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: 6 February 2023. The Armarouge & Ceruledge Tera Raid Battle event is over! More info has been released about the Tandemaus Tera Raid Battle event!

Table of Contents

Event Pokémon

Armarouge & Ceruledge (Tera Raid Battle event)

PokémonDetailsDatesObtention method
armarougeArmarouge appear more frequently in 4★ and 5★ Tera Raid Battles, and they have various Tera Types. Exclusive to Pokémon Scarlet.3–5 Feb 2023Tera Raid Battles (4★, 5★)
ceruledgeCeruledge appear more frequently in 4★ and 5★ Tera Raid Battles, and they will have various Tera Types. Exclusive to Pokémon Violet.3–5 Feb 2023Tera Raid Battles (4★, 5★)
PokémonDetailsDatesObtention method
drifblimHydreigon appear more frequently in 4★ and 5★ Tera Raid Battles, and they have various Tera Types.
Dark Tera Type is more common.
Exclusive to Pokémon Scarlet.
20–22 Jan 2023Tera Raid Battles
(4★, 5★)
mismagiusDragapult appear more frequently in 4★ and 5★ Tera Raid Battles, and they will have various Tera Types.
Ghost Tera Type is more common.
Exclusive to Pokémon Violet.
20–22 Jan 2023Tera Raid Battles
(4★, 5★)

Greninja the Unrivaled (7★), alongside Bronzong & Lucario

PokémonDetailsDatesObtention method
greninja
Tera Type: Poison
This Greninja has the Mightiest Mark.
It has perfect IVs and comes with this set.
Only way yet to catch Greninja in the game.
27–29 Jan 2023;
10–12 Feb 2023
Black-crystal 7★ Tera Raid Battle (only one)
bronzonglucarioTo help you battle Greninja with the Poison Tera Type, Bronzong and Lucario appear more frequently in 4★ and 5★ Tera Raid Battles, and they have various Tera Types.
Psychic Tera Type is more common for Bronzong.
Steel Tera Type is more common for Lucario.
27–29 Jan 2023;
10–12 Feb 2023
Tera Raid Battles
(4★, 5★)
PokémonDetailsDatesObtention method
cinderace Tera Type: FightingThis Cinderace has the Mightiest Mark. It has perfect IVs and comes with this set. Only way yet to catch Cinderace in the game.30 Dec 2022–1 Jan 2023; 13–15 Jan 2023Black-crystal 7★ Tera Raid Battle (only one)
gengargyaradosTo help you battle Cinderace with the Fighting Tera Type, Gengar and Gyarados appear more frequently in 4★ and 5★ Tera Raid Battles, and they have various Tera Types. Psychic Tera Type is more common for Gengar. Flying Tera Type is more common for Gyarados.30 Dec 2022–1 Jan 2023; 13–15 Jan 2023Tera Raid Battles (4★, 5★)

Tandemaus (Valentine's Day Tera Raid Battle event)

PokémonDetailsDatesObtention method
tandemausTandemaus appear more frequently in Tera Raid Battles, and they have various Tera Types.
Fairy Tera Type seems to be more common.
13–14 Feb 2023Tera Raid Battles
(1★ to 5★)

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)

Exclusive in Japan & Singapore: Flabébé the Best Buddy (Pokémon Center birthday event)

PokémonDetailsDatesObtention method
flabebeflabebe-yellowflabebe-orangeflabebe-blueflabebe-whiteThis Flabébé has the Birthday Ribbon, is given with this set and can be of any form.
Exclusive to JPN Japan and SGP Singapore in the month of the player’s birthday. The player must proof their birthday date.
1 Nov 2022
to
31 Oct 2023
Mystery Gift (code)

Past events

Armarouge & Ceruledge (Tera Raid Battle event)
PokémonDetailsDatesObtention method
armarougeArmarouge appear more frequently in 4★ and 5★ Tera Raid Battles, and they have various Tera Types.
Exclusive to Pokémon Scarlet.
3–5 Feb 2023Tera Raid Battles
(4★, 5★)
ceruledgeCeruledge appear more frequently in 4★ and 5★ Tera Raid Battles, and they will have various Tera Types.
Exclusive to Pokémon Violet.
3–5 Feb 2023Tera Raid Battles
(4★, 5★)


Drifblim & Mismagius (Tera Raid Battle event)
PokémonDetailsDatesObtention method
drifblimDrifblim appear more frequently in 4★ and 5★ Tera Raid Battles, and they have various Tera Types.
Dark Tera Type is more common.
Exclusive to Pokémon Scarlet.
20–22 Jan 2023Tera Raid Battles
(4★, 5★)
mismagiusMismagius appear more frequently in 4★ and 5★ Tera Raid Battles, and they will have various Tera Types.
Ghost Tera Type is more common.
Exclusive to Pokémon Violet.
20–22 Jan 2023Tera Raid Battles
(4★, 5★)


