Venonat (Pokémon)

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Parasect #047: Parasect
Pokémon
#049: Venomoth Venomoth
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Venonat (disambiguation).
Venonat
Insect Pokémon
コンパン
Kongpang
#048
Venonat



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Bug Poison
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
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Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Compound Eyes or Tinted Lens Cacophony
Cacophony
Run Away
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
190 (35.2%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Bug
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
3'03" 1.0 m
Venonat
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Weight
66.1 lbs. 30.0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
75
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
61
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
Venonat
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
1
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
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0
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0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
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0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
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HP
0
Atk
0
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0
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0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body12.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F048.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Purple
Base friendship
70
External Links

Venonat (Japanese: コンパン Kongpang) is a dual-type Bug/Poison Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

It evolves into Venomoth starting at level 31.

Biology

Venonat using its "Radar Eye" to find Team Rocket's truck

Venonat is an insectoid Pokémon with a spherical body covered in purple fur. The fur releases a toxic liquid and it spreads when shaken violently off their bodies. A pink pincer-like mouth with two teeth, stubby forepaws, and a pair of two-toed feet are visible through its fur. Its limbs are light tan. There is also a pair of white antennae sprouting from the top of its head. However, the most prominent feature on its face are its large, red compound eyes. Venonat's highly developed eyes act as radar units and can shoot powerful beams.

Venonat can be found in dense temperate forests, where it will sleep in the hole of a tree until nightfall. It sleeps throughout the day because the small insects it feeds on appear only at night. Both Venonat and its prey are attracted to bright lights.

In the anime

Venonat in the anime

Major appearances

Tracey's Venonat

Tracey has a Venonat, which he commonly uses to see things at night. It debuted in The Lost Lapras as the first Pokémon used by Tracey, though it was only one of two owned by him before he met Ash.

Other

Two Venonat appeared in The Ninja Poké-Showdown, with one under the ownership of Koga and the other under the ownership of Aya. Koga's evolved into a Venomoth in the same episode. Aya's Venonat reappeared in Ariados, Amigos!.

In Camping It Up!, Conway trained a Venonat during the Pokémon Summer Academy. He then used it in a battle against a Grimer that Dawn was temporarily using. After Grimer used Poison Gas as a Counter Shield, the battle ended in a draw.

In Leading a Stray!, multiple Venonat assisted a Luxio in its efforts to help a Wailmer trapped in the sewers.

Minor appearances

Venonat debuted in Pokémon Fashion Flash as one of the Pokémon seen on Scissor Street.

A Venonat appeared in The Kangaskhan Kid.

A Venonat appeared in A Chansey Operation.

In Pikachu's Vacation, a Venonat was at the Pokémon Theme Park.

In Mewtwo Strikes Back, a Trainer's Venonat was defeated by Mewtwo while it was serving Giovanni.

In Friends to the End, a Trainer's Venonat was at the closing ceremonies of the Indigo Plateau Conference.

In In the Pink, multiple pink Venonat were living Pinkan Island.

In Tricks of the Trade, a Venonat was at the Pokémon Swap Meet in Palmpona.

In Beauty and the Breeder, a Pokémon Breeder's Venonat participated in a Pokémon breeding competition.

In The Heartbreak of Brock, a Venonat was living at Temacu's father's lab.

A Venonat appeared in Celebi: The Voice of the Forest.

In Fangs for Nothin', a Venonat lived on the Dragon Holy Land.

In Training Daze, a Venonat was partnered with two Team Rocket trainees.

In Gonna Rule The School!, the Pokémon Trainers' School lent a Venonat to the school's underage students for use in lessons.

In Saved by the Beldum, a Trainer's Venonat was seen during the Ever Grande Conference.

A Venonat appeared in the opening sequence of Lucario and the Mystery of Mew.

In The Saffron Con, a Coordinator's Venonat was taken by Team Rocket. In the next episode, it competed in the Saffron City Pokémon Contest.

A Venonat appeared in The Green Guardian.

A Coordinator's Venonat appeared in What I Did for Love!.

In Once More With Reeling!, a Coordinator's two Venonat competed in the Terracotta Contest.

In A Trainer and Child Reunion!, a Venonat lives in the forest where Aaron's training center was located at.

A Venonat appeared in To Thine Own Pokémon Be True!.

In Coming Full-Festival Circle!, a Venonat listened as Nando played his music.

A Trainer's Venonat appeared in I Choose You!.

Two Venonat appeared in The Power of Us, with one appearing as a shadowy figure.

In Working My Way Back to Mew!, Goh caught a Venonat. It has since made further appearances in Pokémon Journeys: The Series.

In a flashback in There's a New Kid in Town!, three Venonat approached a young Chloe in a playground and caused her to cry. They were then chased off by Yamper.

Five Venonat appeared in Trade, Borrow, and Steal!, with one under the ownership of a Trainer and the rest being wild.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP032 Venonat Ash's Pokédex Venonat, a Bug Pokémon. Its eyes function as radar, allowing it to see in the dark.

In the manga

The Electric Tale of Pikachu

Melanie took care of a Venonat in Pikachu's Excellent Adventure.

