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Pokemon Stats

333.60 kg Weight
2.40 m Height
Pokemon Max CP
Level 50: 3,922
Level 40: 3,469
Level 25: 2,478 (Raid + Weather)
Level 20: 1,982 (Raid)
Level 15: 1,486 (Research Tasks)
ATK 236
DEF 197
STA 216

PVE Movesets Grades

Quick Charge ATK DEF
A
Show Suboptimal/Unranked Movesets

PVE Offensive Moves Explanation

  • Counter is one of the best Fast Moves in the game, and gets STAB. 
  • Poison Jab lacks STAB and synergy with Buzzwole's Charge Moves outside of Grass-types. 
  • Superpower pairs with Counter, but is a pretty poor move for PvE.
  • Lunge, Fell Stinger, and Power-Up Punch are meant for PvP. 

PVE Overview

Buzzwole sports an interesting Bug/Fighting typing, but is unfortunately about as useful as Heracross due to its largely PvP-focused moveset. At least Heracross provides more utility with its Mega evolution. 

PVP Movesets Grades

Quick Charge ATK
A

PvP Moveset Explanation

Counter or Poison Jab + Lunge and Superpower

Counter is generally preferred due to the more valuable coverage from Fighting-type attacks. Poison Jab has less valuable coverage and lacks STAB, but is still a decent alternative. 

Lunge is one of the most popular Charge Moves among Pokemon that can learn it due to its guaranteed debuff as well as respectable damage. Superpower is chosen for its strong damage for relatively low energy cost, however its self-debuff can be tedious to work with. Power-Up Punch and Fell Stinger are only good if Buzzwole can snowball, as they lack meaningful damage output early on, making them unappealing. 

PvP Rating Explanation

Great League: 3.5 / 5

Buzzwole is somewhat of a limited cup specialist, owing to its powerful moveset and a stat product that's slightly higher than most Fighting types. In Open Great League, it struggles to compete with Medicham, Scrafty, and Toxicroak. They all have either superior stats, coverage, or defensive utility. Buzzwole excels in smashing targets that don't resist it due to the raw parameters of its attacks, but there are many opponents that do resist its entire moveset. It is also still rather fragile compared to many Great League staples.

Ultra League: 4 / 5

Every Pokemon gets tankier in the Ultra League, but Buzzwole appreciates it more because of Lunge. The increased bulk allows Buzzwole to stack the Attack debuff more consistently, enabling to dominate drawn-out matches. The absence of Medicham gives Buzzwole less Fighting-type competition to worry about, although the presence of Giratina does reel Buzzwole back a bit.

Master League: 3.5 / 5

Very few Fighting-type Pokemon have stats that can compare with Buzzwole. Its stat product towers over Conkeldurr and Machamp, is slightly higher than Galarian Zapdos and Kommo-O, and is only outmatched by Zamazenta. Buzzwole is a fairly bulky Counter user, tearing apart Steel- and Dark-type Pokemon with relative ease, and can even go toe to toe with Zacian in an extended battle! Not all is sunshine and rainbows for Buzzwole, however. It still struggles with its lack of coverage and it has to deal with an abundance of hard counters. Like with most Fighting-type Pokemon, fitting Buzzwole onto a team without stacking weaknesses can be challenging.

Fast Moves

12
More Info

Fighting

1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
0.90
0.20
8.89
13.33
16.67
10
More Info

Poison

1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
0.80
0.60
8.75
12.50
15.63

Charge Moves

50
More Info

Fighting

1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.00
0.20
0.00
1.52
25.00
31.25
37.88
50
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Bug

1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.20
0.20
0.00
1.52
22.73
28.41
34.44
55
More Info

Bug

1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.90
0.30
0.00
1.67
18.97
23.71
31.61
85
More Info

Fighting

1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
3.00
0.70
0.00
1.70
28.33
35.42
48.17

Secondary Charge Move Unlock Cost

Candy
Stardust

Other

Buddy Distance 20 km

Pokemon Type Chart

Vulnerable

160% damage
160% damage
256% damage
160% damage

Resistant

62.5% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage

Pokemon Min/Max CP Values

How to use: You need to know your Pokemon's exact level. To find exactly what level your Pokémon is, power up your Pokémon following this chart until you're certain of your level from Stardust cost changes.

A Pokémon's minimum level is 1.

Every time you power up, your Pokémon gains half a level.

StardustLevelMin CPMax CP
20014349
2001.588101
2002134153
2002.5180206
4003226258
4003.5272310
4004318363
4004.5364415
6005410467
6005.5456520
6006501572
6006.5547625
8007593677
8007.5639729
8008685782
8008.5731834
10009777886
10009.5823939
100010869991
100010.59121041
1300119551090
130011.59991140
13001210421189
130012.510861239
16001311291288
160013.511721338
16001412161387
160014.512591437
19001513031486
190015.513461536
19001613901586
190016.514331635
22001714761685
220017.515201734
22001815631784
220018.516071833
25001916501883
250019.516931932
25002017371982
250020.517802031
30002118242081
300021.518672131
30002219112180
300022.519542230
35002319982279
350023.520412329
35002420852378
350024.521282428
40002521712478
400025.522152527
40002622582577
400026.523022626
45002723452676
450027.523892725
45002824322775
450028.524762825
50002925192874
500029.525622924
50003026062973
500030.526282998
60003126493023
600031.526713048
60003226933072
600032.527143097
70003327363122
700033.527583147
70003427803171
700034.528013196
80003528233221
800035.528453246
80003628663271
800036.528883295
90003729103320
900037.529323345
90003829533370
900038.529753394
100003929973419
1000039.530183444
100004030403469
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