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Sylveon Best Build & Moveset

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The Best Build for Sylveon in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet (Pokemon SV). See the recommended Move set, held items, how to distribute EV, and build up for each type.

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Sylveon Summary & Review

Icon
Fairy
HP
95
ATK
65
DEF
65
SP. ATK
110
SP. DEF
130
SPD
60

Ability & Hidden Ability

  1. Contact with the Pokemon may cause infatuation.
  2. Normal-type moves become Fairy-type moves.

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Sylveon Review In Match Battles

  • High firepower due to Pixilate.
  • High Sp. Defese makes it easier to use [Yawn].
  • Beware of the weakness, Steel type.

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Sylveon Best Build & Moveset

IconEVs: HP Def / Wall Style

Tera TypeNatureAbilityItem
FairyModestPixilateLeftovers
HPATKDEFSP. ATKSP. DEFSPD
Base Stats193×11514615189
EV180-23620468

Recommended Moves

  1. Normal
    Special
    90
    100
    10
  2. Normal
    Status
    -
    -
    10
  3. Psychic
    Status
    -
    -
    20
  4. Normal
    Status
    -
    -
    10

Category

Role
Build Type

Strengths & How to Use

High Sp. Defense and Flexibility

Sylveon has a high Sp. Defense, so it can be used against Pokemon that mainly use Special Attack moves. In duelist battles, Sylveon is flexible to set up with Protect and Yawn first, or attack after stacking Calm Mind.

A setup Pokemon that is not likely to give the opponent chance

Hyper Voice is a sound-based move that can inflict damage through the opponent's Substitute, which is usually used against Yawn, but it doesn't work against Sylveon as it is able to block the opponent's setup.

Things to Keep in Mind

Beware of Dragon's Fire, Poison, and Steel Terastal

Dragon type, which is weak against Fairy type, may terastalize into Fire, Poison, or Steel type. If the opponent becomes Fire Tera type, you can use Yawn to deal with it, but in the case of Poison or Steel Tera type, Sylveon may be knocked down by a single blow, so be careful.

The disadvantage of bypassing the Substitute

Hyper Voice can bypass the opponent's Substitute and deal damage, but the Substitute will be left. If Sylveon fails to defeat an opponent who uses Substitute, the other allies will have to fight an opponent with Substitute remaining, so be careful of an opponent who combines Substitute with Steel and Poison Terastal.

Pokemon Team Compositions

PokemonReason
Magnezone IconMagnezoneIt can reduce the damage from Poison and Steel types, which are Sylveon's weaknesses, to less than half. And it is easy to use [Volt Switch] in combination with pivots.
Skeledirge IconSkeledirgeThe ability, Unaware, can deal with the Attackers that stacks stat boost. And the high physical durability can also make up for Sylveon.

Other Suggestions

Nature & EV Distribution

NatureEV/Reason
Bold
(DEF⬆,ATK⬇)
HP 244 / Def 252 / Spe 12
The highest defense durability and the speed that exceeds the Tyranitar without EVs, making it easier to be the swap against Physical Attacker.

Suggested Moves

MoveReason
Baton PassIt can pass the stat change of [Calm Mind] that is used against the opposing Special Attacker as a setup. And, if Sylveon switches out with [Baton Pass] after being attacked, you can safely transfer the stat change to the next Pokemon.
PsyshockIt can be used as an Attack against Pokemon with high Sp. Defense. But it is unable to defeat Toxapex and Chansey without stacking [Calm Mind] multiple times.
SubstituteA way to deal with the Status Effects for Sylveon itself. It'd be effective if you use [Yawn] to force the opponent to switch out, and wait for the opportunity to use Substitute.

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