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[OVERVIEW]

While Silvally-Electric faces significant competition from Electric-types such as Rotom-S and Electivire and other Silvally formes such as Dragon, Dark, Water, and Fighting, it has a few traits that help set it apart. Silvally-Electric provides great role compression, being able to check Water- and Flying-types such as Swanna, Mareanie, Rotom-S, and Toucannon and provide both Defog and pivoting support. Moreover, Silvally-Electric 2HKOes most Ground-types with Ice Beam, something other Electric-types typically cannot do. Alternatively, with Toxic and Protect, Silvally-Electric acts as a great scout against Pokemon such as Choice Scarf Electivire and is able to whittle down much of the metagame at the cost of significantly less utility without U-turn and Defog. However, the Silvally formes mentioned earlier tend to overshadow Silvally-Electric due to its comparatively lower defensive utility and effectiveness as a Defogger. Similarly, Rotom-S gives Silvally-Electric heavy competition because it defensively checks a wider range of threats thanks to its Flying typing and ability to hold an item for passive recovery. Silvally-Electric also lacks recovery and is affected by all forms of entry hazards, which make it worse as an entry hazard remover compared to Pokemon such as Altaria, Swanna, and Komala. In addition to other Silvally formes and Rotom-S, Electric-types such as Electivire and Raichu give Silvally-Electric competition as well due to their ability to hold an item and act as revenge killers and breakers.

[SET]
name: BoltBeam Pivot
move 1: Thunderbolt
move 2: Ice Beam
move 3: U-turn
move 4: Defog
item: Electric Memory
ability: RKS System
nature: Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

Ice Beam provides excellent coverage alongside Thunderbolt and enables Silvally-Electric to threaten Ground-, Dragon-, and Grass-types such as Golem, Silvally-Dragon, and Leafeon. U-turn allows Silvally-Electric to generate momentum against Pokemon it cannot break through such as Lickilicky and Bronzor as well as against Pokemon it forces out such as defensive Rotom-S and Poliwrath. Parting Shot can be used over U-turn to more easily bring in teammates, but without U-turn, Silvally-Electric cannot heavily damage or scout damage to predict the sets of Exeggutor, Komala, and Camerupt.

Set Details
========

The given EV spread and a Timid nature allow Silvally-Electric to outspeed Pokemon such as Chatot and Mr. Mime while also Speed tying with opposing offensive Silvally formes and Leafeon.

Usage Tips
========

Silvally-Electric should focus on pivoting and bringing teammates in safely. Preserve Silvally-Electric's health in order for it to pivot throughout the course of a game effectively. Avoid switching it into Toxic Spikes or attacks it does not resist, and be mindful of chip damage from resisted attacks such as Rotom-S's Air Slash, Electivire's Wild Charge, and Swanna's Brave Bird. Silvally-Electric must remain healthy enough to check setup sweepers such as Z-Mirror Move Swanna and Swords Dance Bibarel in a pinch. Silvally-Electric should use U-turn on bulkier switch-ins such as Assault Vest Kecleon and Muk that its teammates can take advantage of. Because Silvally-Electric cannot switch into entry hazard setters such as Golem, Torterra, and Bronzor, it should use Defog on Pokemon it checks and on forced switches against Pokemon such as Mareanie, Altaria, and Oricorio-F. Silvally-Electric must weigh the pros and cons of removing entry hazards or chipping away at its switch-ins; Ice Beam nails offensive switch-ins such as Silvally-Ground and Marowak, while defensive switch-ins such as Bronzor, Camerupt, and Muk are better targets for U-turn and Defog.

Team Options
========

Silvally-Electric best fits on balance and offensive teams that need an Electric-type to check Pokemon such as Swanna, Poliwrath, and Rotom-S and a pivot and Defogger in one slot. Setup sweepers such as Nasty Plot Simipour, Swords Dance Pawniard, and Swords Dance Leafeon appreciate Silvally-Electric's ability to check Water- and Flying-types such as Mareanie, Poliwrath, Swanna, and Rotom-S. Similarly, wallbreakers such as Choice Specs Simisear, mixed Simisage, and Marowak appreciate Silvally-Electric's ability to pivot. Pokemon that can check Ground-types such as Stealth Rock Torterra, Gourgeist-XL, and defensive Poliwrath are great partners for Silvally-Electric. In return, Silvally-Electric provides Defog support to help keep them healthy. Additional pivots alongside Silvally-Electric such as Choice Band Furfrou, Choice Specs Chatot, and U-turn Monferno make for fantastic partners to keep up momentum.

[SET]
name: Toxic + Protect
move 1: Toxic
move 2: Protect
move 3: Thunderbolt
move 4: Ice Beam
item: Electric Memory
ability: RKS System
nature: Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe


[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

Toxic is used to put switch-ins such as Lickilicky, Electivire, and Silvally-Ground on a timer. On top of racking up poison damage, Protect allows Silvally-Electric to scout out Choice item users such as Choice Scarf Electivire, Choice Specs Beheeyem, and Choice Band Komala. Ice Beam provides great neutral coverage alongside Thunderbolt and helps Silvally-Electric threaten Pokemon such as Exeggutor, Marowak, and Altaria.

Set Details
========

Maximum Special Attack and Speed EVs with a Timid nature ensure Silvally-Electric can 2HKO foes such as Mareanie and Rotom-S and Speed tie with opposing Silvally formes.

