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This is a strategy guide for using Jellicent 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 Jellicent, as well as its strengths and weak points.
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|Pokemon||Type 1||Type 2|
|Water Absorb||Restores HP if hit by an Water-type move.|
|Cursed Body||May disable a move used on the Pokemon.|
|Damp (Hidden)||Prevents the use of self-destructing moves.|
|Takes 4x damage||
|Takes 2x damage|
|Takes 0.5x damage|
|Takes 1/4x damage||
|Takes 0x damage|
|HP||Attack||Defense||Sp. Atk||Sp. Def||Speed|
|EV Spread||HP 252 / Def 196 / Spd 60|
|Final Stat Values||HP 207 / Def 126 / Sp.Atk 105 / Sp.Def 125 / Spd 88|
Jellicent finds a niche in the metagame as a bulky mixed wall with key resistances and immunities, as well as access to great utility moves.
Strength Sap is a powerful utility move that lowers the target's attack stat while also healing Jellicent an amount based on the target's effective attack stat.
If this move is used on Haxuros, who has an effective attack stat of 191, Jellicent will heal that amount!
Night Shade allows Jellicent to hit opposing Pokemon for consistent damage equal to the target's level. Taunt allows it to shut down slower opposing walls, while Will-O-Wisp makes Jellicent a difficult Pokemon for physical sweepers to switch into.
We're using a custom EV spread with full investment on HP and 196 Defensive EVs. Jellicent has a lower Defense stat, but with a Bold Nature and the right EVs, it will have a more well-rounded and equal defensive stats.
We're using Leftovers to provide Jellicent some much-needed passive recovery.
|Scald||An alternative to Will-O-Wisp that gives Jellicent a chance to inflict Burns even if it's under the effects of Taunt.|
|Recover||A more consistent recovery move but lacks Strength Sap's utility.|
|Confuse Ray||An alternative to Will-O-Wisp that stacks with other status moves.|
Jellicent easily fits into many teams and is a popular choice for defensive core with other walls in defensive-oriented teams.
Unlike other walls, Jellicent is best played aggressively against both physical sweepers and walls using its moves. When it's not crippling sweepers with Strength Sap and Will-O-Wisp, it's blocking slower walls with Taunt and chipping their health with Nightshade. Thanks to its unique playstyle, it's a popular choice for defensive teams.
Check out our guide below to learn how to build a defensive team.
How to Build a Defensive Team
Jellicent is also a great counter to Water-type sweepers in Rain Teams. The ability to wall terrifying sweepers like Choice Locked Dracovish and Urshifu Rapid-Strike make it a great choice for teams struggling against Hyper Offense teams.
Despite countering Rain Teams, Jellicent is often used as the main defensive wall in one although it faces stiff competition from Toxapex.
Check out our article below to learn how to build a Weather Team.
How to Build a Weather Team
Despite its great bulk, there are certain sweepers that can easily take down Jellicent with their super effective attacks.
|Urshifu Single-Strike Style||
・Can KO Jellicent with a super effective Wicked Blow
Moveset & Best Build for Urshifu Single-Strike Style
・Can KO Jellicent with a super effective Knock Off
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