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[[File:Type Bug/Poison.gif|link=Bug/Poison type]]  
Species Insect Pokémon
Abilities Compoundeyes
Tinted Lens
Run Away (Dream World)
None ← 048 → None
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves from None
Evolves into [[Venomoth]]
コンパン Konpan'
[[Generation I]]
Evolutionary line
No evolution line
Weight Height
Pokédex color Egg group
<font color=Purple>Purple</font>
Shape Footprint

Venonat is a Bug/Poison-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.


Venonat is covered with large purple fur. The feet of Venonat are brown and are about half as long as Venonat itself. Venonat have two white antennae that stick out of their head. The most notable feature of Venonat is their large red eyes. It also has a small nose just under its eyes.

Special abilities

Venonat can have the ability Compoundeyes or the ability Tinted Lens. Compoundeyes increases Venonat's accuracy by 30%. Tinted Lens increases the power of not-very-effective moves by 1.5x. Venonat's eyes are very accurate: they enable Venonat to easily catch extremely small prey. Conway has one in the episode Camping it Up.


Venonat evolves into Venomoth at level 31.

Game info

Game locations

Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Red/Blue Routes 12, 13, 14, and 15, Safari Zone Uncommon
Yellow Routes 14, 15, 24, and 25 Uncommon
Gold/Silver Routes 24, 25, and 43, Bug-Catching Contest Common
Crystal Routes 9, 10, 14, 15, 24, 25, and 43, Bug-Catching Contest, National Park, Ilex Forest, (Headbutt) Common
Ruby/Sapphire Trade None
Emerald Trade None
FireRed/LeafGreen Routes 12, 13, 14, and 15, Berry Forest, Bond Bridge, Safari Zone Common
Diamond/Pearl Route 229 (Poké Radar) Rare
Platinum Route 229 (Poké Radar) Rare
HeartGold/SoulSilver Routes 43, 24, 25, Bug Catching Contest Common
Black/White Breed Venomoth None
blackwhite2=Hidden Grotto(Black 2 only)
Bw2rarity= None

Side game locations

Game(s) Area(s)
Pokémon Trozei! Huge Storage 4
Endless Level 57
Forever Level 1
Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Uproar Forest (1F-4F)
Western Cave (1F-3F)
Murky Cave (1F-5F)
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Mystifying Forest (B1F-B13F)
Mystery Jungle (B1F-B29F)
Midnight Forest (B1F-B21F)
Pokémon Ranger Olive Jungle
Pokémon Rumble Silent Forest

Pokédex entries



Venonat's name is derived from the words "venom" and "gnat".


  • In earlier Pokémon books, it is said that Venonat can fly. However, Venonat doesn't appear to have wings.
  • Venonat's cry is similar to Karrablast's.


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