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.
A Good Moveset for Breloom would have to be this:
Substitute OR Snatch
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
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.
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
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
- 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).
A good Contest Moveset for Breloom would have to be this for the Tough Contest best with Impish, Lax, Relaxed or Bold Nature:
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
Trade from R/S
Fire Red/Leaf Green
Trade from R/S