Usage Tips
========

This Silvally-Electric set is best used to Toxic stall and scout out Choice item users. Silvally-Electric should spread Toxic early-game, crippling foes so that its team can more easily break apart teams. Once Ground-, Dragon-, and Grass-types have been hit with Toxic, it is easier to make aggressive predictions with Ice Beam to nab 2HKOs. Protect is used for scouting, so be sure to scout foes in order to ease prediction the following turn. Scouting with Protect is usually free against Pokemon such as Assault Vest Kecleon and Electivire, as they do not run setup moves and you can find out their coverage moves. Protect is also useful to reduce damage against Z-Move users such as Rain Dance Swanna and Exeggutor, which is useful for preserving Silvally-Electric's health. Silvally-Electric needs to remain healthy in order to scout and Toxic stall effectively, so avoid switching it into unresisted attacks, and be mindful of the chip damage from resisted attacks. However, Protect has consequences against setup sweepers and walls such as Swords Dance Bouffalant, Shell Smash Crustle, and Heal Bell Lickilicky that can take advantage of the free turn. In these situations, play more aggressively and weaken setup Pokemon with Thunderbolt and switch in wallbreakers on the turns walls use to heal.

Team Options
========

This Silvally-Electric set works best on balance and semi-stall teams because of its ability to Toxic stall, act as a scout, and soft check Water- and Flying-types. Setup sweepers that appreciate Ground-, Grass-, and Dragon-types being crippled by Toxic such as Shell Smash Crustle, Nasty Plot Simisage, and Swords Dance Combusken pair well with this set. On bulkier teams, Silvally-Electric needs partners that support it defensively. Defensive Pokemon such as Bronzor, Gourgeist-XL, and Marowak are able to check Pokemon Silvally-Electric has trouble with, such as Exeggutor, Bouffalant, and Golem. Similarly, clerics such as Wish Lickilicky and Heal Bell Altaria pair well with Silvally-Electric because it easily worn down and vulnerable to status. Entry hazard removers such as Swanna, Komala, and Sandslash are a necessity alongside Silvally-Electric because it is worn down by all forms of entry hazards and lacks recovery.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

Flamethrower is an option over Defog on the first set if your team struggles with Pokemon such as Pinsir, Metang, and Pawniard and already has an entry hazard remover, but an all-out attacking set is usually outdone by Expert Belt Electivire. Silvally-Electric can run a bulkier spread of 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 Spe on the Defog set to better check threats such as Swanna and Toucannon, but the lack of Special Attack investment leaves Silvally-Electric easily walled and worse off against Water-types such as Mareanie and Poliwrath.

Checks and Counters
===================

**Ground-types**: While most Ground-types are 2HKOed by Ice Beam and fear Toxic, Pokemon such as Golem, Silvally-Ground, Camerupt, and Sandslash can tank an Ice Beam and threaten to KO Silvally-Electric back.

**Faster Pokemon**: Faster Pokemon such as Choice Scarf Electivire, mixed Simisage, Kadabra, and Dugtrio threaten to OHKO Silvally-Electric after it has been weakened.

**Special Walls**: Specially bulky Pokemon such as Bronzor, Lickilicky, and Dusclops wall Silvally-Electric and are immune to Toxic, have Heal Bell, or have Rest to play around Toxic.

**Residual Damage**: Silvally-Electric is vulnerable to all forms of entry hazards and lacks recovery, which make it especially prone to being worn down.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[5gen, 296755]]
- Quality checked by: [[Aaronboyer, 239454], [Ho3nConfim3d, 231074]]
- Grammar checked by: [[The Dutch Plumberjack, 232216], [Estronic, 240732]]
 
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[OVERVIEW]

  • While Silvally-Electric faces significant competition from Electric-types such as Rotom-S and Electivire and other Silvally formes such as Dragon, Dark, Water, and Fighting, it has a few traits that help set it apart.
  • Silvally-Electric provides great role compression, being able to check Water- and Flying-types such as Swanna, Mareanie, Rotom-S, and Toucannon and provide both Defog and pivoting support.
  • Moreover, Silvally-Electric 2HKOes most Ground-types with Ice Beam, something other Electric-types typically cannot do.
  • With Toxic and Protect, Silvally-Electric acts as a great scout against Pokemon such as Choice Scarf Electivire and is able to whittle down much of the metagame at the cost of significantly less utility without U-turn and Defog
  • However, the Silvally formes mentioned earlier tend to overshadow Silvally-Electric due to its comparatively lower defensive utility and effectiveness as a Defogger.
  • Similarly, Rotom-S gives Silvally-Electric strong competition because it checks a wider range of threats defensive thanks to its Flying typing and ability to hold an item for passive recovery.
  • In addition to other Silvally formes and Rotom-S, Electric-types such as Electivire and Raichu give Silvally-Electric competition as well due to being able to hold an item and act as revenge killers and breakers.

[SET]
name: BoltBeam Pivot
move 1: Thunderbolt
move 2: Ice Beam
move 3: U-turn
move 4: Defog
item: Electric Memory
ability: RKS System
nature: Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

  • Ice Beam provides excellent coverage alongside Thunderbolt and enables Silvally-Electric to threaten Ground-, Dragon-, and Grass-type Pokemon such as Golem, Silvally-Dragon, and Leafeon.
  • U-turn allows Silvally-Electric to generate momentum against Pokemon it cannot break through such as Lickilicky and Bronzor as well as against Pokemon it forces out such as defensive Rotom-S and Poliwrath. Parting Shot can be used over U-turn to more easily bring in teammates, but is blocked by Soundproof Mr. Mime and without U-turn, Silvally-Electric cannot chip away at Exeggutor while pivoting, I would go more in-depth on what not running U-turn allows Exeggutor to do (huge attack off; free sleep powder; free sub) because this is the primary point of running U-turn over Parting Shot, not so much Mr. Mime.

Set Details
========

  • The given EV spread and Timid nature allow Silvally-Electric to outspeed Pokemon such as Chatot and Mr. Mime while also speed tying with opposing offensive Silvally formes and Leafeon.

