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

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

Following the February 2024 Pokémon Presents, the Pokémon Company announced that all three original Kanto starters would be making a comeback in powerful seven-star raids. Blastoise with the Steel Tera type is the second of the trio to become available in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, and will be followed by a Dragon Tera-type Charizard next week.

If you want the best chance to pick up your own Mighty Blastoise here is everything you need to know.

When does the Blastoise raid start?

Unlike the usual seven-star raids, which are held over two weekends, the Mighty Blastoise will be available for an entire week. One raid will appear in each game every day, but you can only catch Blastoise once.

Here is when Blastoise raids will be available:

  • Tuesday, March 5, 2024 until Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Raids will change over at 7pm ET on March 12, when Charizard will take over raids.

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

Blastoise is more of a defensive than an offensive Pokémon, which means you will need to boost your stats if you hope to knock it out within the time limit. While it doesn’t have the greatest offensive stats, it will still be able to deal a lot of damage if it lands a Super-Effective hit, so you will want to make sure you have a good type match-up. Luckily Blastoise doesn’t have amazing coverage, so there are a number of Pokémon that are viable for these raids.

Mighty Blastoise with Steel Tera type as it appeared in 7-star Tera raids in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

The Mighty Blastoise in this week's 7-star raids has a Steel Tera type.

Blastoise uses Withdraw and puts up the barrier turn one. It also has Iron Defense so your physical attackers will be useless here. After the barrier breaks, Blastoise will use Shell Smash to boost its offense and speed, and Rain Dance for recovery. We recommend that you wipe the boost, or override the weather here for your best chance at survival.

Here is the set for the Mighty Blastoise:

The Mighty Blastoise – Level 100

  • Nature – Naive
  • Ability – Rain Dish
  • Item – None
  • Tera type – Steel
  • Move set – Withdraw, Iron Defense, Aura Sphere, Flash Cannon, Hydro Pump, Shell Smash, Rain Dance

Best counters for Blastoise – Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

Steel is weak to Fighting-, Ground-, and Fire-type damage but unfortunately the latter two are weak to Blastoise’s Water-type attacks. However, there are ways around this with some smart Tera and ability choices. Special attackers are key here with Blastoise constantly raising its defense and a weather setter is a good option too.

These are the four Pokémon we recommend against Mighty Blastoise.

Gastrodon (West) on a Scarlet & Violet background.
Pokemon SV DLC Terapagos
Pokémon Go Dialga on Steel-type background.
A pink Pokémon on a colorful background.