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Best Pokémon for Charizard Tera Raid: How to beat the Charizard seven-star Tera Raid event

Everything you need to know about the Charizard seven-star Tera Raids in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

Following the February Pokémon Presents, the Pokémon Company announced that all three original Kanto starters would be making a comeback in powerful seven-star raids. Charizard with the Dragon-tera type is the final ‘mon in the trio to come to raids and a second chance to catch it since it was first added to the game.

It's worth noting that if you caught a raid Charizard the first time around, you won't be able to catch another one, but the rewards have been improved this time, so it's still worth smashing out a few while you can. Defeating the seven-star Charizard event can reward you with Herba Mystica, which can be used to make sandwiches that boos shiny rates.

If you want the best chance to pick up your own Mighty Charizard in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, here is everything you need to know.

When does the Charizard raid start?

Unlike the usual seven-star raids, which are available across two weekends, the Kanto starter raids, including the Charizard raid, will be available for an entire week. One raid will be available in each game every day, but you can only catch one, and if you caught it in the original run, then you won’t be able to catch it again.

Here is when Charizard raids will be available:

  • Tuesday, March 12, 2024 until Tuesday, March 19, 2024

7-Star Tera Raid Charizard stats, moves, and ability – Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

Charizard is a Special Attacker with a number of powerful Fire-, Dragon-, Flying- and Fighting-type moves. This can deal Super Effective damage to a large number of types and it’s important to have a Fairy-type Pokémon in order to resist its attacks, and hit back with a large amount of damage.

It starts the fight with Overheat and then clears its stat drops. After the barrier goes up it will set up Sunny Day, and just before the end of the raid it will use the powerful Inferno.

Here’s the set for the Mighty Charizard.

The Mighty Charizard - Level 100

  • Nature - Modest
  • Ability - Solar Power
  • Item - No Item
  • Tera - Dragon
  • Moves - Overheat, Fire Blast, Hurricane, Tera Blast, Dragon Pulse, Sunny Day, Inferno, Focus Blast

Best counters for Charizard – Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

The Dragon type is weak to Fairy-, Dragon-, and Ice-type attacks, but due to the attacks that Charizard uses, Fairy-type moves are really the only viable option. You can use either physical or special attackers, and it doesn’t increase its defense, but resisting its attacks is vital.

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