Competitive Information for Bayleef [Black/White]

Competitive Pokemon Black/White Movesets and Strategies for Bayleef bayleef
Base Stats for Bayleef

Grass

Abilities:
OvergrowOvergrow: At 1/3 or less of its max HP, this Pokemon's attacking stat is 1.5x with Grass attacks.


Evolutions / Family:
Chikorita
Bayleef
Meganium

Weakness Chart for Grass-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
2x
  
  
0.5x
  
2x
2x
  
0.5x
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
0.5x
2x
  
2x
  
  
  
0.5x
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x

Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Bayleef? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Black/White Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Black/White generation metagame.


Bayleef is an astounding Grass-typed Pokemon. Bayleef is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Bayleef is weak to Bug, Fire, Flying, Ice, and Poison-typed attacks.


Species: Bayleef
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Overgrow
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Frustration
- Seed Bomb / Razor Leaf
- Rock Smash / Counter
- Fury Cutter

Physical Sweeper Bayleef

Bayleef is a wonderful Physical Sweeper. It is primarily designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Bayleef is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield without an Eviolite. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. Life Orb boosts the power of Bayleef's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Overgrow, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Bayleef's attacking stat is 1.5x with grass attacks.

Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 33% recoil).
Frustration is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at minimum happiness).
Seed Bomb is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Grass-type move that deals a great amount of damage.
Razor Leaf is a physical STAB-boosted 55-base power Grass-type move (high critical hit ratio. hits adjacent foes).
Rock Smash is a physical 40-base power Fighting-type move (50% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
Counter is a physical 0-base power Fighting-type move (if hit by physical attack, returns double damage).
Fury Cutter is a physical 20-base power Bug-type move (power doubles with each hit, up to 160).



Species: Bayleef
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Overgrow
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Leaf Storm / Energy Ball
- Ancient Power
- Round / Snore
- Mud-Slap

Special Sweeper Bayleef

Bayleef is a stupendous Special Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Bayleef is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield without an Eviolite attached. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. White Herb will reset Bayleef's negative stat changes once (specifically for when it uses Leaf Storm). Life Orb boosts the power of Bayleef's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Overgrow, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Bayleef's attacking stat is 1.5x with grass attacks.

Leaf Storm is a special STAB-boosted 140-base power Grass-type move (lowers your Bayleef's special attack by 2 stages).
Energy Ball is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Grass-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Ancient Power is a special 60-base power Rock-type move (10% chance to raise all stats by 1 stage (not acc/eva)).
Round is a special 60-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if others used round this turn).
Snore is a special 40-base power Normal-type move (Bayleef must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target).
Mud-Slap is a special 20-base power Ground-type move (100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1 stage).


Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Bayleef? These builds have been optimized for Black/White Double Battles. They have movesets and EVs specifically calibrated to generally work best versus multiple Pokemon at once as well as helping to support other team members and allys in the Black/White generation metagame.


Species: Bayleef
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Overgrow
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Razor Leaf / Seed Bomb
- Double-Edge / Frustration
- Rock Smash / Counter
- Fury Cutter

Doubles Physical Sweeper Bayleef

Bayleef is pretty popular Physical Sweeper. It's meant to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Bayleef is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield but Eviolite changes that. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. Life Orb boosts the power of Bayleef's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Overgrow, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Bayleef's attacking stat is 1.5x with grass attacks.

Razor Leaf is a physical STAB-boosted 55-base power Grass-type move (high critical hit ratio. hits adjacent foes).
Seed Bomb is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Grass-type move that deals a substantial amount of damage.
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 33% recoil).
Frustration is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at minimum happiness).
Rock Smash is a physical 40-base power Fighting-type move (50% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
Counter is a physical 0-base power Fighting-type move (if hit by physical attack, returns double damage).
Fury Cutter is a physical 20-base power Bug-type move (power doubles with each hit, up to 160).



Species: Bayleef
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Overgrow
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Leaf Storm / Energy Ball
- Ancient Power
- Round / Snore
- Mud-Slap

Doubles Special Sweeper Bayleef

Bayleef is a wonderful Special Sweeper. The purpose of this moveset is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Bayleef is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield but Eviolite changes that. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. White Herb will reset Bayleef's negative stat changes once (specifically for when it uses Leaf Storm). Life Orb boosts the power of Bayleef's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Overgrow, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Bayleef's attacking stat is 1.5x with grass attacks.

Leaf Storm is a special STAB-boosted 140-base power Grass-type move (lowers your Bayleef's special attack by 2 stages).
Energy Ball is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Grass-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Ancient Power is a special 60-base power Rock-type move (10% chance to raise all stats by 1 stage (not acc/eva)).
Round is a special 60-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if others used round this turn).
Snore is a special 40-base power Normal-type move (Bayleef must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target).
Mud-Slap is a special 20-base power Ground-type move (100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1 stage).


Movepool


Wondering what moves can Bayleef learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Ancient Power
60
100%
5
10% chance to raise all stats by 1 (not acc/eva).
Echoed Voice
40
100%
15
Power increases when used on consecutive turns.
Energy Ball
80
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Frenzy Plant
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Giga Drain
75
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Grass Knot
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
Grass Pledge
50
100%
10
Use with Fire or Water Pledge for added effect.
Leaf Storm
140
90%
5
Lowers the user's Sp. Atk by 2.
Magical Leaf
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Solar Beam
120
100%
10
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2. No charge in sunlight.
Wring Out
--
100%
5
More power the more HP the target has left.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Bullet Seed
25
100%
30
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Counter
--
100%
20
If hit by physical attack, returns double damage.
Cut
50
95%
30
No additional effect.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 33% recoil.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Flail
--
100%
15
More power the less HP the user has left.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Fury Cutter
20
95%
20
Power doubles with each hit, up to 160.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Iron Tail
100
75%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
Razor Leaf
55
95%
25
High critical hit ratio. Hits adjacent foes.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Rock Smash
40
100%
15
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% chance acc -1)
Seed Bomb
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Tackle
50
100%
35
No additional effect.
Vine Whip
35
100%
15
No additional effect.
Aromatherapy
--
--
5
Cures the user's party of all status conditions.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Captivate
--
100%
20
Lowers the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 2 if opposite gender.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Flash
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Grass Whistle
--
55%
15
Causes the target to fall asleep.
Growl
--
100%
40
Lowers the foe(s) Attack by 1.
Heal Pulse
--
--
10
Heals the target by 50% of its max HP.
Ingrain
--
--
20
Traps/grounds user; heals 1/16 max HP per turn.
Leech Seed
--
90%
10
1/8 of target's HP is restored to user every turn.
Light Screen
--
--
30
For 5 turns, special damage to allies is halved.
Magic Coat
--
--
15
Bounces back certain non-damaging moves.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Nature Power
--
--
20
Attack changes based on terrain. (Earthquake)
Poison Powder
--
75%
35
Poisons the target.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Reflect
--
--
20
For 5 turns, physical damage to allies is halved.
Refresh
--
--
20
User cures its burn, poison, or paralysis.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Safeguard
--
--
25
For 5 turns, protects user's party from status.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Sunny Day
--
--
5
For 5 turns, intense sunlight powers Fire moves.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Sweet Scent
--
100%
20
Lowers the foe(s) evasiveness by 1.
Swords Dance
--
--
30
Raises the user's Attack by 2.
Synthesis
--
--
5
Heals the user by a weather-dependent amount.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target.
Worry Seed
--
100%
10
The target's Ability becomes Insomnia.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Bayleef can perform in Black/White. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.


Competitive BW Move and Ability Combos for Bayleef

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