Budew

Budew is a Grass/Poison type Pokémon introduced in Generation 4. It is known as the Bud Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 406
Type Grass Poison
Species Bud Pokémon
Height 0.2 m (0′08″)
Weight 1.2 kg (2.6 lbs)
Abilities 1. Natural Cure
2. Poison Point
Leaf Guard (hidden ability)
Local № 025 (Diamond/Pearl)
025 (Platinum)
133 (Black 2/White 2)
071 (X/Y — Central Kalos)
097 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)
059 (Sword/Shield)
025 (Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl)
089 (Legends: Arceus)

Training

EV yield 1 Special Attack
Catch rate 255 (33.3% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 56
Growth Rate Medium Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Undiscovered
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 40
190 284
Attack 30
58 174
Defense 35
67 185
Sp. Atk 50
94 218
Sp. Def 70
130 262
Speed 55
103 229
Total 280 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Budew.

Evolution chart

(high Friendship, Daytime) (use Shiny Stone)

Budew changes

Pokédex entries

Diamond Over the winter, it closes its bud and endures the cold. In spring, the bud opens and releases pollen.
Pearl It lives alongside clear ponds. It scatters pollen that induces harsh sneezing and runny noses.
Platinum Sensitive to changing temperature, the bud is said to bloom when it feels the sun’s warm touch.
HeartGold
SoulSilver
When it feels the sun’s warm touch, it opens its bud to release pollen. It lives alongside clear pools.
Black
White
Sensitive to changing temperature, the bud is said to bloom when it feels the sun’s warm touch.
Black 2
White 2
Sensitive to changing temperatures, the bud blooms when it’s warm, releasing toxic pollen.
X
Omega Ruby
When it feels the sun’s warm touch, it opens its bud to release pollen. It lives alongside clear pools.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
Over the winter, it closes its bud and endures the cold. In spring, the bud opens and releases pollen.
Sword The pollen it releases contains poison. If this Pokémon is raised on clean water, the poison’s toxicity is increased.
Shield This Pokémon is highly sensitive to temperature changes. When its bud starts to open, that means spring is right around the corner.
Brilliant Diamond Over the winter, it closes its bud and endures the cold. In spring, the bud opens and releases pollen.
Shining Pearl It lives alongside clear ponds. It scatters pollen that induces harsh sneezing and runny noses.
Legends: Arceus When the sun’s light strengthens, the bud atop this Pokémon’s head opens. This is a sign to the people that the harsh winter is over, and the season of budding has begun.

Moves learned by Budew

Moves learnt by level up

Budew learns the following moves in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AbsorbGrassSpecial 20 100
1GrowthNormalStatus
1Stun SporeGrassStatus 75
1Worry SeedGrassStatus 100

Egg moves

Budew learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Budew egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Cotton SporeGrassStatus 100
ExtrasensoryPsychicSpecial 80 100
Leaf StormGrassSpecial 130 90
Life DewWaterStatus
Mind ReaderNormalStatus
Pin MissileBugPhysical 25 95
Razor LeafGrassPhysical 55 95
Seed BombGrassPhysical 80 100
Sleep PowderGrassStatus 75
SpikesGroundStatus
SynthesisGrassStatus

Moves learnt by TM

Budew is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl:

Moves learnt by level up

Budew learns the following moves in Pokémon Legends: Arceus at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Poison StingPoisonPhysical 15 100
6AbsorbGrassSpecial 20 100
11Poison PowderPoisonStatus 75
18Stun SporeGrassStatus 75
25VenoshockPoisonSpecial 65 100
34Poison JabPoisonPhysical 80 100
43Energy BallGrassSpecial 90 100
52Petal DanceGrassSpecial 120 100

Move Tutor moves

Budew can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Legends: Arceus from move tutors:

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Dazzling GleamFairySpecial 80 100
Energy BallGrassSpecial 90 100
Poison JabPoisonPhysical 80 100
RestPsychicStatus
Shadow BallGhostSpecial 80 100
Sludge BombPoisonSpecial 90 100
SpikesGroundStatus
SwiftNormalSpecial 60

Budew sprites

Type Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Budew  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Budew  sprite from Black & White Budew  sprite from X & Y Budew  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Budew Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Budew Shiny sprite from Black & White Budew Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Budew

Diamond
Pearl
Route 204, 212, Eterna Forest, Great Marsh
Platinum Route 204, 205, 208, Eterna Forest
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Ilex Forest, Viridian Forest
Black Trade/migrate from another game
White White Forest
Black 2
White 2
Breed Roselia/Roserade
X
Y
Route 4
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Breed Roselia/Roserade
Sun
Moon
Breed Roselia/Roserade
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Route 4, Rolling Fields, East Lake Axewell, Dappled Grove, West Lake Axewell, Giant's Mirror
Brilliant Diamond
Shining Pearl
Route 204, 212, Eterna Forest, Great Marsh, Spacious Cave, Grassland Cave, Riverbank Cave, Still-Water Cavern, Sunlit Cavern
Legends: Arceus Fabled Spring, Gapejaw Bog, Golden Lowlands

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Budew
Japanese スボミー (Subomie)
German Knospi
French Rozbouton

Name origin

bud
closed flower
dew
moisture often found on grass or plants