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Best Moveset for Samurott in Pokemon GO

We've uncovered the best moveset for Samurott in Pokemon GO
We've uncovered the best moveset for Samurott in Pokemon GO / Niantic Labs

We've uncovered the best moveset for Samurott in Pokemon GO.

Samurott is among the featured Pokemon of the day thanks to Oshawott's Community Day feature this Sunday, Sept. 19. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. local time, trainers will be able to encounter and catch this otter Pokemon in an increased amount with Samurott guaranteed to learn its signature move, Razor Shell. For those who may not have the chance to get a Samurott with Razor Shell, however, we've outlined the best moveset for the Pokemon.

Best Moveset for Samurott in Pokemon GO

The best moveset for Samurott in Pokemon GO contains the quick move Waterfall and charged move Hydro Pump. Both of these are water-type moves and thus benefit from Same-Type Attack Bonus (STAB).

Samurott, itself, has a surprisingly small move pool. Its only other available quick move, Fury Cutter, is a bug-type move and therefore not eligible for STAB. Meanwhile, its other charged moves, Blizzard and Megahorn, are ice and bug-type, respectively. Nevertheless, here's why we've chosen the two moves listed above.

Waterfall is the best quick move due to both the STAB effect and its combined damage per second (DPS) and energy per second (EPS) output. While Fury Cutter does have a higher EPS—15 compared to Waterfall's 7—its DPS is dismal. Fury Cutter only does 3 damage per hit as opposed to Waterfall's 16. Additionally, while Waterfall can only be performed once every second, it still outclasses Fury Cutter's ~twice per second DPS output of 7.

Hydro Pump follows the same logic. Not only does it do 130 damage—comparable only with Blizzard—it only costs ~30 energy to use. This makes it the quickest charged move to proc in Samurott's move pool. Therefore, it has a DPS output of ~47.

Players can evolve a Samurott from Dewott using 100 candies and Dewott from Oshawott using 25 candies.