Usage Tips
========

  • Silvally-Electric should focus on pivoting and bringing teammates in safely
  • Preserve Silvally-Electric's health in order for it to pivot throughout the course of a game effectively. Avoid switching it into attacks it does not resist and be mindful of chip damage from resisted attacks such as Rotom-S's Air Slash, Electivire's Wild Charge, and Swanna's Brave Bird.
  • Silvally-Electric must remain healthy enough to check setup sweepers such as Z-Mirror Move Swanna in a pinch
  • Offensively, Silvally-Electric should look to wear down Thunderbolt switch-ins such as Golem, Silvally-Ground, and Raichu with Ice Beam.
  • Silvally-Electric should use U-turn on bulkier switch-ins such as Assault Vest Kecleon and Muk that its teammates can take advantage of.
  • Because Silvally-Electric cannot switch into entry hazard setters such as Golem, Torterra, and Bronzor, it should use Defog on Pokemon it checks and on forced switches against Pokemon such as Mareanie, Altaria, and Oricorio-F

Team Options
========

  • Silvally-Electric is a great check to Water- and Flying-types such as Mareanie, Poliwrath, Swanna, and Rotom-S
  • It best fits on balance or offensive teams that need an Electric-type to check these Pokemon and a pivot and Defogger in one slot
  • Setup sweepers such as Nasty Plot Simipour, Swords Dance Pawniard, and Swords Dance Leafeon appreciate Silvally-Electric's ability to check Water- and Flying-types and also take advantage of U-turn.
  • Similarly, wallbreakers such as Choice Specs Simisear, mixed Simisage, and Marowak appreciate Silvally-Electric's ability to pivot
  • Pokemon that can check Ground-types such as Stealth Rock Torterra, Gourgeist-XL, and defensive Poliwrath are great partners for Silvally-Electric. In return, Silvally-Electric provides Defog support to help keep them healthy
  • Additional pivots alongside Silvally-Electric such as Choice Band Furfrou, Choice Specs Chatot, and U-turn Monferno make for fantastic partners to keep up momentum

[SET]
name: Toxic Protect
move 1: Toxic
move 2: Protect
move 3: Thunderbolt
move 4: Ice Beam
item: Electric Memory
ability: RKS System
nature: Timid
evs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

Extremely small, but the difference in EV spreads between both sets and their leftover 4 EVs should be parallel. I personally always like putting my extra 4 EVs in defense due to the overwhelming majority of priority moves being physically-based; up to you where you put them, just make them the same.

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

  • Toxic is used to put switch-ins such as Lickilicky, Electivire, and Silvally-Ground on a timer
  • On top of racking up poison damage, Protect allows Silvally-Electric to scout out Choice-item users such as Choice Scarf Electivire, Choice Specs Beheeyem, and Choice Band Komala
  • Ice Beam provides great neutral coverage alongside Thunderbolt and helps Silvally-Electric threaten Pokemon such as Exeggutor, Marowak, and Altaria

Set Details
========

  • Maximum Special Attack and Speed with a Timid nature ensure Silvally-Electric can 2HKO foes such as Mareanie and Rotom-S and speed tie with opposing Silvally formes

Usage Tips
========

  • This Silvally-Electric set is best used to Toxic stall and scout out Choice-item users
  • Silvally-Electric should spread Toxic in the early game, crippling foes so that Silvally-Electric and its teammates can more easily break apart teams
  • Once Ground-, Dragon-, and Grass-types have been hit with Toxic, it is easier to make aggressive predictions with Ice Beam to nab 2HKOes
  • Protect is used for scouting, so be sure to scout foes in order to ease prediction the following turn. Mention that Protecting against foes such as Assault Vest Kecleon and Electivire is 100% free, as they practically never run setup moves. Also mention using Protect when predicting the foe to utilize its Z move, and that the foe utilizing its Z move immediately after Silvally-Electric successfully uses Protect as a common strategy at wearing Silvally-Electric (and other Silvally formes) down significantly.
  • Silvally-Electric needs to remain healthy in order to scout and Toxic stall effectively, so avoid switching it into unresisted attacks and be mindful of the chip damage from resisted attacks

Team Options
========

  • This Silvally-Electric set works best on balance and semi-stall teams because of its ability to Toxic stall, act as a scout, and soft check Water- and Flying-types
  • Setup sweepers that appreciate Ground-, Grass-, and Dragon-types being crippled by Toxic such as Shell Smash Crustle, Nasty Plot Simisage, and Swords Dance Combusken pair well with this set
  • On bulkier teams, Silvally-Electric needs partners that support it defensively. Defensive Pokemon such as Bronzor, Gourgeist-XL, and Marowak are able to check Pokemon Silvally-Electric has trouble with such as Exeggutor, Bouffalant, and Golem.
  • Similarly, clerics such as Wish Lickilicky and Heal Bell Altaria pair well with Silvally-Electric because it easily worn down and vulnerable to status.
  • Entry hazard removers such as Swanna, Komala, and Sandslash are a necessity alongside Silvally-Electric because it is worn down by all forms of entry hazards and lacks recovery

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

  • Flamethrower is an option over Defog on the first set if your team struggles with Pokemon such as Pinsir, Metang, and Pawniard and already has an entry hazard remover, but an all out attacking set is usually outdone by Expert Belt Electivire.
  • Silvally-Electric can run a bulkier spread of 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 Spe on the Defog set to better check threats such as Swanna and Toucannon, but the lack of Special Attack investment leaves Silvally-Electric easily walled and worse off against Water-types such as Mareanie and Poliwrath

Checks and Counters
===================

**Ground-types**: While most Ground-types are 2HKOed by Ice Beam and fear Toxic, Pokemon such as Golem, Silvally-Ground, Choice Specs Camerupt, and Sandslash can tank an Ice Beam and threaten to KO back.

