Competitive Information for Meloetta (pirouette) [Sun/Moon]

Competitive Pokemon Sun/Moon Movesets and Strategies for Meloetta-pirouette meloetta-pirouette
Base Stats for Meloetta-Pirouette

Normal / Fighting

Abilities:
Serene GraceSerene Grace: This Pokemon's moves have their secondary effect chance doubled.


Evolutions / Family:
Meloetta

Weakness Chart for Normal/Fighting-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fairy
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
0.5x
0.5x
  
  
2x
2x
  
2x
0x
Grass
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
  
  
  
  
  
2x
0.5x
  
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Meloetta-pirouette? 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.


Meloetta is a decent Normal and Fighting-typed Pokemon. It's almost common to find yourself dealing with Meloetta when battling in the 7th generation meta. Meloetta is weak to Fairy, Fighting, Flying, and Psychic-typed attacks.


Species: Meloetta-Pirouette
Item: Fightinium Z / King's Rock
Ability: Serene Grace
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Close Combat / Brick Break
- Return / Strength
- Fire Punch
- Thunder Punch

Physical Sweeper Meloetta-Pirouette (Serene Grace)

Meloetta is a legendary Physical Sweeper. It is meant to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Meloetta's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Serene Grace, Meloetta's moves have their secondary effect chance doubled.

Close Combat is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Meloetta's defense and special defense by 1 stage).
Brick Break is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Fighting-type move (destroys screens, unless the target is immune).
Return is a physical STAB-boosted 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Strength is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Normal-type move that deals a good amount of damage.
Fire Punch is a physical 75-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).
Thunder Punch is a physical 75-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Meloetta-pirouette? 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.


Species: Meloetta-Pirouette
Item: Fightinium Z / King's Rock
Ability: Serene Grace
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Close Combat / Brick Break
- Return / Strength
- Fire Punch
- Thunder Punch

Doubles Physical Sweeper Meloetta-Pirouette (Serene Grace)

Meloetta is a legendary Physical Sweeper. It is primarily designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Meloetta's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Serene Grace, Meloetta's moves have their secondary effect chance doubled.

Close Combat is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Meloetta's defense and special defense by 1 stage).
Brick Break is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Fighting-type move (destroys screens, unless the target is immune).
Return is a physical STAB-boosted 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Strength is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Normal-type move that deals a hefty amount of damage.
Fire Punch is a physical 75-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).
Thunder Punch is a physical 75-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Meloetta-pirouette 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
Charge Beam
50
90%
10
70% chance to raise the user's Sp. Atk by 1.
Confusion
50
100%
25
10% chance to confuse the target.
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.
Energy Ball
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Focus Blast
120
70%
5
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Grass Knot
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Hyper Voice
90
100%
10
No additional effect. Hits adjacent foes.
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.
Relic Song
75
100%
10
10% chance to sleep foe(s). Meloetta transforms.
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.
Thunder
110
70%
10
30% chance to paralyze. Can't miss in rain.
Thunderbolt
90
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Uproar
90
100%
10
Lasts 3 turns. Active Pokemon cannot fall asleep.
Acrobatics
55
100%
15
Power doubles if the user has no held item.
Brick Break
75
100%
15
Destroys screens, unless the target is immune.
Close Combat
120
100%
5
Lowers the user's Defense and Sp. Def by 1.
Covet
60
100%
25
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Drain Punch
75
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Dual Chop
40
90%
15
Hits 2 times in one turn.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Fire Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Fling
--
100%
10
Flings the user's item at the target. Power varies.
Focus Punch
150
100%
20
Fails if the user takes damage before it hits.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Ice Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to freeze the target.
Knock Off
65
100%
20
1.5x damage if foe holds an item. Removes item.
Last Resort
140
100%
5
Fails unless each known move has been used.
Low Kick
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
Low Sweep
65
100%
20
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Payback
50
100%
10
Power doubles if the user moves after the target.
Power-Up Punch
40
100%
20
100% chance to raise the user's Attack by 1.
Quick Attack
40
100%
30
Usually goes first.
Retaliate
70
100%
5
Power doubles if an ally fainted last turn.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Rock Smash
40
100%
15
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Shadow Claw
70
100%
15
High critical hit ratio.
Stone Edge
100
80%
5
High critical hit ratio.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Thunder Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
U-turn
70
100%
20
User switches out after damaging the target.
Wake-Up Slap
70
100%
10
Power doubles if target is asleep, and wakes it.
Zen Headbutt
80
90%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Ally Switch
--
--
15
The user swaps positions with its ally.
Calm Mind
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Atk and Sp. Def by 1.
Celebrate
--
--
40
No competitive use.
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.
Flash
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Gravity
--
--
5
For 5 turns, negates all Ground immunities.
Heal Bell
--
--
5
Cures the user's party of all status conditions.
Helping Hand
--
--
20
One adjacent ally's move power is 1.5x this turn.
Hone Claws
--
--
15
Raises the user's Attack and accuracy by 1.
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.
Magic Coat
--
--
15
Bounces back certain non-damaging moves.
Magic Room
--
--
10
For 5 turns, all held items have no effect.
Perish Song
--
--
5
All active Pokemon will faint in 3 turns.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Psych Up
--
--
10
Copies the target's current stat stages.
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.
Sing
--
55%
15
Causes the target to fall asleep.
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.
Teeter Dance
--
100%
20
Confuses adjacent Pokemon.
Telekinesis
--
--
15
For 3 turns, target floats but moves can't miss it.
Thunder Wave
--
90%
20
Paralyzes the target.
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.
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 Meloetta-pirouette 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 Meloetta-pirouette

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