Pokemon Scarlet & Violet: Chesnaught Tera Raid Guide

A new Tera Raid event is on the horizon, and Pokemon Scarlet & Violet fans will once again be facing a starter from a previous generation. Players will have the unique opportunity to catch Chesnaught in the latest 7-Star Tera Raid battle. This is a Generation 6 Pokemon introduced with Pokemon X & Y, and it may not be the most memorable starter. Still, it’s always worth catching any Pokemon in these powerful Tera Raid events.

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This guide will show players how they can enter the Chesnaught Tera Raid event in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet, and it will also help them come up with the perfect strategy to defeat it.

How To Participate In The Chesnaught Tera Raid Event


Just like previous starter Tera Raid events, this is a 7-Star battle, which means there are a few requirements that players must meet to be able to encounter Chesnaught. To gain access to 7-Star Tera Raid battles, gamers must have already completed the main story of Pokemon Scarlet & Violet, beat all gym rematches, completed the Academy Ace tournament, and beat at least ten 4-Star Tera Raid battles.

Gamers that meet all the requirements must then also check their Poke Portal News to update raid encounters. The Chesnaught Tera Raid event will be live May 12, at 00:00 UTC, until May 14, at 23:59 UTC. It will then be available again the following week, so May 19, at 00:00 UTC until May 21, at 23:59 UTC.

How To Catch Chesnaught


Chesnaught is a Grass- and Fighting-Type Pokemon, but it will terastalize into a Rock-Type Pokemon, which means that offensively it gets STAB for using Grass-, Fighting-, and Rock-Type moves, and on top of that, it’s only Rock-Type when it comes to its defenses. Its defensive Rock-Type makes Chesnaught resistant to some of its previous weaknesses, such as Fire-, Flying- and Poison-Type moves.

To take down Chesnaught, gamers will have to focus on its Tera-Type’s weaknesses, which are Water-, Grass-, Ground-, Steel-, and Fighting-Type moves, but also beware of its strengths. On top of this, players should keep in mind that Chesnaught’s Sp. Defense stat is much lower than its Defense, so they should definitely take advantage of this by choosing a Special Attacker.

Offensive Counters for Chesnaught


Gholdengo is a great option for this Tera-Raid battle, even though it’s weak to Fighting-Type moves. It’s a particularly strong Pokemon from the Paldea region with an impressive Sp. Attack stat and two great defensive stats. Its signature move, Make It Rain, is a threatening Special Steel-Type offensive move with 100 percent accuracy and 120 base power.


Another viable choice for this battle would be Annihilape. This Pokemon has a very impressive Attack stat and powerful Fighting-Type moves that can quickly lower Chesnaught’s health. Stomping Tantrum, Close Combat, and Drain Punch are some of the best moves players should consider teaching their Annihilape before taking it to battle. They can pair these offensive moves with Bulk Up for a higher Defense and Attack.

Defensive Counters for Chesnaught

The pokedex cover for Revavroom in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

In Pokemon Tera Raid teams, offensive powerhouses are just as important as the defensively strong Pokemon that provide support.

Revavroom’s Special stats aren’t all that special, but what matters is its good Attack and Defensive stats paired with the fact that its dual Poison- and Steel-Type is a great combination to counter Chesnaught.

Since Revavroom will resist most of Chesnaught’s STAB moves, it will still stick around for longer on the battlefield. It gets access to good support moves such as Screech and Acid Spray for Defense and Sp. Defense drops. On top of this, if players take this Pokemon with them, they should regularly take advantage of the cheer moves that can only be used in Tera Raid battles.

  • Attack Cheer (Go all out!) increases the power of the user and its allies’ Attack and Sp. Attack moves.
  • Defense Cheer (Hang tough!) increases the user and its allies’ Defensive and Sp. Defense.
  • Support Cheer (Heal up!) removes status conditions and heals the user and its allies.

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet are available now for Nintendo Switch.

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