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Togekiss - Moveset and Competitive Build

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Togekiss Overview

Total Base Stats545
Type Fairy IconFlying Icon

Best Build For Togekiss

Best NatureBest Item
Timid (Speed ↑ / Atk ↓)Life Orb
Best Ability
Serene Grace
Increases the chance of secondary effects occurring.
Best Moveset
Air Slash / Flamethrower / Dazzling Gleam / Aura Sphere
Best EV Spread
Speed 252, Sp. Attack 252, Sp. Defense 4

Togekiss Strengths

Togekiss has great typing, movepool, and the ability Serene Grace, all of which make it a formidable opponent. A high flinch chance with Air Slash and the higher chance of burning with Flamethrower make it dangerous to face.

High Special Defense - Tanky Builds Are Possible

Although it lost Roost, Togekiss is still capable of being a solid tank with the right items and EVs. Try the build below for a bulky special defense wall.

Bold (Def ↑ / Atk ↓)Leftovers
Serene Grace
Increases the chance of secondary effects occurring.
Draining Kiss / Air Slash / Nasty Plot / Wish
EV Spread
Defense 252, Hp 252, Sp. Defense 4

Togekiss Counters

Recommended Pokemon To Counter Togekiss

Corviknight IconCorviknight Pros
- Can switch in on an Air Slash with ease.
- Can outlast Togekiss
- Burns could be a problem
Heat Rotom IconHeat Rotom Pros
- Can two shot with Overheat
- Will probably have to swap out after using Overheat
Excadrill IconExcadrill Pros
- Can switch in on a non-fire Move
- Outspeeds in Sandstorm and can two shot
- Weak to Flamethrower + could be burned
Rhyperior IconRhyperior Pros
- Can take any attack Togekiss throws out
- Two shots with Stone Edge
- Has Stealth Rock
- Requires Sp.Def EV investment.

How To Play Against Togekiss

Togekiss is a tricky opponent to play against because of its good type coverage and strong Special Defenses. It is particularly dangerous when dynamaxing, so make sure you have a Steel type available to deal with it.

Togekiss - Base Points (EVs) and Natures

Recommended Base Point (EV) Allocation

Offensive Variant

StatBase Point
Speed252 points (max)
Special Attack252 points (max)
Special Defense4 points

This Togekiss will focus on using Serene Grace to generate strong STAB flinches with Air Slash. It can also inflict a burn with a higher chance using Flamethrower.

Defensive Variant

StatBase Point
HP252 points (max)
Special Defense252 points (max)
Special Attack4 points

This is a more defensive Togekiss which would ideally use Nasty Plot to set up and perhaps Wish to heal. This set may be weaker now that Togekiss lost Roost in Sword and Shield.

Check Out The EV (Base Point) Guide Here!

Togekiss - Recommended Natures

TimidSpd↑ / Atk↓
Speed is the most recommended stat for Togekiss so that it can make use of Serene Grace + Air Slash.
ModestSp.Atk↑ / Atk↓
Foregoing the extra speed for more damage is one option. Modest + Life Orb will allow you to *almost* one shot a 252 SpD. Ferrothorn.
BoldDef↑ / Atk↓
For a tanky Togekiss, reinforcing its weaker Defense might be best.

Which Nature Would You Recommend?

Togekiss - Breeding Process

Breeding Process Flow Chart

1Get a Togepi by trading it for a Toxel in Hammerlocke.
2Hatch Eggs until you get a High IV Togepi
3Breed that Togepi until you get one with a Timid Nature
4Breed a Togepi with the ability Serene Grace
5Put 252 EVs in Special Attack and Speed
6Feed it 10 Dynamax Candies to max out its Dynamax Level
7Raise its friendship to level into Togetic, then use a Shiny Stone to evolve into Togekiss.
8Teach it Air Slash, Flamethrower, Dazzling Gleam, and Aura Sphere
9Equip a Life Orb
>> Check Out Our Breeding Guide For More Info!

How To Get Togepi


Although it's possible to catch a Togepi at Bridge Field, it is quite rare. We recommend trading for a Toxel in the western part of Hammerlocke.

Find Out Where To Get A Toxel Here!

Togekiss - Recommended Moves

Recommended Attack Moves

Air Slash
Flying Icon
The Togekiss staple move, has an increased chance to flinch with Serene Grace.
Dazzling Gleam
Fairy Icon
AOE, particularly good for doubles. Good STAB fairy move.
Aura Sphere
Fighting Icon
Good type coverage
fire Icon
Excellent type coverage vs. Ferrothorn, can 2-shot Corviknight
Draining Kiss
Fairy Icon
An alternative Fairy move, good for bulky variants due to its health restoration.

Recommended Support and Buff Moves

Nasty PlotIncreases Special Attack sharply. Good for many builds, but the set up is risky for more fragile ones.
WishUseful heal move, especially for doubles.
Thunder WaveStops fast sweepers in their tracks. Recommended for a tanky build only.
YawnPuts the opponent to sleep. Useful for stalling/tanky variants.

Togekiss - Recommended Item to Hold

Life OrbBoosts Move Power by 130% but uses 10% of health per use.
Slightly risky now that Roost is gone, but it makes certain matchups easier.
LeftoversFor tanky variants with disabling moves.

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