Budew can have one of two Abilities: Natural Cure, which heals any status conditions that it may have become afflicted with; or Poison Point, an Ability that has a 30% chance of poisoning an opponent that uses an attack that requires physical contact against a Pokémon with this Ability, except for another Poison Type or a Steel Type, or a Pokémon that has the Immunity Ability.
A third Ability is available to Budew from the Dream World, the Leaf Guard Ability. This Ability heals all stats problems when the weather is strong sunlight, either due to the Drought Ability or the move Sunny Day.
Budew can evolve into Roselia by the trainer forming a strong bond with the Pokémon and levelling up during the Daytime; known as a Friendship Evolution. It can evolve a second time into Roserade when a Shiny Stone is used on it.
Budew is in the Undiscovered Egg Group, meaning that it cannot breed. A Budew can still hatch from an egg if the parent Roselia or Roserade was holding a Rose Incense while breeding, an Egg that takes approximately 5,120 Steps to hatch. It takes Budew 1,059,860 Experience Points to reach Level 100.
Budew takes on the appearance of a green bud that has two smaller buds on its head.
Budew doesn't have any gender differences to differentiate between male and female.
Budew appears at Route 204, 212, Eterna Forest and the Safari Game. Diamond and Pearl. In Platinum, Budew appears at Route 204, the North End of Route 205, Route 208, and Eterna Forest. Budew appears at Ilex Forest and Viridian Forest in Heart Gold and Soul Silver when Sinnoh Sound plays on the Poké Gear's Radio (Thursdays), and in two Safari Zone areas: Rocky Beach and Forest. Rocky Beach requires a placement of 18 Forest Objects, whereas the Forest requires the placement of 24 Plains Objects. In both cases, no waiting in terms of days is required for Budew to appear.
In the second round of Mystery Dungeon games, titled Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Budew appears on the first five floors of Apple Woods and the first four floors of Oran Forest. Budew is exclusive to Dungeon Stormy Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3. It appears at Dubious Hill 3F-6F.
Budew appears at Union Road and Peril Cliff in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia. Budew also appears at the Mitonga Road Crossroads on Mitonga Island in Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs in the Present. Budew does not appear in the past missions.
Trading Card Game
Budew only appears in two sets, listed as an Uncommon Card in the Diamond and Pearl & Stormfront decks.
Budew's Manga info is unknown at this time.
Budew is listed in the NFE, or Not Fully Evolved Tier of Competitive Battling as it is a first-stage Pokémon.
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