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What is a good moveset for Vanilluxe?

2 votes

It's a gosh-darn ice cream cone!

Dex: http://pokemondb.net/pokedex/vanilluxe

asked Oct 5, 2010 by trachy
edited Feb 11, 2011 by Pokemaster
Likely tier: Borderline

12 Answers

3 votes

The Bliazzard (poor spelling on serebii's behalf, the actual classification, or possibly a mistake by GameFreak.) While it looks weird with that random ting sticking out of it, and the first form in the line looks like Castform, this guy is decent, and I had at one time considered him for my team.

Ability: Ice Body

EVs: Sp Attack, Sp Def, Def Nature: Calm

Hail: WIth healingdue to Ice Body, increasing the power of Blizzard by x1.5 and making it have 100% accuracy and more, plus increasing Sp Def by x1.5, this move has really gotten an upgrade this Gen.

Blizzard: Power increased by Hail, accuracy 100% in hail, and has a 25% chance of breaking through Protect and Detect in Hail. All this adds up to a damn powerful move, especially taking into acount the pretty nice Sp Attack stat.

Body Purge: Not only doubles Speed, but also makes this guy lighter. This provides better protection from Low Kick and Grass Knot. While you will take more damage from Heavy Bomber and Heat STamp, those moves are much less common than Low Kick and Grass Knot (especially Grass Knot.) However, the main point is the Speed boost.

Water Pulse/Flash Cannon: This is a tough choice. Water Pulse deals with Fire and Rock weakness, but has 20 less base power. Flash Cannon has 20 more base power, but only deals with Rock weakness. A very difficult choice.

answered Oct 5, 2010 by trachy
What's body purge?
Body Purge is the Japanese name for "Autotomize"
2 votes

Hail sweeper:

Suggested ability: Ice Body
Suggested Item: leftovers; life orb
Suggested Nature: Modest

  • Blizzard
  • Water Pulse
  • Hidden power [ground]
  • Autotomize/protect

Pretty basic idea here. He blasts the crap out of enemies with STAB Blizzard, can cover rock, fire, and steel with a single move, and can cover a few other pokemon with water pulse. You can either boost up his speed, or hold out for a few turns to restore his health while damaging your opponent.

answered Sep 27, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
1 vote

Ben and Jerry's UU edition:

Suggested ability: Ice body
Suggested item: Leftovers
Suggested nature: Modest/Timid

Blizzard/Ice Beam

  • Blizzard/Ice Beam
  • Taunt
  • Light Screen/Water Pulse/Weather ball
  • hidden power [grass]

This is kind of an anti UU pokemon Vanilluxe. Blizzard and ice beam serve as STAB; use blizzard if you plan on having a hail team. Taunt prevents the opponent from setting up stealth rock, and severely injuring your Vanilluxe later. Light screen offers team support, and makes him even bulkier, water pulse takes out a few common guys like Arcanine. Weather ball can be used to shift the odds in your favor against other weather teams, but it's more situational. Hidden power grass prevents him from being screwed over by bulky waters like Milotic or Suicune.

answered Sep 27, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
1 vote

Sun Sweeper?(Hope my cone doesn't melt)

Item: Leftovers
Ability: Ice-body
Nature: Modest
EVs: 252 S.Attack, 160 Speed, 98 Hp


Ice-beam
Weather-ball
HP(Ground)
Autotomize


Ice-beam is for STAB. Weather-ball is a strong Fire-type move in the Sun. HP(Ground) is for coverage. Autotomize boosts speed. Ice-body makes it so if the weather is change to Hail(Which is a possibility) you get healing.

answered Nov 10, 2011 by Speed freak
edited Apr 24, 2012 by Speed freak
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Vanilluxe (F) @ Choice Scarf

Trait: Ice Body

EVs: 252 SAtk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd

Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)

  • Ice Beam
  • Water Pulse
  • Hidden Power [Electric]
  • Flash Cannon
answered Jun 18, 2011 by trachy
0 votes

