Competitive Information for Braixen [X/Y]

Competitive Pokemon X/Y Movesets and Strategies for Braixen braixen
Base Stats for Braixen

Fire

Abilities:
BlazeBlaze: At 1/3 or less of its max HP, this Pokemon's attacking stat is 1.5x with Fire attacks.
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MagicianMagician: If this Pokemon has no item, it steals the item off a Pokemon it hits with an attack.


Evolutions / Family:
Fennekin
Braixen
Delphox

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Braixen? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in X/Y 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 X/Y generation metagame.


Braixen is a spectacular Fire-typed Pokemon. Braixen is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Braixen is weak to Ground, Rock, and Water-typed attacks.


Species: Braixen
Item: Life Orb / White Herb
Ability: Blaze
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Overheat / Flamethrower
- Psychic / Psyshock
- Solar Beam
- Round

Special Sweeper Braixen (Blaze)

Braixen is a stupendous Special Sweeper. It's meant to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Braixen from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Braixen's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Blaze, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Braixen's attacking stat is 1.5x with fire attacks.

Overheat is a special STAB-boosted 130-base power Fire-type move (lowers your Braixen's special attack by 2 stages).
Flamethrower is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).
Psychic is a special 90-base power Psychic-type move (10% 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).
Solar Beam is a special 120-base power Grass-type move (charges turn 1. hits turn 2. no charge in sunlight).
Round is a special 60-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if others used round this turn).




Species: Braixen
Item: Stick
Ability: Magician
Nature: Hardy
EVs: 252 Hp / 252 Atk / 4 Def
Moveset:
- Foul Play
- Grass Knot / Frustration
- Trick / Wonder Room
- Cut / Confide

Magician Braixen

Braixen is a sensational Physical Tank. It's primary goal is to take a great amount of physical hits while dealing some decent damage. With Magician, if Braixen has no item it steals the item off a pokemon it hits with an attack.

Foul Play is a physical 95-base power Dark-type move (uses target's attack stat in damage calculation).
Grass Knot is a special 0-base power Grass-type move (more power the heavier the target).
Frustration is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at minimum happiness).
Trick is a status move (Braixen switches its held item with the target's).
Wonder Room is a status move (for 5 turns, all defense and special defense stats switch).
Cut is a physical 50-base power Normal-type move that deals damage.
Confide is a status move (lowers the target's special attack by 1 stage).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Braixen? These builds have been optimized for X/Y 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 X/Y generation metagame.


Species: Braixen
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Blaze
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Heat Wave / Incinerate
- Psychic / Psyshock
- Solar Beam
- Round

Doubles Special Sweeper Braixen (Blaze)

Braixen is a phenomenal Special Sweeper. It is meant to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Braixen from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Braixen's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Blaze, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Braixen's attacking stat is 1.5x with fire attacks.

Heat Wave is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the foes).
Incinerate is a special STAB-boosted 60-base power Fire-type move (destroys the foes berry/gem).
Psychic is a special 90-base power Psychic-type move (10% 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).
Solar Beam is a special 120-base power Grass-type move (charges turn 1. hits turn 2. no charge in sunlight).
Round is a special 60-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if others used round this turn).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Braixen 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
Dream Eater
100
100%
15
User gains 1/2 HP inflicted. Sleeping target only.
Echoed Voice
40
100%
15
Power increases when used on consecutive turns.
Ember
40
100%
25
10% chance to burn the target.
Fire Blast
110
85%
5
10% chance to burn the target.
Fire Pledge
80
100%
10
Use with Grass or Water Pledge for added effect.
Fire Spin
35
85%
15
Traps and damages the target for 4-5 turns.
Flamethrower
90
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Grass Knot
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
Heat Wave
95
90%
10
10% chance to burn the foe(s).
Incinerate
60
100%
15
Destroys the foe(s) Berry/Gem.
Overheat
130
90%
5
Lowers the user's Sp. Atk by 2.
Psybeam
65
100%
20
10% chance to confuse the target.
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.
Shock Wave
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
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.
Covet
60
100%
25
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Cut
50
95%
30
No additional effect.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Fire Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Flame Charge
50
100%
20
100% chance to raise the user's Speed by 1.
Foul Play
95
100%
15
Uses target's Attack stat in damage calculation.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Iron Tail
100
75%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Low Kick
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
Power-Up Punch
40
100%
20
100% chance to raise the user's Attack by 1.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Scratch
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Thief
60
100%
25
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Thunder Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Zen Headbutt
80
90%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Confide
--
--
20
Lowers the target's Sp. Atk by 1.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Embargo
--
100%
15
For 5 turns, the target's item has no effect.
Howl
--
--
40
Raises the user's Attack by 1.
Hypnosis
--
60%
20
Causes the target to fall asleep.
Light Screen
--
--
30
For 5 turns, special damage to allies is halved.
Lucky Chant
--
--
30
For 5 turns, shields user's party from critical hits.
Magic Coat
--
--
15
Bounces back certain non-damaging moves.
Magic Room
--
--
10
For 5 turns, all held items have no effect.
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.
Recycle
--
--
10
Restores the item the user last used.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Safeguard
--
--
25
For 5 turns, protects user's party from status.
Skill Swap
--
--
10
The user and the target trade Abilities.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Snatch
--
--
10
User steals certain support moves to use itself.
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.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Tail Whip
--
100%
30
Lowers the foe(s) Defense by 1.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target. Poison types can't miss.
Trick
--
100%
10
User switches its held item with the target's.
Will-O-Wisp
--
85%
15
Burns the target.
Wish
--
--
10
Next turn, 50% of the user's max HP is restored.
Wonder Room
--
--
10
For 5 turns, all Defense and Sp. Def stats switch.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Braixen can perform in X/Y. 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 XY Move and Ability Combos for Braixen

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