**Faster Pokemon**: Faster Pokemon such as Choice Scarf Electivire, mixed Simisage, Kadabra, and Dugtrio threaten to OHKO Silvally-Electric after it has been weakened.

**Special Walls**: Specially bulky Pokemon such as Bronzor, Lickilicky, and Dusclops wall Silvally-Electric and are immune to Toxic, have Heal Bell, or have Rest to play around Toxic.

**Residual Damage**: Silvally-Electric is vulnerable to all forms of entry hazards and lacks recovery, which make it especially prone to being worn out.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[5gen, 296755]]
- Quality checked by: [[, ], [, ], [, ]]
- Grammar checked by: [[, ], [, ]]
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[OVERVIEW]

  • While Silvally-Electric faces significant competition from Electric-types such as Rotom-S and Electivire and other Silvally formes such as Dragon, Dark, Water, and Fighting, it has a few traits that help set it apart.
  • Silvally-Electric provides great role compression, being able to check Water- and Flying-types such as Swanna, Mareanie, Rotom-S, and Toucannon and provide both Defog and pivoting support.
  • Moreover, Silvally-Electric 2HKOes most Ground-types with Ice Beam, something other Electric-types typically cannot do.
  • With Toxic and Protect, Silvally-Electric acts as a great scout against Pokemon such as Choice Scarf Electivire and is able to whittle down much of the metagame at the cost of significantly less utility without U-turn and Defog
  • However, the Silvally formes mentioned earlier tend to overshadow Silvally-Electric due to its comparatively lower defensive utility and effectiveness as a Defogger.
  • Similarly, Rotom-S gives Silvally-Electric strong competition because it checks a wider range of threats defensive thanks to its Flying typing and ability to hold an item for passive recovery.
  • (Make a point that Silvally's entire lack of recovery also hinders it as a Defog user, as it risks its health switching into Stealth Rock and Toxic Spikes continuously, and in this regard underperforms compared to its competition in Swanna, Komala, and Altaria.)
  • In addition to other Silvally formes and Rotom-S, Electric-types such as Electivire and Raichu give Silvally-Electric competition as well due to being able to hold an item and act as revenge killers and breakers.

[SET]
name: BoltBeam Pivot
move 1: Thunderbolt
move 2: Ice Beam
move 3: U-turn
move 4: Defog
item: Electric Memory
ability: RKS System
nature: Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

  • Ice Beam provides excellent coverage alongside Thunderbolt and enables Silvally-Electric to threaten Ground-, Dragon-, and Grass-type Pokemon such as Golem, Silvally-Dragon, and Leafeon.
  • U-turn allows Silvally-Electric to generate momentum against Pokemon it cannot break through such as Lickilicky and Bronzor as well as against Pokemon it forces out such as defensive Rotom-S and Poliwrath. Parting Shot can be used over U-turn to more easily bring in teammates, but without U-turn, Silvally-Electric cannot heavily damage or scout damage to predict the sets of Exeggutor, Komala, and Camerupt. while pivoting which gives it an opportunity to use Sleep Powder, set up a Substitute, or get a strong attack off (This last point was a lot of information for justifying a single mon and move choice. I think its better to expand this point and add more examples with the damage scouting pro of u-turn; you can scout if some slower mons like kom and camerupt are defensive or offensive variants trying to revenge Silvally, and that can determine what you switch into. uturn on specs camel does 10 min, while special def came takes 9 max, and this is the same situation for komala's variants)

Set Details
========

  • The given EV spread and Timid nature allow Silvally-Electric to outspeed Pokemon such as Chatot and Mr. Mime while also speed tying with opposing offensive Silvally formes and Leafeon.

Usage Tips
========

  • Silvally-Electric should focus on pivoting and bringing teammates in safely
  • Preserve Silvally-Electric's health in order for it to pivot throughout the course of a game effectively. Avoid switching it into Toxic Spikes, attacks it does not resist, and be mindful of chip damage from resisted attacks such as Rotom-S's Air Slash, Electivire's Wild Charge, and Swanna's Brave Bird. (adds another example / situations players should be weary of regarding its role and health preservation)
  • Silvally-Electric must remain healthy enough to check setup sweepers such as Z-Mirror Move Swanna and Swords Dance Bibarel in a pinch (added another example as you mention multiple sweepers)
  • Offensively, Silvally-Electric should look to wear down Thunderbolt switch-ins such as Golem, Silvally-Ground, and Raichu with Ice Beam.(This point is really dry / obvious. I'd consider rewriting it to focus on maybe potential switch-ins it has for when it uses defog, and how it should weigh the pros and cons of removing hazards or hitting the switch-in; offensive checks like Silvally-Ground and Marowak are deterred by Ice Beam, while defensive entry hazard setters like Bronzor and Camerupt are better targets for Defog or U-Turn. This also goes well with the last point, and should be included after it.)
  • Silvally-Electric should use U-turn on bulkier switch-ins such as Assault Vest Kecleon and Muk that its teammates can take advantage of.
  • Because Silvally-Electric cannot switch into entry hazard setters such as Golem, Torterra, and Bronzor, it should use Defog on Pokemon it checks and on forced switches against Pokemon such as Mareanie, Altaria, and Oricorio-F

Team Options
========

  • Silvally-Electric is a great check to Water- and Flying-types such as Mareanie, Poliwrath, Swanna, and Rotom-S (combine this with the third point)
  • It best fits on balance or offensive teams that need an Electric-type to check these Pokemon and a pivot and Defogger in one slot (works best as a first point, not a second)
  • Setup sweepers such as Nasty Plot Simipour, Swords Dance Pawniard, and Swords Dance Leafeon appreciate Silvally-Electric's ability to check Water- and Flying-types and also take advantage of U-turn. (Combine this with the first point, as the strikethrough section is repetitive)
  • Similarly, wallbreakers such as Choice Specs Simisear, mixed Simisage, and Marowak appreciate Silvally-Electric's ability to pivot
  • Pokemon that can check Ground-types such as Stealth Rock Torterra, Gourgeist-XL, and defensive Poliwrath are great partners for Silvally-Electric. In return, Silvally-Electric provides Defog support to help keep them healthy
  • Additional pivots alongside Silvally-Electric such as Choice Band Furfrou, Choice Specs Chatot, and U-turn Monferno make for fantastic partners to keep up momentum

