Best Counters for The Iron Leaves Virizion Tera Raid in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

The best counters to the Virizion Iron Leaves Tera Raid.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet have two new Tera Raids available in the game. The Walking Wake Suicune in Pokemon Scarlet and the Iron Leaves Virizion in Pokemon Violet. These five-star Tera Raids will run until March 12, 2023. Here are the best counters for the Iron Leaves Virizion Tera Raid in Pokemon Violet.

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Best Counters for The Iron Leaves Virizion Tera Raid in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Iron Leaves is level 75, and since it’s a five-star Tera Raid, it’s not as tricky as the previous seven-star Tera Raids featuring Charizard, Cinderace, Pikachu, and Greninja.

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Iron Leaves is a Psychic Tera Type with grass moves to mix it up. While not entirely a brutal fight, Iron Leaves uses Swords Dance to increase its attack power, making it hit like a goddamn freight train.

Dealing damage to Iron leaves isn’t the problem; it’s staying alive. You’ll want to bring a Pokemon that can tank some hits while being able to deal a solid amount of damage to Iron Leaves.

A Pokemon like Ceruledge is an excellent option because it will negate psychic attacks like Psyblade that Iron Leaves uses. Pair that with Dark-type moves to make quick work of Iron Leaves.

Skeledirge is also a solid option that you probably have at a high level already. Its Ghost/Fire type put it in a similar category as Ceruledge.

If either of these Pokemon is at level 75 or above, you should be fine to do this solo or with random players.

Houndoom with a Dark Tera Type is also a great contender for this fight. Using moves like Foul Play can make swift work of Iron Leaves. While Houndoom’s defense stat isn’t great, you can bump it up with some EV training if you really don’t have a lot of other options.

Using pure Dark types is a bad move because of Iron Leaves’ Megahorn attack, which will be critical against a pure Dark type. Having the dual split like Skeledirge, Houndoom, and Ceruledge will negate that and give you a fighting chance.

That’s what you need to know for the best counters for Iron leaves Virizion Tera Raid in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. Check out the Pokemon Scarlet and Violet DLC announced.

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