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Best Pokémon for Empoleon Tera Raid: How to beat the Empoleon seven-star Tera Raid event

Everything you need to know about the Empoleon seven-star Tera Raids in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

Empoleon is the target of the next set of seven-star Tera raids, and it will be a difficult Pokémon to take down and capture. The Generation 4 starter will be available for all players of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. Empoleon's first run is already live, but it is only available for a limited time before it is gone for good.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Empoleon seven-star Tera raids.

When does the Empoleon raid start?

Similar to other seven-star raids, Empoleon will be available over two weekends. There will be one raid available on each of the days so you will have six chances to catch the powerful ‘mon.

Here are the dates when Empoleon is available:

  • From Friday, February 2, 2024, until Sunday, February 4, 2024
  • From Friday, February 9, 2024, until Sunday, February 11, 2024

7-Star Tera Raid Empoleon stats, moves, and ability – Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

The scariest thing about Empoleon is that it comes with the ability Competitive, which sharply boosts its Special Attack every time a stat is dropped. This means that you cannot use the usual stat-dropping methods that usually help in Tera raids, and if the NPCs bring an Arcanine or Staraptor then you might as well reset.

The Ice Tera type makes things a little easier, as it is a defensively poor typing, though it does mean that its Ice Beams can be dangerous. It also has a fairly diverse move pool which can make it a little difficult to counter.

The Mightiest Empoleon – Level 100

  • Nature – Modest
  • Ability – Competitive
  • Item – None
  • Tera type – Ice
  • Move set – Ice Beam, Surf, Flash Cannon, Grass Knot, Snowscape, Blizzard, Iron Defense

Best counters for Empoleon – Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

Due to its high Special Attack and Competitive ability, your Pokémon will need a high Special Defense stat, a good defensive typing, and the ability to boost its own stats rather than lowering Empoleon’s.

Here are some of the best options to take down Empoleon.

Iron Hands
Gholdengo on a Scarlet & Violet background.
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Pokedex Kingambit
Dusk Mane Necrozma