Competitive Information for Budew [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Budew budew
Base Stats for Budew

Grass / Poison

Abilities:
Poison PointPoison Point: 30% chance a Pokemon making contact with this Pokemon will be poisoned.
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Natural CureNatural Cure: This Pokemon has its major status condition cured when it switches out.
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Leaf GuardLeaf Guard: If Sunny Day is active, this Pokemon cannot be statused and Rest will fail for it.


Evolutions / Family:
Budew
Roselia
Roserade

Weakness Chart for Grass/Poison-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fairy
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
  
  
  
0.5x
0.5x
0.5x
2x
2x
  
Grass
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
0.25x
  
2x
  
  
2x
  
  
0.5x
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Budew? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Sword/Shield 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 Sword/Shield generation metagame.


Budew is a decent Grass and Poison-typed Pokemon. Budew is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Budew is weak to Fire, Flying, Ice, and Psychic-typed attacks.


Species: Budew
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Leaf Guard
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Leaf Storm / Energy Ball
- Sludge Bomb / Venoshock
- Shadow Ball
- Extrasensory

Special Sweeper Budew (Leaf Guard)

Budew is a decent Special Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Budew is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield until it was realized Eviolite would make it quite viable. 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 Budew from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Budew's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Leaf Guard, if sunny day is active Budew cannot be statused and rest will fail for it.

Leaf Storm is a special STAB-boosted 130-base power Grass-type move (lowers your Budew's special attack by 2 stages).
Energy Ball is a special STAB-boosted 90-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).
Venoshock is a special STAB-boosted 65-base power Poison-type move (power doubles if the target is poisoned).
Shadow Ball is a special 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Extrasensory is a special 80-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to flinch the target).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Budew? These builds have been optimized for Sword/Shield 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 Sword/Shield generation metagame.


Species: Budew
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Leaf Guard
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Leaf Storm / Energy Ball
- Dazzling Gleam
- Sludge Bomb / Venoshock
- Shadow Ball

Doubles Special Sweeper Budew (Leaf Guard)

Budew is an extraordinary Special Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Budew is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield until it was realized Eviolite would make it quite viable. 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 Budew from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Budew's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Leaf Guard, if sunny day is active Budew cannot be statused and rest will fail for it.

Leaf Storm is a special STAB-boosted 130-base power Grass-type move (lowers your Budew's special attack by 2 stages).
Energy Ball is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Grass-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Dazzling Gleam is a special 80-base power Fairy-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent foes).
Sludge Bomb is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Venoshock is a special STAB-boosted 65-base power Poison-type move (power doubles if the target is poisoned).
Shadow Ball is a special 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Budew 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
Absorb
20
100%
25
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Dazzling Gleam
80
100%
10
No additional effect. Hits adjacent foes.
Energy Ball
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Extrasensory
80
100%
20
10% chance to flinch the target.
Giga Drain
75
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Grass Knot
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
Leaf Storm
130
90%
5
Lowers the user's Sp. Atk by 2.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Shadow Ball
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Sludge Bomb
90
100%
10
30% chance to poison the target.
Snore
50
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.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Uproar
90
100%
10
Lasts 3 turns. Active Pokemon cannot fall asleep.
Venoshock
65
100%
10
Power doubles if the target is poisoned.
Weather Ball
50
100%
10
Power doubles and type varies in each weather.
Bullet Seed
25
100%
30
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Pin Missile
25
95%
20
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Razor Leaf
55
95%
25
High critical hit ratio. Hits adjacent foes.
Seed Bomb
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Cotton Spore
--
100%
40
Lowers the target's Speed by 2.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Growth
--
--
20
Raises user's Attack and Sp. Atk by 1; 2 in Sun.
Life Dew
--
--
10
Heals the user (and allies) by 1/4 amount.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
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.
Spikes
--
--
20
Hurts grounded foes on switch-in. Max 3 layers.
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.
Swords Dance
--
--
20
Raises the user's Attack by 2.
Synthesis
--
--
5
Heals the user by a weather-dependent amount.
Worry Seed
--
100%
10
The target's Ability becomes Insomnia.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Budew can perform in Sword/Shield. 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 SS Move and Ability Combos for Budew

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