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Venusaur Guide: Builds and Best Items

Pokemon UNITE - Venusaur Guide Builds Best Items and Moveset

The best guide on how to play Venusaur in Pokemon UNITE for Nintendo Switch and Mobile. Check here for the best builds, Held and Battle items, movesets, as well as the latest nerfs, buffs, counters, matchups, and more!

Venusaur Latest Nerfs and Buffs (11/13)

Version 1.12.1.6 Patch Notes

Venusaur Changes (November 13)
Evolution Level Change • Level to evolve into Venusaur changed from Lvl 9 to Lvl 7.

Stat Updates

1.7.1.9 Increased: Defense, Sp. Defense, HP Stats
1.12.1.6 Level to evolve into Venusaur changed from Lvl 9 to Lvl 7.

Verdant Anger

1.3.1.7 Splitting seeds area of effect adjusted.
1.1.1.4 Damage dealt to opposing Pokemon. Area of Effect damage increased from 1017 to 1338 (+32%). increased from 2020 to 2662 (+32%).
1.7.1.9 UNITE gauge now fills up more easily. Static cooldown decreased from 134 to 112. (-22s)

Petal Dance

1.3.1.7 Effects on the user weakened.
1.2.1.3 Damage increased from 2256 (lv.15) to 2784 (+21%). Cooldown reduced from 11s to 9s. Movement Speed Buff increased.
1.1.1.4 Move effect strengthened
1.7.1.9 Damage increased from 2784 to 3408. (+23%) Cooldown reduced from 9s to 8s. (-1s)

Giga Drain

1.2.1.3 Defense buff increased.
1.2.1.8 HP recovery is decreased from 683 to 610 (-11%). Damage reduction decreased from 40% to 35%.

Solar Beam

1.3.1.7 Cooldown reduced from 10s to 9s.
1.1.1.4 Move cooldown decreased from 11s to 10s.
1.2.1.8 Damage increased from 7790 to 10290 (+32%).
1.5.1.6 Damage increased from 10290 to 10655 (+4%).

Sludge Bomb

1.3.1.7 Range increased.
1.1.1.4 Damage dealt to opposing Pokemon increased from 479 to 759 (+58%). Poison status effect damage increased from 52/s to 77/s (+48%).
1.7.1.9 Slow effect increased.

Venusaur Basic Info

Venusaur
Venusaur.jpg
Tier Rating: S Rank Icon

Role: Attacker
Attack Type: Ranged
Damage Type: Special
Difficulty: Intermediate
Cost:
"If its moves land successfully, Venusaur can deal a huge amount of damage to its opponents, even from far away."

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Venusaur Best Lanes

Top Icon.pngTop Jungle Icon.pngJungle Bot Icon.pngBottom
5 Stars.png
3 Stars.png
4 Stars.png

Tips & Strategies for Every Lane

Strengths and Weaknesses

Strengths Weaknesses
✔︎ Versatile moveset
✔︎ High damage potential
✖︎ Tedious early game
✖︎ Low durability

Best Builds for Venusaur

Builds
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Petal Dance Build

Petal Dance Build
Pokemon UNITE - Best Build Icon
Moveset Held Items
Battle Item
Item Effects
(at Level 30)
Recommended Lane
Sp. Atk: +30
Defense: +30
Sp. Def: +30
HP: +210
Cooldown: -4.50%
Unite Move Charge Rate: +6%
Pokemon UNITE - Top Lane Recommendation Yes Top Lane
Pokemon UNITE - Jungle Recommendation Yes Jungle
Pokemon UNITE - Bot Lane Recommendation Yes Bot Lane
Emblem Color Combination Target Emblem Stats
Positive Stats:
HP
Sp. Atk
Free Negative Stats:
Attack
Critical-Hit Rate
Note:
The emblem color and stats here are suggestions only. The builds are still viable even without the suggested emblems.

Petal Dance Build Explanation

This build utilizes the cooldown reduction effect of Petal Dance on Giga Drain, dealing AoE damage while continuously healing. One strategy for the build is to focus on taking the purple buff to further reduce Venusaur's move cooldowns, particularly Petal Dance.

  • Slick Spoon increases Venusaur's Sp. Atk. and HP, and allows the Pokemon to ignore a portion of its opponents' Sp. Def., resulting to more damage, especially for Petal Dance.
  • Energy Amplifier gives Venusaur a large damage boost whenever it uses Verdant Anger, which works extremely well with Overgrow. It also provides some cooldown reductions for the Pokemon, particularly Petal Dance, allowing the Pokemon to spam the move.
  • Focus Band is a staple tank item for Lapras, improving its defenses and giving it a survivability tool.
  • Muscle Band or Rapid-Fire Scarf can be a replacement for Slick Spoon, improving Venusaur's attacks through increased damage and attack speed.
  • Eject Button gives Venusaur extra mobility on top of Petal Dance.
  • Full Heal can be another great option, allowing Venusaur to purge stuns and debuffs when needed.
  • The build's Boost Emblem loadout should consist of 6 Green Emblems for more damage and 7 Black Emblems for cooldown reduction. This can be achieved by having at least three (3) Emblems that are both Green and Black.
  • Equip Emblems that improve Sp. Atk. to maximize Venusaur's damage output or HP for more durability.
  • Attack and Critical-Hit Rate can be freely traded for the other stats.

