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This is a guide on how to play Venusaur in Pokemon UNITE. Learn about all of Venusaur's moves and skins, how to get Venusaur, and how to use Venusaur with our builds complete with best movesets, items, and combos, as well as matchups, and what counters to use against them.

Venusaur Tier Rating and Stats

Venusaur Basic Information

Venusaur.jpgVenusaur Tier: Role:
B Rank Icon Attacker
Attack Type: Difficulty:
Ranged Intermediate
Damage Type:
"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 Stats

Offense Defense Mobility Scoring Support
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HP, Defense, Sp. Defense Details
Level HP Defense Special Defense
1 3316 35 27
2 3359 37 29
3 3411 39 31
4 3473 42 33
5 3699 52 41
6 3789 56 44
7 3897 61 48
8 4027 67 53
9 4485 88 69
10 4671 97 76
11 4895 107 84
12 5164 119 94
13 5486 134 106
14 5873 152 120
15 6337 174 137

Venusaur Evolutions

First Evolution Second Evolution Final Evolution
(Lv. 1)
(Lv. 5)
(Lv. 9)

Venusaur Strengths and Weaknesses

Strengths Weaknesses
✔︎ High Damage Moves
✔︎ Long Ranged attacks and moves
✔︎ Large Area of Effect Moves
✖︎ Fragile Early game
✖︎ Sacrifices damage for suvivability
✖︎ Damaging moves requires good aim

Fragile Early Game

In the early parts of the game, Venusaur won't have any abilities that will help him survive. This can mean getting knocked out fairly easy if you are not careful. To compensate for this he has one of the best early poking moves in the game, allowing him to deal a lot of damage in an area.

Both Long Ranged and AOE attacks

Venusaur's best damaging moves are Sludge Bomb with a large AOE (Area of Effect) and Solar Beam, a move with a long range. These moves are what makes Venusaur deal ton of damage in fights and can make him deadly if left alone. Combined with his Unite move with deals even more damage in an AOE and you will be racking up the points!

Best Lanes for Venusaur

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Top Lane

Just like other Attackers, top lane is where Venusaur can shine. His high damaging long ranged moves can both clear the wild pokemon quickly and deal some damage to the enemy Attcker. With his range and damage you can easily fight for the enemy wild pokemon. Contesting Rotom will also be a cinch for Venusaur if his moves are used right, with your Solar Beam being a move you can use to steal it.

Bottom Lane

Alternatively, Venusaur can also be find use in the bottom lane. If against an All-Rounder, Venasaur can shut them down early with his high damaging long ranged attacks. Most All-Rounders will struggle against the range of Venusaur and can lose the lane to him if used right. Fighting the Drednaw can be tough as Venusaur without a Defender or All-Rounder to tank the damage.

Venusaur Builds

Long Range Build

Moves and Upgrades

Lv. 1 (R) Lv. 3 (ZR) Lv. 5 (R) Lv. 7 (ZR)
Seed Bomb ImageSeed Bomb Razor Leaf ImageRazor Leaf Sludge Bomb ImageSludge Bomb Solar Beam ImageSolar Beam
This setup lets you bombard enemies from a relatively safe distance. Sludge Bomb lets you deny areas from the enemy team with its damage over time and Slow effect on anyone inside its radius. You can burst opponents down incredibly fast with Solar Beam as well. Try to use this move from angles that would hit multiple opponents as much as possible. You can also utilize Sludge Bomb's Slow effect to make targetting a lot easier.

Battle Item

Item Tips
Eject Button.pngEject Button Eject Button gives you extra mobility by granting you the ability to do short range teleports. This means you can quickly reposition in fights to get better angles for attacks or escape from a losing situation.

