Competitive Information for Roserade [Black/White]

Competitive Pokemon Black/White Movesets and Strategies for Roserade roserade
Base Stats for Roserade

Grass / Poison

Abilities:
Poison PointPoison Point: 30% chance a Pokemon making contact with this Pokemon will be poisoned.
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Natural CureNatural Cure: This Pokemon has its major status condition cured when it switches out.
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TechnicianTechnician: This Pokemon's moves of 60 power or less have 1.5x power. Includes Struggle.


Evolutions / Family:
Budew
Roselia
Roserade

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 Roserade? 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.


Common team mates for Roserade in Pokemon Black/White:

JellicentHeatranLandorus-TherianSkarmoryScizorChanseyAerodactylXatuHippowdonRotom-HeatArticunoSwampert


Roserade is a pretty decent Grass and Poison-typed Pokemon. It's a common sight to see Roserade out in the 5th generation battlefield. Roserade is weak to Fire, Flying, Ice, and Psychic-typed attacks.


Species: Roserade
Item: Black Sludge / Focus Sash
Ability: Natural Cure
Nature: Calm (+SpD, -Atk)
EVs: 252 Hp / 120 Def / 136 SpD
Moveset:
- Giga Drain / Leech Seed
- Rest
- Spikes
- Toxic Spikes

Double Wall Roserade (Analytic)

Roserade is a fabulous Double Wall. This moveset is designed to have enough defenses and bulk to take both physical and special hits. Focus Sash helps protect Roserade from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Natural Cure, Roserade has its major status condition cured when it switches out.

Giga Drain is a special STAB-boosted 75-base power Grass-type move (Roserade recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Leech Seed is a status move (1/8 of target's hp is restored to Roserade every turn).
Rest is a status move (Roserade sleeps 2 turns and restores hp and status).
Spikes is a status move (hurts grounded foes on switch-in. max 3 layers).
Toxic Spikes is a status move (poisons grounded foes on switch-in. max 2 layers).




Species: Roserade
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Natural Cure
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Leaf Storm / Petal Dance
- Sludge Bomb / Venoshock
- Shadow Ball
- Extrasensory

Special Sweeper Roserade (Natural Cure)

Roserade is a phenomenal Special Sweeper. It tries to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Roserade from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Natural Cure, Roserade has its major status condition cured when it switches out.

Leaf Storm is a special STAB-boosted 140-base power Grass-type move (lowers your Roserade'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 Roserade afterwards).
Sludge Bomb is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Venoshock is a special STAB-boosted 65-base power Poison-type move (power doubles if the target is poisoned).
Shadow Ball is a special 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Extrasensory is a special 80-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to flinch the target).




Species: Roserade
Item: Shell Bell
Ability: Natural Cure
Nature: Quiet (+SpA, -Spe)
EVs: 199 Hp / 199 SpA / 112 SpD
Moveset:
- Leaf Storm
- Energy Ball
- Extrasensory
- Growth

Roserade Special Tank (A Rose By Any Name)

Roserade is a spectacular Special Tank. It was designed to take a nice amount of hits from special attacks while dealing some decent damage. With Natural Cure, Roserade has its major status condition cured when it switches out.

Leaf Storm is a special STAB-boosted 140-base power Grass-type move (lowers your Roserade'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).
Extrasensory is a special 80-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to flinch the target).
Growth is a status move (raises Roserade's attack and special attack by 1 stage; 2 in sun).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Roserade? 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.


Common team mates for Roserade in Pokemon Black/White:

JellicentHeatranLandorus-TherianSkarmoryScizorChanseyAerodactylXatuHippowdonRotom-HeatArticunoSwampert


Species: Roserade
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Natural Cure
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Leaf Storm / Petal Dance
- Sludge Bomb / Venoshock
- Shadow Ball
- Extrasensory

Doubles Special Sweeper Roserade (Natural Cure)

Roserade is an interesting Special Sweeper. It attempts to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Roserade from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Natural Cure, Roserade has its major status condition cured when it switches out.

Leaf Storm is a special STAB-boosted 140-base power Grass-type move (lowers your Roserade'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 Roserade afterwards).
Sludge Bomb is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Venoshock is a special STAB-boosted 65-base power Poison-type move (power doubles if the target is poisoned).
Shadow Ball is a special 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Extrasensory is a special 80-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to flinch the target).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Roserade 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
Absorb
20
100%
25
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Energy Ball
80
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Extrasensory
80
100%
30
10% chance to flinch the target.
Giga Drain
75
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Grass Knot
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Leaf Storm
140
90%
5
Lowers the user's Sp. Atk by 2.
Magical Leaf
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Mega Drain
40
100%
15
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
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.
Shadow Ball
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
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.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Uproar
90
100%
10
Lasts 3 turns. Active Pokemon cannot fall asleep.
Venoshock
65
100%
10
Power doubles if the target is poisoned.
Weather Ball
50
100%
10
Power doubles and type varies in each weather.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Bullet Seed
25
100%
30
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Covet
60
100%
40
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
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.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Fury Cutter
20
95%
20
Power doubles with each hit, up to 160.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
Pin Missile
14
85%
20
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Poison Jab
80
100%
20
30% chance to poison the target.
Poison Sting
15
100%
35
30% chance to poison the target.
Razor Leaf
55
95%
25
High critical hit ratio. Hits adjacent foes.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% chance acc -1)
Seed Bomb
80
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.
Cotton Spore
--
100%
40
Lowers the target's Speed by 2.
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.
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.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Mind Reader
--
--
5
User's next move will not miss the target.
Nightmare
--
100%
15
A sleeping target is hurt by 1/4 max HP per turn.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Psych Up
--
--
10
Copies the target's current stat stages.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Sleep Powder
--
75%
15
Causes the target to fall asleep.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Spikes
--
--
20
Hurts grounded foes on switch-in. Max 3 layers.
Stun Spore
--
75%
30
Paralyzes the target.
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 Kiss
--
75%
10
Causes the target to become confused.
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.
Toxic Spikes
--
--
20
Poisons grounded foes on switch-in. Max 2 layers.
Water Sport
--
--
15
Weakens Fire-type attacks to 1/3 their power.
Worry Seed
--
100%
10
The target's Ability becomes Insomnia.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Roserade 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 Roserade

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