At first, it looks like Pokémon GO Roselia will be another Pokédex filler. Roselia max CP of 1718 is simply disappointing. Its offensive stats are also average, slightly above the average with ATK (186). Its defensive stats are low, making Roselia a bad gym defender as its DEF (148) and STA (100) are too low for defense.
Now here’s the kicker: Roselia’s evolution and baby form are coming in the Fourth Generation. In other words, that 1718 CP, perfect IV Roselia still has potential to grow!
Where to find Roselia in Pokémon GO
Roselia is known to live in grassy areas rich with water. In Pokémon GO, you can encounter Roselia in Grass, Forest or Water-edge biomes.
Roselia made its television debut on the 307th episode of the Pokémon series (Advanced Generation: Episode 33) titled, “Now That’s Flower Power”.
Roselia in the Pokémon GO meta
Roselia is pretty much a teaser for its evolution – Roserade, which will be released on the Fourth Generation, along with its pre-evolution Budew. Roselia on its own will not be making any waves, unfortunately. Its max CP does not even even reach 2k, and its stats are very weak.
Actually, up until the Third generation, Pokémon GO Roselia is the weakest of all other grass / poison type.
Roselia (1718) vs Victreebel (2268)
By CP alone, Roselia is outranked. The only edge Roselia has over Victreebel is a slightly higher DEF with Victreebel having 138 and Roselia 148.
Roselia (1718) vs Vileplume (2367) and Venusaur (2568)
At this point, Roselia has nothing against these other grasspoison type Pokémon. Roselia is outranked on CP, and all other stats.
Until its evolution is released with Pokémon GO Gen 4, Roselia stays in the low end of ranks.
Pokémon GO Roselia Moves
Fortunately for Roselia, she has access to several interesting movesets, similar to other Grass / Poison Pokémon in GO. Here are some Roselia moves we expect to see in Pokémon GO:
- Energy Ball grass
- Giga Drain grass
- Petal Blizzard grass
- Solar Beam grass
- Sludge Bomb poison
- Dazzling Gleam fairy
Additionally, with the release of Pokémon GO Gen 3, we expect some of these moves to become available and join Roselia’s movepool:
- Absorb grass
- Grass Whistle grass
- Leaf Storm grass
- Magic Leaf grass
- Petal Dance grass
- Toxic poison
Shiny Roselia in Pokemon GO
A normal Roselia has green color on most of its body. It has yellow head with three thorns, a yellow leaf on its front, and two yellow shoulderpad-like structure. It also have a red rose on its right hand and blue rose on its left hand.
A shiny Roselia in Pokémon GO has cream color on most of its body. It has a gold colored head with three thorns, a gold leaf on its front, and two gold shoulderpad-like structure. It also have a royal purple rose on its right hand and a gray colored rose on its left hand.