Decidueye Tera Raid Event Guide
It’s that time of the month again in Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet for another 7 Star Tera Raid Battle. The spotlight battle for players to take part in is against Decidueye. While the Tera Raid event is active players can take on a level 100 Decidueye in a Tera Raid. To learn more about this battle see our Decidueye Tera Raid Event guide below.
Decidueye Tera Raid Event Details
The Decidueye Tera Raid event was announced for Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet at the beginning of March. The details of the event were shared via the Poke Portal news feed and the Pokemon Company’s various social media accounts. The major details of the Decidueye Tera Raid Event you should know are as follows:
|Tera Raid Pokemon||Decidueye (Mightiest Mark)|
|Raid Level||⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (Level 100)|
|Event Dates||March 17, 2023 at 00:00 UTC – March 19, 2023 at 23:59 UTC.|
March 24, 2023 at 00:00 UTC – March 26, 2023 at 23:59 UTC.
Like previous 7 Star Raid Battles the Decidueye is limited to one catch per save. It is Shiny Locked meaning you have to use alternative methods to get this Pokemon in its Shiny form.
When the Decidueye Tera Raid event is active players can look for a Black Crystal Raid Dungeon on their map once per day. Additionally players can also join up online with either their friends or other trainers via the Poke Portal to take on Decidueye.
Decidueye Tera Raid Moves
Before diving head first into the Level 100 Decidueye Tera Raid you will want to know what you are going up against. The Decidueye you face is Tera Type Flying. Additionally you will want to know the Pokemon’s moveset. The Level 100 Decidueye you face has the following move set:
|Long Reach (Hidden Ability)||The Pokémon uses its moves without making contact with the target.|
|Low Kick||A powerful low kick that makes the target fall over. The heavier the target, the greater the move’s power.|
|Feather Dance||The user covers the target’s body with a mass of down that harshly lowers its Attack stat.|
|Spirit Shackle||The user attacks while simultaneously stitching the target’s shadow to the ground to prevent the target from fleeing.|
|Swords Dance||A frenetic dance to uplift the fighting spirit. This sharply boosts the user’s Attack stat.|
|Air Cutter||The user launches razor-like wind to slash opposing Pokémon. This move has a heightened chance of landing a critical hit.|
|Leaf Blade||The user handles a sharp leaf like a sword and cuts the target to inflict damage. This move has a heightened chance of landing a critical hit.|
The Tera Raid Decidueye offers some interesting coverage issues. The Pokemon deals Flying, Grass, Ghost, and Fighting type damage. To counter this you need to find a Pokemon build that can survive these types of damage while also dealing damage against Decidueye.
Best Pokemon to Use Against Decidueye
Solo – The Pokemon you want to use for this raid is Miraidon. The method for the raid works in either solo or a group of 4x Miradoins together. To start ensure that your Miradoin is Level 100, with modest nature, and has max EVs in Sp. ATK and HP. Give Miradoin the Magnet item and make sure that it has the following moves:
- Metal Sound.
- Electro Drift.
- Any move.
Like previous solo builds the most important part of getting Miraidon to work successfully is the opening setup. The opening setup to ensure you win the fight is as follows:
T1/T2/T3 – Metal Sound.
T4 – Charge.
T5 – Electro Drift.
If you can get this sequence off in a row at the open you will 1-hit KO Decidueye. With that said there are instances where the opening doesn’t work. In these instances it means you may miss have missed a Metal Sound or Decidueye will enter the shield phase early. If that happens simply exit and restart the raid.
Group – If you are playing with a group the approach is similar to the solo strat but takes less turns to work. The ideal party setup is 3 support and 1 attacker. When you have a party setup like that run the following strategy:
T1 – Supports use Acid Spray/Fake Tears/Metal Sound. Miraidon uses Charge.
T2 – Supports Attack Cheer or Helping Hand. Then Miraidon uses Electro Drift.
This group approach will knockout Decidueye easily and makes the raid battle fairly trivial. The only real issue with the group approach is that many people do not know the strategy. Ideally play the raid with others you know that you can communicate with.
Support Pokemon to Use
- Bellibolt with Focus Sash.
- Acid Spray.
- Chilling Water.
- Reflect. Electric Terrain.
What Items does Decidueye Drop during the Raid?
NOTE: Make a 6x Rice and 1x Wasabi sandwich prior to fighting Decidueye. This sandwich triggers Raid Power: Flying Level 2 which improves the amount of items received at the end of Flying Tera Type Raids.
Like other raids Decidueye drops items when it is caught/defeated. The items Decidueye can drop are high level Raid items and you get a lot of them. You will not get everything each time you complete the Tera Raid. There is a percentage chance drop rate for each item, which you can find over on Serebii. The list of things you can potentially get from this raid are as follows:
- Ability Patch.
- Ability Capsule.
- Rare Candies.
- Exp Candy L/XL.
- Flying Tera Shards.
- TM 164 – Brave Bird.
- Ability Patch.
- Star Pieces.
- Comet Shards.
- Bottle Caps.
- PP Up.
Once you’ve caught Decidueye once, you are not able to catch it again. You can, however, farm the raid for the items listed above if you so choose. This can be done by changing your system clock or by helping other online players.
That’s all you need to know to complete the Decidueye Tera Raid in Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet. This raid is fairly tough and does require you to put come effort into completing. If you are struggling, drop look for people in the comments below to help you.
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