[SET]
name: Toxic Protect
move 1: Toxic
move 2: Protect
move 3: Thunderbolt
move 4: Ice Beam
item: Electric Memory
ability: RKS System
nature: Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe


[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

  • Toxic is used to put switch-ins such as Lickilicky, Electivire, and Silvally-Ground on a timer
  • On top of racking up poison damage, Protect allows Silvally-Electric to scout out Choice-item users such as Choice Scarf Electivire, Choice Specs Beheeyem, and Choice Band Komala
  • Ice Beam provides great neutral coverage alongside Thunderbolt and helps Silvally-Electric threaten Pokemon such as Exeggutor, Marowak, and Altaria

Set Details
========

  • Maximum Special Attack and Speed with a Timid nature ensure Silvally-Electric can 2HKO foes such as Mareanie and Rotom-S and speed tie with opposing Silvally formes

Usage Tips
========

  • This Silvally-Electric set is best used to Toxic stall and scout out Choice-item users
  • Silvally-Electric should spread Toxic in the early game, crippling foes so that Silvally-Electric and its teammates can more easily break apart teams
  • Once Ground-, Dragon-, and Grass-types have been hit with Toxic, it is easier to make aggressive predictions with Ice Beam to nab 2HKOes
  • Protect is used for scouting, so be sure to scout foes in order to ease prediction the following turn. Scouting with Protect is usually free against Pokemon such as Assault Vest Kecleon and Electivire, as they do not run setup moves and you can find out their coverage moves.
  • Protect is also useful to reduce damage against Z-Move users such as Rain Dance Swanna and Exeggutor, which is useful for preserving Silvally-Electric's health.
  • Silvally-Electric needs to remain healthy in order to scout and Toxic stall effectively, so avoid switching it into unresisted attacks and be mindful of the chip damage from resisted attacks.
  • (Mention that Protect has consequences when used on setup sweepers or walls that can work around Toxic damage or recover from it like Swords Dance Bouffalant, Shell Smash Crustle, and Heal Bell Lickylicky and Granbull. Play more aggressively and attack with Tbolt or use the turn walls use to heal to bring in a wallbreaker safely)

Team Options
========

  • This Silvally-Electric set works best on balance and semi-stall teams because of its ability to Toxic stall, act as a scout, and soft check Water- and Flying-types
  • Setup sweepers that appreciate Ground-, Grass-, and Dragon-types being crippled by Toxic such as Shell Smash Crustle, Nasty Plot Simisage, and Swords Dance Combusken pair well with this set
  • On bulkier teams, Silvally-Electric needs partners that support it defensively. Defensive Pokemon such as Bronzor, Gourgeist-XL, and Marowak are able to check Pokemon Silvally-Electric has trouble with such as Exeggutor, Bouffalant, and Golem.
  • Similarly, clerics such as Wish Lickilicky and Heal Bell Altaria pair well with Silvally-Electric because it easily worn down and vulnerable to status.
  • Entry hazard removers such as Swanna, Komala, and Sandslash are a necessity alongside Silvally-Electric because it is worn down by all forms of entry hazards and lacks recovery

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

  • Flamethrower is an option over Defog on the first set if your team struggles with Pokemon such as Pinsir, Metang, and Pawniard and already has an entry hazard remover, but an all out attacking set is usually outdone by Expert Belt Electivire.
  • Silvally-Electric can run a bulkier spread of 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 Spe on the Defog set to better check threats such as Swanna and Toucannon, but the lack of Special Attack investment leaves Silvally-Electric easily walled and worse off against Water-types such as Mareanie and Poliwrath

Checks and Counters
===================

**Ground-types**: While most Ground-types are 2HKOed by Ice Beam and fear Toxic, Pokemon such as Golem, Silvally-Ground, Choice Specs Camerupt, and Sandslash can tank an Ice Beam and threaten to KO back. (cameprupt is either specs or special def, and special def does just as good of job as checking vally so no reason to exclude it)

**Faster Pokemon**: Faster Pokemon such as Choice Scarf Electivire, mixed Simisage, Kadabra, and Dugtrio threaten to OHKO Silvally-Electric after it has been weakened.

**Special Walls**: Specially bulky Pokemon such as Bronzor, Lickilicky, and Dusclops wall Silvally-Electric and are immune to Toxic, have Heal Bell, or have Rest to play around Toxic.

**Residual Damage**: Silvally-Electric is vulnerable to all forms of entry hazards and lacks recovery, which make it especially prone to being worn out.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[5gen, 296755]]
- Quality checked by: [[Aaronboyer, 239454], [, ]]
- Grammar checked by: [[, ], [, ]]

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[OVERVIEW]

While Silvally-Electric faces significant competition from Electric-types such as Rotom-S and Electivire and other Silvally formes such as Dragon, Dark, Water, and Fighting, it has a few traits that help set it apart. Silvally-Electric provides great role compression, being able to check Water- and Flying-types such as Swanna, Mareanie, Rotom-S, and Toucannon and provide both Defog and pivoting support. Moreover, Silvally-Electric 2HKOes most Ground-types with Ice Beam, something other Electric-types typically cannot do. Alternatively, with Toxic and Protect, Silvally-Electric acts as a great scout against Pokemon such as Choice Scarf Electivire and is able to whittle down much of the metagame at the cost of significantly less utility without U-turn and Defog. However, the Silvally formes mentioned earlier tend to overshadow Silvally-Electric due to its comparatively lower defensive utility and effectiveness as a Defogger. Similarly, Rotom-S gives Silvally-Electric strong heavy competition because it defensively checks a wider range of threats defensive thanks to its Flying typing and ability to hold an item for passive recovery. Silvally-Electric also lacks recovery and is affected by all forms of entry hazards, which make it worse as an entry hazard remover compared to Pokemon such as Altaria, Swanna, and Komala. In addition to other Silvally formes and Rotom-S, Electric-types such as Electivire and Raichu give Silvally-Electric competition as well due to being able their ability to hold an item and act as revenge killers and breakers.

