Pokémon Scarlet and Violet have prepared a challenging time-limited Tera Raid event in which players may have the chance to battle a Four- and Five-Star Tyranitar and Salamence Tera Raid. Salamence‘s spawn rate will increase exclusively in Pokémon Violet Tera Raid battles. Salamence will emerge in a variety of Tera types, so it’s best to participate in as many raids as possible to get them all. If you are facing a Salamence with Dragon/Flying Tera Type, Chien-Pao might be an excellent pick.
Chien-Pao is a Dark, Ice-type legendary Pokémon that has an incredible Base Atk. stat of 130 and Base Speed stat of 135. As such, it can hold up well and even solo a Salamence with Dragon/Flying Tera type. If you want to know the best Chien-Pao build for the Salamence Tera Raid, this guide has you covered!
Best Chien-Pao Moveset and Held Item
To make the most out of Chien-Pao and succeed in the Salamence Tera Raid, you must know the best moveset and held item for this Pokémon. In addition, it is ideal for Chien-Pao to have an Ice Tera Type to double the power of its Ice-type STAB.
Chien-Pao’s Sword of Ruin allows its ruinous sword to lower the Defense stats of all Pokémon even those on its team, except itself, making it suitable for solo raids. Chien-Pao should also have Ice Spinner, its strongest Ice-type STAB move that allows it to cover its feet in thin ice and twirl around, slamming into the target. This also provides utility by removing terrain. Chien-Pao should also have an Ice Shard move which enables it to freeze chunks of ice and hurls them at the target.
It is also ideal to give Chien-Pao a Jolly Mint to maximize its incredible Speed stat. In the Salamence Tera Raid, Chien-Pao should also have a Focus Sash held item to allow it to endure one potential KO attack, while at full HP, by leaving 1 HP. Focus Sash is available at the Delibird Presents shop in Mesagoza.
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That’s everything you need to know for the best Chien-Pao build for the Salamence Tera Raid. For more great content, check out the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet section of our site!