Iron Leaves, a Paradox type of Virizion, is certainly one of the 2 latest Legendary Pokémon added to Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. Iron Leaves does seem like a version-exclusive for Pokémon Violet, but Scarlet players can still participate and catch this Pokémon in the event that they join a Violet player’s raid.
Because it’s a five-star raid goal, it isn’t particularly difficult — a minimum of not nearly as hard because the event seven-star raids we get on occasion. This one, nevertheless, is a bit harder than its counterpart, Walking Wake.
Iron Leaves is barely in raids until March 12 at 6:59 p.m. EST, so be sure to grab it while you’ll be able to. You’ll be able to only catch one Iron Leaves.
For beating Iron Leaves, you’ll get standard drops like Exp. Candy, Tera Shards, Bottle Caps, and treasure items to sell for money. Serebii.net has an entire drop table. Iron Leaves raids don’t drop Herba Mystica.
Iron Leaves Tera Raid best counters
Iron Leaves is at level 75 with a psychic Tera Type. It knows Psyblade, Leaf Blade, Megahorn, and Swords Dance. It’ll start the battle off with Electric Terrain, making it activate its ability, Quark Drive, which increases its most proficient stat in electric terrain.
Iron Leaves is weak against the same old psychic-type counters: bug-, dark-, and ghost-type moves. Its bug-type move, Megahorn, shall be super effective against dark-type Pokémon, so watch out in the event you use them.
Iron Leaves hits like a truck and it loves to make use of Swords Dance, making it hit even harder. We recommend running a Pokémon with Clear Smog or Chilling Water to debuff it back to doing normal damage.
You don’t necessarily need a maxed out, fully trained Pokémon to beat Iron Leaves, so long as you’ll be able to either tank a couple of hits or you’ll be able to debuff it. We used a Skeledirge to beat it, as its ghost- and fire-typing made it immune to a plethora of Iron Leaves’ moves. We also saw fellow players using Ceruledge (one other fire- and ghost-type Pokémon) and Gholdengo (a steel- and ghost-type Pokémon that’s immune to all of Iron Leaves’ moves) to successfully take it on.
Don’t forget to make use of cheers to heal and increase your defenses as well.