Bellsprout Raid Guide

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Bellsprout GrassPoison

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, Flying, 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 Flying Brave Bird Flying 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 Flying 49.35s 0.33
12. Chandelure Fire Spin Fire Overheat Fire 48.60s 0.67
13. Rayquaza Air Slash Flying Hurricane Flying 52.38 0.00
14. Hoopa Confusion Psychic Psychic Psychic 50.02s 0.60
15. Ho-Oh Extrasensory Psychic Brave Bird Flying 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
21. Yveltal Gust Flying] Psychic Psychic 54.71s 0.00
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
32. Honchkrow Peck Flying Sky Attack Flying 51.08s 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, Flying, Ice, or Psychic types.

Stats and Max CP

Bellsprout GrassPoison
Max CP at Level 40 1033 | Max CP at Level 50 1168
ATK 139 DEF 61 STA 137
Weak to Strong Against
Fire Flying Ice Psychic Water Grass Fairy Ground Rock


Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Acid Poison
  • Vine Whip Grass
  • Power Whip Grass
  • Sludge Bomb Poison
  • Wrap Normal

Weather Influence

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.

Final Notes

  • 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 Flying 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!

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