Want to know about the best movesets and counters for Venomoth in Pokemon Go? Venomoth is a Pokémon-moth Bug and Poison-type native to the Kanto region. Venomoth is one of the oldest Bug-type Pokémon, as its first appearance dates back to the first season of the Pokémon anime and, not surprisingly, Venomoth was the first generation Pokémon in Pokémon Go. This Pokémon featured in countless events, and players have had many opportunities to get it in their collection. To get Venomoth, you must evolve Venonat by spending 50 candies, or you can catch Venomoth in the wild or on a raid. If you already have Venomoth in your collection or are just looking to get it, you should know about the best movesets and counters for Venomoth in Pokemon Go.
The Best Movesets for Venomoth in Pokemon Go
Although Venomoth looks like a weak Pokémon, its abilities and characteristics are enough to be called an intermediate-level Pokémon. It fights well in 1-3 star raids and can defeat many Team Rocket Go Pokémon. As a Bug and Poison-type Pokémon, Venomoth is resistant to Poison, Bug, Fairy, Fighting, and Grass-type attacks. Attacks of these types deal 63% damage to Venomoth while Fighting and Grass-type only deal 39% damage.
Venomoth’s maximum CP can be as high as 2354, slightly below the average in-game Pokémon. Venomoth also has a lot of good and powerful movesets among which you can choose the ones you need. The best movesets for Venomoth in Pokemon Go are Bug Bite and Bug Buzz, with an average DPS of 10.07. Although you can also use the following movesets, which are only slightly worse than the best:
- Infestation and Bug Buzz (DPS 9.87)
- Confusion and Bug Buzz (DPS 9.73)
- Infestation and Psychic (DPS 9.64)
The Best Counters for Venomoth in Pokemon Go
While Venomoth isn’t very popular with Pokemon trainers, sometimes you’ll encounter him at Gyms or Raid Gyms, in which case you’ll need to be aware of his weaknesses to win fast. As a Bug and Poison-type Pokémon, Venomoth is vulnerable to Flying, Rock, Fire, and Psychic-type attacks. All of these types of attacks are equally effective against Venomoth as they deal 160% damage. Based on all of the above, you should use Pokémon against Venomoth, that have resistance to Bug and Poison attacks and owns attack types of his vulnerabilities. But the best counters for Venomoth in Pokemon Go are the following Pokemon:
- Calyrex: Confusion, Psychic.
- Hoopa: Confusion, Psychic.
- Mewtwo: Ponfusion, Psychic.
- Darmanitan: Fire Fang, Overheat.
- Chandelure: Incinerate, Overheat.
- Alakazam: Confusion, Psychic.
- Volcarona: Fire Spin, Overheat.
- Rampardos: Smack Down, Rock Slide.
- Espeon: Confusion, Psychic.
- Staraptor: Gust, Brave Bird.