Competitive Information for Venusaur [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield 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 attacking stat is 1.5x with Grass attacks.
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ChlorophyllChlorophyll: If Sunny Day is active, this Pokemon's Speed is doubled.


Evolutions / Family:
Bulbasaur
Ivysaur
Venusaur

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 Venusaur? 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.


Common single-battle team mates for Venusaur in Pokemon Sword/Shield:

TogekissIncineroarRotom-WashExcadrillDragapultCharizardSnorlaxTorkoalJellicentLapras


Venusaur is a stupendous Grass and Poison-typed Pokemon. Venusaur is a common Pokemon to see in Generation 8. Venusaur is weak to Fire, Flying, Ice, and Psychic-typed attacks.


Species: Venusaur
Item: Focus Sash / Life Orb
Ability: Chlorophyll
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Earth Power
- Sludge Bomb
- Protect / Weather Ball
- Sleep Powder / Leaf Storm

Special Sweeper Venusaur (Popular/Trending)

Venusaur is an outstanding Special Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Venusaur from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. 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 Chlorophyll, if sunny day is active Venusaur's speed is doubled.

Earth Power is a special 90-base power Ground-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).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Venusaur this turn).
Weather Ball is a special 50-base power Normal-type move (power doubles and type varies in each weather).
Sleep Powder is a status move (causes the target to fall asleep).
Leaf Storm is a special STAB-boosted 130-base power Grass-type move (lowers your Venusaur's special attack by 2 stages).




Species: Venusaur
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Chlorophyll
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Petal Blizzard / Seed Bomb
- Double-Edge
- Outrage
- Earthquake

Physical Sweeper Venusaur (Chlorophyll)

Venusaur is pretty popular Physical Sweeper. The purpose of this moveset is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. 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 Chlorophyll, if sunny day is active Venusaur's speed is doubled.

Petal Blizzard is a physical STAB-boosted 90-base power Grass-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent pokemon).
Seed Bomb is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Grass-type move that deals a large amount of damage.
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 33% recoil).
Outrage is a physical 120-base power Dragon-type move (lasts 2-3 turns. confuses your Venusaur afterwards).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).




Species: Venusaur
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Chlorophyll
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Petal Dance / Leaf Storm
- Sludge Bomb / Venoshock
- Earth Power
- Hyper Beam

Special Sweeper Venusaur (Chlorophyll)

Venusaur is a phenomenal Special Sweeper. It's goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. 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 Chlorophyll, if sunny day is active Venusaur's speed is doubled.

Petal Dance is a special STAB-boosted 120-base power Grass-type move (lasts 2-3 turns. confuses your Venusaur afterwards).
Leaf Storm is a special STAB-boosted 130-base power Grass-type move (lowers your Venusaur's special attack by 2 stages).
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).
Earth Power is a special 90-base power Ground-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Hyper Beam is a special 150-base power Normal-type move (Venusaur cannot move next turn).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Venusaur? 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.


Common double-battle team mates for Venusaur in Pokemon Sword/Shield:

TorkoalDarmanitanMandibuzzCinderaceDugtrioNinetalesCharizardMelmetalShiftryGastrodonXatuLanturn


Species: Venusaur
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Chlorophyll
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Petal Blizzard / Razor Leaf
- Earthquake
- Double-Edge
- Outrage

Doubles Physical Sweeper Venusaur (Chlorophyll)

Venusaur is a stupendous Physical Sweeper. It is meant to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. 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 Chlorophyll, if sunny day is active Venusaur's speed is doubled.

Petal Blizzard is a physical STAB-boosted 90-base power Grass-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent pokemon).
Razor Leaf is a physical STAB-boosted 55-base power Grass-type move (high critical hit ratio. hits adjacent foes).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 33% recoil).
Outrage is a physical 120-base power Dragon-type move (lasts 2-3 turns. confuses your Venusaur afterwards).




Species: Venusaur
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Chlorophyll
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Petal Dance / Leaf Storm
- Sludge Bomb / Venoshock
- Earth Power
- Hyper Beam

Doubles Special Sweeper Venusaur (Chlorophyll)

Venusaur is an awesome Special Sweeper. It's goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. 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 Chlorophyll, if sunny day is active Venusaur's speed is doubled.

Petal Dance is a special STAB-boosted 120-base power Grass-type move (lasts 2-3 turns. confuses your Venusaur afterwards).
Leaf Storm is a special STAB-boosted 130-base power Grass-type move (lowers your Venusaur's special attack by 2 stages).
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).
Earth Power is a special 90-base power Ground-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Hyper Beam is a special 150-base power Normal-type move (Venusaur cannot move next turn).



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
Earth Power
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Energy Ball
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Frenzy Plant
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Giga Drain
75
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Grass Knot
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
Grass Pledge
80
100%
10
Use with Fire or Water Pledge for added effect.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Leaf Storm
130
90%
5
Lowers the user's Sp. Atk by 2.
Magical Leaf
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Petal Dance
120
100%
10
Lasts 2-3 turns. Confuses the user afterwards.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
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.
Venoshock
65
100%
10
Power doubles if the target is poisoned.
Weather Ball
50
100%
10
Power doubles and type varies in each weather.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Bulldoze
60
100%
20
100% chance lower adjacent Pkmn Speed by 1.
Bullet Seed
25
100%
30
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 33% recoil.
Earthquake
100
100%
10
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dig.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
False Swipe
40
100%
40
Always leaves the target with at least 1 HP.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Outrage
120
100%
10
Lasts 2-3 turns. Confuses the user afterwards.
Petal Blizzard
90
100%
15
No additional effect. Hits adjacent Pokemon.
Power Whip
120
85%
10
No additional effect.
Razor Leaf
55
95%
25
High critical hit ratio. Hits adjacent foes.
Seed Bomb
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Skull Bash
130
100%
10
Raises user's Defense by 1 on turn 1. Hits turn 2.
Stomping Tantrum
75
100%
10
Power doubles if the user's last move failed.
Tackle
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Vine Whip
45
100%
25
No additional effect.
Amnesia
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Def by 2.
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.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Grassy Terrain
--
--
10
5 turns. Grounded: +Grass power, +1/16 max HP.
Growl
--
100%
40
Lowers the foe(s) Attack by 1.
Growth
--
--
20
Raises user's Attack and Sp. Atk by 1; 2 in Sun.
Helping Hand
--
--
20
One adjacent ally's move power is 1.5x this turn.
Ingrain
--
--
20
Traps/grounds user; heals 1/16 max HP per turn.
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.
Nature Power
--
--
20
Attack depends on terrain (default Tri Attack).
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.
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.
Sweet Scent
--
100%
20
Lowers the foe(s) evasiveness by 2.
Swords Dance
--
--
20
Raises the user's Attack by 2.
Synthesis
--
--
5
Heals the user by a weather-dependent amount.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target. Poison types can't miss.
Work Up
--
--
30
Raises the user's Attack and Sp. Atk by 1.
Worry Seed
--
100%
10
The target's Ability becomes Insomnia.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Venusaur 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 Venusaur

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