Crystal encountered this Victreebel when Crystal was searching for Chikorita. Crystal ordered Arcky to use Ember but Chikorita appeared and Victreebel used Chikorita as a shield. Crystal stopped the attack and ordered Chumee to use Mean Look so both of them couldn't get away. Crystal then proceeded to throw Poké Balls, capturing both Victreebel and Chikorita.
None of Victreebel's moves are known.