Competitive Information for Jolteon [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Jolteon jolteon
Base Stats for Jolteon

Electric

Abilities:
Volt AbsorbVolt Absorb: This Pokemon heals 1/4 of its max HP when hit by Electric moves; Electric immunity.
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Quick FeetQuick Feet: If this Pokemon is statused, its Speed is 1.5x; ignores Speed drop from paralysis.

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Jolteon? 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 Jolteon in Pokemon Sword/Shield:

TogekissExcadrillRotom-WashGourgeist-SuperTorracatRoseradeIncineroarSeismitoadHawluchaIndeedee


Jolteon is a sensational Electric-typed Pokemon. It's a frequent sight to see Jolteon out in the 8th generation battlefield. Jolteon's only type-related weakness is Ground.


Species: Jolteon
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Volt Absorb
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Thunderbolt / Thunder
- Shadow Ball
- Mud-Slap
- Protect

Special Sweeper Jolteon (Analytic)

Jolteon is a fabulous Special Sweeper. It was designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Jolteon from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Jolteon's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Volt Absorb, Jolteon heals 1/4 of its max hp when hit by electric moves; electric immunity.

Thunderbolt is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
Thunder is a special STAB-boosted 110-base power Electric-type move (30% chance to paralyze. can't miss in rain).
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).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Jolteon this turn).




Species: Jolteon
Item: Flame Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Quick Feet
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Thunderbolt / Discharge
- Hyper Voice / Hyper Beam
- Shadow Ball
- Mud-Slap

Special Sweeper Jolteon (Quick Feet)

Jolteon is a decent Special Sweeper. It's designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Jolteon from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Flame Orb will burn Jolteon at the end of the turn which will activate Jolteon's Quick Feet ability. With Quick Feet, if Jolteon is statused its speed is 1.5x; ignores speed drop from paralysis.

Thunderbolt is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
Discharge is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Electric-type move (30% chance to paralyze adjacent pokemon).
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 (Jolteon 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 Jolteon? 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 Jolteon in Pokemon Sword/Shield:

PelipperFerrothornKeldeoGyaradosArcanineTorkoalVenusaurEspeonPolteageistLaprasDugtrio-AlolaCrustle


Species: Jolteon
Item: Flame Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Quick Feet
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Discharge / Thunderbolt
- Hyper Voice / Hyper Beam
- Shadow Ball
- Mud-Slap

Doubles Special Sweeper Jolteon (Quick Feet)

Jolteon is an interesting Special Sweeper. It is meant to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Jolteon from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Flame Orb will burn Jolteon at the end of the turn which will activate Jolteon's Quick Feet ability. With Quick Feet, if Jolteon is statused its speed is 1.5x; ignores speed drop from paralysis.

Discharge is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Electric-type move (30% chance to paralyze adjacent pokemon).
Thunderbolt is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
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 (Jolteon 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).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Jolteon 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
Discharge
80
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze adjacent Pokemon.
Electro Ball
--
100%
10
More power the faster the user is than the target.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Hyper Voice
90
100%
10
No additional effect. Hits adjacent foes.
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.
Thunder
110
70%
10
30% chance to paralyze. Can't miss in rain.
Thunder Shock
40
100%
30
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Thunderbolt
90
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Volt Switch
70
100%
20
User switches out after damaging the target.
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.
Flail
--
100%
15
More power the less HP the user has left.
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.
Pin Missile
25
95%
20
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
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.
Thunder Fang
65
95%
15
10% chance to paralyze. 10% chance to flinch.
Wild Charge
90
100%
15
Has 1/4 recoil.
Agility
--
--
30
Raises the user's Speed by 2.
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.
Light Screen
--
--
30
For 5 turns, special damage to allies is halved.
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.
Thunder Wave
--
90%
20
Paralyzes the target.
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 Jolteon 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 Jolteon

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