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What is a good Roserade moveset?

2 votes

What moves would you suggest, I got a TERRIBLE one in a trade.

mega drain
magical leaf
leaf storm
leech seed.

Roserade learnset

asked Jul 24, 2010 by houndoom
edited Jul 1, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
Roselia (M) @ Evolution Stone
Trait: Natural Cure
EVs: 248 HP / 96 Def / 148 SAtk / 16 SDef
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Giga Drain
- Rest
- Toxic Spikes
- Venom Shock
Roserade @ rocky helmet Ability:Poison point
-energy ball: good accuracy and power, stab.
-sludge bomb: Good accuracy and power chance to poison, stab
-shadow ball: gets rid of those pesky psychic types and also a good thing to have under your belt
-Dazzling gleam: OP! nobody suspects a poison type to carry a fairy type move, and is totally good to fling out when you need it
Also, poison point + rocky helmet is a match made in heaven

29 Answers

5 votes

Roserade (F) @ Focus Sash

Trait: Natural Cure
EVs: 252 HP / 120 Def / 136 SDef
Calm Nature (+SDef, -Atk)
- Giga Drain
- Sludge Bomb
- Toxic Spikes
- Rest

PBs set from Smogon

answered Feb 17, 2012 by (Abnormal1!)
edited Apr 21, 2012 by (Abnormal1!)
chesto berry for rest
I don't know about a Chesto Berry. Natural Cure eliminates status ailments when you switch out. With that being said, if you forgo Giga Drain for Leaf Storm, you can hit them with Leaf Storm, Rest up and be out of there.
4 votes

Sludge bomb-Good power, STAB, chance to poison

Shadow ball-Cover psychic weakness

energy ball/Leaf storm-energy ball for decent power, leaf storm for all out stregnth, but lowered power (you could use sludge bomb for your standard attack and use this when necessary)

Leech seed/Stun spore/ aromatherapy/Synthesis/spikes-good support moves

If you are lucky enough to come upon another roserad with the correct IVs, you could teach it hidden power [rock.] It's special and covers more weaknesses.

Roserade could REALLY use a Special rock type move!

answered Jul 24, 2010 by DarkTyphlosion
edited Jul 24, 2010 by DarkTyphlosion
It rally does need a rock move. too bad it can use ancientpower or something like this.
I would replace Shadow Ball with Sleep Powder and choose Leech Seed as the final move. This is a good combo. However, Sleep Powder is an Egg move. Otherwise, good moveset DT.
True. I only chose shadow ball for the psychic weakness.
2 votes

Gen. V

Ability: Poison Point

Venoshock STAB + double power if opponent gets poisoned by poison point

Shadow Ball Type coverage against Psychics

Energy Ball Takes advantage of Sp. Attack + STAB

Leech Seed Drains enemy HP each Turn; or Hidden Power(Rock) for type coverage.

Hope this helps...

answered Jun 12, 2011 by pullerrush
edited Jun 14, 2011 by pullerrush
Poison Point is too much of a risk if you ask me.
First of all for Poison Point to activate you must make contact, but you have no moves that actually make contact as they are all special type attacks...
The above comment is incorrect. The Pokemon with the ability that requires contact is only on the opposing Pokemon. They have to make contact. I have one with Poison Point and it's the best especially when I use my Venoshock! :)
1 vote

I would go for:
- Toxic Spikes
- Energy Ball
- Sludge Bomb
- Hidden Power Ground-type if possible, otherwise Shadow Ball

answered Aug 9, 2010 by Pokemaster
1 vote

Alternate set:
- Sunny Day
- Solarbeam (no charging with Sunny Day)
- Weather Ball (Fire-type with Sunny Day in play)
- Sludge Bomb or Shadow Ball just for coverage.

You could also switch Rain Dance into the last slot to get a Water-type weather ball, and reduce damage from Fire types.

answered Aug 9, 2010 by Pokemaster
If you are going to have Rain Dance, replace Sunny Day and Solarbeam for Rain Dance and Energy Ball.
I actually thought of this exact set! Curse you XP!
1 vote

Here is my set

Sweeper timid 4p 252 S.attack, 252speed

Energy ball(STAB)

Shadow ball(Covers Psychic weakness)

Weatherball/HP(Rock)(Weather ball if on a team with sandstorm otherwise HP(Rock)

Toxic spikes/Sludge bomb(Entry hazard or STAB)

answered Feb 18, 2011 by Speed freak
1 vote

Gen V Set for Roselia

Roselia (M) @ Eviolite

Trait: Natural Cure

EVs: 4 Def / 252 SAtk / 252 SDef

Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)

