Zachary William 2024-01-23 09:00

Upcoming Five-Star Tera Raids: Flutter Mane and Iron Jugulis Challenge Trainers in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

As the intense seven-star Blaziken Tera raid comes to a close, Pokemon Scarlet and Violet players are presented with a new challenge in the form of five-star Tera raids featuring two unique Paradox Pokemon. Each version of the game will offer its own special encounter; those playing Pokemon Scarlet will go up against Flutter Mane, while Pokemon Violet players face Iron Jugulis. These special raid events are set to start on Thursday, January 25, at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time and will conclude on Sunday, January 28, at 6:59 p.m. Eastern Time.

The Blaziken raid, which marked the debut of the Hoenn region's starter Pokemon in a high-tier raid in 2024, has been a major event for trainers. Despite Blaziken's powerful arsenal, players have devised strategies to effectively defeat the Flame Pokemon. The next seven-star raid is still anticipated, but until then, trainers have the chance to test their skills against a new duo of formidable adversaries.

For this encounter, both Flutter Mane and Iron Jugulis will be at level 75, boasting random Tera types that add an element of surprise. Normally, Flutter Mane is recognized for its Ghost and Fairy typing, while Iron Jugulis embodies the Dark and Flying types. Each is equipped with its unique abilities—Photosynthesis for Flutter Mane and Quark Drive for Iron Jugulis—which enhance their performance during battle. The attacks these Paradox Pokemon wield in combat are influenced by their primary types.

The previous Paradox Pokemon to star in a Tera raid was Iron Bundle the Unrivaled, during the Christmas Seven-star Tera raid battle. This upcoming raid presents Flutter Mane, a Pokemon with an outstanding special attack, special defense, and speed, but it falls short in its physical defense and HP. On the other hand, Iron Jugulis poses a broader challenge with a more balanced defense combined with a high special attack and impressive speed.

Trainers gearing up for the Flutter Mane encounter would do well to use sturdy special defense-oriented Pokemon such as Blissey or Slowbro to withstand its powerful moves. In contrast, when facing Iron Jugulis, players should prepare to counter its likely Dark, Flying, and Electric-type attacks with appropriate strategic counters.

Beyond the excitement of the battle, these Tera raids afford trainers the opportunity to catch these Paradox Pokemon with desired Tera types, offering more versatility for their teams. With each passing event, anticipation grows for what The Pokemon Company has in store for future raid battles.