Read on to know the best types to use against Mega Venusaur, as well as its stats after catching!
Mega Venusaur will be joining the original starter evolutions as raid bosses from June 16 – July 1. Players should take this opportunity to catch this powerful Pokemon.
You’ll be able to find this strong Pokemon alongside Mega Blastoise (check out the raid guide for Mega Blastoise here) and Mega Charizard
Check out this week’s raid guides below:
Best Counters To Mega Venusaur
Mega Venusaur Type Weakness
Being a Grass/Poison type Pokemon there are 4 types that will deal 160% damage to this raid boss. These are:
Utilize Pokemon that have access to moves of these types in order to quickly take Mega Venusaur down!
However, there are also 5 types that this Pokemon is resistant to, using moves of these types means the damage done will be reduced. These are:
Each of these types will only deal 63% damage. The exception is Grass which will only deal a measly 39% damage to Mega Venusaur. Be sure to avoid these types to take down this boss easily!
Best Pokemon To Use In Mega Venusaur Raids
We’ve selected 5 Pokemon that would be great to use in this raid! Each of these Pokemon have access to moves that are super-effective against the boss.
- Mewtwo (Psychic) (Be sure to catch your own with our handy raid guide here!)
- Mega Charizard Y (Fire/Flying)
- Mega Charizard X (Fire/Dragon)
- Chandelure (Ghost/Fire)
- Weavile (Ice/Dark)
As stated above, each of these Pokemon are capable of learning moves (both fast & charged) that are super effective against the boss, whilst also not being vulnerable themselves!
After being caught, Mega Venusaur’s stats are nothing to laugh about! Alongside the potential to be shiny, this Pokemon is perfect for shiny hunters & pro battlers alike!
With both impressive defense and attack this Pokemon can slip into any team! Its stats are:
- Stamina: 190
- Attack: 241
- Defense: 246
With such promising stats this Pokemon is great to use in gym battles or against other trainers too! Mega Venusaur has access to the following moves after it’s been caught:
- Vine Whip (Grass)
- Razor Leaf (Grass)
- Petal Blizzard (Grass)
- Sludge Bomb (Poison)
- Solar Beam (Grass)
- Frenzy Plant (Grass) (Can only be taught through an Elite TM)
However, there are both pros and cons to using this Pokemon. The pro is that all of Mega Venusaur’s moves benefit from the 20% attack bonus thanks to STAB (same type attack bonus).
The con is that because its moves all benefit from STAB, there are no moves of different types to use against Pokemon that are strong against Grass or Poison.
Overall, Mega Venusaur is still a great Pokemon to have in your roster. Will you be adding it to your team? Let us know below!
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