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Roserade or Vileplume?

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I was planning to get a Grass/Poison Type for my Pokemon.I already had a Leaf Stone and A Shiny Stone.Can someone help me?

asked Feb 17, 2013 by Cool Trainer 223

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That would depend on the tier, and also what you want to use them for.

Personally, I would suggest Roserade. While Vileplume has higher defence stat, it's mediocre in all of its stats, while Roserade has higher Sp. Atk, Sp. Def and Speed stats.

Roserade can set up Spikes and clear Toxic Spikes by switching in, it also has Natural Cure so it can benefit from using Rest and then switching out to wake up. Roserade would give good team support, or be a good Life Orb special sweeper.

Vileplume would have a niche as a Cleric in NU; it has Aromatherapy, Moonlight and the same typing (which means it can remove Toxic Spikes via switch in as well). Vileplume is lacking in offense, however, and would mainly act as support rather than any thing that could deal a lot of damage.

@ Life Orb
Ability: Natural Cure
Nature: Timid
EVs: 252 Speed, 252 Sp. Atk, 4 Hp
* Sludge Bomb
* Sleep Powder
* Giga Drain
* Extrasensory


@ Black Sludge
Ability: Natural Cure
Nature: Calm
EVs: 252 HP, 252 SP. Def, 4 Speed
* Toxic Spikes
* Sleep Powder
* Sludge Bomb
* Rest/ Synthesis

NB: Roserade can't set up Spikes and use Sleep Powder in the same moveset, since they're both egg moves

@ Black Sludge
Ability: Effect Spore (if you can get its Dream World Ability)
Nature: Bold
EVs: 252 HP, 180 Def, 76 Sp. Atk
* Aromatherapy
* Giga Drain
* Sleep Powder/ Moonlight
* Sludge Bomb

answered Feb 17, 2013 by fondant
edited Feb 17, 2013 by fondant
thanks to you too.
1 vote

Roserade all the way. Hits just as hard if not harder than can heal with aromatherapy like vileplume. It can do everything vileplume does but faster. Roserade can then also set up spikes and toxic spikes. Lastly, roserade can shake off status with natural cure while vileplume has chlorophyll, which is horrible with its 50 base speed, and effect spore, which is useless against all so common special attacker. Vileplume does have higher defensive stats though. Choose either for your story mode, but remember who's the queen of UU and who's peasant of NU.

answered Feb 17, 2013 by zetazord210
thanks.that was a lot of help