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Date Reviewed: 04.26.07

Ratings & Reviews Summary: 3.43

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale.
1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  5 is the highest rating.

Reeve Venusaur.
# 003.
Type: Grass /Poison.
Ability: Overgrow.
Locations: Evolve Ivysaur.

Hi everyone. Welcome to another Pokémon of the Week. Today we’re reviewing Venusaur, the seed Pokémon.

Probably the best starter for in game purposes ever. This one used to be bad in competitions (back in the cable link days) because everybody used Alakazam then. Today it is a decent Pokémon, it has pretty good stats including special defense, which is always good.

Overgrow is always good if you are using it on a special grass attacker, unfortunately Venusaur is better being a Poison type than a Grass one.

Venusaur is very good annoying people, so that’s what we’re going to do with the move combination:

Nature: Bold (+ Defense, - Attack).
Equip: Leftovers.
EV´s: 252 HP, 129 Defense, 129 Special Defense.
- Leech seed
- Toxic
- Substitute
- Magical leaf

So, this one is the defensive type, kind of a hit and run. Use leech seed, toxic and substitute, then attack. Switch when convenient. You can switch magical leaf for sludge bomb if you feel is better (and I’d really suggest trying).

When should I use this Pokémon?
Venusaur is not used as often as Jolteon or Diglett. But give it a shot, I can almost guarantee you it will have good results. This is something else to try if you like using Ludicolo.

What should I use against this Pokémon?
Something good enough with fire blast or overheat, such as Charizard, Salamence or even Moltres. Psychics are effective as well.

Bottom line:
Next Sunday is the official Pokémon Diamond & Pearl launch. I hope you can get your copy and enjoy it as soon as possible. I’ll be posting my friend code for trading and battling soon.


Hope you enjoyed.
Carbunkle Another Week, another pokemon for the strength. This time it is the little
dino with the flower Venusaur

Type: Grass/Poison
Ability: Overgrow
Nature: Mild/Modest

The Nature is same as for Entei (last week), more Sp. Atk. the better.
The Ability lets it get more power to it's grass attacks when it has low HP.

Sp. Atk: 328
Sp. Def: 328

The other stats aren't needed here. More Sp more fun.

1. Razor Leaf/Solarbeam
2. Synthesis
3. Substitute/Sunny Day
4. Rest

Here it depends on what kind of battles you are after.

1v1 battles:
1. Sunny day and Solarbeam to oblirate that water pokemon.
2. Synthesis to make sure you have life, as Rest do.
3. If not going Sunny Day/Solarbeam, Substitute and Razor Leaf. Synthesis
and Rest if needed.

2v2 battles:
1. Here it depends. If you have a pokemon with Sunny day have Solarbeam
instead of Razor Leaf.
2. Razor Leaf have high crit chance so it can go through any stat changes
that has lowered your Sp. Atk. or highten the enemies Sp. Def.
3. Rest and Synthesis is for getting life.
4. Substitute is to make sure he doesn't die in the beginning.

He is good but I really don't like grass-types.

Ratings: 3/5

Carbunkle, over and out
James Venusaur
Type: Grass and Poison
Ability(s): Overgrow
Locations: Evolve Ivysaur (Lvl 32)

Today we are reviewing the Seed Pokémon, Venusaur.

To many, Venusaur is not a good Grass Pokemon to use in battle. They say this because of “better” choices like Sceptile and Exeggutor. Well, to those people, I say “you’re wrong.” Venusaur is the better choice because it is not weak to bug and poison attacks.

With that said, here are some battle strategies for Venusaur:

Nature: Mild (+special attack, -defense)
EV’s: 170 speed, 170 attack, 170 special attack
Ability: Overgrow
Equip: Leftovers
-Sunny Day (TM 11)
-Solarbeam (Lvl 65, TM 22)
-Synthesis (Lvl 53)
-Sludge Bomb (TM 36)

A sunnybeam Venusaur. Synthesis can be replaced with Hidden Power(fire).

Nature: Adamant (+attack, -special attack)
EV’s: 252 speed, 252 attack, 6 special attack
Ability: Pressure
Equip: Salac Berry
-Sludge Bomb (TM 36)
-Earthquake (TM 26)
-Substitute (Move Tutor)
-Frenzy Plant (Move Tutor)

A Physical Sweeper. Use Frenzy Plant only when Venusaur is about to die.

Bottom Line: Venusaur is an underrated Pokemon. When used properly, it can be a great Pokemon. Just keep away from fire.



Alex Bramham

Venusaur can lay many status afflictions on opponents. Great choices are leech seed and sleep powder. In standard battling there exists a 'sleep clause' whereby you are not allowed to choose a sleep move if one of their pokemon is already asleep. This stops Venusaur from being as good as it is in-game and putting your opponent's whole team to sleep. Venusaur is a good choice to support your other pokemon so they can attack a handicapped pokemon Venusaur has prepared.


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