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asked Nov 2, 2013 by MovesetBot
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
Moonblast is eeeeeeeeevil its way to OP

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

-Light Screen

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, 2014 by bnb1990
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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, 2014 by Nyasper
edited Jul 4, 2014 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, 2014 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, 2014 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, 2014 by Nolyneon
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Vampiric  Defender

Vampiric Defender Sylveon
Item : Pixie Plate or Rocky Helm
Ability- Cute Charm
Nature - Bold
Train for Defense and Sp. Attack

Light Screen. ( or Reflect)
Draining Kiss
Shadow Ball

At 1st glance this set may seem odd or not so useful, it takes some mastering but believe in the power of Sylveon's Drain Kiss! And why I call this the Vampiric Defender Sylveon. Speed is a lost cause on Sylveon so embrace the slow . Bold Nature is what you want and prioritize boosting Def 1st to compliment Sylveons good Sp. Def, and. Secondly put the rest into Sylveons already good Sp. Attack. Wish is always a great option obviously, Light Screen or Reflect based on which your party benefits better from. Next is the core of this moveset. The item Pixie Plate boosts Fairy moves and with Stab and Sylveons strong Sp. Atk - Drain kiss hits for a very heavy 100 base damage and you recover a high 75% HEALTH based off damage dealt. This should keep your slow Sylveon in the fight much longer. Shadow Ball takes advantage of Sylveons high Sp. Atk and Drain Kiss this makes Sylveon great against the Psychic/Ghost/Dark trio and obviously those pesky Dragons and Fighting types. Alternatively, rocky helm combined with cute charm should make things interesting for physical attackers, although still best to keep Sylveon in the back during prolonged fights against physical teams, and I strongly prefer Pixie Plate as a item. This sylveon fills a crucial role in my party and may just work extremely well for me, it was kjnda experimental and was very successful for me.

answered Sep 28, 2014 by Mrmoomoo91
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Sylveon @ Choice Specs
Abliity: Cute Charm (most likely you'll get hit by a physical move so this is to annoy physical attackers)
Nature: Modest
Evs: 252 Sp.Atk 252 Def/Sp.def 4 Hp
-Hyper Voice. (good power and hits both opponents in double battles)
-Shadow Ball. (gets rid of psychic and other ghost)
-Psyshock. (gets rid of poison and fighting)
-Hidden Power Fire. (gets rid of steel, grass, ice and bug)

answered Jan 14 by Atrocious Preformanc
edited Jan 29 by Atrocious Preformanc