Petal Dance Build Damage Test

Items
(Level 30)
Petal Dance
(@ Lvl 15)
Giga Drain
(@ Lvl 15)
Standard Attack
(@ Lvl 15)
Boosted Attack
(@ Lvl 15)
Slick Spoon
(w/ Energy Amplifier effect)
2323 176
1240
Muscle Band
(w/ Energy Amplifier effect)
- 360
1270

Since the build is centered around Petal Dance, Giga Drain, and attacks, equipping items that will maximize their damage while minimizing Petal Dance's cooldown is the ideal item combination. Focus Band is a core item for the build to give Venusaur more durability. Energy Amplifier is also a core item for the build to provide Venusaur both damage and cooldown reductions, leaving only one (1) item slot for consideration.

Based on the results, Muscle Band or Slick Spoon will be the best damage item for the build. Choose Muscle Band to focus more on Venusaur's attacks, otherwise, pick Slick Spoon instead for the best Petal Dance damage.

Alternatively, replacing Muscle Band with Rapid-Fire Scarf can also work. The item's massive attack speed bonus allows Venusaur to perform its Boosted Attacks more often, which is incredibly useful for Petal Dance and Giga Drain.

These damage tests are conducted in Practice Mode with Goodra as the Training Partner. The Pokemon is set to level 15 and has no items equipped. The results are calculated by substracting the Training Partner's max HP and its HP after taking damage.

Note:
The numbers in bold are the highest result for a specific test.
Items
(Level 30)
Petal Dance
(@ Lvl 15)
Giga Drain
(Damage)
(@ Lvl 15)
Giga Drain
(Healing)
(@ Lvl 15)
Wise Glasses
(w/ Energy Amplifier effect)
2096 799
643
Choice Specs
(w/ Energy Amplifier effect)
2311 1076
622
Slick Spoon
(w/ Energy Amplifier effect)
2323 848
619
Sp. Atk. Specs
(6 stacks)
(w/ Energy Amplifier effect)
2098 803
646
Items
(Level 30)
Standard Attack
Damage
(@ Lvl 15)
Boosted Attack
Damage
(@ Lvl 15)
Wise Glasses
(w/ Energy Amplifier effect)
176 1182
Choice Specs
(w/ Energy Amplifier effect)
176 1134
Slick Spoon
(w/ Energy Amplifier effect)
176 1240
Sp. Atk. Specs
(6 stacks)
(w/ Energy Amplifier effect)
176 1192
Muscle Band
(w/ Energy Amplifier effect)
360 1270
Rapid-Fire Scarf
(w/ Energy Amplifier effect)
183 1104

The tests above does not use any Emblems yet so it will scale higher if equipped.

Solar Beam Build

Solar Beam Build
Moveset Held Items
Battle Item
Item Effects
(at Level 30)
Recommended Lane
Sp. Atk: +69
HP: +210
Cooldown: -4.50%
Unite Move Charge Rate: +6%
Pokemon UNITE - Top Lane Recommendation Yes Top Lane
Pokemon UNITE - Bot Lane Recommendation Yes Bot Lane
Emblem Color Combination Target Emblem Stats
Positive Stats:
Sp. Atk
Free Negative Stats:
Attack
Critical-Hit Rate
Note:
The emblem color and stats here are suggestions only. The builds are still viable even without the suggested emblems.

Solar Beam Build Explanation

This build is centered on bursting down targets from afar using Sludge Bomb and Solar Beam.

  • Choice Specs increases Venusaur's Sp. Atk. and minimum move damage, particularly Solar Beam.
  • Slick Spoon provides Venusaur with HP and more Sp. Atk., and it allows the Pokemon to ignore a portion of its opponents' Sp. Def., which works on top of Sludge Bomb's effect, resulting to more damage, particularly for Solar Beam.
  • Energy Amplifier gives Venusaur a large damage boost whenever it uses Verdant Anger, which works extremely well with Overgrow. It also provides some cooldown reductions for the Pokemon, particularly Solar Beam, allowing the Pokemon to spam the move.
  • Wise Glasses can be a great alternative for Choice Specs, increasing Venusaur's overall Sp. Atk. stat.
  • Alternatively, replacing Slick Spoon with Shell Bell gives Venusaur more cooldown reduction, particularly for Solar Beam.
  • Eject Button gives Venusaur the mobility it needs to reposition and maintain a safe distance.
  • X Speed can work just as fine for the same purpose.
  • The build's Boost Emblem loadout should consist of 6 Green Emblems for more damage and 7 Black Emblems for cooldown reduction. This can be achieved by having at least three (3) Emblems that are both Green and Black.
  • Equip Emblems that improve Sp. Atk. to maximize Venusaur's damage output.
  • Attack and Critical-Hit Rate can be freely traded for the other stats.

