Pokemon Scarlet and Violet‘s next round of high-level Tera Raids will feature a certain famous ninja-like creature. Bringing in the popular Pokemon from X and Y, Scarlet and Violet will host a Greninja Tera Raid. The raid is scheduled for January 27 through January 30, 2023, and will repeat on February 10 through 13, 2023 [Thanks, Game Watch!].
The Pokemon SV Greninja Tera Raid is classed as a 7-Star encounter, with a level 100 target. Like other raids, up to four players will be able to cooperate to capture the powerful Pokemon, who is not normally available in the Paldea region. This Greninja’s Tera type is Poison, and it bears the “Mightiest Mark”, meaning that only one Greninja per save file can be captured. Players who choose to participate after capturing their Greninja can still receive other rewards from the Greninja Tera Raid, though. For those who won’t be able to join the currently set schedules, the raid may reappear in the future, though the schedule is not set beyond what’s been announced.
Greninja is also known as “Gekkouga” in Japan. Evolved from the Frogadier, Greninja is the final form of Froakie, the Water-type starter for Pokemon X and Y. This prominent placement in the Pokemon “Generation VI” lineup ensured Greninja’s wide popularity. It can compress water into sharp-edged “throwing stars” capable of cutting metal. Greninja also famously appeared in the Pokemon anime, where it used the Battle Bond ability to transition into a stronger form that incorporated aspects based on its trainer, Ash Ketchum. The ability became the signature move of Greninja when it appeared in Pokemon Sun and Moon.
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are available on the Nintendo Switch. The Greninja Tera Raid battle kicks off on January 27, 2023, and again on February 10 to 13. A special Valentine’s Day Tandemaus Tera Raid is also planned.