Pokemon Go: Should You Choose Vileplume or Bellossom?

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The latest shiny Pokemon to come to Pokemon Go is Oddish. Players are going to be running around for the better part of a week, adding this new Pokemon to their collection. While it’s a big swing towards their next roster pick, players are also curious about how they should evolve Oddish and what route they should take them. They have a choice between Vileplume and Bellossom, and both are excellent choices.

Should You Choose Vileplume or Bellossom in Pokemon Go?


Vileplume is the classic Oddish evolution. It first showed up during the first generation. In Pokemon Go, you’re going to find this creature has a maximum attack power of 202, with a defense of 167. Its overall stamina can reach 181, with a Max CP of 2559. It’s a Grass and Poison-type, meaning it’s going to rely on having resistances against poison to give it a one-up boost from Bellossom, which is purely a Grass-type.

The best moves you’re going to find for this creature are the Razor Leaf and Sludge Bomb moves. Overall, it’s going to have a higher attack, but lower defense. It’s also significantly larger.


When generation two came out, trainers had to option to evolve their Gloom into a Bellossom, a prettier Grass-type Pokemon than the flower-headed Vileplume. In Pokemon Go, you need to know this Pokemon’s maximum attack reaches 169, has a defense of 186, and stamina of 181. It can reach a maximum CP of 2281. It’s a pure Grass-type, meaning it’s going to take more damage from poison attacks, unlike Vileplume.

Despite being a pure Grass-type, Bellossom can learn Acid, which is useful. It can also learn Leaf Blade, which is one of its better moves. Overall, it has a higher defense than Vileplume, with a lower attack and overall CP. When Bellossom is in Sunny weather, it’s going to a receive a boost

Which Do You Choose?

Overall, more trainers are likely going to choose Bellossom over Vileplume. While Vileplume may have a higher attack, Bellossom’s potential movesets are going to benefit it the most. You can get it to learn Acid, Leaf Blade, Razor Leaf, Petal Blizzard, or Dazzling Gleam. Depending on what you’re going for, you can choose how to best mix and match these choices. Some of the better ones damage-wise are going to Acid with Leaf Blade, and Razor Leaf with Leaf Blade.

You can always choose to go both, though, if you catch two shiny Oddish in Pokemon Go. You may want to select Bellossom for your first choice, especially if you’re starting to run out of room in your backpack.