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Greninja 7 Star Tera Raid Guide – Weakness, Best Counters, End Date

Greninja will have a Poison Tera-Type during this 7 Star Tera Raid, which makes it weak to Ground and Psychic attacks.

With this in mind, you should avoid taking Fighting, Poison, Bug, Grass, or Fairy Pokemon to this Raid, as these move types only deal half damage to Poison types.

WeaknessesResistances
GroundFighting
PsychicPoison
Bug
Grass
Fairy

When Greninja is not Terastalized, it has a Water/Dark type, so your mons will also have to be prepared for attacks of those two types!

Best Counters to Use Against Greninja 7 Star Tera Raid

Greninja is likely to have Water, Dark, and Poison moves. For this reason, the following Pokemon could make great counters for this 7-Star Raid:

The Greninja 7 Star Raid has now officially launched. This article is currently updated to reflect the best counters for its moveset.

Slowbro

Slowbro Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
  • Moves
  • Possible Additional Moves
    • Psychic
    • Heal Pulse
    • Light Screen
    • Psychic Terrain
  • Nature
    • Modest
  • Ability
    • Own Tempo
  • Tera Type
    • Any Tera Type
  • Hold Item
    • Life Orb
  • Level
    • 100

Pros

  • Slowbro can deliver immense damage when combining Nasty Plot with Stored Power.
  • Additionally, it gets a STAB 1.5x damage increase with Stored Power, which is super effective against Greninja’s Poison Tera-Type in this 7 Star Raid.

Cons

  • Night Slash can easily land Critical Hits. However, Greninja mostly uses Hydro Pump, especially after its Attack has been lowered.

Strategy

  • The Slowbro strategy consists of boosting stats in a set order and then using Stored Power to unleash a massive attack with the possibility of a one-hit KO. We have a whole guide dedicated to this useful Nasty Plot Slowbro build!

Gastrodon

Gastrodon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
  • Moves
    • Recover
    • Earth Power
    • Helping Hand
    • Amnesia
  • Possible Additional Moves
    • Earthquake
    • Protect
    • Acid Armor (Egg Move)
    • Yawn (Egg Move)
  • Nature
    • Modest
  • Ability
    • Storm Drain
  • Tera Type
    • Ground
  • Hold Item
    • Wiki Berry or Leftovers
  • Level
    • 100

Pros

  • Gastrodon’s Water and Ground type combo is perfect for covering most of the possible attack types Greninja could have.
  • Storm Drain is a perfect ability to counter this Greninja 7 Star Tera Raid, as it will make Gastrodon immune to Water-type attacks and boost its Sp. Atk. for every Water attack used in battle.
  • Gastrodon has a decent HP base stat, and if you add Acid Armor to the mix, it could become quite challenging for Greninja to wipe it out of battle.

Cons

  • Gastrodon can take a bit longer to chip off Greninja’s shields and health, so it might not be the ideal build to counter this Greninja Raid solo. This build works better if you are working together with friends that pursue a more offensive approach.

Strategy

  • The strategy with Gastrodon is starting with Amnesia or Acid Armor to boost Defense or Sp. Def stats from the get-go. Then, you can move on with Earth Power and Recover as needed.
  • Mid-battle, Greninja will reset all stat changes, so it’s a good idea to do another Amnesia or Acid Armor at this point.
  • If you want to play a support role in this Raid, you can also do Helping Hand and Recover as needed.

Klefki

Klefki Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
  • Moves
    • Sunny Day (TM)
    • Calm Mind (TM)
    • Light Screen (TM)
    • Stored Power (TM)
  • Possible Additional Moves
  • Nature
    • Calm or Bold
  • Ability
    • Prankster
  • Tera Type
    • Steel
  • Hold Item
    • Light Clay
  • Level
    • 100

Pros

  • The combination of Steel and Fairy is excellent as a counter for the Greninja 7 Star Raid as it grants immunity to the Poison status.
  • Despite not being a Psychic Pokemon, Klefki has a vast repertoire of this type of moves, making it super effective against Greninja’s Poison Tera-Type.
  • Klefki can have the Prankster ability, which helps prioritize Status moves like Light Screen or Reflect in battle. Additionally, using Light Clay can extend the duration of these moves. This can significantly benefit the user and the whole Raid party, making this mon a great support ally.

Cons

  • Klefki’s stats are not great by any means, especially its HP base stat.
  • You might depend on Defense or Special Defense boosting moves to avoid fainting in battle. Nonetheless, Stored Power can benefit from these buffs, transforming them into an opportunity to attack later in battle.
  • This Pokemon is not the best option to solo this Raid. It works much better if accompanied by a team that compliments this strategy, and it is more suitable as a support role when paired with Sunny Day and Light Screen/Reflect.