[SET]
name: BoltBeam Pivot
move 1: Thunderbolt
move 2: Ice Beam
move 3: U-turn
move 4: Defog
item: Electric Memory
ability: RKS System
nature: Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

Ice Beam provides excellent coverage alongside Thunderbolt and enables Silvally-Electric to threaten Ground-, Dragon-, and Grass-type Pokemon such as Golem, Silvally-Dragon, and Leafeon. U-turn allows Silvally-Electric to generate momentum against Pokemon it cannot break through such as Lickilicky and Bronzor as well as against Pokemon it forces out such as defensive Rotom-S and Poliwrath. Parting Shot can be used over U-turn to more easily bring in teammates, but without U-turn, Silvally-Electric cannot heavily damage or scout damage to predict the sets of Exeggutor, Komala, and Camerupt.

Set Details
========

The given EV spread and Timid nature allow Silvally-Electric to outspeed Pokemon such as Chatot and Mr. Mime while also Speed tying with opposing offensive Silvally formes and Leafeon.

Usage Tips
========

Silvally-Electric should focus on pivoting and bringing teammates in safely. Preserve Silvally-Electric's health in order for it to pivot throughout the course of a game effectively. Avoid switching it into Toxic Spikes (RC) or attacks it does not resist (RC) and be mindful of chip damage from resisted attacks such as Rotom-S's Air Slash, Electivire's Wild Charge, and Swanna's Brave Bird. Silvally-Electric must remain healthy enough to check setup sweepers such as Z-Mirror Move Swanna and Swords Dance Bibarel in a pinch. Silvally-Electric should use U-turn on bulkier switch-ins such as Assault Vest Kecleon and Muk that its teammates can take advantage of. Because Silvally-Electric cannot switch into entry hazard setters such as Golem, Torterra, and Bronzor, it should use Defog on Pokemon it checks and on forced switches against Pokemon such as Mareanie, Altaria, and Oricorio-F. Silvally-Electric must weigh the pros and cons of removing entry hazards or chipping away at its switch-ins; (SC) Ice Beam nails offensive switch-ins such as Silvally-Ground and Marowak, (AC) while defensive switch-ins such as Bronzor, Camerupt, and Muk are better targets for U-turn or Defog.

Team Options
========

It Silvally-Electric best fits on balance or offensive teams that need an Electric-type to check these Pokemon and a pivot and Defogger in one slot. Setup sweepers such as Nasty Plot Simipour, Swords Dance Pawniard, and Swords Dance Leafeon appreciate Silvally-Electric's ability to check Water- and Flying-types such as Mareanie, Poliwrath, Swanna, and Rotom-S. Similarly, wallbreakers such as Choice Specs Simisear, mixed Simisage, and Marowak appreciate Silvally-Electric's ability to pivot. Pokemon that can check Ground-types such as Stealth Rock Torterra, Gourgeist-XL, and defensive Poliwrath are great partners for Silvally-Electric. In return, Silvally-Electric provides Defog support to help keep them healthy. Additional pivots alongside Silvally-Electric such as Choice Band Furfrou, Choice Specs Chatot, and U-turn Monferno make for fantastic partners to keep up momentum.

[SET]
name: Toxic + Protect
move 1: Toxic
move 2: Protect
move 3: Thunderbolt
move 4: Ice Beam
item: Electric Memory
ability: RKS System
nature: Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe


[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

Toxic is used to put switch-ins such as Lickilicky, Electivire, and Silvally-Ground on a timer. On top of racking up poison damage, Protect allows Silvally-Electric to scout out Choice item (RH) users such as Choice Scarf Electivire, Choice Specs Beheeyem, and Choice Band Komala. Ice Beam provides great neutral coverage alongside Thunderbolt and helps Silvally-Electric threaten Pokemon such as Exeggutor, Marowak, and Altaria.

Set Details
========

Maximum Special Attack and Speed EVs with a Timid nature ensure Silvally-Electric can 2HKO foes such as Mareanie and Rotom-S and Speed tie with opposing Silvally formes.

Usage Tips
========

This Silvally-Electric set is best used to Toxic stall and scout out Choice item (RH) users. Silvally-Electric should spread Toxic in the early-game, (AH) crippling foes so that Silvally-Electric and its teammates its team can more easily break apart teams. Once Ground-, Dragon-, and Grass-types have been hit with Toxic, it is easier to make aggressive predictions with Ice Beam to nab 2HKOes 2HKOs. Protect is used for scouting, so be sure to scout foes in order to ease prediction the following turn. Scouting with Protect is usually free against Pokemon such as Assault Vest Kecleon and Electivire, as they do not run setup moves and you can find out their coverage moves. Protect is also useful to reduce damage against Z-Move users such as Rain Dance Swanna and Exeggutor, which is useful for preserving Silvally-Electric's health. Silvally-Electric needs to remain healthy in order to scout and Toxic stall effectively, so avoid switching it into unresisted attacks, (AC) and be mindful of the chip damage from resisted attacks. However, Protect has consequences against setup sweepers or walls such as Swords Dance Bouffalant, Shell Smash Crustle, and Heal Bell Lickilicky that can take advantage of the free turn. In these situations, play more aggressively and weaken setup Pokemon with Thunderbolt and switch in wallbreakers on the turns walls use to heal.

