Victreebel, The Flycatcher Pokémon. The long vine extending from its head is waved about as if it were a living thing to attract prey. When an unsuspecting victim approaches, it is swallowed whole. Lures prey into its mouth with a honeylike aroma. The helpless prey is melted with a dissolving fluid. Said to live in huge colonies deep in jungles, although no one has ever returned from there.
A Good Moveset for Victreebel would have to be this:
Naughty or Lonely
Strategy Using Victreebel
Standard Victreebel. With Max Attack and STAB Sludge Bomb leaves a large dent in anything that doesn't resist it, and with Sword Dance it has sweeping potential. Giga Drain covers Rocks and Grounds as well as giving Victreebel a small heal. Sleep Powder can incapacitate a Pokémon, Steel Types for example pose a large threat to this set and Sleep Powder would be highly valuable, but if you already have Sleep support on the team you could go with Stun Spore; of course it'd be better to have the paralysis support on other Pokémon Stun Spore would be perfect to hit Pokémon like Fearow who are likely to switch in when expecting you to use Sword Dance.
EVs: 252 Atk / 100 Spd / 156 SAtk
Not the most refined EV set-up and more EVs can be distributed to speed as preferred. Max Attack is the only staple of this set-up, both defences are several lacking an can be left untouched, Victreebel is an offensive Pokémon and won't stick around for many attacks, although some Special Defence EVs may be profitable to ease switch ins into it's special resistances (Water, Electric and Grass).
Other Optional Sets
Victreebel @ Leftovers / Lum Berry
Sunny-Beam Victreebel. Many other Grass types can pull this set off with more reliable results but Victreebel can still perform it efficiently. If you choose to use Sludge Bomb you'll need to use a new nature and possibly invest EVs. Sludge Bomb is an effective way to handle special walls, Hidden Power [Fire] covers Grass/Steel/Bug/Ice Types and Sleep Powder incapacitates any Pokémon that causes problems.
Other Optional Moves
Encore, Synthesis, Reflect. Encore is the best of the bunch, giving Victreebel an opportunity to set-up Sword Dance as well as temporarily incapacitate an opponent. Synthesis and Reflect are good moves but Victreebel doesn't have the staying power to use them to full effect.
Strategy Against Victreebel
Poison Types and Steel Types wall almost all of Victreebel's moves (except for Hidden Powers). The Choice Band Flying types can KO Victreebel and can easily get into play when Victreebel attempts to Sword Dance.
A good Contest Moveset for Victreebel would have to be this for the Smart Contest best with Calm, Gentle, Careful, Sassy Nature:
Strategy Using Victreebel
If you do the attacks in this following order you should have very few problems; 1st - Solarbeam, 2nd - Sleep powder, 3rd - Poisonpowder, 4th - Stun spore, 5th - Solarbeam
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