Pokemon Scarlet & Violet: How to Unlock 6 Star Raids

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If you think Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are a bit too easy, you might want to look into 6-star raids. These Tera Raids are the game’s most difficult challenge, and you must have the best Pokemon to ensure victory. They’re so hard you can’t even access them until you beat the game!

We’d like to say a big thank you to Serebii for this guide, as they’ve cataloged many of the rewards and Pokemon you can fight during 6-star raids.

How to Unlock 6 Star Raids.

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet: How to Unlock 6 Star Raids

How to unlock 5 star raids

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Before you even think about unlocking 6 star raids, you need to unlock the stage before that.

If you’ve been walking around the Paldea region, chances are you’ve examined many of the Tera Raid Crystals scattered across the land. These are all 1, 2, 3, and 4 star raids. However, once you beat the game and get past the credits, you’ll find that some of those crystals now have a 5-star rating.

5-star raids are a lot of harder than the previous ones, and you need strong, high-level Pokemon to defeat them. They’re worth doing though, as you’ll often get Herba Mystica from them, which you’ll need if you want to make Shiny Boosting Sandwiches.

How to unlock 6 star raids

Once you’re in the Scarlet & Violet post-game and confirmed that there are 5-star raids in the region, you’ll be able to unlock the game’s most difficult content.

First, you must rematch all eight Gym Leaders on behalf of Geeta. Next you need to beat the first Academy Ace Tournament. Finally, you must have hosted a series of 5-star raids.

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Once you’ve done all these things, you’ll get a call from Jacq, your homeroom teacher. He will tell you that some more powerful raids have appeared in the region and that he needs your help to investigate them.

How to find a 6 star raid

Unfortunately, there’s no easy way to find a 6-star raid. You have to find them by looking for the raid markers on the map. You may also need to host more raids with friends before they appear.

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Find the crystal you want to try in the overworld and examine it – the map and color of the crystal will tell you what type it is. You can also tell what star level it is by examining the crystal.

Once you’ve found a 6-star raid, make sure you take your best Pokemon with you – we recommend anything above level 90.

6-Star Raid Rewards

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While some people might just enjoy the challenge of 6-star raids, the real reason you’ll want to do them is for the rewards.

EXP Candies, Rare Candies, Tera Shards, Feathers, Mints, Sellable Items, Bottle Caps, and crafting materials for crafting TMs are just a few of the rewards you can get from victory. Also, you have a chance to catch the Tera Pokémon if you win.

And that’s your sorted endgame content! Check out our Pokemon Scarlet and Violet walkthrough guides for all the info you need on your Paldean adventure!

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