Solar Beam Build Damage Test

Items
(Level 30)
Solar Beam
(@ Lvl 15)
Sludge Bomb
(Damage)
Choice Specs
(Includes effect)
+
Slick Spoon
+
Energy Amplifier
(Includes effect)
3237 1563

Since the build is centered on Solar Beam and Sludge Bomb, equipping item that will maximize their damage output is the ideal item combination.

As the results show, Choice Specs, Slick Spoon, and Energy Amplifier will generate the highest damage for both moves. Moreover, the cooldown reductions from Energy Amplifier is benefitial for the build, allowing Venusaur to spam both moves.

As for alternatives, replacing Choice Specs with Wise Glasses would be the best choice. The item combination produced the second best results without the need to stack an item.

For more cooldown reduction, replacing Slick Spoon with Shell Bell would be the ideal option.

These damage tests are conducted in Practice Mode with Goodra as the Training Partner. The Pokemon is set to level 15 and has no items equipped. The results are calculated by substracting the Training Partner's max HP and its HP after taking damage.

Note:
The numbers in bold are the highest result for a specific test.
Items
(Level 30)
Solar Beam
(@ Lvl 15)
Sludge Bomb
(Damage)
Wise Glasses
+
Choice Specs
(Includes effect)
+
Slick Spoon
2810 1418
Wise Glasses
+
Choice Specs
(Includes effect)
+
Sp. Atk. Specs
(6 stacks)
2658 1371
Wise Glasses
+
Choice Specs
(Includes effect)
+
Shell Bell
2550 1305
Wise Glasses
+
Choice Specs
(Includes effect)
+
Energy Amplifier
(Includes effect)
3041 1406
Wise Glasses
+
Slick Spoon
+
Sp. Atk. Specs
(6 stacks)
2585 1115
Wise Glasses
+
Slick Spoon
+
Shell Bell
2485 1062
Wise Glasses
+
Slick Spoon
+
Energy Amplifier
(Includes effect)
2980 1215
Wise Glasses
+
Sp. Atk. Specs
(6 stacks)
+
Shell Bell
2340 1017
Wise Glasses
+
Sp. Atk. Specs
(6 stacks)
+
Energy Amplifier
(Includes effect)
2800 1154
Wise Glasses
+
Shell Bell
+
Energy Amplifier
(Includes effect)
2700 1103
Choice Specs
(Includes effect)
+
Slick Spoon
+
Sp. Atk. Specs
(6 stacks)
2822 1421
Choice Specs
(Includes effect)
+
Slick Spoon
+
Shell Bell
2709 1354
Choice Specs
(Includes effect)
+
Slick Spoon
+
Energy Amplifier
(Includes effect)
3237 1563
Choice Specs
(Includes effect)
+
Sp. Atk. Specs
(6 stacks)
+
Shell Bell
2557 1308
Choice Specs
(Includes effect)
+
Sp. Atk. Specs
(6 stacks)
+
Energy Amplifier
(Includes effect)
3055 1506
Choice Specs
+
Shell Bell
+
Energy Amplifier
(Includes effect)
2934 1434
Slick Spoon
+
Sp. Atk. Specs
(6 stacks)
+
Shell Bell
2495 1064
Slick Spoon
+
Sp. Atk. Specs
(6 stacks)
+
Energy Amplifier
(Includes effect)
2985 1217
Slick Spoon
+
Shell Bell
+
Energy Amplifier
(Includes effect)
2875 1161

The tests above does not use any Emblems yet so it will scale higher if equipped.

Venusaur Best Items & Moveset

Best Held Items

Item Explanation
Buddy Barrier.pngBuddy Barrier Buddy Barrier is a reliable durability item for Venusaur thanks to its HP boost. It's a must-have item when choosing any Petal Dance Giga Drain build.
Energy Amplifier.pngEnergy Amplifier Energy Amplifier reduces both of Venusaur's move and Unite move cooldown. It also make Verdant Anger more lethal with extra damage.
Focus Band.pngFocus Band Focus Band boosts static defenses and gives a reliable survivability tool for fights, making it a staple defensive item for Venusaur.
Wise Glasses.pngWise Glasses Wise Glasses adds more Sp. Attack stat for Venusaur. This increases both of Venusaur's damage output and the amount of heals it get from Giga Drain.
Shell Bell.pngShell Bell Shell Bell gives a bit of move cooldown reduction, allowing Venusaur to activate its moves more frequently. It also gives it extra sustain through HP recovery per move hit.
Muscle Band.pngMuscle Band Muscle Band improves Venusaur's attacks via increased damage and attack speed.
Choice Specs.pngChoice Specs Choice Specs adds a set amount of damage to Venusaur's moves each time it hits an enemy. It is a great item to have for any Solar Beam build.
Rapid-Fire Scarf.pngRapid-Fire Scarf Rapid-Fire Scarf gives a massive attack speed boost that works extremely well with Venusaur's Boosted Attacks.
Slick Spoon.pngSlick Spoon Slick Spoon makes Venusaur deadlier by ignoring a portion of its target's Sp. Def., especially against high-durability Pokemon, dealing more damage as a result. It also provides increased Sp. Atk. and HP, which are essential to the Pokemon.

