Best Gastrodon build for 7-Star Greninja Tera Raids in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

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Greninja is back in daunting 7-star Tera Raids, and here is the best Gastrodon build to counter Pokemon Scarlet & Violet’s Poison Tera type boss.

The fan-favorite Gen 5 starter Greninja is the next featured Pokemon in the incredibly challenging Scarlet & Violet 7-star Tera Raids. And with a hearty moveset and Poison Tera Type, players struggled to develop adequate counters.

This is because Greninja’s Poison typing makes it weak to Ground- and Psychic-type moves. But Ground- and Psychic-type Pokemon are especially weak to Greninja’s Dark and Water base typings. Not to mention that 7-Star Tera Raid bosses have more than four moves at their disposal, and Greninja has one of the most diverse movepools in the franchise.

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Luckily, one unique Ground-type Pokemon negates damage dealt by otherwise supereffective moves, and that’s the goopy monster Gastrodon. Here’s the best Gastrodon build for Greninja raids.

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Best Gastrodon build for Greninja Tera Raids

First up, you’ll want to get a Gastrodon with the ability Storm Drain. This makes the Pokemon immune to Water-type damage and increases its Special Attack by one stage every time it is attacked. Since Water-type moves are super effective against Ground types – which Gastrodon is – this ability is a game changer.

With Grenina boosting your Special Attack, trainers will want their moveset to be focused on that stat. Earth Power can be used to deal massive damage, while Mud Slap can lower Greninja’s accuracy. You may find it helpful to prioritize Mud Slap to lower Greninja’s accuracy as low as possible.

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Recover is a great choice to keep players in the fight longer as it restores Gastrodon’s health, and Acid Armor can be used to boost the Pokemon’s defense, allowing it to tank hits from non-Water moves. Finally, give the slug a Soft Sand to hold to boost its Ground-type attacks, and Gastrodon should be a viable option in this fight.

PokemonLevelMovesetHeld ItemAbilityNatureEVs & IVs
100– Earth Power– Mud Slap– Recover– Acid ArmorSoft SandStorm DrainModestHP & Special Attack

Best Gastrodon Moveset

  • Earth Power – learned at level 39
  • Mud Slap – learned at level 1
  • Recover – learned at level 1
  • Acid Armor – learned via breeding

That’s everything you need to know about Gastrodon in Greninja Tera Raids! Check out more Pokemon Scarlet & Violet guides below:

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