Venonat, The Insect Pokémon. It lives in shadows of tall trees where it feasts on insects. It is attracted by Light at night. Its large eyes act as a radar, they are a cluster of many eyes. It uses its Radar eyes to see in the dark. Poison oozes from its body. The bugs it eats appear at night so in day it sleeps in trees. It's said to have volved with a coat of stiff hair to protect the body

Battle Moveset

A Good Moveset for Venonat would have to be this:


Signal Beam

Items Attached:

Bright Powder

Preferred Nature:


Strategy Using Venonat

Trying to come up with a moveset for Venonat was no easy matter. It has poor stats and its speed puts it at a disadvantage. Its movepool isn't that great either. You could try this pokemon as a Sunnybeamer: Sunny day, Solarbeam, Psychic, HP Fire but this pokemon does not have the speed.
This little bug probably won't last long enough to use this moveset but the same can be said for any other of its potential movesets. Anyway, Toxic is for poisoning obviously and Attract also helps Venonat survive longer. Reflect was picked because Venonat needs at least some defense boost, but you could replace that with double team and make it even harder to hit.
Signal beam, is for STAB and Venonat's only offensive move, which is one of the better bug moves. Although the chance of confusion is small, it still might be worth using. Overall, if Venonat manages to survive long enough to use these moves then it may prove useful.

EV Corner:

Max out the EVs in Speed for Venonat with any remaining in Special Defense & Defense

Strategy Against Venonat

Venonat's Speed and defenses are relatively poor so here you should have no problems. Just do a full volley of attacks and he'll be gone in no time.

Contest Moveset

A good Contest Moveset for Venonat would have to be this for the Smart Contest best with Calm, Gentle, Careful, Sassy Nature:


Giga Drain
Stun Spore

Items Attached:

Green Scarf

Strategy Using Venonat

If you do the attacks in this following order you should have very few problems; 001st - Stun spore, 2nd - Giga drain, 3rd - Toxic, 4th - Psychic, 5th - Stun spore

Locations in Games


Trade from FR/LG


Trade from FR/LG

Fire Red/Leaf Green

Route 12, Route 13, Route 14, Route 15, Island 3 Forest, Safari Zone

Animé Appearences

Venonat has had many Animé Appearences. Mostly however are either Cameos or under control of Tracey. Firstly, it was owned by the Fuchia Gym Leader Koga, and his sister Aya had one too. Koga's however evolved during battle. After that, Tracey had one and used it time and time again to help Ash & Co. find things such as the kidnapped Lapras or the Crystal Onix.

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