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If you have a good competitive moveset for Leafeon, post an answer below and upvote the best ones. Movesets for its pre-evolutions, if any, can also be shared on this thread.

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Leafeon Pokédex and learnset for reference.

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Gen V

Leafeon (F) @ Life Orb
Ability: Chlorophyll
EVs: 236 Atk / 252 Def / 20 Spe
Impish Nature
- Leaf Blade
- Swords Dance
- X-Scissor
- Synthesis

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Very nice set, i would however go with jolly max speed.
dont really like this moveset. it doesn't have sunny day so it defeats the purpose of having synthesis and chlorophyll.
replace X-scissor with soler beam (in case you go up against Closter or some other high defence pokemon)
Also why life orb? If you get in a tough spot and lose with that, your gonna be pretty unhappy...
Solar Beam would not do much since first, Cloyster can one hit KO with an ice type move since Leafeon needs to recharge, second, Leafeon has extremely low Special Attack stat, it is not like Cloyster has no special defense at all too.
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Interesting, everyone says Swords Dance, all I see is Curse. :D
Physical Bulky Leafeon:

Leafeon (M) @ Leftovers
Ability: Leaf Guard
EVs: 120 HP / 252 Atk / 136 SpD
Brave Nature
- Leaf Blade
- X-Scissor
- Synthesis / Baton Pass
- Curse
This guy is especially fun on Drought teams, as it won't get status conditions and it will recover 2/3 from Synthesis but can be useful on any UU team as well. Leafeon makes for a great user of Curse, its speed isn't really great to begin with, it doesn't go over 328 ever, so sweeping would be difficult with the 100 base speed sweepers around. I say forget Swords Dance and make this guy Bulky as well as offensive. Leaf Blade gives STAB, X-Scissor gives better coverage, and Synthesis is for recovery, especially nice in the sun. Baton Pass can be used instead of Synthesis, if rather than recovering, you would prefer to give the Curse boosts to another fresher teammate to abuse.
EVs give 301 HP, max attack and 200 SpDef, not really great, but Def is getting boosted by Curse, so investment there is essentially pointless.

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Most people use Swords dance because they also use Chloryphyll on a drought or sunny day team
I would go for Aerial Ace instead of X-Scissor because Aerial Ace covers not only for grass but for Leafeon's bug weakness as well.
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Ivy (Leafeon) (F) @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Leaf Guard / Chlorophyll
EVs: 8 HP / 252 Atk / 124 Def / 124 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Leaf Blade
- Iron Tail
- Knock Off
- X-Scissor

Leaf Blade is obvious. Iron Tail is your Ice and Fairy Coverage. X-Scissor is Your Psychic and Dark coverage. Knock Off, while predictable, makes Leafeon dangerous to switch into and in general just makes life more difficult by throwing a monkey wrench into play. Scarf Leafeon is awesome. This set is built to be mildly physically bulky as well, taking advantage of its 130 base Defense.

EDITED NOTE: This set, originally made in 2012, ran Double-Edge, but Leafeon was even worse back then and had no alternatives for a Choice Scarf set.

Ivy (Leafeon) (F) @ Life Orb
Ability: Leaf Guard / Chlorophyll
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Leaf Blade
- Iron Tail
- Knock Off
- Swords Dance

Leafeon's Speed has also been buffed since I posted this, and it makes it now suitable for at least giving this basic set a shot.

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don't like this one either it has useless ability needs sunny day.
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Leafeon (F) @ Life Orb
Trait: Chlorophyll
EVs: 252 Atk / 180 Def / 76 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Swords Dance
- Leaf Blade
- X-Scissor
- Synthesis

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Can you say support?

Layla (Leafeon) (F) @ Leftovers
Trait: Leaf Guard
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 Def
Impish Nature
IVs: 0 SpA
- Leaf Blade
- Substitute
- Synthesis
- Heal Bell

I'll just give a little backstory as to why I made mine be this. My teams always have too many Ground weaknesses or too little resistances. As most Ground moves are physical, I figure this guy is perfect to take EQs with, and with that defense stat he can be a very formidable wall.

