Competitive Information for Petilil [Sun/Moon]

Competitive Pokemon Sun/Moon Movesets and Strategies for Petilil petilil
Base Stats for Petilil

Grass

Abilities:
ChlorophyllChlorophyll: If Sunny Day is active, this Pokemon's Speed is doubled.
,
Own TempoOwn Tempo: This Pokemon cannot be confused.
,
Leaf GuardLeaf Guard: If Sunny Day is active, this Pokemon cannot be statused and Rest will fail for it.


Evolutions / Family:
Petilil
Lilligant

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Petilil? 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.


Petilil is an outstanding Grass-typed Pokemon. Petilil is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Petilil is weak to Bug, Fire, Flying, Ice, and Poison-typed attacks.


Species: Petilil
Item: Grassium Z / Life Orb
Ability: Chlorophyll
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Leaf Storm / Energy Ball
- Round / Snore
- Synthesis
- Growth

Special Sweeper Petilil (Chlorophyll)

Petilil is popular Special Sweeper. The purpose of this moveset is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Petilil from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Petilil's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Chlorophyll, if sunny day is active Petilil's speed is doubled.

Leaf Storm is a special STAB-boosted 130-base power Grass-type move (lowers your Petilil's special attack by 2 stages).
Energy Ball is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Grass-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Round is a special 60-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if others used round this turn).
Snore is a special 50-base power Normal-type move (Petilil must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target).
Synthesis is a status move (heals your Petilil by a weather-dependent amount).
Growth is a status move (raises Petilil's attack and special attack by 1 stage; 2 in sun).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Petilil? 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: Petilil
Item: Grassium Z / Life Orb
Ability: Chlorophyll
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Leaf Storm / Energy Ball
- Round / Snore
- Synthesis
- Growth

Doubles Special Sweeper Petilil (Chlorophyll)

Petilil is a phenomenal Special Sweeper. It's meant to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Petilil from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Petilil's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Chlorophyll, if sunny day is active Petilil's speed is doubled.

Leaf Storm is a special STAB-boosted 130-base power Grass-type move (lowers your Petilil's special attack by 2 stages).
Energy Ball is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Grass-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Round is a special 60-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if others used round this turn).
Snore is a special 50-base power Normal-type move (Petilil must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target).
Synthesis is a status move (heals your Petilil by a weather-dependent amount).
Growth is a status move (raises Petilil's attack and special attack by 1 stage; 2 in sun).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Petilil 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
Absorb
20
100%
25
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Dream Eater
100
100%
15
User gains 1/2 HP inflicted. Sleeping target only.
Energy Ball
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Giga Drain
75
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Grass Knot
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
Leaf Storm
130
90%
5
Lowers the user's Sp. Atk by 2.
Magical Leaf
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Mega Drain
40
100%
15
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
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.
Bide
--
--
10
Waits 2 turns; deals double the damage taken.
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.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Seed Bomb
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
After You
--
--
15
The target makes its move right after the user.
Aromatherapy
--
--
5
Cures the user's party of all status conditions.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Charm
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's Attack by 2.
Confide
--
--
20
Lowers the target's Sp. Atk by 1.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Encore
--
100%
5
Target repeats its last move for its next 3 turns.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Entrainment
--
100%
15
The target's Ability changes to match the user's.
Flash
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Grass Whistle
--
55%
15
Causes the target to fall asleep.
Growth
--
--
20
Raises user's Attack and Sp. Atk by 1; 2 in Sun.
Heal Bell
--
--
5
Cures the user's party of all status conditions.
Healing Wish
--
--
10
User faints. Replacement is fully healed.
Helping Hand
--
--
20
One adjacent ally's move power is 1.5x this turn.
Ingrain
--
--
20
Traps/grounds user; heals 1/16 max HP per turn.
Laser Focus
--
--
30
Until the end of the next turn, user's moves crit.
Leech Seed
--
90%
10
1/8 of target's HP is restored to user every turn.
Nature Power
--
--
20
Attack depends on terrain (default Tri Attack).
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Safeguard
--
--
25
For 5 turns, protects user's party from status.
Sleep Powder
--
75%
15
Causes the target to fall asleep.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Stun Spore
--
75%
30
Paralyzes the target.
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.
Sweet Scent
--
100%
20
Lowers the foe(s) evasiveness by 2.
Synthesis
--
--
5
Heals the user by a weather-dependent amount.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target. Poison types can't miss.
Worry Seed
--
100%
10
The target's Ability becomes Insomnia.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Petilil 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 Petilil

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