Inteleon weaknesses and best counters in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Inteleon is the final evolution of the adorable Water starter, Sobble, from Pokemon Sword and Shield. The latest Tera Raid gives this Pokemon the dangerous Ice Tera Type and demands a different approach to normal. Let me show you Inteleon’s weaknesses and best counters in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

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7 Star Tera Raid Inteleon weaknesses and best counters in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Inteleon has the Ice Tera Type giving it glaring weaknesses to Fighting, Fire, Steel, and Rock. As Inteleon is still a Water type underneath that Ice Tera Type, you’ll have a rough time if you bring a Fire or Rock Pokemon.

Iron Hands is an obvious choice for this Raid thanks to its bulk and Fighting/Electric dual typing. In fact, Iron Hands is a solid Raid Pokemon in general and is well worth building if you don’t have one already. The game plan with Iron Hands is to open with Belly Drum and Electric Terrain, then attack with Drain Punch and Wild Charge.

Inteleon’s Moveset

  • Snowscape
  • Blizzard
  • Tearful Look
  • Mist
  • Dark Pulse
  • Snipe Shot

Inteleon has a brutal move set and several ways to nullify stat changes. Tearful Look reduces your Attack and Mist prevents status changes. Inteleon likes to spam Blizzard, and during my testing, I rarely saw Dark Pulse. I never saw Inteleon use Snipe Shot, and I only realized it knew the attack after I’d caught it. Fortunately, our Annihilape build from the last 7 Star Tera Raid works just fine in this battle. This is what I used.

I choose you, Annihilape!

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Annihilape has been great for raids in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, regardless of the target’s weaknesses or best counters. 

This terrifying Fighting/Ghost type can solo the most challenging content in the game, including this Inteleon Raid. For the best results, this is how to build your very own raid killer.

  • Nature – Adamant (Attack up, SP Attack down)
  • EV Spread – 252 EVs in Attack, 252 EVs in HP
  • Ghost Tera Type – This is mandatory.
  • Hidden Ability: Defiant This is mandatory.

Recommended Moveset

  • Drain Punch
  • Rage Fist
  • Screech
  • Bulk Up

Drain Punch and Bulk Up are decent moves, but the best strategy in this battle is to use Screech at the start if Inteleon doesn’t use Mist. After that, spam Rage Fist and Drain Punch. I recommend giving your Annihilape a Shell Bell to hold, as your Pokemon will regain HP every time it attacks. As long as you remember to Terastalize to break Inteleon’s stance, you’ll be able to do this Raid Solo. This fight is much harder than Typhlosion was, but persevere, and the Inteleon is yours.

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Which Pokemon is coming next in 7 Star Raids?

My prediction of Swampert or Sceptile in my Typhlosion article couldn’t be more wrong, even if it’s fun to guess! Only Game Freak knows for sure, and they usually announce the new Event Pokemon a week in advance. We’ve seen plenty of Starters in 7 Star Raids and will likely see more.

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