Pokemon Of The Day: Mega Venusaur Moveset

Venusaur has been granted with new life with the advent of Mega Evolution’s in Pokemon X & Y. The original grass starter has been able to perform better; fulfilling a number of roles in competitive play.

A Pokemon that was considered good but just not good enough at high level play, Mega Venusaur is now a solid choice for any competitive teams. Wall, tank or support ; whatever role you need- Mega Venusaur can be built to suit that position.

Mega Venusaur has a number of traits that sets itself above other grass types. Firstly, M-Venusaur’s ability Thick Fat essentially neutralizes its weakness against Fire and Ice attacks. Secondly, Mega Venusaur has access to excellent support moves such as Leech Seed and Sleep Powder. Lastly, Mega Venusaur is one of the few viable poison types that can threaten the pesty fairy types like Azumarill and Sylveon.

If you are interested in training a Mega Venusaur and need some guidance for a build that fits your team, then perhaps I may be of some service to you.

So without further ado, here are some Mega Venusaur movesets for you.

Defensive Tank Mega Venusaur Moveset @ Venusaurite

Nature: Bold, Ability: Thick Fat EVs: 252 HP, 240 Def, 16 Speed

  • Giga Drain
  • Sludge Bomb
  • Synthesis
  • Hidden Power Fire/Sleep Powder/ Grass Knot

This set takes advantage of Mega Venusaur defensive stats and typing to counter a number of Pokemon in the metagame. Mega Venusaur can effectively wall the likes of Azumarill, Rotom-Wash and Breloom. Sludge Bomb is a reliable stab, which effectively threatens those nasty fairy types. Giga Drain is Mega Venusaur main STAB, dealing damage while simultaneously recovering HP. Synthesis is a semi-reliable recovery, while Hidden Power Fire deals with Steel types whom otherwise wall this set. Unfortunately, Heatran still hard walls Mega Venusaur, unless you opt for Hidden Power Ground or Earthquake.

Defensive Tank Mega Venusaur Moveset @ Venusaurite

Nature: Modest, Ability: Thick Fat EVs: 252 HP, 252 Speed, 4 HP

  • Growth
  • Sludge Bomb
  • Giga Drain
  • Hidden Power Fire

A set that is reminiscent to the bulk up + Drain Punch Scrafty and Conkeldur of last gen. By that I mean, it hits hard and is difficult to take out. From live testing, the set works well, but requires a support to deal with Heatran and fits into a balance team. With its sublime bulk, Mega Venusaur should not have trouble finding an opportunity to set-up with Growth. Giga Drain is reliable attack which has the added benefit of recovering HP. Sludge Bomb is the second primary attack that can deal with Dragon’s and Flying types attempting to resist a Giga Drain. Hidden Power Fire is necessary to handle the prevalent Steel types such as Skarmory, Metagross and Ferrothorn.



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