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Togekiss Best Moveset & Build

Togekiss
Total Base Stats545
Type Fairy IconFlying Icon

Special Attacker Build

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
▼Check Move Info Here
Best EV Spread
Speed 252, Sp. Attack 252, Sp. Defense 4

Repeatedly Cause Flinching With Serene Grace

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.

Strong Dynamax Candidate

Togekiss has somewhat low HP and fairly decent defensive stats, making it a perfect choice to Dynamax. In addition, STAB Max Airstream allows it to deal huge damage & boost its speed! Max Starfall also lets it to prevent status conditions.

Consider Hidden Ability "Super Luck"

If you plan to use Togekiss mainly as a Dynamaxer, you will lose a lot of the effect of Serene Grace. In such cases, consider using the Super Luck ability. This increases the critical hit chance and can help you win fights!

Encore/Substitute Anti-Tank Builds Also Possible

If you find yourself struggling against tanks, consider running Encore or Substitute instead of Aura Sphere.

Bulky Build

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

Focus On Sustain

With Leftovers and STAB Draining Kiss, this variant looks to outlast certain threats. Boosting its defense allows it to sustain hits with ease. In the meantime, focus on establishing a sweep by using Nasty Plot.

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Togekiss - Recommended Moves

Press the buttons below to toggle between different builds!

Special Attacker Build

Recommended Moves

Move/TypeReason
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
Flamethrower
fire Icon
Excellent type coverage vs. Ferrothorn, can 2-shot Corviknight

Other Viable Moves

Move/TypeReason
Nasty Plot
status icon
Increases Special Attack sharply. Good for many builds, but it might be hard to find a turn to set up without defenses.
Fire Blast
fire Icon
Even more powerful fire move with lower accuracy. Can replace Flamethrower.
Encore
status icon
Forces the opponent to repeat the move they used last. Good for trapping tanks.
Substitute
status icon
Sacrifice 25% health to create a double that takes damage for you. Can be useful vs. tanks.

Bulky Build

Recommended Moves

Move/TypeReason
Air Slash
Flying Icon
The Togekiss staple move, has an increased chance to flinch with Serene Grace.
Draining Kiss
Fairy Icon
A good move for bulky variants due to its health restoration.
Nasty Plot
status icon
Increases Special Attack sharply. Good for bulkier builds that can afford to set up.
Wish
status icon
Useful heal move, especially for doubles.

Other Viable Moves

Move/TypeReason
Thunder Wave
status icon
Stops fast sweepers in their tracks. Recommended for a tanky build only.
Yawn
status icon
Puts the opponent to sleep. Useful for stalling/tanky variants.

Togekiss - Recommended Item to Hold

ItemTraits
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.
Sitrus BerryRestores HP when low on health. Great for continuing a sweep.
Weakness PolicyBoosts attack and special attack when hit with a super effective move. Useful since Togekiss has 5 weaknesses.
LeftoversFor tanky variants, useful to improve sustain while building up Nasty Plot.
Check Out Other Battle Items & Their Locations Here

Togekiss - Best Nature And EVs

Togekiss - Recommended Natures

NatureTraits
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.

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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 Counters

Recommended Pokemon To Counter Togekiss

PokemonExplanation
Corviknight IconCorviknight Pros
- Can switch in on an Air Slash with ease.
- Can outlast Togekiss
Cons
- Burns could be a problem
Heat Rotom IconHeat Rotom Pros
- Can two shot with Overheat
Cons
- 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
Cons
- Weak to Flamethrower + could be burned
Rhyperior IconRhyperior Pros
- Can take any attack Togekiss throws out
- Two shots with Stone Edge
- Has Stealth Rock
Cons
- Requires Sp.Def EV investment.

How To Play Against Togekiss

Bring Something Faster

If you always go 2nd vs. Togekiss, you will likely get flinch locked due to Air Slash. This is really undesirable, so try to only send out Pokemon which are faster!

If You Can't Outspeed It, Dynamax!

Sometimes you might be out of options in terms of fast Pokemon. In these situations, Dynamax! Dynamaxing prevents you from flinching, which is a huge lifesaver.

Watch Out For Weakness Policy

Many Togekiss out there are running Weakness Policy, so it's better to whittle it down with neutral moves first. Max Airstream + the Weakness Policy proc could be extremely devastating for your team.

Togekiss - Competitive 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

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!

Roost - Unable To Use

Unfortunately, in Sword and Shield Togekiss is no longer able to use the move Roost, which has hurt its defensive capabilities somewhat.

Check Out Which Pokemon Can Learn Roost Here

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