Pokémon Scarlet and Violet 'you weren't able to join' - how to fix Tera Raids join issue

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Pokémon Scarlet and Violet 'you weren't able to join' - how to fix Tera Raids join issue

If the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet 'you weren't able to join' error is preventing you from joining online Tera Raid Battles, we have some tips for you.

Tera Raids is one of the coolest battle formats in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. It lets you team up with three other Trainers in order to take on a Terastallized wild Pokémon within a time limit.

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Unfortunately, many players are unable to participate in Tera Raids for some reason. Although the issue isn't as bad as Pokémon Scarlet and Violet crashing in mid-game or the corrupted save error, it is still quite annoying.

So, we have taken a look at the problem and have come up with some tips on how to fix the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet 'you weren't able to join' error.

How to fix the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet 'you weren't able to join' error

If you are encountering the 'you weren't able to join' error in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, the chances are the Tera Raid you have selected has already become full, started, or cancelled.

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Typically, all the available Raids are going to be full within 3 seconds. If you wait a while before selecting one of the available Raids, you are likely to run into this error. So, select and join a Raid quickly.

In case you fail to get into a Raid on your first try, wait until you can refresh again. Then, press X to load in new raids. This time, be real quick and select one within 3 seconds. Or choose a random Tera Raid.

If you are planning to join the Charizard Raid, Greninja Raid or Cinderace Raid, have a look at the best counters to crush them.

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How to fix Pokémon Scarlet and Violet 'You cannot join this raid due to a problem with the Pokemon in your party'

This is yet another issue that is preventing players from joining online Tera Raid Battles.

Typically, the error 'You cannot join this raid due to a problem with the Pokémon in your party' in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet occurs when you are attempting to join a raid with an unsupported Pokémon.

If you are affected by this error, here are some fixes that worked for some players:

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  • If you have any Pokémon equipped with an item, just remove the item and try again.
  • As suggested by this Reddit user, remove the Pokémon in your party one by one and try joining the Raid to figure out which Pokémon is actually causing trouble.
  • Swapping the lead Pokémon fixed the issue for this person. This should work for you, especially if your lead Pokémon is a new one.
  • Some players on Reddit pointed out that the error message has nothing to do with any Pokémon in your party. They said it's a connection issue and you will be able to get in the Raid within a few tries - without changing the Pokémon in your party.

Hopefully, one of the suggestions should fix the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet 'You cannot join this raid due to a problem with the Pokemon in your party' error. If not, it is probably a bug and the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet fixes that are coming up should resolve the issue.

Now that everything is sorted, have a look at the best breeding mechanics and learn how to get Shiny Pokémon in Scarlet and Violet.