name: Sun Sweeper (Grass)
move 1: Weather Ball
move 2: Giga Drain
move 3: Sludge Bomb
move 4: Growth
item: Life Orb
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Venusaur is a great sun sweeper because of its ability Chlorophyll, its good Special attack and good movepool consisting of moves like Growth and Weather Ball. Weather Ball turns into a Fire-type move in the Sun, which can take care of Corviknight and Aegislash. Giga Drain is used to make Venusaur able to take care of Water- and Ground-types such as Keldeo,Toxapex and Gastrodon while giving Venusaur a way to get some health back from Life Orb recoil. Sludge Bomb is used to OHKO Fairy-types such as Togekiss and can take care of Hydreigon and Kyurem-B after using Growth once. Growth should be used under Sun to double Venusaur’s Special Attack to become a dangerous sweeper. Earth Power is a niche option that can be used to hit Poison-type Pokemon such as Salazzle and Drapion. Venusaur should try to set up Growth on a predicted switch or on a passive Pokemon like Ferrothorn and Toxapex. Venusaur should come in on U-turn or Memento from Whimsicott or on passive Pokemon such as Toxapex. A modest nature allows it to net an OHKO on Aegislash and Corviknight.
Whimsiscott is a mandatory teammate because of its access to Prankster Sunny Day. Venusaur also loves Whimsicott for being able to get it in safely with U-turn or Memento. Shiftry is a great partner to pair with Venusaur because of its Dark-tying and Chorophyll allowing it to take care of Psychic-types that Venusaur can struggle with such as Jirachi and Indeedee. Shiftry can also take care of Dragapult with Sucker Punch. Celebi also goes great with Venusuar because it can help pressure Fighting-types such as Bulletproof Kommo-o. and can use Weather Ball to help Venusaur sweep in the Steel-type matchup. Celebi can also greatly help in the Poison-type matchup with Earth Power and Psychic. Ferrothorn is great to pair with Venusaur due to its access to hazards like Stealth Rock and Spikes and being able to come in on Ice-type attacks from Cloyster and Alolan Ninetales and physical attacks such as Dracovish's Psychic Fang. Virizion is a great for Speed control while also dealing with threats like Snorlax, Hydreigon, Kyurem-B and Centiskorch against Normal-, Dark-, Ice-, and Bug-type matchups respectively. It also can take care of Alolan Ninetales with Smart Strike and can also act as an emergency Sunny Day settler if Whimsicott gets KOed.
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