If you’re someone who finds Pokémon Scarlet and Violet a bit too easy, then you should look for 6-Star Raids. These Tera Raids are the toughest challenge in the game, and you’ll need to have the best Pokémon to secure victory. They’re so strong you can’t even reach them until you’ve beaten the game!
We’d like to say a huge thank you to Serebii for this guide, as they’ve cataloged many of the rewards and Pokémon you’ll be able to battle during 6-Star Raids.
Here’s how to unlock 6-Star Raids.
Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: How to Unlock 6-Star Raids
How to Unlock 5 Star Raids
Before you even think about unlocking 6-Star Raids, you need to unlock the level for it.
If you’ve been running around the Paldea region, you’ve probably researched many of the Tera Raid crystals that can be found scattered across the land. These are all 1, 2, 3 and 4 star Raids. However, once you beat the game and get past the credits, you’ll notice that some of these crystals now have a 5 star rating.
5 star raids are a lot more difficult than the last one, and you need strong, high-level Pokémon to beat them. They’re worth it, though, because they often give you Herba Mystica, which you’ll need if you want to make Shiny Boosting Sandwiches.
How to Unlock 6-Star Raids
Once you’re in Scarlet & Violet’s postgame and confirmed that there are 5-Star Raids in the region, you’ll be able to unlock the game’s hardest content.
First of all, you have to rematch all eight Gym Leaders on behalf of Geeta. Next you need to beat the first Academy Ace Tournament. Finally, you must have organized some 5-star Raids.
Once you’ve done all those things, you’ll get a call from Jacq, your homeroom teacher. He will tell you that more powerful raids have started in the region and he needs your help to investigate them.
How to find a 6 star strike
Unfortunately, there is no easy way to find a 6-Star Raid. You’ll have to find them by looking for the Raid markers on the map. You may also need to host more raids with friends before they appear.
Find the crystal you want to try in the overworld and examine it – the card and the color of the crystal will tell you what type it is. You will also be able to tell what star level it is when you examine the crystal.
If you’ve found a 6-Star Raid, make sure you bring your best Pokémon – we recommend anything above level 90.
6-Star Raid Rewards
While some people might just enjoy the challenge of 6-Star Raids, the real reason you’ll want to do them is for the rewards.
EXP Candy, Rare Candy, Tera Shards, Feathers, Mints, salable items, Bottle Caps, and crafting materials for making TMs are just some of the rewards you can get when you win. Moreover, you also have the chance to catch the Tera Pokémon if you win.
And that’s your end game content sorted! Check out our Pokémon Scarlet & Violet walkthrough guides for all the information you’ll need on your Paldean adventure!