Competitive Information for Alolan Vulpix [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Vulpix-alola vulpix-alola
Base Stats for Vulpix-Alola

Ice

Abilities:
Snow CloakSnow Cloak: If Hail is active, this Pokemon's evasiveness is 1.25x; immunity to Hail.
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Snow WarningSnow Warning: On switch-in, this Pokemon summons Hail.


Evolutions / Family:
Vulpix

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 Vulpix-alola? 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.


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


Species: Vulpix-Alola
Item: Icy Rock / Eviolite
Ability: Snow Warning
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Foul Play
- Body Slam / Facade
- Zen Headbutt
- Ice Shard

Physical Sweeper Vulpix-Alola (Snow Warning)

Vulpix is a remarkable Physical Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Vulpix is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield until Eviolte was added to the mix. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. Focus Sash helps protect Vulpix from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Vulpix's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. Snow Warning changes the weather to Hail when Vulpix is sent out onto the field. This help boosts all ice attacks while the Hail remains active. Facade's damage doubles when the user has a status affliction.

Foul Play is a physical 95-base power Dark-type move (uses target's attack stat in damage calculation).
Body Slam is a physical 85-base power Normal-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).
Facade is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if Vulpix is burn/poison/paralyzed).
Zen Headbutt is a physical 80-base power Psychic-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Ice Shard is a physical STAB-boosted priority-increased 40-base power Ice-type move (usually goes first).




Species: Vulpix-Alola
Item: Icy Rock / Eviolite
Ability: Snow Warning
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Blizzard / Ice Beam
- Moonblast
- Extrasensory
- Dark Pulse

Special Sweeper Vulpix-Alola (Snow Warning)

Vulpix is a notable Special Sweeper. It is meant to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Vulpix is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield without an Eviolite attached to it. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. Focus Sash helps protect Vulpix from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Vulpix's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. Snow Warning changes the weather to Hail when Vulpix is sent out onto the field. This help boosts all ice attacks while the Hail remains active.

Blizzard is a special STAB-boosted 110-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze foes. can't miss in hail).
Ice Beam is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Moonblast is a special 95-base power Fairy-type move (30% chance to lower the target's special attack by 1 stage).
Extrasensory is a special 80-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to flinch the target).
Dark Pulse is a special 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Vulpix-alola? 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: Vulpix-Alola
Item: Icy Rock / Eviolite
Ability: Snow Warning
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Foul Play
- Body Slam / Facade
- Zen Headbutt
- Ice Shard

Doubles Physical Sweeper Vulpix-Alola (Snow Warning)

Vulpix is a marvelous Physical Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Vulpix is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield without an Eviolite attached to it. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. Focus Sash helps protect Vulpix from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Vulpix's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. Snow Warning changes the weather to Hail when Vulpix is sent out onto the field. This help boosts all ice attacks while the Hail remains active. Facade's damage doubles when the user has a status affliction.

Foul Play is a physical 95-base power Dark-type move (uses target's attack stat in damage calculation).
Body Slam is a physical 85-base power Normal-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).
Facade is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if Vulpix is burn/poison/paralyzed).
Zen Headbutt is a physical 80-base power Psychic-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Ice Shard is a physical STAB-boosted priority-increased 40-base power Ice-type move (usually goes first).




Species: Vulpix-Alola
Item: Icy Rock / Eviolite
Ability: Snow Warning
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Blizzard / Icy Wind
- Moonblast
- Extrasensory
- Dark Pulse

Doubles Special Sweeper Vulpix-Alola (Snow Warning)

Vulpix is a pretty decent Special Sweeper. This moveset attempts to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Vulpix is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield without an Eviolite attached to it. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. Focus Sash helps protect Vulpix from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Vulpix's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. Snow Warning changes the weather to Hail when Vulpix is sent out onto the field. This help boosts all ice attacks while the Hail remains active.

Blizzard is a special STAB-boosted 110-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze foes. can't miss in hail).
Icy Wind is a special STAB-boosted 55-base power Ice-type move (100% chance to lower the foes speed by 1 stage).
Moonblast is a special 95-base power Fairy-type move (30% chance to lower the target's special attack by 1 stage).
Extrasensory is a special 80-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to flinch the target).
Dark Pulse is a special 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Vulpix-alola 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.
Dark Pulse
80
100%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Draining Kiss
50
100%
10
User recovers 75% of the damage dealt.
Extrasensory
80
100%
20
10% chance to flinch the target.
Freeze-Dry
70
100%
20
10% chance to freeze. Super effective on Water.
Hex
65
100%
10
Power doubles if the target has a status ailment.
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.
Moonblast
95
100%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Sp. Atk by 1.
Powder Snow
40
100%
25
10% chance to freeze the foe(s).
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.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Weather Ball
50
100%
10
Power doubles and type varies in each weather.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Dig
80
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Flail
--
100%
15
More power the less HP the user has left.
Foul Play
95
100%
15
Uses target's Attack stat in damage calculation.
Ice Shard
40
100%
30
Usually goes first.
Iron Tail
100
75%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Payback
50
100%
10
Power doubles if the user moves after the target.
Tail Slap
25
85%
10
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Zen Headbutt
80
90%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Agility
--
--
30
Raises the user's Speed by 2.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Aurora Veil
--
--
20
For 5 turns, damage to allies is halved. Hail only.
Baby-Doll Eyes
--
100%
30
Lowers the target's Attack by 1.
Charm
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's Attack by 2.
Confuse Ray
--
100%
10
Confuses the target.
Disable
--
100%
20
For 4 turns, disables the target's last move used.
Encore
--
100%
5
Target repeats its last move for its next 3 turns.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Grudge
--
--
5
If the user faints, the attack used loses all its PP.
Hail
--
--
10
For 5 turns, hail crashes down.
Howl
--
--
40
Raises the user's and ally's Attack by 1.
Hypnosis
--
60%
20
Causes the target to fall asleep.
Imprison
--
--
10
No foe can use any move known by the user.
Mist
--
--
30
For 5 turns, protects user's party from stat drops.
Power Swap
--
--
10
Swaps Attack and Sp. Atk stat stages with target.
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.
Roar
--
--
20
Forces the target to switch to a random ally.
Safeguard
--
--
25
For 5 turns, protects user's party from status.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Spite
--
100%
10
Lowers the PP of the target's last move by 4.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Tail Whip
--
100%
30
Lowers the foe(s) Defense by 1.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Vulpix-alola 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 Vulpix-alola

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