Leaf Blade is for STAB, and as it's the only attacking move, may as well make it a high critical hit-chance one.

Substitute is for possible Haunter switch-ins, so you can still get off a Leaf Blade or Synthesis, depending on which you need more.

Finally Heal Bell for maximum supporting capabilities. Yawn could be used too, but I prefer ridding status off of my sweepers.

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leaf guard and sythesis become useless without sunny day
not synthesis but totally leaf guard. Also 1 attack move?!
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Leafeon @ Assault Vest
Ability: Chlorophyll
EVs: 81 HP / 211 Def / 216 SpD
Careful Nature
- Leaf Blade
- Knock Off
- X-Scissor
- Quick Attack

Quick Attack is decent for when you/they have low health. X-Scissor is coverage, and so if Knock Off. EVs are clear and Chlorophyll is because with Vest suns not possible, and it trolls sun teams

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Gen VII
Leafeon @ Choice Scarf / Choice Band / Life Orb
Ability: Leaf Guard
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Leaf Blade
- Knock Off
- Synthesis / Protect / Swords Dance
- Aerial Ace / X-Scissor

Leaf Blade for STAB and Critical hit ratio increase. Knock Off for Super effectiveness against Alakazam, Gengar (basically Ghost and Psychics). Synthesis for quick healing, Protect for Coverage, Swords Dance for raising attack. Aerial Ace for coverage and accuracy check. X-Scissor is for damage.

This is my new answer, I've hope it was better!

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Choice with Synthesis or Protect? What is this? I can get Swords Dance with Life Orb, but seriously?
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Gen 8 ZU

Leafeon @ Life Orb / Kebia Berry
Ability: Chlorophyll
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpA / 252 Spe
Naughty Nature
- Swords Dance
- Solar Blade
- Knock Off
- Weather Ball

Apparently sun is good in ZU at the moment, so here is the set that is used on sun abuser Leafeon: a mixed set. Swords Dance boosts your attack. Solar Blade is strong STAB and doesn't need to charge in the sun. Knock Off removes items from opposing Pokemon. Weather Ball becomes a fire type move in the sun, allowing you to deal with Tangela, who would pretty much otherwise wall it if Leafeon uses physical attacks on it. For the item, you can use Life Orb for extra damage output, or Kebia Berry so you can survive a super effective Sludge Bomb from Tangela.

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Leafeon (M) @ Lum Berry
Ability: Chlorophyll
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Def
Adamant Nature
- Leaf Blade
- Swords Dance
- Synthesis
- Sunny Day

I guess this is a sweeper set, but it will only work against a physical attacker. Chlorophyll boosts speed by a lot in the sun, while the sun also powers up how much synthesis heals you. Swords Dance plus Leaf Blade totally destroys. Don't set up too early though!

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Leafelollz (Leafeon) @ Leftovers
Ability: Leaf Guard
101 HP / 100 Atk / 252 Def / 55 Spe
Impish Nature
- Toxic
- Protect
- Sunny Day
- Leaf Blade

Stall your foes into madness with Leafelollz! A toxic staller set that isn't wrecked by taunt or torment! Toxic is a must. Protect for your Leftovers, Sunny day and Leaf Guard shut down other toxic stallers or para/sleep hacks. Leaf Blade is for raw damage and to not be wrecked by Taunt / Torment.

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Double battle moveset

Leafeon @ Choice Band
Ability: Chlorophyll
EVs: 252 Atk / 6 Def / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Leaf Blade
- Aerial Ace
- X-Scissor
- Dig

Note: Team up with a Pokemon that has Drought or uses Sunny Day to activate Chlorophyll
+Very powerful assist sweeper that pretty much will always go first and can take out almost anything in one hit.
I use it with Drought Ninetails Drought and back up with a Mega Houndoom ;)

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why have chlorophyll when you dont have sunny day
^it says that you team up with another pokemon with sunny day/drought
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Leafeon @ Heat Rock
Ability: Leaf Guard
EVs: 252 Def / 252 SpD / 4 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Sunny Day
- Synthesis
- Leaf Blade / Solar Beam
- Swords Dance / Dig / Toxic