Team Options
========

This Silvally-Electric set works best on balance and semi-stall teams because of its ability to Toxic stall, act as a scout, and soft check Water- and Flying-types. Setup sweepers that appreciate Ground-, Grass-, and Dragon-types being crippled by Toxic such as Shell Smash Crustle, Nasty Plot Simisage, and Swords Dance Combusken pair well with this set. On bulkier teams, Silvally-Electric needs partners that support it defensively. Defensive Pokemon such as Bronzor, Gourgeist-XL, and Marowak are able to check Pokemon Silvally-Electric has trouble with such as Exeggutor, Bouffalant, and Golem. Similarly, clerics such as Wish Lickilicky and Heal Bell Altaria pair well with Silvally-Electric because it easily worn down and vulnerable to status. Entry hazard removers such as Swanna, Komala, and Sandslash are a necessity alongside Silvally-Electric because it is worn down by all forms of entry hazards and lacks recovery. (AP)

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

Flamethrower is an option over Defog on the first set if your team struggles with Pokemon such as Pinsir, Metang, and Pawniard and already has an entry hazard remover, but an all-out (AH) attacking set is usually outdone by Expert Belt Electivire. Silvally-Electric can run a bulkier spread of 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 Spe on the Defog set to better check threats such as Swanna and Toucannon, but the lack of Special Attack investment leaves Silvally-Electric easily walled and worse off against Water-types such as Mareanie and Poliwrath.

Checks and Counters
===================

**Ground-types**: While most Ground-types are 2HKOed by Ice Beam and fear Toxic, Pokemon such as Golem, Silvally-Ground, Camerupt, and Sandslash can tank an Ice Beam and threaten to KO Silvally-Electric back.

**Faster Pokemon**: Faster Pokemon such as Choice Scarf Electivire, mixed Simisage, Kadabra, and Dugtrio threaten to OHKO Silvally-Electric after it has been weakened.

**Special Walls**: Specially bulky Pokemon such as Bronzor, Lickilicky, and Dusclops wall Silvally-Electric and are immune to Toxic, have Heal Bell, or have Rest to play around Toxic.

**Residual Damage**: Silvally-Electric is vulnerable to all forms of entry hazards and lacks recovery, which make it especially prone to being worn out down.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[5gen, 296755]]
- Quality checked by: [[Aaronboyer, 239454], [Ho3nConfim3d, 231074]]
- Grammar checked by: [[, ], [, ]]
 

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[OVERVIEW]

While Silvally-Electric faces significant competition from Electric-types such as Rotom-S and Electivire and other Silvally formes such as Dragon, Dark, Water, and Fighting, it has a few traits that help set it apart. Silvally-Electric provides great role compression, being able to check Water- and Flying-types such as Swanna, Mareanie, Rotom-S, and Toucannon and provide both Defog and pivoting support. Moreover, Silvally-Electric 2HKOes most Ground-types with Ice Beam, something other Electric-types typically cannot do. Alternatively, with Toxic and Protect, Silvally-Electric acts as a great scout against Pokemon such as Choice Scarf Electivire and is able to whittle down much of the metagame at the cost of significantly less utility without U-turn and Defog. However, the Silvally formes mentioned earlier tend to overshadow Silvally-Electric due to its comparatively lower defensive utility and effectiveness as a Defogger. Similarly, Rotom-S gives Silvally-Electric heavy competition because it defensively checks a wider range of threats thanks to its Flying typing and ability to hold an item for passive recovery. Silvally-Electric also lacks recovery and is affected by all forms of entry hazards, which make it worse as an entry hazard remover compared to Pokemon such as Altaria, Swanna, and Komala. In addition to other Silvally formes and Rotom-S, Electric-types such as Electivire and Raichu give Silvally-Electric competition as well due to their ability to hold an item and act as revenge killers and breakers.

[SET]
name: BoltBeam Pivot
move 1: Thunderbolt
move 2: Ice Beam
move 3: U-turn
move 4: Defog
item: Electric Memory
ability: RKS System
nature: Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

Ice Beam provides excellent coverage alongside Thunderbolt and enables Silvally-Electric to threaten Ground-, Dragon-, and Grass-types Pokemon such as Golem, Silvally-Dragon, and Leafeon. U-turn allows Silvally-Electric to generate momentum against Pokemon it cannot break through such as Lickilicky and Bronzor as well as against Pokemon it forces out such as defensive Rotom-S and Poliwrath. Parting Shot can be used over U-turn to more easily bring in teammates, but without U-turn, Silvally-Electric cannot heavily damage or scout damage to predict the sets of Exeggutor, Komala, and Camerupt.

Set Details
========

The given EV spread and a Timid nature allow Silvally-Electric to outspeed Pokemon such as Chatot and Mr. Mime while also Speed tying with opposing offensive Silvally formes and Leafeon.

Usage Tips
========

Silvally-Electric should focus on pivoting and bringing teammates in safely. Preserve Silvally-Electric's health in order for it to pivot throughout the course of a game effectively. Avoid switching it into Toxic Spikes or attacks it does not resist, (AC) and be mindful of chip damage from resisted attacks such as Rotom-S's Air Slash, Electivire's Wild Charge, and Swanna's Brave Bird. Silvally-Electric must remain healthy enough to check setup sweepers such as Z-Mirror Move Swanna and Swords Dance Bibarel in a pinch. Silvally-Electric should use U-turn on bulkier switch-ins such as Assault Vest Kecleon and Muk that its teammates can take advantage of. Because Silvally-Electric cannot switch into entry hazard setters such as Golem, Torterra, and Bronzor, it should use Defog on Pokemon it checks and on forced switches against Pokemon such as Mareanie, Altaria, and Oricorio-F. Silvally-Electric must weigh the pros and cons of removing entry hazards or chipping away at its switch-ins; Ice Beam nails offensive switch-ins such as Silvally-Ground and Marowak, while defensive switch-ins such as Bronzor, Camerupt, and Muk are better targets for U-turn or and Defog.

