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What is a good moveset for Venusaur?

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I know that it was already asked and answered but I'm looking for good strategy AND moveset for my Venusaur:

HP 311
Attack 231
Defense 196
Sp.Attack 255
Sp.Defense 248
Speed 197

Leech Seed
Petal Dance

I'm using something like strategy "hurt everyone, heal yourself", but I think it's quite stupid.

Venusaur Learnset

asked Jul 29, 2010 by DarthDestiny
edited Aug 22, 2011 by DarthDestiny
5th Gen Tier: OU
Venusaur (M) @ Black Sludge
Trait: Chlorophyll
EVs: 28 Def / 252 SAtk / 228 Spd
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Growth
- SolarBeam
- Hidden Power [Fire]
- Sludge Bomb
Ivysaur (M) @ Evolution Stone
Trait: Chlorophyll
EVs: 252 SAtk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
- Growth
- SolarBeam
- Sludge Bomb
- Hidden Power [Fire]

33 Answers

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Item: Leftovers

Nature: Modest (won't be using atk. anyway)

EVs: 252 sp.atk 252 hp
he would make a good tank sweeper

Leech Seed - heals every turn and weakens the foe at the same time

Sunnny Day - it may up fire moves, but getting one-move solor beam is worth it.

Solarbeam - 100% acc., strong, and one turn with sunny day

Synthesis - if sunny day is on, this will resore 2/3 hp. if your hp is low, use this, plus your left overs, plus your leech seed, you get almost all your hp back in one move.

answered Aug 12, 2012 by amethyst3552
edited Aug 13, 2012 by Pokemaster
Long time but... this is my set too! Soloing tank. Darn then plenty have thought of this already or seen. Good job tho :)
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Abilt - overgrow
EVs: 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Sludge bomb /Solar beam { [stab] petal dance works well with synthesis or giga drain and solar beam works well with sleep powder ] }
Petal dance [stab]
any two of these
Giga drain/synthesis/leach seed[HP recover]/Sleep powder [when ur foe is sleeping you can use solar beam with out damage ]

answered Dec 30, 2012 by sarvesh672
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For my opinion, to have the Perfect Venusaur you will need a Lickilicky...
Amnesia: Egg Move with Lickilicky----->Snorlax
Curse: Egg Move Lickilicky----->Slowbro
Power Whip: Egg Move with Lickilicky
Earthquake: TM Move; Cover Fire
Mine is
Adamant; Often dozes off; Overgrow; Leftovers

answered May 2, 2013 by Alexjogos1999
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Venusaur w/ Big Root
Role: Self healer, Wall, and Staller
Ability: Overgrow
Ev's: 240 Def - 140 Sp. Atk - 130 Sp.Def
Nature: Bold (+Def/-Atk)

  • Leech Seed
  • Substitute
  • Protect
  • Sludgebomb

Leech Seed brings back the needed HP plus with the Big root it bring back even more than what leech seed was supposed to guaranty. * If using this Venusaur I always recommend using leech seed first before any other move. Substitute and Protect both have the same job which can seem a bit of a waist, But first once leech seed is up you can go at this either way. You can go protect if the enemy is trying to dish out damage and block it further extending the process of leech seed. Or if the enemy is trying to raise stats, use a substitute so that you can avoid a STAB move. By that time the enemy should have lost a quarter of its health. Then once the sub is down repeat the process (without using leech seed) and remember to watch the enemy health. Use a protect to block moves and a sub to avoid 1 hit KO moves, and with the health being gained from leech seed their is no need to worry about sub health lost. Now comes Sludgebomb. Which can be used in different ways. You can use Sludgebomb to decrease the enemies health which is what I do when it comes to a rapid spinner (I stop the whole process and start Sludgebombing because another Leech Seed would be useless at this point)or if your just trying to do some damage. OR! You can increase the process of Sub and Protect by trying to go for a Poison and increasing the enemies health depletion. You could just use Toxic, but when it comes to an enemy with status removing move or ability then Toxic is basically rendered useless and plus you really can't dish out damage. The whole point of this process is to stall the enemy into letting their health deplete gradually while also recovering your own. Hope this was helpful!

answered Jul 8, 2013 by BioShark
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Pretty surprised that a Mega Venusaur set is not posted yet.

Special Attacker

Ability: Chlorophyll (Thick Fat when mega evolved)
EVs: 252HP/252SpA/4Def
Modest Nature (+SpA,-Atk)
-Giga Drain
-Sludge Bomb
-Hidden Power Fire/Sleep Powder

With GenVI, Permanent weather is gone, and now Grass types are immune to Sleep Powder. In other words, Chlorophyll Sweeper Venusaur had gotten the nerf stick quite hard this time. But his new Mega Evolution is great, losing his Fire and Ice weakness is cool.

Despite no Leftovers, Synthesis and Giga Drain should provide enough healing for Mega Venusaur to remain healthy, while with the emergence of Fairies, Sludge Bomb is a great move to hit them with. The last slot is for Hidden Power Fire to hit Steel types that otherwise wall this entire moveset. Sleep powder is an option, but running that will leave you helpless against Ferrothorn.

answered Dec 16, 2013 by X3Evanescence
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Venusaur (M) @ Black Sludge
Jolly (+Spd, -SAtk)
252 Atk/252 Spd/6 HP
•Swords Dance
•Petal Blizzard

Many players won't see a physical sweeper Venusaur coming. Swords Dance shoots his Atk higher than his SAtk could hope to go in one turn so you can get to the point of inflicting mass casualties. :) Petal Blizzard has more power than Seed Bomb and does not dangerously lock you in, then confuse you like Petal Dance. Chlorophyll and Swords Dance make sure you can kill those pesky Fire-types with a super quake before they hit you (except Charizard-- retreat!!) Synthesis and Black Sludge will help make sure you stay in for a little while since we didn't exploit its good defenses.

