The final evolution of Eevee has arrived in Pokémon Go. Sylveon, the long-awaited Fairy-type is available for players to acquire, as long as they are willing to commit to leveling up an Eevee's hearts through the friend system. It may take some time, but it's worth it for those who want to add Fairy-type Pokémon to their list. Unlike most new Pokémon, you can acquire a Shiny Sylveon, it is a good Pokémon to use in Ultra and Master League, it has a specific name if you want to ensure that a specific Eevee becomes one. We also broke the best moveset for him to learn.
Sylveon is a Fairy-type Pokémon. It is weak against Poison and Steel-type moves, but is resistant to Bug, Dark, Dragon, and Fighting-type moves. Due to its resistances, it is one of the best Pokémon to use in the Master League, as long as you are willing to use XL candies to power it up. This is the real problem. In its standard form, it will perform well in the Ultra League.
Here are all the moves Sylveon can learn.
- Charm (Fairy type) - 16 damage and 2 energy (5,3 damage per turn) - 3 turns
- Quick Attack (Normal Type) - 5 damage and 3,5 energy (2,5 damage per turn) - 2 turns
- Dazzling Glow (Fairy type) - 110 (132) damage and 70 energy
- Draining Kiss (Fairy type) - 60 (72) damage and 55 energy
- Last Resort (normal type) - 90 damage and 55 energy
- Moonblast (Fairy-type) - 110 (132) damage and 60 energy (10% chance to lower opponent's attack by one degree)
- Psychoshock (Psychic type) - 70 damage and 45 energy
Similar to many of Eevee's other evolutions, Sylveon only has two quick moves to choose from. Of the two, we recommend that you choose the Fairy-type move, charm. It will do a lot more damage than a quick attack, but lacks energy, which means Slyveon won't be able to use his charged moves as often. However, Sylveon is a bulky Pokémon and you can expect it to withstand some heavy attacks before passing out.
Next, you have a handful of charged moves to choose from for your Sylveon to use. Among the choices, we highly recommend going with moonblast and psyshock. Previously, it was a last resort, but with the addition of psyshock to Sylveon's roster of moves, he has a better chance of dealing pretty hefty damage to Fighting and Poison-types, with Poison-types being Sylveon's biggest weakness, together with the Steel types. While none of Sylveon's attacks counter Steel-types, being able to reliably deal damage to any other Pokémon makes it a practical choice for Ultra and Master leagues.
The best move set to teach Sylveon is the fast movement spell and the moonblast and psyshock charged moves.