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Best Pokemon for Decidueye Tera Raid: how to beat the 7-Star Decidueye event

Use these monsters in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet's Decidueye raids
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The Pokémon Company has now released a new 7-star raid event for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, featuring the Alolan Grass-type starter Decidueye. Like previous 7-star raids, Decidueye is quite difficult to take down, but through extensive testing we’ve come up with a few good ways to take it down.

This guide will give you everything you need to know about Decidueye’s move set and the best counters in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

When does the Decidueye raid start?

Like previous 7-star raids, the Decidueye raid is taking place over two weekends. Unlike previous starter Pokémon raids, the two phases of this event will take place just a week apart, rather than two weeks apart.

Here are the dates for the 7-star Decidueye raid:

  • March 17 to March 19
  • March 24 to March 26

7-Star Tera Raid Decidueye stats, moves – Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

We now have full details on the moves and stats of Decidueye as a 7-Star Tera Raid boss in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet:

The Mightiest Decidueye - Level 100

  • Nature - Brave
  • Ability - Long Reach
  • Item - None
  • Tera-type - Flying
  • Move set - Brave Bird, Feather Dance, Swords Dance, Low Kick, Air Cutter, Leaf Blade, Spirit Shackle

Decidueye has a fairly limited move pool compared to previous raid Pokémon like Greninja or Cinderace, with only a few types of offensive moves available to it. Grass-, Ghost-, Fighting-, and Flying-type attacks are the moves it has access to. The move pool might be limited, but you shouldn’t underestimate it, because Decidueye is a tough one.

Decidueye comes with a Flying Tera type, which means it gets a big damage boost for Brave Bird and Air Cutter, both of which can be devastating if you don’t prepare. It also has Feather Dance, meaning it’s much safer to go with special attackers rather than physical attackers.

It’s running a physical move set, so physical bulk is a must, and also comes with Long Reach, meaning that any moves, abilities, and items that rely on contact to take effect won’t be useful here.

Best counters for Decidueye - Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Decidueye.

Now that we know exactly what Decidueye is running, we think a special attacker who resists most of Decidueye’s moves is the way to go. Having a bit of bulk in physical defense is crucial, as Decidueye’s physical attacks are no joke, especially after a Swords Dance, and using your first turn effectively is the key to success.

Here are our suggestions:

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Rotom Heat Forme.
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Miraidon.
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Corviknight.
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Bellibolt.

We have a few general Tera Raid tips for you in store as well, if you want to make some additional preparations.