Tera Raid Battles are a completely new battle format where you will team up with three other Trainers in order to take on a Terastallized wild Pokémon within a time limit. In Tera Raid Battles, you can attack without waiting for other Trainers’ turns, so it’s important that you cooperate with your fellow Trainers at a quick pace.
The Pokémon that will appear in Tera Raid Battles are fierce, but you can join forces with other players to prove victorious!
Seek out crystals for Tera Raid Battles
You’ll be able to attempt a Tera Raid Battle by touching shining crystals. The colors of these crystals correspond to the Tera Type of the Tera Pokémon you’ll encounter. They almost look like gemstones! Additionally, a sparkling pillar of light will be shooting into the sky above any of these crystals, making them easy to spot at a distance.
Challenge Tera Pokémon!
This battle system has a time limit and allows you to continue attacking seamlessly without having to wait for other Trainers to choose their actions. Take on these battles by coordinating with your teammates and by increasing the stats of the Pokémon on your side or healing them.
Note: A paid Nintendo Switch Online membership is required to interact with other Trainers using the internet.
Expand your options in co-op play by cheering
There are three kinds of cheers you can use, and they will benefit all the ally Pokémon on your side. The three effects are boosting Attack and Sp. Atk, boosting Defense and Sp. Def, and healing. Anybody can use these cheers, allowing you to play cooperatively even if your Pokémon hasn’t learned any moves to support other Pokémon.Cooperation is the key to Tera Raid Battles. Lead your side to victory by cheering!
Catch defeated Tera Pokémon!
Managing to defeat the Tera Pokémon within the time limit will undo the Pokémon’s transformation, giving you the chance to try to catch it by throwing Poké Balls. Victories can reward you with many useful items too!
How to participate in a Tera Raid Battle
You will be able to search for allies to join your Tera Raid Battles, or you can join someone else who is searching for allies in their Tera Raid Battles.
Work together with Trainers across the world to try your hand at these battles!