Held Items

Items Tips
Wise Glasses.pngWise Glasses Wise Glasses increases your Special Attack by a certain percentage depending on its upgrade level. This synergizes incredibly well with Venusaur since most of its damage comes from moves — most notably, Solar Beam.
Shell Bell.pngShell Bell Shell Bell lets you regain HP whenever your moves hit enemies or Wild Pokemon. This added sustain lets you stay in the lane longer and more efficiently.
Sp. Atk. Specs.pngSp. Atk. Specs Sp. Atk. Specs increases your Special Attack whenever you score a goal. This item lets your moves' damage scale well into the later stages of a match.

How to Play Venusaur

Venusaur is an Attacker Pokemon that offers solid AoE damage in teamfights. Proper positioning is paramount because Venusaur can either be built for close or long range combat. Make sure you are aware of the map at all times and plan your upgrades and positions accordingly!

Get Razor Leaf Level 1

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At Lv. 1 Razor Leaf is recommended to be the first move you learn. This move has great range, can hit multiple Pokemon in a straight line and deals more damage if a Pokemon stand in it for long. Use Razor Leaf on wild Pokemon to farm them and level up to evolve into Ivysaur as soon as possible.

Avoid Combat until Lv. 5 or 7

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Venusaur evolves at Lv. 9, so you can't fight a lot in the early phase of the game. But by Lv. 9 you will be strong enough to fight. You want to avoid fighting as much as possible until you reach Lv. 5, when you evolve into Ivysaur, or until you reach Lv. 7, when you can use Solar Beam.

Steal Points from Your Enemies

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Solar Beam is one of the longest ranged moves in the game. Use it to steal the wild Pokemon the enemy team is trying to farm in their jungle. This will make it harder for them to level up and give your team an advantage. Hide in the grass and snipe the enemy team's wild Pokemon with Solar Beam.

Place Sludge Bomb in the Right Place

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Sludge Bomb is a move that not only deals damage, but also slows movement and lowers Sp. Def. Place it in front of enemy pokemon when chasing them. You can also places it positions on their goals when they try to heal or on the berries. To get the most out Sludge Bomb, think about placing it where you wouldn't want it if you were on the enemy team.

Get Giga Drain if You Need Sustain

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Venusaur does not have much survivability and can have a tough time depending on the matchup. If you feel like you are getting jumped too often and die too quick, you can get Giga Drain instead of Sludge Bomb at Lv. 5. To get the most out of it, try and hit as many pokemon as possible as the heal can stack on top of each other. It is especially effective when used on a group of wild Pokemon.

Use your Unite Move During a Teamfight

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Venusaur's Unite move can be hard to hit at times. To get the most of the Unite move and hit as many enemy Pokemon as possible, wait for a teamfight to erupt. When you see the enemy team bunch up together, this is the best time to use your Unite move. It is also easier to hit if combined with hindrances from your teammates.

Venusaur Combos

Early Game Combos

Step # Move
This combo starts at lv. 5 if you get Sludge Bomb. This is a powerful early game combo if you are able to hit the Sludge Bomb. This will slow them, making Razor Leaf easier to hit and for longer, while also decreasing their Sp. Def, further increasing the damage of Razor Leaf.

Damage Focused Combo

Step # Move
This is Venusaur's highest damage combo possible. Sludge Bomb will slow the enemy to help hit the Solar Beam and lower their Sp. Def, making it hit harder. 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.

Close Range Combo

Step # Move
This combo is more focused on survivability and dealing damage with your basic attacks. Petal Dance will allow you to get in close and deal damage, with Giga Drain to follow up any lost health at the start of the fight.

