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Iron Jugulis 5-Star Tera Raid: Best Counters in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

Here are the best counters to Pokemon Violet and Scarlet's Tera Raid battles with Iron Jungulis'.

5-Star Iron Jugulis Tera Raid Guide Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, Best Counters

  • The Iron Jugulis 5 Star Tera Raid starts on Friday, January 26th, and ends on Sunday, January 28th.
  • Iron Jugulis will be available in Tera Raids in Pokémon Violet, but Scarlet players can still access it through online features.
  • Some of the best counters for the 5-Star Iron Jugulis Tera Raids include Kingambit, Iron Valiant, and Bellibolt.

The next set of Tera Raids hitting Pokémon Scarlet and Violet is a duo for Area Zero Pokémon, Iron Jugulis, and Flutter Mane. Iron Jugulis will only be available to players of Pokémon Violet and Flutter Mane to those playing Pokémon Scarlet. Players of both games can still participate in both raids by using online features to search for them. The Tera Raids for Fluttermane and Iron Jugulis begin on Friday, January 26th, and end on Sunday, January 28th.

Rewards for Iron Jugulis

What kinds of rewards do you get for taking down Iron Jugulis? You’ll be able to add Iron Jugulis to your Pokémon collection and this one will have at least 4 out of 6 perfect IVs.

You’ll also have a chance at Herba Mystica, Ability Patches, Capsules, a large amount of Tera Shards, and plenty of items to sell for Poke Dollars. Plus, the best chances at Bottle Caps and Golden Bottle Caps for hyper training.

Iron Jugulis’s Set-Up

Iron Jugulis's likely move set is going to include some combination of the following; Dark Pulse, Air Cutter, Dragon Pulse, Flash Cannon, Electric Terrain, and Earth Power. Iron Jugulis has a very high special attack stat and since these are 5-Star raids they will come in a variety of different Tera Typings, so you may need to switch up your counters.

Paradox Pokemon, Iron Jugulis, in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

Paradox Pokemon, Iron Jugulis, in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

The Best Counters for Iron Jugulis

Iron Jugulis has a lot of great counters taking into account their Dark and Flying typing. There’s one Pokémon counter that will make quick work of both Iron Jugulis and Flutter Mane because it resists three of their four combined typings.


This Pokémon is easily the go-to for these raids as Kingambit resists Fairy, Dark, and Flying types. Which means it’ll be particularly effective against Iron Jugulis. Here are all the basic details you need to know at a glance to get your Kingambit prepared.

  • Tera Type: Steel
  • Nature: Adamant (Special Attack Down, Attack Up)
  • EV Spread: HP 252, Attack 252, Special Defense 4
  • Ability: Defiant
  • Held Item: Shell Bell
  • Moveset:
    • Kowtow Cleave
    • Iron Head
    • Taunt
    • Swords Dance

With a natural resistance to Dark and Flying from Iron Jugulis (Fairy for Flutter Mane), Kingambit is easily the best choice to take into fights against either of these Tera Raid Pokémon.

Players will want to boost up their attack stat using Swords Dance, then use Taunt to prevent the Tera Raid Pokémon from using debuff moves on you. Then go to town using Kowtow Cleave or Iron Head. The Shell Bell held item will help to keep your HP topped up.

Iron Valiant

Here are all the basic details you need to know at a glance to get your Iron Valiant prepared.

  • Tera Type: Fighting
  • Nature: Adamant (Attack Up, Special Attack Down)
  • EV Spread: HP 252, Attack 252, Defense 4
  • Ability: Quark Drive
  • Held Item: Shell Bell
  • Moveset:
    • Spirit Break
    • Swords Dance
    • Light Screen
    • Drain Punch

When Iron Jugulis uses Electric Terrain, it will power up Iron Valiant’s ability Quark Drive. Spirit Break can be used to lower their special attack, which coupled with Light Screen will keep Iron Valiant more than defended.

With Drain Punch, the player won’t have to worry about healing and should make this fight a breeze.


Here are all the basic details you need to know at a glance to get your Bellibolt prepared.

  • Tera Type: Electric
  • Nature: Modest (Special Attack Up, Attack Down)
  • EV Spread: HP 252, Special Attack 252, Defense 4
  • Ability: Electromorphosis
  • Held Item: Magnet
  • Moveset:
    • Parabolic Charge
    • Light Screen
    • Eerie Impulse
    • Acid Spray

Iron Jugulis will feed Bellibolt all the power he needs, giving him extra charge through his ability Electromorphosis. Eerie Impulse can keep Iron Jugulis’ special attack low, so he takes damage along with Light Screen up.

Parabolic Charge will be players' bread and butter, dealing damage and keeping Bellibolt healed up throughout the entire battle.