Competitive Information for Flareon [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Flareon flareon
Base Stats for Flareon

Fire

Abilities:
Flash FireFlash Fire: This Pokemon's Fire attacks do 1.5x damage if hit by one Fire move; Fire immunity.
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GutsGuts: If this Pokemon is statused, its Attack is 1.5x; ignores burn halving physical damage.

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Flareon? 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.


Common team mates for Flareon in Pokemon Sword/Shield:

FerrothornSeismitoadMandibuzzKyurem-BlackAvaluggRotom-MowCopperajahTerrakionTogekissGastrodonJolteon


Flareon is an awesome Fire-typed Pokemon. Flareon are common Pokemon to see in the SS metagame. Flareon is weak to Ground, Rock, and Water-typed attacks.


Species: Flareon
Item: Flame Orb / White Herb
Ability: Guts
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Flare Blitz
- Facade / Double-Edge
- Superpower
- Detect / Protect

Physical Sweeper Flareon (Guts)

Flareon is a stupendous Physical Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Flareon from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Flame Orb will burn Flareon at the end of the turn which will activate Flareon's Guts ability. Use Detect or Protect to help guarantee the Orb activates on your first turn. With Guts, if Flareon is statused its attack is 1.5x; ignores burn halving physical damage. Facade's damage doubles when the user has a status affliction. Combine that with Guts to seriously give Flareon a sweet boost.

Flare Blitz is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Fire-type move (has 33% recoil. 10% chance to burn. thaws Flareon).
Facade is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if Flareon is burn/poison/paralyzed).
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 33% recoil).
Superpower is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Flareon's attack and defense by 1 stage).
Detect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Flareon this turn).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Flareon this turn).




Species: Flareon
Item: Life Orb / White Herb
Ability: Flash Fire
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Flare Blitz / Fire Fang
- Double-Edge / Body Slam
- Superpower
- Bite

Physical Sweeper Flareon (Flash Fire)

Flareon is a marvelous Physical Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Flareon from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Flareon's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Flash Fire, Flareon's fire attacks do 1.5x damage if hit by one fire move; fire immunity.

Flare Blitz is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Fire-type move (has 33% recoil. 10% chance to burn. thaws Flareon).
Fire Fang is a physical STAB-boosted 65-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn. 10% chance to flinch).
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 33% recoil).
Body Slam is a physical 85-base power Normal-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).
Superpower is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Flareon's attack and defense by 1 stage).
Bite is a physical 60-base power Dark-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Flareon? 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.


Common team mates for Flareon in Pokemon Sword/Shield:

FerrothornSeismitoadMandibuzzKyurem-BlackAvaluggRotom-MowCopperajahTerrakionTogekissGastrodonJolteon


Species: Flareon
Item: Flame Orb / White Herb
Ability: Guts
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Flare Blitz
- Facade / Double-Edge
- Superpower
- Detect / Protect

Doubles Physical Sweeper Flareon (Guts)

Flareon is a stupendous Physical Sweeper. It is meant to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Flareon from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Flame Orb will burn Flareon at the end of the turn which will activate Flareon's Guts ability. Use Detect or Protect to help guarantee the Orb activates on your first turn. With Guts, if Flareon is statused its attack is 1.5x; ignores burn halving physical damage. Facade's damage doubles when the user has a status affliction. Combine that with Guts to seriously give Flareon a sweet boost.

Flare Blitz is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Fire-type move (has 33% recoil. 10% chance to burn. thaws Flareon).
Facade is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if Flareon is burn/poison/paralyzed).
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 33% recoil).
Superpower is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Flareon's attack and defense by 1 stage).
Detect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Flareon this turn).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Flareon this turn).




Species: Flareon
Item: Life Orb / White Herb
Ability: Flash Fire
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Flare Blitz / Fire Fang
- Double-Edge / Body Slam
- Superpower
- Bite

Doubles Physical Sweeper Flareon (Flash Fire)

Flareon is an awesome Physical Sweeper. It's meant to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Flareon from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Flareon's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Flash Fire, Flareon's fire attacks do 1.5x damage if hit by one fire move; fire immunity.

Flare Blitz is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Fire-type move (has 33% recoil. 10% chance to burn. thaws Flareon).
Fire Fang is a physical STAB-boosted 65-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn. 10% chance to flinch).
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 33% recoil).
Body Slam is a physical 85-base power Normal-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).
Superpower is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Flareon's attack and defense by 1 stage).
Bite is a physical 60-base power Dark-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Flareon 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
Ember
40
100%
25
10% chance to burn the target.
Fire Blast
110
85%
5
10% chance to burn the target.
Fire Spin
35
85%
15
Traps and damages the target for 4-5 turns.
Flamethrower
90
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Heat Wave
95
90%
10
10% chance to burn the foe(s).
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Hyper Voice
90
100%
10
No additional effect. Hits adjacent foes.
Lava Plume
80
100%
15
30% chance to burn adjacent Pokemon.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Mystical Fire
75
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's Sp. Atk by 1.
Overheat
130
90%
5
Lowers the user's Sp. Atk by 2.
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.
Smog
30
70%
20
40% chance to poison the target.
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.
Weather Ball
50
100%
10
Power doubles and type varies in each weather.
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.
Dig
80
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Double Kick
30
100%
30
Hits 2 times in one turn.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 33% recoil.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Fire Fang
65
95%
15
10% chance to burn. 10% chance to flinch.
Flail
--
100%
15
More power the less HP the user has left.
Flare Blitz
120
100%
15
Has 33% recoil. 10% chance to burn. Thaws user.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
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.
Pay Day
40
100%
20
Scatters coins.
Quick Attack
40
100%
30
Usually goes first.
Retaliate
70
100%
5
Power doubles if an ally fainted last turn.
Superpower
120
100%
5
Lowers the user's Attack and Defense by 1.
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.
Charm
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's Attack by 2.
Copycat
--
--
20
Uses the last move used in the battle.
Curse
--
--
10
Curses if Ghost, else -1 Spe, +1 Atk, +1 Def.
Detect
--
--
5
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Fake Tears
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's Sp. Def by 2.
Focus Energy
--
--
30
Raises the user's critical hit ratio by 2.
Growl
--
100%
40
Lowers the foe(s) Attack by 1.
Helping Hand
--
--
20
One adjacent ally's move power is 1.5x this turn.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Sand Attack
--
100%
15
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Scary Face
--
100%
10
Lowers the target's Speed by 2.
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.
Tail Whip
--
100%
30
Lowers the foe(s) Defense by 1.
Tickle
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's Attack and Defense by 1.
Will-O-Wisp
--
85%
15
Burns the target.
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 Flareon 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 Flareon

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