Breloom

Breloom, The Mushroom Pokémon. The seeds on its tail are made of toxic spores. It is horrible to eat the seeds. Just taking a bite of it's seed will cause your stomach to rumble. It knocks out foes with quick, virtually invisible punches. It closes in on its foe with light and sprightly footwork, then throws punches with its stretchy arms. It's fighting technique puts boxers to shame.

Battle Moveset

A Good Moveset for Breloom would have to be this:

Attacks:

Spore
Focus Punch
Mach Punch
Substitute OR Snatch

Items Attached:

Lum Berry

Preferred Nature:

Adament

Strategy Using Breloom

Breloom has one of the best moves available to use that works very well with Focus punch. Spore, a move that puts your opponent's pokemon to sleep, will allow for Focus punch to work on the next turn if the opposing pokemon isn't holding a lum berry or doesn't wake up.
To a point, it eliminates the need of Substitute since Spore works in the same way of preventing your opponent being able to attack.
Mach punch is the fighting type quick attack, allowing Breloom to strike first if it needs to.
Since Breloom has Spore already, Substitute can be replaced with Hidden power Physical or Snatch. Snatch helps when you want to steal the effect of moves that heals or raises stats from your opponent.
But since Breloom has a 4x weakness to Flying types, and since a majority of flying types are faster than Breloom. Breloom also has some special type weaknesses too, Fire, Ice and Psychic typed attacks should be able to KO Breloom with ease.

EV Corner:

Max out the EVs in Attack and Speed for Breloom with any remaining in HP

Strategy Against Breloom

Breloom is one of the Pokémon who became overused for one simple reason, Spore. Without Spore it would be overlooked for something with a better move pool (since the only other thing going for it is STAB Mach Punch and its high attack stat), so the main way to counter a Breloom is to remove its ability to Spore you.
There are a handful of ways around Spore:
- Firstly, there's the way where you KO Breloom before it can Spore you, I suggest a nice strong Ariel Ace/Hidden Power *Flying* coming from a Dugtrio, since most Breloom users would switch out Breloom if faced with a faster Pokémon who has the strength to knock it out.
- Secondly, there is Substitute. If you can set it up before Breloom can use Spore you force your opponent into wasting their turn and have your Substitute up for Breloom's attack/the Pokémon they send out (and if they did switch Pokémon you'd have 2 free turns). This however is a risky strategy since Breloom has access to Snatch, which could give your opponent the effect of a free turn since they'll set up a Sub while your Pokémon will sit there doing nothing.
- Thirdly, there is the use of Taunt from a faster Pokémon. If you Taunt, you prevent a Spore on that turn and the next one, meaning Breloom will probably have to switch since most only carry Focus Punch for their main offensive (although they usually have a Hidden Power or Mach Punch for support).
- Finally, you could switch to a Pokémon with a Lum or Chesto Berry or (even better), a Pokémon with Vital Spirit or Insomnia. It's a free switch, usually a free turn since the opponent needs to switch (usually) and an opportunity to turn the battle in your favour.
As for knocking out Breloom, there is the 4x weakness to flying typed techniques to capitalise on as well as a very weak special defence and a handful of special weaknesses (Fire, Ice and Psychic).

Contest Moveset

A good Contest Moveset for Breloom would have to be this for the Tough Contest best with Impish, Lax, Relaxed or Bold Nature:

Attacks:

Swords Dance
Rock Smash
Brick Break
Mach Punch

Items Attached:

Yellow Scarf

Strategy Using Breloom

If you do the attacks in this following order you should have very few problems; 1st - Swords dance, 2nd - Rock smash, 3rd - Swords dance, 4th - Rock Smash, 5th - Brick break/Mach punch

Locations in Games

Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald

Evolve Shroomish

Colosseum

Trade from R/S

Fire Red/Leaf Green

Trade from R/S

Animé Appearences

Breloom has had a couple of Animé Appearences. First it was near Millennium Valley where the Fake Groudon was sucking in everything around it. After that, multiple Shroomish evolved and started causing trouble with Torchic, Pikachu & Corphish until Torchic evolved and started to fight the Breloom

Movie 6: Jirachi - Wish Maker
Episode 358: The Forest's Fighting King! Combusken VS Breloom!!

 
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