We have discovered the best moves of Samurott in Pokemon GO.
Samurott is among today’s special Pokemon thanks to Oshawott’s Community Day feature on Sunday, September 19. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. local time, Trainers will be able to encounter and capture this otter Pokemon in increasing quantity with the guaranteed Samurott Get to know its signature move, the Razor Shell. For those who may not have the opportunity to get Samurott with the Razor Shell, we have outlined the best move combination for Pokemon.
Samurott’s best move set in Pokemon GO contains fast-moving Waterfall and a charged-up water pump. Both are water type moves and therefore benefit from the same type attack bonus (STAB).
Samurott, by itself, has a surprisingly small transmission range. Its only other fast move available, the Fury Cutter, is a bug-type move and is therefore ineligible for STAB. Meanwhile, its other charged moves, Blizzard and Megahorn, are icy and insect-type, respectively. However, here’s why I chose the two above-mentioned moves.
The waterfall is the best fast-moving due to both the STAB effect, its combined damage per second (DPS) and energy output per second (EPS). While the Fury Cutter has a higher EPS – 15 compared to Waterfall’s 7 – its DPS is dismal. Fury Cutter only deals 3 damage per hit compared to Waterfall’s 16. Additionally, while Waterfall can only be performed once every second, it still beats Fury Cutter’s ~2 times DPS output of 7.
The water pump follows the same logic. Not only does it deal 130 damage — only comparable to a snowstorm — it only costs 30 energy to use. This makes it the fastest running-charged action in the Samurott drivetrain. Therefore, it has a DPS output of ~47.
Players can evolve Samurott from Dewott with 100 candies and Dewott from Oshawott with 25 candies.
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