Competitive Information for Venomoth [Black/White]

Competitive Pokemon Black/White Movesets and Strategies for Venomoth venomoth
Base Stats for Venomoth

Bug / Poison

Abilities:
Shield DustShield Dust: This Pokemon is not affected by the secondary effect of another Pokemon's attack.
,
Tinted LensTinted Lens: This Pokemon's attacks that are not very effective on a target deal double damage.
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Wonder SkinWonder Skin: Status moves with accuracy checks are 50% accurate when used on this Pokemon.


Evolutions / Family:
Venonat
Venomoth

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 Venomoth? 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.


Venomoth is a notable Bug and Poison-typed Pokemon. Venomoth are common Pokemon to see in the BW metagame. Venomoth is weak to Fire, Flying, Psychic, and Rock-typed attacks.


Species: Venomoth
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Shield Dust
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Sludge Bomb / Venoshock
- Bug Buzz / Signal Beam
- Psychic
- Energy Ball

Special Sweeper Venomoth (Shield Dust)

Venomoth is a phenomenal Special Sweeper. It is primarily designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Venomoth from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Venomoth's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Shield Dust, Venomoth is not affected by the secondary effect of another pokemon's attack.

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).
Bug Buzz is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Bug-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Signal Beam is a special STAB-boosted 75-base power Bug-type move (10% chance to confuse the target).
Psychic is a special 90-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Energy Ball is a special 80-base power Grass-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).




Species: Venomoth
Item: Black Sludge
Ability: Wonder Skin
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 248 Hp / 8 Def / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Quiver Dance
- Bug Buzz
- Baton Pass
- Sleep Powder

Venomoth Support (Quiverpasser)

Venomoth is a fabulous Support. With Wonder Skin, status moves with accuracy checks are 50% accurate when used on Venomoth.

Quiver Dance is a status move (raises your Venomoth's special attack, special defense, speed by 1 stage).
Bug Buzz is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Bug-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Baton Pass is a status move (Venomoth switches, passing stat changes and more).
Sleep Powder is a status move (causes the target to fall asleep).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Venomoth? 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: Venomoth
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Shield Dust
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Bug Buzz / Signal Beam
- Sludge Bomb / Venoshock
- Air Cutter
- Psychic

Doubles Special Sweeper Venomoth (Shield Dust)

Venomoth is a stupendous Special Sweeper. It attempts to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Venomoth from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Venomoth's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Shield Dust, Venomoth is not affected by the secondary effect of another pokemon's attack.

Bug Buzz is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Bug-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Signal Beam is a special STAB-boosted 75-base power Bug-type move (10% chance to confuse the target).
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).
Air Cutter is a special 55-base power Flying-type move (high critical hit ratio. hits adjacent foes).
Psychic is a special 90-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Venomoth 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
Air Cutter
55
95%
25
High critical hit ratio. Hits adjacent foes.
Bug Buzz
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Confusion
50
100%
25
10% chance to confuse the target.
Energy Ball
80
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Giga Drain
75
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Gust
40
100%
35
Power doubles during Bounce, Fly, and Sky Drop.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Ominous Wind
60
100%
5
10% chance to raise all stats by 1 (not acc/eva).
Psybeam
65
100%
20
10% chance to confuse the target.
Psychic
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Signal Beam
75
100%
15
10% chance to confuse the target.
Silver Wind
60
100%
5
10% chance to raise all stats by 1 (not acc/eva).
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.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Twister
40
100%
20
20% chance to flinch the foe(s).
Venoshock
65
100%
10
Power doubles if the target is poisoned.
Acrobatics
55
100%
15
Power doubles if the user has no held item.
Aerial Ace
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Bug Bite
60
100%
20
User steals and eats the target's Berry.
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.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Leech Life
20
100%
15
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
Poison Fang
50
100%
15
30% chance to badly poison the target.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% chance acc -1)
Tackle
50
100%
35
No additional effect.
Thief
40
100%
10
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
U-turn
70
100%
20
User switches out after damaging the target.
Zen Headbutt
80
90%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Agility
--
--
30
Raises the user's Speed by 2.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Baton Pass
--
--
40
User switches, passing stat changes and more.
Captivate
--
100%
20
Lowers the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 2 if opposite gender.
Defog
--
--
15
-1 evasion; clears target side's hazards/screens.
Disable
--
100%
20
For 4 turns, disables the target's last move used.
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.
Foresight
--
--
40
Fighting, Normal hit Ghost. Evasiveness ignored.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Morning Sun
--
--
5
Heals the user by a weather-dependent amount.
Poison Powder
--
75%
35
Poisons the target.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Quiver Dance
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Atk, Sp. Def, Speed by 1.
Rage Powder
--
--
20
The foes' moves target the user on the turn used.
Refresh
--
--
20
User cures its burn, poison, or paralysis.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Roost
--
--
10
Heals 50% HP. Flying-type removed 'til turn ends.
Screech
--
85%
40
Lowers the target's Defense by 2.
Skill Swap
--
--
10
The user and the target trade Abilities.
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.
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.
Supersonic
--
55%
20
Causes the target to become confused.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Tailwind
--
--
30
For 4 turns, allies' Speed is doubled.
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 Venomoth 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 Venomoth

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