Competitive Information for Swirlix [X/Y]

Competitive Pokemon X/Y Movesets and Strategies for Swirlix swirlix
Base Stats for Swirlix

Fairy

Abilities:
UnburdenUnburden: Speed is doubled on held item loss; boost is lost if it switches, gets new item/Ability.
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Sweet VeilSweet Veil: This Pokemon and its allies cannot fall asleep.


Evolutions / Family:
Swirlix
Slurpuff

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Swirlix? 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.


Swirlix is a sensational Fairy-typed Pokemon. Swirlix is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Swirlix's only type-related weaknesses are Poison and Steel.


Species: Swirlix
Item: Focus Sash
Ability: Unburden
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Play Rough
- Return / Secret Power
- Thief
- Wish

Physical Sweeper Swirlix (Unburden)

Swirlix is a stupendous Physical Sweeper. It's designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Swirlix from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Unburden, speed is doubled on held item loss; boost is lost if it switches gets new item/ability.

Play Rough is a physical STAB-boosted 90-base power Fairy-type move (10% chance to lower the target's attack by 1 stage).
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)).
Thief is a physical 60-base power Dark-type move (if your Swirlix has no item, it steals the target's).
Wish is a status move (next turn, 50% of your Swirlix's max hp is restored).




Species: Swirlix
Item: Focus Sash
Ability: Unburden
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Dazzling Gleam
- Psychic
- Surf
- Flamethrower

Special Sweeper Swirlix (Unburden)

Swirlix is a marvelous Special Sweeper. It was designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Swirlix from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Unburden, speed is doubled on held item loss; boost is lost if it switches gets new item/ability.

Dazzling Gleam is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Fairy-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent foes).
Psychic is a special 90-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Surf is a special 90-base power Water-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. double damage on dive).
Flamethrower is a special 90-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Swirlix? 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: Swirlix
Item: Focus Sash
Ability: Unburden
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Play Rough
- Return / Secret Power
- Thief
- Wish

Doubles Physical Sweeper Swirlix (Unburden)

Swirlix is a marvelous Physical Sweeper. It is meant to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Swirlix from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Unburden, speed is doubled on held item loss; boost is lost if it switches gets new item/ability.

Play Rough is a physical STAB-boosted 90-base power Fairy-type move (10% chance to lower the target's attack by 1 stage).
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)).
Thief is a physical 60-base power Dark-type move (if your Swirlix has no item, it steals the target's).
Wish is a status move (next turn, 50% of your Swirlix's max hp is restored).




Species: Swirlix
Item: Focus Sash
Ability: Unburden
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Dazzling Gleam
- Surf
- Psychic
- Flamethrower

Doubles Special Sweeper Swirlix (Unburden)

Swirlix is a notable Special Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Swirlix from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Unburden, speed is doubled on held item loss; boost is lost if it switches gets new item/ability.

Dazzling Gleam is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Fairy-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent foes).
Surf is a special 90-base power Water-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. double damage on dive).
Psychic is a special 90-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Flamethrower is a special 90-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Swirlix 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
Dazzling Gleam
80
100%
10
No additional effect. Hits adjacent foes.
Draining Kiss
50
100%
10
User recovers 75% of the damage dealt.
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.
Flamethrower
90
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Psychic
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
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.
Surf
90
100%
15
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dive.
Thunderbolt
90
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze 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.
Play Rough
90
90%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Attack by 1.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Tackle
50
100%
35
No additional effect.
Thief
60
100%
25
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
After You
--
--
15
The target makes its move right after the user.
Aromatherapy
--
--
5
Cures the user's party of all status conditions.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Belly Drum
--
--
10
User loses 50% max HP. Maximizes Attack.
Calm Mind
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Atk and Sp. Def by 1.
Confide
--
--
20
Lowers the target's Sp. Atk by 1.
Copycat
--
--
20
Uses the last move used in the battle.
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.
Fake Tears
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's Sp. Def by 2.
Flash
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Gastro Acid
--
100%
10
Nullifies the target's Ability.
Heal Bell
--
--
5
Cures the user's party of all status conditions.
Helping Hand
--
--
20
One adjacent ally's move power is 1.5x this turn.
Light Screen
--
--
30
For 5 turns, special damage to allies is halved.
Magic Coat
--
--
15
Bounces back certain non-damaging moves.
Play Nice
--
--
20
Lowers the target's Attack by 1.
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.
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.
Sweet Scent
--
100%
20
Lowers the foe(s) evasiveness by 2.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target. Poison types can't miss.
Wish
--
--
10
Next turn, 50% of the user's max HP is restored.
Yawn
--
--
10
Puts the target to sleep after 1 turn.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Swirlix 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 Swirlix

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