Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Venusaur Tera Raid: How to Defeat & Rewards

Don’t let its classic appearance fool you, Trainers! The Venusaur Tera Raid in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet is a real challenge, packing a powerful punch and unexpected moves. Here’s what you need to know to emerge victorious.

How to Defeat Venusaur Tera Raid in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

Venusaur Moveset

For this Tera Raid, Venusaur sheds its Grass-type for a Ground-type Tera Type, meaning your usual Grass-type counters won’t be effective. This formidable foe boasts an expanded moveset, including:

  • Tera Type: Ground
  • Ability: Chlorophyll
  • Moves: Sunny Day, Growth, Petal Blizzard, Giga Drain, Amnesia, Sludge Bomb, Earth Power

In my experience, Venusaur spams the powerful Petal Blizzard, dealing significant damage. It also has access to Sludge Bomb, threatening any unsuspecting Fire, Grass, or Fairy-type Pokemon.

Best Counter Build

While surprising, Chesnaught proves to be a valuable asset in this battle. Here’s the recommended build:

  • Tera Type: Grass
  • Nature: Adamant
  • Ability: Bulletproof (crucial for this battle)
  • Held Item: Shell Bell
  • EV Spread: 252 ATK, 252 HP
  • Moveset: Wood Hammer (replaceable), Spiky Shield, Seed Bomb, Swords Dance

Pokemon Scarlet Violet Venusaur Tera Raid
Key Points to Remember:

  1. Bulletproof Ability: This crucial ability protects Chesnaught from Venusaur’s Sludge Bomb, rendering it ineffective. Don’t get fooled by the Grass typing – it’s the Bulletproof ability that truly shines here.
  2. Focus on Spiky Shield and Swords Dance: While Wood Hammer offers power, the true MVPs are Spiky Shield and Swords Dance. Utilize Spiky Shield to boost your defenses and then unleash the offensive power of Swords Dance.
  3. Terrastalize and Seal the Deal: Once your stats are boosted, Terrastalize Chesnaught and spam Seed Bomb to secure victory.

Solo Challenge: Possible, But Difficult

While I haven’t successfully soloed this raid with Chesnaught yet, it seems achievable with good luck and AI teammates who don’t faint frequently.

Reports suggest Hisuian Goodra with Sap Sipper ability and an Air Balloon held item might be successful. However, this Pokemon is only available through Pokemon Home in Scarlet & Violet.


Defeating this 7-Star Tera Raid grants you a Venusaur with the Mightiest Mark and its Hidden Ability, Chlorophyll.

Venusaur proves to be a formidable opponent, showcasing the potential strength of iconic Gen I Pokemon in this new raid format. With the right strategy and a bit of luck, you can conquer this floral challenge and claim victory!