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Best Slowbro Nasty Plot Tera Raid Build – Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

Slowbro with Nasty Plot and other complementary attacks is the ideal build to beat even the toughest Raids in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, like the Cinderace Tera Raid.

The Cinderace 7 Star Tera Raid can be challenging, but it can easily be conquered if you have the right Pokemon. Slowbro, due to its Water-Psychic type, is a perfect counter to Cinderace’s moveset.

To raise the chance of defeating Cinderace or any other Tera Raid Pokemon, Slowbro can become even more powerful with the right moves, items, and stat boost strategy.

The Nasty Plot build makes Slowbro a force to be reckoned with and almost guarantees to conquer this, and many other challenging Raids on a single try and even solo!

Best Slowbro Nasty Plot Build for Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Raids

The best Nasty Plot Slowbro build for Tera Raids in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet requires:

  • Attacks:
  • Trained EVs:
    • 4 HP
    • 252 Defense*
    • 252 Sp. Atk.
  • Held Item: Life Orb
  • Nature: Modest Nature
  • Ability: Any Ability
  • Tera Type: Any Tera Type
  • Recommended Level: 100

Pro-Tip: If you want to make this Slowbro Nasty Plot build somewhat more flexible for Raids that involve receiving many Special Attacks, you can train the HP EVs instead of the Defense.

Tera Raid Nasty Plot Slowbro Build Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Stats

Where Can I Find the Nasty Plot, Stored Power, & Iron Defense TMs

You can find the Nasty Plot, Stored Power, and Iron Defense TMs in the following overworld locations in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet:

Nasty Plot TM near research station 2 Pokemon Scarlet Violet
  • Stored Power:
    • West of the Los Platos (East) Pokemon Center, in a corner near a rock. For additional locations of this TM, follow our Stored Power guide.
Stored Power TM Location Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
  • Iron Defense:
    • East of the East Province (Area Three) Pokemon Center, in a small recessed basin area.
Iron Defense TM Location Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Where Can I Find the Life Orb Held Item

You can find and pick up the Life Orb held item on a small island west of the Casseroya Lake (Islet). This is the exact location where you face the False Dragon Titan.

Additionally, you can purchase Life Orbs at the Delibird Presents shop located in Mesagoza for 50,000 Poke Dollars.

Life Orb Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Location

How Can I Teach Slowbro Nasty Plot, Stored Power, & Iron Defense

To teach Slowbro Nasty Plot, Stored Power, and Iron Defense in Scarlet and Violet, you will need a TM for each move.

Once you have all TMs, use each of them from the Move and Stats section in the Pokemon Status Summary to teach the move.

  • Press the “X” button to open the Main Menu.
  • Use the D-Pad and move to your Slowbro.
  • Select it with the “A” button and select the “Check summary” option.
Slowbro Summary Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
  • Once the “Pokemon Status Summary” menu shows up, press the right on your D-Pad to access the “Move and Stats” section.
  • Press the “A” button to access the “Change Moves” menu.
  • Select “Use TMs to learn moves.”
Use TMs to Learn Moves Slowbro Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
  • Move along the list and find the TM you want to teach your Slowbro, in this case, Nasty Plot, Iron Defense, or Stored Power.
  • If your Slowbro already knows four attacks, the game will ask you to select which move should be forgotten to learn the new one.
Teach Nasty Plot TM Slowbro Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
  • Select the attack you want to forget and confirm by selecting “Yes.”
  • Now, your Slowbro will know a new attack. Remember to repeat this process for each TM you want to teach your Pokemon.
Slowbro Forget Move Teach Nasty Plot Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Best Slowbro Strategy for Tera Raids

The best strategy to one-shot and solo 6+ Stars Tera Raids in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet with the Slowbro build is using three Iron Defense, three Nasty Plot, a “Go all out!” Cheer, and end with Stored Power.

Iron Defense will give you enough Defense boost to withstand most Physical Attacks during the turns you need to build up the Sp. Atk. and Attack boosts with Nasty Plot and Cheering.

Once that is completed, Stored Power will gain 100% more power for every increased stat stage, releasing a powerful hit against your Tera Raid opponent.

6+ Star Raids Strategy

  • Use Iron Defense three times (+3 Defense)
  • Use Nasty Plot three times (+6 Special Attack)
  • Increase attack by Cheering a “Go all out!” (1.5x Attack Boost)
  • Attack with Stored Power for a one-hit KO
  • If the Tera Raid Pokemon nullifies your stat changes, you must start your buffs again from the first step.

5 Stars Raids Strategy

  • Use Iron Defense one time (two times max)
  • Use Nasty Plot three times
  • Increase attack by Cheering a “Go all out!”
  • Attack with Stored Power for a one-hit KO
  • If the Tera Raid Pokemon nullifies your stat changes, you must start your buffs again from the first step.

Strategy for Raids Below 5 Stars

  • Use Nasty Plot two to three times
  • Increase attack by Cheering a “Go all out!”
  • Attack with Stored Power for a one-hit KO
  • If the Tera Raid Pokemon nullifies your stat changes, you must start your buffs again from the first step.

Source: Austin John Plays

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