How to find the Greninja Tera Raid in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

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This is your chance to find Greninja in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet, as the weekend events have begun. You’ll have two chances in total, so don’t miss your opportunity to grab it! Here’s how to start (and finish) the process of unlocking it, and how to locate it.

Here are when the Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Greninja events start

  • January 27-January 28, 2023
  • February 10-February 12, 2023

First you need to unlock high-end raids

If you haven’t already, finish up the game (quick, you only have a few more days!), and clear the required post-game questline. This will enable seven-star raids, which can be found on the world map or joined via online play.

We have a full guide on how to unlock them here.

Locate the Greninja raid on the main map, and host a raid yourself

When you have the proper requirements unlocked, seven-star raids will appear on your map. You can locate them via flashing poison icons (more info on how to discern specific icons here).

Just head there and interact with the raid den to start a Tera Raid battle. You’ll want to go online, and use strong Pokemon for seven-star raids: preferably at level 100.

Search for a Greninja raid, even if you don’t have one available

Alternatively, if you don’t want to host a raid (or don’t have any available to trigger), you can search for them online.

Connect to the internet, then select the Poke Portal in the main menu. Select Tera Raid Battle, then search for a Greninja on the list (image silhouette above). As soon as you see it click it: as you’ll get a lot of competition from would-be players trying to join. If no Greninja raids show up, wait for the “check for new postings” sign to light up: then press X to search again.

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