Competitive Information for Solgaleo [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Solgaleo solgaleo
Base Stats for Solgaleo

Psychic / Steel

Abilities:
Full Metal BodyFull Metal Body: Prevents other Pokemon from lowering this Pokemon's stat stages.


Evolutions / Family:
Cosmog
Cosmoem
Lunala
Solgaleo

Weakness Chart for Psychic/Steel-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fairy
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
  
2x
0.5x
  
0.5x
  
2x
0.5x
2x
Grass
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
0.5x
2x
0.5x
0.5x
0x
0.25x
0.5x
0.5x
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Solgaleo? 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.


Solgaleo is a spectacular Psychic and Steel-typed Pokemon. It's common to see Solgaleo show up as a Sword/Shield opponent. Solgaleo is weak to Dark, Fire, Ghost, and Ground-typed attacks.


Species: Solgaleo
Item: Life Orb / White Herb
Ability: Full Metal Body
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Sunsteel Strike
- Psychic Fangs
- Close Combat
- Flare Blitz

Physical Sweeper Solgaleo (Full Metal Body)

Solgaleo is a legendary Physical Sweeper. The purpose of this moveset is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Solgaleo's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Full Metal Body, prevents other pokemon from lowering Solgaleo's stat stages.

Sunsteel Strike is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Steel-type move (ignores the abilities of other pokemon).
Psychic Fangs is a physical STAB-boosted 85-base power Psychic-type move (destroys screens, unless the target is immune).
Close Combat is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Solgaleo's defense and special defense by 1 stage).
Flare Blitz is a physical 120-base power Fire-type move (has 33% recoil. 10% chance to burn. thaws Solgaleo).




Species: Solgaleo
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Full Metal Body
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Steel Beam / Flash Cannon
- Psychic / Psyshock
- Flamethrower
- Thunderbolt

Special Sweeper Solgaleo (Full Metal Body)

Solgaleo is a legendary Special Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Solgaleo's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Full Metal Body, prevents other pokemon from lowering Solgaleo's stat stages.

Steel Beam is a special STAB-boosted 140-base power Steel-type move (Solgaleo loses 50% max hp).
Flash Cannon is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Steel-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
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).
Flamethrower is a special 90-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).
Thunderbolt is a special 90-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Solgaleo? 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: Solgaleo
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Full Metal Body
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Earthquake
- Sunsteel Strike
- Rock Slide
- Psychic Fangs

Doubles Physical Sweeper Solgaleo (Full Metal Body)

Solgaleo is a legendary Physical Sweeper. It tries to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Solgaleo's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Full Metal Body, prevents other pokemon from lowering Solgaleo's stat stages.

Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).
Sunsteel Strike is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Steel-type move (ignores the abilities of other pokemon).
Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Psychic Fangs is a physical STAB-boosted 85-base power Psychic-type move (destroys screens, unless the target is immune).




Species: Solgaleo
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Full Metal Body
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Steel Beam / Flash Cannon
- Hyper Voice
- Psychic / Psyshock
- Snarl

Doubles Special Sweeper Solgaleo (Full Metal Body)

Solgaleo is a legendary Special Sweeper. It attempts to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Solgaleo's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Full Metal Body, prevents other pokemon from lowering Solgaleo's stat stages.

Steel Beam is a special STAB-boosted 140-base power Steel-type move (Solgaleo loses 50% max hp).
Flash Cannon is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Steel-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Hyper Voice is a special 90-base power Normal-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent foes).
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).
Snarl is a special 55-base power Dark-type move (100% chance to lower the foes special attack by 1 stage).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Solgaleo 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
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.
Flash Cannon
80
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Focus Blast
120
70%
5
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Future Sight
120
100%
10
Hits two turns after being used.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Hyper Voice
90
100%
10
No additional effect. Hits adjacent foes.
Mystical Fire
75
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's Sp. Atk by 1.
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.
Snarl
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 1.
Snore
50
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Solar Beam
120
100%
10
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2. No charge in sunlight.
Steel Beam
140
95%
5
User loses 50% max HP.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Thunder
110
70%
10
30% chance to paralyze. Can't miss in rain.
Thunderbolt
90
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Bulldoze
60
100%
20
100% chance lower adjacent Pkmn Speed by 1.
Close Combat
120
100%
5
Lowers the user's Defense and Sp. Def by 1.
Crunch
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Earthquake
100
100%
10
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dig.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Flare Blitz
120
100%
15
Has 33% recoil. 10% chance to burn. Thaws user.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Gyro Ball
--
100%
5
More power the slower the user than the target.
Heat Crash
--
100%
10
More power the heavier the user than the target.
Heavy Slam
--
100%
10
More power the heavier the user than the target.
Iron Head
80
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Iron Tail
100
75%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Metal Burst
--
100%
10
If hit by an attack, returns 1.5x damage.
Metal Claw
50
95%
35
10% chance to raise the user's Attack by 1.
Outrage
120
100%
10
Lasts 2-3 turns. Confuses the user afterwards.
Psychic Fangs
85
100%
10
Destroys screens, unless the target is immune.
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.
Stone Edge
100
80%
5
High critical hit ratio.
Sunsteel Strike
100
100%
5
Ignores the Abilities of other Pokemon.
Superpower
120
100%
5
Lowers the user's Attack and Defense by 1.
Wild Charge
90
100%
15
Has 1/4 recoil.
Zen Headbutt
80
90%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Agility
--
--
30
Raises the user's Speed by 2.
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.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Helping Hand
--
--
20
One adjacent ally's move power is 1.5x this turn.
Iron Defense
--
--
15
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
Light Screen
--
--
30
For 5 turns, special damage to allies is halved.
Metal Sound
--
85%
40
Lowers the target's Sp. Def by 2.
Morning Sun
--
--
5
Heals the user by a weather-dependent amount.
Noble Roar
--
100%
30
Lowers the target's Attack and Sp. Atk by 1.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
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.
Scary Face
--
100%
10
Lowers the target's Speed by 2.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Splash
--
--
40
No competitive use.
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.
Teleport
--
--
20
User switches out.
Thunder Wave
--
90%
20
Paralyzes the target.
Trick Room
--
--
5
Goes last. For 5 turns, turn order is reversed.
Wide Guard
--
--
10
Protects allies from multi-target moves this turn.
Work Up
--
--
30
Raises the user's Attack and Sp. Atk by 1.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Solgaleo 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 Solgaleo

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