answered Jan 20, 2014 by Kenzie_Crobat
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Venusaur, my all time favourite Pokemon. This Pokemon was the first Pokemon I ever saur (no pun intened) when I was a little she-elf.
Meet Lord Alfirinor, the king of grass types:
Venusaur (M)
Ability: Chlorophyll
Role: Sunny sweeper
Nature: Modest
Ivs: 252 sp.attack, 252 sp.defence, 4 defence
Ev spread: +sp.attack +sp.defence
Item: Leftovers
Toxic-nice move to whittle down foes's hp
Venoshock-combo move with toxic that I like to call Toxicshock. STAB
Solarbeam-what chlorophyll Venusaur doesn't have this move? STAB
Leech seed/synthesis-leech seed for switching out to heal others or synthesis for max healing power in the sun.

Chlorophyll Venusaur works well with a Drought Ninetales or a mega Charizard y with drought.

answered Feb 19, 2014 by ↠♥kawaiian♡
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Nature: Timid or Modest
Ability: Overgrow
Leaf Storm (STAB, strong start)
Sludge Bomb (STAB, chance to badly poison target)
Sleep Powder

answered Mar 16, 2014 by Issac
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Mega Venusaur

Try to make this thing as bulky as possible, with a nature that boosts defense or special defense. EVs into HP, Special Defense, and Defense.

Giga Drain- Deal damage and get life back
Leech Seed- Get life back, deal damage
Ingrain- get life back
Sleep Powder- Inflict an annoying status condition, then you can set up.

As you can see, he is focused on stalling and getting that HP back, since he can't carry that Black Sludge onto Mega Venusaur.

You can also run a similar set with regular Venusaur with Black Sludge, although it won't be as bulky as Mega.

answered May 20, 2014 by Pokeman11
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Venusaur @ Black Sludge / Venusaurite
Ability: Chlorophyll / Thick Fat
EVs: 252 DEF / 252 SDEF / 4 HP
Bold/Calm Nature
- Sleep Powder
- Sludge Bomb/ Solar Beam
- Synthesis
- Growth
This is where bulk beats brawn. The EVs are for keeping Venusaur as bulky as humanely possible. Choose the Nature depending on what Pokemon are on your team (What their weaknesses are). The item depends if you are mega evolving or not. Black Sludge is cool because it's like Leftovers, but if some idiot Tricks or Switcheroo's you, they will suffer. Venusaur benefits from the sun big time. In the Sun, Venusaur is faster because of Chlorophyll ( if you're not mega Evolving) Synthesis heals him more, and Growth raises your attacking stats by 2 instead of 1. In case you thought we did, we don't really need EVs in Special Attack because of our good pal Growth.

answered Aug 23, 2014 by Mmeta
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Heres my Venusaur, It's set helps alot and what I mean by alot is ALOT!

Venusaur: HP Stealing Stalller
Item:Black Sludge
Nature: Modest
Abilty: Overgrow
EVs: 252 Sp.Atk
-Leech Seed (steals HP from opponent)
-Protect (You know what I'm talking about, right?)
-Energyball/Giga Drain (STAB and Energyball has 10% Chance of lowering Sp.Def or Giga Drain for HP Stealing)

not the best set but still good

answered Sep 4, 2014 by Kawaii Raichu
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Pokedex Moveset
*There is a large flower on VENUSAUR’s back. The flower is said to take on vivid colors if it gets plenty of nutrition and sunlight. The flower’s aroma soothes the emotions of people. (Ruby/Sapphire)

Venusaur/Bashful Nature/Chloryphyll
252Hp/148Def/80 SpAtk/28 SpDef
*Designed to be used in Sunny Weather. This is a Field set.
Growth Sweet Scent Solar Beam Razor Leaf
Use Sweet Scent to summon hordes. Growth is to raise the damage on the 2 Grass STABs. Solar Beam because... Venusaur! ... and Razor Leaf so that it can hit all the Pkmn in a horde.

Competitive Mega-Move Set

Venusaur/Brave(+Atk/-Speed) or Quiet (+SpAtk/-Speed)
Thick Fat (MegaAbility)/ Venusaurite
* Another Sunny Day Venusaur, this set takes advantage of split Evs to form a well balanced Mega with decent bulk and a good movepool. The Nature can be either Brave or Quiet, though Brave makes up for low Attack investment. This Venusaur could also be used in Doubles to great effect.
Power Whip/Solar Beam
Toxic/Leech Seed
Venoshock/Grass Pledge
So, this set has 2 Status moves it can make use of as well as 2 great STAB options. If using Growth, Power Whip is one of the best physical STAB moves Venusaur can get. If you don't wish to use Growth, Synthesis is great recovery. The Toxic/ Leech Seed combination has been good to Venusaur since Gen1, but Venoshock can take advantage of the Toxic status. Either way, Venusaur has always appreciated Recovery moves. If you want to use your Venusaur in Doubles, then Grass Pledge is a good support option. Use it with one of the other pledges!

answered Jan 18 by RockHarvey
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Mega Venusaur has a useable attack base stat of 100, so why not a bulky sword dance set?
Mega Venusaur@Venusaurite
252 def, 252 hp, 4 Att
Knock Off
Sword Dance
The trick to using this thing well is to start off early game spamming knock off. People will just suspect another common Venusaur wall. Once all it's checks and counters are gone, though, you clan start spamming sword dance and easily sweep. This works amazingly well do to excellent bulk and only two weaknesses.

answered Feb 18 by TheLordOfReptiles