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

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Basic Information for Chandelure

Types and Abilities

Pokemon Type 1 Type 2
Ghost Type Fire Type
Abilities
Flame Body Contact with the Pokemon may burn the attacker.
Flash Fire It powers up Fire-type moves if it's hit by one.
Infiltrator (Hidden) Passes through the foe's barrier and strikes.

Type Defenses

Type
Takes 4x damage
-
Takes 2x damage
Water Image Ground Image Rock Image Ghost Image Dark Image
Takes 0.5x damage
Grass Image Ice Image Poison Image Steel Image
Takes 1/4x damage
Bug Image
Takes 0x damage
Normal Image Fire Image Fighting Image

What is Type Effectiveness?

Base Stats

HP Attack Defense Sp. Atk Sp. Def Speed
60 55 90 145 90 80

Best Nature for Chandelure

Best Natures
Modest
(+SpAtk, -Atk)
Timid
+(Spd, -Atk)

What are Natures?

Strategies for Chandelure

Special Attacker Moveset & Best Build

Nature Modest (+SpAtk, -Atk)
EV Spread HP 252 / Sp.Atk. 252 / Spd. 4
Final Stat Values HP 167 / Def. 110 / Sp.Atk. 216 / Sp.Def. 110 / Spd. 101
Ability Infiltrator
Held Item Choice Specs
Expert Belt
Moveset Shadow Ball
Flamethrower
Energy Ball
Psychic

These values are from base stats and ideal EVs, excluding external factors.

Alternate Move Choices

Fire Blast
Overheat
Dark Pulse
Trick
Will-O-Wisp

Choice Scarf Moveset & Best Build

Nature Timid (+Spd, -Atk)
EV Spread HP 4 / Sp.Atk. 252 / Spd. 252
Final Stat Values HP 136 / Def. 110 / Sp.Atk. 197 / Sp.Def. 110 / Spd. 145
Ability Infiltrator
Held Item Choice Scarf
Moveset Shadow Ball
Fire Blast
Energy Ball
Trick

These values are from base stats and ideal EVs, excluding external factors.

Alternate Move Choices

Psychic
Dark Pulse
Flamethrower

Life Orb Moveset & Best Build

Nature Modest (+SpAtk, -Atk)
EV Spread HP 188 / Def. 60 / Sp.Atk. 252 / Sp.Def. 4 / Spd. 4
Final Stat Values HP 159 / Def. 118 / Sp.Atk. 216 / Sp.Def. 111 / Spd. 101
Ability Infiltrator
Held Item Life Orb
Moveset Shadow Ball
Flamethrower
Energy Ball
Psychic

These values are from base stats and ideal EVs, excluding external factors.

Alternate Move Choices

Dark Pulse
Will-O-Wisp
Fire Blast

How to Use Chandelure Effectively

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Counters for Chandelure

Put on the pressure with a type it's weak to

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