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

Niladri Sarkar
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Swampert is back to Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Tera Raids and you need to be well-prepared to defeat this powerful starter. So, here’s all about its weaknesses, top counters, and tips to win this 7-Star event with ease.

Swampert is one of the strongest starters in the Pokemon franchise, and Scarlet and Violet players can now battle it in 7-Star Tera Raids to add a dominant force to their Gen 9 teams.

That said, beating Swampert is no walk in the park, so you must be ready with a solid team to beat it without stress.

So here’s everything you need to beat Swampert 7-Star Tera Raids in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, along with its weaknesses, recommended counters, and battle strategies.

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Swampert Tera Raid start date & time

The Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Swampert 7-Star Tera Raids will run until June 9, 2024, at 4:59 PM PT / 7:59 PM ET / 12:59 PM BST / 11:59 PM GMT.

Swampert caught during the event will have the Mightiest Mark and six perfect IVs. Remember that you can only capture one Swampert per save file. While you won’t be able to catch another one, you can still battle it again to claim Herba Mystica.

Swampert Tera Raid type & moveset in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

Swampert will have the Poison Tera Type in its Pokemon Scarlet and Violet 7-Star Tera Raid, so its weaknesses include Ground and Psychic-type attacks.

Coming to its Raid moveset, Swampert will have any of the following moves:

  • Liquidation (Water)
  • Hydro Pump (Water)
  • Muddy Water (Water)
  • Earthquake (Ground)
  • Sludge Wave (Poison)
  • Yawn (Normal)

We’ll be sure to update this article with Swampert’s confirmed moveset once its 7-Star Tera Raids is live in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

Best counters for Swampert Tera Raid in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

The best counters to beat Swampert Tera Raids in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are Psychic types such as Slowbro, Latios, and Gastrodon.

Even though Poison Tera Type Swampert is weak to Ground types in addition to Psychic moves, it gets STAB (Same Type Attack Bonus) on Water-type moves, dealing super-effective damage to these counters. Also, Swampert gets STAB on its Ground and Poison-type attacks.

Best Slowbro strategy

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Slowbro resists Swampert’s Water-type attacks.

Slowbro is a bulky Water/Psychic-type Pokemon boasting 110 Defense stat, helping it tank Swampert’s strongest hits. It also has 100 Special Attack stat, threatening the Raid Boss with the dreaded move Stored Power, which gets higher damage output from stat-boosting moves like Calm Mind and Iron Defense.

These moves not only increase the OHKO potential of Stored Power but also make Slowbro bulkier. That’s not all as Slack Off helps Slowbro recover 50% of its max HP, keeping it healthier throughout the battle.

Best Latios strategy

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Latio’s ability, Levitate, makes it immune to Swampert’s Earthquake.

The Legendary Latios is an amazing counter, thanks to its incredible 130 Special Attack stat and its powerful signature move, Luster Purge. Aside from dishing out impressive damage, it also has a 50% chance to lower the Raid Boss’ Special Defense by one stage.

This Dragon/Psychic-type also gets Calm Mind, increasing its Special Attack and turning Luster Purge deadlier and more likely to eliminate Swampert in no time. Chilling Water is another super useful move that reduces the Raid Boss’ Attack by one stage, helping Latios as well as your other teammates.

Best Gastrodon strategy

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The Water/Ground-type Gastrodon is only weak to Grass-type moves, which Swampert doesn’t learn.

While Slowbro and Latios are your go-to counters to beat Swampert Tera Raids, you can add Gastrodon (East Sea) to pack some extra punch. Its biggest USP is its ability Storm Drain, which makes it immune to Swampert’s Water-type moves and also raises its Special Attack by one stage on being hit by any such move.

Gasrodon can then fire off a powerful Earth Power, dealing extensive damage, and use Recover to sustain itself throughout the battle. Mud-Slap is a handy move that makes Swampert’s moves less accurate, helping other Pokemon set up boosting moves.

Where to find Swampert Tera Raids in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

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

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

And there you have it! This is all you need to know to beat Swampert 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 odds during your shiny hunt in the region.

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