Gastrodon is a Ground/Water-type Pokémon in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet that is useful for Tera Raids owing to its weight and Storm Drain ability. This Pokémon has numerous resistances that help it defend against specific moves.
However, Gastrodon has a 4x weakness to Grass-type attacks, so keep this in mind while choosing it in specific Tera Raid Battles. Gastrodon is unstoppable with the correct Tera Type and recovery moves.
The color of Shellos, Gastro don’s pre-evolved form, is determine by its location. Pink Shellos can be discovered near the West Sea, near the beaches of the North Province, while Blue Shellos can be found near the East Sea, near the beaches of the South Province in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet.
Gastrodon Stat Building: IVs, EVs, Nature
Raising a Shellos to level 30 after catching it on the beach will let you see it evolve. Gastrodon can found in Gastrodon-Shellos families, allowing trainers to catch them independently.
Trainers taking part in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Tera Raids should focus on increasing Gastro don’s HP and Special Attack. First, trainers must Hyper Train all of Gastro don’s stats except physical Attack because Gastrodon does not need to utilize physical moves.
Gastro don’s Effort Values should thus be 252 HP and Special Attack points, with the remaining four points going into Defense or Special Defense. Finally, offer Gastrodon a Modest Nature Mint in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet to continue boosting his Special Attack stat.
Tera Types and Abilities of Gastrodon
Gastrodon has the ability Storm Drain, which allows it to give itself a different Tera Type with Water-type immunity in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. It is advantageous since Water-type moves are transform into a Special Attack boost, which can knock out an opponent faster.
Gastrodon can also reduce its 4x weakness to Grass-type attacks by changing its Tera Type to Fire-. Pokémon YouTuber @IamAncient, on the other hand, argues that a Ground-Tera Type Gastrodon is the greatest at soloing the Greninja Tera Raids since Earth Power may inflict a crushing blow.
Gastro don’s Moves and Items Held.
Gastrodon, like Clodsire in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Tera Raids, requires a recovery move and a Ground-type same-type attack bonus move.
However, Earth Power provides Special Attack damage to Gastrodon, and instead of Yawn (the move shared with Clodsire), Gastrodon should be given the move Clear Smog to cleanse its opponents of any stat boosts.
Furthermore, Gastrodon should be given a defensive boosting move like Stockpile, which maxes out all Defense and Special Defense stats after three uses. Recover, Earth Power, Clear Smog, and Stockpile should thus be the moves on Gastrodon. Finally, because Gastrodon only has one big attacking move, Earth Power (similar to the TM Earthquake TM149), equip it with a Metronome or Soft Sand to boost its power.
Gastrodon Raids One by One
Use Stockpile to increase Gastro don’s defensive stats in a Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Tera Raid while Gastrodon is the attacker. Continue doing this until Gastrodon can tank a hit without spending a lot of power points on Recover.
When an opponent becomes overly enhanced, use Clear Smog to prevent it from rapidly putting Gastrodon out. Finally, to charge the Metronome’s power, utilize Earth Power repeatedly until its Tera Orb is fully charge. Terastallize Gastrodon to increase the power of its Ground-type attacks and deal massive damage to the opponent.