Two competitive powerhouses available to challenge in Tera Raids.
This weekend only, battle Hydreigon and Dragapult in Four and Five Star Raids!
The Hydreigon and Dragapault raids will continue from Friday, January 6th through Sunday, January 8th. Both Pokémon are competitively viable, and will likely be popular raids up until their very last minutes. The boosted Tera Types for the two Pokémon are Steel for Hydreigon, and Dragon for Dragapult. The Steel Typing for Hydreigon not only counters its 4x weakness of Fairy by making it not very effective, but also type boosts Flash Canon — turning it into a complete Fairy counter.
The Dragon Typing for Dragapult not only boosts its Dragon Type moves, but also gets rid of one of Dragapult's biggest detriments in its Ghost typing. By getting rid of the Ghost typing, Dragapult no longer stands weak to Dark or Ghost type attacks.
The biggest Raid counter to use for the Hydreigon Raid is Belly Drum Iron Hands. It became popular early on in the Raid community of Scarlet and Violet, and is certainly viable here with it's super effective Fighting Type attacks. It is a similar case for Dragapult where Belly Drum Azumarill with Play Rough will do maximum damage with over 1000 Attack if Azumarill is trained fully.
For those who don't EV and fully train all of their Pokémon, any trainers that captured a Charizard during the early December Raid Event can use those powerful Fire Types for its Fire Blast and Focus Blast against Hydreigon, or its Dragon Pulse against Dragapult.
From both of these Pokémon, their Five Star Raids can reward players with some high value items. Ability Capsules, Tera Shards, and Bottle Caps. There are also Mints that can be rewarded to help change the captured Raid Pokémon's types as soon as you catch them. The best of rewards are all valuable to crafting yourself a perfect version of whichever Pokémon you capture and plan to use, making this a very replayable raid, and well worth it as well.