Competitive Information for Glalie [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Glalie glalie
Base Stats for Glalie

Ice

Abilities:
Inner FocusInner Focus: This Pokemon cannot be made to flinch. Immune to Intimidate.
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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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MoodyMoody: Boosts a random stat (except accuracy/evasion) +2 and another stat -1 every turn.


Evolutions / Family:
Snorunt
Froslass
Glalie

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

Optimize Glalie's EVs for Sword/Shield

Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Glalie? 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.


Glalie is a notable Ice-typed Pokemon. Glalie are common Pokemon to see in the SS metagame. Glalie is weak to Fighting, Fire, Rock, and Steel-typed attacks.


Species: Glalie
Item: Leftovers / Life Orb
Ability: Ice Body
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Steel Roller / Iron Head
- Double-Edge / Body Slam
- Icicle Crash / Ice Fang
- Earthquake / Bulldoze

Physical Sweeper Glalie (Ice Body)

Glalie is a stupendous Physical Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Glalie last longer regaining it's it's health every turn. Life Orb boosts the power of Glalie'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 Glalie heals 1/16 of its max hp each turn; immunity to hail.

Steel Roller is a physical 130-base power Steel-type move (fails if there is no terrain active. ends the effects of terrain).
Iron Head is a physical 80-base power Steel-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
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).
Icicle Crash is a physical STAB-boosted 85-base power Ice-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Ice Fang is a physical STAB-boosted 65-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze. 10% chance to flinch).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon).
Bulldoze is a physical 60-base power Ground-type move (100% chance lower adjacent pkmn speed by 1 stage).



Species: Glalie
Item: Life Orb / Choice Specs
Ability: Ice Body
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Weather Ball / Ice Beam
- Shadow Ball / Hex
- Dark Pulse
- Hyper Beam / Round

Special Sweeper Glalie (Ice Body)

Glalie is a stupendous Special Sweeper. This moveset attempts to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Choice Specs will increase the damage of Glalie's special moves by 1.5x but will lock you into the first move you pick. Life Orb boosts the power of Glalie'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 Glalie heals 1/16 of its max hp each turn; immunity to hail.

Weather Ball is a special 50-base power Normal-type move (power doubles and type varies in each weather).
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).
Hex is a special 65-base power Ghost-type move (power doubles if the target has a status ailment).
Dark Pulse is a special 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Hyper Beam is a special 150-base power Normal-type move (Glalie cannot move next turn).
Round is a special 60-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if others used round this turn).


Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Glalie? 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: Glalie
Item: Leftovers / Life Orb
Ability: Ice Body
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Earthquake / Bulldoze
- Steel Roller / Iron Head
- Double-Edge / Body Slam
- Icicle Crash / Ice Fang

Doubles Physical Sweeper Glalie (Ice Body)

Glalie is a sensational Physical Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Glalie last longer regaining it's it's health points every turn. Life Orb boosts the power of Glalie'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 Glalie heals 1/16 of its max hp each turn; immunity to hail.

Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon).
Bulldoze is a physical 60-base power Ground-type move (100% chance lower adjacent pkmn speed by 1 stage).
Steel Roller is a physical 130-base power Steel-type move (fails if there is no terrain active. ends the effects of terrain).
Iron Head is a physical 80-base power Steel-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
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).
Icicle Crash is a physical STAB-boosted 85-base power Ice-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Ice Fang is a physical STAB-boosted 65-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze. 10% chance to flinch).



Species: Glalie
Item: Life Orb / Choice Specs
Ability: Ice Body
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Icy Wind / Weather Ball
- Shadow Ball / Hex
- Dark Pulse
- Hyper Beam / Round

Doubles Special Sweeper Glalie (Ice Body)

Glalie is a sensational Special Sweeper. It is designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Choice Specs will increase the damage of Glalie's special moves by 1.5x but will lock you into the first move you pick. Life Orb boosts the power of Glalie'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 Glalie heals 1/16 of its max hp each turn; immunity to hail.

Icy Wind is a special STAB-boosted 55-base power Ice-type move (100% chance to lower the foes speed by 1 stage).
Weather Ball is a special 50-base power Normal-type move (power doubles and type varies in each weather).
Shadow Ball is a special 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Hex is a special 65-base power Ghost-type move (power doubles if the target has a status ailment).
Dark Pulse is a special 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Hyper Beam is a special 150-base power Normal-type move (Glalie cannot move next turn).
Round is a special 60-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if others used round this turn).


Movepool


Wondering what moves can Glalie 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.
Dark Pulse
80
100%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Freeze-Dry
70
100%
20
10% chance to freeze. Super effective on Water.
Frost Breath
60
90%
10
Always results in a critical hit.
Hex
65
100%
10
Power doubles if the target has a status ailment.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
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.
Powder Snow
40
100%
25
10% chance to freeze the foe(s).
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.
Sheer Cold
--
30%
5
OHKOs non-Ice targets. Fails if user's lower level.
Snore
50
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Water Pulse
60
100%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
Weather Ball
50
100%
10
Power doubles and type varies in each weather.
Astonish
30
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
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.
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.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 33% recoil.
Earthquake
100
100%
10
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dig.
Explosion
250
100%
5
Hits adjacent Pokemon. The user faints.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Gyro Ball
--
100%
5
More power the slower the user than the target.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Ice Fang
65
95%
15
10% chance to freeze. 10% chance to flinch.
Ice Shard
40
100%
30
Usually goes first.
Icicle Crash
85
90%
10
30% chance to flinch the target.
Icicle Spear
25
100%
30
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Iron Head
80
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Payback
50
100%
10
Power doubles if the user moves after the target.
Rollout
30
90%
20
Power doubles with each hit. Repeats for 5 turns.
Self-Destruct
200
100%
5
Hits adjacent Pokemon. The user faints.
Steel Roller
130
100%
5
Fails if there is no terrain active. Ends the effects of terrain.
Super Fang
--
90%
10
Does damage equal to 1/2 target's current HP.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Block
--
--
5
Prevents the target from switching out.
Confide
--
--
20
Lowers the target's Sp. Atk by 1.
Defense Curl
--
--
40
Raises the user's Defense by 1.
Disable
--
100%
20
For 4 turns, disables the target's last move used.
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.
Hail
--
--
10
For 5 turns, hail crashes down.
Laser Focus
--
--
30
Until the end of the next turn, user's moves crit.
Leer
--
100%
30
Lowers the foe(s) Defense by 1.
Light Screen
--
--
30
For 5 turns, special damage to allies is halved.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
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.
Safeguard
--
--
25
For 5 turns, protects user's party from status.
Scary Face
--
100%
10
Lowers the target's Speed by 2.
Sing
--
55%
15
Causes the target to fall asleep.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Spikes
--
--
20
Hurts grounded foes on switch-in. Max 3 layers.
Spite
--
100%
10
Lowers the PP of the target's last move by 4.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Swagger
--
85%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Switcheroo
--
100%
10
User switches its held item with the target's.
Taunt
--
100%
20
Target can't use status moves its next 3 turns.
Torment
--
100%
15
Target can't select the same move twice in a row.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target. Poison types can't miss.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Glalie 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 Glalie

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