Competitive Information for Sylveon [Sun/Moon]

Competitive Pokemon Sun/Moon Movesets and Strategies for Sylveon sylveon
Base Stats for Sylveon

Fairy

Abilities:
Cute CharmCute Charm: 30% chance of infatuating Pokemon of the opposite gender if they make contact.
,
PixilatePixilate: This Pokemon's Normal-type moves become Fairy type and have 1.2x power.

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


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Movesets for Singles


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

HeatranGarchompScizorVaporeonVenusaur-MegaLatiosCharizard-Mega-XJirachiWeavileTerrakionKlefkiArcanine


Sylveon is an astounding Fairy-typed Pokemon. Sylveon are common Pokemon to see in the SM metagame. Sylveon's only type-related weaknesses are Poison and Steel.


Species: Sylveon
Item: Leftovers / Choice Specs
Ability: Pixilate
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 252 Hp / 252 SpA / 4 SpD
Moveset:
- Hyper Voice / Wish
- Psyshock / Calm Mind
- Shadow Ball
- Protect

Special Tank Sylveon (Popular/Trending)

Sylveon is an extraordinary Special Tank. This moveset attempts to take a considerable amount of hits from special attacks while dealing some decent damage. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Sylveon last longer regaining it's it's health every turn. Choice Specs will increase the damage of Sylveon's special moves by 1.5x but will lock you into the first move you pick. With Pixilate, Sylveon's normal-type moves become fairy type and have 1.2x power.

Hyper Voice is a special 90-base power Normal-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent foes).
Wish is a status move (next turn, 50% of your Sylveon's max hp is restored).
Psyshock is a special 80-base power Psychic-type move (damages target based on defense, not special defense).
Calm Mind is a status move (raises your Sylveon'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).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Sylveon this turn).




Species: Sylveon
Item: Fairium Z / Life Orb
Ability: Pixilate
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Moonblast / Dazzling Gleam
- Synchronoise
- Hyper Voice
- Shadow Ball

Special Sweeper Sylveon (Pixilate)

Sylveon is an awesome Special Sweeper. It attempts to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Sylveon from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Sylveon's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Pixilate, Sylveon's normal-type moves become fairy type and have 1.2x power.

Moonblast is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Fairy-type move (30% chance to lower the target's special attack by 1 stage).
Dazzling Gleam is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Fairy-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent foes).
Synchronoise is a special 120-base power Psychic-type move (hits adjacent pokemon sharing your Sylveon's type).
Hyper Voice is a special 90-base power Normal-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: Sylveon
Item: Leftovers
Ability: Cute Charm
Nature: Calm (+SpD, -Atk)
EVs: 252 Hp / 4 Def / 252 SpD
Moveset:
- Moonblast
- Wish
- Shadow Ball
- Protect

Sylveon Special Wall (Sailor Sylveon)

Sylveon is a sensational Special Wall. It's purpose is to take a good amount of hits from special attacks while dealing some decent damage. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Sylveon last longer regaining it's health every turn. With Cute Charm, 30% chance of infatuating pokemon of the opposite gender if they make contact.

Moonblast is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Fairy-type move (30% chance to lower the target's special attack by 1 stage).
Wish is a status move (next turn, 50% of your Sylveon's max hp is restored).
Shadow Ball is a special 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Sylveon this turn).



Movesets for Doubles


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

HeatranGarchompScizorVaporeonVenusaur-MegaLatiosCharizard-Mega-XJirachiWeavileTerrakionKlefkiArcanine


Species: Sylveon
Item: Fairium Z / Life Orb
Ability: Pixilate
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Dazzling Gleam / Moonblast
- Hyper Voice
- Synchronoise
- Shadow Ball

Doubles Special Sweeper Sylveon (Pixilate)

Sylveon is an astounding Special Sweeper. It is meant to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Sylveon from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Sylveon's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Pixilate, Sylveon's normal-type moves become fairy type and have 1.2x power.

Dazzling Gleam is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Fairy-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent foes).
Moonblast is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Fairy-type move (30% chance to lower the target's special attack by 1 stage).
Hyper Voice is a special 90-base power Normal-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent foes).
Synchronoise is a special 120-base power Psychic-type move (hits adjacent pokemon sharing your Sylveon's type).
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 Sylveon 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
Dazzling Gleam
80
100%
10
No additional effect. Hits adjacent foes.
Disarming Voice
40
--
15
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Draining Kiss
50
100%
10
User recovers 75% of the damage dealt.
Echoed Voice
40
100%
15
Power increases when used on consecutive turns.
Fairy Wind
40
100%
30
No additional effect.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Hyper Voice
90
100%
10
No additional effect. Hits adjacent foes.
Moonblast
95
100%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Sp. Atk by 1.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy 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.
Snore
50
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Stored Power
20
100%
10
+ 20 power for each of the user's stat boosts.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Synchronoise
120
100%
10
Hits adjacent Pokemon sharing the user's type.
Trump Card
--
--
5
More power the fewer PP this move has left.
Bide
--
--
10
Waits 2 turns; deals double the damage taken.
Bite
60
100%
25
30% chance to flinch the target.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Covet
60
100%
25
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Cut
50
95%
30
No additional effect.
Dig
80
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 33% recoil.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Flail
--
100%
15
More power the less HP the user has left.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Iron Tail
100
75%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Last Resort
140
100%
5
Fails unless each known move has been used.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
Quick Attack
40
100%
30
Usually goes first.
Rage
20
100%
20
Raises the user's Attack by 1 if hit during use.
Retaliate
70
100%
5
Power doubles if an ally fainted last turn.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Skull Bash
130
100%
10
Raises user's Defense by 1 on turn 1. Hits turn 2.
Tackle
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Baby-Doll Eyes
--
100%
30
Lowers the target's Attack by 1.
Baton Pass
--
--
40
User switches, passing stat changes and more.
Calm Mind
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Atk and Sp. Def by 1.
Captivate
--
100%
20
Lowers the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 2 if opposite gender.
Celebrate
--
--
40
No competitive use.
Charm
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's Attack by 2.
Confide
--
--
20
Lowers the target's Sp. Atk by 1.
Curse
--
--
10
Curses if Ghost, else -1 Spe, +1 Atk, +1 Def.
Detect
--
--
5
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Fake Tears
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's Sp. Def by 2.
Flash
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Focus Energy
--
--
30
Raises the user's critical hit ratio by 2.
Growl
--
100%
40
Lowers the foe(s) Attack by 1.
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.
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.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Misty Terrain
--
--
10
5 turns. Can't status,-Dragon power vs grounded.
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.
Reflect
--
--
20
For 5 turns, physical damage to allies is halved.
Refresh
--
--
20
User cures its burn, poison, or paralysis.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Safeguard
--
--
25
For 5 turns, protects user's party from status.
Sand Attack
--
100%
15
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
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.
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.
Tail Whip
--
100%
30
Lowers the foe(s) Defense by 1.
Telekinesis
--
--
15
For 3 turns, target floats but moves can't miss it.
Tickle
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's Attack and Defense by 1.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target. Poison types can't miss.
Wish
--
--
10
Next turn, 50% of the user's max HP is restored.
Work Up
--
--
30
Raises the user's Attack and Sp. Atk by 1.
Yawn
--
--
10
Puts the target to sleep after 1 turn.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Sylveon 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 Sylveon

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