Competitive Information for Cottonee [X/Y]

Competitive Pokemon X/Y Movesets and Strategies for Cottonee cottonee
Base Stats for Cottonee

Grass / Fairy

Abilities:
ChlorophyllChlorophyll: If Sunny Day is active, this Pokemon's Speed is doubled.
,
InfiltratorInfiltrator: Moves ignore substitutes and the foe's Reflect, Light Screen, Safeguard, and Mist.
,
PranksterPrankster: This Pokemon's non-damaging moves have their priority increased by 1.


Evolutions / Family:
Cottonee
Whimsicott

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Cottonee? 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.


Cottonee is a notable Grass and Fairy-typed Pokemon. Cottonee is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Cottonee is weak to Fire, Flying, Ice, Poison, and Steel-typed attacks.


Species: Cottonee
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Chlorophyll
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Seed Bomb / Razor Leaf
- Return / Secret Power
- Knock Off / Beat Up
- Protect

Physical Sweeper Cottonee (Chlorophyll)

Cottonee is a sensational Physical Sweeper. It was designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Cottonee is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield without an Eviolite. 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 Cottonee from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Cottonee's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Chlorophyll, if sunny day is active Cottonee's speed is doubled.

Seed Bomb is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Grass-type move that deals a good amount of damage.
Razor Leaf is a physical STAB-boosted 55-base power Grass-type move (high critical hit ratio. hits adjacent foes).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Secret Power is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)).
Knock Off is a physical 65-base power Dark-type move (1.5x damage if foe holds an item; Note: This will also remove that item).
Beat Up is a physical 0-base power Dark-type move (all healthy allies aid in damaging the target).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Cottonee this turn).




Species: Cottonee
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Chlorophyll
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Energy Ball / Giga Drain
- Dazzling Gleam / Fairy Wind
- Round / Snore
- Protect

Special Sweeper Cottonee (Chlorophyll)

Cottonee is a sensational Special Sweeper. It tries to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Cottonee is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield without an Eviolite attached. 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 Cottonee from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Cottonee's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Chlorophyll, if sunny day is active Cottonee's speed is doubled.

Energy Ball is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Grass-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Giga Drain is a special STAB-boosted 75-base power Grass-type move (Cottonee recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Dazzling Gleam is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Fairy-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent foes).
Fairy Wind is a special STAB-boosted 40-base power Fairy-type move that deals damage.
Round is a special 60-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if others used round this turn).
Snore is a special 50-base power Normal-type move (Cottonee must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Cottonee this turn).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Cottonee? 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: Cottonee
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Chlorophyll
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Razor Leaf / Seed Bomb
- Return / Secret Power
- Knock Off / Beat Up
- Protect

Doubles Physical Sweeper Cottonee (Chlorophyll)

Cottonee is popular Physical Sweeper. It is meant to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Cottonee is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield without an Eviolite attached. 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 Cottonee from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Cottonee's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Chlorophyll, if sunny day is active Cottonee's speed is doubled.

Razor Leaf is a physical STAB-boosted 55-base power Grass-type move (high critical hit ratio. hits adjacent foes).
Seed Bomb is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Grass-type move that deals a nice amount of damage.
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Secret Power is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)).
Knock Off is a physical 65-base power Dark-type move (1.5x damage if foe holds an item; Note: This will also remove that item).
Beat Up is a physical 0-base power Dark-type move (all healthy allies aid in damaging the target).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Cottonee this turn).




Species: Cottonee
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Chlorophyll
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Dazzling Gleam / Fairy Wind
- Energy Ball / Giga Drain
- Round / Snore
- Protect

Doubles Special Sweeper Cottonee (Chlorophyll)

Cottonee is an interesting Special Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Cottonee is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield but Eviolite changes that. 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 Cottonee from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Cottonee's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Chlorophyll, if sunny day is active Cottonee's speed is doubled.

Dazzling Gleam is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Fairy-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent foes).
Fairy Wind is a special STAB-boosted 40-base power Fairy-type move that deals damage.
Energy Ball is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Grass-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Giga Drain is a special STAB-boosted 75-base power Grass-type move (Cottonee recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Round is a special 60-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if others used round this turn).
Snore is a special 50-base power Normal-type move (Cottonee must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Cottonee this turn).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Cottonee 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
Absorb
20
100%
25
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Dazzling Gleam
80
100%
10
No additional effect. Hits adjacent foes.
Dream Eater
100
100%
15
User gains 1/2 HP inflicted. Sleeping target only.
Energy Ball
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Fairy Wind
40
100%
30
No additional effect.
Giga Drain
75
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Grass Knot
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
Mega Drain
40
100%
15
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
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.
Beat Up
--
100%
10
All healthy allies aid in damaging the target.
Covet
60
100%
25
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Endeavor
--
100%
5
Lowers the target's HP to the user's HP.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Knock Off
65
100%
20
1.5x damage if foe holds an item. Removes item.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
Razor Leaf
55
95%
25
High critical hit ratio. Hits adjacent foes.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Seed Bomb
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Captivate
--
100%
20
Lowers the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 2 if opposite gender.
Charm
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's Attack by 2.
Confide
--
--
20
Lowers the target's Sp. Atk by 1.
Cotton Guard
--
--
10
Raises the user's Defense by 3.
Cotton Spore
--
100%
40
Lowers the target's Speed by 2.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Encore
--
100%
5
Target repeats its last move for its next 3 turns.
Fake Tears
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's Sp. Def by 2.
Flash
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Grass Whistle
--
55%
15
Causes the target to fall asleep.
Growth
--
--
20
Raises user's Attack and Sp. Atk by 1; 2 in Sun.
Helping Hand
--
--
20
One adjacent ally's move power is 1.5x this turn.
Leech Seed
--
90%
10
1/8 of target's HP is restored to user every turn.
Memento
--
100%
10
Lowers target's Attack, Sp. Atk by 2. User faints.
Nature Power
--
--
20
Attack depends on terrain (default Tri Attack).
Poison Powder
--
75%
35
Poisons the target.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Safeguard
--
--
25
For 5 turns, protects user's party from status.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Stun Spore
--
75%
30
Paralyzes the target.
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.
Switcheroo
--
100%
10
User switches its held item with the target's.
Tailwind
--
--
15
For 4 turns, allies' Speed is doubled.
Taunt
--
100%
20
Target can't use status moves its next 3 turns.
Tickle
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's Attack and Defense by 1.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target. Poison types can't miss.
Worry Seed
--
100%
10
The target's Ability becomes Insomnia.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Cottonee 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 Cottonee

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