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

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

Time to prepare.

by Jesse Vitelli

Another seven-star Tera Raid in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet means another list of counters you’re going to need to make sure you can take on this powerful foe. If you haven’t done a seven-star Tera Raid before, you’re going to need a level 100 Pokemon that is EV trained and a team of friends or randoms with the same. Here are the best counters for the Samurott seven-star Tera Raid in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

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

Let’s start with a breakdown of Samurott, its potential moveset, and its typing. Naturally, Samurott is a Dark/Water type, but in this raid, its Tera Type will be Bug. Meaning you’ll need to find a weakness to Bug type that isn’t weak to Samurott’s Dark and Water moveset.

Samurott is likely to have a few powerful Water and Dark Type moveset. It also has access to Ice-type moves which could be a massive problem for Flying types looking to capitalize on the bug Tera Type. Your best bet for counters is going to be Pokemon that don’t have a type weak to one of Samurott’s potential moves but can use moves that are strong against bug types.

The Samurott Tera Raid will begin on March 31, 2023, and run until April 2, 2023. It will then return on April 7, 2023, and go until April 9, 2023.


Corviknight’s Flying/Steel combo will make it a strong contender for the Samurott raid. The ability Mirror Armor will make it so it reflects negative stat changes back on Samurott, leaving more powerful openings for your teammates. Corviknight is more of a setup-type Pokemon for this raid. Using moves like Reflect and Screech to provide more damage output for your teammates in the early rounds. You can then use Drill Peck to produce powerful attack damage when Terastlized into a Flying type. Now you might take some heavy damage in the process, so having Leftovers on Corviknight will help its survivability a little more. EV train Corviknight in Health and Attack.


Toxicroak is an interesting pick here. A Poison and Fighting-type stands to do well. Giving it the Shell Bell held item will heal it whenever it inflicts damage with an attack. Meaning its Poison abilities will keep it alive. Using Swords Dance to boost its attack two stages at a time and hitting Samurott with rock Slide is sure to do massive damage. You’ll Want a Toxicroak with a rock Tera Type to capitalize on as much damage as possible. EV train it in HP and Attack.

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Pelipper will resist Water and potential Bug-type attacks. This allows it to really stay in the battle and deal massive damage. The ability Drizzle will provide rain on the battlefield at the beginning. Have a Rain Dance on hand if your rain runs out. Hurricane is going to be your bread and butter here. With rain, Hurricane will have increased attack, and Hurricane even has the potential to confuse the Samurott. EV train Pelipper in Special Attack and HP.


Cloyster is also an excellent choice here because of its Water and Ice typing. This will give you a powerful attack against the bug Tera Type without being super weak to anything Samurott can throw your way. Give Cloyster a Shell Bell so it has some more recovery options. Aqua Ring will give you more healing options and Iron Defense to keep you alive. Combining your boosted defense with Shell Smash to increase your damage output will keep you from having your defense fall through the floor. You’re then going to hit Samurott with Rock blast to deal massive damage. EV Train in HP and Attack.

Those are the best counters for the Samurott Tera Raid in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. We have plenty of helpful guides for Pokemon to check out. Here’s how to EV train in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

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