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Pokémon Unite Sylveon Guide: Best Builds, Held items, Movesets and Gameplay Tips

Tips to play Sylveon in the all-new MOBA Pokémon Unite!

The only “Eeve-lution” yet available in the game is the Fairy-type Sylveon, who is an A-tier Ranged Sp. attacker who has a varied range of fairy-type moves. It initially starts as an Eevee, but pretty soon enough evolves into a Sylveon. Just like any other attacker, Sylveon has high offensive potential but needs a teammate to partner up with. In this guide, we will let you know all about Sylveon in Pokémon Unite, its abilities, best items, and team compositions.

Previously, we have discussed how to master playing with other Pokémon like Pikachu, MamoswineEldegoss, Zeraora, BlisseyCharizardSnorlaxTsareenaDecidueyeDragoniteTalonflameCinderaceGreninjaGardevoirVenusaurWigglytuffTrevenantGengarLucario, Aegislash, Crustle, Hoopa, Garchomp Absol, Alolan Ninetales, Duraludon, Cramorant, Blastoise, Slowbro, Machamp, Mr. Mime, Greedent, and Azumarill. Therefore, one must make sure to check those guides as well. For now, let’s focus on Sylveon.

Sylveon: In-game Cost

Sylveon-Pokemon-Unite-stats
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Sylveon is available in the Pokémon Unite Committee for either 10000 Aeos coins or 575 Aeos gems. It also has several skins available in the shop, of varying prices. The shop consists of all the characters available from which players can view general info, stats, and abilities of the Pokémon before purchasing them.

Sylveon Stats and Evolution

1st Evolution 2nd Evolution

Eevee (Lv. 1)

Sylveon (Lv. 4)

Pokémon Unite Sylveon Movesets

Sylveon is one of the best attackers available in the game. It has a range of damage-dealing moves in its closet. Sylveon’s high offense, scoring, and support make it indeed a top attacker.

Basic Attack

basic attack pikachu

The skill becomes a boosted attack with every third attack, dealing increased damage when increased (Eevee form). The skill becomes a boosted attack with every third attack, dealing increased damage and increasing the players’ movement speed for a short time when it hits (Sylveon form).

Passive – Adaptibility/ Pixilate

Every time, a Pokemon deals or receives damage, it’s Sp. Atk is increased for a short time (Eevee form). Every time the Pokemon deals or receives damage, it’s Sp. Atk and Sp. Def is increased for a short time (Sylveon form).

Ability 1- Swift

This Normal-type move makes Eevee shoot star-shaped rays at opposing Pokemon, dealing damage to them.

Ability Choices at Level 4

At Level 4, besides the evolution of Eevee into Sylveon, Swift also gets evolved into either of the following:

Mystical FireHyper Voice
The player creates four small flames while advancing in the designated direction. The flames shoot towards the opposing Pokemon one by one, dealing damage and decreasing the opposing Pokemon’s Sp. Atk for a short time, when they hit. Each time a flame hits, it reduces the cooldown of this move.
The skill makes Sylveon unleash an attack of multiple sound waves that deal damage when they hit. The damage they deal increases the farther the target is from the user. Every time a sound wave hits, the next sound wave’s damage increases.
Upgrade: The skill increases the number of flames by one.Upgrade: The skill increases the number of sound waves by one.

Ability 2 – Baby-doll Eyes

The skill needs the player to stare at an opposing Pokémon with its baby-doll eyes, dealing damage and decreasing the opposing Pokémon’s Attack and movement speed for a short time, when this move hits.

Ability Choices at Level 6

At Level 6, either of these two moves becomes available.

Draining KissCalm Mind
It has the skill to blow a kiss at an opposing Pokémon, that goes back and forth between the player and the opposing Pokémon multiple times. When the kiss touches the player, it restores its HP.

When it hits the opposing Pokémon, it deals damage to it and decreases its movement speed for a short time. If the player and the opposing Pokémon move too far away from each other, the kiss will disappear faster than normal.
It has the player quietly focus its mind and calm its spirit to increase its Sp. Atk, Sp. Def, and movement speed for a short time.
Upgrade: It increases healing.Upgrade: Up to 3s, after using this move, if Sylveon is hit by an Enemy’s move, the damage is completely nullified and Sylveon is granted a shield.

Unite Move – Fairy Frolic

The skill will see the player jump into the air and briefly become invincible. The moment the player lands, it deals damage to opposing Pokémon in the area of effect and restores its own HP. For a short time afterward, a set percentage of damage dealt by the user is converted into HP for the user.

Best items for Sylveon in Pokémon Unite

Further in this guide, we will discuss the best-held items for Sylveon in Pokémon Unite, as well as its best battle item.

