Meta Battle Subway PokeBase - Pokemon Q&A

What is a good moveset for Jolteon?

2 votes

I have heard many people suggest him as an electric type but no one ever gives a move-set.

mine knows

  1. rain dance
  2. thunder
  3. substitute
  4. last resort

Jolteon Learnset

asked Jul 22, 2010 by livers
edited Jul 1, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
Jolteon (M) @ Choice Specs
Trait: Volt Absorb
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
- Volt Change
- Shadow Ball
- Signal Beam
- Hidden Power [Ground]

20 Answers

15 votes

Thunderbolt: STAB, good power, chance to paralyze, high accuracy, can attack Pokemon using Fly.

Shadow Ball: Decent chance to lower Sp. Def, good power, high accuracy. Type coverage is its main use.

Signal Beam: Since Grass types are pretty much immune to electric, you want this.

Thunder Wave: A beter option than agility since it not only slows the foe down, it can stop them from attacking. This is good because very few Pokemon can outspeed Jolteon.

Other good moves for Jolteon to use are Substitute and Baton Pass.

answered Jul 22, 2010 by trachy
This is a good moveset, one vote up!
This is a good move-set but I am on pearl and jolteon can't learn signal beam on pearl, but a great suggestion otherwise.
Then teach it shock wave or charge beam. Get charge beam because it has a 50% chance of getting the special attack raised
Not Shock Wave or Chrge Beam. Replace Thunder Wave and Signal Beam for Baton Pass and Substitute.
can it learn any other move that can cover its ground weakness?
Great moveset, but what if your playing a game like fire red, where shadow ball is a physical move and signal beam can't be learnt?
This is for competitive battling, so he most likely won't be playing with this set on FR/LG
How about hidden power ice instead of signal beam? It covers ground too.
6 votes

Gen V

Jolteon (M) @ Magnet

Trait: Volt Absorb

EVs: 244 HP / 132 SAtk / 4 SDef / 128 Spd

Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)

  • Wish
  • Volt Switch
  • Thunderbolt
  • Shadow Ball

Use Wish. Then next turn use Volt Switch. The Pokemon sent out gets healed, which should cover any damage you took when you switched. So really, this is a safe version of switching (plus Volt Switch does damage.) Thunderbolt is for when you want to stay in. Shadow Ball provides type coverage. Magnet is used to increase the power of both Volt Switch and Thunderbolt. Seeing as you have two electric type attacks, this is fine to have as an item. You don't need much for speed EVs, just enough to outrun everything without boosts. A decent amount of Special Attack is given, mainly to put some power behind your Volt Switch. The HP EVs are there so Wish will heal the next Pokemon more.

answered Jun 19, 2011 by trachy
edited Jul 3, 2011 by trachy
What if i can't get HP ice... help i got HP psychic
Hey Spark Pichu, i am breeding some Eevees with Hidden Power Ice,  want one? anyway trachy, this is a okay moveset, good job
5 votes

Jolteon @ Life Orb

Trait: Volt Absorb

EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd

Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)

  • Thunderbolt
  • Volt Switch
  • Shadow Ball
  • Hidden Power [Ice]

Thunderbolt: Nice choice for STAB.
Volt Switch: Scouting, gets STAB.
Shadow Ball: Nice move, eeveelutions don't have a ton of options.
Hidden Power Ice: Takes care of ground types who are immune to Jolteon's STAB, also good against dragons and grass types wich recists Jolteon's STAB as well.

answered Sep 17, 2011 by Hex
Yep I use this on po with a balloon
4 votes

Choiced Jolteon

Jolteon # Choice Specs
Nature: Timid (^Speed -Atk)
Ability: Volt Absorb
~ 252 Sp Atk EVs / 252 Speed EVs / 6 HP EVs

  • Charge Beam

  • Roar

  • Echoed Voice / Protect

  • Thunder Wave

Well, here's something different! With such a massive base Sp Atk and Speed stat, it's to be taken advantage of! The idea is to use a Choice Specs to lock on Charge Beam or Echoed Voice (both will get more powerful with each successive hit) until something blows up! If you run into trouble, simply switch, which allows you a chance to lock on Roar or Thunder Wave. Locking on Roar will allow you to annoy your opponent like crazy! Especially if you have Stealth Rock, or Spikes up, this will come in handy! Locking on Thunder Wave may seem silly, but if your opponent doesn't know you're Choice, they might switch when their Pokemon becomes paralyzed, which will get them paralyzed! I actually haven't tried this set out myself (in process of transferring from Emerald to Black right now), but it seems fun and I hope you all enjoy it too!

