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How to Get Ability Patch in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Get ready for the real grind.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet try to make competitive Pokemon training even more accessible. As each generation goes on, the path to training a Pokemon for competitive play gets easier and easier as more mechanics to make information less obtuse are added. Ability Patches are another way players can ensure their Pokemon is at the top of their game. However, they’re not easy to come by. Here is how to get an Ability Patch in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

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How to Get Ability Patch in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Ability Patches allow Pokemon to change their regular ability into a rare ability. This is great for finding an exciting pairing or catching your opponent by surprise, especially with abilities that can work in tandem during double battles. To obtain an Ability Ptch, you’ll need to earn it by completing six-star Tera Raids, which can only be done after catching all 400 Pokemon in the Pokedex.

After completing the Pokedex, you’ll unlock six-star Tera Raids. From here, defeating them, which contain Pokemon of level 90, you’ll be able to earn Ability Patches. Here’s a full list of every six-star Tera raid in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet that will net you an Ability Patch.

  • Gengar
  • Tauros
  • Gyrados
  • Ditto
  • Vaporean
  • Jolteon
  • Flareon
  • Dragonite
  • Espeon
  • Umbreon
  • Slowking
  • Scizor
  • Heracross
  • Blissey
  • Tyranitar
  • Pelipper
  • Gardevoir
  • Breloom
  • Torkoal
  • Salamence
  • Staraptor
  • Garchomp
  • Hippowdon
  • Magnezone
  • Leafeon
  • Glaceon
  • Gallade
  • Amoonguss
  • Hazorus
  • Hydreigon
  • Volcarona
  • Talonflame
  • Dragalge
  • Clawitzer
  • Sylveon
  • Goodra
  • Avalugg
  • Lycanroc
  • Toxapex
  • Mimikyu
  • Corviknight
  • Pinchuchin
  • Frosmoth
  • Dragapult
  • Farigiraf
  • Dondozo
  • Revavroom
  • Orthworm
  • Maushold
  • Cetitan
  • Baxcalibur
  • Cyclizar
  • Pawmot
  • Kilowattrel
  • Bombirdier
  • Klawf
  • Garganacl
  • Glimmora
  • Grafaiai
  • Dachsbun
  • Mabosstiff
  • Tinkaton
  • Armarouge
  • Ceruledge
  • Toedscruel
  • Kingambit
  • Clodesire
  • Annihilape

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If you can defeat any of these Pokemon in a six-star Tera Raid found around Paldea, you will be given an Ability Patch for your efforts. Of course, you’ll need multiple if you want to change your entire party’s abilities, so be sure to have a team for all of the different Pokemon mentioned above.

That’s everything you need to know about how to get an Ability Patch in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. For more tips, tricks, and guides, be sure to check out Pirma Games. Here’s where to find Everstones in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.


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