List of Held Items

Best Battle Items

Item Explanation
Full Heal.pngFull Heal Full Heal prevents Venusaur from getting disabled from enemy crowd control for a short time. This is great for playstyles that has Venusaur charging at the enemy and getting aggressive.
Eject Button.pngEject Button Eject Button is the best battle item for Venusaur since the Pokemon always needs to be in the right position, whether using Solar Beam or Petal Dance.
X Speed.pngX Speed X Speed adds provides more mobility for maneuvering around opponents or retreating from a fight. It also allows you to get out of enemy crowd control if you are cornered.

List of Battle Items

Best Moveset

Move Explanation
Petal Dance ImagePetal Dance Petal Dance offers a burst of movement speed and AoE damage in a single move. It's most effective when paired with Giga Drain due to its cooldown reduction mechanic.
Giga Drain ImageGiga Drain Giga Drain is a reliable AoE damage and healing move. It has the potential to sustain Venusaur's HP endlessly when paired with Petal Dance.

The synergy between Petal Dance and Giga Drain allows Venusaur to tank hits while dealing constant damage in an area. The burst of movement speed you get from Petal Dance plus the ability to sustain HP throughout a fight makes it hard for enemies to escape. Also, Giga Drain's cooldown is reduced by 1s every time Petal Dance hits an enemy Pokemon, enabling you to keep spamming it to recover HP.

Choosing a moveset for Venusaur depends on which playstyle you prefer. If you prefer a burst-type damage dealer, always go for Solar Beam and Sludge Bomb. If you prefer a late-game carry playstyle, stick with Petal Dance and Giga Drain.

Which Moveset Do You Think is Best for Venusaur?

Giga Drain & Petal Dance 97
Votes
Giga Drain & Solar Beam 11
Votes
Sludge Bomb & Petal Dance 1
Votes
Sludge Bomb & Solar Beam 15
Votes

Let us know why in the comments!

Previous Poll Result

Giga Drain & Petal Dance 86
Votes
Giga Drain & Solar Beam 11
Votes
Sludge Bomb & Petal Dance 3
Votes
Sludge Bomb & Solar Beam 28
Votes

How to Play Venusaur

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Play Safe Until Level 7

Venusaur's power spike starts at level 7 when it has both of its primary moves. It's best to play safe in the early game and focus first on leveling up.

Take the Jungle

You can always go to the jungle at the start of the game for the most efficient and safest way to level up. However, it all depends on which moveset you're taking. If you're taking Giga Drain and Petal Dance, going to the jungle helps you get to level 7 quickly. But if you're taking Sludge Bomb and Solar Beam, it's better if you head to one of the lanes.

Jungle Guide and Best Junglers

Utilize Razor Leaf in the Early Game

Razor Leaf is a great offensive tool in the early game. Use it as often as possible to farm wild Pokemon or knock out opponents.

Razor Leaf: Venusaur Move Effect and Cooldown

Switch Up Playstyle Based on Chosen Moves

Venusaur's playstyle will depend on what moveset it's taking. Although both move combinations offer damage, they require two distinct playstyles to work properly.

Play Defensively with Solar Beam and Sludge Bomb

If Venusaur is using Solar Beam and Sludge Bomb, it needs to stay at the backlines and utilize Solar Beam's long range to provide firepower for your team. Positioning is key to using this moveset effectively.

Be Aggressive with Giga Drain and Petal Dance

With Giga Drain and Petal Dance, it needs to be in the frontlines to make the most out of the moveset. The key to this moveset is reducing Giga Drain's cooldown by hitting as many opponents as possible with Petal Dance, allowing Venusaur to continuously recovery HP while fighting.

Control Enemy Movement with Boosted Attacks

Venusaur's Boosted Attacks pull targets towards it and briefly stuns it. Use Boosted Attacks to control enemy movement and set up Venusaur's other moves.

Utilize Overgrow

Venusaur's passive ability, Overgrow, increases its damage when the Pokemon is at low HP. This is useful for 1v1 fights since it gives the Pokemon an edge as its HP drops. However, Venusaur shouldn't always try to fight at low HP just for the damage. It's important to know when to fight and when to retreat.

Moreover, Overgrow works best if Venusaur is using Giga Drain and Petal Dance since it can sustain HP while fighting.

Overgrow: Venusaur Ability Effects

Initiate Fights with Verdant Anger

Verdant Anger is a great initiation tool due to its damage. Use it to deplete the opponents' HP before the fight starts, giving Venusaur's team an advantage for the fight.

