name: Choice Specs
move 1: Hyper Voice
move 2: Mystical Fire
move 3: Psyshock
move 4: Shadow Ball / Heal Bell
item: Choice Specs
nature: Modest / Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Mystical Fire hits bulky Steel-types such as Copperajah, Levitate Bronzong, and Escavalier and 2HKOes Vileplume. Psyshock deals with Poison-types such as Salazzle and Garbodor. The last moveslot depends on the team's preference; Shadow Ball is a solid coverage move to not be walled by Heatproof Bronzong but has little use outside of this, while Heal Bell is a good choice for balance teams that need a cleric option. While a Modest nature is preferred for more wallbreaking power, a Timid nature can be used to outspeed wallbreakers like Adamant Sirfetch'd, neutral-natured Decidueye, and Modest Exploud.
Choice Specs Sylveon works best on balance and bulky offense teams as a strong wallbreaker. Although Sylveon can lure in and heavily damage bulky Steel-types such as Copperajah, Bronzong, and Escavalier with its coverage moves, this relies on proper prediction, and these Steel-types also prevent it from freely using Hyper Voice and take huge advantage of it once it is locked into this move. Therefore, a check to them such as Guzzlord, Arcanine, or Talonflame is recommended. Electric-types such as Heliolisk and Rotom-C provide Volt Switch support, chip down opposing Steel-types, and check special defensive Mantine, which Sylveon struggles with. Rock- and Water-types like Diancie, Tyrantrum, and Vaporeon check Fire-types like Talonflame, Arcanine, and Salazzle, which either reliably pivot into or offensively check Sylveon. Late-game cleaners such as Choice Scarf Heliolisk, Kingdra, and Blastoise benefit from Sylveon's ability to weaken or even remove opposing Steel-types and take advantage of its common checks such as Mantine and Talonflame.
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