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Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: Best Samurott Tera Raid Counters!

Samurott will appear for a limited time in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet vs. Tera Raid. This raid won’t last long, and you’ll want to go out of your way to catch this Pokemon while you have the chance. This will be a seven-star raid encounter, which means you’ll want to bring along the best Pokemon you can use against it. Here’s what you need to know about the best Pokémon to take on Samurott Tera Raid in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet.

How to beat Samurott Tera Raids in Scarlet and Violet

It is important to note that the Samurott for these raids will be a Bug. You wouldn’t want to use traditional Pokemon that are super effective against water types, such as the electric and grass types. Instead, you want to be prepared to face the movements of water and insects. This means that you’ll also want to use Pokémon that exploit this weakness of the Bug-type, such as Fire, Flying, and Rock-type.

Although, since Samurott is originally Water-type and has access to these attacks, Fire and Rock-type Pokémon may be frowned upon, leaving you with an exclusive choice of Flying-type options.

These are all the moves that Samurott can use during this encounter.

  • Aqua Cutter
  • Demolition
  • Drill run
  • concentrated energy
  • Megahorn
  • Lilly slush
  • Swords dance

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The best Pokemon counters for Samorot

Best matched with this moveset, these are some of the best you should expect to use against Samurott: Gyarados, Salamence, Dragonite, Pelipper, Noivern, Clodsire, Koraidon, and Altaria.

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Gyarados is a Water and Flying Pokémon, and has an intimidating ability that it can use against Samurott in battle. Being a Water-type, he won’t find much surviving hard against any Water-type Samurott might use, and has the resilience to deal quite a bit of damage against a Bug-type. Some of the best attacks you should expect to use include Hurricane, Fire Blast, Flamethrower, Dragon Dance, or Stone Edge.

Next up, we have the Pelipper, another Water and Flying type. She has many advantages like Gyarados, but she will not be able to use the Intimidation ability. Instead, you’ll want to pick one up with Keen Eye or Rain Dish, which will potentially increase his health if you or an ally activates the Heavy Rain effect. The best moves to teach your Pelipper would be Tailwind, Wing Attack, Acrobatics, Air Cutter, or Hurricane.

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When it comes to using Salamence, there are some bonuses here, especially such as Flying and Dragon-type Pokémon. Salamence has the same benefits as other types of water, and has the ability to scare. Alternatively, if you are betting against your allies, you can always use one that can reach Moxie. When it comes to choosing the best moves, our recommendations include Flamethrower, Aerial Ace, Air Slash, Tailwind, Flamethrower, Fire Blast, or Hurricane.

These are the three main Pokemon we want to highlight for this raid, but here’s a breakdown of what kind of moves you can teach the other Pokemon we’ve recommended for this raid encounter.

  • Dragonite: Hurricane, Roost, Wing Attack, Air Ace, Air Cutter, Fire Punch, Tailwind, and Flamethrower
  • Noivern: Wing Attack, Air Cutter, Tailwind, Tornado, Acrobatics, Air Ace, Flamethrower, Heat Wave, and Sunny Day
  • Clodsire: Rock Tomb, Rock Slide, Poison Jab, Gunk Shot, Stone Edge, Venoshock (along with Poison Jab), and Poison Tail
  • Koraidon: Anicent Power, Flamethrower, Flare Blitz, Fire Fang, Sunny Day, Heat Wave, Fire Blast, and Acrobatics
  • Altaria: Sky Attack, Acrobatics, Aerial Ace, Fire Spin, Will-o-Wisp, Tailwind, Flamethrower, Fire Blast, Hurricane

When Samurott is defeated, all participants will have a chance to catch a Pokémon. However, it’s important to note that you can only catch one Samurott during each Scarlet & Violet account. You will not be able to catch a Samurott if you have already captured one during this event.

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