When it comes to six-star or seven-star Tera Raids in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, the Fighting/Electric-Type Iron Hands can be an absolute powerhouse with the right build. So, let’s get into the best Iron Hands Tera Raid build.
Best Iron Hands Tera Raid Build
To start, Iron Hands only comes with one ability, Quark Drive, and it’s fantastic. While Electric Terrain is active or it is holding Booster Energy (5% chance Wild Hold Item), Iron Hands’ highest stat is boosted by 30%. So, if you EV train your Iron Hands to focus mainly on Attack, you’ll already be capable of dealing massive damage.
However, you should also focus additional EVs towards HP, and the last few to SP. Def to increase its tank durability. To complement this, you should make sure your Iron Hands is of Adamant Nature, to further increase its Attack whilst decreasing the redundant SP. ATK.
What’s more, your Iron Hands should not only have a Fighting Tera Type for STAB (same type attack bonus) damage. When starting the battle, the most move you’ll want Iron Hands to use is Belly Drum to raise its Attack by six levels.
Next, use Drain Punch to recover the HP used as a cost to Belly Drum. With Close Combat and Thunder Punch in the remaining slots, you’ll have room for more STAB damage when Iron Hands isn’t terastalized. With the EVs you invested into HP and SP. Def, this should help supplement the lost Defense and SP. Def stats lost by using Close Combat.
In Summary, the best Iron Hands Tera Raid build is as follows:
- Nature: Adamant
- Ability: Quark Drive
- Hold Item: Booster Energy
- Tera Type: Fighting
- Moveset: Drain Punch, Belly Drum, Close Combat, Thunder Punch
- EVs: 252 Attack, 252 HP, 4 SP. Def
For even the most high-level Tera Raids, this is one of the most offensive Attack builds you can find for Scarlet and Violet – with fantastic Tank versatility to boot. However, if you are using your Iron Hands in the highly anticipated Dragon-Type Charizard Tera Raid during December 2022, you should replace Thunder Punch with Ice Punch.
- Find out how Iron Hands can learn Belly Drum.
That’s a wrap on everything you need to know for the best Iron Hands Tera Raid build in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. If you’re still completing your Pokedex, find out how to get Chien-Pao. In addition, you can also learn how to get Bottlecaps in Scarlet and Violet.
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