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Pokemon Ratings

PvE Attacker Rating 2 / 5
Great League PVP Rating See all 2.5 / 5
Ultra League PVP Rating See all 2.5 / 5
Master League PVP Rating See all 2 / 5

Pokemon Stats

94.60 kg Weight
1.50 m Height
Pokemon Max CP
Level 50: 3,194
Level 40: 2,826
Level 25: 2,018 (Raid + Weather)
Level 20: 1,614 (Raid)
Level 15: 1,211 (Research Tasks)
ATK 212
DEF 157
STA 216

Pokemon Family

PVE Movesets Grades

Show Suboptimal/Unranked Movesets

PVE Offensive Moves Explanation

  • Waterfall benefits from STAB and is the superior choice for offense.
  • Fury Cutter is great for its energy gains, which lets it trail right behind even without STAB. 
  • Hydro Cannon is the best Charge Move for offense. 
  • Hydro Pump is a step down, and is less consistent as a 1-bar move. 
  • Megahorn could pair with Fury Cutter to fulfill a Bug-type role, but this isn't the best use of Samurott.
  • Blizzard is a good 1-bar move, but lacking STAB makes it an inferior option. 
  • Razor Shell is bad for PvE. 

PVE Defensive Moves Explanation

  • Waterfall is the best fast move on defense due to its high base power.
  • Don't use Fury Cutter for defense. 
  • Hydro Cannon is the best Charge Move for defense overall, being the hardest to dodge while also hitting hard with STAB. 
  • Blizzard is the next best choice for gym defense and also provides wide coverage. 
  • Megahorn is pretty bad in comparison as a 1-bar move. 
  • Hydro Pump lacks coverage that other 1-bar moves provide, and is slower to access than other Water Charge Moves. 
  • Razor Shell is easily spammed as a 3-bar move, but its damage output is poor and lacks coverage. 

PVE Overview

Samurott is the Water-type starter of Gen 5, which means it's destined to receive a future Community Day move if Niantic continues its trend. While its performance with Hydro Cannon will be very similar to Swampert, at this point of the game that's a bit too late to get hyped about since many people already have superior Water Pokemon like Kyogre and Kingler. It'll still be a good option for PokeDraft or if you don't have a good Water-type team, but it won't be making any big waves like Kyogre. 

PVP Movesets Grades

Quick Charge ATK
A
B

PvP Moveset Explanation

Fury Cutter or Waterfall + Hydro Cannon* and Megahorn

Fury Cutter is generally more preferable for its faster energy generation, letting Samurott access its Charge Moves sooner. Waterfall can be effective when shields are in play due to its high STAB damage output, but will decrease the frequency of using Charge Moves. 

Hydro Cannon is mandatory for Samurott due to its low energy cost and high Damage Per Energy (DPE) value. Megahorn is the cheapest Charge Move energy-wise that provides some type of coverage, though this isn't always enough to fight back against certain meta Grass Pokemon. Blizzard is slightly stronger but unappealing due to its huge energy demands. Razor Shell is an interesting option that costs the least amount of energy possible, and has a chance to debuff the opponent, making it a decent move to bait shields. Since Hydro Cannon deals twice as much Damage Per Energy spent and is also quite cheap to use, Razor Shell is generally not recommended due to the lack of coverage and inconsistent debuff procs. 

PvP Rating Explanation

Great League: 2.5 / 5

As a Water-type, Samurott competes with various other Water-types for a roster slot on the team, but is benched primarily due to its suboptimal moveset, and to a lesser extent, its unimpressive bulk. Access to Hydro Cannon following the Oshawott Community Day is a much needed improvement to Samurott's kit, but Samurott somewhat falls behind other meta Water-types. Megahorn gives Samurott a niche against certain Grass counters, as well as Psychic and Dark-types, but this isn't as valuable against the overall meta. 

Ultra League: 2.5 / 5

Samurott is a few steps down from Swampert in terms of overall performance against the meta. Interestingly enough Samurott actually can beat Swampert in an even fight due to the latter taking neutral damage from Hydro Cannon instead of resisted damage, which is the opposite of the results from Great League. Access to Megahorn is a nice perk due to the common usage of Dark-types in this league, and the combination with Fury Cutter can flip certain matchups against Grass Pokemon if Samurott can successfully land Megahorn or bait with Hydro Cannon. 

Master League: 2 / 5

Samurott falls behind Kyogre, Swampert, and Gyarados in this league. 

Fast Moves

3
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Bug

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
0.40
0.30
15.00
7.50
9.38
16
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Water

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
1.20
0.15
6.67
13.33
16.67

Charge Moves

130
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Water

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
3.30
2.10
0.00
1.30
39.39
49.24
51.21
130
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Ice

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
3.10
1.40
0.00
1.30
41.94
52.42
54.52
110
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Bug

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.20
0.20
0.00
1.10
50.00
62.50
55.00
45
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Water

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
1.30
0.35
0.00
1.36
34.62
43.27
47.20

Elite Charge Moves

90
More Info

Water

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
1.90
1.10
0.00
1.80
47.37
59.21
85.26

Secondary Charge Move Unlock Cost

Candy 25
Stardust 10,000

Other

Flee Rate 5.0 %
Buddy Distance 3 km
Capture Rate5.0 %

Pokemon Type Chart

Vulnerable

160% damage
160% damage

Resistant

62.5% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage

Pokemon Min/Max CP Values

How to use: You need to know your Pokemon's exact level. To find exactly what level your Pokémon is, power up your Pokémon following this chart until you're certain of your level from Stardust cost changes.

A Pokémon's minimum level is 1.

Every time you power up, your Pokémon gains half a level.

StardustLevelMin CPMax CP
20013439
2001.57182
2002108125
2002.5144167
4003181210
4003.5218253
4004255295
4004.5292338
6005328381
6005.5365423
6006402466
6006.5439509
8007476551
8007.5512594
8008549637
8008.5586679
10009623722
10009.5660765
100010696807
100010.5731848
130011766888
130011.5801928
130012836969
130012.58701009
1600139051049
160013.59401090
1600149751130
160014.510101170
19001510451211
190015.510791251
19001611141291
190016.511491332
22001711841372
220017.512191413
22001812541453
220018.512881493
25001913231534
250019.513581574
25002013931614
250020.514281655
30002114621695
300021.514971735
30002215321776
300022.515671816
35002316021857
350023.516371897
35002416721937
350024.517061978
40002517412018
400025.517762059
40002618112099
400026.518462139
45002718812180
450027.519152220
45002819502260
450028.519852301
50002920202341
500029.520552382
50003020902422
500030.521072442
60003121242462
600031.521422483
60003221592503
600032.521772523
70003321942543
700033.522122563
70003422292583
700034.522462604
80003522642624
800035.522812644
80003622992664
800036.523162684
90003723332704
900037.523512725
90003823682745
900038.523862765
100003924032785
1000039.524202805
100004024382826
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