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Greninja Tera Raid: Best Counters For 7-Star Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Battle

The official Japanese Pokémon Scarlet & Violet website confirms Poison Tera-type Greninja will be featured in the next 7-star Tera Raid event.
Greninja Tera Raid: Best Counters For 7-Star Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Battle

Following datamined information and teases, The Pokémon Company has officially released new details on upcoming Tera Raids arriving to Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. We’ve previously reported that Tandemaus will be featured in a Valentine’s Day-themed Tera Raid in February 2023, but now we know more about the next 7-star Tera Raid, starting this month.

Like previous 7-star Tera Raids, Trainers had faced against Charizard and Cinderace, the third 7-star Tera Raid will see the popular Greninja take centerstage. We’ve detailed everything about this upcoming Tera raid, including event start and end dates, times, and best counters in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

Greninja 7-Star Tera Raid Dates And Times

The Pokémon Company has confirmed the next 7-star Tera Raid on their Scarlet and Violet Japanese webpage, which features the Poison Tera-type Greninja. This Tera Raid will have two event periods; the first begins on 27th January 2023 at 9 am (UTC+9) before concluding on 30th January 2023 at 8:59 am (UTC+9).

The second Tera Raid event period will commence on 10th February 2023 at 9 am (UTC+9) before concluding on 13th February 2023 at 8:59 am (UTC+9). Lucky Trainers can catch the Poison Tera-type Greninja when entering the encounter using the Black Tera Crystals, which appear on your mini-map.

Greninja will have The Mightiest Mark,” meaning you can only catch Greninja once for each game save file, and you can initiate trades with other Trainers online. A Nintendo Switch Online subscription is required for this trading function to work as online play is needed.

Best Counters For The Greninja Tera Raid Battles

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Locate the Black Tera Crystals found throughout Paldea to begin your battle with Greninja. (Picture: Game Freak / The Pokémon Company)

A Reddit thread posted to the Pokémon Scarlet & Violet subreddit asked fellow Trainers about the best counters to use against the Poison Tera-type Greninja, who also provided observations on possible rewards for this battle. While they had already speculated that Greninja was to be the next Pokémon in the upcoming 7-star Tera Raid, Trainers responded enthusiastically to the best possible counters.

The consensus is that Psychic and Water Tera types could be the best counters against Greninja, as many Trainers highlighted Toxicroack, Vaporean, and Clodsire as optimal choices. As they are generally Pokémon with high DEF stats due to their bulky stance, Clodsire and Vaporeon can heal against Greninja’s Water-type attacks using Water Absorb.

Likewise, Toxicroack can also access a healing-type ability, Dry Skin, after Greninja uses its water-type moveset. Similarly, due to Toxicroack’s dual-typing, it’s also resistant to Greninja’s Dark-type attacks; Toxicrack has accessible moves like Swords Dance and Earthquake to set up attacks and land vital hits against Greninja.