Pokemon scarlet and violet‘s first seven-star raid with Charizard with the dragon type Tera, is live and will run until Sunday. Not only is it the first seven-star raid, it’s also the only way to get Charizard into it so far Pokemon scarlet and violet‘s Paldea region.
Charizard’s Black Crystal Tera Raid ends December 4th, but returns December 15th-18th. While you can only catch one Charizard per game, you can do the raid multiple times – you get one raid in your own game per day, but you can do this as many times as you like by joining other players’ raids via the Poke Portal.
The Charizard caught in these raids becomes Lv. 100 and has the Mightiest Mark, indicating it was caught in a seven star heist. It will also have Solar Power, Charizard’s hidden ability; perfect base values; and the humble style that is ideal for Charizard. The rewards for the raid are really good too, making it worth doing it more than once. You’ll get plenty of Calcium, the vitamin used to increase Special Attack EVs, as well as a chance to earn the incredibly rare Ability Patch that changes a Pokemon’s ability to its hidden one (and vice versa).
You can find your own Charizard raid marked with a pink outline on the Paldea map, like the six star raids. If you don’t see the Charizard Raid Crystal on your map, connect to the internet. (Don’t worry, you don’t need a Nintendo Switch Online subscription to do the raid.) You’ll need to load up the Tera Raid Battles menu via the Poké Portal to try it more than once a day; You can either do this with friends hosting their own daily raids or with strangers online.
Seven Star Raids are only open to players who have unlocked Six Star Raids after completing parts of the Postgame. But if you haven’t done so yet, you’re out of luck: you can take part in these raids via multiplayer groups or link codes.
One of the best strategies for the Seven Star Raid Charizard is to run it with a tweaked, high-level Azumarill, which is a Fairy and Water type. Because this Charizard is Dragon Tera-type, it’s weak for fairy moves; In addition, Azumarill resists Charizard’s fire attacks thanks to its water-typing.
As with six star raids, we recommend using Azumarill with the Huge Power ability, investing in his HP and Attack stats, and giving him a Sitrus Berry to hold so he can heal himself once during the raid. It needs to know the Belly Drum move, which consumes half of the user’s max HP and in return maximizes their Attack stat. You can teach your Azumarill Belly Drum via the new Egg Move method using the Mirror Herb item. After using Belly Drum in the raid, be sure to use Play Rough, a fairy-type physical attack, to hit Charizard for super effective damage. When it’s time to Terastallize, make your Azumarill have the fairy Tera-type to further boost Play Rough’s power.
As with any raid, take the time to cheer to heal yourself and your teammates. It’s also a good idea to do the “Hang tough!” Cheer to boost your team’s Defense and Special Defense stats as this Charizard hits hard. (It knows Overheat, Fire Blast, Hurricane, Sunny Day, and some dragon-like moves that don’t affect Azumarill; it doesn’t know Solar Beam, so you’re safe!) You can also teach your Azumarill Rain Dance to get Charizard’s Sunny Day boost to his fires – Counter attacks, but a word of caution: Hurricane, a flying special attack, always hits in the rain.