- 10.22.2011 03:37

answered Oct 22, 2011 by Sam Sam Sam Sam
edited Oct 22, 2011 by Sam Sam Sam Sam
Its quite a strategic moveset but try not to post movesets with experiencing them first.
4 votes

Jolteon (M) @ Flame Orb

Role: Baton Passer

Trait: Quick Feet

EVs: 252 HP / 252 SAtk / 4 Spd

Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)

  • Wish
  • Substitute
  • Baton Pass
  • Thunderbolt

Flame Orb + Quick Feet means he doesn't need Ev's in his speed to sweep.
Maxed Special Attack makes Thunderbolt amazing, while I have 252 Hp Ev's to make Wish a better move to use. ( Bigger Hp boost ) Substitute is to baton pass away, and set up Flame orb, and wish. While having Thunderbolt as your sweeping option.

answered Oct 25, 2011 by Josh
Why not charge beam instead of Thunderbolt? Also as of Gen 5 It heals half the health of the person receiving the wish heal so if Jolteons HP is 200 and it wish passes to a Pokemon with 100 Hp you will only pass 50 Health.
That's totally off.
In PO when I use my Chansey ( 700 something Hp ) I use Wish, give it away the pokemon I give it to recieves 350 Hp, no matter what. And Thunderbolt is to straight up sweep, immediatly, not to set up and give away. That slot is mainly for if I plan on sweeping.
3 votes

This one is good.

Shadow Ball(coverage, good with special attacK)
Thunderbolt(strong accurate STAB)
Agility(Doubling already amazing speed makes easy sweeping)
Optional(Some people like to add in dig, and others iron tail. Light Screen is another option for raising special defense and some people like to add in toxic here but this last slot can be whatever you want.

answered Jul 22, 2010 by Swampert
2 votes

Maybe a varity of attacks like dig instead of last resort.
rain dance yes
thunder yes
Maybe shadoe ball.
Make sure the attack and special attack are good

answered Jul 22, 2010 by J DOG DE LEGEND
2 votes

One of my Faverite Pokemon


EVs: 252 S.attack, 252 speed, 6 hp

Nature: Timid

Item: Focus sash

Ability: Volt absorb

Thunder Bolt: Strong reliable STAB

Shadow Ball: Coverage

Hidden power(ice): Covers it's 1 weakness+resistant grass and Dragon

Thunder-wave/Signal beam: Status or Coverage

The perfect Garchomp killer

answered Jul 16, 2011 by Speed freak
2 votes

hold item:magnet/zap plate
ability:volt absorb
EVs: 252 S.attack, 252 speed, 6 hp

Attacks:Hidden power(ice)
Thunder Wave

These are the moves discused by me n my friend Mew2King Hope This Helps :D

answered Dec 15, 2011 by A Very Nice Guy
edited Dec 16, 2011 by A Very Nice Guy
2 votes

Double/Triple Battle

Jolteon (M) @ Life Orb
Trait: Volt Absorb
EVs: 252 SAtk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Light Screen
- Shadow Ball
- Discharge
- Hidden Power [Ice]

Light Screen provides team support. Shadow Ball and HP Ice are coverage. Discharge hits multiple foes with STAB damage and a good chance of paralysis.

answered Jan 20, 2012 by trachy
that is a good moveset
1 vote

I taught my jolteon this on heartgold
ability: volt absorb
item: wide lens
shadow ball
signal beam
double kick

answered May 23, 2012 by pokemaser
1 vote

Thunderbolt - powerful STAB move
Shadow Ball - can lower opponents sp defense
Signal Beam - good against grass + Coverage
Charge Beam - raise sp attack if hits

answered Jun 8, 2012 by Pokefan222
0 votes

My stud Jolteon:
Nature: Modest (Quiet will work too [Speed is already going to be high, so even though it won't be as high as can be, Sp. Attack will be off the charts, as well as Modest nature])

  • Rain Dance
  • Shadow Ball/Thunder
  • Thunderbolt
  • Charge Beam

Use Thunderbolt or Charge Beam right off the bat to attempt to raise your Sp. Attack. My Jolteon knows Shadow Ball because of type advantage to support my Black 2 team, which is why I chose it. It can also lower Sp. Defense. Use Thunderbolt for some STAB, and a chance to paralyze. When nearing the end of the battle, use Rain Dance to get Thunder's accuracy through the roof. Or, if you're planning on switching out to a Water type Pokemon (which I normally do since the enemy's next Pokemon always has type advantage or type advantage moves) it's perfect for setting up and strengthening your Water-type moves. In my case, LAPRAS<3

answered Apr 6, 2013 by Dat LaprASSc:
0 votes

well my jolteon knows...
-quick attack
thunder because even though it has low accuracy, you can always get a chance to hit. plus jolteon has a lot of sp.attack. now yall are thinking:what? quick attack? strength?! well, quick attack is for Pokemon that have moves like aqua jet, extreme speed, quick attack and ya. jolteon is the fastest eevee using quick attack could work out. why strength? um ground?jolteon an electric type weakness is ground. with strength, before you switch out to another Pokemon, you might want to do some damage to that ground type.discharge is for other electric types. exept for electric types with like motor something whatever its called or maybe lighting rod. maybe even another jolteon who has volt absorb. but if that electric type doesnt have a move to have electric do no effect, use discharge.