Venusaur Matchups and Best Counters

All Venusaur Matchups

Hard Counters
Zeraora Image Garchomp Image Absol Image Lucario Image Cinderace Image Pikachu Image
Cramorant Image Alolan Ninetales Image Crustle Image Talonflame Image Greninja Image Wigglytuff Image Machamp Image Mr. Mime Image Eldegoss Image Snorlax Image Charizard Image
Slowbro Image Gengar Image

Matchup and Counter Explanations

Best Counters for Venusaur

Pokemon Explanation
Zeraora ImageZeraora Zeraora is one of the tougher pokemon for you to fight. Zeraora's speed can make it difficult to hit your high damaging moves like Solar Beam. He can get in close and burst you done easily if you are not careful.
Garchomp ImageGarchomp Garchomp in the early game shouldn't pose too much of a threat. The problem is in the late game. He can easily avoid your high damaging moves and get in close to deal heavy damage to you.
Absol ImageAbsol Another mobile enemy that can make it tough to hit your burst damage moves. Absol can easily get out of the way of your moves and get in close to burst you down before you can fight back.
Lucario ImageLucario Lucario's speed and power is something that can give you a lot of trouble as Venusaur. Lucario's mobile moves can help him dodge your moves and get in close to bringn the damage to you.
Cinderace ImageCinderace Cinderace has the burst damage, range and even mobility that will give Venusaur a hard time. He can weave in and out of a fight dealing a lot of damage to Venusaur while being able to evade your moves.
Pikachu ImagePikachu Pikachu is a tough enemy to deal with with his damage output range, and mobility. It is going to be hard to hit your stronger moves while also having to deal with Pickachu's burst.

Fair Matchup Explanations

Pokemon Explanation
Cramorant ImageCramorant Cramorant isn't necessarily a tough match up in the laning phase. But can provide a challenge later on. Both of your moves can deal pretty good burst damage. Where Cramorant can be a problem is if it gets its more mobile moves, making it harder for you to hit your skill shots.
Alolan Ninetales Image Alolan Ninetales has an advantage over Venusaur with its long range basic attacks, but your high damaging moves will have better range than theirs. Use your moves at your max distance and you should be on even ground against Ninetales.
Crustle ImageCrustle Crustle should be easy to handle in the early game with your long range. Later on Crustle can be cause trouble if you get to close or in the wrong position. Just use your high damage moves from afar and you should be able to fight Crustle.
Talonflame ImageTalonflame Talonflame is a melee Attacker that should pose too much of a threat if it can't reach you. But at the same time, if it does get close enough, it can be tough to hit your moves and Talonflame can burst you down before you can burst it.
Greninja ImageGreninja Greninja should be easy to lane against, but his Substitution can make it difficult to deal damage against good Greninjas. In the later stages you can still deal good damage against Greninja, but your skill shots might be hard to aim.
Wigglytuff ImageWigglytuff Wigglytuff can be tough to deal with if it can get close. Besides that, you can just out range her and make sure it will have to take a lot of damage just to get close to you.
Machamp ImageMachamp Machamp can definitely have an advantage if it can get close enough. As long as you keep your distance Machamp shouldn't be too much of a problem.
Mr. Mime ImageMr. Mime Mr. Mime is a support that can make it tough for Venusaur to deal damage with his best moves. If Mr. Mime does not have Barrier he should be significantly easier to deal with.
Eldegoss ImageEldegoss Eldegoss by itself shouldn’t be too much of a problem. If it is with another pokemon it can support, you will want to take Eldegoss out as soon as possible to take away its heals. Your long range moves can make it easier to deal with Eldegoss even if its hiding in the backlines.
Snorlax ImageSnorlax Snorlax by himself is not much of a problem if you keep your distance. But once he has his better moves he can make it tough to get in close and deal damage to the other pokemon.
Talonflame ImageTalonflame Talonflame is another pokemon you should be able to have an advantage over in the early game. Being able to deal damage from afar and knocking them out when they are low enough. Talonflame will be much harder to deal with in the mid and late game with his mobility, so try and take the lead early to have an advantage over Talonflame.
Charizard ImageCharizard You can out range Charizard but he can still slow you down or get in close to deal his damage. Know what moves he's got and play around those to have an advantage.

