USER GUIDE | Submitted by marcosm8 on March 14 2017
After the Poliwrath vs Politoed duel, we should have another duel, this time the turn is for Vileplume to face Bellossom. Again, we will analyze both options individually and then compare them with the current Gym meta in mind.
Do note that both Bellossom and Vileplume require 100 Oddish candy, and Bellossom needs a Sun Stone also. Keep that in mind as we compare these two contenders.
Pokémon GO Vileplume
Vileplume typing is dual (Grass and Poison) and it comes with the following stats:
|45||Vileplume grass poison||2367||202||170||150|
Vileplume is a rather good attacker, but is still less powerful than other Grass Pokemon like Venusaur and Exeggutor.
Looking at all the possible Vileplume movesets, we see that you want any movesets with Petal Blizzard and Solar Beam, so the chance to get a good one is really high.
Bellossom in Pokémon GO
Bellossom typing is only Grass and if a quick glance at the stats table shows it is only better at defense:
However, unlike Vileplume, Bellossom can’t learn Solar Beam which is a huge disadvantage.
Leaf Blade is not really a good move, so we have less chances to get a good moveset. Here is the entire list of all possible Bellossom movesets:
|Razor leaf Grass||Petal blizzard Grass||13/110||27.65||34.60|
|Acid Poison||Petal blizzard Grass||9/110||26.80||32.10|
|Razor leaf Grass||Leaf blade Grass||13/70||21.10||26.40|
|Acid Poison||Leaf blade Grass||9/70||20.25||23.90|
|Razor leaf Grass||Dazzling gleam Fairy||13/100||20.80||22.45|
|Acid Poison||Dazzling gleam Fairy||9/100||19.95||19.95|
Because of it’s low CP, fairly average stats and low chances to get a good moveset, we will not see this Pokemon commonly in gyms. There are better options everywhere.
Vileplume vs Bellossom
Vileplume has better stats, higher CP, access to better moves and simply a better overall position in the meta, so the answer is pretty clear: Vileplume is much better than Bellossom in every role.
Also I have been testing both of them in gyms, and I can reaffirm the analysis done in this guide. Personally didn’t expect that Bellossom is going to be better than Vileplume, but I was surprised to see that it is not even close!
So, keep your Odish candies for evolving Gloom to Vileplume, and after seeing the GO Hub’s Sun Stone guide, it’s recommended to save your Sun Stones for future generations.