Venusaur Raid Boss

Venusaur is one of the most challenging Tier 4 Raid Bosses, with a Boss CP of 28861 and a Max Capture CP of 1554 (100% IV, Level 20) or 1943 (100% IV, Weather Boost Level 25). Do not underestimate it, trainers!

In order to successfully defeat it, a minimum group size of 6 or 7 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.

Best Counters
Pokemon GO MoltresMoltres
  • Fire Spin Fire
  • Sky Attack Flying
Pokemon GO HeatranHeatran
  • Fire Spin Fire
  • Fire Blast Fire
Pokemon GO MewtwoMewtwo
  • Confusion Psychic
  • Psychic Psychic
Pokemon GO EnteiEntei
  • Fire Spin Fire
  • Overheat Fire
Other Options
Pokemon GO CharizardCharizard
  • Wing Attack Flying
  • *Blast Burn Fire
Pokemon GO BlazikenBlaziken
  • Fire Spin Fire
  • *Blast Burn Fire
Pokemon GO RayquazaRayquaza
  • Air Slash Flying
  • Aerial Ace Flying
Pokemon GO HonchkrowHonchkrow
  • Peck Flying
  • Sky Attack Flying
Pokemon GO FlareonFlareon
  • Fire Spin Fire
  • Overheat Fire
Pokemon GO TyphlosionTyphlosion
  • Ember Psychic
  • *Blast Burn Fire
Pokemon GO GlaceonGlaceon
  • Frost Breath Ice
  • Avalanche Ice
Pokemon GO MamoswineMamoswine
  • Powder Snow Ice
  • Avalanche Ice
Pokemon GO MetagrossMetagross
  • Zen Headbutt Psychic
  • Psychic Psychic
Pokemon GO LugiaLugia
  • Extrasensory Psychic
  • Sky Attack Flying
Pokemon GO Ho-OhHo-Oh
  • Extrasensory Psychic
  • Fire Blast Fire

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!