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.

Battle Moveset

A Good Moveset for Victreebel would have to be this:


Sludge Bomb
Sword Dance
Giga Drain
Sleep Powder / Stun Spore

Items Attached:


Preferred Nature:

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.

EV Corner:

EVs: 252 Atk / 100 Spd / 156 SAtk
Naughty Nature (+Atk, -SDef) / Lonely Nature (+Atk, -Def)

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
Trait: Chlorophyll
EVs: 140 HP / 92 Spd / 252 SAtk / 24 SDef
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Solar Beam
- Sunny Day
- Hidden Power [Fire] / Sludge Bomb / Sleep Powder
- Hidden Power [Fire] / Sludge Bomb / Sleep Powder

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.

Contest Moveset

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


Solar Beam
Sleep Powder
Poison Powder
Stun Spore

Items Attached:

Green Scarf

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

Locations in Games


Trade from LGXD


Trade from LGXD (Col.) Evolve Weepinbell (XD)

Fire Red/Leaf Green

Trade from LGXD (FR) Evolve Weepinbell (LG)

Animé Appearences

Victreebel has had a fair few Anime Appearences. After James' Weepinbell evolved into Victreebel in the Breeding Center, Victreebel became a vital part of James' team and was used on many occassions until he traded it for another Weepinbell. That Weepinbell then evolved into Victreebel and left with James' Original Victreebel:

Episode 057: The Breeding Centre Secret
Episode 076: All Fired Up
Episode 088: Pikachu Re-Volts
Episode 090: In The Pink
Episode 092: Stage Fight
Episode 095: Navel Maneuvers
Episode 096: Snack Attack
Episode 097: A Shipful of Shivers
Episode 099: Tracey Gets Bugged
Episode 102: Wherefore Art Thou Pokémon
Episode 117: A Tents Situation
Episode 119: Don't Touch That 'Dile
Episode 121: A Sappy Ending
Episode 122: Roll On, Pokémon
Episode 123: Illusion Confusion
Episode 124: Flower Power
Episode 126: Snubbull Snobbery
Episode 129: Once In A Blue Moon
Episode 130: The Whistle Stops
Episode 139: Foul Weather Friends
Episode 145: Goin' Apricorn
Episode 147: A Farfetch'd Tale
Episode 148: Tricks of the Trade
Episode 151: Tunnel Vision
Episode 152: Hour of the Houndour
Episode 157: Forest Grumps
Episode 159: The Fortune Hunters
Episode 168: Two Hits & A Miss
Episode 171: Beauty & The Breeder
Episode 172: A Better Pill to Swallow
Episode 174: Mountain Time
Episode 175: Wobbu-palooza
Episode 179: Wings 'n' Things
Episode 180: The Grass Route
Episode 182: Houndoom's Special Delivery
Episode 185: Trouble's Brewing
Episode 188: UnBEARable
Episode 198: Control Freak
Episode 201: Current Events
Episode 203: Doin' What Comes Natu-rally
Episode 207: The Kecleon Caper
Episode 215: The Corsola Caper
Episode 228: Espeon Not Included
Episode 233: Due's & Don'ts
Episode 234: Just Waiting On A Friend
Episode 242: Some Like It Hot
Episode 244: As Clear As Crystal
Episode 245: Same Old Song and Dance
Episode 249: Outrageous Fortunes
Episode 252: The Ice Cave
Episode 257: Why? Wynaut!
Episode 258: Just Add Water
Episode 263: Here's Lookin At You Elekid!

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