Competitive Information for Glaceon [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Glaceon glaceon
Base Stats for Glaceon

Ice

Abilities:
Ice BodyIce Body: If Hail is active, this Pokemon heals 1/16 of its max HP each turn; immunity to Hail.
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Snow CloakSnow Cloak: If Hail is active, this Pokemon's evasiveness is 1.25x; immunity to Hail.

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Glaceon? 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 single-battle team mates for Glaceon in Pokemon Sword/Shield:

IncineroarNinetales-AlolaGothitelleWhimsicottMudsdalePassimianDracovishVanilluxeDragapultTogekiss


Glaceon is a stupendous Ice-typed Pokemon. It's pretty common to see Glaceon show up as a Sword/Shield opponent. Glaceon is weak to Fighting, Fire, Rock, and Steel-typed attacks.


Species: Glaceon
Item: Choice Specs / Weakness Policy
Ability: Snow Cloak
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 252 Hp / 252 SpA / 4 Spe
Moveset:
- Hyper Beam
- Shadow Ball
- Freeze-Dry / Blizzard
- Protect

Special Tank Glaceon (Analytic)

Glaceon is a spectacular Special Tank. It's primary goal is to take a mighty amount of hits from special attacks while dealing some decent damage. Weakness Policy activates if Glaceon is hit by a super effective move. The Weakness Policy is consumed and its Attack and Special Attack are increased by two stages each. Choice Specs will increase the damage of Glaceon's special moves by 1.5x but will lock you into the first move you pick. With Snow Cloak, if hail is active Glaceon's evasiveness is 1.25x; immunity to hail.

Hyper Beam is a special 150-base power Normal-type move (Glaceon cannot move next turn).
Shadow Ball is a special 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Freeze-Dry is a special STAB-boosted 70-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze. super effective on water).
Blizzard is a special STAB-boosted 110-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze foes. can't miss in hail).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Glaceon this turn).




Species: Glaceon
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Ice Body
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Ice Beam / Freeze-Dry
- Hyper Voice / Hyper Beam
- Shadow Ball
- Mud-Slap

Special Sweeper Glaceon (Ice Body)

Glaceon is an interesting Special Sweeper. It's goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Glaceon's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Ice Body, if hail is active Glaceon heals 1/16 of its max hp each turn; immunity to hail.

Ice Beam is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Freeze-Dry is a special STAB-boosted 70-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze. super effective on water).
Hyper Voice is a special 90-base power Normal-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent foes).
Hyper Beam is a special 150-base power Normal-type move (Glaceon cannot move next turn).
Shadow Ball is a special 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Mud-Slap is a special 20-base power Ground-type move (100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1 stage).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Glaceon? 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 double-battle team mates for Glaceon in Pokemon Sword/Shield:

DragapultMandibuzzTorkoalExcadrillTogekissHattereneSylveonTyranitarVaporeonToxtricityEspeonRunerigus


Species: Glaceon
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Ice Body
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Hyper Voice / Hyper Beam
- Icy Wind / Ice Beam
- Shadow Ball
- Mud-Slap

Doubles Special Sweeper Glaceon (Ice Body)

Glaceon is a notable Special Sweeper. It's designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Glaceon's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Ice Body, if hail is active Glaceon heals 1/16 of its max hp each turn; immunity to hail.

Hyper Voice is a special 90-base power Normal-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent foes).
Hyper Beam is a special 150-base power Normal-type move (Glaceon cannot move next turn).
Icy Wind is a special STAB-boosted 55-base power Ice-type move (100% chance to lower the foes speed by 1 stage).
Ice Beam is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Shadow Ball is a special 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Mud-Slap is a special 20-base power Ground-type move (100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1 stage).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Glaceon 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
Blizzard
110
70%
5
10% chance to freeze foe(s). Can't miss in hail.
Freeze-Dry
70
100%
20
10% chance to freeze. Super effective on Water.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Hyper Voice
90
100%
10
No additional effect. Hits adjacent foes.
Ice Beam
90
100%
10
10% chance to freeze the target.
Icy Wind
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Speed by 1.
Mirror Coat
--
100%
20
If hit by special attack, returns double damage.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
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.
Weather Ball
50
100%
10
Power doubles and type varies in each weather.
Avalanche
60
100%
10
Power doubles if user is damaged by the target.
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.
Flail
--
100%
15
More power the less HP the user has left.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Ice Fang
65
95%
15
10% chance to freeze. 10% chance to flinch.
Ice Shard
40
100%
30
Usually goes first.
Icicle Spear
25
100%
30
Hits 2-5 times in one 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.
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.
Hail
--
--
10
For 5 turns, hail crashes down.
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.
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.
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 Glaceon 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 Glaceon

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