Verdant Anger: Venusaur Move Effect and Cooldown

Progression and Leveling Guide

Top or Bottom Lane Guide

Level 1 to 5

  • Secure as many Wild Pokemon as you can and get EXP to reach level 5.
  • Once at level 5, learn either Giga Drain or Sludge Bomb.
  • Continue to farm wild Pokemon and level up, defend the lane, score points, and knock out opponents.

Level 6 to 9

  • Once at level 7, learn Petal Dance if you selected Giga Drain, or Solar Beam if you selected Sludge Bomb, and start to get aggressive.
  • Continue to farm wild Pokemon, defend the lane, score points, and knock out opponents to level up.
  • Help your allies secure Regieleki and/or Regice, Registeel, or Regirock.
  • Once at level 9, learn Verdant Anger to get all moves.

Level 10+

  • Continue to farm and level up.
  • Stick with allies to defend or push lanes, secure objectives, and win teamfights.
  • Reach at least level 13 on or before Rayquaza spawns for a full-upgraded moveset.
  • Help your allies win a team fight and secure Rayquaza.
  • After securing Rayquaza, just score points to gain the score lead, then immediately return to base and just defend the remaining goal zones until the match ends.

Jungle Guide

Level 1 to 5

  • Clear the first wave of jungle camps and level up to level 5 with the help of Seed Bomb and Razor Leaf.
  • Once at level 5, learn Giga Drain.
  • Help the top or bottom lane by securing the Altaria and Swablu camps, knocking out opponents, and scoring points.

Level 6 to 9

  • Clear the second wave of jungle camps to reach level 7 and get Petal Dance.
  • At the 8:00 minute mark, go to the center of the map and secure the Altaria and Swablu camps.
  • At the 7:20 minute mark, go to the bottom lane and help secure the Altaria and Swablu camps, knock out opponents, and score points.
  • Once at level 9, learn Verdant Anger.
  • At the 7:00 minute mark, help allies secure Regice, Registeel, or Regirock.
  • Afterwards, try to secure Regieleki on the top lane if it's still there.

Level 10+

  • Stick with allies to defend or push lanes, secure objectives, and win teamfights.
  • Reach at least level 13 on or before Rayquaza spawns for a fully-upgraded moveset.
  • Help your allies win a team fight and secure Rayquaza.
  • After securing Rayquaza, just score points to gain the score lead, then immediately return to base and just defend the remaining goal zones until the match ends.

Venusaur Combos

Razor Leaf Pressure Combo

Razor Leaf Pressure Combo
Sludge Bomb IconRazor Leaf Icon

Pokemon UNITE - Venusaur Razor Leaf Pressure Combo
This combo starts at level 5 if you get Sludge Bomb as your move upgrade. Start by slowing the target with Sludge Bomb, which will make targeting Razor Leaf easier. Additionally, opponents affected by the move will also have their Sp. Def. decreased, further increasing the damage of Razor Leaf.

Petal Drain Combo

Petal Drain Combo
Giga Drain IconPetal Dance IconStandard Attack Icon ~► Giga Drain Icon ► Repeat

Pokemon UNITE - Venusaur Petal Drain Combo
Giga DrainPetal DanceStandard Attack ~► Giga Drain ► Repeat
This combo takes advantage of the cooldown reduction interaction between Petal Dance and Giga Drain. It is focused on sustaining Venusaur with HP recovery while consistently dealing damage with Standard Attacks. Start by getting close to the target and initiate with Giga Drain to get the damage reduction buff. Then, activate Petal Dance to get the cooldown reduction effect and spam your Giga Drain. Don't forget to spam Standard Attack in between Giga Drains to maximize your damage!

Sludge Sniper Combo

Sludge Sniper Combo
Sludge Bomb IconSolar Beam Icon

Pokemon UNITE - Venusaur Sludge Sniper Combo
This is a quick and easy, high-damage combo using Solar Beam. Start by using Sludge Bomb to slow down the enemy so you can hit them easier with a Solar Beam. Hitting the Sludge Bomb can be tough, if you don't think you can get a direct hit, try landing it where you think the enemy will want to walk to.

Ultimate Long Ranged Beam

Sniper Combo
Sludge Bomb IconSolar Beam IconVerdant Anger Icon

Pokemon UNITE - Venusaur Ultimate Long Ranged Beam
This is Venusaur's highest damage combo possible. It is similar to the Sludge Sniper Combo, but uses Vensusaur's Unite Move as a finisher. Sludge Bomb will slow the enemy to help hit the Solar Beam and lower their Sp. Def, making it Deal more damage. After the moves hit, lob a Verdant Anger at the area and deal high amounts of damage.

