Competitive Information for Bulbasaur [Black/White]

Competitive Pokemon Black/White Movesets and Strategies for Bulbasaur bulbasaur
Base Stats for Bulbasaur

Grass / Poison

Abilities:
OvergrowOvergrow: At 1/3 or less of its max HP, this Pokemon's attacking stat is 1.5x with Grass attacks.
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ChlorophyllChlorophyll: If Sunny Day is active, this Pokemon's Speed is doubled.


Evolutions / Family:
Bulbasaur
Ivysaur
Venusaur

Weakness Chart for Grass/Poison-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
  
  
  
0.5x
0.5x
2x
2x
  
0.25x
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
  
2x
  
  
2x
  
  
0.5x
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Bulbasaur? 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.


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


Species: Bulbasaur
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Chlorophyll
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Leaf Storm / Petal Dance
- Sludge Bomb / Sludge
- Round / Weather Ball
- Mud-Slap

Special Sweeper Bulbasaur (Chlorophyll)

Bulbasaur is a marvelous Special Sweeper. This moveset attempts to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Bulbasaur from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Chlorophyll, if sunny day is active Bulbasaur's speed is doubled.

Leaf Storm is a special STAB-boosted 140-base power Grass-type move (lowers your Bulbasaur's special attack by 2 stages).
Petal Dance is a special STAB-boosted 120-base power Grass-type move (lasts 2-3 turns. confuses your Bulbasaur afterwards).
Sludge Bomb is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Sludge is a special STAB-boosted 65-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Round is a special 60-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if others used round this turn).
Weather Ball is a special 50-base power Normal-type move (power doubles and type varies in each weather).
Mud-Slap is a special 20-base power Ground-type move (100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1 stage).




Species: Bulbasaur
Item: Eviolite
Ability: Overgrow
Nature: Bold (+Def, -Atk)
EVs: 248 Hp / 160 Def / 100 SpD
Moveset:
- Synthesis
- Giga Drain / Energy Ball
- Sludge Bomb / Sleep Powder
- Leech Seed

Bulbasaur Double Wall (The One Nobody Picked)

Bulbasaur is an astounding Double Wall. The purpose of this moveset is to have enough defenses and bulk to take both physical and special hits. Bulbasaur is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield until Eviolte was added to the mix. 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%. With Overgrow, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Bulbasaur's attacking stat is 1.5x with grass attacks.

Synthesis is a status move (heals your Bulbasaur by a weather-dependent amount).
Giga Drain is a special STAB-boosted 75-base power Grass-type move (Bulbasaur recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
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).
Sludge Bomb is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Sleep Powder is a status move (causes the target to fall asleep).
Leech Seed is a status move (1/8 of target's hp is restored to Bulbasaur every turn).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Bulbasaur? 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: Bulbasaur
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Chlorophyll
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Leaf Storm / Petal Dance
- Sludge Bomb / Sludge
- Round / Weather Ball
- Mud-Slap

Doubles Special Sweeper Bulbasaur (Chlorophyll)

Bulbasaur is an outstanding Special Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Bulbasaur from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Chlorophyll, if sunny day is active Bulbasaur's speed is doubled.

Leaf Storm is a special STAB-boosted 140-base power Grass-type move (lowers your Bulbasaur's special attack by 2 stages).
Petal Dance is a special STAB-boosted 120-base power Grass-type move (lasts 2-3 turns. confuses your Bulbasaur afterwards).
Sludge Bomb is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Sludge is a special STAB-boosted 65-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Round is a special 60-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if others used round this turn).
Weather Ball is a special 50-base power Normal-type move (power doubles and type varies in each weather).
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 Bulbasaur 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
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.
Petal Dance
120
100%
10
Lasts 2-3 turns. Confuses the user afterwards.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Sludge
65
100%
20
30% chance to poison the target.
Sludge Bomb
90
100%
10
30% chance to poison the target.
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.
Venoshock
65
100%
10
Power doubles if the target is poisoned.
Weather Ball
50
100%
10
Power doubles and type varies in each weather.
Bind
15
85%
20
Traps and damages the target for 4-5 turns.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Bullet Seed
25
100%
30
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
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.
False Swipe
40
100%
40
Always leaves the target with at least 1 HP.
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.
Knock Off
20
100%
20
Removes the target's held item.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
Power Whip
120
85%
10
No additional effect.
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.
Skull Bash
100
100%
15
Raises user's Defense by 1 on turn 1. Hits turn 2.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Tackle
50
100%
35
No additional effect.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Vine Whip
35
100%
15
No additional effect.
Amnesia
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Def by 2.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Block
--
--
5
Prevents the target from switching out.
Captivate
--
100%
20
Lowers the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 2 if opposite gender.
Charm
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's Attack by 2.
Curse
--
--
10
Curses if Ghost, else -1 Spe, +1 Atk, +1 Def.
Defense Curl
--
--
40
Raises the user's Defense by 1.
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.
Growth
--
--
40
Raises user's Attack and Sp. Atk by 1; 2 in Sun.
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.
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.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Safeguard
--
--
25
For 5 turns, protects user's party from status.
Sleep Powder
--
75%
15
Causes the target to fall asleep.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
String Shot
--
95%
40
Lowers the foe(s) Speed by 1.
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 Bulbasaur 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 Bulbasaur

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