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Terrakion, the Cavern Pokemon and the Swords of Justice  



"The Swords of Justice have challenged humans according the legend in order to protect other Pokémon from losing their homes to human expansion. According to Legend, three Swords of Justice distrust humans because of the war that endangered the Pokémon living in Unova.

The reason is because of war between two human factions, which resulted in a forest fire in the Moor of Icirrus. The lives of many wild Pokémon that lived there were endangered because of it. Ensnared by the smoke, they could not escape and their demise seemed certain, until three figures appeared. Terrakion shaped the earth and created passage by which to escape, Virizion used its speed to shield the Pokémon from sparks and embers, while their leader, Cobalion, ushered Pokémon to safety. Despite their efforts, the forest eventually burned to the ground. However, amongst the ashes, the three came across a lone Pokémon known as Keldeo who was separated from its parents. The trio adopted Keldeo into their group and taught it the knowledge and moves necessary in order to survive."

Welcome back to Respect the Lore! Here we learn about the fun and fantastic backstories of our favorite Pokemon! Today we’re going to talk about Teerrakion, the buffest of the Swords of Justice.  


Terrakion is a Rock and Fighting type Legendary Pokemon from the Unova region. He is part of the Swords of Justice, a legendary foursome based on the Three Musketeers. Terrakion represents Porthos, the strongest and heaviest of the group. In their legend Terrakion moves the earth to allow wild Pokemon to escape a man made fire. The Swords of Justice defend wild Pokemon from mankind and wars started by man. Terrakion alone with Virizion and Cobalion raise baby Keldeo after his family is lost in the fire.  

Terrakion is a bovine, bull like Pokémon. It has a black, rounded forehead adorned with two sharp brown horns that curve forward. Its face is beige with orange eyes and short snout. On top of its head are several short spikes. It has black hooves and a short, stubby tail.

In the Pokemon Adventures manga, Terrakion appears with the other Swords to face off against the Shadow Triad.  

Quick, fun facts about Terrakion!  

  • No other Pokémon has the same type combination as Terrakion.

  • In legends this Pokémon used its phenomenal power to destroy a castle in its effort to protect Pokémon.

  • In Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Terrakion will only appear on Tuesday and Saturday.

  • The Swords of Justice have their own battle transition, like the Tao trio and the Forces of Nature. The screen will pause, fade to black, and then a sword will slash through the screen as the glass breaks into pieces and the battle begins.

  • Terrakion takes supereffective damage from Grass, Steel, Water, and Fighting; the collective types of the other members of its quartet.

Terrakion releases in Pokemon GO tomorrow (November 26th!) as a 5 star raid boss! Are your teams ready for the Strongest Sword?

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