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The Pokémon Company has just started its new 7-star tera raid event for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, featuring the Johto Fire-type starter Typhlosion. This is the third Pokémon in a row to be the standard form of the Hisuian starters, after Samurott and Decidueye, and is likely to pose a tough challenge just like those.

This guide will tell you everything you need to know about Typhlosion’s move set, and the best counters in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

When does the Typhlosion raid start?

As we’ve seen with most other 7-star raid events, Typhlosion’s raid event will take place over two weekends. Like Decidueye and Samurott before it, these weekends will be back-to-back, rather than spaced out with two weeks in between like earlier 7-star raid events.

Here are the dates for the 7-star Typhlosion raid event:

  • April 14 to April 16
  • April 21 to April 23

7-star Tera Raid Typhlosion stats, moves - Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

Typhlosion is a bit of a strange one, as it doesn’t really do anything particularly well. It’s a mixed attacker here, with some answers to the obvious picks, but it’s not all that difficult to wrap your head around.

Here’s what Typhlosion is running:

The Unrivaled Typhlosion - Level 100

  • Nature - Mild
  • Ability - Flash Fire
  • Item - None
  • Tera type - Ghost
  • Potential moveset - Eruption, Shadow Ball, Play Rough, Earthquake, Sunny Day

As mentioned earlier, Typhlosion can’t really do much of anything, and there’s no real gimmick on display here like there was with Samurott and Decidueye. It does have a Ghost tera type, which means Shadow Ball hits hard with that monstrous special attack stat.

Other than that, it throws up Sunny Day on Turn 3, boosting its Fire-type moves, and it’s running its hidden ability, Flash Fire, so hitting it with Fire-type moves of your own is off the table.

Once you get past that, this flaming badger is pretty straightforward. It’s got Play Rough, providing it with a decent enough counter to Dark types, Eruption to deal huge damage in the sun, and Earthquake to deal a decent chunk of damage. Thankfully, Ghost types only have a couple weaknesses, so we know what to focus on.

Best counters for Typhlosion - Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

Given everything we know about Typhlosion, we want something that can resist burns and Fire-type moves, deal big damage, and stay alive for as long as possible. Typhlosion’s shallow move pool means finding counters should be fairly easy, since it’s lacking a lot of utility and coverage that would make it particularly dangerous.

Here’s what we recommend:

Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Annihilape.
Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Oranguru.
Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Ursaring.
A bird-like Pokémon on a colorful background.

We have a few general Tera Raid tips for you in store as well, if you want to make some additional preparations.