Competitive Information for Venusaur [Ruby/Sapphire]

Competitive Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire Movesets and Strategies for Venusaur venusaur
Base Stats for Venusaur

Grass / Poison

Abilities:
OvergrowOvergrow: At 1/3 or less of its max HP, this Pokemon's Grass-type attacks have 1.5x power.


Evolutions / Family:
Bulbasaur
Ivysaur
Venusaur

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 Venusaur? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Ruby/Sapphire 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 Ruby/Sapphire generation metagame.


Common team mates for Venusaur in Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire:

SwampertTyranitarSkarmoryAerodactylMagnetonMoltresJirachiDragoniteNidokingLaprasRaikouTauros


Venusaur is pretty popular Grass and Poison-typed Pokemon. Venusaur is a normal Pokemon to see in Generation 3. Venusaur is weak to Fire, Flying, Ice, and Psychic-typed attacks.


Species: Venusaur
Item: Leftovers
Ability: Overgrow
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 8 Hp / 192 SpA / 56 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Sludge Bomb
- Giga Drain
- Razor Leaf
- Leech Seed / Sleep Powder

Special Sweeper Venusaur (Analytic)

Venusaur is a spectacular Special Sweeper. It tries to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Venusaur last longer regaining it's life every turn. With Overgrow, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Venusaur's grass-type attacks have 1.5x power.

Sludge Bomb is a physical STAB-boosted 90-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Giga Drain is a special STAB-boosted 60-base power Grass-type move (Venusaur recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Razor Leaf is a special STAB-boosted 55-base power Grass-type move (high critical hit ratio. hits adjacent foes).
Leech Seed is a status move (1/8 of target's hp is restored to Venusaur every turn).
Sleep Powder is a status move (causes the target to fall asleep).




Species: Venusaur
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Overgrow
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Sludge Bomb
- Double-Edge / Return
- Earthquake
- Rock Smash

Physical Sweeper Venusaur (Overgrow)

Venusaur is a stupendous Physical Sweeper. It is primarily designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Life Orb boosts the power of Venusaur's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Overgrow, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Venusaur's grass-type attacks have 1.5x power.

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 1/3 recoil).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. power doubles on dig).
Rock Smash is a physical 20-base power Fighting-type move (50% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).




Species: Venusaur
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Overgrow
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Petal Dance / Frenzy Plant
- Synthesis
- Defense Curl
- Toxic

Special Sweeper Venusaur (Overgrow)

Venusaur is an awesome Special Sweeper. It's designed 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. Life Orb boosts the power of Venusaur's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Overgrow, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Venusaur's grass-type attacks have 1.5x power.

Petal Dance is a special STAB-boosted 70-base power Grass-type move (lasts 2-3 turns. confuses your Venusaur afterwards).
Frenzy Plant is a special STAB-boosted 150-base power Grass-type move (Venusaur cannot move next turn).
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).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Venusaur? These builds have been optimized for Ruby/Sapphire 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 Ruby/Sapphire generation metagame.


Common team mates for Venusaur in Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire:

SwampertTyranitarSkarmoryAerodactylMagnetonMoltresJirachiDragoniteNidokingLaprasRaikouTauros


Species: Venusaur
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Overgrow
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Earthquake
- Sludge Bomb
- Double-Edge / Return
- Rock Smash

Doubles Physical Sweeper Venusaur (Overgrow)

Venusaur is a phenomenal Physical Sweeper. It attempts 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. Life Orb boosts the power of Venusaur's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Overgrow, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Venusaur's grass-type attacks have 1.5x power.

Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. power doubles on dig).
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 1/3 recoil).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Rock Smash is a physical 20-base power Fighting-type move (50% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).




Species: Venusaur
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Overgrow
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Razor Leaf / Petal Dance
- Synthesis
- Defense Curl
- Toxic

Doubles Special Sweeper Venusaur (Overgrow)

Venusaur is a phenomenal Special Sweeper. It's meant to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Years before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Life Orb boosts the power of Venusaur's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Overgrow, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Venusaur's grass-type attacks have 1.5x power.

Razor Leaf is a special STAB-boosted 55-base power Grass-type move (high critical hit ratio. hits adjacent foes).
Petal Dance is a special STAB-boosted 70-base power Grass-type move (lasts 2-3 turns. confuses your Venusaur afterwards).
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).



Movepool


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.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Bullet Seed
10
100%
30
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Frenzy Plant
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Giga Drain
60
100%
5
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Magical Leaf
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Petal Dance
70
100%
20
Lasts 2-3 turns. Confuses the user afterwards.
Razor Leaf
55
95%
25
High critical hit ratio. Hits adjacent foes.
Solar Beam
120
100%
10
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2. No charge in sunlight.
Vine Whip
35
100%
10
No additional effect.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Cut
50
95%
30
No additional effect.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 1/3 recoil.
Earthquake
100
100%
10
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Power doubles on Dig.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Fury Cutter
10
95%
20
Power doubles with each hit, up to 160.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Rock Smash
20
100%
15
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Skull Bash
100
100%
15
Raises user's Defense by 1 on turn 1. Hits turn 2.
Sludge Bomb
90
100%
10
30% chance to poison the target.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Tackle
35
95%
35
No additional effect.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Charm
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's Attack by 2.
Curse
--
--
10
Curses if Ghost, else -1 Spe, +1 Atk, +1 Def.
Defense Curl
--
--
40
Raises the user's Defense by 1.
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.
Grass Whistle
--
55%
15
Causes the target to fall asleep.
Growl
--
100%
40
Lowers the foe(s) Attack by 1.
Growth
--
--
40
Raises the user's Sp. Atk by 1.
Leech Seed
--
90%
10
1/8 of target's HP is restored to user every turn.
Light Screen
--
--
30
For 5 turns, special damage to allies is halved.
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.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Roar
--
100%
20
Forces the target to switch to a random ally.
Safeguard
--
--
25
For 5 turns, protects user's party from status.
Sleep Powder
--
75%
15
Causes the target to fall asleep.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
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.
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.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Venusaur can perform in Ruby/Sapphire. 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 RS Move and Ability Combos for Venusaur

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