Sunny Day - Increases the amount of health gained with synthesis. With leaf guard, it protects Leafeon from status changes.
Synthesis - Heals double the normal amount with Sunny Day.
Leaf Blade/Solar Beam - Leaf Blade has STAB, deals 90 damage, high chance of crit. hit, 100% acc. Solar Beam is powered instantly because of Sunny Day, has STAB, deals 120 damage, and has 100% acc.
Swords Dance/Dig/Toxic - Swords Dance increases Leafeon's attack, which leads to Leaf Blade being an OP move. Dig would be for fire type coverage. Toxic can be used to get rid of many Pokemon quickly, as damage increases each turn, and paired with synthesis and leaf guard would make Leafeon pretty unbeatable.

That's the Leafeon I used in ORAS. I didn't need much coverage because of the other Pokemon I had in my team, so mine knew Sunny Day/Leaf Blade/Synthesis/Swords Dance. It was pretty strong when paired with a water or electric type, since both would help deal with it's weaknesses.

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Leafeon @ Muscle Band
Ability: Leaf Guard
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Leaf Blade
- Aerial Ace
- Sunny Day
- X-Scissor

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I don't know why but, out of the blue (Or green!) I just started loving Leafeon. So now I hate every Eeveelution except for Jolteon and Leafeon.

LeafyIsHere (Leafeon) @ Leftovers
Ability: Leaf Guard
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Sunny Day
- Leaf Blade
- Swords Dance
- Synthesis

Sunny Day (If the toxic rains on your parade, Use Sunny Day to recover with the help of your ability)

Leaf Blade (STAB)

Swords Dance (Come on! You know why.)

Synthesis (Recover HP, And Sunny Day Stack.)

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BurgerKingFootLettuce would also be a good name, if it wasn't for the character limit. And sorry for no coverage, Leafeon has barely any coverage moves.
it does get x-scissor knock off return
I know, when did I say that I didn't know that?
He said it didn't get many coverage moves it gets plenty though
You don't understand. My definition of coverage is a move that protects it from super-effective 'mons with a super effective move against that mon. Leafeon's only coverage move fitting that definition is a bad move.
Iron Tail isn't a bad move.
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And I present you the worst incarnation of Leafeon that has ever been presented: Special Leafeon.

Moveset 1:
Leafeon @ Weakness Policy
Ability: Chlorophyll
EVs: 252 SpA / 56 SpD / 200 Spe
Modest Nature
- Work Up
- Sunny Day
- Solar Beam
- Stored Power

Moveset 2:
Leafeon @ Weakness Policy
Ability: Chlorophyll
EVs: 252 SpA / 56 SpD / 200 Spe
Modest Nature
- Sunny Day
- Solar Beam
- Attract
- Synchronoise

Moveset 3:
Leafeon @ Weakness Policy
Ability: Chlorophyll
EVs: 252 SpA / 56 SpD / 200 Spe
Modest Nature
- Sunny Day
- Solar Beam
- Synthesis
- Shadow Ball

Strategy 1:
Simple. When you can, set up with Work Up to raise Special Attack. Follow it up with Sunny Day + Solar Beam combo. If Weakness Policy activates, taking in all its boosts (Modest, 252 SpA EVs, Work Up, Weakness Policy, STAB, 120 BP) and getting a super-effective hit will be deadly. If only Leafeon had a better Special Attack stat.

Moveset 2:
Kind of simple again. Make your Leafeon female for this. Use Attract against male opponents to stall them and get a good Sunny Day + Solar Beam combo off. Synchronoise is kind of questionable but deals with the occasional Grass/Poison types like Venusaur and Victreebel. Plus, it might come in handy vs Virizion or Chesnaught.

Strategy 3:
This strategy has a clear focus all around and has some synergy. The traditional Sunny Day + Solar Beam combo goes first this time. Recover health with Synthesis and cover stuff like Gengar with Shadow Ball. Not much to say.

