Best Iron Hands Tera Raid Build Pokemon Scarlet And Violet

Best Iron Hands Tera Raid Build Pokemon Scarlet And Violet
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Written by 

Ben Williams


7th Dec 2022 10:47

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 Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

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The best Iron Hands Tera Raid build in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet is as follows: 

  • Ability: Quark Drive
  • Nature: Adamant
  • Tera Type: Fighting
  • Hold Item: Booster Energy
  • EVs: 252 Attack, 252 HP, 4 SP. Def
  • Moveset: Belly Drum, Close Combat, Drain Punch, Thunder Punch

Although it's Iron Hand's only ability, Quark Drive should not be underestimated. Whilst holding Booster Energy, which you can get when catching Iron Hands as a 5% Wild Hold Item, its highest stat - in this build being Attack - will be boosted by 30%

To that effect, EVs should be invested into mainly HP as well as Attack - along with the last few into SP. Def to cement that tank versatility against super-effective Psychic, Fairy, and Flying attacks. This is where the Adamant nature comes in, to help ensure Attack remains as Iron Hand's highest stat to get the Booster Energy, even though HP will have the same amount of EVs invested, whilst reducing the redundant SP. Atk stat.

As soon as the battle starts, you need to use Belly Drum right away to increase Iron Hand's Attack by six stages. Even though this costs Iron Hands half its HP, using Drain Punch next will recover even more than normal thanks to the various Attack stat boosts. 

Along with Close Combat and Thunder Punch for when Iron Hands isn't terastalised, Iron Hands is set to deal incredible STAB damage on multiple fronts. However, if you're going into Tera Raids against Ground or Dragon-Types, like December's Dragon Tera-Type Charizard Raid, you should switch out Thunder Punch for Ice Punch

With that, you are now equipped with everything you need to know about the best Iron Hands Tera Raid build in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. Whilst you're here, check out the best Tera Raid build for Azumarill. Alternatively, find out where you can get the elusive Shell Bell

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