Competitive Information for Vanillish [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Vanillish vanillish
Base Stats for Vanillish

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.
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Weak ArmorWeak Armor: If a physical attack hits this Pokemon, Defense is lowered by 1, Speed is raised by 2.


Evolutions / Family:
Vanillite
Vanillish
Vanilluxe

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 Vanillish? 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.


Vanillish is pretty popular Ice-typed Pokemon. Vanillish is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Vanillish is weak to Fighting, Fire, Rock, and Steel-typed attacks.


Species: Vanillish
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Weak Armor
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Icicle Crash / Avalanche
- Facade
- Astonish
- Acid Armor

Physical Sweeper Vanillish (Weak Armor)

Vanillish is a sensational Physical Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Vanillish from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Vanillish's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Weak Armor, if a physical attack hits Vanillish defense is lowered by 1 speed is raised by 2. Facade's damage doubles when the user has a status affliction.

Icicle Crash is a physical STAB-boosted 85-base power Ice-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Avalanche is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Ice-type move (power doubles if Vanillish is damaged by the target).
Facade is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if Vanillish is burn/poison/paralyzed).
Astonish is a physical 30-base power Ghost-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Acid Armor is a status move (raises your Vanillish's defense by 2 stages).




Species: Vanillish
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Weak Armor
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Ice Beam / Icy Wind
- Hyper Voice / Round
- Flash Cannon
- Mirror Coat

Special Sweeper Vanillish (Weak Armor)

Vanillish is a wonderful Special Sweeper. It is designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Vanillish from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Vanillish's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Weak Armor, if a physical attack hits Vanillish defense is lowered by 1 speed is raised by 2.

Ice Beam is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Icy Wind is a special STAB-boosted 55-base power Ice-type move (100% chance to lower the foes speed by 1 stage).
Hyper Voice is a special 90-base power Normal-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent foes).
Round is a special 60-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if others used round this turn).
Flash Cannon is a special 80-base power Steel-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Mirror Coat is a special 0-base power Psychic-type move (if hit by special attack, returns double damage).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Vanillish? 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: Vanillish
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Weak Armor
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Icicle Crash / Avalanche
- Facade
- Astonish
- Acid Armor

Doubles Physical Sweeper Vanillish (Weak Armor)

Vanillish is a stupendous Physical Sweeper. It is meant to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Vanillish from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Vanillish's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Weak Armor, if a physical attack hits Vanillish defense is lowered by 1 speed is raised by 2. Facade's damage doubles when the user has a status affliction.

Icicle Crash is a physical STAB-boosted 85-base power Ice-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Avalanche is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Ice-type move (power doubles if Vanillish is damaged by the target).
Facade is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if Vanillish is burn/poison/paralyzed).
Astonish is a physical 30-base power Ghost-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Acid Armor is a status move (raises your Vanillish's defense by 2 stages).




Species: Vanillish
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Weak Armor
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Hyper Voice / Round
- Icy Wind / Ice Beam
- Flash Cannon
- Mirror Coat

Doubles Special Sweeper Vanillish (Weak Armor)

Vanillish is a phenomenal Special Sweeper. It's designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Vanillish from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Vanillish's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Weak Armor, if a physical attack hits Vanillish defense is lowered by 1 speed is raised by 2.

Hyper Voice is a special 90-base power Normal-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent foes).
Round is a special 60-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if others used round this 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).
Flash Cannon is a special 80-base power Steel-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Mirror Coat is a special 0-base power Psychic-type move (if hit by special attack, returns double damage).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Vanillish 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.
Flash Cannon
80
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
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.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
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.
Uproar
90
100%
10
Lasts 3 turns. Active Pokemon cannot fall asleep.
Astonish
30
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Avalanche
60
100%
10
Power doubles if user is damaged by the target.
Explosion
250
100%
5
Hits adjacent Pokemon. The user faints.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
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.
Self-Destruct
200
100%
5
Hits adjacent Pokemon. The user faints.
Acid Armor
--
--
20
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
Ally Switch
--
--
15
The user swaps positions with its ally.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Aurora Veil
--
--
20
For 5 turns, damage to allies is halved. Hail only.
Autotomize
--
--
15
Raises the user's Speed by 2; user loses 100 kg.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Hail
--
--
10
For 5 turns, hail crashes down.
Harden
--
--
30
Raises the user's Defense by 1.
Imprison
--
--
10
No foe can use any move known by the user.
Iron Defense
--
--
15
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
Light Screen
--
--
30
For 5 turns, special damage to allies is halved.
Magnet Rise
--
--
10
For 5 turns, the user has immunity to Ground.
Mist
--
--
30
For 5 turns, protects user's party from stat drops.
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.
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.
Taunt
--
100%
20
Target can't use status moves its next 3 turns.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Vanillish 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 Vanillish

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