The best moveset for Samurott in Pokémon Go

Those who wish to check out Samurott on his Community Day in Pokémon Go will be thrilled to know that this previously lackluster Pokémon choice is about to receive much-needed love. However, it's still not the best choice and can't carry a team, but if you use it in certain cases with the correct Pokémon combo, Samurott can do a solid job with his updated moveset.

Samurott is a Water-type Pokémon. It will be weak against Electric and Grass-type moves, but is resistant to Fire, Ice, Steel, and Water-type attacks. The unfortunate thing about Samurott is that a cumbersome choice. It has a maximum CP of 2.826, an attack of 179, a defense of 135, and a stamina of 182. While it has quite a bit of health, it lacks adequate defenses and you don't want to leave it exposed in combat for too long.

These are all the moves Samurott can learn.

Quick moves

  • Fury Cutter (Bug type) - 2 damage and 4 energy per turn (2 damage per turn) - 1 turn
  • Cascade (Water type) - 12 damage and 2,6 energy per turn (4 damage per turn) - 3 turns

Moves loaded

  • Blizzard (Ice type) - 140 damage and 75 energy
  • Hydro Cannon (Water type) - 80 damage and 40 energy
  • Hydro Pump (Water type) - 130 damage and 75 energy
  • Megacorn (Bug-type): 110 damage and 55 energy
  • Razor Shell (Water-type) - 35 damage and 35 energy (50% chance to lower an opponent's defense by one rank)

When it comes to harvesting faster, Samurott will benefit far more from learning the fury cutter than he will get. While the cascade has a STAB modifier, the fury cutter provides ample amount of energy to use its charged moves, especially in the Grand League. Therefore, we highly recommend the Bug-type move, although it probably seems like an unlikely choice.

Next, for Samurott's charged moves, you want to stick with the hydrocannon, the Community Day move will be learning and the megacorn. These attacks will prove to be the best combination due to the amount of energy they require and how much they make. While the blizzard and the hydraulic pump both do the most damage, they cost too much energy to be effective.

The unfortunate thing with the new move, razor shell, is that it doesn't do enough damage to make it a worthwhile choice. The hydrocannon only takes five more energy, but does more than double the damage. So while the razor may seem like a good choice, it's actually better to use the hydraulic cannon and use it against other players.

The best moveset to teach Samurott is the fast-moving cutter fury and the charged hydrocannon and megacorn moves.

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