Competitive Information for Delphox [Sun/Moon]

Competitive Pokemon Sun/Moon Movesets and Strategies for Delphox delphox
Base Stats for Delphox

Fire / Psychic

Abilities:
BlazeBlaze: At 1/3 or less of its max HP, this Pokemon's attacking stat is 1.5x with Fire attacks.
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MagicianMagician: If this Pokemon has no item, it steals the item off a Pokemon it hits with an attack.


Evolutions / Family:
Fennekin
Braixen
Delphox

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Delphox? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Sun/Moon 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 Sun/Moon generation metagame.


Common team mates for Delphox in Pokemon Sun/Moon:

HaxorusLilligantAzumarillSwannaAmpharos-MegaInfernapeIncineroarTyphlosionEmboarFeraligatrZeraoraSceptile


Delphox is a wonderful Fire and Psychic-typed Pokemon. Delphox are common Pokemon to see in the SM metagame. Delphox is weak to Dark, Ghost, Ground, Rock, and Water-typed attacks.


Species: Delphox
Item: Leftovers / Expert Belt
Ability: Blaze
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Fire Blast / Flamethrower
- Psychic / Calm Mind
- Shadow Ball
- Grass Knot

Special Sweeper Delphox (Popular/Trending)

Delphox is a notable Special Sweeper. It is designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Delphox last longer regaining it's life every turn. With Blaze, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Delphox's attacking stat is 1.5x with fire attacks.

Fire Blast is a special STAB-boosted 110-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).
Flamethrower is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).
Psychic is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Calm Mind is a status move (raises your Delphox's special attack and special defense by 1 stage).
Shadow Ball is a special 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Grass Knot is a special 0-base power Grass-type move (more power the heavier the target).




Species: Delphox
Item: Firium Z / Life Orb
Ability: Blaze
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Overheat / Flamethrower
- Psychic / Psyshock
- Dazzling Gleam
- Shadow Ball

Special Sweeper Delphox (Blaze)

Delphox is an extraordinary Special Sweeper. It was designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Delphox's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Blaze, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Delphox's attacking stat is 1.5x with fire attacks.

Overheat is a special STAB-boosted 130-base power Fire-type move (lowers your Delphox's special attack by 2 stages).
Flamethrower is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).
Psychic is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Psyshock is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Psychic-type move (damages target based on defense, not special defense).
Dazzling Gleam is a special 80-base power Fairy-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent foes).
Shadow Ball is a special 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).




Species: Delphox
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Blaze
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Psyshock
- Calm Mind / Switcheroo
- Grass Knot
- Flamethrower

Delphox Special Sweeper (Mozilla Domination*)

Delphox is a remarkable Special Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Delphox's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Blaze, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Delphox's attacking stat is 1.5x with fire attacks.

Psyshock is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Psychic-type move (damages target based on defense, not special defense).
Calm Mind is a status move (raises your Delphox's special attack and special defense by 1 stage).
Switcheroo is a status move (Delphox switches its held item with the target's).
Grass Knot is a special 0-base power Grass-type move (more power the heavier the target).
Flamethrower is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Delphox? These builds have been optimized for Sun/Moon 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 Sun/Moon generation metagame.


Common team mates for Delphox in Pokemon Sun/Moon:

HaxorusLilligantAzumarillSwannaAmpharos-MegaInfernapeIncineroarTyphlosionEmboarFeraligatrZeraoraSceptile


Species: Delphox
Item: Firium Z / Life Orb
Ability: Blaze
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Heat Wave / Incinerate
- Dazzling Gleam
- Psychic / Psyshock
- Shadow Ball

Doubles Special Sweeper Delphox (Blaze)

Delphox is a fabulous Special Sweeper. It's purpose is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Delphox's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Blaze, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Delphox's attacking stat is 1.5x with fire attacks.

