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This is a strategy guide for using Milotic 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 Milotic, as well as its strengths and weak points.

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Basic Information for Milotic

Types and Abilities

Pokemon Type 1 Type 2
Water Type
Abilities
Competitive Raises Special Attack when the Pokemon's stats are lowered.
Marvel Scale Ups Defense if there is a status problem.
Cute Charm (Hidden) Contact with the Pokemon may cause infatuation.

Base Stats

HP Attack Defense Sp. Atk Sp. Def Speed
95 60 79 100 125 81

Best Nature for Milotic

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

What are Natures?

Strategies for Milotic

Marvel Scale Moveset & Best Build

Nature Bold (+Def, -Atk)
EV Spread HP 252 / Def. 252 / Sp.Def. 4
Final Stat Values HP 202 / Def. 144 / Sp.Atk. 120 / Sp.Def. 146 / Spd. 101
Ability Marvel Scale
Held Item Flame Orb
Moveset Recover
Haze
Scald
Mirror Coat

This build takes advantage of Marvel Scale, an Ability held only by Milotic this time around, to turn it into a Physical defender. Flame Orb causes Milotic to become Burned at the end of the first turn, activating Marvel Scale's 50% Defense boost. In addition to preventing other status conditions from being inflicted on it, Recover allows it to restore the HP lost from Burn. Getting a one-stage Defense boost out of it is a fair deal, and turning it into a solid wall of defensive muscle.

Alternate Move Choices

Protect
Icy Wind

Competitive Special Attacker Moveset & Best Build

Nature Modest (+SpAtk, -Atk)
EV Spread HP 252 / Def. 4 / Sp.Atk. 252
Final Stat Values HP 202 / Def. 110 / Sp.Atk. 152 / Sp.Def. 145 / Spd. 101
Ability
Held Item Sitrus Berry
Moveset Hydro Pump
Mirror Coat
Ice Beam
Dragon Pulse

Alternate Move Choices

Icy Wind
Mud Shot
Recover

How to Use Milotic Effectively

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Counters for Milotic

Attack its weak point to quickly lower its HP

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