Bellsprout is currently featured as a Tier 1 raid boss in Pokémon GO, and it can be caught with the following CP values:
- 543 – 590 CP at Level 20, no weather boost
- 679 – 738 CP at Level 25 with Sunny or Cloudy weather boost
Bellsprout is an original Pokémon and has been available since the beginning. The likliehood of you needing this Pokémon still is extremely low, unless you are a new player and haven’t come across many spawns. It will spawn pretty frequently for mossy lures, but that requires some luck. If you are in need of Bellsprout candy (regular or XL) this is a chance to get some and if you are extremely lucky, you may even find a shiny! Victreebel, its final evolution, and even Weepinbell, the second evolution, are also useful in PvP play.
It is a GrassPoison type Pokémon, which makes it weak to Fire, Ice, , and Psychic type moves. And again it can be shiny!
Bellsprout Raid Counters
Bellsprouts best raid counters are listed below, according to our Pokémon GO DB battle simulator:
|#||Pokemon||Fast Move||Charge Move||Time to win||Deaths|
|1.||Charizard (Mega Y)||Fire Spin Fire||Blast Burn Fire||30.00s||0.00|
|2.||Pidgeot (Mega)||Gust||Brave Bird||34.24s||0.17|
|3.||Charizard (Mega X)||Fire Spin Fire||Blast Burn Fire||36.07s||0.00|
|4.||Houndoom (Mega)||Fire Fang Fire||FlamethrowerFire||35.85s||0.33|
|5.||Mewtwo||Confusion Psychic||Psystrike Psychic||39.57s||0.50|
|6.||Gengar (Mega)||Hex Ghost||Psychic Psychic||42.89s||0.00|
|7.||Slowbro (Mega)||Confusion Psychic||Psychic Psychic||43.35s||0.33|
|8.||Abomasnow (Mega)||Powder Snow Ice||Weather Ball Ice||43.35s||0.33|
|9.||Hoopa (Unbound)||Confusion Psychic||Psychic Psychic||43.14s||0.67|
|10.||Reshiram||Fire Fang Fire||Overheat Fire||44.80s||0.33|
|11.||Moltres||Fire Spin Fire||Sky Attack||49.35s||0.33|
|12.||Chandelure||Fire Spin Fire||Overheat Fire||48.60s||0.67|
|14.||Hoopa||Confusion Psychic||Psychic Psychic||50.02s||0.60|
|15.||Ho-Oh||Extrasensory Psychic||Brave Bird||53.28s||0.00|
|16.||Metagross||Zen headbutt Psychic||Psychic Psychic||52.66s||0.17|
|17.||Victini||Confusion Psychic||V-create Fire||52.82s||0.33|
|18.||Darmanitan||Fire Fang Fire||Overheat Fire||48.39||1.00|
|19.||Alakazam||Psycho Cut Psychic||Psychic Psychic||48.26s||1.00|
|20.||Latios||Zen Headbutt Psychic||Psychic Psychic||51.15s||0.60|
|22.||Mamoswine||Powder Snow Ice||Avalanche Ice||55.05s||0.00|
|23.||Espeon||Confusion Psychic||Psychic Psychic||49.36s||1.00|
|24.||Entei||Fire Fang Fire||Overheat Fire||53.57s||0.33|
|25.||Meloetta||Confusion Psychic||Psyshock Psychic||55.97s||0.00|
|26.||Charizard||Fire Spin Fire||Overheat Fire||55.45s||0.00|
|27.||Heatran||Fire Spin Fire||Flamethrower Fire||55.91s||0.00|
|28.||Darmanitan (Galarian)||Ice Fang Ice||Avalanche Ice||50.68s||1.00|
|29.||Aerodactyl (Mega)||Rock Throw Rock||Rock Slide Rock||57.02s||0.00|
|30.||Salamence||Fire Fang Fire||Fire Blast Fire||56.25s||0.00|
|31.||Blaziken||Fire Spin Fire||Overheat Fire||51.22s||1.00|
|33.||Azelf||Confusion Psychic||Future Sight Psychic||51.11s||1.00|
|34.||Emboar||Ember Fire||Blast Burn Fire||52.62s||1.00|
|35.||Beedrill (Mega)||Bug Bite Bug||Sludge Bomb Poison||52.97s||0.67|
Disclaimer: Since Shadow Pokémon are extremely expensive to power up and require specific events to remove Frustration with a Charge TM, they will NOT be listed as raid counters in this guide. That being said, if you have the shadow form of a listed raid counter Pokémon powered up and TMed, use it.
Bellsprout is fairly easy to take down and shouldn’t take you more than one of the above Pokémon if fully powered up to be successful. If you find yourself without one of the above mentioned Pokémon, all you need to do is bring your strongest Fire, , Ice, or Psychic types.
Stats and Max CP
|Max CP at Level 40 1033 | Max CP at Level 50 1168|
|ATK 139||DEF 61||STA 137|
|Weak to||Strong Against|
|Fire Ice Psychic||Water Grass Fairy Ground Rock|
|Fast Moves||Charge Moves|
Weather will likely only help you out against Bellsprout. Since its strongest counters are mostly fire types, Sunny weather will benefit you more than it does Bellsprout. Its move pool does not offer good coverage and poison type attacks are not super effective against its counters, so even in Cloudy weather, the empowered poison type attacks shouldn’t cause you too much pain.
- Use your best Fire types when in doubt, especially in Sunny weather
- It is possible to encounter a shiny Bellsprout after the raid.
- This raid boss can be taken down solo
- If low on Fire types, use your best and Psychic types
Victreebel (Bellsprout’s evolution) is actually a very strong razor blader in great and ultra league. If you have a good shadow one to use, I definitely suggest raiding for candy to power it up. Weepinbell is a strong contender in great league as well, with access to some useful legacy moves if you have some elite TMs to spare.
In summary, if you need more candy to power up some good PvP Pokémon, then I would suggest to raid a few while you can. However, if you already have your Victreebel or Weepinbell squared away, then you can use your free daily raid pass for that shiny Bellsprout chance. The shiny form is pretty cool!
We hope you found this raid guide useful, happy hunting!