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What is a good moveset for Venomoth?

2 votes

It knows Bug Buzz, Sludge Bomb, Energy Ball, Psychic.

Venomoth Learnset

asked Jul 6, 2010 by trachy
edited Jun 30, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
Venomoth (M) @ Focus Sash
Trait: Tinted Lens
EVs: 252 SAtk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
- Bug Buzz
- Butterfly Dance
- Baton Pass
- Giga Drain
Venonat (M) @ Evolution Stone
Trait: Tinted Lens
EVs: 160 HP / 252 Atk / 68 Def / 28 SDef
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Bug Bite
- Poison Fang
- Toxic Spikes
- Zen Headbutt

6 Answers

2 votes

Gen V

Venomoth (M) @ Focus Sash

Trait: Tinted Lens

EVs: 252 SAtk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd

Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)

  • Bug Buzz
  • Quiver Dance
  • Giga Drain
  • Sludge Bomb

Focus Sash lets you get in Quiver Dance. Now the fun begins. Tinted Lens helps you by making you get a neutral hit almost every time (or super-effective, but Tinted Lens has nothing to do with that). This helps with Sludge Bomb mainly, which doesn't get the best of type coverage, but now gets plenty of neutral coverage which is just fine with Quiver Dance and STAB. Bug Buzz is also for STAB. Giga Drain provides healing and coverage. Your EVs are once again standard sweeping EVs.

answered Jul 1, 2011 by trachy
edited Jul 1, 2011 by trachy
2 votes

Venomoth (M) @ Focus Sash

Role: Baton Passer

Trait: Shield Dust

EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd

Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)

  • Baton Pass
  • Sleep Powder
  • Quiver Dance
  • Bug Buzz

Okay, this is pretty darn simple.

You use Sleep Powder.

You start Quiver Dancing.

You Baton Pass.

Bug Buzz there in case of Taunt or something of that nature.

answered Jul 16, 2011 by Josh
edited Oct 25, 2011 by Speed freak
0 votes

Gen III

Venomoth (F) @ Sitrus Berry

Ability: Shield Dust

EVs: 252 SAtk / 60 SDef / 196 Spd

Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)

  • Skill Swap
  • Psychic
  • Sludge Bomb
  • Thief

This relies more on your opponents Things, than yours almost.

Sludge bomb is powerful STAB and Psychic is power Coverage, that gets that out of the way.
Now you have a Sitrus Berry when your Hp starts to get low, and then you can steal whatever item your opponent has. Skill Swap gives your opponent Shield Dust, if you feel their Ability is more usefull to you.

answered Sep 12, 2011 by Josh
0 votes

Double/Triple Battle

Venomoth (M) @ Life Orb
Trait: Tinted Lens
EVs: 252 SAtk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
- Tailwind
- Air Cutter
- Bug Buzz
- Sludge Bomb

Such a shame. In singles, Venomoth is a good Pokemon and is the best Quiver Dancer besides Volcarona. But since stat boosting is too risky in multi-battles, Venomoth just isn't so great. Tailwind offers team support. Air Cutter hits multiple foes. Bug Buzz and Sludge Bomb are STAB. All of these attacks would ordinarily be resisted by many foes, but Tinted Lens changes that.

answered Jan 17, 2012 by trachy
0 votes

Here is what I used recently:


Venomoth (M) @ Focus Sash

Trait: Tinted Lens

EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd

Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)

  • Sleep Powder
  • Quiver Dance
  • Bug Buzz
  • Hidden Power [Ground]
answered May 13, 2012 by Psusnis◇
edited May 13, 2012 by Psusnis◇
0 votes

Venomoth (T) Item either focus sash or another good item but Venomoth dies easy

Ability: Tinted Lens
EVs: 252 SAtk / 4 HP / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, - Atk)
-Bug Buzz
-Psychic
-Sludge Bomb
-Sleep Powder

Timid nature so you don't need to quiver dance so hopefully you will be one of the first to attack, focus sash because if somebody does decide to target Venomoth it will most likely die. Bug buzz, STAB, and coverage, also kills psychic types so they don't one shot you. Sludge Bomb STAB and Psychic coverage for other poison types you'd have problems with /fighting. I use this venomoth for 3v3 battles and sleep powder is golden.

answered Jul 6, 2013 by Icedragon15