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

Use these monsters in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet's Greninja raids

Greninja will appear in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet’s 7-Star Tera Raids between January 27 and 30, 2023, as well as February 10 and 13, 2023. Everyone’s favorite frog ninja comes with the guaranteed Poison Tera-type. Additionally, these 7-Star Tera Raids drop a bunch of very useful materials and items such as ability patches and capsules, candy, and tera shards. These are going to help you prepare for future raid events as well as competitive PvP battles.

This guide provides you with all the knowledge you need about Greninja’s moveset and best counters in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet.

Note: We have updated this guide with the newest information on these raids.

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

Here’s Greninja’s full move set as a 7-Star Tera Raid boss in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet:

  • Nature – Sassy
  • Ability – Protean
  • Item – None
  • Tera-type – Poison
  • Move Set – Ice Beam, Night Slash, Double Team, Toxic Spikes, Gunk Shot, Hydro Pump

In general, Greninja is a quick sweeper featuring a strong offense and high speed, but lacking in defense.

It primarily has access to Special Attack moves, which is where you should focus your defensive efforts, but Night Slash gives it a powerful physical attack as well, so don't neglect this area completely.

Its ability, Protean, is not an issue since it doesn’t really work with the Terastylization mechanic.

Best counters for Greninja – Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

Greninja usually opens the battle by using Double Team and Toxic Spikes so set things up favorably for itself. It's a good idea to have access to Clear Smog and a Poison-type on your raid team to deal with this opening.

Being a ninja and all about going for your weaknesses, Greninja will be relentless in using Night Slash if it identifies you as having invested everything in Special Defense. To counter this, you should prepare with something like Covert Cloak and other stat boosts, as you need to be somewhat flexible with your defensive strategy.

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