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. Mewtwo Confusion Psystrike 308.9s 14
2. Moltres Fire Spin Sky Attack 385.5s 10
3. Chandelure Fire Spin Overheat 387.1s 15
4. Heatran Fire Spin Fire Blast 426.6s 8
5. Metagross Zen Headbutt Psychic 413.6s 10
6. Entei Fire Fang Overheat 407.4s 13
7. Latios Zen Headbutt Psychic 407.4s 14
8. Charizard Fire Spin Blast Burn 421.1s 12
9. Blaziken Fire Spin Blast Burn 401.3s 18
10. Rayquaza Air Slash Aerial Ace 435.3s 12
11. Honchkrow Peck Sky Attack 408.9s 20
12. Exeggutor Confusion Psychic 425.8s 17
13. Jirachi Confusion Psychic 467.2s 11
14. Flareon Fire Spin Overheat 432.1s 17
15. Infernape Fire Spin Blast Burn 432.3s 18
16. Alakazam Psycho Cut Psychic 395.5s 25
17. Latias Zen Headbutt Psychic 460.6s 13
18. Typhlosion Ember Blast Burn 445.0s 17
19. Salamence Fire Fang Fire Blast 468.7s 12
20. Espeon Confusion Psychic 407.9s 24
21. Celebi Confusion Psychic 463.2s 14
22. Arcanine Fire Fang Flamethrower 458.9s 16
23. Magmortar Fire Spin Fire Blast 459.6s 17
24. Ho-Oh Extrasensory Fire Blast 497.2s 9
25. Lugia Extrasensory Sky Attack 499.9s 10
26. Mamoswine Powder Snow Avalanche 427.4s 24
27. Gallade Confusion Psychic 439.0s 22
28. Regigigas Zen Headbutt Giga Impact 470.2s 17
29. Azelf Confusion Futuresight 426.6s 25
30. Glaceon 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!