Matchups & Counters for Venusaur

Venusaur Matchups

Hard Counter
BuzzwoleCharizardGengarLeafeonMega Mewtwo XMega Mewtwo YTalonflameZacianZoroark
Fair Matchup
AbsolAegislashAlolan NinetalesAzumarillBlastoiseBlazikenChandelureCinderaceCramorantCrustleDecidueyeDodrioDragapultDragoniteEspeonFalinksGarchompGardevoirGlaceonGoodraGreninjaGyaradosInteleonLaprasLucarioMachampMamoswineMeowscaradaMetagrossMewMimikyuMiraidonMr. MimePikachuScizorSylveonTrevenantTsareenaTyranitarUmbreonUrshifuWigglytuffZeraora
Good Matchup
BlisseyClefableComfeyDelphoxDuraludonEldegossGreedentHoopaSableyeSlowbroSnorlax
Matchup Notes
Hard CounterHard Counter Even MatchupEven Matchup Easy MatchupEasy Matchup
1. The chart is based on our own experience playing Venusaur.
2. Pokemon within each tier are unordered
3. Any Pokemon not shown here are still under investigation.

Hard Counter with Burst Damage

Venusaur only has two playstyles, deal high-burst damage from afar with Solar Beam or diving into fights with Petal Dance and Giga Drain. Pokemon with high burst damage are the best counters against Venusaur.

Best Counters

Pokemon Explanation
Gengar ImageGengar Rating: ★★★★★
• Can sneak up on Venusaur with Phantom Ambush and burst it down with Dream Eater and Shadow ball or Sludge Bomb and Hex.
Zacian ImageZacian Rating: ★★★★★
• Can quickly get close to Venusaur with Agility and burst it down with Sacred Sword or Metal Claw.
Mega Mewtwo Y ImageMega Mewtwo Y Rating: ★★★★
• Can push back Venusaur if it's using Petal Dance and Giga Drain using Future Sight and kite it with ranged attacks or Psystrike.
• Can easily dodge Venusaur's moves using Teleport.

Even Matchups for Venusaur

Winning against these Pokemon depends on which moveset Venusaur learns. If it's using Solar Beam, it needs to play defensively and stay at the backlines. But if it's using Petal Dance and Giga Drain, it needs to position itself in the middle of the fight to maximize the combo's damage and effect.

Strike First

Ranged, Fragile Pokemon with High Damage
Alolan Ninetales Image Chandelure Image Cinderace Image Cramorant Image Decidueye Image Dragapult Image Espeon Image Gardevoir Image Glaceon Image Inteleon Image Mew Image Miraidon Image Pikachu Image Sylveon Image
How to Beat
• Much like Venusaur, these Pokemon prefer to keep their distance from opponents when fighting. They also have high damage potential that can knock out Venusaur quickly. However, they are fragile and can get knocked out by Venusaur fast. Winning against these Pokemon is all a matter of striking first.
• When using Solar Beam and Sludge Bomb, utilize the moves' long range to slow and snipe them from afar.
• When using Petal Dance and Giga Drain, utilize Petal Dance's movement speed boost to quickly get and stay close to them, then keep using Giga Drain to sustain HP and deal more damage.
• Alternatively, Venusaur can use Verdant Anger on their location to initiate before finishing them off with Solar Beam or approaching with Petal Dance.

Outheal Their Damage or Kite Them from Range

All-Rounders
Aegislash Image Blaziken Image Dragonite Image Falinks Image Garchomp Image Lucario Image Machamp Image Metagross Image Mimikyu Image Scizor Image Tsareena Image Tyranitar Image Urshifu Image
How to Beat
• These Pokemon excel in close combat and rely mostly on their attacks or combos to deal damage. They are also durable enough to tank Venusaur's damage.
• When using Solar Beam and Sludge Bomb, utilize the moves' long range to slow and snipe them from afar.
• When using Petal Dance and Giga Drain, fight them head on, relying mostly on Petal Dance for damage and healing constantly using Giga Drain.
• Alternatively, Venusaur can use Verdant Anger either to initiate fights or finish them off.

Dodge Their Burst Attempt or Burst Them from Range

High-mobility Pokemon with Burst Damage
Absol Image Dodrio Image Meowscarada Image Zeraora Image
How to Beat
• These Pokemon are incredibly agile and deal high burst damage. However, they become vulnerable when they miss their burst damage attempt.
• When using Solar Beam and Sludge Bomb, utilize the moves' long range to slow and snipe them from afar.
• When using Petal Dance and Giga Drain, utilize Petal Dance's movement speed boost to dodge their attempt, then stay on top of them while using Giga Drain to keep Venusaur alive.

Utilize Their Numbers

Supporters
Mr. Mime Image Wigglytuff Image
How to Beat
• These Pokemon usually stick with their allies and rarely venture alone. Although they themselves pose no threat to Venusaur, their support capabilities makes them valuable during fights. Venusaur can take advantage of them being in close proximity with their allies to win fights.
• When using Solar Beam and Sludge Bomb, utilize the moves' long range to slow and snipe them from afar.
• When using Petal Dance and Giga Drain, make sure to hit as many opponents as possible to maximize the damage and spam Giga Drain.
• Alternatively, Venusaur can use Verdant Anger either to initiate fights or finish them off.

