Pokémon GO Budew is a Grass and Poison type Pokémon, which evolves into the Generation 3 Pokémon, Roselia. It requires 25 candy to evolve, in line with almost all other 1st to 2nd stage evolutions.
Budew has a MAX CP of 856, with an ATK of 91, DEF of 109 and STA of 120, meaning it is not a meta-relevant Pokémon, but rather a collectible with the potential for evolving later.
Budew, Roselia, and Roserade all have a Buddy distance of 3km. There will most likely be rarer and more meta-relevant Pokémon whose candy will be much more valuable, so be sure to weigh this up before making Budew, Roselia, or Roserade your Buddy. Having said that, Roserade is one of the most powerful Grass type Pokémon in the game at the moment, so this could be a very justifiable reason for making one of its family your buddy.
As with other ‘baby’ Pokémon from the Sinnoh region, Budew is currently hatchable from 7km eggs. The maximum CP for a hatched Budew is 489.
Budew is currently only obtainable from eggs, however, if it ever appeared in the wild it would receive a weather boost from Sunny or Cloudy weather. Any Budew with a CP of 735 or over would have been boosted beyond level 30 by the weather and would have a maximum capture CP of 795 when boosted.
Raid Boss Potential
Budew isn’t likely to be a Raid Boss; no baby Pokémon have ever been Raid Bosses in Pokémon Go, so far. If for any reason it was, it’s maximum Raid capture CP would be 437, or 547 if weather boosted.
Shiny Budew’s difference in color is quite noticeable; The rosebud on top of its head is yellow instead of green and the petal under its face is purple instead of green.
One other interesting feature of Budew is that, if you tap it in-game, its animation is to open the bud on top of its head, revealing the blue and red petals of the roses that Roselia will eventually have on the ends of its arms once evolved. Within Budew’s shiny form, however, the concealed petals are purple and black, the color of the roses on shiny Roselia’s arms…
Pokédex Entries and Facts
Budew’s Pokédex entries from various games:
- Over the winter, it closes its bud and endures the cold. In spring, the bud opens and releases pollen.
- It lives alongside clear ponds. It scatters pollen that induces harsh sneezing and runny noses.
- Sensitive to changing temperature, the bud is said to bloom when it feels the sun’s warm touch.