How to get Venusaur in Pokemon Go: Best moveset for PvP & PvE, can it be shiny, more

Lucas Simons
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Venusaur is one of the original three starter evolutions and a Grass/Poison-type hard hitter. Here’s everything you should know about Venusaur in Pokemon Go.

Pokemon Go launched the Rediscover Kanto event, and Venusaur is the target of many players who want to diversify their Grass-type strategies. This Pokemon has a tanky constitution and tremendous attack power.

So, here’s every aspect of Venusaur in Pokemon Go, including its best moves for PvP and PvE, shiny availability, and more.


How to get Venusaur in Pokemon Go

Here’s a few different ways to get Venusaur in Pokemon Go:

  • Catching it in the wild.
  • Catching Ivysaur and evolving it by using 100 Candy.
  • Catching Bulbasaur, evolving it to Ivysaur with 25 Candy, and then evolving Ivysaur using 100 Candy.

You will have a chance to catch a Bulbasaur when you complete one of the first steps of the Rediscover Kanto Special Research. It is also important to mention that Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, and Venusaur are now rare spawns linked to a particular Biome, so make sure to take every chance to get one to save up candy.

Can Venusaur be shiny in Pokemon Go?

Yes, Venusaur can be shiny in Pokemon Go. This also includes the rest of the Bulbasaur evolutionary line.

The chances of a shiny Venusaur spawning in the wild are 1 in 233, while the chances of a shiny Bulbasaur are 1 in 126.

Venusaur in the Pokemon Anime
Venusaur stats are 198 ATK, 189 DEF, 190 STA – Mega-Venusaur stats are 241 ATK, 246 DEF, and 190 STA.

Venusaur Pokemon Go best moveset for PvP

The best moveset for Venusaur in Pokemon Go PvP is a combination of Vine Whip and Frenzy Plant. With Sludge Bomb as a second Charged Move for type coverage, and baiting/spamming.

Vine Whip has a fast charge ratio, which ensures you can attack more often. On the other hand, Frenzy Plant as a charged move has great general purposes and a good energy cost/damage output ratio.

Finally, Sludge Bomb adds the element of surprise to Venusaur’s kit and still does STAB damage, so it’s a good option to counter other Grass-types and Fairy-types as well.

Venusaur Pokemon Go best moveset for PvE

The best Venusaur moveset for the Pokemon Go PvE has Vine Whip and Frenzy Plant combined. This combo has a Total Damage Output of 436.43, and a decent damage per energy consumed ratio.

Venusaur has quite a decent damage output for PvE activities, second only to Zarude as a Grass-type attacker.

It is worth mentioning that Frenzy Plant is a Legacy move, and can only be taught to Venusaur during special events, or by using a Elite Charge TM.

Is Venusaur good in Pokemon Go?

Venusaur is a decent pick in Pokemon Go Great League, with an overall bulkier defense than most Grass-type Pokemon like Sceptile, Meganium, or even Zarude. Its stats are not out of the ordinary, but its access to Frenzy Plant makes it an excellent attacker.

When evolving it to Mega-Venusaur, it gains even more attack power and defense, and currently, it is one of the meta picks to build a Raid team against Shadow Suicune, for example.

Complete Venusaur Pokemon Go moveset

Here’s a list of all the moves that Venusaur can learn in Pokemon Go:

Fast Moves

  • Razor Leaf (Grass)
  • Vine Whip (Grass)

Charged Moves

  • Frenzy Plant (Grass)*
  • Petal Blizzard (Grass)
  • Solar Beam (Grass)
  • Sludge Bomb (Poison)

And that’s all you need to know about Venusaur in Pokemon Go. For more information about this game, you can consult our guide section below:

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