Cinderace the Unrivaled (7★), alongside Gengar & Gyarados
PokémonDetailsDatesObtention method
cinderace
Tera Type: Fighting
This Cinderace has the Mightiest Mark.
It has perfect IVs and comes with this set.
Only way yet to catch Cinderace in the game.
30 Dec 2022–1 Jan 2023;
13–15 Jan 2023
Black-crystal 7★ Tera Raid Battle (only one)
gengargyaradosTo help you battle Cinderace with the Fighting Tera Type, Gengar and Gyarados appear more frequently in 4★ and 5★ Tera Raid Battles, and they have various Tera Types.
Psychic Tera Type is more common for Gengar.
Flying Tera Type is more common for Gyarados.
30 Dec 2022–1 Jan 2023;
13–15 Jan 2023
Tera Raid Battles
(4★, 5★)


Hydreigon & Dragapult (Tera Raid Battle event)
PokémonDetailsDatesObtention method
hydreigonHydreigon appear more frequently in 4★ and 5★ Tera Raid Battles, and they have various Tera Types.
Steel Tera Type is more common.
Exclusive to Pokémon Scarlet.
6–8 Jan 2023Tera Raid Battles
(4★, 5★)
dragapultDragapult appear more frequently in 4★ and 5★ Tera Raid Battles, and they will have various Tera Types.
Dragon Tera Type is more common.
Exclusive to Pokémon Violet.
6–8 Jan 2023Tera Raid Battles
(4★, 5★)


Delibird (Tera Raid Battle event)
PokémonDetailsDatesObtention method
delibirdDelibird appears more frequently in Tera Raid Battles, and they have various Tera Types.
5★ Tera Raid Battles reward various Tera Shards.
23–25 Dec 2022Tera Raid Battles
(1★ to 5★)


Charizard the Unrivaled (7★), alongside Florges & Mimikyu
PokémonDetailsDatesObtention method
charizard
Tera Type: Dragon
This Charizard has the Mightiest Mark.
It has perfect IVs and comes with this set.
Only way yet to catch Charizard in the game.
2–4 Dec 2022;
16–18 Dec 2022
Black-crystal 7★ Tera Raid Battle (only one)
florgesmimikyuTo help you battle Charizard with the Dragon Tera Type, Florges and Mimikyu appear more frequently in 4★ and 5★ Tera Raid Battles, and they have various Tera Types.2–4 Dec 2022;
16–18 Dec 2022
Tera Raid Battles
(4★, 5★)


Tyranitar & Salamence (Tera Raid Battle event)
PokémonDetailsDatesObtention method
tyranitarTyranitar appear more frequently in 4★ and 5★ Tera Raid Battles, and they have various Tera Types.
Ghost Tera Type is more common.
Exclusive to Pokémon Scarlet.
9–11 Dec 2022Tera Raid Battles
(4★, 5★)
salamenceSalamence appear more frequently in 4★ and 5★ Tera Raid Battles, and they will have various Tera Types.
Steel Tera Type is more common.
Exclusive to Pokémon Violet.
9–11 Dec 2022Tera Raid Battles
(4★, 5★)


Eevee (“Eevee Spotlight” Tera Raid Battle event)
PokémonDetailsDatesObtention method
eeveeEevee appear more frequently in Tera Raid Battles, and they have various Tera Types.25–27 Nov 2022Tera Raid Battles
(1★ to 5★)


Region-exclusive past events

Exclusive in Japan: Gyarados (Jump Festa 2023)
PokémonDetailsDatesObtention method
gyarados
Tera Type: Ground
This Gyarados is given with this set.
Exclusive to JPN Japan for players that participated in a Tera Raid in the Jump Festa 2023.
17 Dec 2022
to
31 Jan 2023
Mystery Gift (code)


Other VGC-relevant giveaways

There are currently no giveaways event with relevance to VGC.

Ability Capsule

ItemDetailsDatesObtention method
Ability CapsuleTo redeem this, players must use the code:
T0KUSE1STUDY
19 Jan–28 Feb 2023Mystery Gift (code)

TM171 (Tera Blast)

ItemDetailsDatesObtention method
TM171 (Tera Blast)To redeem this, players must use the code:
LETSTERA
2 Feb–31 Mar 2023Mystery Gift (code)

Past events

Ice Tera Shards
ItemDetailsDatesObtention method
50× Ice Tera ShardsTo redeem this, players must use the code:
HAPPYH0L1DAYS
23–25 Dec 2022Mystery Gift (code)


Victory Road