Pokémon Scarlet & Violet — In-Game Events

Apart from the Pokémon obtainable through the common methods, Pokémon Scarlet & Pokémon Violet feature periodical in-game events or Mystery Gift giveaways that let you catch rare Pokémon that would otherwise be very difficult or outright impossible to get.

Here you can find a list of these event Pokémon, so that you do not miss any possibility to use them, for example, in the VGC circuit!

Latest update: 5 December 2022. The first wave of the Charizard black-crystal Tera Raid Battle event is over! The Tyranitar & Salamence Tera Raid Battle events are announced!

Table of Contents

Pikachu (early-purchase bonus)

PokémonDetailsDatesObtention method
pikachu
Tera Type: Flying
This Pikachu knows the event-exclusive move Fly.18 Nov 2022
to
28 Feb 2023
Mystery Gift (Internet)

Tyranitar (Tera Raid Battle event, Scarlet exclusive)

PokémonDetailsDatesObtention method
tyranitar
Tera Type: various
Tyranitar will appear more frequently in 4★ and 5★ Tera Raid Battles, and they will have various Tera Types. Exclusive to Pokémon Scarlet.9–11 Dec 2022Tera Raid Battle event (4★, 5★)

Salamence (Tera Raid Battle event, Violet exclusive)

PokémonDetailsDatesObtention method
salamence Tera Type: variousSalamence will appear more frequently in 4★ and 5★ Tera Raid Battles, and they will have various Tera Types. Exclusive to Pokémon Violet.9–11 Dec 2022Tera Raid Battle event (4★, 5★)

Charizard (the Unrivaled)

PokémonDetailsDatesObtention method
charizard
Tera Type: Dragon
This Charizard has the Mightiest Mark.
It has perfect IVs and comes with this set.
2–4 Dec 2022;
16–18 Dec 2022
Black-crystal 7★ Tera Raid Battle (only one)

Past events

Eevee (“Eevee Spotlight” Tera Raid Battle event)
PokémonDetailsDatesObtention method
eevee
Tera Type: various
Eevee appeared more frequently in Tera Raid Battles, and they had various Tera Types.25–27 Nov 2022Tera Raid Battle event (1★ to 5★)


Victory Road