Competitive Information for Venomoth [Red/Blue]

Competitive Pokemon Red/Blue Movesets and Strategies for Venomoth venomoth
Base Stats for Venomoth

Bug / Poison


Evolutions / Family:
Venonat
Venomoth

Weakness Chart for Bug/Poison-type:
Bug
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
2x
  
  
0.25x
2x
2x
  
0.25x
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Water
  
  
  
  
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 Red/Blue 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 Red/Blue generation metagame.


Venomoth is a notable Bug and Poison-typed Pokemon. Venomoth are common Pokemon to see in the RB metagame. There were no known abilities or equippable items back in the Red/Blue Pokemon games. Venomoth is weak to Bug, Fire, Flying, Psychic, and Rock-typed attacks.


Species: Venomoth
Moveset:
- Psychic / Psybeam
- Solar Beam / Mega Drain
- Stun Spore
- Reflect

Special Sweeper Venomoth (Retro)

Venomoth is a sensational Special Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. The original meta-game back in the RBY days was ridiculous. In the dark days prior to Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.

Psychic is a special 90-base power Psychic-type move (33% chance to lower the target's special by 1 stage).
Psybeam is a special 65-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to confuse the target).
Solar Beam is a special 120-base power Grass-type move (charges turn 1. hits turn 2).
Mega Drain is a special 40-base power Grass-type move (Venomoth recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Stun Spore is a status move (paralyzes the target).
Reflect is a status move (while active, your Venomoth's defense is doubled).



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
Confusion
50
100%
25
10% chance to confuse the target.
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
33% chance to lower the target's Special 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.
Bide
--
--
10
Waits 2-3 turns; deals double the damage taken.
Double-Edge
100
100%
15
Has 1/4 recoil.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
Can't move next turn if target or sub is not KOed.
Leech Life
20
100%
15
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Rage
20
100%
20
Lasts forever. Raises user's Attack by 1 when hit.
Razor Wind
80
75%
10
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2.
Swift
60
--
20
Never misses, even against Dig and Fly.
Tackle
35
95%
35
No additional effect.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Disable
--
55%
20
For 0-7 turns, disables one of the target's moves.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Flash
--
70%
20
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Mimic
--
--
10
Random move known by the target replaces this.
Poison Powder
--
75%
35
Poisons the target.
Reflect
--
--
20
While active, the user's Defense is doubled.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Sleep Powder
--
75%
15
Causes the target to fall asleep.
Stun Spore
--
75%
30
Paralyzes the target.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a Substitute.
Supersonic
--
55%
20
Causes the target to become confused.
Teleport
--
--
20
Fails when used.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.
Whirlwind
--
85%
20
No competitive use.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Venomoth can perform in Red/Blue. 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 RB Move and Ability Combos for Venomoth

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