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Lunala @ Life Orb
Type : Psychic / Ghost
Ability : Shadow Shield
Nature : Modest ( Spa+ Atk- ) / Timid ( Spe+ Atk- )
EVs : 4 Hp / 252 Spa / 252 Spe

  • Moongeist Beam
  • Psyshock / Psychic
  • Calm Mind
  • Moonblast

Moongeist Beam and Psychic are STAB. Psyshock deals with special walls like Blissey. Moonblast deals with Dark types. Calm Mind is great while dealing while dealing with special attackers, also allowing Lunala to sweep. But I recommend only using it when Lunala starts first. Life Orb is great for sweeping.

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Here is a bulkier set I just thought of to take advantage of Lunala's signature ability. This one is a doozy.


Lunala @ Leftovers
Ability: Shadow Shield (basically Multiscale)
Nature: Bold (-Attack, +Defense)
EVs: 4 Def / 252 Sp Att / 252 Speed


  • Moongeist Beam There is literally no reason to not use this move on Lunala. Next.
  • Psyshock This is mainly against Blissey, as well as the unpredictability factor.
  • Cosmic Power While Moonblast seems attractive, this set requires more bulk for its maximum troll factor. I'll explain in a moment.
  • Roost It's one thing that this restores health, but if you manage to bring your health back up to 100%, Shadow Shield will be in effect yet again, making you take even less damage on the next hit.

So the set basically dictates you to bring out Lunala, out-speed some things with that max speed EV investment, set up Cosmic Power, get hit probably, Roost, rinse and repeat. If the opportunity arises, hit some enemies with those sweet STABs in Moongeist Beam or Psyshock.


Now this set has a couple of issues that need to be addressed. For one, if you receive Stealth Rock damage before setting up Cosmic Power, then Shadow Shield will not protect you from the first hit which will likely be Ghost or Dark Type, given that they cause 4x damage. This is even a bigger problem if the opponent out-speeds you.
Secondly, any and all status will cause problems.

But then again, all sets have their flaws.

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Lunala is insane and has far more utility than Solgaleo. You can run an offensive or defensive set because it is fantastic in both. My movesets would be:

[email protected] Choice Scarf
252 SpA/252 Spe/4 HP
Timid Nature

-Moongeist Beam
-Psychic/Psyshock
-Ice Beam
-Moonblast

This is Lunala's most obvious offensive set. There is no reason to not run Moongeist Beam. Psychic/Psyshock is secondary STAB. Moonblast is for Dark types and Ice Beam is just very good coverage. Choice scarf boosts her into great speed tiers and its SpA and defenses next to its ability means that it will always ensure a kill in a battle.

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Same set I use but I'd perfer Psyshock to hit Special Walls like Blissey and I use a Life Orb. That's an upvote for you.
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[email protected] Leftovers
252 SpA/252 HP/4 Def or SpD
Modest nature

-Moongeist Beam
-Moonblast
-Roost
-Will-o-Wisp/Calm Mind/Cosmic Power

This is Lunala's defensive set with great offensive power in it (making taunt less of a worry). With Moongeist Beam being insane to Lugia and friends (it neglects Lugia's Multiscale, isn't that amazing!), Moonblast is there for Dark types. These two moves cover up her weaknesses. Roost is for reliable recovery and activation of Shadow Shield and Will-o-wisp is just one of the many big surprises this Pokemon has. Calm Mind and Cosmic Power are also recommendations for Offensive and Defensive pressure respectively. You should be wary of status conditions with this set though...

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Bulky
Lunala @ Leftovers
Ability: Shadow Shield
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpA
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Calm Mind
- Moonblast
- Moongeist Beam
- Roost

Special
Lunala @ Life Orb
Ability: Shadow Shield
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Ice Beam
- Moonblast
- Moongeist Beam
- Psyshock

Defensive
Lunala @ Leftovers
Ability: Shadow Shield
EVs: 252 HP / 4 SpA / 252 SpD
Calm Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Roost
- Moongeist Beam
- Protect
- Will-O-Wisp

Physical
Lunala @ Flying Gem
Ability: Shadow Shield
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
Adamant Nature
- Acrobatics
- Shadow Claw
- Return
- Will-O-Wisp

