This thread is to discuss Venusaur, and how he will fit into the metagame. Venusaur Grass/ Poison 80/ 82/ 83/100/100/ 80 Overgrow Chlorophyll (Dream World) Last generation Venusaur had trouble competing in standard due to being overshadowed by other grass types such as Roserade. Black and White have given Venusaur some new tools to play with, mainly Chlorophyll, which doubles his speed while sun is in play. Add in his already respectable speed stat and you have one of the fastest Pokemon around. Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide Level up moves: Lv1: Tackle, Lv1: Growl, Lv1: Leech Seed, Lv1: Vine Whip, Lv3: Growl, Lv7: Leech Seed, Lv9: Vine Whip, Lv13: PoisonPowder, Lv13: Sleep Powder, Lv15: Take Down, Lv20: Razor Leaf, Lv23: Sweet Scent, Lv28: Growth, Lv31: Double-Edge, Lv32: Petal Dance, Lv39: Worry Seed, Lv45: Synthesis, Lv53: Solarbeam Pre evolution only moves: Seed Bomb- Bulbasaur(Level 37) Egg Moves: Skull Bash Charm Petal Dance Magical Leaf GrassWhistle Curse Ingrain Nature Power Amnesia Leaf Storm Power Whip Sludge Endure Giga Drain Learnable TMs: , TM05 - Roar, TM06 - Toxic, TM09 - Venom Shock, TM10 - Hidden Power, TM11 - Sunny Day, TM15 - Hyper Beam, TM16 - Light Screen, TM17 - Protect, TM20 - Safeguard, TM21 - Frustration, TM22 - Solar Beam, TM26 - Earthquake, TM27 - Return, TM32 - Double Team, TM36 - Sludge Bomb, TM42 - Facade, TM44 - Rest, TM45 - Attract, TM48 - Troll, TM49 - Echo Voice, TM53 - Energy Ball, TM68 - Giga Impact, TM70 - Flash, TM75 - Swords Dance, TM78 - Smooth Over, TM86 - Grass Knot, TM87 - Swagger, TM90 - Substitute, TM94 - Rock Smash, HM01 - Cut, HM04 – Strength At first glance Venusaurs movepool looks quite barren, however he has just the right tools to make him a very interesting threat. With Swords Dance, he can rip holes through a defensive core, or he could use his respectable bulk to pull of a SubSeed set. Reasons to use Venusaur: Second Fastest Chlorophyll user – With 80 base speed, Venusaur can outspeed every non scarfed Pokemon in the game while sun is in effect.’ Effective Wall breaker – Due to his ability to go mixed, Venusaur can dismantle many common walls in the metagame. Possible Sets: Venusaur@Leftovers Ability: Chlorophyll Timid 252HP/252Speed/4SpAtk - Sleep Powder - Leech Seed - Substitute/Hidden Power Fire - Solarbeam Venusaur can potentially cripple any Pokemon in the game with this set, Sleep Powder allowes you to temporarily incapacitate most Pokemon, while Leech Seed lets you sap away at their Hitpoints. Substitute or Hidden Power Fire is down to preference, Substitute allows you to scout switch ins after Sleep Powder, while HP Fire allows you to damage Steel types not named Heatran. Solarbeam is for stab, and lets you deal with Bulky Waters, and do respectable damage to anything that doesn’t resist it. If you can Leech Seed Heatran on the switch in, you can potentially outstall it if you have substitute, if it’s using Fire Blast.