answered May 16, 2013 by reshiram1016
replace strength with hp ice
0 votes

enter image description here
Jolteon (M) @ Magnet

Trait: Volt Absorb or Quick Feet

EVs: 52 HP, 206 Speed, 252 Sp Atk

Nature: Modest or Calm

  • Thunderbolt (Powerful STAB move and backed up by Magnet and it's Sp Atk)
  • Shadow Ball (The Best non-STAB move with no side effects and gives a chance to lower Sp Def)
  • Toxic (Eat away at the HP if you're facing a tough opponent)
  • Signal Beam (Deals with Dark, Psychic and Grass types, RECOMMENDED) or Magnet Rise (If you want the ground immunity)
answered May 21, 2013 by DBlock17
edited May 21, 2013 by DBlock17
0 votes

Jolteon (F) @ Flame Orb
Trait: Quick Feet
EVs: 104HP/184DEF/116S.DEF/104SPD
Bold Nature
- Substitute
- Thunder Wave
- Volt Switch
- Wish

Perfect wall.Subs so you can use wish while fighting ground types if your ice or water type at low health.Thunder wave for slow Pokemon on your team.Volt switch no explaining.Wish no explaining.

answered Jul 8, 2013 by jake9687
0 votes

I don't know if this is good or not but

Jolteon @ Electric Gem (Use Wisely)

Nature: Naive

Trait: Volt Absorb

EV: 252 Spd / 124 Atk / 124 Def / 10 HP

  • Thunderbolt (Great with Electric Gem)
  • Detect (Protect yourself)
  • Agility (Increases your speed)
  • Anything Else that Jolteon can learn that's nessessary
answered Jun 19, 2014 by RealKevinNguyen
0 votes

Jolteon is one of my favorite Eeveelutions and electric types! Jolteon is one of the fastest Pokemon, is one of the classics and is another one of those Pokemon so it should have deserve a great fast speical moveset. To bad that Jolteon can't learn elctro ball with all this speed or else I would of made another set.

Jolteon @ Focus Sash
Ability: Volt Absorb
Role: Fast Sweeper
Nature: Timid
EVs: 252 SAtk, 252 Spd and 4 HP
-Thunder Bolt
-Hidden Power (Ice)
-Baton Pass/ Volt Switch

Thunder Bolt is the most reliable electric type move to hit most Pokemon more than Thunder plus it gains STAB so yea, you will have to look hard enough to find the perfect Eevee with the correct hidden power other than that it covers its ground type weakness and will kill grass types which are resistant to electric type moves and if you have ice you could kill a flygon or a garchomp or any dragon type (most dragon types have earth quake) then you got a great jolteon, Be paitent with wish cause if you use it on the first turn and jolteon gets hit and is left with 1 HP then you can attack the opponent and heal up, Baton pass is to baton pass wish to another opponent if you have to or if you want volt switch you can get your jolteon out of the battle quickly and it will also do STAB damage and you can pass on wish to one of your good allys or if you go with Agility you can baton pass speed to one of your slow allys so you don't have to have Trick room but can't volt switch agility to your ally's though. and heres a little tip about Jolteon's Volt Absorb ability, if you are faceing a opponent who may and might use thunder bolt or thunder wave or any other electric type move then quickly switch to jolteon and it will gain health and immunity and with a Timid nature you can out speed lots and lots of Pokemon more than usual. I think I'm one of those people who put lots of details in this set....

Or for one with a Modest nature...

Jolteon @ Leftovers
Nature: Modest
Ability: Volt Absorb
EVs: 252 SAtk, 252 Spd, 4 Def
-Thunder Wave
-Thunder Bolt

answered Aug 10, 2014 by Kawaii Raichu
edited Sep 7, 2014 by Kawaii Raichu
0 votes

Jolteon @ Bright Powder
Nature: Modest
EV's: 252 SpA / 252 Spd / 4 Hp

Double Team
Thunderwave/Shadowball/Baton Pass

Strategy: Start with substitute, and use it until your opponent misses or doesn't attack you. With a substitute to cover your low defenses, use Thunderwave to paralyze the enemy to lower their chances of being able to hit you. Then use Double Team multiple times, until you're confident that you will not be able to be touched. You're then clear to use thunderbolt. Even though this moveset only has one damaging move, Jolteon with high SpA EVs is easily strong enough to take down most Pokemon that can resist thunderbolt. If the substitute fades, simply just use it again (unless you're low on hp, just rely on your double team and your opponents' reduced accuracy.

Alternate Strategies:
- replace Thunderwave with Shadow Ball for more type coverage, incase you come up against any ground or steel types.
- replace Thunderwave with Baton Pass to pass on your substitute and double team effects onto another party member

This works pretty well in my opinion, and I've been using it for a couple of weeks now with great success. Hope it helps though... :)

answered Aug 12, 2014 by Keegmeister
0 votes

Setup that worked best for me is this
Jolteon (M) @ Choice Specs
Trait Quick Feet
EVs 252 SpA / 252 Spe / 4 SpD
Timid Nature (+Spe , - Atk)
- Thunderbolt
-Volt Switch
-Shadow Ball
-Hidden Power Ice
Try it and let me know what you think of it, i'm still pretty noob on competitive battling ☺

answered Jun 30 by izanghi