Roserade: Best Moveset, Weaknesses & Counters, Stats, and Evolution

Roserade Pokémon: Stats, Evolution, Best Moveset, Weaknesses & Counters

The world of Pokémon has been a growing phenomenon since 1996, when the first pair of video games came out in stores. Today, there are almost 900 individual Pokémon identified by the PokéDex and in this article, we are going to tell you everything you need to know about one of them – Roserade.

Roserade is a dual-type Grass/Poison Pokémon introduced in Generation IV. of the core video games. It is the second and final evolution form of Budew, a baby Pokémon introduced in Generation IV. Budew first evolves into Roselia, which, in turn, evolves into Roserade when exposed to the Shiny Stone. It is weak only to Fire-, Ice-, Flying-, and Psychic-type moves, and is super effective against Ground-, Rock-, Water-, Grass-, and Fairy-type Pokémon. It is not immune to any moves.

In this article, we are going to tell you all the information you’ll need if you want to breed a Roserade in any of the games. You’ll find out about its type, its powers, its strengths and weaknesses, its evolutions, and its moves. We’re going to focus on both the core games, as well as other popular video games based on the Pokémon franchise.

Best moveset

Roserade: Best Moveset, Weaknesses & Counters, Stats, and Evolution

In the PokémonGO videogame, the best moves for your Roserade are Poison Jab and Solar Beam if you’re battling Pokémon in Gyms. Namely, this moveset gives you the highest total DPS and is, likewise, the best moveset for PVP battles. The official description for Poison Jab reveals the following: “The target is stabbed with a tentacle, arm, or the like steeped in poison. This may also poison the target”; as for Solar Beam, the attack is described as follows: “In this two-turn attack, the user gathers light, then blasts a bundled beam on the next turn.”

Weaknesses and Counters

As a dual Grass and Poison-type Pokémon, Roserade is weak against Fire-, Ice-, Flying-, and Psychic-type moves, and is super effective against Ground-, Rock-, Water-, Grass-, and Fairy-type Pokémon. It is not immune to any specific type. It receives normal damage from Normal-, Poison-, Ground-, Rock-, Bug-, Ghost-, Steel-, Dragon, and Dark-type moves.

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Roserade’s Stats, based on the most recent available data, are:

StatsBase StatsMin-MinMaxMax+Min-MinMaxMax+
HP60135 167 261 324 
Special Attack125130145177194257286349383
Special Defense105112125157172221246309339

In Pokémon GO, Roserade has a Base Stamina of 155, a Base Attack of 243, and a Base Defense of 178.

As for its abilities, they are:

  • Nature Cure: All status conditions heal when the Pokémon switches out. (or)
  • Poison Point: Contact with the Pokémon may poison the attacker.
  • Technician: Powers up the Pokémon’s weaker moves. (Hidden Ability)


Roserade was first introduced in Generation IV as the second and final evolution of Budew. Budew first evolves into Roselia, when it has a high-enough Friendship level with the trainer and during the daytime, and then into Roserade when exposed to the Shiny Stone. Roserade has no regional variants nor additional forms, so this is the only form you can obtain.

Roserade: Best Moveset, Weaknesses & Counters, Stats, and Evolution

In Pokémon GO, Roserade is also obtained by first evolving Budew into Roselia, for which you need 25 Budew Candy, and after that, Roselia to Roserade, for which you need 100 Budew Candy and a Sinnoh Stone.


As of Generation VIII, the movies that Roserade can learn are:

  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Roserade
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Roserade
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII

By leveling up

 Level  Move  Type  Cat.  Pwr.  Acc.  PP
1Grassy TerrainGrassStatus—%10
1Poison StingPoisonPhysical15100%35
1Venom DrenchPoisonStatus100%20
1Mega DrainGrassSpecial40100%15
1Leech SeedGrassStatus90%10
1Magical LeafGrassSpecial60—%20
1Toxic SpikesPoisonStatus—%20
1Sweet ScentNormalStatus100%20
1Giga DrainGrassSpecial75100%10
1Petal BlizzardGrassPhysical90100%15
1Petal DanceGrassSpecial120100%10
1Stun SporeGrassStatus75%30
1Worry SeedGrassStatus100%10


 TM  Move  Type  Cat.  Pwr.  Acc.  PP 
TM07Pin MissileBugPhysical2595%20
TM08Hyper BeamNormalSpecial15090%5
TM09Giga ImpactNormalPhysical15090%5
TM10Magical LeafGrassSpecial60—%20
TM11Solar BeamGrassSpecial120100%10
TM28Giga DrainGrassSpecial75100%10
TM33Rain DanceWaterStatus—%5
TM34Sunny DayFireStatus—%5
TM46Weather BallNormalSpecial50100%10
TM50Bullet SeedGrassPhysical25100%30
TM88Grassy TerrainGrassStatus—%10
TR00Swords DanceNormalStatus—%20
TR01Body SlamNormalPhysical85100%15
TR22Sludge BombPoisonSpecial90100%10
TR27Sleep TalkNormalStatus—%10
TR33Shadow BallGhostSpecial80100%15
TR54Toxic SpikesPoisonStatus—%20
TR57Poison JabPoisonPhysical80100%20
TR59Seed BombGrassPhysical80100%15
TR65Energy BallGrassSpecial90100%10
TR71Leaf StormGrassSpecial13090%5
TR72Power WhipGrassPhysical12085%10
TR77Grass KnotGrassSpecial100%20
TR91Venom DrenchPoisonStatus100%20
TR92Dazzling GleamFairySpecial80100%10

By transfer from another generation

 Move  Type  Cat.  Pwr.  Acc.  PP 
Captivate ×NormalStatus100%20
Double TeamNormalStatus—%15
Flash ×NormalStatus100%20
Frustration ×NormalPhysical100%20
Fury CutterBugPhysical4095%20
Grass Whistle ×GrassStatus55%15
Hidden Power ×NormalSpecial60100%15
Laser FocusNormalStatus—%30
Mind ReaderNormalStatus—%5
Natural Gift ×NormalPhysical100%15
Nature PowerNormalStatus—%20
Psych UpNormalStatus—%10
Return ×NormalPhysical100%20
Secret Power ×NormalPhysical70100%20
Water Sport ×WaterStatus—%15

In Pokémon GO, Roserade can learn Poison Jab, Razor Leaf, and Bullet Seed as Fast Attacks, and Solar Beam, Sludge Bomb, Dazzling Gleam, Grass Knot, Leaf Storm, and Weather Ball (Fire) as Charged Attacks. Some of these attacks depend on when you caught and evolved your Roserade, as they are event-only attacks.

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