  • Toxic Spikes
  • Spikes
  • Giga Drain
  • Venoshock
answered Jun 27, 2011 by trachy
1 vote

Gen V

Roserade (F) @ Leftovers

Trait: Natural Cure

EVs: 252 SAtk / 252 SDef / 4 Spd

Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)

  • Toxic Spikes
  • Sleep Powder
  • Giga Drain
  • Venoshock
answered Jun 29, 2011 by trachy
1 vote

Hmm. I was thinking something along the lines of this:

Gender: Dosen't Matter
Ability: Poison Point
Nature: Modest (-Atk/+Sp. Atk)
EVs: 252 Sp. Atk / 128 Spd / 128 Def

Giga Drain - Pretty stong grass-type move, STAB, and it restores HP by a little bit.
Sleep Powder - Better accuracy then most other sleep moves. Sleep is always a good way to stall an Opponent.
Venoshock - Does a lot of damage if the opponent has been poisoned by Poison Point, and STAB.
Shadow Ball - Defence against Psychic-Types.

answered Mar 25, 2012 by PokeartKid
You need to make contact for Poison Point to work.
0 votes

gen V sweeper


SUNNY DAY-set-up weather ball

WEATHER BALL-with tech.becomes 150

MAGICAL LEAF-with tech. becomes 90

???-maby hp rock or toxic spikes or sleep powder

answered Jun 23, 2011 by blaziken
Magical Leaf's power would be 135, I believe. Please correct me if I'm wrong,
Magical leaf gets stab and technician boosts, so 135
0 votes

Here's what I use:

Roserade (F) @ Choice Specs

Trait: Natural Cure

EVs: 252 SAtk / 252 Spd / 4 HP

Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)

  • Extrasensory
  • Energy Ball
  • Sludge Bomb / Shadow Ball
  • Hidden Power [Fire] / Hidden Power [Rock]

Extrasensory takes care of Fighting types. With maxed Speed and Timid Nature, Roserade should be able to take them out no problem, especially with Specs.

Energy Ball is for STAB.

Sludge Bomb is for STAB. Go with Shadow Ball if you want coverage against Psychic types.

HP Fire is for steel types, since all of your moves are ineffective against them. I use HP Fire because of common threats such as Ferrothorn, Forretress, and Scizor. HP Rock covers basically all your weaknesses except Psychic.

If something gives you a status, just switch out. Natural Cure will take care of your problem.

answered Jun 24, 2011 by Linkpower22
edited Jun 25, 2011 by Linkpower22
Umm, Extrasensory doesn't work super great, considering You already resist Fighting
Roserade doesn't exactly have stunning defenses though. Plus Flinching is a nice bonus that comes up. It's also a nice counter for other poisons types that can block out most of the set.
Forgot that Extrasensory can flinch
0 votes

Roserade (M) @ Red Card
Trait: Poison Point
EVs: 252 Def / 4 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
- Venoshock
- Toxic Spikes
- Spikes
- Giga Drain

a different version of trachys sets but he actually goes phazing around with red card with t-spikes and leech seed

answered Sep 14, 2011 by Tysonyoshi
edited Sep 17, 2011 by Tysonyoshi
If you Phaze, why have Leech Seed, as it expires when the foe switches? That's good :)
Same exact moveset as Trachy's Roselia.
Same moves, yes, but different Abilities, making them have different effectiveness. Besides J98, they're different Pokemon, but using the same moves. Nobody sued me for using a Choice Band on a Hydreigon paired with U-Turn. Also a different Ev spread, and also a different item. Movesets aren't just the moves a Pokemon has, but also the Evs, item, Nature, and Ability. So, it isn't the same exact moveset as trachy's Roselia.
0 votes

Roserade @ Black Sludge

Trait: Natural Cure
Nature: Modest
-Sludge Bomb
-Giga Drain/Energy Ball
-Leech Seed
-Shadow Ball

answered Dec 4, 2011 by M.Fauzan
edited Dec 4, 2011 by M.Fauzan
Why lower spatk with adamant?
Tks :D
0 votes

Roserade (M) @ Miracle Seed
Trait: Natural Cure
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 SDef
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Energy Ball
- Toxic Spikes
- Sludge Bomb
- Synthesis

answered Dec 4, 2011 by MiloticHeaven
0 votes

This flower packs a PUNCH!
Item: Leftovers
Ability: Technician/Natural-cure
Nature: Jolly
EVs: 252 Attack, 252 Speed, 6 Defense


