Prepare to witness the rise of a true force in the land of Pokemon Scarlet & Violet. Don't be fooled by its adorable appearance; this penguin means business! Brace yourself for an epic clash as Empoleon, the Water and Steel-type powerhouse, takes center stage in the 7-Star Tera Raid battles.
Hailing from the Sinnoh region and evolved from the humble Piplup and Prinplup, Empoleon draws inspiration from the mighty Emperor penguin and the legendary Napoleon Bonaparte. Get ready for your own Waterloo, but with a splash of Water-type moves, as we delve into the secrets of defeating the formidable 7-Star Tera Raid Empoleon in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet.
The battles featuring Empoleon with the illustrious Mightiest Mark will commence on Thursday, February 1, 2024, at 4:00 PM PST and continue until Sunday, February 4, 2024, at 3:59 PM PST. But hold your Poke Balls, as this feathery fiesta will return for an encore the following weekend, starting Thursday, February 8, 2024, at 4:00 PST, and concluding on Sunday, February 11, 2024, at 3:59 PST.
Remember, you can challenge Empoleon as many times as your heart desires, but capturing this majestic creature is limited to one per Pokemon Scarlet & Violet account. So, if you manage to seize Empoleon during the first weekend, subsequent battles will only yield Tera Raid rewards without the chance of capturing Empoleon again.
Empoleon, the dual Water and Steel-type marvel, boasts an Ice Tera-type in the Scarlet & Violet Tera Raid battles. To exploit its icy vulnerabilities and withstand its potent Water and Steel-type moves, arm yourself with Fighting and Water-type Pokemon.
Beware! The Empoleon showcased in the Scarlet & Violet Tera Raid battles comes armed with the Hidden Ability known as Competitive. This ability pumps up the Pokemon's Special Attack sharply when its stats are lowered by an opposing Pokemon. Prepare for mind games and cunning strategies!
While we can't unveil Empoleon's precise move set until the Raid goes live, we anticipate the following configuration:
Now, let's crack the code to defeating the Mighty Empoleon with the Mightiest Mark in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet. The key lies in preventing the activation of its ability. Avoid deploying Pokemon with abilities like Intimidate and refrain from using moves that lower stats, such as Screech, unless Empoleon's ability has been neutralized or disabled.
Additionally, note that Empoleon's Special Defense stat slightly surpasses its Physical Defense stat. While a Physical Attacker can lend a helping hand, don't disregard the potential of a Special Attack-focused Pokemon.
To neutralize Empoleon's ability, employ Pokemon with moves like Skill Swap. Once you've nullified its advantage, unleash the full force of type advantages while capitalizing on resistance to Water and Steel moves.
Now, let's dive into a list of potent counters for the 7-Star Tera Raid Empoleon in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet:
But wait! Don't expect to encounter the Shiny form of Empoleon in these 7-Star Tera Raid battles. However, if fortune favors you and you capture an Empoleon, there's a chance to breed a Shiny Piplup in Eggs. Isn't that egg-cellent?
This concludes our guide on battling the Empoleon Tera Raid in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet. If you're heading back into Paldea to prepare for the fight, be sure to peruse our other guides, including the Paldea Pokedex, the best starter Pokemon, how to acquire Marks, compatibility with Pokemon Home, unlocking 5 & 6-star Tera Raids, obtaining Rotom Phone cases, changing clothes, co-op with friends, discovering Shiny forms, crafting sandwich recipes, mastering egg breeding, and securing Rare Candy in Scarlet & Violet.
Get ready to waddle into the fray and conquer the indomitable Empoleon! Good luck, trainers!