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Pokemon Ratings

PvE Attacker Rating 1 / 5
Great League PVP Rating See all 2.5 / 5
Ultra League PVP Rating See all 0 / 5
Master League PVP Rating See all 0 / 5

Pokemon Stats

12.50 kg Weight
1.50 m Height
Pokemon Max CP
2082
ATK 179
DEF 143
STA 172

Pokemon Family

PVE Movesets Grades

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PVE Offensive Moves Explanation

  • Bug Bite and Infestation are somewhat similar, with the former having higher base damage and the later higher energy gain, but Bug Bite pulls ahead slightly by being easier to dodge with and having slightly lower overall average damage, although it is a legacy move.
  • Confusion is an objectively great move, but its performance isn't objectively great on Venomoth.
  • Bug Buzz is Venomoth's charged move of choice, trumping Silver Wind and giving it a dual-bug moveset with Bug Bite or Infestation.
  • Psychic can be paired with Confusion if you're desperate for a Psychic attacker, though this really isn't the Pokemon to do this with. 
  • Poison Fang is not a good move for Venomoth.

PVE Defensive Moves Explanation

  • Confusion is Venomoth's best defensive quick-move due to its sheer power.
  • Infestation is an acceptable defensive move.
  • Bug Bite falls behind on defense, and is the worst option for a quick move.
  • Silver Wind has multiple bars and hits fairly hard, making it the best charged move.
  • Psychic can hit Machamp fairly hard.
  • Poison Fang has 3 bars and STAB, but its low base damage makes it a fairly poor move on defense.

PVE Overview

In a sea of Bug-types vying for stardust, none of them that outstanding to begin with, Venomoth doesn't bring much to the table. Its dual-typing allows it to double-resist FIghting types, and its moveset gives it the tools to hit them super-effectively, but its stats are just too low to make a splash in this regard; especially in the face of other easy-to-obtain options like Alakazam or Espeon. It's somewhat adequate if you need a Bug-type, but Bug-type is fairly low priority for most trainers as anything that Bug counters can generally be countered better by another type outside of double-weaknesses. On defense, Venomoth has the aforementioned advantage of double-resisting Fighting types and hitting back hard with Confusion, which is a good quality given the ubiquitous nature of Machamp, but it doesn't have much else to its benefit

Venomoth can help get a trainer through the early stages of the game, but it's not a wise long-term investment.

PVP Movesets Grades

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PvP Moveset Explanation

Bug Bite* OR Confusion + Silver Wind and/or Poison Fang* and/or Psychic

Bug Buzz is a legacy move, but definitely one worth keeping if you have it, as it's one of the strongest Bug-type moves in PVP. It has a well-rounded 3 DPT (Damage Per Turn) and 3 EPT (Energy Per Turn) to give Venomoth great overall performance on this front. Meanwhile, Confusion offers very strong coverage and power with 4 DPT and 3 EPT. Among Venomoth's charged moves, Silver Wind (70 Power/45 Energy) is generally considered the must-have for its solid STAB Bug-type damage, while Poison Fang (40 Power/35 Energy) is good for shield-baiting utility and relevant coverage against Fairy types in particular and Psychic (90 Power/55 Energy) provides high-powered coverage

Confusion and Psychic go together if you want to use Venomoth as a Poison or Fighting counter, though Bug Bite generally pairs with Psychic better due to off-type coverage. That said, Silver Wind generally works best with Confusion for the same reason. Meanwhile, Poison Fang can slot in anywhere thanks to its tactical advantages.

PvP Rating Explanation

Great League: 2.5 / 5

Venomoth's typing, stats, and moveset relegate it to a position as a counter-pick against many Fighting, Grass, or Poison-type Pokemon. In a neutral setting, Venomoth's performance is best described as "average". It has a few good moveset options, but it's nothing exceptional. However, when facing a Pokemon that it has an advantage against that doesn't have a sub-type that covers its weakness, Venomoth can be a nightmare, taking down threats such as Toxicroak, Wigglytuff, and Meganium hard. This makes Venomoth's greatest use a way to patch up holes in your Great League team, taking out threats that would otherwise take down other members of your team. That said, other Pokemon can punch those same holes and even more, making Venomoth a risky choice outside of limited-type formats such as Silph Road cups.

Ultra League: 0 / 5

Venomoth is too weak for the Ultra League

Master League: 0 / 5

Venomoth is too weak for the Master League

Fast Moves

10
More Info

Bug

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
1.10
0.20
12.73
9.09
11.36
20
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Psychic

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
1.60
1.00
9.38
12.50
15.63

Charge Moves

90
More Info

Bug

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
3.70
1.10
0.00
1.80
24.32
30.41
43.78
70
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Bug

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
3.70
1.80
0.00
2.12
18.92
23.65
40.13
90
More Info

Psychic

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.80
1.30
0.00
1.80
32.14
40.18
57.86

Legacy Fast Moves

5
More Info

Bug

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
0.50
0.20
12.00
10.00
12.50

Legacy Charge Moves

35
More Info

Poison

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
1.70
0.50
0.00
1.06
20.59
25.74
21.84

Secondary Charge Move Unlock Cost

Candy 50
Stardust 50,000

Purification Cost

Candy 3
Stardust 3000

Other

Female Ratio 50.0 %
Male Ratio 50.0 %
Flee Rate 7.0 %
Buddy Distance 3 km
Capture Rate20.0 %

Pokemon Type Chart

Vulnerable

160% damage
160% damage
160% damage
160% damage

Resistant

62.5% damage
62.5% damage
39.1% damage
39.1% damage
62.5% damage

Raid Boss Catch Rate

Bug Medal

None
Bronze
Silver
Gold

Poison Medal

None
Bronze
Silver
Gold
Normal Nice! Great! Excellent!
No Berry -
Curve
Razz Berry -
Curve
Golden Razz Berry -
Curve

Pokemon Min/Max CP Values

How to use: You need to know your Pokemon's exact level. To find exactly what level your Pokémon is, power up your Pokémon following this chart until you're certain of your level from Stardust cost changes.

A Pokémon's minimum level is 1.

Every time you power up, your Pokémon gains half a level.

StardustLevelMin CPMax CP
20012429
2001.55160
20027792
2002.5104123
4003130155
4003.5157186
4004183218
4004.5210249
6005236280
6005.5262312
6006289343
6006.5315375
8007342406
8007.5368438
8008395469
8008.5421500
10009448532
10009.5474563
100010501595
100010.5526624
130011551654
130011.5576684
130012601714
130012.5626743
160013651773
160013.5676803
160014701833
160014.5726862
190015751892
190015.5776922
190016801952
190016.5826981
2200178511011
220017.58761041
2200189011071
220018.59261100
2500199511130
250019.59761160
25002010011190
250020.510261219
30002110511249
300021.510771279
30002211021309
300022.511271338
35002311521368
350023.511771398
35002412021428
350024.512271457
40002512521487
400025.512771517
40002613021547
400026.513271576
45002713521606
450027.513771636
45002814021666
450028.514271696
50002914521725
500029.514771755
50003015021785
500030.515151800
60003115281815
600031.515401829
60003215531844
600032.515651859
70003315781874
700033.515901889
70003416031904
700034.516151919
80003516281934
800035.516401948
80003616531963
800036.516651978
90003716781993
900037.516902008
90003817032023
900038.517152038
100003917282053
1000039.517402067
100004017532082
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