Swords-dance brings up that Attack stat. Razor-leaf is for if you go Technician because it is the only Physical Grass Type move it can learn in Gen V that is Technician boosted, Bullet-seed can be taught as a Gen IV TM, STAB. Poison-jab is STAB. Return is pretty much Roserade's only other Physical move. You are going to want to stay away from Steel types but this is a pretty strong flower if used correctly.

answered Jan 17, 2012 by Speed freak
edited Apr 24, 2012 by Speed freak
Isn't bullet seed also boosted by technician? it's also a physical move, so swords dance will amp it up a lot
0 votes

Status Attacker


Roserade @ Life Orb
Ability: Natural Cure
Nature: Modest (+SpAtk, -Atk)/ Timid (+Spd, -Atk)
EVS: 252 SpAtk/ 24 HP/ 232 Spd

  • Hidden Power [fire]/ Hidden Power [ground]
  • Sludge Bomb
  • Giga Drain
  • Sleep Powder/ Stun Spore

Hidden Power [fire] and Hidden Power [ground] are two of the best coverages Roserade can have. [Fire] hits defensive walls like Skarmory and Ferrothorn, while [ground] would be an option for Heatran, all of which would completely wall this set otherwise. Sludge Bomb is necessary to OHKO Shaymin and can 2HKO Dragonite, I believe. No Roserade set is complete without Giga Drain. Giga Drain is the best move you can teach Roserade. While they're asleep/ paralyzed, you can sap away all of their life and gain back lots of HP lost by Life Orb. Sleep Powder and Stun Spore are good to have for basically taking problem Pokemon out. Stun Spore is another solid option if you want to bypass the sleep clause. By having Natural Cure, if they try to paralyze you or put you to sleep, you can hop out and in, while other sweepers are effectively out of the game.

answered Apr 27, 2012 by R000
edited Aug 16, 2013 by R000
0 votes


Roserade @ Life ORb
Ability: Natural Cure
Nature: Timid
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

  • Giga Drain/Leaf Storm
  • Sludge Bomb
  • Hidden Power Fire
  • Sleep Powder/Rest

Giga Drain and Leaf Storm are both STAB, it depends on if you want healing and the ability to stay in, or want more of a hit and runner.
Sludge Bomb rounds out the coverage hitting Fire types among other things and stuff and is STAB.
Hidden Power Fire gets good coverage along with Grass STAB, and hits Grass types.
Sleep Powder is an acceptable alternative if using Giga Drain, if using Leaf Storm go with Rest for some nice healing and a combo with Natural Cure.

answered May 31, 2012 by Hex
edited Nov 2, 2012 by Pokemaster
0 votes

Roserade @ Leftovers
Ability: Poison Point
Nature: Modest
-Toxic Spikes
-Giga Drain
-Leech Seed

Toxic Spikes are very useful if you like entry hazards. Giga drain and leech seed are STAB and added with leftovers, Roserade will heal very quickly. Venoshock is also STAB, and if the foe is poisoned by poison point/toxic spikes it will do x2 damage.

answered Jun 2, 2012 by Porygonz
I would probably forgo Poison Point. Roserade is frail, and it probably wouldn't be able to take any physical move that would activate Poison Point. Plus, Poison Point and Toxic Spikes on the same set is a little redundant.
0 votes

Ability Natural Care
Item Scope Lens
Moves GrassWhistle
Energy Ball
Grass Knot
Poison Jab

answered Nov 2, 2012 by Timothy
0 votes

This will be the best move set for roserade
Giga drain-(33 lvl) in b/w it's base power is 75, and it restores half the H.P the opponent has lost
Petal Dance-(40 lvl) it has 120 base power,

these 2 moves can be learnt by roselia by level up only,so, evolve it at 40 lvl so that he/she will learn both the moves

shadow ball(TM)- incredible move,though it doesn't have stab,it will be useful in taking down psychic pokes
sludge bomb(TM)-one of the best poison type move with 90 base power and stab and has 10% of poisioning the foe

an advice for everyone,catch 4-5 budews or roselias and check their stats,level up the ones which has the best speed and special attack,regardless of it's nature(iv's play a major role)
and as soon as you caught a roselia/budew only battle with roselia/budew 255 times
it makes your Pokemons special attack higher than the normal ones(ev's also plays a major role)
I'm telling this because a roserade with 367 special attack is far better than a roserade with 281 sepcial attack

answered Jan 21, 2013 by Adityaaditya
edited Jan 21, 2013 by Adityaaditya
There is a way to control IVs and Natures. You can use RNG manipulation or check Pokémon Marriland’s article about Advanced Breeding.