How to beat Emboar Tera Raid in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet: Tips & best counters for 7-Star event

Niladri Sarkar
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Pokemon Scarlet and Violet is all set to feature Emboar in 7-Star Tera Raids, letting you add this powerful starter to your team. So here’s all you need to know to beat it, along with its weaknesses, top counters to use, and more.

Starters have been the crux of 7-Star Tera Raids in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. You can soon take on the popular Fire/Fighting-type Pokemon Emboar but you need a solid team of counters to beat it easily.

So here are all the details on the weaknesses, recommended counters, and battle strategies to defeat Emboar 7-Star Tera Raids in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Emboar Tera Raid start date & time

The Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Emboar Tera Raids will run from June 13, 2024, at 5:00 PM PT / 8:00 PM ET / 1:00 AM BST (June 14) / 12:00 AM GMT (June 14) until June 16, 2024, at 4:59 PM PT / 7:59 PM ET / 12:59 PM BST / 11:59 PM GMT.

These Raids will return for a second round from June 20, 2024, at 5:00 PM PT / 8:00 PM ET / 1:00 AM BST (June 21) / 12:00 AM GMT (June 21) until June 23, 2024, at 4:59 PM PT / 7:59 PM ET / 12:59 PM BST / 11:59 PM GMT.

Emboar caught during the event will have the Mightiest Mark and six perfect IVs. Keep in mind that you can only capture one Emboar per save file. Though you won’t be able to catch another one, you can still battle it again to claim useful items.

Emboar Tera Raid type & expected moveset in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

Emboar will have the Electric Tera Type in its Pokemon Scarlet and Violet 7-Star Tera Raid, so it is only weak to Ground-type attacks.

Coming to its Raid moveset, Emboar is expected to have any of the following moves:

  • Flare Blitz (Fire)
  • Sunny Day (Fire)
  • Bulk Up (Fighting)
  • Wild Charge (Electric)
  • Grass Knot (Grass)
  • Solar Beam (Grass)
  • Scald (Water)

We will update this article with the confirmed moveset once the 7-Star Tera Raid event is live.

Best counters for Swampert Tera Raid in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

The top counters to defeat Emboar Tera Raids in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are Gliscor, Garchomp, and Swampert. These three are strong Physical Ground types that take advantage of Electric Tera Type Emboar’s weakness and low Defense stats of 65.

Also, these counters are immune to Emboar’s Electric-type move Wild Charge, which it is more or less guaranteed to have thanks to its ability, Reckless, powering up recoil attacks. They also resist at least one of Emboar’s Fire or Fighting STAB (Same Type Attack Bonus) moves.

Best Gliscor strategy

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Gliscor is found in the Kitakami region of the Teal Mask DLC.

The Ground/Flying-type Gliscor is a deadly counter to Emboar, dealing super-effective damage with the powerful Earthquake. Gliscor can shrug off Wild Charge and use Swords Dance to boost its 95 Attack stat by two stages, making Earthquake more potent.

Taunt is a great way to prevent the Raid Boss from using setup moves like Sunny Day or Bulk Up, both of which can make Emboar more difficult to handle. Roost helps it recover after being hit by coverage moves while its ability, Poison Heal, goes flawlessly with the Held Item Toxic Orb to regain HP each turn.

Best Garchomp strategy

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Garchomp is among the best Pseudo Legendary Pokemon.

Pseudo Legendary Pokemon Garchomp has always been a reliable force in Scarlet and Violet battles and it doesn’t disappoint in beating Emboar either.

With a fantastic 130 Attack stat, its Earthquake hits extremely hard and after being boosted by Swords Dance, can even OHKO the Raid Boss. With Garchomp’s impressive bulk, it can tank Emboar’s attacks to use Swords Dance without stress and proceed to knock it out.

One major advantage of using Garchomp is that Emboar doesn’t learn any moves that Garchomp is weak to, making this powerful Dragon/Ground-type beast an asset to your team.

Best Swampert strategy

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Swampert is only weak to Grass-type moves.

With Swampert headlining 7-Star Tera Raids before Emboar in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, many trainers are bound to have this powerful Gen 3 starter on their side.

Remember that Swampwert is 4x weak to Grass-type attacks and Emboar has quite a few in its learnset like Grass Know, Trailbaze, and even Solar Beam. So, you can go with Tera Ground to negate the glaring weakness to a great extent and also get 2x STAB on Earthquake.

Additionally, you can use the move Rain Dance to overrule Sunny Day and weaken Emboar’s Fire-type moves, helping you and your teammates greatly.

Where to find Emboar Tera Raids in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

You can find Emboar Tera Raids in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet by finding Black Crystals shining on the game map. By reaching these spots, you can immediately participate in the 7-Star Tera Raid event.

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Black Crystal spots on the Paldean map indicate a 7-Star Tera Raid.

This is all you need to know to beat Emboar Tera Raids in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. After you’re back in Paldea for this 7-Star event, check out how to farm Herba Mystica to use in sandwich recipes and enjoy higher shiny odds in the region.

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