How to beat Walking Wake & Iron Leaves Tera Raids in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

Ezequiel Leis
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The latest Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Tera Raid Battle event features two Paradox Pokemon, one for each version of the game. Here are the Walking Wake and Iron Leaves Tera Raid dates and useful tips to beat them.

After an announcement during the Pokemon Day stream, Paradox Pokemon Walking Wake and Iron Leaves headlined Tera Raid Battles in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. Unfortunately, those Raids came with several issues that spoiled the fun, so The Pokemon Company announced an extended period for these Tera Raid Battle events to return.

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While these are not 7-Star Tera Raid Battles, facing a Legendary Pokemon can be a tough challenge for a lot of Pokemon Scarlet and Violet players. We’ll cover everything you need to know about the Walking Wake and Iron Leaves Tera Raid event, including the new dates and the best counters for a quick victory.

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Walking Wake & Iron Leaves Tera Raid Battle dates

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet players can tackle the Walking Wake and Iron Leaves Tera Raid Battles are currently available until January 7, 2024, at 3:59 PM PT / 6:59 PM ET / 11:59 PM GMT.

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Scarlet players will be able to face Walking Wake, while Violet players get a chance to catch Iron Leaves. But players from different versions can be invited or participate in both raids through the PokePortal in-game menu.

How to beat Walking Wake Tera Raid Battle event in Pokemon Scarlet

Pokemon Scarlet players can face level 75 Walking Wake in an upcoming Tera Raid Battle event. Walking Wake is a Water Tera Type Paradox Pokemon that knows Hydro Steam (Water), Dragon Pulse (Dragon), Noble Roar (Normal), and Flamethrower (Fire). It’ll use Sunny Day at the start of the battle, which will activate its ability, Protosynthesis.

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You don’t need to be picky with your counters here and you should stick with Pokemon that can exploit Walking Wake’s weaknesses. Since it’s a Water-type, you could rely on Grass-type Pokemon, but we don’t recommend it since the Paradox Pokemon knows Flamethrower. Instead, Electric-types are your safest bet here.

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But, if you want to take it down with style, there are two Pokemon that excel at that. One is Miraidon, with Charge and Electro Drift. Make sure you change Miraidon’s nature to Modest, and Max out Sp. Attack EV. Then start the combat by using charge, then, follow up with Electro Drift. That should one-hit-KO Walking Wake.

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If you don’t have Miraidon, but happen to have Ogerpon in your team, equip it with Hearthflame Mask, to make it a Grass/Fire type. Max out Attack EV, and change its nature to Adamant. Then have it learn Solar Blade and Swords Dance. Walking Wake will use Sunny Day, which will turn your Solar Blade into a one-turn move, then take advantage of this by using Swords Dance twice. That should put your Ogerpon at almost max Damage. Use Solar Blade and one-hit-KO Walking Wake.

How to beat Iron Leaves Tera Raid Battle event in Pokemon Violet

The Iron Leaves Tera Raid Battle event in Pokemon Violet can be a little harder, but you should be fine as long as you keep a few things in mind. Iron Leaves is a level 75 Psychic Tera Type Pokemon that knows Psyblade (Psychic), Leaf Blade (Grass), Megahorn (Bug), and Swords Dance (Normal). It’ll start the battle with Electric Terrain and activate its ability Quark Drive.

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You can rely on basic counters like Bug and Ghost-type Pokemon, but be careful with Dark-types since they’ll be weak against Megahorn. Iron Leaves will use Swords Dance any chance it gets, so you might want to consider using a Pokemon with Clear Smog, Haze, or Chilling Water to debuff its power.

Ghost-type Pokemon are probably your safest bet here. Gholdengo can be a great ally thanks to its dual Ghost and Steel-typing, just like Ghost and Fire-type Ceruledge. If you picked Fuecoco as your starter, the Fire and Ghost-type Skeledirge can also work thanks to its many resistances to Iron Leaves’ attacks.

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Now you’re more than ready to tackle the Walking Wake and Iron Leaves Tera Raid Battle event in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

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About The Author

Ezequiel is a Writer at CharlieIntel. With a great knowledge on gaming, movies and TV, he's focused on Pokemon and Games stories in general. With a journalism degree, Ezequiel has worked on La Cosa and Infobae, two of the most prestigious outlets in Argentina. He joined CharlieIntel in 2023. You can reach Ezequiel at [email protected], or via his Twitter @ExoPLeis.