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What is a good moveset for Sylveon?

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Sylveon sprite

asked Nov 2, 2013 by MovesetBot
nvm, forgot it's physical ;~;
What about a moveset for the Elite-Four (in-game X)?
*cough cough* new flareon *cough cough*
OMG!!!!! CALM MIND ON SYLVEON = BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My Sp. Attack based Sylveon:
Item: Pixie Plate
Ability: Pixilate
Moonblast: Good power, good accuracy, STAB
Hyper Beam: Pixilate+150 base power+Pixie Plate=Dragon Slayer
Dig: Covers your weaknesses: Poison/Steel
Light Screen: Adds a bit more Sp. Defense

22 Answers

3 votes

Sylveon @ Leftovers
Trait: Pixilate
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SDef / 4 SAtk
Calm Nature

  • Hyper Voice
  • Wish
  • Toxic / Heal Bell
  • Protect
answered Nov 2, 2013 by JarJar~
edited Nov 3, 2013 by JarJar~
where do people keep getting heal bell sylveon from?  do you get a male skitty to breed with an eevee or can you get smeargle to sketch heal bell as well as wish and breed with an eevee
Whoa, please use proper grammar.
You can only get Heal Bell/Hyper Voice via transfer from Gen V to Gen VI unfortunately.
Wouldn't Moonblast be better instead of Hyper Voice with 95 BP? I know about Pixilate, but Moonblast has a higher BP, so why not just use it?
Although Hyper Voice only has 90 BP and Moonblast has 95, Pixilate causes all Normal-type moves used to become Fairy-type moves and receive a 30% boost in power, causing Hyper Voice to have 117 power instead.
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Sylveon (F) @ Leftovers
Ability: Pixilate
Evs: 252 HP, 129 Sp .Atk, 129 Sp. Def
Nature: Modest (+Sp. Atk, - Atk)
- Hyper Voice
- Shadowball
- HP Ground/Psyshock
- Calm Mind

Calm Mind boost your Sp. Atk & Sp. Def. Hyper Voice becomes STAB because of Pixilate & gains a 30% boost. Shadowball is coverage, and HP Ground covers both your weaknesses. Psyshock is for if you don't have HP Ground.

answered Nov 2, 2013 by Soundwave
edited Jun 16 by Soundwave
Sylveon doesn't get Synchronize.
Thanks for telling me. This website LIES. -_-
This website doesn't say Synchronize. JS.
Says its abilities are Cute Charm, Synchronize, & Pixilate for me.
Oh yeah they do. Lol :P
how does sylveon get hyper voice
Synchronize isn't on here anymore, and you can only get Hyper Voice from Gen V.
Shouldn't it be Defense EVs instead of Sp. Def.?
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This is my first posted moveset on here because I was never really into competitive play but here is my Sylveon

Item: Leftovers
Trait: Pixilate
EVs: 156HP › 200 SAtk › 152 Def
Nature: Calm

-Substitute
-Calm Mind
-Draining Kiss
-Hyper Beam

Hyper Beam is unconventional but I love the power with Pixilate. Let me know what you guys think

answered Nov 11, 2013 by Spartachris
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Sylveon @ Leftovers
Trait: Pixilate
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SAtk
Bold Nature

  • Calm Mind
  • Hyper Voice
  • Psyshock / Protect
  • Wish
answered Nov 2, 2013 by JarJar~
edited Nov 3, 2013 by JarJar~
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seems like a good bulky specs like glaceon

Sylveon @ Choice Specs
Trait: Pixiliate
EVs: 252 HP/ 252 SpA/ 4 SpD
Modest Nature
- Hyper Voice
- Psyshock
- Shadow Ball
- Draining Kiss

We don't know it's egg moves, but there will be a replacement for Draining Kiss

answered Nov 3, 2013 by tazzie
Well we actually do know most of its egg moves, since it evolves from Eevee.
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Sylveon @ Leftovers
Ability: Pixilate
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 SDef
Gentle Nature
- Hyper Voice
- Double-Edge
- Wish
- Heal Bell

What? No one went for good support? Anyways, this guy is used to heal and wall. You'd be surprised, getting rid of this thing isn't that easy. Threw in a Double-Edge because you know, Pixilate. Hyper-Voice / Double-Edge is a nice pairing for getting rid of sweepers.

