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This is a strategy guide for using Venusaur in competitive play for the games Pokemon Sword and Shield. Read on for tips on the best Nature, EV spreads, Movesets, and Held Items to use with Venusaur, as well as its strengths and weak points.
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|Pokemon||Type 1||Type 2|
|Overgrow||Powers up Grass-type moves in a pinch.|
|Chlorophyll (Hidden)||Boosts the Pokemon's Speed in sunshine|
|Takes 4x damage||
|Takes 2x damage|
|Takes 0.5x damage|
|Takes 1/4x damage|
|Takes 0x damage||
|HP||Attack||Defense||Sp. Atk||Sp. Def||Speed|
|Nature||Modest (+SpAtk, -Atk)|
|EV Spread||HP 188 / Sp.Atk. 252 / Spd. 68|
|Final Stat Values||HP 179 / Def. 103 / Sp.Atk. 167 / Sp.Def. 120 / Spd. 109|
|Held Item||Life Orb|
・ Earth Power
・ Sludge Bomb
・ Weather Ball
These values are from base stats and ideal EVs, excluding external factors.
This build of Venusaur is based around setting up Sunlight and running with it. With its Ability Chlorophyll, its Speed is doubled in Sunlight, allowing it to move even faster than a Togekiss with max Speed EVs and Nature with one Max Airstream under its belt. In that matchup, using Max Ooze to boost Special Attack and hitting twice is enough to faint Togekiss.
It's recommended to use this build together with a Pokemon with the Ability Drought, which changes the weather to Sunlight.
|Torkoal||・Can use helpful support moves like Yawn and Stealth Rock
・High defensive power makes it an effective tank
Moveset and Best Build for Torkoal
|Ninetales||・Can take advantage of sunlight itself|
|Energy Ball||A stable source of damage unrelient on weather.|
|Frenzy Plant||Only good for one solid hit, but the power doesn't lie. Has 150 power as Max Overgrowth.|
|Growth||In sunlight, both Attack and Special Attack increase by 2 stages.|
|Sleep Powder||When in a pinch, putting the opponent to sleep can turn the tides. Its poor accuracy hurts, though.|
Unlike its powerful predecessor Mega Venusaur, this generation should see it take advantage of Chlorophyll to become a big-gun attacker. With doubled Speed in Sunlight, it can move first almost always. And as its base Special Attack and Special Defense are high, it can hold its own when the bullets start flying.
Venusaur's ability Chlorophyll allows it to fill the role of a fast and naturally bulky sweeper in the Sun.
Check out our article below to learn how to build a Weather Team for competitive battle.
Although the Grass/Poison type combination has 6 resistences, it can't be said to be highly defensive in the current metagame. When it's up against one of its many foes, taking out Venusaur isn't a tough feat.
・Has a type advantage
・Can take advantage of sunlight with Overheat
Moveset & Best Build for Heat Rotom
・Can take most of its attacks with reduced damage
・Can deal big damage with high-power attacks
Moveset & Best Build for Charizard
・A hard-hitting Physical attacker
・Can use Fire-type moves
Moveset & Best Build for Cinderace
・Can hit the weak spot with high power attacks
・Can reverse the effects of Chlorophyll with Trick Room
Moveset & Best Build for Chandelure
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