How to catch Terrakion in Pokemon Sword & Shield: The Crown Tundra

The Crown Tundra has brought Cobalion, Virizion, and Terrakion back into the game. But you cannot capture them through Dynamax adventures. Instead you must find all their footprints to pinpoint their spawn location. Then you can go to their spawn point and see them wandering the area.

In this article I will be telling you how to catch Terrakion.

Unlocking Terrakion in The Crown Tundra

First you must uncover 100% progress of the Cavern Pokemon’s footprints. If you need help with this, then check out my guide showing you how to find these footprints. After that you can talk to Sonia and she will discover the location of Terrakion. Now Terrakion will spawn in the world and can be caught. Luckily, Terrakion does have a set spawn so it is easy to find it.

Fly to Dyna Tree Hill if you have it unlocked. Otherwise make your way there on your bike. If you are going there on bike, then make your way left as soon as you enter the area. You want to go into the cave. If you flew here, then the cave entrance will be to your left and easy to see.

When you are inside the cave, make your way to the far side of the cave and you will see Terrakion. You can shiny hunt and mark hunt Terrakion. To learn more about mark hunting, check out our guide.

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Preparing to Catch Terrakion

Make sure to bring plenty or Revives and Max Restores, just in case you find yourself in a bad position. As for Pokeballs, the best ones to use are Timer Balls or Dusk Balls. Make sure to bring a Quick Ball as well, to throw on the first turn of battle. These are the Pokeballs that have the best capture chances if you just want Terakkion for the Pokedex entry.

Terrakion is a level 70 rock fighting type with some bulk. A strong False Swipe will do a decent amount of damage, but it will take a while to get Terrakion to 1 hp, so feel free to use a neutral hitting move to make the process faster.

The best Pokemon for catching other Pokemon is Gallade because of its high attack stat and move pool. Gallade can learn False Swipe, Taunt, Thunder Wave, and Hypnosis, letting you choose between paralysis or sleep. With its high attack stat, Gallade is one of the few Pokemon whose False Swipe packs a punch.

The moveset I run on my Gallade is False Swipe, Taunt, Psycho Cut, and Thunder Wave. The only reason I do not run Hypnosis is because of its low accuracy.

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You will want Taunt for Terrakion because it knows Swords Dance. This move can quickly turn Terrakion into a huge threat that can sweep through your team. Gallade is also a great choice here since all of Terrakion’s moves do not hit Gallade that hard.

If you do not have Gallade, there are a few other Pokemon you can use, such as Zeraora and Mew.  The rest of your team should consist of Pokemon that can take Terrakion’s hits without losing too much health.

If you want to use Terrakion for competitive play, then you may be after a specific nature. To save yourself 50 battle points, find a Pokemon with the Synchronize ability and the nature you want. If the first Pokemon in your party has Synchronize, then there is a 50% chance that Terrakion will have that nature. Pokemon that have the Synchronize ability are the Gardevoir line, Alakazam line, Musharna line, Xatu line, Espeon, Umbreon, Beheeyem line, and Indeedee Male or Female.

Battling Terrakion

Terrakion has the moves Sacred Sword, Swords Dance, Close Combat, and Stone Edge, so you can choose a leading Pokemon that resists those moves. If you want a specific nature start with your Synchronize Pokemon, or your Pokemon with False Swipe. Before attacking, make sure to throw a Quick Ball immediately for the chance at catching Terrakion on turn one. If this fails, then paralyze Terrakion or start dealing damage if you would rather put it to sleep later.

You can get lucky and Terrakion will spam Close Combat on your Pokemon. When Terrakion does this, make sure to Taunt it right away, since it will do Sword Dance after to bring its attack up. This will allow you to chip away at Terrakion’s health much faster, as Close Combat lowers its defenses.

terrakion captured the crown tundra

Remember to Taunt Terrakion every three turns to prevent it from using Swords Dance. Once Terrakion is at red hp you can put it to sleep, if it is not paralyzed, and start throwing Pokeballs. Dusk Balls are the best Pokeball to use if it is night time, and Timer Balls are most effective after 8 turns have passed. Feel free to use any Pokeball you want, these are just the ones with the best capture chances. Then you will have your very own Terrakion!

There you have it, this is how to catch Terrakion in Pokemon Sword and Shield: The Crown Tundra. I hope this guide has helped you out, and stay tuned for more guides on The Crown Tundra. If you need help capturing Virizion, Cobalion, or any other legendary Pokemon, you should check out my guides.

Thanks for reading, and good luck capturing Terrakion!

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