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What is a good moveset for Luxray?

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I've managed to EV train mine so that Sp. Attack and Attack are pretty much equal. It has the ability Intimidate. It knows:

Thunderbolt: Good power, high accuracy, STAB, chance to paralyze, can hit Pokemon using Fly.

Ice Fang: Decent power, chance to cause flinching or freezing, used to deal with Ground types.

Crunch: Good powe, high accuracy, decent chance to lower defense, type coverage.

Return: High power, high accuracy, helps against Pokemon that the other moves aren't very effective against.

Luxray learnset

asked Jul 24, 2010 by trachy
edited Jul 2, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion

14 Answers

4 votes

Gen V

Luxray (M) @ Flame Orb

Trait: Guts

EVs: 128 HP / 252 Atk / 64 Def / 64 SDef

Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)

  • Wild Charge
  • Facade
  • Ice Fang
  • Crunch
answered Jun 19, 2011 by trachy
edited Aug 6, 2011 by trachy
i voted up
flame orb negates facade
not with guts
Wow, nowadays any DW Pokemon will have guts!  Sweet!
4 votes


Item: Life orb
Nature: Jolly
EVs: 252 Attack, 252 Speed, 6 hp

Ice-fang: Coverage

Wild-charge: STAB

Crunch: Coverage

Fire-fang/Super-power/T-wave: Coverage or Status

answered Aug 6, 2011 by Speed freak
edited Apr 26, 2012 by Speed freak
*Throws ability out window*
3 votes

Here's a physical set from Gen 4:

Spark (not very powerful but your only Electric option really)
Ice Fang

Magnet Rise is a great option - basically gives you zero weaknesses :D You could also replace Spark or Superpower with a status move like Double Team or Toxic or Swagger (with Persim/Lum berry).

answered Aug 6, 2011 by Pokemaster
LUXRAY COULD LEARN MAGNET RISE!!!!!!??????????????????
I DIDN"T KNEW THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thunder Fang could replace Spark for less accuracy but the chance of flinching. Other than that, there's no difference between them.
Best troll ever
1 vote

Thunderbolt-since yours has SP ATK EVs

light screen-boost special defense

ice fang-cover ground weakness

thunder wave//return-wave if you want to slow down enemies, , return if you don't want to electric moves

answered Jul 24, 2010 by DarkTyphlosion
I don't think it can learn Reflect.
Crap I meant light screen. But he has decent SP DEF. (even though they are equal
1 vote



Sleep Talk
Ice Fang



Item:Life Orb

Signal Beam/Ice Fang

answered Mar 17, 2012 by Mr.Bombastic
1 vote

Luxray @ Choice Band
Ability: Intimidate/Rivalry
Nature: Adamant
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

  • Wild Charge
  • Ice Fang
  • Superpower
  • Volt Switch

Wild Charge is pretty much the best STAB option for Luxray.
Ice Fang hits Grass types, and gives Luxray the coverage of electric and ice, which is pretty cool.
Superpower gives further coverage, also hitting Steel types.
Volt Switch is for when you predict a switch, you can gain switch advantage.
Intimidate is more reliable than Rivalry, though Rivalry can be used to boost the power of all of Luxray's moves if the opponent is the same gender, but it will lose some power if the opponent is the opposite gender, so this won't always work out.

answered May 31, 2012 by Hex
1 vote

Well, here's mine:

Trait: Intimidate

Main stat: Attack

Item: Leftovers

Thunder wave: Good effect with paralysis.
Swagger: Works well with Thunder wave, low chance of attacking.
Crunch: Good chance of lowering defense, covers psychic and ghost types.
Wild charge: Use only when foe has below half HP, Leftovers will cover up recoil.

answered Dec 17, 2012 by Luxray747
1 vote

My Luxray (nicknamed Spike) has the Intimidate ability as well. Right now it knows:

Discharge (Physical, might paralyze)
Hyper Beam (Physical, but needs recharge. For grass and ground types)
Double Team (Stat, raises evasiveness)
Flash (Stat, lowers accuracy of foe)

If you don't want to use Flash or Double Team, replace one of them with Swords Dance. I like having those two because they make it very hard for opponents to hit Spike, which helps save him from the recharge needed by Hyper Beam.

