Set to arrive on July 6th
Delphox with the Mightiest Mark is coming to Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet black crystal Tera Raid Battles! You can try putting a stop to Delphox’s Mystical Fire from Thursday, July 6, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. to Sunday, July 9, 2023, at 4:59 p.m. PDT, then again from Thursday, July 13, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. to Sunday, July 16, 2023, at 4:59 p.m. PDT. Delphox cannot normally be encountered in Paldea, and the Delphox appearing during this event has Fairy as its Tera Type. Be prepared—this Pokémon is a formidable foe, and it’s got the Mightiest Mark to prove it!
When choosing which Pokémon to send into a 7-star Tera Raid Battle, it’s important to plan for your opponent’s original type as well as its Tera Type. Although Poison- and Steel-type moves are usually a Fairy-type Pokémon’s worst nightmare, keep in mind that any Fire- or Psychic-type moves known by Fairy–Tera Type Delphox will benefit from a same-type attack bonus on top of being super effective against Poison- or Steel-type Pokémon.
For the opportunity to encounter this Pokémon in Tera Raid Battles, you’ll need to have downloaded the latest Poké Portal News. You can do this by selecting Poké Portal in the X menu, then Mystery Gift, then Get Poké Portal News. After that, whenever you see a sparkling pillar of light shining from a Tera Raid crystal, you can walk up to the crystal and interact with it to start a Tera Raid Battle with a Tera Pokémon.
To challenge Delphox, Trainers will need to either complete the postgame events that follow the main story or join a 7-star Tera Raid Battle hosted by a Trainer who has completed those events. This special Delphox can be caught only once per save data. You can still participate in Tera Raid Battles against this Delphox if you’ve already caught it to obtain other rewards—including significant amounts of Exp. Candy for leveling up your Pokémon, treasures that can be sold at Pokémon Centers, items for improving your Pokémon’s stats, and Fairy Tera Shards for changing your Pokémon’s Tera Type.
Be warned: Delphox is certain to put up a tough fight. If you’re looking for more tips on how to defeat this powerful Pokémon, head on over to our Tera Raid Battle Tips article. Learn the ins and outs of Tera Raid Battles in the Paldea region so that you never miss a chance to catch a powerful Pokémon or earn handsome rewards.