In my opinion, this generation gave us awesome support and walls. I'm very happy.

answered Nov 4, 2013 by Ninja
how do you get heal bell on slyveon?
@kawaiiotaku You have to teach an Eevee Heal Bell through the gen 4 or 5 move tutor.
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Sylveon @ Rocky Helmet
Ability: Cute Charm
EVs: 126 HP/252 Def/4 SAtk/126 Spd
Bold Nature

-Moonblast
-Skill Swap
-Calm Mind
-Shadow Ball

Pixilate is somewhat useless to me. Sylveon, in my opinion, doesn't have many good normal attacks. Skill Swap is for the Mega Pokemon (with their amazing rarely seen abilities) and same gendered Pokemon (which now have a useless ability). Moonblast is for STAB and Calm Mind is for to raise the SAtk. Shadow Ball is for coverage. Due to Sylveon's high SDef, your opponent is more likely to use physical moves, thus causing them to get hurt by Rocky Helmet and -if male- cause infatuation. Well, this is my first time doing this so I hope y'all enjoyed it ^^

answered Nov 28, 2013 by Star_Sylveon
edited Dec 9, 2013 by Star_Sylveon
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Sylveon attack spammer set

Item: Pixie plate (Powers up fairy-type moves)
Nature: doesnt really matter with this set
Ability: Cute Charm (makes him more defensive)

Moonblast (Sweeper move)
Draining kiss (heals 75% of the damage dealt)
Swift (Gets rid of poisen and fire types and never misses)
Dazzling gleam (does a crap load of damage and hits both enemies in double battles)

Sylveon is pretty strong with special attack, so Moonblast is nice to use.
Draining kiss gives alot of health back, and is for some reason a special attack.
Swift can cover up the not-very-effectives on poisen and fire and never misses.
Dazzling gleam does alot of damage and hits both targets. spam it in Battle maison double battle mode, and you destory evrything.

Pixie plate makes fairy moves even more powerful.
For cute charm to work, you have to get a melee on Sylveon first, and then it fas in love and has a low chance of actually attacking. also deals with melee moves.

answered Dec 9, 2013 by semomg1
Doesn't matter? Modest guys...you know what nature is right?
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Ok, so Sylveon's two best stats are SAtk and SDef. Working around that I've constructed the perfect moveset.

Sylveon
Ability: Pixilate/Cute Charm
Item: Pixie Plate (Sylveon's ability adds to this along with STAB for immense power) or Choice Specs to up that SAtk.
Nature: Modest/Mild (For Nature meanings click here.)

  • Protect (She is not too fast, this if for strong opponents and for after wish)
  • Wish (Use before Protect for definite healing)
  • Moonblast/Hyper Voice (Both will get STAB, both are Special Attacks)
  • Psyshock/Shadow Ball (Further Special Attacks to get in good damage)

You can also replace any of the moves with Calm Mind to make Sylveon's two best stats BEASTLY!!! I suggest replacing Psyshock or Shadow Ball for it.

Hope this helped you build a Star Sylveon! =]

answered Dec 10, 2013 by COBRAGON
edited Dec 10, 2013 by COBRAGON
Thanks for using my name :P
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Sylveon
Sylveon @ Leftovers
Ability: Cute Charm
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SDef / 4 Def
Calm Nature
- Wish
- Protect
- Toxic
- Moonblast

This girl (guuuurll) is a fine special sponge. It can't take physical hits too well, but if it does there is Cute Charm to try and retaliate, but its too unreliable considering it may not actually activate, it maybe the wrong gender match up, and it might just fail altogether. Yet you see me using it.

Moonblast is a more defensive move with a 30% to lower the opponent's Special Attack which makes it easier for Sylveon to sponge those hits a lot easier. It also gets exactly 8 more PP then Hyper Voice, which might not say much, but occasionally you might run into that issue late in the game where those 8 hits count.

Wish passing can be invaluable to a team. Most of the time it'll help you gain some strong momentum on a switch as it can stop a potential 2HKO. Protect ensures that Sylveon can get a Wish herself. Toxic can devastate any Pokemon it works against. Put these together and you end up with stall.

answered Dec 22, 2013 by hotcakes
edited Dec 22, 2013 by hotcakes
Such helpful
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Sylveon can also a be a fairly unexpected and effective lead

Sylveon @ Pixie Plate
Ability: Cute Charm
EVs: 252HP › 200 SAtk › 58SDef *
*Calm Nature

  • Moonblast
  • Swift
  • Dazzling Gleam
  • Calm Mind

Moonblast can take out a variety of things (lthough not always OHKO), Swift for finishing off, Dazzling Gleam can be used after a Moonblast and Calm Mind is in case Dazzling Gleam/Moonblast isn't doing much. However, it mostly should not be needed with the Pixie Plate.

answered Dec 29, 2013 by BleepBloop
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Sylveon@Left Overs
Ability:Cute Charm
Nature:Calm
Characteristics:Sp.Attack
Ev's: 252 Sp.Defense/ 252 Sp.Attack/ 4 Hp
Moveset:
-Moonblast
-Shadow Ball
-Attract
-Calm Mind

answered Jan 9 by jy161
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Here is my set although I still haven't decided on an item yet so I will put what I am using at the moment

Sylveon
Item: Rocky helm (To deter some physical hits or hits that require physical contact)
Ability: Cute charm
Nature: Bold
Evs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 6 SpDef or Spatt
Attacks

