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What's a good moveset for Lugia?

3 votes

Well you see I can't decide

Lugia Learnset

asked Jul 9, 2010 by altagrave08
edited Jul 17, 2011 by Pokemaster

16 Answers

18 votes

Aeroblast (STAB, high power, decent accuracy, good chance of critical-hit.)

Psychic (STAB, good power, high accuracy.)

Earthquake (High power, high accuracy, used to deal with Electric and Rock types.)

Shadow Ball (Good power, high accuracy, good for dealing with Ghost types.)

answered Jul 9, 2010 by trachy
edited Jun 28, 2011 by Pokemaster
nice set
I think Lugia is more defensive.
I have no Idea why i'm commenting this now...but maybe Earth Power for Earthquake??
Yeah nice set n cool coverage, SpAtk would be the bestsuggest
i  cant decide
2 votes

Gen V

Lugia @ Lum Berry

Trait: Multiscale

EVs: 252 HP / 64 Def / 192 Spd

Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)

  • Calm Mind
  • Recover
  • Reflect
  • Ice Beam
answered Jun 28, 2011 by trachy
This moveset only has one move that deals damage. You should put more moves that are powerful and strong.
1 vote

Sun Lugia
Lugia @ Leftovers
Trait: Multiscale
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SAtk
Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk)
- Calm Mind
- Weather Ball
- Recover
- Hidden Power [Dragon]

Weather ball Doubles in power, and also gets the 1.5x boost, effectively making it a 150 BP fire attack, getting almost perfect coverage with HP Dragon(No Dragon Pulse) on the pokemon in UBERS


answered Feb 6, 2012 by Pwnyta
edited Feb 11, 2012 by Pwnyta
are those smaller sprites ponyta or rapidash?!?
1 vote

Lugia @ Leftovers
Trait: Multiscale
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
- Thunder Wave
- Recover
- Dragon Tail
- Substitute

answered Feb 8, 2012 by Mewderator
1 vote

No WP set? I'm dissapointed.

Lugia @ Weakness Policy
Ability: Multiscale
EVs: 252 S.Atk, 252 HP, 4 Spd

Aeroblast (Powerful, accurate STAB)
Psychic/Weather Ball (STAB/Powerful weather team move)
Calm Mind (Raise mediocre S>Atk and make indestructable specially)
Recover (Healing)

answered Sep 7, 2014 by Lobster44
0 votes




ice beam

answered Jun 28, 2011 by CaribbeanPikachu1446
0 votes

LUGIA --@-- choice band / power herb
adamant nature
evs: 252 atk, 252 hp, 4 spd


fly or sky attack is your choice of stab. fly hurts a bit, but has that two turn prediction thing. while sky attack is a bit risky after you lose your power herb. and is especially risky with a choice band.
earthquake is good coverage. dragon tail and dragon rush cover the many dragons of ubers. low accuracy is something you'll face with both of them. return is for choice band for some extra neutral hits, while recover is for power herb.

answered Feb 2, 2012 by G0LD
0 votes

Item: Leftovers
Ability: Multiscale
Nature: Bold
EVs: 252 Defense, 252 S.Defense, 6 Hp


Recover is healing. Dragon-tail is Phazing. Toxic is slowly killing. Protect would be for more stalling, while Safeguard is for preventing Lugia from taking a status as well.

answered Feb 3, 2012 by Speed freak
edited Apr 24, 2012 by Speed freak
0 votes

Lugia @ Leftovers
Trait: Multiscale
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 SDef
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Ice Beam
- Thunderbolt
- AncientPower
- Aeroblast

Opposite of my Ho-oh set.

answered Mar 3, 2012 by Ninja
0 votes

Possibly my bulkiest pokemon!

Nature: Bold (+Defense, -Attack)
EVs: 150 HP, 100 Sp. Attack, 160 Defense, 100 Sp. Defense,
Item: Leftovers


Aeroblast (STAB)

Ice Beam (Gets all of those Dragon types)

Calm Mind (Lugia's bulk provides a wonderful sweeping oppurtunity)

Recover (Erm.. do I really have to explain?)

