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Which grass type Pokemon for my X/Y in game team?

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I'm planning a team for my Pokemon X/Y and I'm almost done.I really need a grass Pokemon for the team and I've come up with two options:Venusaur and Sceptile.I was looking for a special attacker but I know that both of them can't have a complete special moveset since they don't have enough moves.I was thinking of using anyone of the above with a mixed moveset .Please recommend the best one with movesets, EV's and if there are any other grass types you guys are welcome to suggest them(preferably special).Thanks

asked Mar 4, 2014 by SSJ

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first, note the that since this is in game, it comes down to very little, and I would use my fav Pokemon in this case. but since you are asking, lets take a quick look at each of them



  • two useful STABS in sludge bomb and giga drain
  • a good staller due to sleep powder, leech seed and synthesis
  • great special attack
  • absorbs toxic spikes and grass sleep inducing moves
  • can mega evolve, meaning it looses its major weakness to ice and fire
  • chlorophyll


  • chlorophyll isn't really useful in game
  • stalling takes to long time in game



  • very good speed
  • its best STAB: leaf storm combined with its good speed means that it
    can usually OHKO and switch out if its levels is a bit higher than
    the opponent


  • rather pathetic typing, being weak to 5 types
  • shabby movepool
  • very frail
  • weak to all status

well, sleep powder and stalling is extremely useful competitive, but not particularly useful in-game, where raw power is much more important. sceptile is incredibly fast and can use Frenzy Plant and switch out assuming your opponent gets OHKO'ed, so I would use sceptile in game. competitive: venusaur all the way

answered Mar 4, 2014 by Dr Dude
edited Mar 4, 2014 by Dr Dude
Thanks a lot! I was also thinking of using sceptile since I like it better than venusaur.