Whenever a Community Day takes place in Pokémon Go, the day also features an exclusive ticket available for players who want to increase their chances of getting the event's Pokémon. For the Community Day event on September 19th, Oshawott is in the spotlight and you can evolve him into a Samurott, where he can learn the exclusive move, Hydro Cannon. Before the event takes place, players may consider getting the Special Research ticket before the event. Should you get the special ticket, From Scalchops to Seamitars?
Unfortunately, even with the added Hydro Cannon bonus to Samurott's moveset, we advise against players trying to get this Community Ticket this time around. It's mainly because of Samurott's usefulness and how he doesn't seem to stand out as a good choice in Great or Ultra League competitions.
What holds this Pokémon back is the fact that it's not a bulky Water-type. It has some of the lowest defense stats of many Water-type Pokémon, and while the Hydro Cannon's added damage makes it a more practical choice, we don't think you'll see it too often in any of the PvP competitions. However, it depends on the type of Pokémon team you use.
For example, Samurott's best move set consists of quick fury cut and charged hydrocannon and megacorn moves. It makes Samurott an excellent counter to Dark, Grass, and Psychic-types, so if you have a team that needs to counter these types, Samurott is a good choice. But it's not the option for everyone.
Overall, Samurott is not the best Pokémon for this choice. There are more tips much further down the line, but if you want to increase your chances of catching him on September 19th, it's not a bad way to get a lot of items to use during the event.