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Leech Seed or Giga Drain?

3 votes

I'm not sure what to teach my Venusaur, I know Leech Seed does the same amount of damage on nearly all pokemon but Giga Drain would do more damage (especially when my Venusaur has a modest nature so it has higher Sp.atk).

asked Feb 10, 2011 by Fire Trainer

4 Answers

4 votes

You could try both! If you're playing defensively you could go with Leech Seed and Giga Drain to keep your HP topped up, and hold Leftovers. Poison your opponent with Toxic and you're home free (maybe).

Venusaur doesn't have a great attacking movepool, the only other special move you'd use is Sludge Bomb which is mainly neutral coverage. Perhaps Earthquake for better type coverage?

answered Feb 10, 2011 by Pokemaster
PS. In Generation 1, Leech Seed made Toxic take even more HP away each turn, but that's no longer the case. But Leech Seed does take 1/8 HP instead of 1/16 HP so it's swings and roundabouts.
1 vote

The times I've used leech seed with my skiploom, the damage\HP absorbtion doesn't seem to be all that much. The advantage of leech seed is that you don't have to reuse it every time unlike the "drains". If you want a good amount of damage\HP absorbtion each time, I go with giga drain. This is according to FireRed so might be a bit off since yours is Diamond.

answered Feb 10, 2011 by sumowrestler
0 votes

It all depends on what your looking for. If you want a fast move that regain helath and can be used every turn, leech seed. But, if you want something that has alot of power, but, can be only used every second turn, then Giga drain. Hope I helped!

answered Feb 11, 2011 by shrinksir
0 votes

Well if you have a hier defence you should probably but both
because then you will be undefeatable and if you perhaps
want to teach him ingrain and give him leftovers to hold that should be great.
but if you dontwant that you should probably teach giga drain.
all of this depends on your pokemon other stats.

answered Feb 11, 2011 by Pokemontrainer-Nik