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)

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.

Moves learned by Budew

Moves learnt by level up

Budew learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield 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 Sword & Shield. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Budew egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Cotton SporeGrassStatus 100
ExtrasensoryPsychicSpecial 80 100
Life DewWaterStatus
Razor LeafGrassPhysical 55 95
Sleep PowderGrassStatus 75
SynthesisGrassStatus

Move Tutor moves

Budew can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sword & Shield from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Grassy GlideGrassPhysical 70 100

Moves learnt by TM

Budew is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Budew is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by level up

Budew learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AbsorbGrassSpecial 20 100
4GrowthNormalStatus
7Water SportWaterStatus
10Stun SporeGrassStatus 75
13Mega DrainGrassSpecial 40 100
16Worry SeedGrassStatus 100

Egg moves

Budew learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Budew egg moves page.

Move Tutor moves

Budew can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CovetNormalPhysical 60 100
Giga DrainGrassSpecial 75 100
Seed BombGrassPhysical 80 100
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
SynthesisGrassStatus
UproarNormalSpecial 90 100
Worry SeedGrassStatus 100

Moves learnt by TM

Budew is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

Transfer-only moves

Budew can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Bullet SeedGrassPhysical 25 100 Generation 4 — TM
CaptivateNormalStatus 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormalStatus Generation 4 — TM
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormalSpecial 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
FlashNormalStatus 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormalPhysical 50 95 Generation 6 — HM

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

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