Aurorus < Sylveon > Hawlucha
Intertwining Pokémon
3'3" (1m)
51.8 lbs (23.5kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 87.5%
Female: 12.5%
Evolves From
Evolves Into
Egg Group
Catch Rate
EV Yield

Sylveon (ニンフィア) is the 85th Pokémon in the Kalos Coastal Pokédex. It is a Fairy-Type, and is known as the Intertwining Pokémon.

Sylveon uses the Cute Charm Ability, which has a 30% chance of infatuating a Pokémon of the opposite gender who uses a move that requires physical contact against it. Sylveon's Hidden Ability is Pixilate, which increases the power of its Normal-Type moves by 30% whilst converting those moves into Fairy-Type moves.

Eevee can evolve into Sylveon after achieving at least 2 hearts of Happiness in Pokémon-Amie or Pokémon Refresh and Leveling Up with Sylveon knowing a Fairy-Type move.

Sylveon is in the Field Egg Group. It takes Sylveon One Million Experience Points to reach Level 100.




Sylveon takes on the appearance of a light colored feline. Its feet, ears and tail are pinkish in appearance. On Sylveon's neck and left ear is a single bow, the bows having their own feelers as an adornment and to hold on to their trainers.

Gender Differences

Sylveon doesn't have any visible differences to differentiate between male and female.

Game Information

Original Games

In all of its game appearances, the only way to obtain Sylveon is to evolve an Eevee.

Spin-Off Games

Sylveon has yet to appear in a Spin-Off Game as of writing.

Trading Card Game

Sylveon is part of the X/Y Black Star Promos set, and is one of the first Fairy-Type Pokémon Trading Cards, which were introduced to the Pokémon Trading Card Game in Generation VI.

Anime/Manga Information


Sylveon has yet to appear in the Anime as of writing.


Sylveon makes an appearance in the Pikachu Short "Pikachu & Eevee Friends".


Sylveon has yet to appear in the Manga as of writing.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Sylveon is a part of the Underused (UU) tier of competitive battling. With the ability Pixilate giving it a powerful STAB to work with in Hyper Voice, Sylveon makes for a fantastic wallbreaker capable of overpowering a large chunk of the metagame, including frailer Pokémon that resist its attacks. Its Fairy typing gives it the ability to switch into certain key threats' STAB attacks, such as Hydreigon's Draco Meteor and Heracross's Close Combat. It can check some special attackers even when uninvested thanks to its great 95/130 special bulk. The best Sylveon set is a Choice Specs set that can do significant damage to a large portion of the tier barring bulky resists. It also can run a cleric set with Heal Bell and Wish, which can outdo Florges in certain regards due to better physical bulk and a more powerful STAB attack, although it lacks one-turn recovery like Florges. However, Sylveon has lackluster physical bulk when uninvested, meaning that most strong physical attacks can 2HKO or even OHKO it. It also has to play carefully against Dragon-types, as they can carry coverage that takes care of Sylveon, such as Iron Tail from the likes of Hydreigon. It has a low Speed stat that hinders its matchup against more offensive teams that apply a lot of pressure against it.

Sylveon is also a niche option in the Overused (OU) tier of competitive battling. With a nice 110 base Special Attack and a great ability in Pixilate that gives it a strong boosted STAB attack in Hyper Voice, Sylveon is capable of being a strong Fairy-type capable of dishing out massive damage with its Choice Specs set to opposing Pokémon that do not resist Fairy attacks. Access to Baton Pass and decent coverage allow for Sylveon to either gain momentum for a team or surprise an opposing foe with the appropriate Hidden Power type or Psyshock. It has great special bulk that allows it to act as a check to certain special attacking threats, although it cannot check Pokémon like Latios with Psyshock due to its physical frailty. Sylveon suffers from some massive flaws that limit its potential greatly, as it has a low base Speed for an offensive Pokémon and faces competition from Clefable and Mega Gardevoir as a Fairy-type, with Clefable capable of performing a defensive role much better than Sylveon while Mega Gardevoir has better Speed and more coverage options that Sylveon.

