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What is a good moveset for Sylveon? (page 2)

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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*
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

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Sylveon @ Leftovers

Ability: Cute Charm
Nature: Lonely

○ Moonblast
○ Shadow Ball
○ Psyshock
○ Magical Shine

// idk. Sylveon is my main Pokémon and pretty good with this

answered May 8 by Nyasper
edited Jul 4 by Nyasper
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My Sylveon:
Item: Pixie Plate (Boosts Fairy moves+30% Power Boost)
Ability: Pixilate (Normal moves -> Fairy moves)
Moonblast: Good power, good accuracy, STAB
Hyper Beam: Pixilate+150 base power+30% Power Boost+STAB+Pixie Plate=Dragon Slayer
Dig: Covers your weaknesses: Poison/Steel
Light Screen: Adds a bit more Sp. Defense for 5 turns

Other Helpful Moves:
Calm Mind: Boosts Both Sp. Attack & Sp. Defense
Substitute: Good for Sylveon w/ High HP
Double-Edge: Less risky than Hyper Beam & another Pixilated powerhouse of an attack! (Does recoil and is a Physical attack , however)
Last Resort: Again, great move for Pixilated Sylveon
Rest: To keep the battle going (For this one, perhaps you could replace Sylveon's Pixie Plate with a Chesto Berry. Also, it is easier to obtain than Wish since it's a TM)
Draining Kiss: Heals while dealing damage!
Swift: Never-missing Pixilated attack. Good for finishing off foes.

answered Jul 4 by KamHaririGames
Moonblast is good STAB. It all goes downhill from there. You obviously haven't played competitive much before. Hyper Beam is terrible. Just terrible. The turn for recharging gives your opponent a chance to do anything they want. Even if you took out a threat, a sweeper could come and setup all over you and proceed to sweep the rest of your team. Dig is also bad for two reasons. 1. Because it is a physical move and Sylveon has bad attack stat. 2. It is a two-turn move. The opponent could easily switch into a flying/levitating pokemon.
Double Edge is a physical move. Pixie Plate boosts fairy type moves by 20%.
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Sylveon is the newest out of the Eeveelution bunch and new type and yeah yeah...Sylveon isnt my most favorite other than it being my 2nd favorite fairy type while the other being Xerneas (Bambi's mom) but anyway on to the moveset part.

Item: Quick Claw (to help you attack first)
Ability: Cute Charm
Nature: Modest,Calm -Bold.-
EVs: 252 Sp.Atk, 252 Sp.Def and 4 HP
-Moon Blast
-Hidden Power (Steel)
-Calm Mind
-Baton Pass

Moonblast will gain STAB and has great power, With this hidden power (if you got the right sylveon) you have great coverage, Calm Mind powers up Sp.Atk and Sp.Def so keep useing it to make Moon Blast and Hidden Power Steel and great bulk plus you can baton pass it, With Cute Charm you can cripple your foes (if they are the opposite gender of sylveon) wich will give you sometimes a chance to use power ups and with Modest your two offensive moves will be powered up or if you use Calm you get a bit bulkier with Sp.def and if you really want your defense boost then have no fear Bold is here

answered Aug 10 by Kawaii Raichu
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Sylveon (F) @ Leftovers
Trait: Cute Charm
Evs: 252 Special Attack, 252 Special Defense, 4 Speed
Modest Nature

I use a Cute Charm Sylveon instead of Pixilate because I think it's better to have something to cripple Physical Attackers rather than to have a tiny bit more power over Moonblast.

Here are her moves:

Calm Mind
To boost its highest stats even further (No need for Hyper Voice and Pixilate)

To get an advantage against Poison Pokémon and be able to deal Physical damage

Shadow Ball
For coverage


answered Sep 10 by Nolyneon