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Inteleon Best Moveset & Build

Inteleon
Total Base Stats530
Type water Icon

Special Attacker Build

Best NatureBest Item
Modest (Sp.Atk ↑ / Atk ↓)Life Orb
Best Ability
Torrent
Powers up Water-type moves when the Pokémon is in trouble.
Best Moveset
Hydro Pump / Air Slash / Ice Beam / U-Turn
▼Check Move Info Here
Best EV Spread
Sp. Attack 252, Speed 252, HP 4

Good Coverage And Stats

Inteleon's strength is its high base 120 Speed & 125 Special Attack. Fairly decent move coverage allows it to be a threatening presence against many Pokemon, especially powerful Fire threats like Charizard, Heat Rotom, and Arcanine.

Access To Max Airstream

Inteleon's access to Air Slash makes him a good candidate for Dynamaxing. If he does so, he can supplement his speed and get the first hit on many targets which would normally outspeed him.

Customize Your Moveset

We strongly recommend Hydro Pump and Air Slash for all builds, but the remaining two moves can be adjusted to your liking. Ice Beam is usually a safe bet, as is U-Turn, but there are many alternatives you could take for coverage.

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Inteleon - Best Moves

Special Attacker Build

Recommended Moves

Move/TypeReason
Hydro Pump
water Icon
Powerful water move, with a slightly lower accuracy. High risk, high reward.
Air Slash
Flying Icon
Can cause the opponent to flinch. Useful for Max Airstrike, a must have.
Ice Beam
Ice Icon
Useful type coverage move for Grass and Dragon types.
U-Turn
bug Icon
Useful for getaways when you're outmached.

Other Viable Moves

Move/TypeReason
Snipe Shot
water Icon
A safer alternative to Hydro Pump, but weaker.
Shadow Ball
Ghost Icon
Alternative ghost type coverage move. Has a chance of lowering Sp.Def.
Scald
water Icon
Can cause a burn, could be useful for crippling physical attackers.
Dark Pulse
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Functionally similar to Shadow Ball, but can cause the opponent to flinch.
Hydro Cannon
water Icon
Learned from the Move Tutor. Incredible 150 Power, but the user must recharge after. Use at the end of a battle.
>> Check Out Where To Learn It Here
Substitute
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Creates a body double at the expense of health. Can be useful for taking a hit while your opponent Dynamaxes.

Inteleon - Best Item to Hold

ItemTraits
Life Orb Boosts damage but lowers your HP when using a move. Worthwhile to avoid being locked into one move, helps keep Inteleon versatile.
Choice SpecsLocks you into one move but increases Sp.Atk. Useful for ensuring a kill.
Focus SashPrevents fainting in 1 hit, allows you to hang on. Useful versus some Electric-type opponents.
Expert BeltIncreases the power of super effective moves by 20%.
Mystic WaterBoosts the power of water moves by 20%. Not a bad choice as it has no drawbacks.
Wacan BerryReduces damage of super effective electric moves by 50%.
Click To Learn Where To Find Items For Battle

Inteleon - Best Nature And EVs

Inteleon - Recommended Natures

NatureTraits
ModestSp.Atk↑ / Atk↓
Maximizes damage dealt, since Inteleon's speed is already quite good.
TimidSpeed↑ / Atk↓
Focuses on outspeeding the opponent at the expense of damage.

Which Nature Would You Recommend?

Recommended Base Point (EV) Allocation

Standard Variant

StatBase Point
Sp.Atk252 points (max)
Speed252 points (max)
HP4 points
Check Out The EV (Base Point) Guide Here!

Inteleon Counters

Recommended Pokemon To Counter Inteleon

PokemonExplanation
Rotom-WashWash Rotom Pros
- STAB Electric moves are super effective
- Good type vs Inteleon, can take hits
Cons
- None
FerrothornFerrothorn Pros
- Can one shot with Power Whip
Cons
- None
DuraludonDuraludon Pros
- Assault Vest variants can switch in easily
- Rock Tomb + Thunderbolt can take it out
Cons
- None
TogekissTogekiss Pros
- Can one shot with Max Airstream
- High Sp.Def, won't get one shot
Cons
- None

How To Play Against Inteleon

Bring An Assault Vest

An Assault Vest user will be one of the easiest ways to switch in on Inteleon, as it raises Sp.Def and will prevent you from taking major damage.

Watch Inteleon's Health

Inteleon's ability Torrent causes it to do more damage when at or below 1/3 HP. Try to avoid whittling down its HP slowly. Plan out your damage carefully and watch the 33% threshold.

Inteleon - Competitive Breeding Process

Breeding Process Flow Chart

1Obtain an Inteleon, Drizzile, or Sobble from the beginning of the game or by trading.
2Hatch Eggs until you get a High IV Sobble
3Breed that Sobble until you get one with a Modest Nature
5Put 252 EVs in Sp.Atk and Speed
6Feed it 10 Dynamax Candies to max out its Dynamax Level
7Get to level 35 to evolve into Inteleon
8Teach it Hydro Pump / Air Slash / Ice Beam / U-Turn
9Equip a Life Orb
>> Check Out Our Breeding Guide For More Info!

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