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

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Basic Information for Blissey

Types and Abilities

Pokemon Type 1 Type 2
Pokemon Sword and Shield - Normal Type
Natural Cure All status problem heal when the Pokemon switches out.
Serene Grace Boosts the likelihood of added effects appearing.
Healer (Hidden) May heal an ally's status conditions.

Blissey Weaknesses and Resistances

Takes 4x damage
Takes 2x damage
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Takes 0.5x damage
Takes 1/4x damage
Takes 0x damage
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What is Type Effectiveness?

Base Stats

HP Attack Defense Sp. Atk Sp. Def Speed
255 10 10 75 135 55

Best Nature for Blissey

Best Natures
(+SpAtk, -Atk)
(+Def, -Atk)

What are Natures?

Singles Movesets for Blissey

Serene Grace Moveset & Best Build

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Nature Modest (+SpAtk, -Atk)
EV Spread 252 Sp.Atk. / 252 Sp.Def. / 4 Spd.
Final Stat Values 330 HP / 30 Def. / 139 Sp.Atk. / 187 Sp.Def. / 76 Spd.
Ability Serene Grace
Held Item Expert Belt
Moveset Flamethrower
Ice Beam

Serene Grace is a potent Ability that doubles the side-effects of all moves the Pokemon uses. This set takes advantage of this Ability's potential with three attacking moves which can inflict status effects. With Expert Belt, its damage will increase when it scores a super-effective hit, and with its extremely high HP and Special Attack, it can field a variety of Special moves, while inflicting harmful status ailments and crippling its opponents.

Thunder suffers from a low accuracy, but thanks to Serene Grace, has a 60% chance of inflicting Paralysis when it lands.

Other Viable Moves

Dazzling Gleam For handling Dark-type opponents. Hits Hydreigon for 4x super effective damage.
Thunderbolt An alternate choice for Thunder, with an improved accuracy for when you don't want to risk your luck.
Shadow Ball A strong coverage move against Ghost and Psychic-type Pokemon.
Tri Attack Great STAB move to use as it can also give the opposing Pokemon a status condition.
Psychic An overall strong coverage move against Poison and, most importantly, Fighting-type Pokemon.

Tanky Leftovers Moveset & Best Build

Nature Calm (+Sp. Def, -Atk)
EV Spread 4 HP. / 252 Def / 4 Sp. Atk / 244 Sp. Def / 4 Spd.
Final Stat Values 331 HP / 62 Def / 96 Sp.Atk / 204 Sp.Def / 76 Spd
Ability Serene Grace
Held Item Leftovers
Moveset Calm Mind
Ice Beam
Tri Attack

This build capitalizes on Blissey's bulky stats. With the combination of Calm Mind and Soft-Boiled, Blissey becomes hard to deal with. Not to mention Leftovers allows you to gradually heal back lost HP. Tri Attack is a strong STAB move while Ice Beam gives you coverage against Dragon, Flying, Grass, and Ground-type Pokemon.

Other Viable Moves

Dazzling Gleam A coverage move for handling Dark-type opponents. Hits strong Pokemon like Hydreigon for 4x super effective damage.
Thunderbolt A strong coverage move against Flying and Water-type Pokemon.
Substitute A good move to stall out mirror matches against Chansey or Blissey.
Seismic Toss STAB move to deal with durable Pokemon as it can consistently deal damage which tank Blissey lacks.

How to Build a Defensive Team

How to Use Blissey Effectively

Extremely strong against Special Attackers

As a Normal-type Pokemon, Blissey has only one weakness, and with the highest HP in the game and formidable Special Defense to boot, it can absorb even hard-hitting attacks from Special Attackers, then heal its lost HP with Soft-Boiled.

That said, although its HP and Special Defense are extremely high, it has one of the lowest Defense stats in the game, so Blissey will need to watch out for Physical moves to stay in the game.

Counters for Blissey

Weakness Pokemon Fighting Image

Physical Fighting moves can take it down

Blissey's only weakness is Fighting-types moves, coupled with its extremely low Defense. By hitting it with a Physical Fighting-type Move, this pink puffball will be down for the count.

Best Pokemon to Use

Pokemon Description
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・Has a high Attack and gets STAB on Fighting moves
・Guts allows it to gain an attack boost when it gets a status ailment
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・Has a high Attack and gets STAB on Fighting moves
Must watch out for Fire moves
Moveset & Best Build for Lucario

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