Venonat 100% perfect IV stats, shiny Venonat preview in Pokémon Go

This week’s Featured Hour is all of the Bug Pokémon. It’s true that there are plenty of Insectoid Pokemon out there, since Bug is a type, but this event is a great opportunity to catch a perfect Venonat in Pokemon Go.

Venonat and its evolution Venomoth are interesting choices for Spotlight Hour, not because they’re good (they’re not really), but they do give this little insect with its cute compound eyes a brief chance to shine. But, if you’re really not a fan of bugs, maybe don’t open Pokémon Go, between 6 pm and 7 pm (local time) this Tuesday…

This week’s Featured Hour comes with the recurring double candy catch bonus; although you probably won’t need Venonat Candy, remember that it applies to all Pokémon, including research rewards and raid bosses.

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Venonat’s 100% Perfect IV Stats

This week’s Featured Hour is a great opportunity to catch a Venonat with perfect IV stats.


“Perfect” means two things in Pokémon Go, depending on how you plan to use a given Pokémon. First, there’s the max build, 100% IV, which is the 15/15/15 you’re looking for for your Pokédex 4*, raids, and Master League. However, because of how CP is calculated using three stats, a perfect Pokemon IV is usually just the best version of itself in Master League.

Of course, you can’t see a Pokemon’s IV without catching it first, but with a bit of research beforehand, you can quickly spot a perfect Venonat based solely on CP.

If you’re level 30 (or higher), you’ll ideally be looking for the following CPs for a perfect 15/15/15 Venonat:

  • Level 30 (Max Wild CP) – 860 CP
  • Level 35 (Weather Boosted Wild Max CP) – 932 CP
  • The wild CP value aligns with your trainer level until you reach level 30, and since the majority of the player base is now above this level, we’ve kept these values ​​for the sake of simplicity. However, these values ​​will be different if you are currently below level 30.

    Is Venomoth good at PvP?

    No. It’s pretty awful. Bug-type Pokémon have a hard time in Pokémon Go as it stands, and Venomoth simply doesn’t have the stats or attacks to be anything but an odd case in some metas. And even then, it’s only viable in Grand League, thanks to a perfect 15/15/15 cap at CP 2354.

    Poisonous moth.

    If you’re desperate to run Venomoth, you’re looking for Infestation (Fast), Poison Fang (Charged), and Bug Buzz (Charged). Infestation is a quick charge fast move, allowing you to get to your Poison Fang faster; This debuff spam will strip away the opponent’s defense by one level, making him quite annoying, to say the least. If you need it, Bug Buzz is there as a cover nuke.

    In Great League this means wins against Venusaur, Medicham, Umbreon, Scrafty, and Azumarill. Meanwhile, losses will come from Noctowl, Lanturn, Sableye, Alolan Ninetales, and Trevenant.

    In Ultra League, Venomoth will still beat Venusaur, along with Obstagoon, Sylveon, Cresselia, and Scrafty. He will quickly lose to Giratina, Charizard, Walrein, Trevenant, and Swampert.

    Don’t try to run Venomoth in Master League. You will not win.

    Pokemon Go Fest Global 2023 is almost here and the Noxious Swamp event is live! Elsewhere in Hidden Gem Season we’ve seen the release of Routes, Zygarde, and a new season of Go Battle League. Be sure to compete in Shadow Raids, use Daily Adventure Incense for a chance to run into Galarian Articuno, Galarian Zapdos, and Galarian Moltres. This incense can also give you encounters with other rare Pokémon in Pokémon Go.

    Is there a shiny Venonat in Pokémon Go?

    Yes, as with all Kanton Pokémon, there is a shiny Venonat in Pokémon Go. In this case, the shiny Venonat joined the game in February 2020 as part of their Community Day event!

    Everything in the Venonat evolution line is a Bug/Poison-type Pokémon. (Image credit:

    What does the shiny Venonat look like?

    As you can see below, the brilliant Venonat can be distinguished mainly by the color of its eyes. Instead of the usual glowing red color, Venonat has large blue compound eyes.

    Thanks to YouTube user Jonno Plays for the Let’s Go games preview. Skip to 7:24 for an encounter with a shiny Venomoth!

    Shiny Venomoth continues the blue theme by swapping out his light purple for a stunning shade of blue. The Gen 1 shinys were pretty hit and miss with their simple color changes, but this is one of the original 150 Pokémon that actually looks so much better as a shiny!

    Other tips for this hour of attention

    In addition to trying to catch a shiny Venonat in Pokémon Go, there are a couple of other good reasons to participate in this week’s Featured Hour:

    • The best reason is of course the double catch candy bonus that runs for the whole hour. This gives you a chance to collect candy twice as fast as usual, and each Venonat caught will give up to 13 candy if you use a Pinap/Silver Berry with a Mega Evolved Pokemon of the same type, instead of the basic three.
    • This bonus also extends to your research rewards. Remember, you don’t need to catch these Pokémon when you complete the task; if you run away, you can “bank” up to 200 Pokémon for times like this, or whenever you want to max out a Star Piece or Lucky Egg bonus.
    • If you’re a newcomer, this Featured Hour is the perfect time to collect enough Venonat Candy to fully evolve this Pokémon and add its evolution to your Pokédex.
    • Since Venonat is a Bug/Poison type, catching a bunch during this Featured Hour will add progress to their respective catch bonus medals.

    Spotlight Hour events only last one hour: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm (local time). Next week’s featured hour celebrates Tentacool and brings back the double transfer Candy bonus, which will be vital ahead of Go Fest Global! Be sure to start tagging which Pokémon you want to transfer now so you can empty your storage before the event.

    Good luck finding a perfect Venonat!

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