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Hisuian Samurott 7-Star Tera Raid Guide: Best Counters in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

Best 7-star tera raid counter guide for Samurott the Formidable Pokémon in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet.
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  • Hisuian Samurott will be in Tera Raid battles from 00:00 UTC on November 24th through 23:59 UTC on November 26th and repeat from December 1st through December 3rd.
  • Hisuian Samurott will have Water tera typing and be weak to Grass, and Electric.
  • The two best counters for Hisuian Samurott are Iron Hands and Bellibolt.

Concluding the trio lineup of starters from the Hisui region featured in 7-star raids our next Pokémon featured in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet will be Hisuian Samurott. Players have already faced Samurott in its base form in late March of 2023 but this will be the first time fans will be able to natively catch the Pokémon in its Pokémon Legends: Arceus form.

Hisuian Samurott will be available in two time periods, so be sure to be ready when they come by! Hisuian Samurott will be in Tera Raid battles from 00:00 UTC on November 24th through 23:59 UTC on November 26th and repeat from December 1st through December 3rd.

Unlock the High-Level Raids

If you haven’t battled in the 7-Star tera raids, this is what is going to take you the most time. To unlock access you need to have finished the core story of Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, which shouldn’t be an issue at this point. You’ll be asked to go around and battle all the gyms again, then participate in the Ace Tournament. All of that shouldn’t give you too much difficulty, so all that’s left is to participate in ten tera raids of 4 and 5-star difficulty.

When you’ve participated in enough of them, you should see 7-star tera raids start to pop up on your map but only when you are connected online.

How to Capture Hisuian Samurott

Tera raid encounter for Hisuian Samurott

Start by finding the raid den for Hisuian Samurott, it’ll be a dark, black flashing Water-type icon on your map. Hisuian Samurott will always be a Water tera-type for these raids, so that’s going to help determine the best counter to take him down.

The 7-Star Raids are very tough, so it’s recommended you go in with a group of actual players and don’t just fill up your team with NPC players. But, if you think the Pokémon you have is up to the challenge, people have soloed the 7-star raids in the past.

Rewards for Hisuian Samurott

What kinds of rewards do you get for taking down Hisuian Samurott? You’ll be able to add Hisuian Samurott to your Pokémon collection and this one comes with the Mightiest Mark, so he’ll appear on the battlefield as Hisuian Samurott the Unrivaled.

You’ll also get the best chance at Herba Mystica, Ability Patches, Capsules, a large amount of Tera Shards, and plenty of items to sell for Pokédollars. Plus, the best chances at Bottle Caps and Golden Bottle Caps for hyper training.

Hisuian Samurottm’s Set-Up

Hisuian Samurott will have the Sharpness hidden ability which means all of its “slicing moves” will have their power multiplied by 1.5 so having a Pokémon able to tank a couple of hits will be a must to defeat him.

Best Counters for Hisuian Samurott

Hisuian Samurott has a lot of great counters taking into account his Water typing, with his move set in mind the best way to beat it will be by using Electric moves. Below you will find two Pokémon that will be able to take it down with ease!

Iron Hands

Here are all the basic details you need to know at a glance to get your Iron Hands prepared.

  • Tera Type: Electric (is the most optimal but can be any)
  • Nature: Adamant (Attack Up, Special Attack Down)
  • EV Spread: HP 252, Attack 252, Defense 4
  • Ability: Quark Drive
  • Held Item: Booster Energy
  • Necessary moves:
    • Belly Drum
    • Drain Punch
    • Thunder Punch

Start the raid by using Belly Drum, this will raise your Attack stat to the maximum capacity and reduce your health drastically. After setting up all you need to do is attack with Thunder Punch and if you happen to get low in health use Drain Punch. Repeat the process until you defeat Samurott.


Here are all the basic details you need to know at a glance to get your Hisuian Samurott prepared.

  • Tera Type: Electric
  • Nature: Modest (Special Attack Up, Attack Down)
  • EV Spread: HP 252, Special Attack 252, Defense 4
  • Ability: Electromorphosis
  • Held Item: Shell Bell
  • Moveset:
    • Acid Spray
    • Thunderbolt
    • Parabolic Charge

Utilize Acid Spray to lower Hisuian Samurott’s Special Defense and follow it up with multiple Thunderbolts, similarly to Iron Hands keep your eye on your health, and if you do get low enough attack with Parabolic Charge. Your super effective moves combined with your ability should make defeating Hisuian Samurott an easy job.