Vileplume

Type Tier
Grass / Poison UU
Level 50 Statistics (see level 5, 50, 100)
Stat
HP
75
181
Atk
80
131
Def
85
136
SpA
100
151
SpD
90
141
Spe
50
101
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Overview

Vileplume is a cool Pokémon. It has decent stats all around, even though Venusaur beats it in stats in just about every way. Luckily for Vileplume, its movepool outclasses Venusaur's with Sludge Bomb and Stun Spore. Vileplume is more of a status inducer than an all-out attacker, and it does well in UU.

Name Item

Standard

Leftovers
Moveset
~ Sleep Powder
~ Leech Seed
~ Sludge Bomb
~ Moonlight

Use Leech Seed on whatever comes in, and if you think it isn't a RestTalk user, put it to sleep. Use Moonlight for recovery and Sludge Bomb as an attack.

Other Options

Stun Spore can paralyze stuff, which is good because Vileplume is slow. Swords Dance could make Sludge Bomb hurt, but Victreebel does this better since it's faster and has more Attack. Razor Leaf could be used as an attack (watch out, as Razor Leaf is illegal with Leech Seed), and Reflect could boost its Defense while Vileplume stalls with Leech Seed.

Checks and Counters

RestTalk Zapdos fears little from this set and can retaliate with STAB Drill Peck. Steelix, Gengar, Tentacruel, and Venusaur aren't overly bothered by it either if Sleep Clause has been activated. Skarmory flat-out walls it.