Group Up with Allies

Highly Durable Pokemon
Blastoise Image Crustle Image Goodra Image Lapras Image Mamoswine Image Trevenant Image Umbreon Image
How to Beat
• These Pokemon are extremely durable, making it difficult for Venusaur to take them down alone. With that, it's best to group up with allies to bring them down with the help of Venusaur.
• When using Solar Beam and Sludge Bomb, utilize the moves' long range to slow and snipe them from afar.
• When using Petal Dance and Giga Drain, utilize Petal Dance's movement speed boost to dodge their attempt, then stay on top of them while using Giga Drain to keep Venusaur alive.

Easy Matchups for Venusaur

Venusaur can easily take down these Pokemon regardless of its moveset choice.

Strike First

Ranged, Fragile Pokemon with High Damage
Delphox Image Duraludon Image
How to Beat
• Much like Venusaur, these Pokemon prefer to keep their distance from opponents when fighting. They also have high damage potential that can knock out Venusaur quickly. However, they are fragile and can get knocked out by Venusaur fast. Winning against these Pokemon is all a matter of striking first.
• When using Solar Beam and Sludge Bomb, utilize the moves' long range to slow and snipe them from afar.
• When using Petal Dance and Giga Drain, utilize Petal Dance's movement speed boost to quickly get and stay close to them, then keep using Giga Drain to sustain HP and deal more damage.
• Alternatively, Venusaur can use Verdant Anger on their location to initiate before finishing them off with Solar Beam or approaching with Petal Dance.

Utilize Their Numbers

Supporters
Blissey Image Clefable Image Comfey Image Eldegoss Image Hoopa Image Sableye Image
How to Beat
• These Pokemon usually stick with their allies and rarely venture alone. Although they themselves pose no threat to Venusaur, their support capabilities makes them valuable during fights. Venusaur can take advantage of them being in close proximity with their allies to win fights.
• When using Solar Beam and Sludge Bomb, utilize the moves' long range to slow and snipe them from afar.
• When using Petal Dance and Giga Drain, make sure to hit as many opponents as possible to maximize the damage and spam Giga Drain.
• Alternatively, Venusaur can use Verdant Anger either to initiate fights or finish them off.

Group Up with Allies

Highly Durable Pokemon
Greedent Image Slowbro Image Snorlax Image
How to Beat
• These Pokemon are extremely durable, making it difficult for Venusaur to take them down alone. With that, it's best to group up with allies to bring them down with the help of Venusaur.
• When using Solar Beam and Sludge Bomb, utilize the moves' long range to slow and snipe them from afar.
• When using Petal Dance and Giga Drain, utilize Petal Dance's movement speed boost to dodge their attempt, then stay on top of them while using Giga Drain to keep Venusaur alive.

Best Teammates for Venusaur

Pokemon Explanation
Mr. Mime ImageMr. Mime Snorlax ImageSnorlax Tsareena ImageTsareena Aggressive Frontliners
Regardless of which moveset Venusaur learns, having Pokemon that can tank and deal damage in the frontlines gives room for the Pokemon to freely hit enemies. They can also use disabling moves like Heavy Slam and Confusion to keep enemies away from Venusaur or to set up for the Pokemon's moves. Moreover, they are excellent lane partners for Venusaur.
Alolan Ninetales ImageAlolan Ninetales Slowbro ImageSlowbro Wigglytuff ImageWigglytuff Disablers
Pokemon with disabling moves can take some pressure off of Venusaur and are great as lane partners, especially in the early game. AoE disabling moves like Dazzling Gleam and Sing can protect Venusaur from threats and also help the Pokemon set up its moves, particularly Solar Beam. Meanwhile, a move like Slowbeam can keep a target in place long enough for Venusaur to knock it out before it can retaliate.
Blissey ImageBlissey Dedicated Supporters
Having a dedicated supporter for Venusaur allows the Pokemon to become more efficient throughout the game, especially if Venusaur goes for the Petal Dance and Giga Drain build. Short-cooldown healing moves like Soft-Boiled practically doubles Venusaur's sustainability by acting as another source of healing. Meanwhile, moves like Safeguard protects Venusaur from disables and burst damage, ensuring that the Pokemon can keep using Petal Dance and Giga Drain during fights. Moreover, a move like Bliss Assistance can make the Pokemon virtually unkillable.

