Name: Sylveon Type: Fairy Ability: Cute Charm / Pixilate (DW) Base Stats: 95 / 65 / 65 / 110 / 130 / 60 Movepool Fairy Wind Quick Attack Swift Draining Kiss Moonblast Last Resort Psyshock Hidden Power Hyper Beam Frustration/Return Dig Shadow Ball Skill Swap Misty Terrain Light Screen Psych Up Calm Mind Toxic Sunny Day Light Screen Protect Rain DanceReflect Facade Rest Attract Round Echoed Voice Giga Impact Flash Sleep Talk Dazzling Gleam Confide Cut General Analysis of Pokemon The next eon has awakened, and the fall of the Dragons begins. Just the mere existence of the Fairy-type has left a huge mark on the game. Sylveon was the first fairy to be released, and it lives up to its hype. With 110 Special Attack and tons of bulk on the special side Sylveon makes a great special tank. All magic comes at a cost, however, and Sylveon sees that in the form of its low Defense and a moveset that leaves much to be desired. Still, Sylveon will make its statement in the metagame, one Dragon at a time. Potential Movesets Wish Passer move 1: Wish move 2: Protect move 3: Moon Blast move 4: Shadow Ball / Baton Pass / Toxic / Heal Bell ability: Cute Charm item: Leftovers nature: Bold evs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpA Set Description: A typical Wish Passing set. Moon Blast is a 95 Base Power Special move with a 30% chance to lower the targets Special Attack. Shadow Ball provides coverage, giving almost perfect neutral coverage. Baton Pass could be used in order to allow Sylveon to function as a defensive pivot. Toxic can be used for stalling purposes and works well with Protect. Heal Bell gives it another option to support your team by removing status. The EV's are invested into Defense so as to maximize Sylveon's bulk. SubCM move 1: Substitute move 2: Calm Mind move 3: Moon Blast move 4: Shadow Ball / Hidden Power Ground ability: Cute Charm item: Leftovers nature: Bold evs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpA Set Description: This set seeks to utilize Sylveon's attacking capabilities as well as it's great bulk. Moon Blast and Shadow Ball work together to give Sylveon great neutral coverage. Hidden Power Ground could also work in this spot to give alternative coverage and gain a super effective hit against Fire-types such as Heatran. Note, however, that Heatran no longer resists Shadow Ball due to Steel losing its resistances to Dark and Ghost. Offensive Calm Mind move 1: Calm Mind move 2: Moon Blast move 3: Shadow Ball move 4: Hidden Power Ground ability: Cute Charm item: Life Orb nature: Modest / Timid evs: 252 HP / 252 SpA / 4 Spe Set Description: While the other sets are used to focus in on the great special bulk of Sylveon this set can provide instant power that neither of the other sets have. If you can set up a Calm Mind on the switch Sylveon has immediate power with very good coverage. Personal Opinion of the pokemon and conclusion Sylveon has the bulk and supporting moveset needed to succeed. It's typing is really useful, particularly for stopping Dragon-types. With good neutral coverage it will have a major impact on the metagame.