How to get Vanilluxe in Pokemon Go: PvP & PvE performance, best moveset, can it be shiny?

Lucas Simons
Vanilluxe Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go is filled to the brim with many options for trainers to build their teams. Vanilluxe is one of the rare Ice-type Pokemon available in the game, and here’s everything you need to know about it, including PvP/PvE stats, best moves, and other details.

For Pokemon Go trainers who want to add more variety to their gameplay, there are a lot of interesting Pokemon to add to their collections. Vanilluxe is one of said Pokemon, an Ice-type Pokemon first introduced in Generation 5 Games, and that has been fairly criticized for its design.

But, is Vanilluxe a good option in Pokemon Go? How about its performance in PvE? And what about PvP? We have put together a concise guide with all the information you need before you invest your candy and Stardust in this eccentric Ice-type snow cone.

So here’s everything you need to know about Vanilluxe in Pokemon Go, including how to get it, Stats, PvE/PvP performance, evolution, and more.

How to get Vanilluxe in Pokemon Go

Vanilluxe in the Pokemon Anime
Vanilluxe debuted in the Pokemon Anime during Episode 32 of the 15th Season.

To get Vanilluxe in Pokemon Go, trainers need to get Vanillite, feed it 25 Candy to evolve it into Vanillish, and then feed Vanillish 100 Candy to evolve it into Vanilluxe.

Vanillite is available in the wild, 5km Eggs, and Research encounters during the Winter Holiday event Part 2. So, this is the best chance to get one of the most elusive Ice types in the game.

Can Vanilluxe be shiny in Pokemon Go?

Yes, Vanilluxe and all its evolution line can be found as shiny in Pokemon Go.

Shiny Vanillite and all its evolutions debuted recently in Pokemon Go, and this is the perfect chance for trainers to get their hands on this shiny species.

Vanilluxe Pokemon Go PvP performance

No, Vanilluxe is not good in Pokemon Go PvP. Its performance is subpar, though it has some particular uses as Shield Pressure link and beating down heavy attackers like Shadow Mewtwo, Haunter, Shadow Gengar, Shadow Golurk, and Cetitan. It is certainly viable in Great League but forget about seeing it as meta in Ultra and Master League.

Best Vanilluxe Pokemon Go PvP moveset

The best moveset for Vanilluxe in Pokemon Go PvP consists of Astonish as Fast Move and Signal Beam as Charged Move. As we mentioned before, it can be a great counter against Dark and Psychic types since this moveset can debuff its opponents and cause considerable damage.

Vanilluxe Pokemon
Vanilluxe’s design is so creepy that it is often mistaken for a Ghost-type.

Vanilluxe Pokemon Go PvE performance

No, Vanilluxe is not good in Pokemon Go PvE. Its performance is below subpar, and honestly, you can get better results from any Ice-type Pokemon than from a Hundo Vanilluxe. Its ATK Stat is 218, its Def Stat is 184, and its STA is 174, so not as good as it should be for an Ice-type Pokemon.

Vanilluxe’s only forte is that it is a good option (when no other Pokemon is available) against Dragon types. Unfortunately, most of the Dragon-type Pokemon present in Raids will make a quick count of the weak Vanilluxe.

Best Vanilluxe Pokemon Go PvE moveset

Vanilluxe’s only viable moves in Pokemon Go PvE are Frost Breath as Fast Move and Blizzard as Charged Move. Reaching a TDO of 342, they are barely acceptable for a Raid team member.

Its type advantage makes its uses situational, and its only viable moveset barely reaches the average damage required to make it viable in a Raid.

All Vanilluxe Pokemon Go moves

This is a list of all Vanilluxe moves in Pokemon Go, including Fast Moves and Charged Moves:

Fast Moves

  • Frost Breath
  • Astonish

Charged Moves

  • Flash Cannon
  • Blizzard
  • Signal Beam

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About The Author

Lucas is a Games Writer for CharlieIntel, specializing in covering Pokemon, including Pokemon Scarlet & Violet, Pokemon Go, and Pokemon TCG. A former Game Reviewer and PR Liaison for HD Tecnologia (ARG), Lucas is also an Audiovisual Media Producer, Game Designer, Narrative Designer, and author, having published several books including Press Start, a guide to video game writing and world building. You can contact him at [email protected].