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Venusaur Moves

Move Slot 1 (R)

Seed Bomb ImageSeed Bomb
(Lv. 1 or 3)
Move Type: Ranged
Damage Type: Special
Cooldown: 6s
Starting Damage: 217
Final Damage: 273
Hurls a large seed at the designated area, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon in the area of effect.
Giga Drain ImageGiga Drain
(Lv. 5)
Upgrade Lv. 11
Move Type: Recovery
Damage Type: Special
Cooldown: 7s
Starting Damage: 555
Final Damage: 1153
Drains HP from opposing Pokemon in the area of effect, dealing damage to them and restoring the user's HP when it hits. Also reduces the damage the user receives for a short time.
Upgrade: Increases the amount of HP this move restores.
Sludge Bomb ImageSludge Bomb
(Lv. 5)
Upgrade Lv. 11
Move Type: Ranged
Damage Type: Special
Cooldown: 6s
Starting Damage: 705
Initial damage: 355, Poison damage: 35 x 10
Final Damage: 1529
Initial damage: 759, Poison damage: 77 x 10
Hurls unsanitary sludge to the designated area, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon in the area of effect, leaving them poisoned and decreasing their movement speed and Sp. Def for a short time. Upgrade: Increase this move's area of effect.
Upgrade: Increases this move's area of effect.

Move Slot 2 (ZR)

Razor Leaf ImageRazor Leaf
(Lv. 1 or 3)
Move Type: Area
Damage Type: Special
Cooldown: 9s
Starting Damage: 780
Damage per leaf: 78, Number of leaves: 10
Final Damage: 1120
Damage per leaf: 112, Number of leaves: 10
Launches many sharp-edged leaves in a quick succession of attacks, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon in the area of effect.
Petal Dance ImagePetal Dance
(Lv. 7)
Upgrade Lv. 13
Move Type: Area
Damage Type: Special
Cooldown: 8s
Starting Damage: 1744
Damage per instance: 109, Max instances: 16
Final Damage: 3408
Damage per instance: 213, Max instances: 16
Scatters petals around the user, increasing movement speed for a short time and dealing damage over time to opposing Pokemon in the area of effect.
Upgrade: Increases this move's area of effect.
Solar Beam ImageSolar Beam
(Lv. 7)
Upgrade Lv. 13
Move Type: Area
Damage Type: Special
Cooldown: 9s
Starting Damage: 9275
Damage based on HP
Final Damage: 10655
Damage based on HP
Blasts a bundled beam of light, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon in the area of effect.
Upgrade: Reduces this move's cooldown

Unite Moves (ZL)

Verdant Anger ImageVerdant Anger
(Lv. 9)
Move Type: Area
Damage Type: Special
Cooldown: 112s
Starting Damage: 1791
Initial damage: 1791, Split damage: 899
Final Damage: 2662
Initial damage: 2662, Split damage: 1338
Launches a giant seed toward the designated area. The seed then splits apart, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon in the area of effect and decreasing their movement speed for a short time.

Standard Attack

Standard Attack Image Standard Attack Becomes a boosted attack with every third attack, dealing increased damage and pulling the target towards you.

Ability (Passive)

Overgrow ImageOvergrow All Evolution Stages
When the Pokemon is at low HP, the damage it deals is increased.

Venusaur Stats & Evolutions

Venusaur Evolutions

1st Evolution 2nd Evolution Final Evolution
Bulbasaur.pngBulbasaur
(Lv. 1)
Bulbasaur.pngIvysaur
(Lv. 5)
Bulbasaur.pngVenusaur
(Lv. 7)

Venusaur Stats

Level HP Defense Special Defense Attack Damage
1 3300 45 35 134
2 3346 48 37 136
3 3401 51 39 139
4 3467 55 42 142
5 3706 69 52 154
6 3801 74 56 159
7 4235 99 74 180
8 4372 107 80 187
9 4537 116 87 195
10 4735 127 95 205
11 4972 140 105 217
12 5257 156 117 231
13 5598 175 131 248
14 6008 198 148 268
15 6500 226 169 292

Attack Damage is the damage of the Basic Attack as tested against the Training Dummy.

Venusaur In-Game Stat Listings

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Venusaur Skins (Holowear)

Holowear
VenusaurBeach StyleBeach Style
VenusaurSuit StyleSuit Style
Zirco Trading:
Aeos Gems 1200
VenusaurSunshine StyleSunshine Style
VenusaurMarine StyleMarine Style
VenusaurMasquerade StyleMasquerade Style
Zirco Trading:
Aeos Gems 400
VenusaurTuxedo StyleTuxedo Style
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Venusaur Achievements

Giga Drain Achievement

Giga Drain
Pokemon Move
Venusaur ImageVenusaur Giga Drain ImageGiga Drain
Mission:
In a single battle, hit Pokemon from the opposing team a total of 30 or more times with Giga Drain or Giga Drain+ (5/10/20 battles total)
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Pokemon UNITE - Achievement Points.png5
Aeos Coin IconAeos Coin x300
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Comment

28 Anonymousabout 1 year

u both don't play it a lot huh. Eject button to get close to burst aka espe or garde

27 Anonymousover 1 year

x speed? you kidding? full heal is the best option to prevent disables/cc's so that you can maximize ur cooldown advantage and so u could sustain & do damage lol. u already said petal dance is a life saver. only pokemon that destroys venusaur is delphox.

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