Venusaur

Updated for New Gym Update
Pokemon Rating:
8.5
Venusaur
100.00 kg Weight
2.00 m Height
Pokemon Max CP
2568
ATK 198
DEF 198
STA 160
Movesets Grades

* Legacy Moveset

Offensive Moves Explanation
  • Vine Whip is on par with Razor Leaf on attack, the former being easier to dodge with and the latter having slightly higher DPS.
  • Venusaur's best charge move is Solar Beam, due to its STAB and extreme power. 
  • Petal Blizzard does less base damage, but still hits hard against meta relevant Pokemon like Vaporeon, Rhydon, and Tyranitar. Its power is somewhat disappointing for a 1 bar move.
  • Sludge Bomb has poor type coverage and no synergy with Venusaur's fast moves.
Defensive Moves Explanation
  • Razor Leaf has greater defensive DPS than Vine Whip, making it the optimal choice.
  • Sludge Bomb is the best charge move on defense, with a different effectiveness profile than Razor Leaf and 2 bars for less predictability.
  • Petal Blizzard and Solar Beam are practically the same on defense. Both are 1 bar moves, with Petal Blizzard hitting earlier and Solar Beam hitting harder.
Quick Moves
13
True DPS:
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Grass

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB
1.00
0.25
7.00
13.00
16.25
7
True DPS:
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Grass

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB
0.60
0.25
10.00
11.67
14.58
Charge Moves
110
True DPS:
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Grass

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB
2.60
0.60
0.00
-100
42.31
52.88
80
True DPS:
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Poison

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB
2.30
1.00
0.00
-50
34.78
43.48
180
True DPS:
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Grass

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB
4.90
2.00
0.00
-100
36.73
45.92
Rating Explanation:

Venusaur's utility in the Pokemon GO metagame is closely related to the presence of Vaporeon, one of the Pokemon that Venusaur excels at countering. Venusaur is arguably the best available Grass-type attacker in the game, possessing well-balanced stats and solid move options. It also performs well against Rock and Ground-types, although better options exist in those matchups.

Defensively, Venusaur has seen better days. Grass is resisted by 7 types and Venusaur suffers from bad matchups to Espeon and Flareon, which among the most offensively potent and easily obtainable species in the game.

Raid Boss Counters
SupremeOverall best counter always. Almost always top in DPS and very high in survivability. The Pokemon you want for the job.
GoodThe next best if you don’t have Supreme Pokemon.
TankWhen you’re down to your 5-6th Pokemon and need to hold the line and not suck while doing it. Tanks always have more survivability than Supreme, but less DPS than Good.
GlassMore DPS than Good with significantly less survivability. Note: Less DPS than Supreme.
Other
Female Ratio 12.5 %
Male Ratio 87.5 %
Flee Rate 5.0 %
Buddy Distance 3 km
Capture Rate5.0 %
Pokemon Weakness/Resistance Chart

Grass/Poison

- - -
.714x .714x .714x
1.4x 1.4x -
.51x - 1.4x
- - 1.4x
- - .714x

.714x Resists Type 1.4x Weak to Type
.51x Double Resists Type 1.96x Double Weak to Type

Pokemon Min/Max CP Values

How to use: You need to know your Pokemon's exact level. To find exactly what level your Pokémon is, power up your Pokémon following this chart until you're certain of your level from Stardust cost changes.

A Pokémon's minimum level is 1, and its maximum level is equal to your trainer level + 1.5.

Every time you power up, your Pokémon gains half a level.

StardustLevelMin CPMax CP
20013136
2001.56475
200297113
2002.5130152
4003164191
4003.5197230
4004230268
4004.5263307
6005296346
6005.5330385
6006363423
6006.5396462
8007429501
8007.5462540
8008496579
8008.5529617
10009562656
10009.5595695
100010629734
100010.5660770
130011691807
130011.5723844
130012754880
130012.5786917
160013817954
160013.5849990
1600148801027
160014.59111064
1900159431100
190015.59741137
19001610061174
190016.510371210
22001710691247
220017.511001284
22001811321320
220018.511631357
25001911941394
250019.512261430
25002012571467
250020.512891504
30002113201541
300021.513521577
30002213831614
300022.514141651
35002314461687
350023.514771724
35002415091761
350024.515401797
40002515721834
400025.516031871
40002616351908
400026.516661944
45002716981981
450027.517292018
45002817602054
450028.517922091
50002918232128
500029.518552164
50003018862201
500030.519022220
60003119182238
600031.519332256
60003219492275
600032.519652293
70003319812311
700033.519962330
70003420122348
700034.520282366
80003520432385
800035.520592403
80003620752421
800036.520912440
90003721062458
900037.521222476
90003821382495
900038.521532513
100003921692531
1000039.521852550
100004022012568
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