Looking for a comprehensive Pokemon Unite guide to optimize Venusaur? Look no further. This article will go over how to play the mon, while providing in depth build for the grass type to help those in need of guidance. But keep in mind, Venusaur is only a B tier pick for Pokemon Unite. In essence, there are better picks to choose from, but the Pokemon is still very much viable. The pick is very fun to play, but can be inconsistent depending on matchups and overall builds. Either way, here is the September Pokemon Unite Venusaur Build.
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As one of the original starters, Venusaur is a rather popular pick in Pokemon Unite. The grass type actually has multiple build routes prioritizing different objectives of play. This article will go over the most optimal one, while comparing and contrasting arguably less effective builds. In the higher ranks, players almost always build him as a damage carry, sniping enemies from a distance. The mon will almost always go in the top lane, and if not, the bottom. Bulbasaur is quite strong compared to other three-stage evolution Pokemon, but evolving is still almost always the goal on the slow starter.
Here are his base stats:
Offense: 4 1/2 stars
Endurance: 2 stars
Mobility: 2 stars
Scoring: 2 1/2 stars
Support: 1 stars
Though not the most innovative battle item to take, Eject Button provides Venusaur massive utility. As a whole, the grass-type suffers from lack of mobility, making those playing him vulernable when caught out of position. Eject button is a life-saver, covering up for one of the starters’ biggest glaring weaknesses. Of course, for those looking to experiment, X-attack is a solid choice as well. This would be for those attempting to snipe down the enemy.
As one of the only items in the game that provides solid special attack, shell bell is a fantastic item on Venusaur. Especially considering the item grants healing from abilities, Venusaur loves to take this item. If looking to replace the item, consider taking muscle band instead. This allows the grass-type to auto attack faster, thereby clearing wild Pokemon camps at a faster rate, and evolving earlier on in the game.
Focus band allows Venusaur to grit his teeth, and survive through heavy skirmishes. Especially if going for a sustain build, Focus band will do wonders in sustainability. Another viable option would be buddy barrier instead, which is overall considered an overpowered item as a whole. Venusaur’s unite move is not as easy to charge as, say Charizard’s, so the utility from Buddy barrier would be less as a whole in comparison. But nonetheless, buddy barrier is a viable option.
Wise Glasses is THE go to item for Pokemon that require special attack to deal damage. Especially if looking to build Venusaur as a pure damage carry, wise glasses is a MUST. There really is not a replacement for this item on Venusaur. Not taking it will very much cripple the Pokemon, and therefore is a highly recommended held item.
Solar beam is, hands down, Venusaur’s strongest move. When it comes to damage output, besides his unite move, Solar Beam deals the most by far, making it the go-to ability upgrade for those looking to build damage. The biggest issue with the move is effectively aiming it, since there’s a slight delay on the cast. But since the ability range is massive, Solar Beam is perfect for sniping and stealing objectives like Dreadnaw and Zapdos.
The alternative, Giga drain, which deals substantially less damage. The tradeoff is, this move grants massive healing when hitting enemy units. For those looking to run head first into a fight, and attempt to survive through health regeneration, Giga drain is the better move. But keep in mind, this tactic of play is not as effective as the pure damage build, albeit still viable.
This move is also relatively hard to hit, but reaps great rewards. Sludge bomb slows enemy mons, while decreasing their special defense. Since the enemies become slowed, and their defenses weaken, follow a successful sludge bomb with a hard to dodge Solar Beam. After all, the slow can be quite oppressive to deal with, creating a circumstance where dodging becomes more difficult. Since Solar Beam deals amazing damage on its own, the debuff from Sludge Bomb allows Venusaur’s damage to truly shine.
The alternative is pedal dance, which creates an area of effect circle around Venusaur. It also speeds up his movement speed, allowing him to position more effectively. Use this move when building and playing to run in often. Especially when comboed with giga drain and shell bell, Venusaur can survive surprisingly long in the middle of a hectic team fight.
Venusaur is definitely best when built as a damage carry, as suggested in this Pokemon Unite Venusaur Build. The sludge bomb and solar beam combo is surprisingly powerful, capable of bursting down squishy targets and absolutely terrorizing the enemy team from a safe distance. For those looking to build differently, go ahead and try different tactics as well. The mon is very versatile, and although the sustain/tank build may not be as effective, it is still a blast to use. Since Venusaur is relatively immobile, lacking escapes and hard lockdown, it does not play well against melee frontliners such as Machamp and Lucario. Venusaur does, however, punish squishy picks such as Cinderace and Cramorant by sniping them from afar.
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