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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.

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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
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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.

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Yep I use this on po with a balloon
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Choiced Jolteon

Jolteon @ Choice Specs
Ability: Volt Absorb
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- 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

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Its quite a strategic moveset but try not to post movesets with experiencing them first.
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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.

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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.
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One of my Faverite Pokemon

Jolteon

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

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Jolteon @ Magnet / Zap Plate
Ability: Volt Absorb
EVs: 6 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Hidden power [ice]
- Substitute
- Thunderbolt
- Thunder Wave

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

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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.

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that is a good moveset
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The best offensive Jolteon moveset

Jolteon (M) @Focus Sash
Trait: Volt Absorb
EVs: 252 Speed/252 Sp Attack/4 HP
Nature: Timid (+Speed, -Attack)
Moves:
-Thunder Bolt
-Volt Switch/Thunder Wave
-Hidden Power
-Shadow Ball

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This is a good moveset, I run a very similar moveset on my Jolteon.
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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)
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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.

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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
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what is a Electric Gem? ive only heard of Normal Gem
There were gem items for each different type in Gen 5, but only Normal Gem has returned since.
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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
Moveset:
-Thunder Bolt
-Hidden Power (Ice)
-Wish/Agility
-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
Moveset:
-Thunder Wave
-Thunder Bolt
-Shadowball
-Protect

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

Double Team
Thunderbolt
Substitute
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... :)

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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 ☺

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My Jolteon is a special sweeper

Jolteon @ Leftovers
Timid Nature
Ev; 252 Spe, 252 Spa, 4 Spd
- Thunderbolt
- Toxic
- Shadow Ball
- Signal Beam

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I used this one a lot in ORAS
[email protected] Glasses
Ability: Volt Absorb
EV's 252 Sp. Atk/4 Def/252 Spe

Thunderbolt
Hidden Power (Ice)
Signal Beam
Magnet Rise

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Quick Feet made me think of this set:

Jolteon @ Life Orb
Ability: Quick Feet
EVs: 252 SpA / 252 Spe or HP
Modest or timid nature
Rest
Sleep Talk
Charge Beam
Hidden Power (Ice)

I would go modest or speed nature, with EVs into Special attack and Speed or Sp. Atk and Health for some extra bulk.

I would go with Life Orb for items to increase damage.

The idea is to use Rest and Quick Feet for a huge buff to speed, then power up with Charge Beam, using HP ice for great neutral coverage. Most Quick Feet users also have Guts and are physically inclined, so this is what I've thought of trying to do to abuse quick feet. It does add some survivability, but any strong physical attack takes Jolteon out.

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Here's what I think works best (in Sun/Moon):
[email protected] Plate/Wide Lens
Ability: Volt Absorb
Nature: Timid (+Spd, -Atk)
EVS: 252 SpA, 252 SpD, 4 HP
-Thunderbolt/Pin Missile
-Volt Switch/Rain Dance
-Shadow Ball
-Thunder

Why I think this:
Zap Plate gives a boost to your 2 or 3 Electric type attacks, giving them even more power. Wide Lens helps with Thunder.
Thunderbolt is a great Electric type attack, 90 power and 100 accuracy. You can choose this, or you can choose Pin Missile if you want to deal with Grass types. Hidden Power Ice works well here too, except I don't find Hidden Power that strong of a move. No STAB, no item boost. Bad move to use.
Volt Switch is if you want to switch out due to enemy Ground types and still be able to attack. On my Jolteon, I find it does intense damage. Only works in Double Battles or Battle Royals. Or you can choose Rain Dance to allow Thunder to hit all the time (provided no accuracy lowered).
Shadow Ball is so that if you choose Thunderbolt, you won't have four Electric type attacks. I find it necessary though. I highly doubt Pin Missile works here. Low Attack to begin with, plus its nature.
Thunder goes without saying. It does EXTREME Electric-type damage. If you want to, you can replace

In Double Battles, I find that Jolteon goes well with Tapu Koko. Koko's ability, Electric Surge, increases the power of already extremly powerful attacks. As a bonus, Tapu Koko knows Discharge, which can heal your Jolteon with its Volt Absorb.
I find this Jolteon better for PvP.
Hope I helped!
-SylveonRulez

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My favorite (And the only one I like) of the Eeveelutions!

  • Thunderbolt (Obvious STAB, Thunderbolt > Thunder)
  • Thunder Wave (KILL OPPONENTS! YOURE TOO SLOW!)
  • HP [Ice] (Dragons die, Grounds die, Moveset Variety woo!)
  • Double Team / Volt Switch (Depends on your style. If you want to run away from a threat, Volt Switch. If you're on the Main Series Games and you want to be annoying, Double Team.

Other Stuff Time!

Item: Choice Specs
Ability: Quick Feet
Nature: Modest
EVs: 252 Sp. Atk / 252 Spd / 4 HP

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Hmm, is Timid or Modest better?
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JOLTEON @ Air Balloon

Ability : Volt Absorb

Nature : Rash ( + SpA , - SpD )

EVS: 252 SpA , 252 Speed , 4 HP

Thunderbolt : Good STAB Move , Chance to Paralyze , Can hit Pokemon using fly , high accuracy

Volt Switch : Good STAB Move

Hidden Power Ice : Good against Ground , Dragon and Grass

Shadow Ball : Good in general

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