Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: The best Ditto Tera raid counters

Ditto will appear in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet as a five-star Tera Raid Battle for a limited time. You have a chance to face off against this deadly opponent and there is a good chance that the Ditto you catch in these fights will have at least five perfect IVs.

For any player looking for a perfect Ditto for breeding Pokémon, this is a prime opportunity to add this Pokémon to their collection. You should bring an appropriate team to bring it down. Here’s what you need to know about the best Pokemon to counter the Ditto Tera Raid in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

How to beat Ditto Tera Raids in Scarlet & Violet

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Unlike the other Pokémon that appear in the Scarlet & Violet Tera Raids, Ditto can be any Tera type, which means you’ll have to swap out your team based on the Tera-type you’re up against. Depending on the Ditto you’re facing, the same team isn’t always the best, so be flexible. Ditto appears in these Tera Raids April 7, 2023 at 8 p.m. ET through April 9, 2023next to samurot.

However, since it’s a Ditto, the only thing it knows how to use is the “transform” motion. It becomes one of your team’s Pokémon, copying its stats, skills, and attacks. You should choose a Pokemon to face off against and hope it chooses it to fight your team. Ditto exclusively transforms into the Raid Host’s Pokemon.

Best Pokemon counters for Ditto Tera Raids

As a raid host, some of the best Pokemon to choose against are Pokemon that can do little to no damage to your team. These include the use of a Magikarp, another Ditto, Shroodle, Lechonk, Tarountula, or Wiglett. Again, make sure you’re the raid host for Ditto to transform into your Pokemon.

One of the best decisions you can make is that your Pokémon is a level one Magikarp. This will be an extremely clean fight as the only move it should know is Splash and any Electric or Grass-type attack can easily knock it out. It shouldn’t put up much combat either.

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The next option you can use is a level 1 ditto. Similar to the Tera Raid Ditto, the only move it knows is Polymorph, meaning it will constantly use it against other Pokemon in battle. However, at level one it shouldn’t take too long when fighting your allies.

The next option you can choose is Shroodle, a Poison and Normal-type Pokemon. It’s weak to Psychic or Ground-type attacks, but takes normal damage from almost anything except Grass, Poison, Bug, or Fairy-type attacks. At level one, don’t expect too much from a fight.

Our next recommendation is level one Lechonk, a Normal-type Pokemon. As a Normal-type, Lechonk is weak to Fighting-type attacks, making it an easy target for your opponents to take down, especially when entering this fight at level one. However, it should normally take damage from everything else except Ghost attacks.

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Another option is Tarountula, a Bug Pokémon that you can find in Scarlet & Violet’s Southern Province region (Area One). It’s a common Pokemon that you can find and level up for this encounter, and it will be weak to Fire, Flying, or Rock-type attacks, giving your allies plenty of options to make short work of this Pokemon close.

The last choice will be Wiglett, a water-type Pokémon. A low-level Wiglett shouldn’t be too taxing for your team to take down, and there are several options you can choose to fight against, similar to Magikarp where you can use Electric or Grass-type attacks to deal with it to defeat it.

After defeating Ditto in the Tera Raid battle, all players can catch this Pokémon. This Ditto is guaranteed to have at least five perfect IVs, but some players might even be lucky enough to get six, making it an ideal Ditto to breed.

Curtis Crabtree

Curtis Crabtree is a 24ssports U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Curtis Crabtree joined 24ssports in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: curtiscrabtree@24ssports.com.

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