Nevertheless, this strategy is still terrible, and you shouldn't consider it for competitive. Dear God just use Physical Leafeon or Wall Leafeon.

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They completely stripped out Synchonoise from the game OMEGALUL. Would recommend removing from the answer.
This was answered before Swsh came out, so it is assumedly for the gen prior. Otherwise I'd have to edit every single moveset on every single Pokémon that didn't specify it's gen and has a move or ability it no longer does
Given the perfect storm combo of how recent this answer was when the game came out and the rather... unique approach GF took to stripping out the move, I thought this might actually be worth editing and removing unless some specific note was made for the set.
We don't update sets from previous gens because they're for a different meta game.
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Go for sun Leafeon.

Leafeon @ Life Orb
Ability: Leaf Guard
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Sunny Day
- Solar Blade
- Synthesis
- Dig

Alternatively, Swords Dance boosts Attack even higher. Another good move is X-Scissor. Iron Tail covers ice too. Dig is the best option though, as it covers steel and fire. Bugs will be trouble though, so Iron Tail is a good option for that.

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Reformatted, with all chosen customizations retained. Hope you don't mind.
Fine, how good is the moveset?
Dig is a bad move competitively. Never use dig in a serious match
I'm pretty sure it's a dynamax set. Dynamax leafeon in sun makes great use of max quake.
Unless they mention that or it's format generally specifically than in going to assume it's not.
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Generation VIII

Leafeon(F) @ Leftovers
Ability: Leaf Guard
EVs: 236 Atk / 252 Def / 20 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Leaf Blade
- Solar Blade
- Sunny Day
- X-Scissor

A set of physical moves that can deal intense damage. Sunny Day quickly charges the high damage dealing move Solar Blade without wasting your power herb. Leaf Blade comes in naturally to increase the chance of critical hits. X-Scissor can counter Psychic and Dark types, giving Leafeon more moves that can be super effective.

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Eevee @ Eevium Z
Ability: Anticipation
EVs: 252 HP / 200 Def / 56 SpD
Impish Nature
- Last Resort
- Double Team
- Substitute
- Baton Pass

This set should only be used in AG, because baton pass is banned from Ubers (I think). Substitute first, then Evoboost, Baton Pass in the face of a taunter, or use Double Team and then Baton Pass. The ability Anticipation is to see if the enemy packs Fighting type moves.

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This one is a no charge powerhouse.

Leafeon @ Power Herb
Ability: Chlorophyll
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
-Solar Blade
-Swords Dance
-Sunny Day / Dig / Iron Tail
-Skull Bash

Solar Blade and Skull Bash do significant damage, and Sunny Day is for an extra speed boost if you want. Swords Dance is obvious, and then Dig is for Fire and Poison coverage, Iron Tail covers Ice. It works pretty well.

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Life Orb / Leftovers > Power Herb
SBash is a bad move, because of the two turns needed for it to attack.
It does increase Def though, so it's not that bad.
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Gen 8 Battle Stadium Singles Dynamax Sweeper
Leafeon @ Life Orb
Ability: Chlorophyll
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Leaf Blade
- Knock Off
- Aerial Ace
- Double Kick
Life Orb boosts damage. Chlorophyll is its best ability, it is pretty useless on this set, but if the opponent sets sun, you can use it to benefit for yourself by having Chlorophyll and outspeeding. The EVs are your bread and butter sweeper EVs. Adamant Nature boosts attack, and Jolly isn't needed for things explained later. Leaf Blade is STAB, can crit, and sets up Grassy Terrain if used when Dynamaxed. Knock Off removes the opponents items, and lowers SpD in Dynamax, but that side affect is pretty useless on this set. Aerial Ace seems odd, but in Dynamax, it boosts Spe. It also never misses, which is nice for noobs who use Double Team(as if you would run into any anyway). Double Kick is weirder, but in Dynamax, it boosts attack, and in regular form, it can break Substitutes.

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Carp Aerial Ace ain't in gen 8 I was looking at the wrong thing I'll hide this. Edit: Wait Aerial Ace is in Gen 8 I'm stupid.