Best Counters for Seven-Star Pikachu Tera Raid in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet - Prima Games

Best Counters for Seven-Star Pikachu Tera Raid in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Time to bulk up.

by Jesse Vitelli

The next seven-star Tera Raid in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet is none other than everyone’s favorite mascot, Pikachu. At first, this little yellow rodent might not seem like much of a threat, but with a few tweaks to its moveset, it could be a deadly encounter. Here are the best counters for Pikachu in the seven-star Tera Raid in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

Best Counters for Seven-Star Pikachu Tera Raid in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Pikachu will likely have the ability Lightning Rod, which will negate any damage done to Pikachu from electric attacks while also boosting its Special Attack every time an Electric move is used. This essentially renders any electric options useless. While Pikachu’s Tera Type in this raid is water, you’re going to have to focus on a grass build.

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Mow Rotom

Mow Rotom is one of your best options. Rotom in its lawn mower form makes it a grass type, which is already ideal for the situation at hand. It has resistance to Water, Electric, Steel, and Grass. Meaning if the Pikachu happens to have Grass Knot, Surf, or Iron Tail, Rotom can take those hits easily. The only downside to Mow Rotom is that its STAB move, Leaf Storm, will lower its special attack every time it is used. So you’ll need to play smart. You’ll want to EV Train Special Attack to hit as hard as you can before your Special Attack starts to dip.


Appletun is an extremely tanky Pokemon, especially if you EV-train its health. Moves like Apple Acid and Giga Drain will chew through Pikachu in this raid. Appletun’s ability Ripen, allows it to double the effectiveness of berries held by it. So giving it a Sitrus Berry will restore almost half of its health when used. You can withstand almost all of Pikachu’s potential attacks.


Bringing a Clodsire with the Water Absorb ability could be beneficial if Pikachu has surf. You’ll get healed by water moves, and having attacking power with Earth power, Chilling Water, and Acid Spray could make a good support attacker. I wouldn’t use this if you have the other two options available, but it’s not a bad option in the fight against Pikachu.

In reality, Pikachu is a pretty bad Pokemon from a stat perspective. Most of its stats sit in the low 50s, and most EV-trained Pokemon can stomp over it. We just recommend not bringing an electric type if it has Lightning Rod, because you will be a detriment to your team. Bring a well-built grass-type Pokemon, and you should be fine. Pikachu should not pose much of a threat; just be on the lookout for its potential wide-coverage options with Iron Tail, Grass Knot, Surf, and possibly even Play Rough.

Those are our best counter-picks for the seven-star Pikachu Tera Raid in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. Check out all of the shiny stone evolutions in the game.

Jesse Vitelli

Jesse loves most games, but he really loves games that he can play together with friends and family. This usually means late nights in Destiny 2 or FFXIV. You can also find him chipping away at his ever-expanding backlog of JRPGS or staring at his massive Amiibo collection.