As you can see, this Lugia is meant to outlast Special Attackers, and then utterly destroy them. I'd suggest starting off with Calm Mind, then you can do your thing. SWEEP

answered Jul 12, 2012 by Giga
0 votes

Your Lugia should learn this dominate moveset:

Areoblast: 100 power and it's Lugia's signature move.

Blizzard:Destroys the dragon type and kills grass types.

Earthquake:to beat the electric and rock types

Hydro Pump: I don't have to explain beacause it's so dominate!

Hope this answer helped.

answered Aug 7, 2012 by Megaflygon
edited Nov 2, 2012 by Megaflygon
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ToxiStall Lugia

Lugia @ Leftovers
Trait: Multiscale
Calm Nature
EVs: 252 HP, 252 SDef, 4 Def
- Whirlwind
- Toxic
- Protect
- Reflect

This is a straightforward ToxiStall set. Whirlwind takes out Substitutes and stat boosts, Toxic slowly wears down health, Protect stalls even further, and Reflect helps Lugia's uninvested Defense.

answered Nov 4, 2012 by XtremeKiller
What if a Pokemon uses Taunt?
You switch out.
Instead of protect you could use roost to keep you in there for longer.
0 votes

Lugia (M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Multiscale
EVs: 120 HP / 16 Atk / 252 Def / 120 Def
Impish Nature (+Def, -SAtk)
- Swagger
- Punishment
- Thunder Wave
- Dragon Tail / Aerial Ace / Bulldoze / Dragon Rush

Swagger + Punishment for Power and Main Attacking.
Thunder Wave for crippling.

Dragon Tail can be used with Deoxys-D, who can set up Spikes 3x and Stealth Rock.
Aerial Ace for STAB and hits everytime.
Bulldoze for lowering speed, but not needed with Thunder Wave.
Dragon Rush for Power.

answered Mar 10, 2013 by alexander757575
0 votes

Lugia is one of the few effective Pokemon with a moveset like the following:

Dragon Tail
Sleep Talk

The strengths of this set are dragon tail attacks that can land first due to 110 base speed and sleep talk, whirlwind to break bulky substitutes, and rest to recover HP, set up sleep talk, and engage multiscale. This moveset works very well with leftovers and when stealth rocks or other entry hazards are in play.

answered Jun 30, 2013 by Fyermind
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Lugia @ Yache Berry
Trait - Multiscale
Attacks -


First, use Toxic. This should wear down the opponent after sometime. Thanks to Multiscale you should still be alive. Then put in a substitute. After that Roost up for max HP.

If the opponent is not fully dead but at low enough HP use Aeroblast for a good 150 power with STAB.

Predict when to put in a substitute well and you should be able to sweep a whole team. But watch out for Steel-types.

answered Sep 1, 2013 by [Dark Star] Greninja
0 votes

Timid Nature.
6HP, 252 Sp. Attack, 252 Speed
Item: Leftovers
Ability: Multiscale

  • Calm Mind
  • Roost
  • Aeroblast
  • Earth Power/Psyshock

Well, to be fair I haven't played too much Smogon Ubers, but I have used this set many times against competitively oriented Uber Teams against friends, as well as the Uber Infested Battle spot. Still. The thing I can tell you is that if you're running a Calm Mind Lugia, you really don't want to run max HP as opposed to Special Attack. This is because Lugia's Special Attack is low and Aeroblast has low PP, so having to use it excessively will lead to bad results. With max investment in Sp. Attack, Lugia is similar to Max HP Calm Mind Arceus and could therefore be seen as a replacement; Lugia is a bit slower but is bulkier overall and can hold leftovers, though because Arceus holds a plate Judgement will hit harder than Aeroblast.. But that "Bulk" is not to be excused--With a Calm Mind and Multiscale up, Lugia has over 1,000 Special Defense and nearly 600 Defense, so it's not going anywhere. In contrast, t +1 Lugia has 418 Sp. Attack, which offers decent offensive presence. Earth Power offers great coverage alongside Aeroblast, but Psyshock is another move to consider, as it has secondary STAB and can bypass an enemy's high Sp. Defense, such as when facing a Calm Mind Arceus.

answered Feb 15 by 97eml1