Heliolisk is an Electric & Normal Pokémon which evolves from Helioptile. It is vulnerable to Fighting and Ground moves. Heliolisk's strongest moveset is Quick Attack & Thunderbolt and it has a Max CP of 2,600.
"They flare their frills and generate energy. A single Heliolisk can generate sufficient electricity to power a skyscraper."
PVP Mode Explanatory Notes
PvP Moveset Explanation
Volt Switch boasts the best balance overall of moderately high energy generation and decent damage output backed by STAB. Despite its very slow animation, it's the best fast move available. Quick Attack is a step down in every aspect, and can't be Super Effective against anything. Mud Slap is an alternative move that provides useful Ground-type coverage, but lacks STAB damage and has slow energy gains.
Breaking Swipe is Heliolisk's cheapest Charged Attack and comes with a very nasty guaranteed Attack debuff. Grass Knot is recommended for its valuable coverage against Heliolisk's weakness to Ground-type Pokemon, as well as its slightly lesser energy demands compared to the rest of its Charge Move. However, it can leave Heliolisk with some issues denting certain Steel-type Pokemon. Thunderbolt requires slightly more energy, but is the strongest move available against a neutral opponent thanks to STAB. Bulldoze isn't a particularly good attack from a stats perspective, with moderately high energy costs, but can fulfill a niche in a scenario where an Electric Pokemon has an advantage in an Electric-type mirror.
PvP Rating Explanation
Heliolisk is a unique Pokemon as an Electric/Normal type, but this typing isn't particularly synergistic. Heliolisk suffers from a poor stat distribution for PvP. High ATK does it no favors, lowering its overall bulk. Heliolisk's best niche is arguably its performance against other Electric-type Pokemon in a specific PvP format like GBL cups, with coverage against both Electric and Ground Pokemon. Just keep it away from the faster Electric-type Unova Stunfisk, as well as all Grass Pokemon period.
Heliolisk's stats and movesets aren't very favorable for Ultra League, with the same issues as it had in Great League. Breaking Swipe is a godsend for Heliolisk's reliability and potential in extended matches, though the Pokemon's overall viability remains suspect due to its frailty and general lack of resistances.
The lack of stats is a major concern for any chance at Master League, as if its slow Charge Moves weren't enough of a drawback.
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