Competitive Information for Vanillish [X/Y]

Competitive Pokemon X/Y Movesets and Strategies for Vanillish vanillish
Base Stats for Vanillish

Ice

Abilities:
Ice BodyIce Body: If Hail is active, this Pokemon heals 1/16 of its max HP each turn; immunity to Hail.
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Weak ArmorWeak Armor: If a physical attack hits this Pokemon, Defense is lowered by 1, Speed is raised by 1.


Evolutions / Family:
Vanillite
Vanillish
Vanilluxe

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 Vanillish? 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.


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


Species: Vanillish
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Weak Armor
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Return / Secret Power
- Avalanche / Ice Shard
- Astonish
- Acid Armor

Physical Sweeper Vanillish (Weak Armor)

Vanillish is a remarkable Physical Sweeper. It attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Vanillish from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Vanillish's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Weak Armor, if a physical attack hits Vanillish defense is lowered by 1 speed is raised by 1.

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)).
Avalanche is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Ice-type move (power doubles if Vanillish is damaged by the target).
Ice Shard is a physical STAB-boosted priority-increased 40-base power Ice-type move (usually goes first).
Astonish is a physical 30-base power Ghost-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Acid Armor is a status move (raises your Vanillish's defense by 2 stages).




Species: Vanillish
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Weak Armor
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Ice Beam / Frost Breath
- Flash Cannon
- Signal Beam
- Water Pulse

Special Sweeper Vanillish (Weak Armor)

Vanillish is pretty popular Special Sweeper. It is meant to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Vanillish from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Vanillish's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Weak Armor, if a physical attack hits Vanillish defense is lowered by 1 speed is raised by 1.

Ice Beam is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Frost Breath is a special STAB-boosted 60-base power Ice-type move (always results in a critical hit).
Flash Cannon is a special 80-base power Steel-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Signal Beam is a special 75-base power Bug-type move (10% chance to confuse the target).
Water Pulse is a special 60-base power Water-type move (20% chance to confuse the target).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Vanillish? 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: Vanillish
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Weak Armor
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Return / Secret Power
- Avalanche / Ice Shard
- Astonish
- Acid Armor

Doubles Physical Sweeper Vanillish (Weak Armor)

Vanillish is a stupendous Physical Sweeper. It's meant to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Vanillish from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Vanillish's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Weak Armor, if a physical attack hits Vanillish defense is lowered by 1 speed is raised by 1.

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)).
Avalanche is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Ice-type move (power doubles if Vanillish is damaged by the target).
Ice Shard is a physical STAB-boosted priority-increased 40-base power Ice-type move (usually goes first).
Astonish is a physical 30-base power Ghost-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Acid Armor is a status move (raises your Vanillish's defense by 2 stages).




Species: Vanillish
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Weak Armor
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Icy Wind / Ice Beam
- Flash Cannon
- Signal Beam
- Water Pulse

Doubles Special Sweeper Vanillish (Weak Armor)

Vanillish is a phenomenal Special Sweeper. It's purpose is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Vanillish from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Vanillish's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Weak Armor, if a physical attack hits Vanillish defense is lowered by 1 speed is raised by 1.

Icy Wind is a special STAB-boosted 55-base power Ice-type move (100% chance to lower the foes speed by 1 stage).
Ice Beam is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Flash Cannon is a special 80-base power Steel-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Signal Beam is a special 75-base power Bug-type move (10% chance to confuse the target).
Water Pulse is a special 60-base power Water-type move (20% chance to confuse the target).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Vanillish 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
Blizzard
110
70%
5
10% chance to freeze foe(s). Can't miss in hail.
Flash Cannon
80
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Frost Breath
60
90%
10
Always results in a critical hit.
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.
Mirror Coat
--
100%
20
If hit by special attack, returns double damage.
Mirror Shot
65
85%
10
30% chance to lower the target's accuracy 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 the target. Fails if user is a lower level.
Signal Beam
75
100%
15
10% chance to confuse the target.
Snore
50
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Uproar
90
100%
10
Lasts 3 turns. Active Pokemon cannot fall asleep.
Water Pulse
60
100%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
Astonish
30
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Avalanche
60
100%
10
Power doubles if user is damaged by the target.
Explosion
250
100%
5
Hits adjacent Pokemon. The user faints.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Ice Shard
40
100%
30
Usually goes first.
Icicle Spear
25
100%
30
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Acid Armor
--
--
20
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Autotomize
--
--
15
Raises the user's Speed by 2; user loses 100 kg.
Confide
--
--
20
Lowers the target's Sp. Atk by 1.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Hail
--
--
10
For 5 turns, hail crashes down.
Harden
--
--
30
Raises the user's Defense by 1.
Imprison
--
--
10
No foe can use any move known by the user.
Iron Defense
--
--
15
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
Light Screen
--
--
30
For 5 turns, special damage to allies is halved.
Magic Coat
--
--
15
Bounces back certain non-damaging moves.
Magnet Rise
--
--
10
For 5 turns, the user has immunity to Ground.
Mist
--
--
30
For 5 turns, protects user's party from stat drops.
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.
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.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Taunt
--
100%
20
Target can't use status moves its next 3 turns.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target. Poison types can't miss.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Vanillish 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 Vanillish

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