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Monday’s Pokémon Presents detailed new information about the upcoming downloadable content for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero. However, The Pokémon Company also revealed two brand new Pokémon that are available to catch right now.

Walking Wake and Iron Leaves are Paradox Pokémon that were teased in the main games and leaked in August of 2022. However, we now know that these Legendary relatives are available independent of the upcoming DLC. Here’s what to know about how to catch Iron Leaves in Pokémon Violet.

What is Iron Leaves?

Iron Leaves is a Grass/Psychic-type that was added to Pokémon Violet through a free update on Monday. This Paradox Pokémon looks like a robotic version of Virizion, a Legendary Pokémon from the Unova region. A typical Iron Leaves stands at 4 feet, 11 inches and weighs 275.6 pounds.

Similar to Walking Wake, Iron Leaves learns a new signature move; in fact, their signature moves are effectively identical in terms of their effects. Iron Leaves’ new move is Psyblade, a physical Psychic-type attack with a base power of 80. However, the move’s base power rises to 120 when Electric Terrain is affecting the battlefield.

It also has access to Quark Drive, an Ability it shares with every other Paradox Pokémon in Pokémon Violet other than Miraidon. Under Electric Terrain, a Pokémon with Quark Drive will gain a boost to their already-strongest stat. This boost also takes effect if the Pokémon is holding a Booster Energy. With this Ability, Iron Leaves’ 130 base Attack grows even higher under Electric Terrain, making Psyblade especially powerful.

How to catch Iron Leaves in Pokémon Violet

Like Walking Wake in Pokémon Scarlet, Iron Leaves will be available in Pokémon Violet during a Tera Raid Battle from February 27 to March 12. Any trainers who manage to defeat the level 75 Iron Leaves will have the opportunity to catch it and add it to their teams prior to the launch of The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero.

During this raid, Iron Leaves will Terastallize into a pure Psychic-type, granting itself an extra same-type attack bonus for Psyblade. Unsurprisingly, it also has access to Electric Terrain, making it even more of an offensive threat. Meanwhile, the Paradox Pokémon can also use Swords Dance, Leaf Blade and Megahorn during this battle.

The best counter to bring to increase your odds of catching Iron Leaves is the Legendary Pokémon Chi-Yu. This Dark/Fire-type is immune to Psyblade and resists Leaf Blade, making a neutral Megahorn the only move Iron Leaves can hit it with.

Meanwhile, Chi-Yu can immediately cut Iron Leaves’ HP in half with Ruination before hitting it with a powerful super-effective Dark Pulse. Chi-Yu also has the option of using Nasty Plot to boost its already-high Special Attack. However, trainers should be wary of giving the Iron Leaves multiple turns to raise its own Attack using Sword Dance.

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