Venusaur Counters Guide

Best Venusaur counters are strong Psychic and Fire Pokemon, like Mewtwo, Moltres, Chandelure, Heatran and Metagross. Venusaur is one of the oldest Tier 4 Raid Bosses, with a Boss CP of 28861 and a Max Capture CP of:

  • 1554 (100% IV, Level 20) 
  • 1943 (100% IV, Weather Boost Level 25) Cloudy Sunny

Do not underestimate it, trainers! In order to successfully defeat it, a minimum group size of 3 or 4 people is recommended, even though it could be done with less people depending on the trainer levels, the max CP of their attackers and the attacking movesets.

Venusaur counters

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Pokemon GO MewtwoMewtwo Confusion Psystrike 308.9s 14
2. Pokemon GO MoltresMoltres Fire Spin Sky Attack 385.5s 10
3. Pokemon GO ChandelureChandelure Fire Spin Overheat 387.1s 15
4. Pokemon GO HeatranHeatran Fire Spin Fire Blast 426.6s 8
5. Pokemon GO MetagrossMetagross Zen Headbutt Psychic 413.6s 10
6. Pokemon GO EnteiEntei Fire Fang Overheat 407.4s 13
7. Pokemon GO LatiosLatios Zen Headbutt Psychic 407.4s 14
8. Pokemon GO CharizardCharizard Fire Spin Blast Burn 421.1s 12
9. Pokemon GO BlazikenBlaziken Fire Spin Blast Burn 401.3s 18
10. Pokemon GO RayquazaRayquaza Air Slash Aerial Ace 435.3s 12
11. Pokemon GO HonchkrowHonchkrow Peck Sky Attack 408.9s 20
12. Pokemon GO ExeggutorExeggutor Confusion Psychic 425.8s 17
13. Pokemon GO JirachiJirachi Confusion Psychic 467.2s 11
14. Pokemon GO FlareonFlareon Fire Spin Overheat 432.1s 17
15. Pokemon GO InfernapeInfernape Fire Spin Blast Burn 432.3s 18
16. Pokemon GO AlakazamAlakazam Psycho Cut Psychic 395.5s 25
17. Pokemon GO LatiasLatias Zen Headbutt Psychic 460.6s 13
18. Pokemon GO TyphlosionTyphlosion Ember Blast Burn 445.0s 17
19. Pokemon GO SalamenceSalamence Fire Fang Fire Blast 468.7s 12
20. Pokemon GO EspeonEspeon Confusion Psychic 407.9s 24
21. Pokemon GO CelebiCelebi Confusion Psychic 463.2s 14
22. Pokemon GO ArcanineArcanine Fire Fang Flamethrower 458.9s 16
23. Pokemon GO MagmortarMagmortar Fire Spin Fire Blast 459.6s 17
24. Pokemon GO Ho-OhHo-Oh Extrasensory Fire Blast 497.2s 9
25. Pokemon GO LugiaLugia Extrasensory Sky Attack 499.9s 10
26. Pokemon GO MamoswineMamoswine Powder Snow Avalanche 427.4s 24
27. Pokemon GO GalladeGallade Confusion Psychic 439.0s 22
28. Pokemon GO RegigigasRegigigas Zen Headbutt Giga Impact 470.2s 17
29. Pokemon GO AzelfAzelf Confusion Futuresight 426.6s 25
30. Pokemon GO GlaceonGlaceon Frost Breath Avalanche 441.7s 23

Final Tips

Venusaur is often underestimated but it can be a tough Raid Boss to defeat. Dodging every move can be very difficult, since no flash animation appears on screen and it can also reduce the chances of defeating it if the timer reaches zero before defeating it.

Movesets are extremely important, as well as type effectiveness and resistances. Keep an eye on the type charts, trainers!

Do not try to fight it if the group size is less than 5 or 6, unless all your attackers are almost maxed out and your trainer level is very high.

Venusaur is not only a great Pokémon with a good variety of movesets to add to your Pokédex collection, but also a great addition to your attacking lineup against other Tier 3 and 4 Raid Bosses, such as:

  • Sharpedo (weak to grass),
  • Rhydon (2x weak to grass) and
  • Donphan (weak to grass).

It can be really difficult to catch, since its catch rate is very low. Aim carefully and try to use Golden Razz Berries if needed. Good luck on catching it, trainers!