Pokémon Unite Venusaur – build, items, and moves

Learn more about Pokémon Unite’s Venusaur from its moveset, items and more

Pokémon Unite's Venusaur standing in the arena

Venusaur is a legend of the Pokémon world and fires up its attack power once again in Pokémon Unite. You run through the evolution line from Bulbasaur to Ivysaur to Venusaur in each battle. If you like playing as Pokémon Unite’s Pikachu, Pokémon Unite’s Gardevoir, or Pokémon Unite’s Cinderace, we have a feeling you’ll like Venusaur as well.

In this Pokémon Unite Venusaur build guide, we put together a list of all of Venusaur’s moves, including the ones we recommend using if you’re looking for the ultimate build. We’ve also outlined some of the best battle items and held items that will boost the right kind of stats for Venusaur in the battle arena.

If you’re looking for more content like this, we suggest taking a look at our ultimate Pokémon Unite tier list. And if you’re still trying to decide which Pokémon is the best fit for you, why not take a look at our Pokémon Unite Blissey, Pokémon Unite Slowbro, and Pokémon Unite Blastoise guides to learn more about each character.

What is Pokemon Unite Venusaur’s moveset?

Venusaur is all about dealing out damage from range and as such, he’s a great choice for any players who want to take on the top or bottle lane of the arena. Venusaur is not one of your five starter Pokémon in Pokémon Unite and so you’ll need to make sure you first buy its Unite license from the in-game store for 8,000 Aeos coins or 460 gems.

Pokémon Unite's Venusaur standing next to its name

Venusaur’s passive attack

Move name Attack type Description
Overgrow Passive When Venusaur is at low HP, the damage it deals is increased

Venusaur’s early game abilities

You unlock both of Pokémon Unite Venusaur’s early game abilities by level three but at level one, you need to prioritise one over the other. For this, we’d choose razor leaf as you’ll need to start dealing out the damage and get yourself levelled up quickly.

Move name Attack type Cooldown Description
 Seed bomb Ranged Six seconds Hurls a large seed that does AoE damage to opposing Pokémon
Razor leaf Area Nine seconds Launches sharp leaves at opposing Pokémon, damaging everything in the AoE

Venusaur’s mid-game abilities

At level five, you evolve into Ivysaur and with that, you need to pick one of the two abilities below to unlock. Giga drain is a great pick here because the healing power it provides will protect Venusaur in the arena for longer.

Move name Attack type Cooldown Description
 Sludge bomb Ranged Six seconds Hurls sludge at the ground, dealing damage to any opposing Pokémon that touch it, leaving them poisoned and decreasing their movement speed and special defence for a short time. Upgrading increases the move’s AoE
Giga drain Recovery Seven seconds Steals HP from opposing Pokémon in the AoE whilst also reducing the damage Venusaur receives for a short time. Upgrading increases the amount of HP this move restores

Pokémon Unite's Venusaur attacking Wigglytuff, Gengar, and Mr. Mime

Venusaur’s late-game abilities

At level seven, you need to make a choice between two once again. Petal dance is the ability we recommend unlocking due to the damage it deals over time, as well as upping Venusaur’s movement to increase the AoE.

Move name Attack type Cooldown Description
 Solar beam Area Ten seconds Blasts a beam of light that deals damage to opposing Pokémon in the area. Upgrading reduces this move’s cooldown time
Petal dance Area 11 seconds Scatters a whirlwind of petals that increases movement speed for a short time and deals damage over time to opposing Pokémon in the AoE. Upgrading increases this move’s AoE

Venusaur’s end game abilities

Finally, at level nine, you evolve to Venusaur and unlock its Unite move, verdant anger. This move is great for ranged damage and very impactful in groups. It takes out multiple opposing Pokémon which is vital in the end game.

Move name Attack type Description
 Verdant anger Area Launches a giant seed into a designated area that splits apart and deals damage to opposing Pokémon, decreasing their movement speed for a short time

What are the best held items for Pokémon Unite’s Venusaur?

Before the start of each battle, you can select three held items to take with you into the arena and boost your stats. We recommend picking from the list below.

  • Focus band
    • When Venusaur’s HP is low, this will gradually recover HP
  • Wise glasses
    • Increases the damage of Venusaur’s special attacks
  • Sp. Atk specs
    • When Venusaur scores a goal, its special attack increases
  • Muscle band
    • Basic attacks do more damage the more HP the opponent has
  • Shell bell
    • Special attacks heal 45 HP, plus a percentage of Venusaur’s special attack

Pokémon Unite's Venusaur using an attack

What is the best battle item for Pokémon Unite’s Venusaur?

You’ll also get to pick one battle item for Venusaur and we’d suggest one of the below is best suited to Venusaur’s state of play.

  • Eject button
    • Instantly teleports Venusaur to a designated location
  • Full heal
    • Temporarily makes Venusaur immune to status effects
  • Potion
    • Restores a small amount of Venusaur’s HP

Make sure you also check out our Pokémon Unite CrustlePokémon Unite Mr. Mime, and Pokémon Unite Machamp build guides.

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