Luxray < Budew > Roserade

Species Type
Bud Pokemon Grass.pngPoison.png
Number Ability
#406 Natural Cure/Poison Point
Leaf Guard
Height Weight
0'8" (0.2m) 2.6 lbs. (1.2kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50% Female: 50%
Evolves From Evolves Into
None Roselia
Egg Group Catch Rate
Undiscovered 255
Tier EV Yield
NFE 1 Special Attack Point

Budew (スボミー) is the 26th Pokémon in the Sinnoh Pokédex. It is a Grass/Poison Type, and is known as the Bud Pokémon.

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.


[edit] Biology

[edit] Physiology

Budew takes on the appearance of a green bud that has two smaller buds on its head.

[edit] Gender Differences

Budew doesn't have any gender differences to differentiate between male and female.

[edit] Game Information

[edit] Original Games

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.

Budew appears at White Forest in Pokémon White. The only way to obtain a Budew in Black 2 and White 2 is to breed a Roselia or Roserade that is holding a Rose Incense.

[edit] Spin-off Games

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.

Budew appears at the Arcane Area's Lakeshore in PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond after befriending Azurill. To befriend Budew you'll have to speak to it.

[edit] Trading Card Game

Budew only appears in two sets, listed as an Uncommon Card in the Diamond and Pearl & Stormfront decks.

[edit] Anime/Manga Information

[edit] Anime

A Trainer named Nando used a Budew in the episode Dawn of a New Era, which would happen to be the first battle for Dawn and her Piplup.

[edit] Movies

Another trainer used a Budew in the film Arceus and the Jewel of Life. Wild Budew appeared in the films The Rise of Darkrai and Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

[edit] Manga

Budew's Manga info is unknown at this time.

[edit] Pokémon Information

[edit] Competitive Battling

Budew is listed in the NFE, or Not Fully Evolved Tier of Competitive Battling as it is a first-stage Pokémon.

[edit] Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Diamond/Pearl 10%
Great Marsh (all areas)
Route 204
Eterna Forest
Route 212 (North)
Platinum 15%
Route 204 (Morning & Night)
Route 208(Night)
Route 204 (Day)
Route 205 (North; Morning & Night)
Route 208 (Morning & Day)
Eterna Forest (Morning & Night)
Platinum 38%
Route 205 (North; Day)
Eterna Forest (Day)
Heart Gold/Soul Silver Unknown% Safari Zone: Rocky Beach (Place 18 Forest Objects, 0 Day Wait)
Safari Zone: Forest (Place 24 Plains Objects, 0 Day Wait)
Heart Gold/Soul Silver 20% (Sinnoh Sound) Ilex Forest
Viridian Forest
Black None PokéTransfer, Dream World, or Trade from White
White Unknown% White Forest
Black2/White2 None Breed Roselia/Roserade

[edit] Pokédex Entries

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokedex Entry
Pokémon Red N/A
Pokémon Blue N/A
Pokémon Yellow N/A

II Pokémon Gold N/A
II Pokémon Silver N/A
II Pokémon Crystal N/A

III Pokémon Ruby N/A
III Pokémon Sapphire N/A
III Pokémon Emerald N/A
III Pokémon FireRed N/A
III Pokémon LeafGreen N/A

IV Pokémon Diamond Over the winter, it closes its bud and endures the cold. In spring, the bud opens and releases pollen.
IV Pokémon Pearl It lives alongside clear ponds. It scatters pollen that induces harsh sneezing and runny noses.
IV Pokémon Platinum Sensitive to changing temperature, the bud is said to bloom when it feels the sun's warm touch.
IV Pokémon HeartGold When it feels the sun's warm touch, it opens its bud to release pollen. It lives alongside clear pools.
IV Pokémon SoulSilver When it feels the sun's warm touch, it opens its bud to release pollen. It lives alongside clear pools.

V Pokémon Black Sensitive to changing temperature, the bud is said to bloom when it feels the sun's warm touch.
V Pokémon White Sensitive to changing temperature, the bud is said to bloom when it feels the sun's warm touch.
V Pokémon Black 2 Sensitive to changing temperatures, the bud blooms when it's warm, releasing toxic pollen.
V Pokémon White 2 Sensitive to changing temperatures, the bud blooms when it's warm, releasing toxic pollen.

VI Pokémon X
VI Pokémon Y

[edit] Pokéathlon Statistics


[edit] Statistics

Base Stats
- 190 284 -
58 65 159 174
67 75 169 185
Sp. Atk
94 105 199 218
Sp. Def
130 145 239 262
103 115 209 229

[edit] Moves

[edit] Via Level-Up

Level Move Type Power Acc% Class
Start Absorb Grass.png 20 100 Special
4 Growth Normal.png N/A N/A Status
7 Water Sport Water.png N/A N/A Status
10 Stun Spore Grass.png N/A 75 Status
13 Mega Drain Grass.png 40 100 Special
16 Worry Seed Grass.png N/A 100 Status

[edit] Via TM/HM

TM/HM No. Move Type Power Acc% Class
TM06 Toxic Poison.png -- 90 Status
TM09 Venoshock Poison.png 65 100 Special
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.png 60 100 Special
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.png -- -- Status
TM17 Protect Normal.png -- -- Status
TM18 Rain Dance Water.png -- -- Status
TM21 Frustration Normal.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM22 Solarbeam Grass.png 120 100 Special
TM27 Return Normal.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost.png 80 100 Special
TM32 Double Team Normal.png -- -- Status
TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison.png 90 100 Special
TM42 Facade Normal.png 70 100 Physical
TM44 Rest Psychic.png -- -- Status
TM45 Attract Normal.png -- 100 Status
TM48 Round Normal.png 60 100 Special
TM53 Energy Ball Grass.png 90 100 Special
TM70 Flash Normal.png -- 100 Status
TM75 Swords Dance Normal.png -- -- Status
TM77 Psych Up Normal.png -- -- Status
TM86 Grass Knot Grass.png  ?? 100 Special
TM87 Swagger Normal.png -- 90 Status
TM90 Substitute Normal.png -- -- Status
HM01 Cut Normal.png 50 95 Physical

[edit] Via Breeding

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Spikes Ground.png -- --% Status
Synthesis Grass.png -- --% Status
Pin Missile Bug.png 14 85% Physical
Cotton Spore Grass.png -- 100% Status
Sleep Powder Grass.png -- 75% Status
Razor Leaf Grass.png 55 95% Physical
Mind Reader Normal.png -- --% Status
Leaf Storm Grass.png 140 90% Special
Extrasensory Psychic.png 80 100% Special
Seed Bomb Grass.png 80 100% Physical
Giga Drain Grass.png 75 100% Special
Natural Gift Grass.png  ?? 100% Physical
Grasswhistle Grass.png -- 55% Status

[edit] Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Covet Normal.png 60 100% Physical
Giga Drain Grass.png 75 100% Special
Seed Bomb Grass.png 80 100% Physical
Sleep Talk Normal.png -- --% Status
Snore Normal.png 40 100% Special
Synthesis Grass.png -- --% Status
Uproar Normal.png 90 100% Special
Worry Seed Grass.png -- 100% Status

[edit] Generation IV Exclusive Moves

[edit] Via TM/HM

[edit] Via Move Tutor (Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver)

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Swift Normal.png 60 --% Special
Mud-Slap Ground.png 20 100% Special

[edit] Evolution Line

Evolution Line
Budew Roselia Roserade
Friendship Evolution (Daytime) -- Shiny Stone

[edit] Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages

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