answered Aug 12, 2013 by theartbook35
reshown Aug 12, 2013 by ƒιzz
Lol. Replace one with Swords Dance? No thank you. Both are special moves. xD
I run into people who hate on double team a lot, which is why I suggested swords dance instead.
Luxraay is NOT special
^ Luxray's special attack may not be the highest, but with the right training it isn't low either. I replaced Discharge with Thunder, and building up stats with Flash and Double Team helps make up for Thunder's accuracy and Hyper Beam's recharge. Only type I can't beat is rock types, Luxray remains my most used and highest level Pokemon my main team.
1 vote

Here is my set. This is for my Pokémon story, but I still like the set. Not sure about Competitive Play but I think it has what it takes.

Luxray (M) @ Razor Fang
Ability: Rivalry
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpA
Lonely Nature
- Electric Terrain
- Wild Charge
- Giga Impact/Crunch
- Volt Switch/Ice Fang

Electric Terrain: If you have just a chance, just one little chance, you can set up and hit with a very deadly Wild Charge. And plus, no sleeping always helps. Sleep Powder Liligant got nothin' on Luxray.

Wild Charge: STAB, very powerful and deadly alongside Electric Terrain.

Giga Impact: Very powerful and is Normal, so it can hit almost every Pokémon, except for Ghosts. It also hits everything that Electric doesn't touch.

Crunch: Less powerful than Giga Impact, but its coverage is wider than it.

Volt Switch: STAB, also if you want to get out of bad scenarios.

answered Aug 29, 2014 by BlazeShadowheart
edited Aug 30, 2014 by BlazeShadowheart
Good set, but remove Volt Switch and add Ice Fang.  It gives Luxray great coverage.
Oh, and I would remove Giga Impact since it requires a turn to recharge, which is bad when used competitively.
Yeah, I was considering Giga Impact as a "last resort move", but coverage comes first. That is why I put Crunch as a second option. If anyone wants to use Giga Impact as a last resort or use Crunch for coverage for Golurk and others, its up to them. I use Crunch on my competive team though. And I agree, Ice Fang is better than Volt Switch when it comes to priority, but Volt Switch helps switch out during bad scenarios, but most likely, that would be inevitable. So you're right, Ice Fang is a better option.
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My Luxray knows:
Thunderbolt: STAB, great power and accuracy

Ice Fang: cover weakness against ground-type

Crunch: good power and accuracy, chance to lower Sp.Defend

and my favourite, Magnet Rise: prevent super-effective hits against ground move like earthquake for 5 turns. it can be learn in a house in Snowpoint City by shard hunter.

answered Jul 25, 2010 by Wobbuffet33
edited Jul 25, 2010 by Wobbuffet33
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Luxray @ Salac Berry
Trait: Rivalry
Evs: Speed and Attack
-Ice Fang
-Wild Charge
-Night Slash

answered May 14, 2013 by Alexjogos1999
One problem with your moveset; Luxray can't have Ice Fang and Night Slash at the same time, since no possible parent Pokemon can give it both. For an alternative Dark-type move, I would suggest Crunch. Ice Fang is its only Ice-type move, though.
Ummm, Smeargle! Sketch FTW haha
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Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -S.atk)
- Scary face
- Ice fang
- Crunch
- Wild charge
Usually, Ground type pkmns aren't too fast, so you shouldn't have any problems.

answered Aug 8, 2013 by TsubasaRC
Neither is Luxray
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Luxray @ Choice Scarf
Trait: Guts
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpA / 252 Spd
Naive Nature

  • Wild Charge
  • Ice Beam
  • Superpower
  • Crunch

Mixed Scarfer + Status Absorber :D

answered Aug 8, 2013 by JarJar~
it can learn ice beam?? i never tried
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Luxray@ Choice scarf

Role: physical scarf

Ability: Intimidate

EVs: 252 atk, 252 spe, 4def

Nature: Jolly

  • Wild charge/Spark
  • Ice fang
  • Crunch
  • Fire fang/Superpower

This set grants Luxray with the most speed possible, plus some great attacking moves.
wild charge or spark would be your main stab move, ice fang is for ground weakness, crunch is because, well, it's just a nice move, and fire fang or superpower is the same reason as crunch

answered Dec 26, 2014 by PokefanVP