Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: Best Pokemon for 6-Star Raids

6-Star raids are the hardest type of content at the moment in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet and having the best pokemon is essential if you want to clear them.

While the best Pokemon vary based on the raid Pokemon and its Tera type, some Pokemon manage to perform better overall, to the point where they can even solo many 6-star raids.

In case you haven’t unlocked these raids yet, consider checking out our guide on how to unlock 6-star raids in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

In this guide, I will list some of the best Pokemon to help you tackle 6-star raids in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

1. Gholdengo

Gholdengo, one of the overall strongest Pokemon in Scarlet and Violet, is also amazing for 6-star raids.

Its ability, Good as Gold, makes it immune to stats moves. Focus on HP and Special Attack for stats which combined with its already high Defense and Special Defense make it an amazingly strong choice.

Lastly, its Steel/Ghost-type allows it to deal with many 6-star raid threats easily.

2. Iron Hands

Iron Hands is hands-down one of the best choices for 6-star raids. As an Electric/Fighting-type Pokemon, it can counter many types encountered in 6-star raids.

Focus on Attack and HP stats, Adamant nature, and have moves of varying types. Always have an Electric and a Fighting move, and complete the set with any other type. Great options include Ice Punch and Belly Drum.

Belly Drum, along with Life Orb as an item allows Iron Hands to almost one-shot most 6-star raids.

3. Iron Moth

Another Paradox Pokemon, Iron Moth shines due to its Fire/Poison-type. Specifically, the Poison type will make it an optimal choice against any Fairy-type raids, which are fairly common among 6-star Tera Raids.

Focus on Special Attack and HP for stats and opt for a Modest nature.

As for items, Booster Energy is the best choice. However, it can be tricky to acquire, so don’t forget to check out our in-depth guide on how to get Booster Energy in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

4. Azumarill

Similarly to Iron Hands, Azumarill is on this list due to its Water/Fairy type, as well as due to having access to Belly Drum.

The best part of Azumarill’s kit is its ability Huge Power, which doubles the Pokemon’s Attack stat.

Again, Attack and HP stats combined with an Adamant nature is the key to success.

Start with Belly Drum and follow up with any STAB move based on the enemy Pokemon’s type and you’ll be almost one-shotting them.

Just make sure to use an Ability Shield as an item, to ensure Azumarill doesn’t lose its key ability Huge Power.

5. Miraidon/Koraidon

Miraidon is known for its insanely high Special Attack stat, which combined with its Hardon Engine Ability and its STAB bonus allows it to deal significant damage with Electric-type moves.

On the other hand, Koraidon shines due to its Attack, Speed, and HP. With Orichalcum Pulse as an ability, it can deal significant damage with Fire moves, even though it lacks the STAB bonus.

Equip it also with Fighting and Dragon-type moves, and you’ll have an answer to almost any enemy Pokemon.

As for the best nature for Miraidon and Koraidon, consider checking out our relevant guide.


To sum up, these are the best Pokemon overall to help you tackle 6-star raids with ease.

If you’re interested in some more general tips for winning 6-star raids, consider checking our relevant guide.

What’s your favorite Pokemon for defeating 6-star raids? Do you have any builds to recommend? Let us know in the comments below.


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