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Shadow Tank

Modest Nature
252 HP, 252 Sp. Attack, 6 Def
Item: Leftovers

  • Moongeist Beam
  • Psyshock/Focus Blast
  • Roost
  • Thunder Wave

So basically, the first move you use is Thunder Wave to paralyze faster targets, then, if you feel like it, spam Roost until your opponent gets fully paralyzed and you've gotten a free Roost off. Shadow Shield and max HP mean Roost will pretty much always reactivate Shadow Shield unless you're hit by a Ghost/Dark-Type move. This means that you'll be left with a full-health Lunala and free paralysis on your foe, so after that just attack using Lunala's high Sp. Attack and decent, high-powered signature move. You can rinse and repeat spamming Roost to get free turns when you feel like thanks to this combination of Thunder Wave+Roost+Shadow Shield. Focus Blast has perfect type coverage with Moongeist Beam, but Psyshock is a secondary STAB option, hits Specially defensive Pokemon hard, and helps conserve Moongeist Beam's PP (it can only be used 5-8 times per battle, and Focus Blast isn't really helping with that).

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lets see mine knows

moongeist beam: a strong move for her and to take out ghost and psychic types
moonblast: screw you dark types your ruining it
thunder: random for a moveset XD
roost: regain health

item: life orb nature modest

ok this is the worst moveset ever this was just what mine knows okay :(

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Tank Lunala
[email protected] Lum Berry/Leftovers/Psycicium-Z
Evs 252 Def 252 Sp.Def 4 Hp
Calm/Bold (Calm for Sp.Def Bold for Def)
ability Shadow shield
Moongeist Beam (Why not?)
Roost (Easy Hp and lets you use the effect of Shadow Shield again)/Magic coat if you dont like status) Also +3 Sp. Def wth Psycicium-Z)
Confuse Ray (just to be annoying)/Psychic(stab lowers opponent Sp.Def)/Psyshock (For Sp tanks)/Moonblast (Coverage from dark types and Hits Hard Chance to lower Sp Def)
Here's the Idea, You send Lunala out and start tanking up if ou get anywhere near 1/2 Hp roost. Then once you are maxed out spam Confuse ray and moongiest and confuse ray until your opponent gets you low. Using roost and lefotvers lets you use the effect of Shadow Shield over and over . This is annoying as CRAP because your Pokemon is confused and you cant deal much damage on top of having to deal with Stab Moongeist. The Z-move for mirror coat lets you use it and Raise your Sp. Def By 3 stages giving you fast defense against the Great Sp.Atk Pokemon in todays meta. (Ps I know my grammar isnt great but I'm to lazy to fix it anymore than I have :)

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Lunala @ Choice Scarf
Type : Psychic/Ghost
Trait: Shadow Shield
Nature:Timid(+Speed, -Atk)
EVs:252 Sp. Atk, 252 Speed,, 4 HP(Standard Sweeper EVs)

  • Moongeist Beam
  • Psyshock
  • Moonblast
  • Ice Beam/Flamethrower/Thunderbolt

Scarf set. This allows lunala to outspeed most of the Pokemon in the Uber tier. Moongeist Beam being an amazing move and is a must(Kinda like its a must to have Earthquake on a physical Ground type).Psychock being the psychic stab and able to hit special walls. Moonblast used to deal with darks and Ice Beam, Flamethrower and Thunderbolt being coverage. I have been seeing many life orb sets but I don't think it is is a good idea since if it's hp is reduced even slightly, a fast(or scarfed) dark or ghost will OHKO lunala. Otherwise with its ability Shadow Shield, it might survive the attack.

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Lunala @ Weakness policy
Type : dark/ghost
Ability : shadow shield
Nature : modest ( Spa+ Atk- )
Evs : 4 Hp / 252 / Spa / 252 Spe

  1. Moongeist Beam
  2. Psyshock
  3. Calm Mind/Cosmic Power
  4. Roost

This is a moveset me and a friend of mine came up with and i've used it ever since. I go in between calm mind and cosmic power, it's really up to you.

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Lunala is one of my favorite legends heres a really good moveset
EV's 252 HP 252 defense 4 spec attack
Nature bold
Item lum berry/leftovers
-moongeist beam (do I need to explain why?)
-moonblast (great coverage against dark types)
-roost (lunala is pretty defensive if it does get close to fainting just roost up)
-calm mind (raises lunalas already good spec defense and spec attack adding to lunalas amazing bulk)

This lunala is meant to be a bulky special sweeper

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