Find out how to breed Alcremie in Pokemon Sword and Shield: Isle of Armor! Learn about the best Alcremie competitive movesets, best builds, best nature, counters and the breeding process!
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Alcremie Best Moveset & Build
|Total Base Stats||495|
Special Defense Build
|Best Nature||Best Item|
|Calm (Sp.Atk↑ / Atk ↓)||Leftovers|
Protects itself and allies from attacks that limit their move possibilities.
|Recover / Dazzling Gleam / Calm Mind / Mystical Fire|
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|Best EV Spread|
|HP 252, Sp.Def 236, Sp. Atk 4, Speed 20|
EVs to Outspeed Umbreon
The 20 Speed EVs here are specifically to outspeed Pokemon with 65 base speed, such as an Umbreon which has 4 speed EVs. The remainder can be put into HP & Sp.Def. Always try to keep in mind Pokemon of a similar base speed in the meta!Check Out All Pokemon Ranked By Base Stats Here!
Set Up On Special Attackers
Alcremie's high special defense and access to Calm Mind make it a potent Special Defense wall. Alcremie is a viable alternative to Sylveon, mainly due to its access to Recover. Send it in vs. a special attacker & stack Calm Mind to sweep.
Can't Be Stopped By Move Restrictions
Alcremie's Aroma Veil ability makes it immune to the effects of moves like Taunt and Encore. Not being affected by such move restrictions puts Alcremie one step ahead of some other self-buffing tanks.
Be Prepared For Crits
This Alcremie build will inevitably result in you taking multiple hits from the enemy. As such, the likelihood of getting critically hit is quite high. Although it's not possible to 100% accurately predict, keep crits in mind when deciding precisely when to use recover.
Alcremie - Best Moves
Special Defense Build
|Dazzling Gleam||Staple STAB Fairy move.|
|Calm Mind||Increases Sp. Atk and Sp. Def. Great for setting up and sweeping.|
|Recover||Recovers 50% of health, a must have to ensure long-term survival.|
|Mystical Fire||Good coverage move for Steel types.|
Other Viable Moves
|Encore||Forces the opponent to repeat the move they used previously. Useful for trapping certain Pokemon.|
|Giga Drain||Deals damage and restores some health. Useful alternate coverage move.|
|Acid Armor||Increases defense sharply. Useful to reinforce Alcremie's rather weak Defense.|
|Psychic||Deals substantial damage, can lower opponents' Sp. Def. Useful coverage move vs Poison types.|
Alcremie - Best Item to Hold
|Leftovers||This item helps Alcremie take even more hits and sustain itself.|
|Mago Berry||Heals a large amount when dropping to low health. Useful alternative.|
|Sitrus Berry||Heals a large amount when dropping to low health. Can prevent a dangerous situation and allow you to Recover easily.|
Alcremie - Best Nature And EVs
Alcremie - Recommended Natures
|Calm||Sp.Def↑ / Atk↓|
Emphasizes Alcremie's potential as a Special tank.
|Modest||Sp.Atk↑ / Atk↓|
A slightly more offensive variant, possible in certain situations.
Which Nature Would You Recommend?
Recommended Base Point (EV) Allocation
Special Defense Build
|HP||252 points (max)|
|Special Defense||236 points|
|Sp. Attack||4 points|
The above build is specifically designed to outspeed Umbreon. If you don't feel this is necessary, you can put the 20 Speed points back into Sp. Def.Check Out The EV (Base Point) Guide Here!
- Steel moves are super effective
- Triggers Weakness Policy when hit with Mystical Fire
- None in particular
- Can one shot with Iron Head
- Can switch into Fairy moves easily
- Will be 2 shot with Mystical Fire
- Can switch in easily
- One shot with Max Steelspike
- has to watch out for Mystical Fire on switch-in
- 2 shots with Iron Head (with no Atk EVs)
- Faster than Alcremie
- Loses to Acid Armor variants
- 2 shot by Mystical Fire (with 1 Calm Mind)
-Swords Dance + Play Rough will 1 shot
- Has to watch out for Encore
How To Play Against Alcremie
Take It Out With Physical Attackers
Alcremie's physical defenses are rather low. Although variants running Acid Armor do exist, generally Alcremie can be taken down with a dedicated physical attacker.
Low Offensive Potential
Alcremie is not quite as defensively capable as other similar Pokemon like Sylveon. Use this to your advantage by switching immediately. A steel type Pokemon can easily eat a STAB Fairy attack and live to tell the tale.
Alcremie - Competitive Breeding Process
Breeding Process Flow Chart
|1||Catch Milcery on Route 4|
|2||Hatch Eggs until you get a High IV Milcery|
|3||Breed that Milcery until you get one with a Calm Nature|
|4||Evolve Milcery into Alcremie using a special method (see below)|
|5||Put 252 EVs in HP, 236 in Defense, 4 in Sp. Atk, and 20 in Speed|
|6||Max out its Dynamax Level|
|7||Teach it Dazzling Gleam, Recover, Calm Mind, and Mystical Fire|
In order to evolve Milcery, you will need to fulfill some special conditions. This includes making it hold a sweet and spinning around in a circle. To find out the exact details, check the link below!How To Evolve Milcery Into Alcremie