Competitive Information for Venusaur [Gold/Silver]
Movesets for Singles
What is a good competitive moveset for Venusaur? 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.
Venusaur is an interesting Grass and Poison-typed Pokemon. Venusaur is a usual Pokemon to see in Generation 2. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Venusaur is weak to Fire, Flying, Ice, and Psychic-typed attacks.
Item: Gold Berry
- Double-Edge / Return
- Ancient Power
- Fury Cutter
Physical Sweeper Venusaur (Retro)
Venusaur is an interesting Physical Sweeper. It's meant to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. In the old days prior to Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.
♦ Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
♦ Ancient Power is a physical 60-base power Rock-type move (10% chance to raise all stats by 1 stage (not acc/eva)).
♦ Mud-Slap is a physical 20-base power Ground-type move (100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1 stage).
♦ Fury Cutter is a physical 10-base power Bug-type move (power doubles with each hit, up to 160).
Item: Miracle Seed
- Petal Dance / Solar Beam
- Defense Curl
Special Sweeper Venusaur (Retro)
Venusaur is a remarkable Special Sweeper. It's meant to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Back before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.
♦ Solar Beam is a special STAB-boosted 120-base power Grass-type move (charges turn 1. hits turn 2. no charge in sunlight).
♦ Synthesis is a status move (heals your Venusaur by a weather-dependent amount).
♦ Defense Curl is a status move (raises your Venusaur's defense by 1 stage).
♦ Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).
Wondering what moves can Venusaur 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.
These are a list of several common move combinations Venusaur 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 Venusaur
- Moves: Sunny day + Solar Beam
- Moves: Safeguard + Petal dance
- Moves: Rest + Sleep talk
- Moves: Substitute + Leech Seed
- Moves with Priority: Endure, Protect
Optimize Venusaur's EVs for Gold/Silver
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