylveon and Garchomp Tera Raids will be split into 4-star and 5-star batches, so they won’t be as brutal as the 7-star Cinderaid Tera Raid from earlier this year. Sylveon and Garchomp can have different Tera types, although they are shown as Fairy type and Ground type Tera type in the thumbnail. These are just examples of what to expect, not what you’ll get.
In addition to the Pokémon types that are highly resistant to goblins and dragons/ground, different types of Pokémon were introduced. This way you can hit as many bases as possible, in case the Tera type has an accident.
Sylveon is a pure goblin type like Tandemaus, so a poison or steel type should be a good choice. Garchomp’s Dual Dragon/Ground opens up more options for who enters the battle, including Fairies, Water, Grass, or other Pokémon types that are highly resistant to Dragon-type or Ground-type Pokémon. However, you better hope that the Tera type matches your team’s priorities.