Competitive Information for Finneon [X/Y]

Competitive Pokemon X/Y Movesets and Strategies for Finneon finneon
Base Stats for Finneon

Water

Abilities:
Swift SwimSwift Swim: If Rain Dance is active, this Pokemon's Speed is doubled.
,
Water VeilWater Veil: This Pokemon cannot be burned. Gaining this Ability while burned cures it.
,
Storm DrainStorm Drain: This Pokemon draws Water moves to itself to raise Sp. Atk by 1; Water immunity.


Evolutions / Family:
Finneon
Lumineon

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 Finneon? 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.


Finneon is a phenomenal Water-typed Pokemon. Finneon is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Finneon's only type-related weaknesses are Electric and Grass.


Species: Finneon
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Storm Drain
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Aqua Tail / Waterfall
- Return / Secret Power
- U-turn
- Payback

Physical Sweeper Finneon (Storm Drain)

Finneon is an astounding Physical Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Finneon 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 Finneon from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Finneon's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Storm Drain, Finneon draws water moves to itself to raise sp. atk by 1; water immunity.

Aqua Tail is a physical STAB-boosted 90-base power Water-type move that deals a decent amount of damage.
Waterfall is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
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)).
U-turn is a physical 70-base power Bug-type move (Finneon switches out after damaging the target).
Payback is a physical 50-base power Dark-type move (power doubles if your Finneon moves after the target).




Species: Finneon
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Storm Drain
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Surf / Scald
- Ice Beam / Aurora Beam
- Signal Beam
- Psybeam

Special Sweeper Finneon (Storm Drain)

Finneon is a stupendous Special Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Finneon 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 Finneon from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Finneon's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Storm Drain, Finneon draws water moves to itself to raise sp. atk by 1; 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).
Aurora Beam is a special 65-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to lower the target's attack by 1 stage).
Signal Beam is a special 75-base power Bug-type move (10% chance to confuse the target).
Psybeam is a special 65-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to confuse the target).




Species: Finneon
Item: Choice Scarf
Ability: Storm Drain
Nature: Naive (+Spe, -SpD)
EVs: 46 Hp / 209 Atk / 46 Def / 209 SpA
Moveset:
- Scald
- Silver Wind / Ice Beam
- Icy Wind
- Waterfall / Signal Beam

Finneon Mixed Sweeper (Mixed Fish*)

Finneon is a fabulous Mixed Sweeper. Choice Scarf will increase Finneon's speed by 1.5x but will lock you into the first move you pick. With Storm Drain, Finneon draws water moves to itself to raise sp. atk by 1; water immunity.

Scald is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (30% chance to burn the target. thaws target).
Silver Wind is a special 60-base power Bug-type move (10% chance to raise all stats by 1 stage (not acc/eva)).
Ice Beam is a special 90-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Icy Wind is a special 55-base power Ice-type move (100% chance to lower the foes speed by 1 stage).
Waterfall is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Signal Beam is a special 75-base power Bug-type move (10% chance to confuse the target).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Finneon? 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: Finneon
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Storm Drain
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Aqua Tail / Waterfall
- Return / Secret Power
- U-turn
- Payback

Doubles Physical Sweeper Finneon (Storm Drain)

Finneon is popular Physical Sweeper. This moveset attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Finneon is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield until Eviolite was 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 Finneon from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Finneon's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Storm Drain, Finneon draws water moves to itself to raise sp. atk by 1; water immunity.

Aqua Tail is a physical STAB-boosted 90-base power Water-type move that deals a great amount of damage.
Waterfall is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
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)).
U-turn is a physical 70-base power Bug-type move (Finneon switches out after damaging the target).
Payback is a physical 50-base power Dark-type move (power doubles if your Finneon moves after the target).




Species: Finneon
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Storm Drain
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Surf / Scald
- Air Cutter
- Icy Wind / Ice Beam
- Twister

Doubles Special Sweeper Finneon (Storm Drain)

Finneon is an interesting Special Sweeper. It's purpose is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Finneon is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield until it was realized Eviolite would make it quite viable. 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 Finneon from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Finneon's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Storm Drain, Finneon draws water moves to itself to raise sp. atk by 1; 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).
Air Cutter is a special 60-base power Flying-type move (high critical hit ratio. 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).
Twister is a special 40-base power Dragon-type move (20% chance to flinch the foes).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Finneon 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
Air Cutter
60
95%
25
High critical hit ratio. Hits adjacent foes.
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.
Gust
40
100%
35
Power doubles during Bounce, Fly, and Sky Drop.
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.
Ominous Wind
60
100%
5
10% chance to raise all stats by 1 (not acc/eva).
Psybeam
65
100%
20
10% chance to confuse the target.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Scald
80
100%
15
30% chance to burn the target. Thaws target.
Signal Beam
75
100%
15
10% chance to confuse the target.
Silver Wind
60
100%
5
10% chance to raise all stats by 1 (not acc/eva).
Snore
50
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Surf
90
100%
15
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dive.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Twister
40
100%
20
20% chance to flinch the foe(s).
Water Gun
40
100%
25
No additional effect.
Water Pulse
60
100%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
Whirlpool
35
85%
15
Traps and damages the target for 4-5 turns.
Aqua Tail
90
90%
10
No additional effect.
Bounce
85
85%
5
Bounces turn 1. Hits turn 2. 30% paralyze.
Dive
80
100%
10
Dives underwater 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.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
Payback
50
100%
10
Power doubles if the user moves after the target.
Pound
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
U-turn
70
100%
20
User switches out after damaging the target.
Waterfall
80
100%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Agility
--
--
30
Raises the user's Speed by 2.
Aqua Ring
--
--
20
User recovers 1/16 max HP per turn.
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.
Defog
--
--
15
-1 evasion; clears user and target side's hazards.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Flash
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Hail
--
--
10
For 5 turns, hail crashes down.
Nature Power
--
--
20
Attack depends on terrain (default Tri Attack).
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.
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.
Soak
--
100%
20
Changes the target's type to Water.
Splash
--
--
40
No competitive use.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Sweet Kiss
--
75%
10
Causes the target to become confused.
Tailwind
--
--
15
For 4 turns, allies' Speed is doubled.
Tickle
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's Attack and Defense by 1.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target. Poison types can't miss.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Finneon 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 Finneon

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