Easy Matchup Explanations

Pokemon Explanation
Slowbro ImageSlowbro Slowbro can be easily beaten in the laning phase before he gets his better moves. You can keep your advantage over him by using your long range moves to deal damage while staying out of his range.
Gengar ImageGengar Gengar is an easy pokemon to bully in the lane if you against him. He is a squishy melee that can easily knocked out before he can get in close to you.

How to Counter Venusaur

Be Mobile

Some of Venusaurs best moves require good aim to hit. Having mobility can help you avoid these moves and lower Venusaur's damage potential.

Get in close or keep your distance

Depending on Venusaurs build, you will either want to keep your distance or get in close. If he chooses Solar Beam and Sludge Bomb, you will want to get in up close and personal. If he chooses Giga Drain and Petal Dance, you will want to deal damage from afar.

Venusaur Moves and Ability

Venusaur Moves

Level Move 1 (R) Move 2 (ZR)
1 or 3
Seed Bomb Icon
Razor Leaf Icon
Giga Drain Icon Sludge Bomb Icon
Petal Dance Icon Solar Beam Icon
Verdant Anger Icon

Move Slot 1 (R)

Seed Bomb ImageSeed Bomb
(Lv. 1 or 3)
Move Type: Ranged
Damage Type: Special
Cooldown: 6s
Total Damage: 253 (Lv. 3)
Throws a large seed in the target location and damages all enemy Pokemon within range.
Giga Drain ImageGiga Drain
(Lv. 5)
Upgrade Lv. 11
Move Type: Recovery
Damage Type: Special
Cooldown: 7s
Total Damage: 555 (Lv. 5) / 1153 (Lv. 15)
Abosrbs the HP of enemy Pokemon within range. This move deals damage to enemy Pokemon while restoring the HP of Ivysaur. Venusaur also receives reduced damage for a short while.
Upgrade: The HP restored by this Move is increased.
Sludge Bomb ImageSludge Bomb
(Lv. 5)
Upgrade Lv. 11
Move Type: Ranged
Damage Type: Special
Cooldown: 6s
Total Damage: 453 (Lv. 5) / 999 (Lv. 15)
Throws a dirty sludge at the target location. Enemy Pokemon hit by this move are slowed.
Upgrade: The slow's duration is increased.

Move Slot 2 (ZR)

Razor Leaf ImageRazor Leaf
(Lv. 1 or 3)
Move Type: Area
Damage Type: Special
Cooldown: 9s
Total Damage: 870 (Lv. 3)
Venusaur shoots a lot of sharp leaves continuously and damages all enemy Pokemon within the area of effect.
Petal Dance ImagePetal Dance
(Lv. 7)
Upgrade Lv. 13
Move Type: Area
Damage Type: Special
Cooldown: 11s
Total Damage: 1296 (Lv. 7) / 2256 (Lv. 15)
Venusaur scatters petals around them and increases their Movement Speed while damaging enemy Pokemon for a short duration.
Upgrade: The AOE's radius is increased.
Solar Beam ImageSolar Beam
(Lv. 7)
Upgrade Lv. 13
Move Type: Area
Damage Type: Special
Cooldown: 11s
Total Damage: 6600 (Lv. 7) / 7790 (Lv. 15)
Fires a bundled beam of light that damages all enemy Pokemon in the area of effect.
Upgrade: Reduces the cooldown of this Move.

Unite Moves (ZL)

Verdant Anger ImageVerdant Anger
(Lv. 9)
Move Type: Area
Damage Type: Special
Cooldown: Percent Based
Total Damage: 2892 (Lv. 9) / 4124 (Lv. 15)
Hurls a giant seed that spreads across an area dealing damage to opponents while reducing their movement speed for short period of time.

Standard Attack

Standard AttackStandard Attack Becomes a boosted attack with every third attack, dealing increased damage. This boosted attack also pulls opposing Pokemon inward between the user's vines.

Ability (Passive)

OvergrowOvergrow When its HP is low, it deals more damage.

Venusaur Skins (Holowear)

This Pokemon has no Holowear available.

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