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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 @ Leftovers

Ability: Cute Charm
Nature: Lonely

○ Moonblast
○ Shadow Ball
○ Psyshock
○ Magical Shine

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

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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.

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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

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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


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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.

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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)

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The Vampire

Honestly, I love Sylveon because of its bulk. This is one of my favorite sets to run, and while Sylveon's speed can be its downfall. I feel like this set could work really well with different EV combos, too, depeding on your own play style.

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Sylveon (F) @ Big Root
Ability: Pixelate
EVs: 252 HP, 126 Def, 4 SpDef, 126 Spd OR 252 SpAtk, 252 Spd depending on play style
Nature: Modest (+ SpAtk -Atk)
- Hyper Voice
- Draining Kiss (restores 75% of damage done + an extra 30% from holding Big Root)
- Calm Mind
- Substitute

Hyper Voice should come standard with Sylveon. You can bypass other Sub users, which is a must because it's likely they're going to use that to set up (just like with this set). Draining Kiss is going to be your key recovery move here. After a few Calm Minds, you're going to regain a LOT of health to keep fueling your Substitutes. Calm Mind is self explanatory. Boost your SpAtk and SpDef to soak up more special attacks. Substitute makes for great stalling and a good set up buffer--just be wary of your standard speed status leads, like Furfrou.

Obviously not prioritizing Def makes you weaker to physical hitters, so it's up to you to decide if you want to try and outspeed (good luck) or outlast. When I first got this girl, she had the second set of EVs. She was decent, but couldn't take a hit from Fighting types. After retraining her, she's a hell of a wall.

If you've got any tips on how to improve this set, comment and let me know! This is my first real set, so I'd love to learn more.

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Here is all the builds for Sylveon I have played

Sylveon Duel -Screen
EVS - S-Def, 252/Def 252
Nature: Calm or Bold
Item - Leftovers

Its stats should look like this at max IVs

Draining Kiss -
Light Screen-
Skill Swap -

Sylveon (Baton -Moonblast Sweeper)
S-Def, 252/Def 252
Nature Calm or Bold

  • Abilities
    Misty Terrian (reason why I run this is two reasons I can baton pass into a septile (who has natures power now has moon beam giving septitle more coverage and even more awesome)
    Calm Mind
    Baton Pass
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Invincible Sweeper Sylveon

Sylveon (F) @ Whatever will increase damage or Leftovers
Ability: Pixilate
EVs: 252 Attack, 252 Defence and rest Sp.Atk (In that order)
Nature: Doesn't matter

  • MoonBlast (STAB)

  • Giga Impact (Fairy Type+Pixeilate+Atk Increase+Damage increasing item=Death to Dragons)

  • Dig (To cover Poison+Steel types)

  • Wish (So Sylveon will heal regularly and not be taken down so easy against Poison+Steel Types or REALLY powerful competitive Pokemon)

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How can you say nature doesn't matter? If you run a Modest nature with this set there goes the entire point of running a physical set.
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Sylveon (F) @ Leftovers
Ability: Pixilate
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SpA / 4 SpD
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Hyper Voice
- Toxic
- Shadow Ball
- Trump Card

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Ability - Cute Charm
Item - Pixie Plate
Fairy Pokemon are more effective if they use Fairy moves. This is the one exception to that rule. Eevee is a Pokemon that can evolve into many different Pokemon with different types. That means there are a lot of moves available to teach. In the case of Sylveon it has a high Sp. Def. that you can use to your advantage. I say make it an attack dog.

Giga Impact 5/5 - Normal (if your about to faint)
Moonblast 15/15 - Fairy (lowers the target's Sp Atk. + already high Sp Def = Not Today)
Dazzling Gleam 10/10 - Fairy (It hits every thing and at a high enough level its a "One Hit TKO")
Rest 10/10 - Psychic (No more potions)
3 of these moves will be learned by level 43 the last one Giga Impact is TM68. Its 90,000 at Kiloude City Poke Center.

If you have hopes of using it as one of your 6. you'll want it at 70+ or the E4 will slap it a way. I would only recommend using Sylveon if your going for an "Eevee Win" other wise there are much better Pokemon out there you can use.

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Sylveon @ Weaknesses Policy
Ability: Pixilate
Evs: 252 Hp / 252 Def / 6 SpA
Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk)

-Heal Bell
-Psyshock/Stored Power
-Calm Mind
-Hyper Voice

Explanation: This is more of a Doubles Set than a Single Set. Weakness Policy raises Attack and Special Attack by 2 stages when hit by a Super Effective move. Heal Bell cures the status Conditions of all the Pokemon in your inventory. Psyshock or Stored Power is Your choise of Poison Type coverage. Psyshock is used to hit Special Walls like Blissey and Mantine or Stored Power stacks with the Stat Boosts from Weakness Policy and Calm Mind. Calm Mind raises Special Attack and Special Defense by 1 stage each and it stacks with Stored Power. Hyper Voice is STAB with Pixilate and can hit Multiple foes in Double Battles and Battle Royals/Triple Battles.

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Sylveon (F) @Life Orb or Assault Vest
EV-Sp.Def 252, Hp 129, Sp.Atk 129
Nature- Modest
-Dazzling Gleam
-Shadow Ball
-Physhock (If Life Orb)/Hyper Voice (If Assault Vest)
-Trump Card(If Assault Vest)/Toxic (If Life Orb)/Calm Mind (Instead of Toxic)

Dazzling Gleam because STAB and very useful in double/triple battles
Shadow Ball because good type coverage and power
Physhock because just blast people with intergalactic power if you know what I mean
Hyper Voice because STAB and can be useful again in double/triple battles and also who doesn't want to kill a dragon by shouting at it
Trump Card because in double battles + ally with spite = POWER
Toxic because you can do switch in switch out combo or just tank hits
Calm Mind because power + defence = TANK

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Sylveon @Pixie Plate / Life Orb

Ability: Cute Charm
EV's: 252 Def, 252 Speed, 4 Sp. Def
Nature: Serious (Neutral nature.)

  • Draining Kiss (Drain the foe's HP, STAB)

  • Moonblast (STAB, Powerful move)

  • Shadow Ball (Chance to lower foe's Sp. Def )

  • Calm Mind / Reflect / Light Screen (If you want to be annoying, go for calm mind. If you want to defend against attacks, go for Light Screen or Reflect)

Sylveon can be annoying sometimes with the Calm Mind, But if you want to get some defenses up, I'd higly suggest to use Reflect or Light Screen.
Sincerely, Chocolate. :3

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Why a Serious Nature when you can use a Modest Nature or a Bold Nature? :/
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Just so you know, this Sylveon is the one my friend gave me, and it's EPIC.
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Ability: Pixilate
EVs: 4 Def / 252 Sp. Atk. / 252 Sp. Def.
Nature: Bold(Atk.,+Def.)
Hyper Voice
Shadow Ball
Baton Pass
Here's the fun part. Start spamming Hyper Voice. STAB, Choice Spces, and Pixilate give it a stunning 1.5x1.5x1.3 power!
Now Hyper Voice deals 263.25 damage!

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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.

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Doesn't matter? Modest know what nature is right?
The nature matters because what if you have a adamant one with that moveset
3 Fairy Type moves and a Normal type move? A Steel type can Wall this set.I 'd go with Moonblast, Psyshock, Calm Mind and Hidden Power Fire or Ground