Vaniluxe (F) @ nevermelt ice- Sp. tank
EVs- 104 Hp/200 Sp attack/200 Sp defence
Nature- calm(+sp defence,- attack)
Ability- ice body
Moves-
- hail- heals & I now know that it also increases a bunch of things, & hurts the enemy!
- blizzard- one of the best stab moves especially with hail working simultaneously
- water pulse- taking advantage of egg moves & high sp attack
- substitute- heals damage taken from this in hail & allows a few moves of attack w/ out damage

answered Sep 14, 2011 by Eoko
edited Sep 14, 2011 by Eoko
0 votes

Two Scoops of Deathly Frostbite

Ability: Ice Body
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 252 SpA, 252 Spe, 4 SpD
Item: Leftovers/Icy Rock
- Blizzard- high power STAB
- Flash Cannon/Water Pulse- adds more coverage with nice effects
- Hail- works with ability, ups SpD, and powers up Blizzard
- Hidden Power(Ground)- eliminate 3 weakness with one move

answered Nov 10, 2011 by mblinginballer
Advice for readers: go for the Ice Rock if it's a hail team.
0 votes

Nature : modest
Gender: can be boy or female
items: brightpowder
Special annoyer
moves:
. Hail
. frost breath
. mirror shot
. attract
.Attract cuts chance of being hit by 50% added with brightpowder and mirror shot lowering its accuracy even further.
.Frost Breath is for STAB plus 100% accuracy with hail and it always crits .
.Hail restores hp including a 1.5x normal damage and 1.5x sp. def. increase for vanilluxe.
. works well only pokemon with opposite genders and effective for wittling down tanks.
. good combo with another ice pokemon in double batttles.

answered Aug 21, 2012 by piercing light
0 votes

1 HP sweeper

I know, I know, they aren't popular these days cause of hazards. But hear me out, please.

Perry's (Vanilluxe) @ Focus Sash
Vanilluxe
EVs: 252 SAtk, 252 Spd, 4 HP
Mild Nature (+ SAtk, - Def) or Modest (+SAtk, - Def)
Trait: Weak Armor

  • Ice Beam
  • Hidden Power [Ground]
  • Signal Beam
  • Ice Shard/Mirror Coat

A little suprise for those Physical guys. This swept half a team. Weak Armor will get you more Speed to Sweep. If you'd lika a 1-time use OHKO to any Special Attacker, Use Mirror Coat. If you want to revenge kill with STAB Priority Ice Shard, that's another viable option. Ice Beam is your main STAB. Hidden Power gets you coverage to Rock, Fire, and Steel- covering all its weaknesses except Fighting. Signal Beam kills Dark and Psychic.

answered Feb 8, 2013 by [MEGA]StellarLucario
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This is more of a question, than an answer, but

I was just wondering if it is an optional strategy to build Vanilluxe tanky...

Vanilluxe @ Leftovers

Ability: Ice body
Nature: Modest (+ Sp. A -Att)
EVs: 128 Sp. A 100 Defense 127 HP 155 Sp. Defense

Hail
- Gain 1/16 of your max HP every round (Combined with Leftovers there will be 1/8)
- I have heard that it also increases Sp. Defense by 50 %
- And in addition boosting Blizzard to 100 % chance and plus 50 % damage

Blizzard
- Doing massive damage (120 * 1.5(Hail) * 1.5(Vanilluxe is an ice type)) = 270

Acid Armor
- Increases defense by two stages

Light Screen
- Decreases foe's Sp. Attack damage by 50 % --> Same as doubling the Sp. Defense
- Combined with Hail: 1.5*2= 3 times the Sp. Defense --> Sp Attacks will do 33 % of ordinary damage

Is all of my maths true? Is this an optional way of building Vanilluxe or is it far better having better Sp. Attack coverage with Speed EVs?

I'll be very thankful if someone answer :-D

answered Aug 27, 2013 by smoreost4ever
This really isn't the place to ask about it, just post the set.
0 votes

Vanniluxe
PUT ON A HAIL TEAM
Vanilluxe@Leftovers. Ice body
252 HP. 118 def. 118 s.def. 20 s.atk
Mirror Coat: Alot of damage on the opponent's special sweeper.
Toxic: To toxicinize physical Pokemon.
Hidden Power Ground/Blizzard: HP Ground=Coverage Blizzard=180 power and gets poison heal Gliscor and Breloom.
Protect: Annoying! Heal while they are being hurt by poison.

answered Aug 28, 2013 by Jellohamster
0 votes

Vanilluxe
Ability: Ice body
Nature: Timid (+Spd, -Atk)
- Blizzard
- Flash cannon
- Acid armor
- Mirror coat
It may looks like a strange double ice cone, but I really like it! You can choose between Blizzard or Ice beam if you're playing on an Hail team or not. You can boost your defense to push the opponent to use S. attacks, and then you just have to use Mirror coat. Combine it with Leftovers during Hail so you can have a not-so-bad recovery after using Mirror coat.

answered Sep 9, 2013 by TsubasaRC