  • Moonblast
  • Baby doll eyes / Protect
  • Wish
  • Yawn

As Sylveons hp max is 390 you can expect massive wishes to your team mates also your already high Spdeff ensures tanking special attacks to allow a safe wish or yawn. Baby doll eyes and yawn are there to either force switches and Moon blast is self explanatory also baby doll eyes has priority so it really helps tanking physical hits when you have either used wish to heal yourself or a yawn to incapacitate the opponent as no physical attacker enjoys a drop in power whilst being asleep, protect is there if you are not confident your Sylveon can tank physical hits but as my current Sylveon can handle a poison jab and a iron head from a Garchomp (I know its not stab but scary none the less) without Baby doll eyes you should be fine with max defense also I find that protect is too predictable with wish and yawn and people tend to know what you will do and either just boost or switch into something that can kill you which then usually forces you to switch, but that's my opinion, I welcome any comments if you think I can improve on my Sylveon :)

answered Feb 7 by Denden10
This looks good, I enjoy the slightly differing build!
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I would prefer this one:

Gender: (F)
Nature: Calm
Trait: Cute Charm ( I have none normal moves and cute charm can be a huge threat)
EV's:
252 SAtk
252 SDef
4 HP

Item: Focus sash, Big root or Leftovers

Moves:
- Curse (for defense and attack boost. Defense for the extra bulkiness), calm mind
- Draining kiss (for healing)
- Shadow ball (ghost)
- Psyshock(for posion resistance)

answered Feb 17 by El tigre
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Sylveon @ King's rock
Hardy Nature
Ability Cute Charm
EVs. 252 SP.atk/ 252 Spd/ 4 HP

  • Iron tail
  • Trump Card
  • Moonblast
  • Psyshock
answered Feb 20 by JCPancoast
Why hardy, why not calm or modest nature... It helps
Iron Tail. Modest would lower its power.
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This Is a moveset I use with my Sylveon to defeat entire teams by itself. It is based on keeping in Sylveon for as long as possible.

Sylveon @ Pixie Plate
Ability: Cute Charm
I didn't keep track of the EVs, but make sure to boost your defense a few times.
The nature should probably be either Bold, Modest, or Calm.

Moves:

Moonblast (The sweeper)
Calm Mind (Use a few times before Moonblast for best results)
Rest (To make sure Sylveon doesn't faint)
Sleep Talk (To ensure that Sylveon will still be doing something while it's asleep)

For Double Battles, replace Cute Charm with Pixilate and Moonblast with Hyper Voice.

answered Feb 28 by monty1111
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I made this set back when I first got into competitive battling. Enjoy! :D

Sylveon @ Life Orb
Ability: Pixilate
EVs: 252 SpAtk, 248 SpDef, 8 Spd
Nature: Modest *(^SpAtk vAtk)
- Hyper Beam
- Draining Kiss
- Shadow Ball
- Psyshock

Offensive Sylveon is gr8, even though it doesn't have much Speed the 8 Speed EVs help edge out other Pokemon with the same speed. Hyper Beam for AMAZING STAB, Draining Kiss for recovery, Shadow Ball and Psyshock for coverage.

answered Mar 8 by Scraϝ
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Sylveon (F) @ Leftovers/Sitrus Berry/Big Root/Rocky Helmet
Ability: Cute Charm
EVs: 252 HP, 252 Def, 6 Sp.Def
Nature: Bold
- Calm Mind
- Draining Kiss
- Shadow Ball
- Heal Bell

Calm Mind boosts your Sp.Atk & Sp.Def, Heal Bell removes status conditions, Draining Kiss provides STAB & healing, and Shadow Ball provides a bit of coverage. Couldn't really decide on an item. Leftovers and Sitrus Berry are obvious healing, while Big Root gives back more health from Draining Kiss, & Rocky Helmet discourages Physical attacks.

answered Mar 24 by Soundwave
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Wish beam sylveon
Sylveon @ pixie plate
Ability: Pixilate
EVs 252 HP / 252 SpAtk / 4 SPD (or anything you want)
Modest, calm or bold nature

  • hyper beam
  • wish
  • shadow ball/swift/calm mind/protect
  • psyshock/swift/calm mind/protect

Basically the name of this set explains it all. Start by making a wish, then use hyper beam, during the charging period you will heal from wish. Hyper beams 150 base power is insane when added to pixilate and the pixie plate. Psyshock and shadow ball are for coverage, although with swift you add a fairy priority attack with decent power, calm mind buffs you while opponent switches or you can use protect if you want to use wish more effectively.

This is my first set on here go easy on me ^~^

answered Apr 2 by tastethabass
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Sylveon Dual Screener
Held Item: Light clay
Nature: Bold
Ability: Cute Charm
EV: 252 Def, 252 HP, 8 SpDef

Moveset:
-Moonblast
-Reflect
-Light Screen
-Wish

This set makes the best of Sylveon, full EV investment in HP and Def makes sure Sylveon will be able to tank hits, Ability Cute Charm can result with a infatuation so it's perfect switch in vs fighting types, Dual Screens Help with tanking hits while Moonblast is your offense here as noones immune to it. Wish provides healing for Sylveon and his teammates and with his base 95hp an ally will be healed for his half hp which is a lot (about 100).

answered May 4 by bnb1990