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

Everything you need to know about the Meganium seven-star Tera Raids in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet
Meganium Tera Raid
Meganium Tera Raid / The Pokémon Company

The Pokémon Company has just announced its latest seven-star raid event in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet featuring a Psychic-type Meganium. As Chikorita was only recently added into the game, many people don’t have a strong Meganium. However, this raid is not easy to take down and you will have to train a specific Pokémon if you hope to fight and capture it. Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming seven-star Meganium Tera raid event.

When does the Meganium raid start?

Unlike the previous raids for the three Kanto starters, Meganium is returning to the usual format of being released over two separate weekends. Meganium is only available as part of the Indigo Disk DLC outside of the event, so it’s a good chance to grab one.

Here are the dates for the Meganium seven-star Tera raid:

  • Friday, April 5, 2024, until Sunday, April 7, 2024
  • Friday, April 12, 2024, until Sunday, April 14, 2024

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

Meganium is more of a defensive than an offensive Pokémon, and the struggle here will be in getting its health low before the timer runs out. For some reason, despite having an ability that’s solely useful in the sun – Leaf Guard – Meganium doesn’t have Sunny Day, so we certainly dodged a bullet in that regard. Unfortunately, it does have Body Press, which uses the defense stat instead of the attack stat to deal damage, and with Meganium’s high defenses, this means anything weak to Fighting-type moves, like Dark-type Pokémon, is just not viable. 

A bigger issue is Curse, which we’ve found Meganium spams quite liberally to boost its stats, making it a frustrating opponent if you can’t either clear those stats or bypass them altogether. It also throws up both a Light Screen and a Reflect once at the start of the battle, but screens are easy to remove and only last for five turns, so they’re only annoying for a small amount of the raid. 

Here is Meganium’s Nature, Ability, Tera type, and move set:

The Mighty Meganium – Level 100

  • Nature – Impish
  • Ability – Leaf Guard
  • Item – None
  • Tera type – Psychic
  • Move set – Seed Bomb, Curse, Body Press, Zen Headbutt, Reflect, Light Screen, Bulldoze

Best counters for Meganium – Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

Pokémon will need to rely on strong offense if you want to break through Meganium’s strong defenses. Psychic type is weak to Bug-, Dark-, and Ghost-type attacks, so these are the attacks we will focus on here.


Skeledirge Pokemon Scarlet Violet
Skeledirge / The Pokémon Company / GLHF

Skeledirge is a perfect choice for this raid, being immune to Body Press and resistant to Seed Bomb, though it does have to be somewhat careful of Zen Headbutt. Skeledirge’s Hidden Ability Unaware is a must here, as it ignores all stat changes that Meganium has both when attacking and when defending. 

The basic strategy here is simple: burn Meganium on the first turn to halve its attack stat, then spend a few turns building up Torch Song to both boost special attack and build up Tera charge. Once you’ve got a few special boosts under your belt, Terastalize and start spamming Shadow Ball, switching back to Torch Song when your stats are cleared and using Slack Off to heal up as needed. 

Skeledirge – Level 100 

  • Nature – Bold 
  • Item – Shell Bell 
  • Tera type – Stellar 
  • Move set – Torch Song, Shadow Ball, Slack Off, Will-O-Wisp 


Mew Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
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Mew is a fantastic all-rounder, capable of learning a wide range of moves that come in very handy in this raid. Mew’s Psychic typing gives it resistance to both Zen Headbutt and Body Press, both of which are very scary, and depending on the role you’re playing, either a Bug or Stellar Tera is the way to go. 

With Mew, you’ll want to use Haze fairly early on — it clears the Light Screen and Reflect from the field and can wipe out early Curse boosts, but after the shield goes up, it won’t be useful for quite some time. After that, it’s a matter of building up Nasty Plot and hitting with Bug Buzz to deal damage and drop Meganium’s special defense, with Life Dew as needed for you and your allies. You could replace Nasty Plot with Reflect of your own, too, if you’d rather push Mew into a supportive position. 

Mew – Level 100 

  • Nature – Bold 
  • Ability – Synchronize
  • Item – Leftovers/Light Clay (if using Reflect) 
  • Tera type – Bug/Stellar 
  • Move set – Haze, Life Dew, Bug Buzz, Nasty Plot/Reflect


Hydrapple Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
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Hydrapple might be a bit of a weird pick, but we think it’s got good potential against Meganium. Its Grass/Dragon typing gives it a 4x resistance to Meganium’s Seed Bomb, and a resistance to Bulldoze when that comes up later in the raid. It does, however, take normal damage from Body Press and Zen Headbutt, but the Shell Bell should help to recover from any major hits. 

Nasty Plot is a quick and easy way to boost Hydrapple’s special attack stat, and Reflect helps reduce the damage of Zen Headbutt and Body Press. To round out the set we have Pollen Puff, which can be used to both attack and heal allies, and Dragon Cheer to boost allies’ critical hit rate. 

Hydrapple – Level 100 

  • Nature – Lax 
  • Ability – Supersweet Syrup 
  • Item – Shell Bell
  • Tera type – Bug/Stellar
  • Move set – Nasty Plot, Pollen Puff, Reflect, Dragon Cheer 

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