Best Held Items

Item(s)Why it’s useful
Sp. Atk. SpecsEvery time Sylveon would score a goal, the Sp. Attack would increase.
Choice SpecsThe skill increases the damage of moves by a certain amount when they hit. The higher the Pokemon’s SP. Atk., the more the damage increases.
Wise GlassesThe skill increases the Sp. Atk. by a certain percentage.

Besides the above-suggested builds, a Sylveon player may also use the following item builds:

  • Sp. Atk Specs, Focus Band, Score Shield.
  • Wise Glasses, Choice Specs, Focus Band.
  • Shell Bell, Wise Glasses, Sp. Atk. Specs.
  • Choice Specs, Focus Band, Assault Vest.

Best Battle Items

  • Eject Button: It helps Sylveon to quickly move to a designated place when retreating or chasing opponents.
  • Slow Smoke: The smokescreen massively decreases the opponent’s movement and standard attack speed for a while over a large area.
  • X-Attack: Although not a priority, the item might help boost Sylveon’s attack, when countering several enemies or bosses.

Pokémon Unite Sylveon Gameplay Tips

Our Pokémon Unite Sylveon Guide would now discuss how to play or a perfect game plan for the Pokemon, across the game. The following division has two sections of the early and late game, which players must make sure to read, till the end.

Early Game

The game starts as an Eevee who has a different Basic and Passive attack than its evolutionary form. This might suggest a possible addition of other Eevee forms in the game in the future. Predictions apart, as of now, Eevee has to use either Swift or Baby-Doll eyes. Both are equally good damaging moves, especially for wild Aipoms and Corphish. After that at Level 4, which is pretty much early in the game, Eevee evolves into Sylveon.

Pokémon Unite Sylveon Guide Early Game
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Players must try to evolve within the first 2 minutes of the game, and not later than that. Swift evolves into either Mystical Fire or Hyper Voice. The former may serve as a dual dash and damage-type move. Whereas, Hyper Voice is indeed a useful move for Boss fights, or when an enemy is chasing Sylveon. Since the top lane is preferable for Sylveon, players should take on Rotom and also score as many goals as possible. They must level up as fast as possible and target opponent attackers. One must try to avoid allrounders, especially early in the game.

Late Game

A couple of levels later at Level 6, a choice has to be made between either Draining Kiss or Calm Mind. The former one is no doubt the more popular choice for its sure-hit nature. However, Calm Mind can be very useful during the Final stretch or intense team battles. Do choose according to the game plan. The Unite move can b very useful during the Zapdos fight kill steal. A Unite move and Calm Mind combo can also do wonders.

Pokémon Unite Sylveon Guide
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Positioning of Sylveon

The best path for Sylveon would be the top or bottom lane. Be it either of its evolutionary stages, the moves Sylveon has are really powerful for an attacker. Focus on farming the bottom lane Aipoms and Audinos. The cluster of Combees and Vespiqueen should be hunted down as much as possible for early evolution into Sylveon. The attacking capabilities of Sylveon shouldn’t be wasted in the jungle.

Sylveon with other Pokémon

Our Pokémon Unite Sylveon guide would also talk about the relationship between Sylveon and other Pokémon.

Best synergies with Sylveon

Sylveon is a Pokemon who would definitely need an adventure partner being an attacker.

PokémonBenefits
MamoswineThe freezing moves and high endurance is a perfect companion for Sylveon.
SnorlaxThe shielding moves on opponents would help Sylveon have some kills. Snorlax being a defender would also take in a lot of damage.
EldegossWould help Sylveon heal after battles besides also providing speed boosts or shields.

Pokemon which are strong and weak against Sylveon

Pokémon that Sylveon countersPokémon that counters Sylveon
Gardevoir Crustle
Decidueye Wigglytuff
Pikachu Trevenant
 Gengar Aegislash
 Hoopa Duraludon
CramorantVenusaur

Pokémon Unite Sylveon: Tips, tricks and strategies

Our Pokémon Unite Sylveon guide includes the perfect game plan for the early and late game during the Unite battles.

  1. First and foremost, players should not venture alone, not especially into the enemy territory.
  2. They must use Slow Smoke and Hyper Voice for a deadly combo.
  3. They must use Mystical Fire for quick retreats. An Eject Button won’t be necessary for this instance.
  4. While using Hyper Voice, the movement of Sylveon’s face is unidirectional, hence it can be used to chase enemies while retreating.
  5. Slow Smoke and Draining Kiss together can also create a great combo.
  6. The Unite move, though a bit funny way to use it, can be used to jump over walls.
  7. As said, in a gist, level up as early as possible, score plenty of goals, and most importantly, play as a team’s attacker.

Final Thoughts

Players must keep all the valuable points in mind while playing with Sylveon. It is indeed a gifted attacker and a perfect handler might make up a perfect team with it.

That’s all for today’s Pokémon Unite Sylveon Guide. Do you prefer to use Sylveon in any other way? Let us know in the comment section below!

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