Samurott Tera Raid Event Guide

It’s that time of the month again in Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet for another 7 Star Tera Raid Battle. The spotlight battle for players to take part in is against Samurott. While the Tera Raid event is active players can battle a level 100 Samurott in a Tera Raid, either solo or with players online. To learn more about this battle see our Samurott Tera Raid Event guide below.

Samurott Tera Raid Event Details

Samurott Tera Raid event details.
In-game Mighty Samurott Tera Raid news details.

The Samurott Tera Raid event was announced for Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet at the tail end of of March. The details of the event were shared via the Poke Portal news feed and the Pokemon Company’s various social media accounts. The major details of the Samurott Tera Raid Event you should know are as follows:

Tera Raid PokemonSamurott (Mightiest Mark)
Raid Level⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (Level 100)
Event DatesMarch 31, 2023 at 00:00 UTC – April 2, 2023 at 23:59 UTC.
April 7, 2023 at 00:00 UTC – April 9, 2023 at 23:59 UTC.
Tera TypeBug

Like previous 7 Star Raid Battles the Samurott is limited to one catch per save. It is Shiny Locked meaning you have to use alternative methods to get Samurott in its Shiny form.

When the Samurott Tera Raid event is active players can look for a Black Crystal Raid Dungeon on their map once per day. Additionally players can also join up online with either their friends or other trainers via the Poke Portal to take on Sammurott.

Samurott Tera Raid Moves

Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet Samurott Megahorn attack.
Megahorn is one of the moves Samurott may use.

Before diving head first into the Level 100 Samurott Tera Raid you will want to know what you are going up against. The Samurott you face is Tera Type Poison. Additionally you will want to know the Pokemon’s moveset. The Level 100 Samurott you face has the following move set:

Shell Armor (Ability)A hard shell protects the Pokemon from critical hits.
Aqua CutterThe user expels pressurized water to cut at the target like a blade. This move has heightened chance of landing a critical hit.
BulldozeThe user strikes everything around it by stomping down on the ground. This lowers the Speed stats of those hit.
MegahornUsing its tough and impressive horn, the user rams into the target with no letup.
Night SlashThe user slashes the target the instant an opportunity arises. This move has a heightened chance of landing a critical hit.
Drill RunThe user crashes into the target while rotating its body like a drill. This move has a heightened chance of landing a critical hit.

The Tera Raid Samurott offers some interesting coverage issues. The Pokemon deals Bug, Water, and Dark type damage. To counter this you need to find a Pokemon build that can survive these types of damage while also dealing damage against Samurott.

Best Pokemon to Use Against Samurott

Before jumping into any of the strategies below make sure the Pokemon you bring into battle is Level 100. If it is not you will get steamrolled regardless. Additionally you will want to become familiar with concepts such as Hyper and EV Training.

Solo: I used Koraidon with Screech and Fire Fang while holding a Shell Bell. Use Screech to lower its defense and then spam Fire Fang into Tera. Break shield and continue until defeat. This strategy works well if you have an NPC teammate with Intimidate.

If you don’t have Koraidon you can use Gyrados or even Azumarill. Again you will want to match with NPCs that have intimidate. You can then simply just spam strong attacks like Hurricane (Gyrados) and Belly Drum/Play Rough (Azumarill) into Tera. Eventually you will bring it down.

Group: One attacker is Koraidon holding Life Orb while the other three are bulky Screech supports with Zoom Lens (Corviknight for example). Use the following moves to easily win to the fight:

T1 – Koraidon uses Swords Dance. Supports 3x Screech.

T2 – Supports Attack Cheer. Koraidon uses Flare Blitz.

Using this setup you should one shot Samurott. Keep in mind when doing this as a group you want to have communication with the players you are playing with during the fight. Otherwise the plan could fall apart quickly.

What Items does Samurott Drop during the Raid?

Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet Samurott Tera Raid rewards screen.
Some of the rewards you get from defeating Samurott.

NOTE: Make a 3x Green Bell Pepper, Butter, Spicy Mystica, and Sweet Mystica sandwhich before fighting Samurott. This sandwich triggers Raid Power: Poison Level 3 which improves the amount of items received at the end of Poison Tera Type Raids.

Like other raids Samurott drops items when it is caught/defeated. The items Samurott can drop are high level Raid items and you get a lot of them. You will not get everything each time you complete the Tera Raid. There is a percentage chance drop rate for each item, which you can find over on Serebii. The list of things you can potentially get from this raid are as follows:

  • Ability Patch.
  • Ability Capsule.
  • Bottle Caps.
  • Rare Candies.
  • Exp Candy L/XL.
  • Protein.
  • Bug Tera Shards.
  • TM 088 – Swords Dance.
  • Ability Patch.
  • Star Pieces.
  • Comet Shards.
  • Nugget.
  • PP Up.
  • Lonely Mints.

Once you’ve caught Samurott once, you are not able to catch it again. You can, however, farm the raid for the items listed above if you so choose. This can be done by changing your system clock or by helping other online players.

That’s all you need to know to complete the Samurott Tera Raid in Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet. This raid is fairly tough and does require you to put come effort into completing. If you are struggling, drop look for people in the comments below to help you.

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