Strategy

  • If you want an offensive strategy with Klefki, start with Light Screen or Reflect to shield you and your party from damage. Move forward with several Calm Minds to boost Sp. Atk. and Sp. Def. Once you have spammed at least three of them, you can start attacking with Stored Power. When status changes are reset mid-battle, you will have to boost again.
  • For a more supportive and defensive approach, start with Light Screen or Reflect, and continue with Sunny Day to reduce the damage from Water attacks. Follow these moves with a few Metal Sound moves to decrease Greninja’s Sp. Def., allowing your party to land more damage. Refresh Light Screen or Reflect as needed.

Clodsire

Clodsire Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
  • Moves
    • Earthquake
    • Amnesia
    • Acid Spray
    • Recover (Egg Move) or Helping Hand
  • Possible Additional Moves
    • Earth Power
    • Curse
  • Nature
    • Adamant or Careful
  • Ability
    • Water Absorb
  • Tera Type
    • Steel
  • Hold Item
    • Black Sludge
  • Level
    • 100

Pros

  • Clodsire could be a great counter since it has an immunity to the Poison status for its type and gets STAB 1.5x damage boost for Ground-type moves, which are super effective against Greninja in this 7 Star Tera Raid.
  • Water Absorb heals this Pokemon every time it gets hit by a Water-type move instead of causing damage.

Cons

  • Greninja has Ice Beam during this Raid, but it rarely uses this move, especially if its attack is lowered.

Strategy

  • You can boost your Sp. Def with Amnesia, move forward with Acid Spay to lower Greninja’s Sp. Def. and finally, land super effective Earthquake moves. If you have Recover, you can heal as needed.

Greninja Tera Raid Level & Moveset

  • Level: 100
  • Moveset:
    • Gunk Shot (Poison)
    • Hydro Pump (Water)
    • Ice Beam (Ice)
    • Night Slash (Dark)
  • Extra Moves:
    • Toxic Spikes (Poison)
    • Double Team (Normal)
  • Ability: Protean
The Greninja 7 Star Raid has now officially launched. This article has been updated to reflect its moveset.
Greninja Raid Battle Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Greninja Tera Raid Drops

Regular Drops

  • 6 x Exp. Candy L
  • 4 x Exp. Candy XL
  • 5 x Carbos
  • 10 x Tera Shards
  • 5 x Tera Shards (Host Only)
  • 1 x TM091 Toxic Spikes (Only Once)
  • 1 x Ability Patch (Only Once)

Possible Bonus Drops

  • 3 x Exp. Candy L (15% Chance)
  • 5 x Exp. Candy XL (23% Chance)
  • 2 x Exp Candy XL (5% Chance)
  • 2 x Rare Candy (10% Chance)
  • 5 x Carbos (10% Chance)
  • 2 x Star Piece (10% Chance)
  • 1 x Comet Shard (2% Chance)
  • 2 x Nugget (5% Chance)
  • 1 x Sassy Mint (3% Chance)
  • 1 x PP Up (5% Chance)
  • 1 x Bottle Cap (4% Chance)
  • 5 x Tera Shards (5% Chance)
  • 1 x Ability Capsule (2% Chance)
  • 1 x Ability Patch (1% Chance)
Greninja Raid Counter Slowbro Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Greninja Tera Raid Battle Start & End Date

The first round of the Greninja 7 Star Tera Raid Battle started on Friday, January 27, and ends on Sunday, January 29, 2023, with the second round taking place from February 10 to February 12, 2023.

It is worth noting that Greninja will have the same mark, ability, moves, and level regardless of when it is caught. So you can catch this Pokemon in any of the two rounds and still have the same results.

  • The first Greninja Tera Raid Battle Round has already started and will end on Sunday, January 29.
  • The second and last Greninja Tera Raid Battle Round starts in

Despite this being a unique chance to get Greninja in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, Game Freak has been clear that this mon’ could be featured in future events or obtainable through other methods.

Greninja Pokemon Scarlet and Violet 7 Star Raid

Share your thoughts, or ask a question:
Comments 4

Thursday 19th of January 2023

its not going to be battle bond.

Wednesday 18th of January 2023

Cant u just use amoong us and put the greninja to sleep and then have your friend use the slowbro strategy?

W

Friday 20th of January 2023

Greninja would wake up automatically, putting it to sleep is a wasteful move. Once asleep 4 turns will have passed

Thursday 19th of January 2023

good plan

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