Pokemon GO - Swirlix and Slurpuff PVP Analysis - Best Moveset, Max CP

The way in which Niantic has released Pokemon in Pokemon GO over the past five years has altered drastically.

Previously, as new generations were added into the game, so were the bulk of Pokemon, leaving only a handful held back. However, for the purposes of longevity, this wasn’t sustainable and Niantic changed tack.

Now, the release of Pokemon is generally linked to different in-game activities, such as the ongoing Luminous Legends X event.

This event has seen a nice range of Pokemon released in the wild, including Swirlix and Slurpuff – let’s take a look at their max CP, best movesets and meta relevance.

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Swirlix and Slurpuff Max CP and Other Details

Both Swirlix and its evolution Slurpuff are pure Fairy-type Pokemon.

This puts them in a decent place as generally, Fairy-types are pretty strong.

While they take double damage from both Steel and Poison-type moves, both Swirlix and Slurpuff resist Dragon, Bug, Dark and Fighting-type moves.

As both Dragon and Fighting Pokemon run rampant in the PVP meta, could this provide a good opening?

In terms of Max CP – they are as follows:


  • Level 40 max CP – 1179
  • Level 50 max CP – 1333


  • Level 40 max CP – 2199
  • Level 50 max CP – 2486

Swirlix/Slurpuff Best Movesets

If you plan to utilise either Swirlix or Slurpuff in Pokemon GO’s PVP modes, here are the best movesets that you should consider:


  • Tackle
  • Draining Kiss
  • Energy Ball


  • Charm
  • Thunderbolt
  • Draining Kiss

How do they fare in PVP?

While there may be a place in the meta for Spritzee, Swirlix is very much out of luck. PVPoke essentially states it’s a dud. The combination of a poor moveset and stats mean Swirlix fans are out of luck.

Slurpuff on the other hand ranks one place higher than Aromatisse in the Great League standings, so could make a dent.

Unfortunately, however, Aromatisse beats out Slurpuff in both the Ultra and Master Leagues.

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Sam Woods

Sam is the Managing Editor at DualShockers. He's been playing video games for as long as he can remember and you can regularly find him on his Nintendo Switch. When he's not playing games, he'll no doubt be suffering watching his beloved Ipswich Town.

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