Heat Wave is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the foes).
Incinerate is a special STAB-boosted 60-base power Fire-type move (destroys the foes berry/gem).
Dazzling Gleam is a special 80-base power Fairy-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent foes).
Psychic is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Psyshock is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Psychic-type move (damages target based on defense, not special defense).
Shadow Ball is a special 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Delphox 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
Blast Burn
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Dazzling Gleam
80
100%
10
No additional effect. Hits adjacent foes.
Dream Eater
100
100%
15
User gains 1/2 HP inflicted. Sleeping target only.
Echoed Voice
40
100%
15
Power increases when used on consecutive turns.
Ember
40
100%
25
10% chance to burn the target.
Fire Blast
110
85%
5
10% chance to burn the target.
Fire Pledge
80
100%
10
Use with Grass or Water Pledge for added effect.
Fire Spin
35
85%
15
Traps and damages the target for 4-5 turns.
Flamethrower
90
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Future Sight
120
100%
10
Hits two turns after being used.
Grass Knot
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
Heat Wave
95
90%
10
10% chance to burn the foe(s).
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Incinerate
60
100%
15
Destroys the foe(s) Berry/Gem.
Mystical Fire
75
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's Sp. Atk by 1.
Overheat
130
90%
5
Lowers the user's Sp. Atk by 2.
Psybeam
65
100%
20
10% chance to confuse the target.
Psychic
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Psyshock
80
100%
10
Damages target based on Defense, not Sp. Def.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Shadow Ball
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Shock Wave
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Signal Beam
75
100%
15
10% chance to confuse the target.
Snore
50
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Solar Beam
120
100%
10
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2. No charge in sunlight.
Covet
60
100%
25
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Cut
50
95%
30
No additional effect.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Fire Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Flame Charge
50
100%
20
100% chance to raise the user's Speed by 1.
Foul Play
95
100%
15
Uses target's Attack stat in damage calculation.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Iron Tail
100
75%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Low Kick
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
Power-Up Punch
40
100%
20
100% chance to raise the user's Attack by 1.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Scratch
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Thief
60
100%
25
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Thunder Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Zen Headbutt
80
90%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Ally Switch
--
--
15
The user swaps positions with its ally.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Calm Mind
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Atk and Sp. Def by 1.
Confide
--
--
20
Lowers the target's Sp. Atk by 1.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Embargo
--
100%
15
For 5 turns, the target's item has no effect.
Howl
--
--
40
Raises the user's Attack by 1.
Hypnosis
--
60%
20
Causes the target to fall asleep.
Laser Focus
--
--
30
Until the end of the next turn, user's moves crit.
Light Screen
--
--
30
For 5 turns, special damage to allies is halved.
Lucky Chant
--
--
30
For 5 turns, shields user's party from critical hits.
Magic Coat
--
--
15
Bounces back certain non-damaging moves.
Magic Room
--
--
10
For 5 turns, all held items have no effect.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Psych Up
--
--
10
Copies the target's current stat stages.
Psychic Terrain
--
--
10
5 turns. Grounded: +Psychic power, priority-safe.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Recycle
--
--
10
Restores the item the user last used.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Role Play
--
--
10
User replaces its Ability with the target's.
Safeguard
--
--
25
For 5 turns, protects user's party from status.
Skill Swap
--
--
10
The user and the target trade Abilities.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Snatch
--
--
10
User steals certain support moves to use itself.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Sunny Day
--
--
5
For 5 turns, intense sunlight powers Fire moves.
Swagger
--
85%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Switcheroo
--
100%
10
User switches its held item with the target's.
Tail Whip
--
100%
30
Lowers the foe(s) Defense by 1.
Telekinesis
--
--
15
For 3 turns, target floats but moves can't miss it.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target. Poison types can't miss.
Trick
--
100%
10
User switches its held item with the target's.
Trick Room
--
--
5
Goes last. For 5 turns, turn order is reversed.
Will-O-Wisp
--
85%
15
Burns the target.
Wish
--
--
10
Next turn, 50% of the user's max HP is restored.
Wonder Room
--
--
10
For 5 turns, all Defense and Sp. Def stats switch.
Work Up
--
--
30
Raises the user's Attack and Sp. Atk by 1.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Delphox can perform in Sun/Moon. 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 SM Move and Ability Combos for Delphox

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