Competitive Information for Vanilluxe [Black/White]

Competitive Pokemon Black/White Movesets and Strategies for Vanilluxe vanilluxe
Base Stats for Vanilluxe

Ice

Abilities:
Ice BodyIce Body: If Hail is active, this Pokemon heals 1/16 of its max HP each turn; immunity to Hail.
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Weak ArmorWeak Armor: If a physical attack hits this Pokemon, Defense is lowered by 1, Speed is raised by 1.


Evolutions / Family:
Vanillite
Vanillish
Vanilluxe

Weakness Chart for Ice-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
  
  
  
  
2x
2x
  
  
  
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
  
0.5x
  
  
  
2x
2x
  
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Vanilluxe? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Black/White Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Black/White generation metagame.


Vanilluxe is a remarkable Ice-typed Pokemon. It's a pretty common sight to see Vanilluxe out in the 5th generation battlefield. Vanilluxe is weak to Fighting, Fire, Rock, and Steel-typed attacks.


Species: Vanilluxe
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Weak Armor
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Return / Facade
- Avalanche / Ice Shard
- Astonish
- Acid Armor

Physical Sweeper Vanilluxe (Weak Armor)

Vanilluxe is a notable Physical Sweeper. It is meant to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. With Weak Armor, if a physical attack hits Vanilluxe defense is lowered by 1 speed is raised by 1. Facade's damage doubles when the user has a status affliction.

Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Facade is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if Vanilluxe is burn/poison/paralyzed).
Avalanche is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Ice-type move (power doubles if Vanilluxe is damaged by the target).
Ice Shard is a physical STAB-boosted priority-increased 40-base power Ice-type move (usually goes first).
Astonish is a physical 30-base power Ghost-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Acid Armor is a status move (raises your Vanilluxe's defense by 2 stages).




Species: Vanilluxe
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Weak Armor
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Ice Beam / Icy Wind
- Flash Cannon
- Signal Beam
- Hyper Beam

Special Sweeper Vanilluxe (Weak Armor)

Vanilluxe is a decent Special Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. With Weak Armor, if a physical attack hits Vanilluxe defense is lowered by 1 speed is raised by 1.

Ice Beam is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Icy Wind is a special STAB-boosted 55-base power Ice-type move (100% chance to lower the foes speed by 1 stage).
Flash Cannon is a special 80-base power Steel-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Signal Beam is a special 75-base power Bug-type move (10% chance to confuse the target).
Hyper Beam is a special 150-base power Normal-type move (Vanilluxe cannot move next turn).




Species: Vanilluxe
Item: Assault Vest
Ability: Ice Body
Nature: Calm (+SpD, -Atk)
EVs: 252 Hp / 4 SpA / 252 SpD
Moveset:
- Frost Breath / Ice Beam
- Flash Cannon / Mirror Shot
- Ice Shard
- Water Pulse / Signal Beam

Vanilluxe Special Wall (Ice Ice Baby)

Vanilluxe is a remarkable Special Wall. It's designed to take a decent amount of hits from special attacks while dealing some decent damage. With Ice Body, if hail is active Vanilluxe heals 1/16 of its max hp each turn; immunity to hail. as once used by YouTuber Pimpnite.

Frost Breath is a special STAB-boosted 40-base power Ice-type move (always results in a critical hit).
Ice Beam is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Flash Cannon is a special 80-base power Steel-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Mirror Shot is a special 65-base power Steel-type move (30% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1 stage).
Ice Shard is a physical STAB-boosted priority-increased 40-base power Ice-type move (usually goes first).
Water Pulse is a special 60-base power Water-type move (20% chance to confuse the target).
Signal Beam is a special 75-base power Bug-type move (10% chance to confuse the target).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Vanilluxe? These builds have been optimized for Black/White Double Battles. They have movesets and EVs specifically calibrated to generally work best versus multiple Pokemon at once as well as helping to support other team members and allys in the Black/White generation metagame.


Species: Vanilluxe
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Weak Armor
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Return / Facade
- Avalanche / Ice Shard
- Astonish
- Acid Armor

Doubles Physical Sweeper Vanilluxe (Weak Armor)

Vanilluxe is a stupendous Physical Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. With Weak Armor, if a physical attack hits Vanilluxe defense is lowered by 1 speed is raised by 1. Facade's damage doubles when the user has a status affliction.

Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Facade is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if Vanilluxe is burn/poison/paralyzed).
Avalanche is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Ice-type move (power doubles if Vanilluxe is damaged by the target).
Ice Shard is a physical STAB-boosted priority-increased 40-base power Ice-type move (usually goes first).
Astonish is a physical 30-base power Ghost-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Acid Armor is a status move (raises your Vanilluxe's defense by 2 stages).




Species: Vanilluxe
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Weak Armor
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Icy Wind / Ice Beam
- Flash Cannon
- Signal Beam
- Hyper Beam

Doubles Special Sweeper Vanilluxe (Weak Armor)

Vanilluxe is a pretty decent Special Sweeper. It's meant to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. With Weak Armor, if a physical attack hits Vanilluxe defense is lowered by 1 speed is raised by 1.

Icy Wind is a special STAB-boosted 55-base power Ice-type move (100% chance to lower the foes speed by 1 stage).
Ice Beam is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Flash Cannon is a special 80-base power Steel-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Signal Beam is a special 75-base power Bug-type move (10% chance to confuse the target).
Hyper Beam is a special 150-base power Normal-type move (Vanilluxe cannot move next turn).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Vanilluxe learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Blizzard
120
70%
5
10% chance to freeze foe(s). Can't miss in hail.
Flash Cannon
80
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Frost Breath
40
90%
10
Always results in a critical hit.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Ice Beam
95
100%
10
10% chance to freeze the target.
Icy Wind
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Speed by 1.
Mirror Coat
--
100%
20
If hit by special attack, returns double damage.
Mirror Shot
65
85%
10
30% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Powder Snow
40
100%
25
10% chance to freeze the foe(s).
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Sheer Cold
--
30%
5
OHKOs the target. Fails if user is a lower level.
Signal Beam
75
100%
15
10% chance to confuse the target.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Uproar
90
100%
10
Lasts 3 turns. Active Pokemon cannot fall asleep.
Water Pulse
60
100%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
Weather Ball
50
100%
10
Power doubles and type varies in each weather.
Astonish
30
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Avalanche
60
100%
10
Power doubles if user is damaged by the target.
Explosion
250
100%
5
Hits adjacent Pokemon. The user faints.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Ice Shard
40
100%
30
Usually goes first.
Icicle Spear
25
100%
30
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Acid Armor
--
--
40
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Autotomize
--
--
15
Raises the user's Speed by 2; user loses 100 kg.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Hail
--
--
10
For 5 turns, hail crashes down.
Harden
--
--
30
Raises the user's Defense by 1.
Imprison
--
--
10
No foe can use any move known by the user.
Iron Defense
--
--
15
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
Light Screen
--
--
30
For 5 turns, special damage to allies is halved.
Magic Coat
--
--
15
Bounces back certain non-damaging moves.
Magnet Rise
--
--
10
For 5 turns, the user has immunity to Ground.
Mist
--
--
30
For 5 turns, protects user's party from stat drops.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Taunt
--
100%
20
Target can't use status moves its next 3 turns.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Vanilluxe can perform in Black/White. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.


Competitive BW Move and Ability Combos for Vanilluxe

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