Area Locations

Game Rarity Location
X/Y None Evolve Eevee
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire None Evolve Eevee
Sun/Moon None Evolve Eevee

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
VI X It sends a soothing aura from its ribbonlike feelers to calm fights.
Y It wraps its ribbonlike feelers around the arm of its beloved Trainer and walks with him or her.
Omega Ruby It sends a soothing aura from its ribbonlike feelers to calm fights.
Alpha Sapphire It wraps its ribbonlike feelers around the arm of its beloved Trainer and walks with him or her.
VII Sun Its ribbonlike feelers give off an aura that weakens hostility in its prey, causing them to let down their guard. Then it attacks.
Moon When this Pokémon sights its prey, it swirls its ribbonlike feelers as a distraction. A moment later, it pounces.
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Let's Go, Pikachu!
Let's Go, Eevee!


Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
. 300 394 .
121 135 229 251
121 135 229 251
Sp. Atk
202 225 319 350
Sp. Def
238 265 359 394
112 125 219 240


Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Evolve Fairy Wind Fairy.gif 40 100 Special.png
Start Disarming Voice Fairy.gif 40 -- Special.png
Start Helping Hand Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Start Tackle Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
Start Tail Whip Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
5 Sand Attack Ground.gif -- 100 Other.png
9 Baby-Doll Eyes Fairy.gif -- 100 Other.png
13 Quick Attack Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
17 Swift Normal.gif 60 -- Special.png
20 Draining Kiss Fairy.gif 50 100 Special.png
25 Skill Swap Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
29 Misty Terrain Fairy.gif -- -- Other.png
33 Light Screen Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
37 Moonblast Fairy.gif 95 100 Special.png
41 Last Resort Normal.gif 140 100 Physical.png
45 Psych Up Normal.gif -- -- Other.png


TM/HM - Gen 7
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM01 Work Up Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM03 Psyshock Psychic.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM04 Calm Mind Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.gif -- -- Other.png
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 Special.png
TM16 Light Screen Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM18 Rain Dance Water.gif -- -- Other.png
TM20 Safeguard Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM33 Reflect Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM49 Echoed Voice Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png
TM77 Psych Up Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 85 Other.png
TM88 Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM99 Dazzling Gleam Fairy.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM100 Confide Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Captivate Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
Charm Fairy.gif -- 100 Other.png
Covet Normal.gif 60 100 Physical.png
Curse Ghost.gif -- -- Other.png
Detect Fighting.gif -- -- Other.png
Endure Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Fake Tears Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
Flail Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Natural Gift Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Stored Power Psychic.gif 20 100 Special.png
Synchronoise Psychic.gif 120 100 Special.png
Tickle Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
Wish Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Yawn Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Eevee Exclusive Moves

Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Covet Normal.gif 60 100 Physical.png
Start Growl Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
17 Bite Dark.gif 60 100 Physical.png
20 Refresh Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
25 Take Down Normal.gif 90 85 Physical.png
29 Charm Fairy.gif -- 100 Other.png
33 Baton Pass Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
37 Double-Edge Normal.gif 120 100 Physical.png
45 Trump Card Normal.gif ?? -- Special.png

Via Event

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Celebrate Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Happy Hour Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Hold Back Dark.gif 40 100 Physical.png


Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Breakneck Blitz Normal.gif 200*/200* -- Physical.png Special.png
Never-Ending Nightmare Ghost.gif 160 -- Special.png
Shattered Psyche Psychic.gif 190 -- Special.png
Black Hole Eclipse Dark.gif 120 -- Physical.png
Twinkle Tackle Fairy.gif 175 -- Special.png

Transfer Only Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Tectonic Rage Ground.gif 160*/100* -- Physical.png Special.png
Corkscrew Crash Steel.gif 180 -- Physical.png

Past Moves

  • NOTE: The only way for a Sylveon to learn these moves is for an Eevee to learn said moves in the specified Generation and/or specified set of games before being transferred to a Generation 6 save file, then evolving Eevee into Sylveon.

Generation III Move Tutor (Fire Red/Leaf Green)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Body Slam Normal.gif 85 100 Physical.png
Mimic Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Generation IV


Via Move Tutor

Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Mud-Slap Ground.gif 20 100 Special.png
Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Headbutt Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png

Generation V


Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Heal Bell Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Hyper Voice Normal.gif 90 100 Special.png
Iron Tail Steel.gif 100 75 Physical.png
Snore Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png

Evolution Line

Rare Candy Sprite.png
Level up
+ 220 Happiness
Rare Candy Sprite.png
Level up
+ 220 Happiness
Rare Candy Sprite.png
Level up
(at Moss Rock)
Rare Candy Sprite.png
Level up
(at Ice Rock)
Rare Candy Sprite.png
Level up
+ 2 hearts of Affection
+ Fairy move

Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages

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