Tuesday, June 10

Ranking the Pokemon: #39- Victreebel

Victreebel has to be a Top 5 Ugliest Pokemon, so it's definitely got that going for it. It looks like a squash/gourd that is horribly spoiled, and it's holding up its side leaves like "Yeah, I'm ugly. Whatcha gonna do?"

What we're going to do, Victreebel, is hope your stats and moveset can make up for your hideous appearance. We're trying to Ugly Duckling this bad boy. So straighten up and fly right.

Statwise, Victreebel has both strong Attack and Special, so it's more resistant against its main weaknesses (Fire, Ice, Psychic...curse you dual Poison-type!). And it can dole out some damage with a variety of Grass-type moves. Well, really just one. But we'll get to that. HP is above average, and Speed is actually really good for a Grass-type. Which means it's below average to right in the middle of the road. Well job, Victree.

As far as moves go, the hideous plant can learn a ton of highly inaccurate but also highly annoying moves, like Stun Spore and Sleep Powder. It can also learn PoisonPowder, which interestingly enough is one word. Why? I do not know. If I was making a 'bel set, though, I'd go with Stun Spore/Sleep Powder, SolarBeam, Reflect and Body Slam/Double-Edge. Might as well take advantage of that useful Attack while shoring up the subpar Defense. Just don't look directly into Victreebel's mouth. Or you might actually die.

Battling Grade: B-

Previously: #40- Machoke 

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