Competitive Information for Solgaleo [Sun/Moon]

Competitive Pokemon Sun/Moon Movesets and Strategies for Solgaleo solgaleo
Base Stats for Solgaleo

Psychic / Steel

Abilities:
Full Metal BodyFull Metal Body: Prevents other Pokemon from lowering this Pokemon's stat stages.


Evolutions / Family:
Cosmog
Cosmoem
Lunala
Solgaleo

Weakness Chart for Psychic/Steel-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fairy
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
  
2x
0.5x
  
0.5x
  
2x
0.5x
2x
Grass
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
0.5x
2x
0.5x
0.5x
0x
0.25x
0.5x
0.5x
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Solgaleo? 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 Solgaleo in Pokemon Sun/Moon:

Ninetales-AlolaBlaziken-MegaRaichu-AlolaGreninjaMewtwo-Mega-Y


Solgaleo is a spectacular Psychic and Steel-typed Pokemon. Solgaleo is a common Pokemon to see in Generation 7. Solgaleo is weak to Dark, Fire, Ghost, and Ground-typed attacks.


Species: Solgaleo
Item: Steelium Z / Life Orb
Ability: Full Metal Body
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Sunsteel Strike
- Flare Blitz
- Superpower
- Outrage

Physical Sweeper Solgaleo (Full Metal Body)

Solgaleo 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 Solgaleo's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Full Metal Body, prevents other pokemon from lowering Solgaleo's stat stages.

Sunsteel Strike is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Steel-type move (ignores the abilities of other pokemon).
Flare Blitz is a physical 120-base power Fire-type move (has 33% recoil. 10% chance to burn. thaws Solgaleo).
Superpower is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Solgaleo's attack and defense by 1 stage).
Outrage is a physical 120-base power Dragon-type move (lasts 2-3 turns. confuses your Solgaleo afterwards).




Species: Solgaleo
Item: Psychium Z / Life Orb
Ability: Full Metal Body
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Psychic / Psyshock
- Flash Cannon
- Flamethrower
- Thunderbolt

Special Sweeper Solgaleo (Full Metal Body)

Solgaleo is a legendary Special Sweeper. It's designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Solgaleo's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Full Metal Body, prevents other pokemon from lowering Solgaleo's stat stages.

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).
Flash Cannon is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Steel-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Flamethrower is a special 90-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).
Thunderbolt is a special 90-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Solgaleo? 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 Solgaleo in Pokemon Sun/Moon:

Ninetales-AlolaBlaziken-MegaRaichu-AlolaGreninjaMewtwo-Mega-Y


Species: Solgaleo
Item: Groundium Z / Life Orb
Ability: Full Metal Body
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Earthquake
- Sunsteel Strike
- Rock Slide
- Superpower

Doubles Physical Sweeper Solgaleo (Full Metal Body)

Solgaleo is a legendary Physical Sweeper. This moveset attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Solgaleo's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Full Metal Body, prevents other pokemon from lowering Solgaleo's stat stages.

Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).
Sunsteel Strike is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Steel-type move (ignores the abilities of other pokemon).
Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Superpower is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Solgaleo's attack and defense by 1 stage).




Species: Solgaleo
Item: Normalium Z / Life Orb
Ability: Full Metal Body
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Hyper Voice
- Psychic / Psyshock
- Flash Cannon
- Snarl

Doubles Special Sweeper Solgaleo (Full Metal Body)

Solgaleo is a legendary Special Sweeper. It's goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Solgaleo's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Full Metal Body, prevents other pokemon from lowering Solgaleo's stat stages.

Hyper Voice is a special 90-base power Normal-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).
Flash Cannon is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Steel-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Snarl is a special 55-base power Dark-type move (100% chance to lower the foes special attack by 1 stage).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Solgaleo 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
Fire Blast
110
85%
5
10% chance to burn the target.
Flamethrower
90
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Flash Cannon
80
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.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Hyper Voice
90
100%
10
No additional effect. Hits adjacent foes.
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.
Shock Wave
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Snarl
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 1.
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.
Thunder
110
70%
10
30% chance to paralyze. Can't miss in rain.
Thunderbolt
90
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Bulldoze
60
100%
20
100% chance lower adjacent Pkmn Speed by 1.
Crunch
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Earthquake
100
100%
10
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dig.
Endeavor
--
100%
5
Lowers the target's HP to the user's HP.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Flame Charge
50
100%
20
100% chance to raise the user's Speed by 1.
Flare Blitz
120
100%
15
Has 33% recoil. 10% chance to burn. Thaws user.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Gyro Ball
--
100%
5
More power the slower the user than the target.
Iron Head
80
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Iron Tail
100
75%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
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.
Metal Burst
--
100%
10
If hit by an attack, returns 1.5x damage.
Metal Claw
50
95%
35
10% chance to raise the user's Attack by 1.
Outrage
120
100%
10
Lasts 2-3 turns. Confuses the user afterwards.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Rock Slide
75
90%
10
30% chance to flinch the foe(s).
Rock Tomb
60
95%
15
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Stone Edge
100
80%
5
High critical hit ratio.
Sunsteel Strike
100
100%
5
Ignores the Abilities of other Pokemon.
Superpower
120
100%
5
Lowers the user's Attack and Defense by 1.
Wake-Up Slap
70
100%
10
Power doubles if target is asleep, and wakes it.
Wild Charge
90
100%
15
Has 1/4 recoil.
Zen Headbutt
80
90%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Calm Mind
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Atk and Sp. Def by 1.
Confide
--
--
20
Lowers the target's Sp. Atk by 1.
Cosmic Power
--
--
20
Raises the user's Defense and Sp. Def by 1.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Iron Defense
--
--
15
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
Light Screen
--
--
30
For 5 turns, special damage to allies is halved.
Metal Sound
--
85%
40
Lowers the target's Sp. Def by 2.
Morning Sun
--
--
5
Heals the user by a weather-dependent amount.
Noble Roar
--
100%
30
Lowers the target's Attack and Sp. Atk by 1.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Psych Up
--
--
10
Copies the target's current stat stages.
Reflect
--
--
20
For 5 turns, physical damage to allies is halved.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Roar
--
--
20
Forces the target to switch to a random ally.
Safeguard
--
--
25
For 5 turns, protects user's party from status.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Splash
--
--
40
No competitive use.
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.
Teleport
--
--
20
Fails when used.
Thunder Wave
--
90%
20
Paralyzes the target.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target. Poison types can't miss.
Trick Room
--
--
5
Goes last. For 5 turns, turn order is reversed.
Wide Guard
--
--
10
Protects allies from multi-target moves this turn.
Work Up
--
--
30
Raises the user's Attack and Sp. Atk by 1.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Solgaleo 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 Solgaleo

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