Competitive Information for Elgyem [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Elgyem elgyem
Base Stats for Elgyem

Psychic

Abilities:
SynchronizeSynchronize: If another Pokemon burns/poisons/paralyzes this Pokemon, it also gets that status.
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AnalyticAnalytic: This Pokemon's attacks have 1.3x power if it is the last to move in a turn.
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TelepathyTelepathy: This Pokemon does not take damage from attacks made by its allies.


Evolutions / Family:
Elgyem
Beheeyem

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Elgyem? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Sword/Shield 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 Sword/Shield generation metagame.


Elgyem is an astounding Psychic-typed Pokemon. Elgyem is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Elgyem is weak to Bug, Dark, and Ghost-typed attacks.


Species: Elgyem
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Analytic
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Psychic / Psyshock
- Thunderbolt
- Energy Ball
- Shadow Ball

Special Sweeper Elgyem (Analytic)

Elgyem is an extraordinary Special Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Elgyem from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Elgyem's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Analytic, Elgyem's attacks have 1.3x power if it is the last to move in a turn.

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).
Thunderbolt is a special 90-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
Energy Ball is a special 90-base power Grass-type move (10% chance to lower the target's 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).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Elgyem? These builds have been optimized for Sword/Shield 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 Sword/Shield generation metagame.


Species: Elgyem
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Analytic
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Psychic / Psyshock
- Thunderbolt
- Energy Ball
- Shadow Ball

Doubles Special Sweeper Elgyem (Analytic)

Elgyem is pretty popular Special Sweeper. It's goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Elgyem from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Elgyem's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Analytic, Elgyem's attacks have 1.3x power if it is the last to move in a turn.

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).
Thunderbolt is a special 90-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
Energy Ball is a special 90-base power Grass-type move (10% chance to lower the target's 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).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Elgyem 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
Confusion
50
100%
25
10% chance to confuse the target.
Dark Pulse
80
100%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Energy Ball
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
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.
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.
Thunderbolt
90
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Uproar
90
100%
10
Lasts 3 turns. Active Pokemon cannot fall asleep.
Astonish
30
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
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.
Steel Wing
70
90%
25
10% chance to raise the user's Defense by 1.
Thief
60
100%
25
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Zen Headbutt
80
90%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Agility
--
--
30
Raises the user's Speed by 2.
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.
Cosmic Power
--
--
20
Raises the user's Defense and Sp. Def by 1.
Destiny Bond
--
--
5
If an opponent knocks out the user, it also faints.
Disable
--
100%
20
For 4 turns, disables the target's last move used.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Growl
--
100%
40
Lowers the foe(s) Attack by 1.
Guard Split
--
--
10
Averages Defense and Sp. Def stats with target.
Guard Swap
--
--
10
Swaps Defense and Sp. Def changes with target.
Imprison
--
--
10
No foe can use any move known by the user.
Light Screen
--
--
30
For 5 turns, special damage to allies is halved.
Nasty Plot
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Atk by 2.
Power Split
--
--
10
Averages Attack and Sp. Atk stats with target.
Power Swap
--
--
10
Swaps Attack and Sp. Atk stat stages with target.
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.
Recover
--
--
10
Heals the user by 50% of its max HP.
Reflect
--
--
20
For 5 turns, physical damage to allies is halved.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Safeguard
--
--
25
For 5 turns, protects user's party from status.
Screech
--
85%
40
Lowers the target's Defense by 2.
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.
Teleport
--
--
20
User switches out.
Thunder Wave
--
90%
20
Paralyzes the target.
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.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Elgyem can perform in Sword/Shield. 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 SS Move and Ability Combos for Elgyem

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