How to find the Samurott Tera Raid in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

It’s 7-Star raid time again

There has barely been a moment’s rest since the 7-Star Decidueye event hit Pokemon Scarlet & Violet, and now 7-Star Samurott is already upon us. If you’ve participated in raid events since Charizard hit the scene, then you know the drill by now. If not, as long as you fulfill the prerequisites, you’ll be throwing your face at this event before you know it.

Let’s go over how to unlock and subsequently find Samurott.

Here are when the Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Samurott events start

  • March 31 – April 2, 2023
  • April  7 – April 9, 2023

Samurott will only appear during these two weekends.

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Make sure you have high-end raids unlocked

Naturally, if you’re looking to challenge a 7-Star Raid, you should be able to cleanly defeat 6-Star raids. To unlock these, make sure you’ve completed all the core story paths and watched the credits roll after The Way Home story concludes. From here, you’ll need to finish the post-game quests that immediately unlock. After fighting a handful of raids with a 4-Star difficulty minimum, 7-Star raids will be available on the overworld and via online play while they are active.

Check out our detailed guide for unlocking high-end raids.

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Locate the Samurott raid den on the main map

With these prerequisites behind you, 7-Star Raids will finally appear on your map. Look for a dark flashing Bug-Type icon to locate Samurott. Samurott will always sport a Bug Tera Type, which should streamline both finding the encounter and preparing for it. If it does not appear, go into your main menu and press the L button to connect to the internet.

You can choose to either fight Samurott with a group of CPU companions or let other players enter your lobby. Joining other players is highly recommended unless you’ve discovered a solo-viable strategy for the fight. Make sure to bring a level 100 Pokemon with maxed EVs and IVs to help your allies.

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Search for a Samurott raid if one isn’t available!

If you wish to farm this encounter for the sweet loot that it drops, you’ll want to join other rooms online. This is fortunately a simple process.

Connect to the internet, then select the Poke Portal in the main menu. Select Tera Raid Battle, then search for a silhouette of Samurott. The card will be yellow with seven blue stars, so you can’t miss it. Many people will be running this event while it’s live, so connecting to a room may take a minute. If your connection fails, just try again until it works.

If no Samurott raids show up, wait for the “check for new postings” sign to light up on the bottom right side of the screen. Press X and hopefully a Samurott card will appear. If not, you’ll have to wait a minute or two for the check for new postings prompt to appear again.

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