Pokémon Adventures

Venonat debuted in Wake Up—You're Snorlax! as a wild Pokémon, while Red partook in a bike race that started in Route 11.

A Venonat appeared in The Last Battle XIII as one of the Pokémon sent to participate in the fight in Ilex Forest.

A Venonat appeared in the Trick Master's flashback in The Final Battle V, where it was one of the Pokémon calmed down by the homeland soil.

A Venonat appeared in Clobbering Claydol, under the ownership of a Camper.

A Venonat appeared in Out-Odding Oddish, under the ownership of a Pokéathlon participant.

Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All

A Venonat appeared in A Match For Pokémon.

A Venonat appeared in The Trial for Moltres.

A Venonat appeared in GDZ21.

A Venonat appeared in GDZ23.

A Venonat appeared in GDZ34.

A Venonat appeared in GDZ36.

Pokémon Zensho

A Venonat appeared in Cinnabar Island where Blaine yelled at it for sitting on his head.

In the TCG

Main article: Venonat (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

Generation I Kanto
#048
Red Lives in the shadows of tall trees where it eats insects. It is attracted by light at night.
Blue
Yellow Its large eyes act as radars. In a bright place, you can see that they are clusters of many tiny eyes.
Stadium Uses its large, radar-like eyes to move around in darkness. It is instinctively attracted to light.
Generation II Johto
#108
Gold Its eyes also function as radar units. It catches and eats small bugs that hide in darkness.
Silver Poison oozes from all over its body. It catches and eats small bugs at night that are attracted by light.
Crystal The small bugs it eats appear only at night, so it sleeps in a hole in a tree until night falls.
Stadium 2 Its eyes also function as radar units. It catches and eats small bugs that hide in darkness.
Generation III Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#048
Ruby Venonat is said to have evolved with a coat of thin, stiff hair that covers its entire body for protection. It possesses large eyes that never fail to spot even minuscule prey.
Sapphire
Emerald Its coat of thin, stiff hair that covers its entire body is said to have evolved for protection. Its large eyes never fail to spot even miniscule prey.
FireRed Its eyes act as radar, enabling it to be active in darkness. The eyes can also shoot powerful beams.
LeafGreen Lives in the shadows of tall trees where it eats bugs. It is attracted by light at night.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#109
Diamond Its big eyes are actually clusters of tiny eyes. At night, its kind is drawn by light.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold Its eyes also function as radar units. It catches and eats small bugs that hide in darkness.
SoulSilver Poison oozes from all over its body. It catches and eats small bugs at night that are attracted by light.
Generation V Unova
#—
Black Its big eyes are actually clusters of tiny eyes. At night, its kind is drawn by light.
White
Black 2 Its big eyes are actually clusters of tiny eyes. At night, its kind is drawn by light.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
X Its big eyes are actually clusters of tiny eyes. At night, its kind is drawn by light.
Y Lives in the shadows of tall trees where it eats bugs. It is attracted by light at night.
Omega Ruby Venonat is said to have evolved with a coat of thin, stiff hair that covers its entire body for protection. It possesses large eyes that never fail to spot even miniscule prey.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#048
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon.
Let's Go Pikachu Its large eyes act as a radar. In a bright place, you can see that they are clusters of many tiny eyes.
Let's Go Eevee
Generation VIII Galar
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.


Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Routes 12, 13, 14, and 15, Safari Zone
Blue (Japan)
Routes 12, 13, 14, and 15, Safari Zone
Yellow
Routes 14, 15, 24, and 25
Generation II
Gold Silver
Routes 24, 25, and 43
National Park (Bug-Catching Contest)TuThSa
Crystal
Routes 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 24, 25, and 43, Ilex Forest, National ParkNight
National Park (Bug-Catching Contest)TuThSa
Route 43, Lake of Rage (Headbutt trees)
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Routes 12, 13, 14, and 15, Berry Forest, Bond Bridge, Safari Zone
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Route 229 (Poké Radar)
Platinum
Route 229 (Poké Radar)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Routes 24, 25, and 43
National Park (Bug-Catching Contest)TuThSa
Route 43, Lake of Rage (Headbutt trees)
Pal Park
Forest
Pokéwalker
Noisy Forest
Generation V
Black White
Breed Venomoth
Black 2 White 2
Route 3 (Hidden Grotto)*
Dream World
Dream Park
Generation VI
X Y
Breed Venomoth
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Breed Venomoth
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Pokémon Bank
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Routes 14, 15, 24 and 25
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable


In side games

Generation I
Pinball
Blue Field: Fuchia City
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Trozei!
Huge Storage 4, Endless Level 57, Forever Level 1, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Uproar Forest (B1F-B4F), Western Cave (B1F-B3F), Murky Cave (B1F-B5F)
Ranger
Olive Jungle
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Mystifying Forest (1F-13F), Mystery Jungle (1F-29F), Midnight Forest (B1F-B21F)
MD Sky
Mystifying Forest (1F-13F), Mystery Jungle (1F-29F), Midnight Forest (B1F-B21F)
Rumble
Silent Forest (Normal Mode B)
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Treetops: Shimmering Lake
Rumble U
Model Train Room: All Aboard!
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Infinite Ruins: Stage 3
Shuffle
Event: Pokémon Safari (20th release)
Rumble World
Black Realm: Obsidian Shrine (All Areas), Distortion Land: Breezy Grasslands (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Charizard Sea2019, Butterfree Sea, Bulbasaur Sea, Charizard SeaFinal
Masters EX
Pokémon Egg (Scottie/Bettie's)


Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Berry (100%)
Yellow*

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
60
120 - 167 230 - 324
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Total:
305
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.
  • This Pokémon's Special base stat in Generation I was 40.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
4/5 ★★★★
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
2/3 ★★
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
13/18 ★★


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Notes:

Learnset

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Venonat's learnsets from other generations.


Anime-only moves

Move Type Episode
Poison Sting  Poison  Ariados, Amigos

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Bite Venonat (EX FireRed & LeafGreen 84)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
Pin048.png Pinani048.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani048.png
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 11.4%
Friend Area: Secretive Forest
Phrases
51%-100% HP The beams from my eyes make it safe in darkness!
26%-50% HP I'm getting down to half HP now.
1%-25% HP I'm almost done... I can't even use my beams anymore...
Level up All right! I leveled! I'll go for it!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 048.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: A
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Bug
Poké Assist: Poison PA.png
Poison
Field move: None
Loops: 3 Min. exp.: 35 Max. exp.: 70
Browser entry R-153
Venonat hops about while scattering puffs of poison mist.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush048Body.png Walking Speed: 1.67 seconds Base HP: 51
Base Attack: 68 Base Defense: 49 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Bug
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT048.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Bug
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#750
Shuffle048.png

Nap Time
Leaves the foe asleep.


Pokémon GO
GO048.png Base Stamina: 155 Base Attack: 100 Base Defense: 100
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: Venonat Candy 50
Fast Attacks: Bug Bite, Confusion
Charged Attacks: Poison Fang, Psybeam, Signal Beam, Frustration, Return

Evolution

048Venonat.png
Unevolved
Venonat
 Bug  Poison 
Rare Candy
Level 31
049Venomoth.png
First evolution
Venomoth
 Bug  Poison 


Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
Spr 1b 048.png Spr b g1 048.png Spr 1y 048.png Spr b g1 048.png Spr 1g 048.png Spr b g1 048.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 048.png Spr b 2g 048.png Spr 2s 048.png Spr b 2g 048.png Spr 2c 048.png Spr b 2c 048.png
Spr 2g 048 s.png Spr b 2g 048 s.png Spr 2s 048 s.png Spr b 2g 048 s.png Spr 2c 048 s.png Spr b 2g 048 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 048.png Spr b 3r 048.png Spr 3e 048.png Spr b 3r 048.png Spr 3f 048.png Spr b 3f 048.png
Spr 3r 048 s.png Spr b 3r 048 s.png Spr 3e 048 s.png Spr b 3r 048 s.png Spr 3f 048 s.png Spr b 3r 048 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 048.png Spr b 4d 048.png Spr 4d 048.png Spr b 4p 048.png Spr 4h 048.png Spr b 4p 048.png
Spr 4d 048 s.png Spr b 4d 048 s.png Spr 4d 048 s.png Spr b 4p 048 s.png Spr 4h 048 s.png Spr b 4p 048 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 048.png Spr b 5b 048.png Spr 5b 048.png Spr b 5b 048.png
Spr 5b 048 s.png Spr b 5b 048 s.png Spr 5b 048 s.png Spr b 5b 048 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 048.png Spr b 6x 048.png Spr 6x 048.png Spr b 6x 048.png
Spr 6x 048 s.png Spr b 6x 048 s.png Spr 6x 048 s.png Spr b 6x 048 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 048.png Spr b 7s 048.png Spr 7s 048.png Spr b 7s 048.png
Spr 7s 048 s.png Spr b 7s 048 s.png Spr 7s 048 s.png Spr b 7s 048 s.png
Front Back Front Back
048MSPE.png For other sprites and images, please see Venonat images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Origin

Venonat seems to be based on a flea due to its piercing mouthparts, round body, and tendency to hop around on its large hind legs. It may also be based on venomous caterpillars such as the puss caterpillar since it is covered in long toxic hairs and evolves into a moth. Its large compound eyes function like radar and resemble parabolic antennas.

Name origin

Venonat may be combination of venom and gnat (a small insect).

Kongpang may be derived from こんちゅう konchū (insect).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese コンパン Kongpang Possibly from こんちゅう konchū
France Flag.png French Mimitoss From mimi, mite, and toss, possibly from Mythos
Spain Flag.png Spanish Venonat Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Bluzuk From Blut and a form of zutzeln
Italy Flag.png Italian Venonat Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 콘팡 Konpan Transliteration of Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 毛毛蟲 Mòuhmòuhchùhng Literally "Furry bug". Also the Chinese name for "caterpillar"
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 毛球 Máoqiú Literally "Fur ball"


Related articles

External links


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