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Which Stone should I use on my Gloom ?

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If I use a Leaf Stone it will evolve into Vileplume,If I use a Shiny Stone it will evolve into Bellossom.Wich stone should I use ?

asked Jan 29, 2013 by MK 42
Just thought I'd point out that it's a Sun Stone not a Shiny Stone
Its funny how Erika ditched her vileplume and got a bellossom when vileplume's better

3 Answers

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I'm assuming this is ingame?

There are advantages and disadvantages to both Vileplume and Bellossom. Both are equal in terms of HP, attack, defence, and speed. Also, both have equal 2x weaknesses to Flying, Fire, and Ice, and equal 1/2x resistances to Water and Electric. Both have the same special ability of Chlorophyll in the later generations.

Vileplume has the higher special attack. Also, Vileplume is part Grass type and part Poison type. Therefore, Vileplume resists Fighting 1/2x and Grass for an additional 1/2x, adding up to a total Grass resistance of 1/4x. However, Vileplume will gain a 2x weakness against Psychic type.

Bellossom has the higher special defence. Bellossom is a pure Grass type, and will therefore have a 1/2x Ground resistance (which Vileplume doesn't have because of its part Poison type). Also, Bellossom's Grass type resistance is only 1/2x. Bellossom doesn't have a weakness to Psychic type attacks due to only being a Grass type, but will have a 2x weakness against Poison and Bug type attacks.

Depending on the generation game you're in, their moves can be quite even or really close. In generation 3, both get petal dance, but only Bellossom can also get Solarbeam, which is the far more powerful move. In generation 4, Vileplume would seem to win, getting both petal dance and Solarbeam, while Bellossom only gets magical leaf (an average damage move that always hits) and leaf storm (a powerful move that weakens the user afterwards). In generation 5, Vileplume takes the cake as the moves are the same as in generation 4, but petal dance has been made even more powerful.

Final decision: Vileplume.

Vileplume has the better special attack, and can thus do more damage with its powerful Grass attacks. Also, Vileplume will get STAB (same type attack bonus) for two types of moves, thus allowing for a more diversified move set and greater versatility. Just to tell you this answer is so formal because I'm revising for an English Test.


Vileplume vs Bellossom? Vileplume for the win.
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Hope I helped.

answered Jan 29, 2013 by Flare
2 votes

It depends what you want on your team... personally, I'd go for Vileplume. Grass/ Poison typing is advantageous, and Effect Spore is better than Bellossom's Healer (unless you have Cholorphyll, in which case it won't be of much use in NU anyway).

Aromatherapy, Sleep Powder, Sludge Bomb and Giga Drain/ Moonlight will make a good set for Vileplume.

It can hold Black Sludge as well, which means Trick sets (like Rotom Fan) will manage to do damage on the Tricker as well.

Also this is assuming that you're not going to use them above NU/RU. Bellossom is just another mediocre grass type, and its type makes it even worse. It might have higher sp. def stats, but it's got no use for it because it's weak to so many things. Vileplume has merit in not being able to be hurt by toxic.

answered Jan 29, 2013 by fondant
edited Jan 29, 2013 by fondant
hmm.. I'll think about it.+1 for now.
thanks guys.Since you all suggested Vileplume.+1 to all.
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1st of all, Bellossom is evolved from Gloom by using Sun Stone (not Shiny Stone).

By judging from the typing, Vileplume have less weakness and also a 1/4 resistance. But that doesnt mean that Vileplume is better for u.
They have quite similar stat, just that: Vileplume have higher special attack. Thus it can hit harder. And also, Vileplume gets STAB by using poison type attack.
On the other hand, Bellossom have higher special defense. It can tank a little more and heal some status effect if it has the ability 'healer'.

Personally, I will go for Vileplume. Bellosom just s*cks.

answered Jan 29, 2013 by scavenger4