The majority of Pokemon Scarlet & Violet’s end-game content consists of Tera Raid bouts. Rare treasures like Herba Mystica, Ability Patches, and XP Candy can only be obtained this way. Additionally, the awards you earn will improve as the star level of the raid rises.
While Max Raid Dens in Pokemon Sword & Shield and Tera Raid bouts are comparable, they are very different in terms of skill. Team composition was less important in Max Raid Dens because players had Pokemon with strong moves. Teams of four, however, must cooperate in Tera Raid engagements and pay attention to their team’s makeup in order to prevail.
Online play with random trainers can be annoying because five, six, and even seven-star Tera Raid encounters put players’ abilities to the test. Online co-op can be a frustrating experience if a trainer brings a Pokemon with the wrong type mismatch, one that is under-leveled, or if one of the game’s many flaws is thrown at the participants.
Tera Raid Battlers Become Enraged by Shiny Pokemon
But of all the things that may go wrong in a Tera Raid battle, bringing a Shiny Pokemon solely to show it off enrages gamers the most.
Shiny Pokemon are astounding in and of themselves, especially considering how long it might take to find one. Furthermore, obtaining a shiny Cinderace or Charizard is all the more spectacular given that some Pokemon are seven-star raid exclusives. But the best place to showcase them isn’t in high-level Tera raids.
Players would bring their low-level Shinies to Raid Dens in Pokemon Sword & Shield, which was a similar problem, but as those were much simpler for a single trainer to handle, it didn’t matter as much. However, the Tera Raid timer is severely shortened by every death, making these low-level Shinies a danger to victory.
Not all Shinies are nasty, though. Many trainers pursue and train for particular Shiny Pokemon that they may utilize in Tera Raids as a useful buddy, as can be seen in response to a Reddit post from user DudeHell. But trainers encounter Shiny first-stage evolutions taking on a six-star Tera Raid Corviknight far too frequently.
But that does not mean that low-level Pokemon are always bad for raids. One trainer came up with a method to employ a level 1 Shinx as a “budget support Pokemon” for Cinderace raids, as we’ve previously discussed. However, if other trainers learned to keep their Shinies in their boxes and choose better raid-worthy companions, gamers would be able to sleep better at night.