Competitive Information for Victreebel [Diamond/Pearl]

Competitive Pokemon Diamond/Pearl Movesets and Strategies for Victreebel victreebel
Base Stats for Victreebel

Grass / Poison

Abilities:
ChlorophyllChlorophyll: If Sunny Day is active, this Pokemon's Speed is doubled.


Evolutions / Family:
Bellsprout
Weepinbell
Victreebel

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 Victreebel? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Diamond/Pearl 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 Diamond/Pearl generation metagame.


Common team mates for Victreebel in Pokemon Diamond/Pearl:

HeatranDugtrioExeggutorJirachiLatiasUxieCresseliaSnorlaxPoliwrathHitmonchanPersianCharizard


Victreebel is a remarkable Grass and Poison-typed Pokemon. It's a common sight to see Victreebel out in the 4th generation battlefield. Victreebel is weak to Fire, Flying, Ice, and Psychic-typed attacks.


Species: Victreebel
Item: Heat Rock / Life Orb
Ability: Chlorophyll
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Solar Beam
- Sludge Bomb
- Weather Ball
- Sunny Day

Special Sweeper Victreebel (Analytic)

Victreebel is a spectacular Special Sweeper. It tries to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Victreebel's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Chlorophyll, if sunny day is active Victreebel's speed is doubled.

Solar Beam is a special STAB-boosted 120-base power Grass-type move (charges turn 1. hits turn 2. no charge in sunlight).
Sludge Bomb is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Weather Ball is a special 50-base power Normal-type move (power doubles and type varies in each weather).
Sunny Day is a status move (for 5 turns, intense sunlight powers fire moves).




Species: Victreebel
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Chlorophyll
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Leaf Blade / Seed Bomb
- Double-Edge / Return
- Sucker Punch / Thief
- Leech Life

Physical Sweeper Victreebel (Chlorophyll)

Victreebel is a notable Physical Sweeper. It is meant to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Victreebel from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Victreebel's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Chlorophyll, if sunny day is active Victreebel's speed is doubled.

Leaf Blade is a physical STAB-boosted 90-base power Grass-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Seed Bomb is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Grass-type move that deals a decent amount of damage.
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/3 recoil).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Sucker Punch is a physical priority-increased 80-base power Dark-type move (usually goes first. fails if target is not attacking).
Thief is a physical 40-base power Dark-type move (if your Victreebel has no item, it steals the target's).
Leech Life is a physical 20-base power Bug-type move (Victreebel recovers 50% of the damage dealt).




Species: Victreebel
Item: Life Orb / White Herb
Ability: Chlorophyll
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Leaf Storm / Energy Ball
- Sludge Bomb / Acid
- Hyper Beam / Weather Ball
- Morning Sun

Special Sweeper Victreebel (Chlorophyll)

Victreebel is a spectacular Special Sweeper. This moveset attempts to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Victreebel from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Victreebel's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Chlorophyll, if sunny day is active Victreebel's speed is doubled.

Leaf Storm is a special STAB-boosted 140-base power Grass-type move (lowers your Victreebel'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).
Sludge Bomb is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Acid is a special STAB-boosted 40-base power Poison-type move (10% chance to lower the foes special defense by 1 stage).
Hyper Beam is a special 150-base power Normal-type move (Victreebel cannot move next turn).
Weather Ball is a special 50-base power Normal-type move (power doubles and type varies in each weather).
Morning Sun is a status move (heals your Victreebel by a weather-dependent amount).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Victreebel? These builds have been optimized for Diamond/Pearl 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 Diamond/Pearl generation metagame.


Common team mates for Victreebel in Pokemon Diamond/Pearl:

HeatranDugtrioExeggutorJirachiLatiasUxieCresseliaSnorlaxPoliwrathHitmonchanPersianCharizard


Species: Victreebel
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Chlorophyll
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Razor Leaf / Leaf Blade
- Double-Edge / Return
- Sucker Punch / Thief
- Leech Life

Doubles Physical Sweeper Victreebel (Chlorophyll)

Victreebel is a wonderful Physical Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Victreebel from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Victreebel's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Chlorophyll, if sunny day is active Victreebel's speed is doubled.

Razor Leaf is a physical STAB-boosted 55-base power Grass-type move (high critical hit ratio. hits adjacent foes).
Leaf Blade is a physical STAB-boosted 90-base power Grass-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/3 recoil).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Sucker Punch is a physical priority-increased 80-base power Dark-type move (usually goes first. fails if target is not attacking).
Thief is a physical 40-base power Dark-type move (if your Victreebel has no item, it steals the target's).
Leech Life is a physical 20-base power Bug-type move (Victreebel recovers 50% of the damage dealt).




Species: Victreebel
Item: Life Orb / White Herb
Ability: Chlorophyll
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Leaf Storm / Energy Ball
- Sludge Bomb / Acid
- Hyper Beam / Weather Ball
- Morning Sun

Doubles Special Sweeper Victreebel (Chlorophyll)

Victreebel is an astounding Special Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Victreebel from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Victreebel's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Chlorophyll, if sunny day is active Victreebel's speed is doubled.

Leaf Storm is a special STAB-boosted 140-base power Grass-type move (lowers your Victreebel'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).
Sludge Bomb is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Acid is a special STAB-boosted 40-base power Poison-type move (10% chance to lower the foes special defense by 1 stage).
Hyper Beam is a special 150-base power Normal-type move (Victreebel cannot move next turn).
Weather Ball is a special 50-base power Normal-type move (power doubles and type varies in each weather).
Morning Sun is a status move (heals your Victreebel by a weather-dependent amount).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Victreebel 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
Acid
40
100%
30
10% chance to lower the foe(s) Sp. Def by 1.
Energy Ball
80
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Giga Drain
60
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.
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.
Spit Up
--
100%
10
More power with more uses of Stockpile.
Weather Ball
50
100%
10
Power doubles and type varies in each weather.
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
10
100%
30
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Cut
50
95%
30
No additional effect.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 1/3 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.
Knock Off
20
100%
20
Target's item is lost and it cannot obtain another.
Leaf Blade
90
100%
15
High critical hit ratio.
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.
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% paralysis chance)
Seed Bomb
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Slam
80
75%
20
No additional effect.
Sucker Punch
80
100%
5
Usually goes first. Fails if target is not attacking.
Thief
40
100%
10
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Vine Whip
35
100%
15
No additional effect.
Wrap
15
85%
20
Traps and damages the target for 2-5 turns.
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.
Encore
--
100%
5
The target repeats its last move for 4-8 turns.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Flash
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Gastro Acid
--
100%
10
Nullifies the target's Ability.
Growth
--
--
40
Raises the user's Sp. Atk by 1.
Ingrain
--
--
20
Traps/grounds user; heals 1/16 max HP per turn.
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.
Reflect
--
--
20
For 5 turns, physical damage to allies is halved.
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.
Stockpile
--
--
20
Raises user's Defense, Sp. Def by 1. Max 3 uses.
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.
Swallow
--
--
10
Heals the user based on uses of Stockpile.
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.
Teeter Dance
--
100%
20
Confuses adjacent Pokemon.
Tickle
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's Attack and Defense by 1.
Toxic
--
85%
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 Victreebel can perform in Diamond/Pearl. 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 DP Move and Ability Combos for Victreebel

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