Competitive Information for Venipede [Black/White]

Competitive Pokemon Black/White Movesets and Strategies for Venipede venipede
Base Stats for Venipede

Bug / Poison

Abilities:
Poison PointPoison Point: 30% chance a Pokemon making contact with this Pokemon will be poisoned.
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SwarmSwarm: At 1/3 or less of its max HP, this Pokemon's attacking stat is 1.5x with Bug attacks.
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Quick FeetQuick Feet: If this Pokemon is statused, its Speed is 1.5x; ignores Speed drop from paralysis.


Evolutions / Family:
Venipede
Whirlipede
Scolipede

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Venipede? 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.


Venipede is a stupendous Bug and Poison-typed Pokemon. Venipede is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Venipede is weak to Fire, Flying, Psychic, and Rock-typed attacks.


Species: Venipede
Item: Flame Orb / Eviolite
Ability: Quick Feet
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Facade / Double-Edge
- Poison Jab
- Steamroller
- Protect

Physical Sweeper Venipede (Quick Feet)

Venipede is an awesome Physical Sweeper. It tries to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Venipede is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield without an Eviolite attached to it. 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%. Focus Sash helps protect Venipede from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Flame Orb will burn Venipede at the end of the turn which will activate Venipede's Quick Feet ability. Use Protect to help guarantee the Orb activates on your first turn. With Quick Feet, if Venipede is statused its speed is 1.5x; ignores speed drop from paralysis. Facade's damage doubles when the user has a status affliction. Combine that with Quick Feet to seriously give Venipede a sweet boost.

Facade is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if Venipede is burn/poison/paralyzed).
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 33% recoil).
Poison Jab is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Steamroller is a physical STAB-boosted 65-base power Bug-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Venipede this turn).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Venipede? 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: Venipede
Item: Flame Orb / Eviolite
Ability: Quick Feet
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Facade / Double-Edge
- Poison Jab
- Steamroller
- Protect

Doubles Physical Sweeper Venipede (Quick Feet)

Venipede is an extraordinary Physical Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Venipede 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%. Focus Sash helps protect Venipede from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Flame Orb will burn Venipede at the end of the turn which will activate Venipede's Quick Feet ability. Use Protect to help guarantee the Orb activates on your first turn. With Quick Feet, if Venipede is statused its speed is 1.5x; ignores speed drop from paralysis. Facade's damage doubles when the user has a status affliction. Combine that with Quick Feet to seriously give Venipede a sweet boost.

Facade is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if Venipede is burn/poison/paralyzed).
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 33% recoil).
Poison Jab is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Steamroller is a physical STAB-boosted 65-base power Bug-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Venipede this turn).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Venipede 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
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
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.
Struggle Bug
30
100%
20
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 1.
Venoshock
65
100%
10
Power doubles if the target is poisoned.
Bug Bite
60
100%
20
User steals and eats the target's Berry.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 33% recoil.
Endeavor
--
100%
5
Lowers the target's HP to the user's HP.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Gyro Ball
--
100%
5
More power the slower the user than the target.
Payback
50
100%
10
Power doubles if the user moves after the target.
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.
Poison Tail
50
100%
25
High critical hit ratio. 10% chance to poison.
Pursuit
40
100%
20
Power doubles if a foe is switching out.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Rock Climb
90
85%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
Rock Smash
40
100%
15
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Rollout
30
90%
20
Power doubles with each hit. Repeats for 5 turns.
Steamroller
65
100%
20
30% chance to flinch the target.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Twineedle
25
100%
20
Hits 2 times. Each hit has 20% chance to poison.
Agility
--
--
30
Raises the user's Speed by 2.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Defense Curl
--
--
40
Raises the user's Defense by 1.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Iron Defense
--
--
15
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Screech
--
85%
40
Lowers the target's Defense by 2.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Spikes
--
--
20
Hurts grounded foes on switch-in. Max 3 layers.
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.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target.
Toxic Spikes
--
--
20
Poisons grounded foes on switch-in. Max 2 layers.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Venipede 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 Venipede

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