Competitive Information for Venonat [X/Y]

Competitive Pokemon X/Y Movesets and Strategies for Venonat venonat
Base Stats for Venonat

Bug / Poison

Abilities:
Compound EyesCompound Eyes: This Pokemon's moves have their accuracy multiplied by 1.3.
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Run AwayRun Away: No competitive use.
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Tinted LensTinted Lens: This Pokemon's attacks that are not very effective on a target deal double damage.


Evolutions / Family:
Venonat
Venomoth

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Venonat? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in X/Y 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 X/Y generation metagame.


Venonat is an astounding Bug and Poison-typed Pokemon. Venonat is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Venonat is weak to Fire, Flying, Psychic, and Rock-typed attacks.


Species: Venonat
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Compound Eyes
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Return
- Bug Bite
- Poison Fang
- Zen Headbutt

Physical Sweeper Venonat (Compound Eyes)

Venonat is a wonderful Physical Sweeper. It attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Venonat is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield until Eviolite was attached to it. 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 Venonat from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Venonat's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Compound Eyes, Venonat's moves have their accuracy multiplied by 1.3.

Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 33% recoil).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Bug Bite is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Bug-type move (Venonat steals and eats the target's berry).
Poison Fang is a physical STAB-boosted 50-base power Poison-type move (50% chance to badly poison the target).
Zen Headbutt is a physical 80-base power Psychic-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Venonat? These builds have been optimized for X/Y 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 X/Y generation metagame.


Species: Venonat
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Compound Eyes
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Return
- Bug Bite
- Poison Fang
- Zen Headbutt

Doubles Physical Sweeper Venonat (Compound Eyes)

Venonat is a remarkable Physical Sweeper. The purpose of this moveset is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Venonat is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield until equipping Eviolite became the goto option. 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 Venonat from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Venonat's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Compound Eyes, Venonat's moves have their accuracy multiplied by 1.3.

Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 33% recoil).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Bug Bite is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Bug-type move (Venonat steals and eats the target's berry).
Poison Fang is a physical STAB-boosted 50-base power Poison-type move (50% chance to badly poison the target).
Zen Headbutt is a physical 80-base power Psychic-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Venonat 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.
Giga Drain
75
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Infestation
20
100%
20
Traps and damages the target for 4-5 turns.
Psybeam
65
100%
20
10% chance to confuse the target.
Psychic
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Signal Beam
75
100%
15
10% chance to confuse the target.
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.
Struggle Bug
50
100%
20
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 1.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Venoshock
65
100%
10
Power doubles if the target is poisoned.
Bug Bite
60
100%
20
User steals and eats the target's Berry.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 33% recoil.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Leech Life
20
100%
15
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
Poison Fang
50
100%
15
50% chance to badly poison the target.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Tackle
50
100%
35
No additional effect.
Thief
60
100%
25
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Zen Headbutt
80
90%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Agility
--
--
30
Raises the user's Speed by 2.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Baton Pass
--
--
40
User switches, passing stat changes and more.
Captivate
--
100%
20
Lowers the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 2 if opposite gender.
Confide
--
--
20
Lowers the target's Sp. Atk by 1.
Disable
--
100%
20
For 4 turns, disables the target's last move used.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Flash
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Foresight
--
--
40
Fighting, Normal hit Ghost. Evasiveness ignored.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Morning Sun
--
--
5
Heals the user by a weather-dependent amount.
Poison Powder
--
75%
35
Poisons the target.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rage Powder
--
--
20
The foes' moves target the user on the turn used.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Screech
--
85%
40
Lowers the target's Defense by 2.
Skill Swap
--
--
10
The user and the target trade Abilities.
Sleep Powder
--
75%
15
Causes the target to fall asleep.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
String Shot
--
95%
40
Lowers the foe(s) Speed by 2.
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.
Supersonic
--
55%
20
Causes the target to become confused.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target. Poison types can't miss.
Toxic Spikes
--
--
20
Poisons grounded foes on switch-in. Max 2 layers.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Venonat can perform in X/Y. 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 XY Move and Ability Combos for Venonat

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