Competitive Information for Vaporeon [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Vaporeon vaporeon
Base Stats for Vaporeon

Water

Abilities:
Water AbsorbWater Absorb: This Pokemon heals 1/4 of its max HP when hit by Water moves; Water immunity.
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HydrationHydration: This Pokemon has its status cured at the end of each turn if Rain Dance is active.

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


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Movesets for Singles


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

JolteonUmbreonSylveonLeafeonGlaceonFrosmothPelipperBlastoiseCofagrigusRaichu-Alola


Vaporeon is a phenomenal Water-typed Pokemon. It's a common sight to see Vaporeon out in the 8th generation battlefield. Vaporeon's only type-related weaknesses are Electric and Grass.


Species: Vaporeon
Item: Leftovers / Weakness Policy
Ability: Water Absorb
Nature: Calm (+SpD, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Def / 252 SpD
Moveset:
- Scald / Surf
- Icy Wind / Ice Beam
- Acid Armor
- Helping Hand / Work Up

Double Wall Vaporeon (Analytic)

Vaporeon is a marvelous Double Wall. It's purpose is to have enough defenses and bulk to take both physical and special hits. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Vaporeon last longer regaining it's life every turn. Weakness Policy activates if Vaporeon is hit by a super effective move. The Weakness Policy is consumed and its Attack and Special Attack are increased by two stages each. With Water Absorb, Vaporeon heals 1/4 of its max hp when hit by water moves; water immunity.

Scald is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (30% chance to burn the target. thaws target).
Surf is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Water-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. double damage on dive).
Icy Wind is a special 55-base power Ice-type move (100% chance to lower the foes speed by 1 stage).
Ice Beam is a special 90-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Acid Armor is a status move (raises your Vaporeon's defense by 2 stages).
Helping Hand is a status move (one adjacent ally's move power is 1.5x this turn).
Work Up is a status move (raises your Vaporeon's attack and special attack by 1 stage).




Species: Vaporeon
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Water Absorb
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Surf / Scald
- Ice Beam
- Hyper Voice
- Shadow Ball

Special Sweeper Vaporeon (Water Absorb)

Vaporeon is a sensational Special Sweeper. This moveset attempts to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Vaporeon's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Water Absorb, Vaporeon heals 1/4 of its max hp when hit by water moves; water immunity.

Surf is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Water-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. double damage on dive).
Scald is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (30% chance to burn the target. thaws target).
Ice Beam is a special 90-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
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).




Species: Vaporeon
Item: Leftovers
Ability: Hydration
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 215 Hp / 215 SpA / 80 Spe
Moveset:
- Shadow Ball
- Rain Dance
- Sleep Talk
- Rest

Vaporeon Special Tank (Vapor Hydration)

Vaporeon is a remarkable Special Tank. It is meant to take a great amount of hits from special attacks while dealing some decent damage. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Vaporeon last longer regaining it's it's health every turn. With Hydration, Vaporeon has its status cured at the end of each turn if rain dance is active.

Shadow Ball is a special 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Rain Dance is a status move (for 5 turns, heavy rain powers water moves).
Sleep Talk is a status move (Vaporeon must be asleep. uses another known move).
Rest is a status move (Vaporeon sleeps 2 turns and restores hp and status).




Species: Vaporeon
Item: Leftovers
Ability: Water Absorb
Nature: Bold (+Def, -Atk)
EVs: 136 Hp / 136 Def / 136 SpD / 100 Spe
Moveset:
- Scald
- Wish
- Baton Pass
- Acid Armor / Aqua Ring

Vaporeon Double Wall (Baton Tank)

Vaporeon is a wonderful Double Wall. It's designed to have enough defenses and bulk to take both physical and special hits. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Vaporeon last longer regaining it's stamina every turn. With Water Absorb, Vaporeon heals 1/4 of its max hp when hit by water moves; water immunity.

Scald is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (30% chance to burn the target. thaws target).
Wish is a status move (next turn, 50% of your Vaporeon's max hp is restored).
Baton Pass is a status move (Vaporeon switches, passing stat changes and more).
Acid Armor is a status move (raises your Vaporeon's defense by 2 stages).
Aqua Ring is a status move (Vaporeon recovers 1/16 max hp per turn).



Movesets for Doubles


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

CorviknightExcadrillRotom-HeatHattereneKommo-oHippowdonConkeldurrObstagoonTerrakionRotom-MowSnorlaxRhyperior


Species: Vaporeon
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Water Absorb
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Surf / Scald
- Hyper Voice
- Icy Wind / Ice Beam
- Shadow Ball

Doubles Special Sweeper Vaporeon (Water Absorb)

Vaporeon is a wonderful Special Sweeper. It is meant to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Vaporeon's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Water Absorb, Vaporeon heals 1/4 of its max hp when hit by water moves; water immunity.

Surf is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Water-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. double damage on dive).
Scald is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (30% chance to burn the target. thaws target).
Hyper Voice is a special 90-base power Normal-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent foes).
Icy Wind is a special 55-base power Ice-type move (100% chance to lower the foes speed by 1 stage).
Ice Beam is a special 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).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Vaporeon 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
Aurora Beam
65
100%
20
10% chance to lower the target's Attack by 1.
Blizzard
110
70%
5
10% chance to freeze foe(s). Can't miss in hail.
Brine
65
100%
10
Power doubles if the target's HP is 50% or less.
Hydro Pump
110
80%
5
No additional effect.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
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.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Muddy Water
90
85%
10
30% chance to lower the foe(s) accuracy by 1.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Scald
80
100%
15
30% chance to burn the target. Thaws target.
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.
Surf
90
100%
15
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dive.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Water Gun
40
100%
25
No additional effect.
Water Pulse
60
100%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
Weather Ball
50
100%
10
Power doubles and type varies in each weather.
Whirlpool
35
85%
15
Traps and damages the target for 4-5 turns.
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.
Dive
80
100%
10
Dives underwater 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.
Liquidation
85
100%
10
20% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Pay Day
40
100%
20
Scatters coins.
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.
Waterfall
80
100%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Acid Armor
--
--
20
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
Aqua Ring
--
--
20
User recovers 1/16 max HP per turn.
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.
Hail
--
--
10
For 5 turns, hail crashes down.
Haze
--
--
30
Eliminates all stat changes.
Helping Hand
--
--
20
One adjacent ally's move power is 1.5x this turn.
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.
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 Vaporeon 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 Vaporeon

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