Competitive Information for Venonat [Gold/Silver]

Competitive Pokemon Gold/Silver Movesets and Strategies for Venonat venonat
Base Stats for Venonat

Bug / Poison


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 Venonat? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Gold/Silver 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 Gold/Silver generation metagame.


Venonat is an astounding Bug and Poison-typed Pokemon. Venonat is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Venonat is weak to Fire, Flying, Psychic, and Rock-typed attacks.


Species: Venonat
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Moveset:
- Sludge Bomb
- Double-Edge / Return
- Leech Life
- Protect

Physical Sweeper Venonat (Retro)

Venonat is a notable Physical Sweeper. It is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Don't forget back before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Venonat 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 Venonat from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out.

Sludge Bomb is a physical STAB-boosted 90-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/4 recoil).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Leech Life is a physical STAB-boosted 20-base power Bug-type move (Venonat recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Venonat this turn).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Venonat 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
Confusion
50
100%
25
10% chance to confuse the target.
Giga Drain
60
100%
5
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Mega Drain
40
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
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.
Psywave
--
80%
15
Random damage from 1 to (user's level*1.5 - 1).
Solar Beam
120
100%
10
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2. No charge in sunlight.
Thief
40
100%
10
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Bide
--
100%
10
Waits 2-3 turns; deals double the damage taken.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 1/4 recoil.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Leech Life
20
100%
15
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Rage
20
100%
20
Next Rage increases in damage if hit during use.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Sludge Bomb
90
100%
10
30% chance to poison the target.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Tackle
35
95%
35
No additional effect.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Baton Pass
--
--
40
User switches, passing stat changes and more.
Curse
--
--
10
Curses if Ghost, else -1 Spe, +1 Atk, +1 Def.
Disable
--
55%
20
For 1-7 turns, disables the target's last move.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Flash
--
70%
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.
Poison Powder
--
75%
35
Poisons the target.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Reflect
--
--
20
For 5 turns, the user's party has doubled Def.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Screech
--
85%
40
Lowers the target's Defense by 2.
Sleep Powder
--
75%
15
Causes the target to fall asleep.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
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.
Sweet Scent
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's evasiveness by 1.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Venonat can perform in Gold/Silver. 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 GS Move and Ability Combos for Venonat

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