Pokemon Scarlet and Violet 7-star tera raid schedule (January 2023)

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January 27, 2023: The Greninja Raid is now LIVE!!

The release of Pokemon Scarlet and Violet and with it comes a lot of new content, Pokemon and features. One of the returning features is raids! This go around, we're going to have Tera raids, and as to be expected, we're going to be getting special Black Crystal Tera raids to partake in.

We have all the details around the black crystal Tera raids, when they are, and what Pokemon you can expect to pick up from them. These black crystal raids are only around for a limited time, so knowing when they're going to happen will ensure you can get to them.

If you're looking for more Pokemon Scarlet and Violet content, be sure to check out our Mystery Gift guide, as well as our PokeDex guide for all Pokemon revealed so far.

What are black crystal tera raid in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet? - 7-Star Tera Raids explained

Black Crystal Tera raids in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are limited-time tera raids that show up throughout the world.

These raids will have specific Pokemon available for the duration of the event and more than likely, they could have unique Tera types. They are classified as seven-star raids, making them the most difficult in the game in terms of HP scaling

For more details about Tera Raids, check out our Tera Raids guide.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet 7-star Tera Raid schedule

Here is a list of all known past, present, and future 7-star tera raid battles in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

Pokemon First run Second run
GreninjaJanuary 27, 2023 - January 29, 2023February 10, 2023 - February 12, 2023
CinderaceDecember 30, 2022 - January 1, 2023January 13, 2023 - January 15, 2023
CharizardDecember 2-4, 2022December 16-18, 2022

How do I do a black crystal tera raid?

In order to do black crystal tera raids, you first have to unlock them. This happens automatically once the credits roll and you complete the first run of the Pokemon Scarlet and Violet post-game activity - the Academy Ace Tournament.

From there, you'll need to locate a unique black tera raid crystal. Interacting with this crystal will allow you to enter the raid. You can join either with a party through a link code, or join a random group through the matchmaking system.

Once in there, you'll battle the Pokemon and have an opportunity to catch it once the battle is over.

How to find Greninja in black crystal tera raids

If you're looking to find a Greninja raid, well there are a few things you can do.

The first would be to go into the Poke Portal during the event time and more than likely you'll find someone doing a raid. You can also check your map and scout around for a purple glowing Tera raid. You'll want to look for a Poison crystal on your map - that should be the Greninja raid.

And that's all that we have for you! Be sure to check out our other Pokemon guides, such as the map guide, and our Scarlet and Violet starter guide!

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