Alcremie - Moveset & Best Build for Ranked Battle | Pokemon Sword and Shield

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This is a strategy guide for using Alcremie in competitive play for the games Pokemon Sword and Shield. Read on for tips on the best Nature, EV spreads, Movesets, and Held Items to use with Alcremie, as well as its strengths and weak points.

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Basic Information for Alcremie

Types and Abilities

Pokemon Type 1 Type 2
Fairy Type
Abilities
Sweet Veil Prevents the Pokemon and allies from falling asleep.
Aroma Veil (Hidden) Protects allis from attacks that limit their move choices.

Type Defenses

Type
Deals 4x damage
-
Deals 2x damage
Poison Image Steel Image
Deals 0.5x damage
Fighting Image Bug Image Dark Image
Deals 1/4x damage
-
Deals 0x damage
Dragon Image

What is Type Effectiveness?

Base Stats

HP Attack Defense Sp. Atk Sp. Def Speed
65 60 75 110 121 64

Best Nature for Alcremie

Best Natures
Calm (+SpDef, -Atk) Bold (+Def, -Atk)

What are Natures?

Strategies for Alcremie

Standard Moveset & Best Build

Nature Calm (+SpDef, -Atk)
EV Spread HP 252 / Sp.Def. 252 / Sp.Atk. 4
Final Stat Values Sp.Def. 190 / HP 172 / Sp.Atk. 131 / Def. 95 / Spd. 84
Ability Aroma Veil
Held Item Leftovers
Moveset Dazzling Gleam
Mystical Fire
Recover
Calm Mind

Alcremie can pump its already naturally high Special Defense up further with Calm Mind, allowing it to serve as an effective Special defender. As Calm Mind will boost its Special Attack as well, it can also hit back hard while fielding attacks.

How to Use Alcremie Effectively

A Special wall who is immune to Taunt

Alcremie's Hidden Ability Aroma Veil prevents move-limiting moves such as Taunt, making it impossible for foes to block its Recover and Calm Mind.

With its high Special Defense, it's got leeway to set up with Calm Mind to allow it to boost its Special Attack and start dealing damage on its own even without expending EVs on Special Attack.

Counters for Alcremie

Hit its weak point with Steel-type Physical attacks

Although Alcremie has a massive Special Defense, its low Defense holds it back, allowing a Physical attacker to swiftly take it out. As there are plenty of high-power Steel-type moves on the market, there's no need to boost stats or set up to handle Alcremie.

Best Pokemon to Use

Pokemon Description
Durant ImageDurant Ranking: ★★★★★
・Can hit first with a Steel-type move
・Can knock Alcremie out with Max Steelspike even if it uses Acid Armor
Durant Moveset & Best Build for Ranked Battle
Corviknight ImageCorviknight Ranking: ★★★★☆
・Can hit with Steel-type moves
・Reflects stat drops with Mirror Armor, preventing Alcremie from using Mystical Fire
Corviknight Moveset & Best Build for Ranked Battle
Excadrill ImageExcadrill Ranking: ★★★★☆
・Can hit first with a Steel-type move
・Before Calm Mind is set up, can't be fainted in one hit even when hit super effectively
Excadrill Moveset & Best Build for Ranked Battle

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