Team Options
========

Silvally-Electric best fits on balance or and offensive teams that need an Electric-type to check these Pokemon (what pokemon?) and a pivot and Defogger in one slot. Setup sweepers such as Nasty Plot Simipour, Swords Dance Pawniard, and Swords Dance Leafeon appreciate Silvally-Electric's ability to check Water- and Flying-types such as Mareanie, Poliwrath, Swanna, and Rotom-S. Similarly, wallbreakers such as Choice Specs Simisear, mixed Simisage, and Marowak appreciate Silvally-Electric's ability to pivot. Pokemon that can check Ground-types such as Stealth Rock Torterra, Gourgeist-XL, and defensive Poliwrath are great partners for Silvally-Electric. In return, Silvally-Electric provides Defog support to help keep them healthy. Additional pivots alongside Silvally-Electric such as Choice Band Furfrou, Choice Specs Chatot, and U-turn Monferno make for fantastic partners to keep up momentum.

[SET]
name: Toxic + Protect
move 1: Toxic
move 2: Protect
move 3: Thunderbolt
move 4: Ice Beam
item: Electric Memory
ability: RKS System
nature: Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe


[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

Toxic is used to put switch-ins such as Lickilicky, Electivire, and Silvally-Ground on a timer. On top of racking up poison damage, Protect allows Silvally-Electric to scout out Choice item users such as Choice Scarf Electivire, Choice Specs Beheeyem, and Choice Band Komala. Ice Beam provides great neutral coverage alongside Thunderbolt and helps Silvally-Electric threaten Pokemon such as Exeggutor, Marowak, and Altaria.

Set Details
========

Maximum Special Attack and Speed EVs with a Timid nature ensure Silvally-Electric can 2HKO foes such as Mareanie and Rotom-S and Speed tie with opposing Silvally formes.

Usage Tips
========

This Silvally-Electric set is best used to Toxic stall and scout out Choice item users. Silvally-Electric should spread Toxic early-game, crippling foes so that its team can more easily break apart teams. Once Ground-, Dragon-, and Grass-types have been hit with Toxic, it is easier to make aggressive predictions with Ice Beam to nab 2HKOs. Protect is used for scouting, so be sure to scout foes in order to ease prediction the following turn. Scouting with Protect is usually free against Pokemon such as Assault Vest Kecleon and Electivire, as they do not run setup moves and you can find out their coverage moves. Protect is also useful to reduce damage against Z-Move users such as Rain Dance Swanna and Exeggutor, which is useful for preserving Silvally-Electric's health. Silvally-Electric needs to remain healthy in order to scout and Toxic stall effectively, so avoid switching it into unresisted attacks, and be mindful of the chip damage from resisted attacks. However, Protect has consequences against setup sweepers or and walls such as Swords Dance Bouffalant, Shell Smash Crustle, and Heal Bell Lickilicky that can take advantage of the free turn. In these situations, play more aggressively and weaken setup Pokemon with Thunderbolt and switch in wallbreakers on the turns walls use to heal.

Team Options
========

This Silvally-Electric set works best on balance and semi-stall teams because of its ability to Toxic stall, act as a scout, and soft check Water- and Flying-types. Setup sweepers that appreciate Ground-, Grass-, and Dragon-types being crippled by Toxic such as Shell Smash Crustle, Nasty Plot Simisage, and Swords Dance Combusken pair well with this set. On bulkier teams, Silvally-Electric needs partners that support it defensively. Defensive Pokemon such as Bronzor, Gourgeist-XL, and Marowak are able to check Pokemon Silvally-Electric has trouble with, (AC) such as Exeggutor, Bouffalant, and Golem. Similarly, clerics such as Wish Lickilicky and Heal Bell Altaria pair well with Silvally-Electric because it easily worn down and vulnerable to status. Entry hazard removers such as Swanna, Komala, and Sandslash are a necessity alongside Silvally-Electric because it is worn down by all forms of entry hazards and lacks recovery.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

Flamethrower is an option over Defog on the first set if your team struggles with Pokemon such as Pinsir, Metang, and Pawniard and already has an entry hazard remover, but an all-out attacking set is usually outdone by Expert Belt Electivire. Silvally-Electric can run a bulkier spread of 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 Spe on the Defog set to better check threats such as Swanna and Toucannon, but the lack of Special Attack investment leaves Silvally-Electric easily walled and worse off against Water-types such as Mareanie and Poliwrath.

Checks and Counters
===================

**Ground-types**: While most Ground-types are 2HKOed by Ice Beam and fear Toxic, Pokemon such as Golem, Silvally-Ground, Camerupt, and Sandslash can tank an Ice Beam and threaten to KO Silvally-Electric back.

**Faster Pokemon**: Faster Pokemon such as Choice Scarf Electivire, mixed Simisage, Kadabra, and Dugtrio threaten to OHKO Silvally-Electric after it has been weakened.

**Special Walls**: Specially bulky Pokemon such as Bronzor, Lickilicky, and Dusclops wall Silvally-Electric and are immune to Toxic, have Heal Bell, or have Rest to play around Toxic.

**Residual Damage**: Silvally-Electric is vulnerable to all forms of entry hazards and lacks recovery, which make it especially prone to being worn down.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[5gen, 296755]]
- Quality checked by: [[Aaronboyer, 239454], [Ho3nConfim3d, 231074]]
- Grammar checked by: [[The Dutch Plumberjack, 232216], [, ]]
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