How To Respawn Wild Tera Pokemon In Pokemon Scarlet And Violet

Learn how to respawn all the wild tera pokemon in the Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

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  • Waiting it out naturally can respawn tera pokemon.
  • The time change method is another approach that you can go with.

The tera pokemon are powerful pokemon that can boost the strength of your roster by a lot. In case you were wondering how to respawn wild tera pokemon in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, look no further. We have covered all the methods that are known so far through which you can respawn these wild tera pokemon. 

Respawning Wild Tera Pokemon

Tera Pokemon can naturally occur in the wild, but catching them can be extremely difficult. There are a couple of ways that both serve the same function, through which you can respawn wild Tera Pokemon in Scarlet and Violet. Here we will discuss how you can go about both ways and respawn these pokemon in your world so that you can have a better chance of capturing them!

Waiting It Out

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A wild tera pokemon in the game. [Image Source: eXputer]_
No matter how simple it may sound, this is the easiest method you can go about for respawning tera type pokemon in Scarlet and Violet. Once you defeat a tera pokemon in a battle, it will disappear. The same is the case for tera type pokemon that you capture in battle. 

For this method to work, just keep in mind where you encountered the tera type pokemon in the first place. After that, you just need to wait for the next day to arrive and go to the same location in the game. There will be a tera pokemon waiting for you over there. Keep in mind that you have to go to the same place, and the game will automatically respawn the tera pokemon.

You don’t have to take any special steps for this method to work. Once you have respawned the tera pokemon you can battle it again for more experience. Or, in case you want that specific tera pokemon you can have another go at capturing it. If it doesn’t work out, you can just repeat the process.

The only downside of this method is that you have to wait actual days in real life for this method to work. This is why we have entailed another method for those who are not so patient when it comes to respawning tera pokemon in Scarlet and Violet. 

Changing Time On Your Switch

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Capturing a wild tera pokemon. [Image source: eXputer]
Remember how we mentioned in the previous section that you have to wait an entire day for the tera pokemon to respawn? Well, with this method, you no longer have to wait for such long amounts of time. The way that Pokemon Scarlet and Violet keep track of time in the game is through the time on your Nintendo Switch. So you can manipulate the time on your switch for this to happen in mere moments. 

For this method to work, just go to your settings on the Nintendo Switch. Once you are in the settings menu, scroll down toward the system settings, and you should see the options to adjust the date and time there. Click on that option and change the time on your switch to something a few minutes till midnight. This will give you enough leeway to get back into the game, and by the time you’re in the wild tera pokemon will have respawned.

Keep in mind that you only have to change the time. Do not change the date at all because doing so will notify the game, and you will be charged with a penalty. Like the previous titles in the series, if you attempt to change the date in your Switch, you will be penalized for not being able to participate in any timed events for a whole day. This is why make sure that you only adjust the time, as that is enough to respawn the wild tera pokemon.


Tera Pokemon is the gimmick in this generation of pokemon. Like the Mega Evolutions and Dynamax mechanics that preceded it, it adds a new layer of depth to the pokemon in this generation. Tera types are pokemon that have a new offensive type and, more importantly, it has an added defensive type. This means that a pokemon who is water type may terastallize into a grass type and no longer be weak to grass type. 

Fans have been really happy with this new mechanic as it gives old pokemon a breath of new life. That has been our guide on how to respawn wild tera pokemon in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. We hope that it helped you regarding the matter. While you are here, consider checking out some of our other guides, like Pokemon Scarlet And Violet Starter Evolutions

In case you are new to the game, be sure to check out our guide on Pokemon Scarlet And Violet Walkthrough, as it will help you a lot in the early game sections of the game. If you are wondering how to catch shiny pokemon, we have a detailed guide that covers everything about the topic. You can check out How To Find Shiny Pokemon.

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