Delcatty

Cute Charm
Can infatuate Pokémon of opposite gender when struck and increases their wild encounter rate.
Type Tier
Normal NU
Level 100 Statistics (see level 5, 50, 100)
Min- Min Max Max+
HP
70
- 281 344 -
Atk
65
149 166 229 251
Def
65
149 166 229 251
SpA
55
131 146 209 229
SpD
55
131 146 209 229
Spe
70
158 176 239 262
  • Neverused

Overview

Delcatty is worse than Ledian, but try it if you want. Heal Bell in UU just doesn't work.

Name Item Nature

Calm Mind + Baton Pass

Salac Berry Bold
Moveset EVs
~ Calm Mind
~ Baton Pass
~ Thunderbolt
~ Sing
252 HP / 132 Def / 48 SpA / 76 SpD

Delcatty gets Baton Pass too. Sing is used to buy some time, and Thunderbolt is for Skarmory and Suicune. You can go with Thunder and max out Special Attack to kill Skarmory in one hit. This is probably the most useful Delcatty set.

Name Item Nature

Defensive

Leftovers Bold / Impish
Moveset EVs
~ Thunder Wave
~ Heal Bell
~ Double-Edge / Thunderbolt / Assist
~ Wish / Charm / Sing
252 HP / 152 Def / 104 SpD

Being a Normal-type, Delcatty has an excellent movepool, but unfortunately, its stats are poor. Thunder Wave is the best thing Delcatty can do, and Heal Bell is also pretty good as Delcatty is fairly fast. Double-Edge and Thunderbolt are recommended because Delcatty needs an attacking move, while Wish provides healing (even though Delcatty won't last long), and Sing can immobilize one of your opponent's Pokemon. Charm is for shutting down some Pokemon by lowering their Attack.

Name Item Nature

Calm Mind

Leftovers Modest
Moveset EVs
~ Calm Mind
~ Ice Beam
~ Thunderbolt
~ Wish / Thunder Wave / Sing
252 HP / 128 Def / 92 SpA / 36 SpD

Calm Mind once or twice, and if you survive, BoltBeam. Sing is also good here, as it can give you at least one turn to Calm Mind. Delcatty has to boost its stats to damage anything.

Other Options

Return can be used over Double-Edge, but Delcatty can't hit anything anyway, so recoil wont hurt that much. Covet is also an option because you might steal Leftovers from something like Skarmory.

EVs

Stick to the EVs provided above.

Checks and Counters

Anything with a good attack can easily KO Delcatty.