For a brief period, Charizard will appear in Tera Raid battles in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. The Charizard you encounter in these battles will be the same, so don’t expect it to change, similar to Tera’s other attacks you’re picking up in the Paldea region. There is a winning strategy you can choose to make this work. Here’s what you need to know about all of Charizard’s weaknesses in the Tera Raid battle against top Pokemon counters in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.
How to Beat Charizard – All of Charizard’s Weaknesses in Tera Raids
Normally, Charizard is a Fire and Flying type Pokémon. However, for these attacks, it will be a Tera Dragon-type, meaning it will be treated as a pure Dragon-type Pokémon. A Dragon-type Pokémon is weak to Ice, Dragon, and Fairy-type moves. It will be resistant to Fire, Water, Electric and Grass type attacks. You want to focus primarily on using Ice or Fairy-type Pokemon. If you use other Dragon-type Pokémon, they will suffer the same weakness as Charizard if Charizard uses a Dragon-type move during this battle.
The Best Pokemon Counters for Charizard in Tera Raids in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
The best Pokemon to use against Charizard will be Azumarill, Dachsbun, and Grimmsnarl.
Azumarill is a Water and Fairy-type Pokémon. It is an ideal choice against Charizard. It is immune to any Dragon-type move it uses because it is a Fairy-type and it is resistant to any Fire-type move Charizard uses. However, any Flying-type moves that Charizard uses take full damage, but those won’t be as strong, and Charizard’s Fire-type moves are likely the main culprits for doing the most damage. The best moves to teach Azumarill will be Play Rough, Disarming Voice, Draining Kiss, Misty Terrain, Water Pulse, and you might consider using Rain Dance to reduce the effectiveness of Charizard’s Fire-type moves.
Next up is Dachsbun, a Fairy-type that debuts in the Paldea region. Like Azumarill, it is immune to any Dragon-type moves Charizard uses, as well as being immune to its Fire-type moves thanks to its Well-Baked Body ability. However, Flying-type moves will deal full damage. It might not be the best option considering Azumarill’s cast range, but it’s a candidate worth considering because it can use a few more Fairy-type moves than Azumarill can use in combat. The best moves to teach Dachsbun are Dazzling Gleam, Draining Kiss, Play Rough, Misty Terrain, Tera Blast if you use Dachsbun’s Tera Form, and Ice Fang. Mud Slap also gets a commendation for its ability to constantly reduce Charizard’s accuracy.
Our final Pokemon recommendation will be Grimmsnarl, a Fairy and Dark-type Pokemon that appears in Paldea. It will be immune to Fairy-type moves and will take full damage from Fire- and Flying-type moves during this battle. We recommend giving her a Fairy-type Tera before entering this encounter. The best moves to teach Grimmsnarl will be Play Rough, Draining Kiss, Dazzling Gleam, Misty Terrain, Ice Punch, and Spirit Break.
When you defeat Charizard in a Tera Raid, you’ll have a chance to pick it up. However, you can only catch a Charizard during Tera Raid battle events.