Competitive Information for Sylveon [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Sylveon sylveon
Base Stats for Sylveon

Fairy

Abilities:
Cute CharmCute Charm: 30% chance of infatuating Pokemon of the opposite gender if they make contact.
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PixilatePixilate: This Pokemon's Normal-type moves become Fairy type and have 1.2x power.

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


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Movesets for Singles


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

WhimsicottDragapultCorviknightIncineroarGastrodonConkeldurrVanilluxeGothitelleChandelureTogekiss


Sylveon is an interesting Fairy-typed Pokemon. It's not-uncommon to find yourself dealing with Sylveon when battling in the 8th generation meta. Sylveon's only type-related weaknesses are Poison and Steel.


Species: Sylveon
Item: Choice Specs / Pixie Plate
Ability: Pixilate
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 244 Hp / 188 Def / 76 SpA
Moveset:
- Hyper Voice / Hyper Beam
- Shadow Ball
- Mystical Fire
- Protect

Physical Wall Sylveon (Analytic)

Sylveon is popular Physical Wall. This moveset is designed to take a large amount of physical hits while dealing some decent damage. Choice Specs will increase the damage of Sylveon's special moves by 1.5x but will lock you into the first move you pick. With Pixilate, Sylveon's normal-type moves become fairy type and have 1.2x power.

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 (Sylveon 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).
Mystical Fire is a special 75-base power Fire-type move (100% chance to lower the target's special attack by 1 stage).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Sylveon this turn).




Species: Sylveon
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Pixilate
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Moonblast / Dazzling Gleam
- Hyper Voice
- Shadow Ball
- Psyshock

Special Sweeper Sylveon (Pixilate)

Sylveon is an astounding Special Sweeper. It is designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Sylveon from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Sylveon's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Pixilate, Sylveon's normal-type moves become fairy type and have 1.2x power.

Moonblast is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Fairy-type move (30% chance to lower the target's special attack by 1 stage).
Dazzling Gleam is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Fairy-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent foes).
Hyper Voice is a special 90-base power Normal-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent foes).
Shadow Ball is a special 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Psyshock is a special 80-base power Psychic-type move (damages target based on defense, not special defense).




Species: Sylveon
Item: Leftovers
Ability: Cute Charm
Nature: Calm (+SpD, -Atk)
EVs: 252 Hp / 4 Def / 252 SpD
Moveset:
- Moonblast
- Wish
- Shadow Ball
- Protect

Sylveon Special Wall (Sailor Sylveon)

Sylveon is an extraordinary Special Wall. It tries to take a great amount of hits from special attacks while dealing some decent damage. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Sylveon last longer regaining it's it's health every turn. With Cute Charm, 30% chance of infatuating pokemon of the opposite gender if they make contact.

Moonblast is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Fairy-type move (30% chance to lower the target's special attack by 1 stage).
Wish is a status move (next turn, 50% of your Sylveon's max hp is restored).
Shadow Ball is a special 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Sylveon this turn).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Sylveon? 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 Sylveon in Pokemon Sword/Shield:

CorviknightToxapexFerrothornSeismitoadExcadrillHydreigonRotom-HeatHippowdonQuagsireObstagoonGastrodonSigilyph


Species: Sylveon
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Pixilate
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Dazzling Gleam / Moonblast
- Hyper Voice
- Shadow Ball
- Psyshock

Doubles Special Sweeper Sylveon (Pixilate)

Sylveon is a notable Special Sweeper. The purpose of this moveset is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Sylveon from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Sylveon's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Pixilate, Sylveon's normal-type moves become fairy type and have 1.2x power.

Dazzling Gleam is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Fairy-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent foes).
Moonblast is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Fairy-type move (30% chance to lower the target's special attack by 1 stage).
Hyper Voice is a special 90-base power Normal-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent foes).
Shadow Ball is a special 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Psyshock is a special 80-base power Psychic-type move (damages target based on defense, not special defense).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Sylveon 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
Dazzling Gleam
80
100%
10
No additional effect. Hits adjacent foes.
Disarming Voice
40
--
15
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Draining Kiss
50
100%
10
User recovers 75% of the damage dealt.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Hyper Voice
90
100%
10
No additional effect. Hits adjacent foes.
Magical Leaf
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Moonblast
95
100%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Sp. Atk by 1.
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.
Psyshock
80
100%
10
Damages target based on Defense, not Sp. Def.
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.
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.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
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.
Play Rough
90
90%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Attack by 1.
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.
Calm Mind
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Atk and Sp. Def by 1.
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.
Misty Terrain
--
--
10
5 turns. Can't status,-Dragon power vs grounded.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Psych Up
--
--
10
Copies the target's current stat stages.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
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.
Sand Attack
--
100%
15
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Skill Swap
--
--
10
The user and the target trade Abilities.
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.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target. Poison types can't miss.
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 Sylveon 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 Sylveon

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