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

Niladri Sarkar
pokemon go victreebel with game background

With Victreebel getting a new move in its Pokemon Go Community Day, here’s how to get it, the best moves for PvP and PvE, its shiny chances, and more.

Pokemon Go has set the stage for Bellsprout Community Day, and players are interested in knowing how to get its evolution, Victreebel, and the best moves for this classic Gen 1 Pokemon in PvP and PvE battles.

So, here’s all you need to know to get Victreebel in Pokemon Go, along with its recommended PvP and PvE moveset, and shiny availability.

How to catch Victreebel in Pokemon Go

Here’s how you can get Victreebel in Pokemon Go:

  • By catching it in the wild.
  • By catching a Weepinbell in the wild and evolving it to Victreebel with 100 Candy.
  • By catching a Bellsprout in the wild, evolving it to Weepinbell with 25 Candy, and then into Victreebel with 100 Candy.
pokemon go grass/poison species victreebel in the anime
Victreebel is a Grass/Poison-type Pokemon.

While Victreebel and Weepinbell are rare spawns, Bellsprout is common. You’re more likely to find all three Pokemon during Sunny or Cloudy in-game weather.

Be sure to use a Pinap or Silver Pinap Berry each time you catch Bellsprout or Weepinbell to earn bonus Candy and evolve them to Victreebel quickly.

Can Victreebel be shiny in Pokemon Go?

Yes, you can get shiny Victreebel in Pokemon Go by catching a shiny Bellsprout in the wild and evolving it all the way.

The shiny odds of Bellsprout in Pokemon Go are 1 in 407 but during its Community Day on April 20, 2024, between 2 PM and 5 PM local time, shiny Bellsprout odds will be boosted to 1 in 25 encounters.

Victreebel Pokemon Go best moveset for PvP

The best PvP moveset for Victreebel in Pokemon Go is Magical Leaf combined with Leaf Blade and Sludge Bomb.

Magical Leaf has a [DPT/EPT] set (Damage Per Turn/Energy Per Turn) of [3.33/3.33] which deals good damage figures and also generates energy quickly for its Charged moves.

Leaf Blade is Victreebel’s go-to Charged move and one of the best in PvP. At only 35 energy, this move dishes out an incredible 70 damage. It’s also an amazing move to force the opponent to use shields. Sludge Bomb deals 80 damage at 50 energy, and should be used at the end of the battles, or against targets that resist Leaf Blade. Sludge Bomb can OHKO Fairy-type threats like Togekiss, Gardevoir, and Sylveon.

Keep in mind that Magical Leaf is Victreebel’s Community Day exclusive move and you can get it by evolving Bellsprout and Weepinbell to Victreebel between 2 PM and 10 PM local time. Remember that while Bellsprout will stop spawning at 5 PM, you can still get Magical Leaf up to 10 PM.

After Community Day, you can later get Magical Leaf on Victreebel only by using an Elite Fast TM.

Victreebel Pokemon Go best moveset for PvE

The best PvE moveset for Victreebel in Pokemon Go is Razor Leaf paired with Leaf Blade.

While Victreebel’s offenses aren’t too high, the high damage output from Razor Leaf and Leaf Blade helps it beat Ground, Rock, and Water-type Pokemon easily. Leaf Blade is a blessing to any species, and with Victreebel getting STAB (Same Type Attack Bonus), it can launch a flurry of Leaf Blade attacks to tear off a large chunk of a Raid Boss’ HP.

victreebel with pokemon go gyms
Victreebel’s stats in Pokemon Go are 207 Attack, 135 Defense, and 190 HP.

Is Victreebel good in Pokemon Go?

Yes, Victreebel is good in Pokemon Go, particularly in PvP Go Battle League formats like the Great and Ultra League. It competes with Venusaur as this starter has access to the powerful Grass-type move, Frenzy Plant. While Venusaur is more flexible in usage, Victreebel excels with fast, hard-hitting damage thanks to Leaf Blade.

In Raids and Gym battles, Victreebel is decent as it’s outclassed by several Pokemon such as Mega Venusaur, Mega Sceptile, Kartana, Zarude, and Roserade, among others. You can still use Victreebel when rejoining a Raid lobby in a 5-Star, Mega, or Ultra Beast Raid battle.

Complete Victreebel Pokemon Go moveset

Here are all the moves that Victreebel can learn in Pokemon Go:

Victreebel Pokemon Go Fast Moves

  • Magical Leaf (Grass)
  • Razor Leaf (Grass)
  • Acid (Poison)

Magical Leaf will be added to Victreebel’s movepool from April 20, 2024, at 2 PM local time.

Victreebel Pokemon Go Charged Moves

  • Leaf Blade (Grass)
  • Leaf Tornado (Grass)
  • Solar Beam (Grass)
  • Sludge Bomb (Poison)
  • Acid Spray (Poison)

And there you have it! This is all you need to know about Victreebel in Pokemon Go. For more content and guides like this, be sure to check out the following:

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