How to beat 7-Star Samurott Tera Raid in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

Here are the best counters to use against Samurott.

Pokémon Black and White, Gen 5 starter evolution, Samurott, is the latest Pokémon to be added as a 7-Star Tera Raid in the Paldea region. And like those before it, you need to go in with a counter that ensures victory, as it can be a problematic win if you don't. Here's how to beat the 7-Star Samurott Tera Raid in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, including the best counters.

Best Samurott counters for the 7-Star Tera Raid in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

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There are two important factors to counters in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: level and type. Samurott's Tera Raid is a 7-Star difficulty, meaning you'll be facing off against it at level 100, so ensure that whatever Pokémon you bring in matches this.

Samurott is usually a Water-type Pokémon, but its Tera typing makes it Water/Bug-type. Because of this, you need to consider both when deciding which counter to go for; Fire, Flying, and Rock are good options. We'd also recommend that you IV and EV train your chosen Pokémon first before attempting this Raid.

Here are the best Samurott counters in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet:

  • Fire-type Paldean Tauros (Ability: Anger Point, Held Item: Shell Bell)
    • Tail Whip
    • Sunny Day
    • Raging Bull
    • Protect
  • Koraidon (Ability: Orichalcum Pulse, Held Item: Life Orb)
    • Screech
    • Swords Dance
    • Sunny Day
    • Flare Blitz
  • Annihilape (Ability: Vital Spirit, Held Item: Metronome)
    • Screech
    • Bulk Up
    • Rage Fist
    • Drain Punch
  • Bellibolt (Ability: Electromorphosis, Held Item: Magnet)
    • Electric Terrain
    • Acid Spray
    • Parabolic Charge
    • Chilling Water
  • Azumarill (Ability: Electromorphosis, Held Item: Magnet)
    • Belly Drum
    • Bounce
    • Rain Dance
    • Liquidation

The 7-Star Tera Raid's main gimmick is critical hits, as Samurott will deal boosted rates of damage with every attack. With the right Pokémon, however, you can take advantage of this mechanic to quickly defeat the Black and White starter. The best Samurott Raid counter is the Fire-type Paldean Tauros, exclusive to Pokémon Scarlet.

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Tauros 7-Star Samurott Tera Raid Build

Use the following if you are using Tauros to attempt to beat this 7-Star Samurott Tera Raid.

Use Tail Whip on turn one and two to lower Samurott's Defense stat. If you get knocked out, don't panic, as it's completely okay. On turn three, use Sunny Day to make Samurott's Water-type attacks less effective. After Samurott lands a critical hit on you, Tauros' Ability Anger Point will kick in, raising its Attack stats six times. Now that you are powered up, use Raging Bull on turns four, five, and six until you knock out Samurott.

If your Tauros isn't Hyper-Trained, you may have to use Raging Bull for a few extra rounds before defeating the Unova Pokémon. There are other great counters that can be used for the 7-Star Raid, including Legendary Koraidon and Annihilape. Both Pokémon can utilize Screech on turns one and two to lower Samurott's Defense. Using Flare Blitz and Rage Fist will make quick work of the Raid boss.

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Brent Koepp is a freelance games journalist based out of California and has been a Contributing Writer at Pro Game Guides since October 2022. An avid Pokemon fan for over 25 years, he has spent his career reporting on the popular Nintendo franchise. He also dabbles in Destiny 2 and JRPGs. You can follow him on Twitter @brentrkoepp.

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