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

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Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Rillaboom 7-Star Tera Raid event is live, and players will have a chance to win this powerful Pokemon for their teams if they beat the Raid battle. Here’s our guide with the best strategy to win the Rillaboom Tera Raid, with tips, strategies, and more.

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet has got players buzzing by featuring the Gen 9 Starter Pokemon Rillaboom with a special Tera Type in the game’s ongoing 7-Star Tera Raid event. Rillaboom was one of the best species for battles in Pokemon Sword & Shield. Now, players are eager to beat this challenging Tera Raid and use Rillaboom in the Paldea region.

To defeat this 7-Star Tera Raid successfully, players need to know what Rillaboom’s moveset is and build the best counters to beat the Tera Raid successfully.

So, here are all the details about the Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Rillaboom Tera Raid event.

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Rillaboom Tera Raid date & time

“Rillaboom the Unrivaled” is available in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet 7-Star Tera Raid Battles from August 3 at 5 PM PT / 8 PM ET / 1 AM BST (August 4) to August 5 at 5 PM PT / 8 PM ET / 1 AM BST (August 6).

Any Rillaboom caught during the event will have the Mightiest Mark and 6 perfect IVs. Pokemon Scarlet & Violet players should also know that only one Rillaboom can be caught per save file. While players won’t be able to capture another Rillaboom, they can still battle it again to claim rewards such as Normal-type Tera Crystals.

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Where to find Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Rillaboom Tera Raid

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Rillaboom Tera Raid spots can be found by locating Black Crystals shining on the game map. By going to these spots, players can participate in the Rillaboom 7-Star Tera Raid.

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

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Rillaboom Raid Tera Type & moveset

Rillaboom has the Normal Tera Type in the Pokemon Scarlet and Violet 7-Star Tera Raid. So it is only weak to Fighting-type moves. It will be immune to Ghost-type attacks but has no resistances.

When it comes to Rillaboom’s moveset, it has Drum Beating (Grass), Boomburst (Normal), Low Kick (Fighting), and Acrobatics (Flying). In some Tera Raids, Rillaboom can also use Body Slam (Normal), Bulk Up (Fighting), and Growth (Grass).

Players should know that Rillaboom can boost its Attack and Special Attack stats Attack with Growth, boost its Attack and Defense stats with Bulk Up, and use Boomburst to hit all counters. In addition, it can use Low Kick to dish out super-effective damage on your Fighting-type counters.

Like all 7-Star Pokemon, Rillaboom will have its Hidden Ability Grassy Surge. Due to this ability, Rillaboom will apply Grassy Terrain to the battlefield for 5 turns and it will be activated from turn 0.

Best counters for Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Rillaboom Tera Raid

The best counters for the Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Rillaboom Tera Raid are Annihilape, Chesnaught, and Corviknight.

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Rillaboom has a high Attack stat and that’s why it is recommended to go with counters that don’t take too much damage from Rillaboom’s moves. We recommend using Pokemon that can boost their stats and recover during battle.

So here are some of the best strategies you can build with your counters for beating the Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Rillaboom Tera Raid.

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Rillaboom uses its wooden drum for both offense and defense.

Best Annihilape strategy for Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Rillaboom Tera Raid

Annihilape has been the preferred Fighting-type Pokemon in Scarlet & Violet due to its impressive Attack stat and excellent movepool.

Annihilape can use moves like Drain Punch, Bulk Up, and Close Combat to stay healthy throughout the battle and tank Rillaboom’s attacks easily. In addition, Close Combat can deal heavy super-effective damage to Rillaboom. But be careful of the self-debuff from this move and rely more on Drain Punch instead.

Best Chesnaught strategy for Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Rillaboom Tera Raid

Chesnaught was introduced to Pokemon Scarlet & Violet through its own 7-Star Tera Raid. Since then, players have been using Chesnaught a lot because of its high bulk and good Attack stat.

Offensively, Chesnaught isn’t too different from Annihilape. But what truly sets Chesnaught apart is its access to the Belly Drum move. Chesnaught can use this move to maximize its Attack and deal powerful blows to Rillaboom with moves like Drain Punch, Hammer Arm, and Close Combat.

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Best Corviknight strategy for Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Rillaboom Tera Raid

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Corviknight is one of the best Pokemon to utilize the Fighting Tera Type.

Corviknight is one of the bulkiest Pokemon in Scarlet & Violet because of its access to the deadly combo of Body Press and Iron Defense. In addition, Corviknight also resists Rillaboom’s moves and so it is excellent for defense.

It can keep on boosting its Defense stat with Iron Defense and dish out high damage with Body Press. You can also add Roost to its movepool to ensure recovery during the battle.

That’s all you need to know about the ongoing Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Rillaboom Tera Raid. For more content on Pokemon, be sure to check out our other guides:

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