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The speed of this thing is what makes it so bad...

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Trick Room set

Lurantis @Leftovers
Trait: Leaf Guard
Brave Nature
0 IVs in speed
EVs: 252 Hp, 252 Atk, 4 SpD
- Swords Dance
- Leaf Blade
- Leech Life
- Aerial Ace/Brick Break

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Lurantis' @ Firium Z
Trait: Contrary
Timid Nature
EVs: 252 SAtk, 252 Spe, 4 SDef

  • Sunny Day
  • Leaf Storm
  • Weather Ball
  • Hidden Power Ice
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You would give a pokemon normalium Z if you wanted Z fire weather ball
Lurantis has Firium Z Because Z-Sunny Day Raises Speed By one Stage along with its usual effect so that's why it also has a timid nature. I like this set.
One stage is not enough for a very slow mon like Lurantis even after speed investment. It needs at least 2 stage in order to be a fast sweeper.
I think just in case put a sticky web on so it can work faster so I  u already have a bug type to cover your Grass
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Lurantis @Leftovers
Trait: Contrary
Modest Nature
EVs: 252 HP, 52 SAtk, 200 SDef
- Leaf Storm
- Hidden Power Fire
- Substitute
- Synthesis

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Nice set. (filler)
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Lurantis @ Weakness Policy
Ability: Leaf Guard
Nature: Mild (+Atk. -Sp. Def)
EV'S: 252 Speed, 252 Atk, 4 Def.

  • Sunny Day (Stacks with Solar Blade )

  • Solar Blade ( Stacks with sunny day.)

  • Toxic (Poisons foe.)

  • Aerial Ace (Deals with Bug-Types)

Personally, I do not like lurantis much. I think Vileplume is a better option since it has a better typing, and a slightly higher base stat. But that's just me.

Lurantis has coverage, but not much. The totem is annoying it seems, so I gave it a similar set.

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Why mild? Isn't adamant better?
I don't like the EV spread you have there. Lurantis is way to slow and bulk investment is better for it. Adamant Nature should be the nature. Weakness Policy is bad for her if you don't have any investment in bulk. I would also recommend contrary as its ability and put Leaf Storm and Leaf Blade over Solar Blade and Sunny Day. Toxic is not really necessary since its way too slow.
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Lurantis @ Grassium Z
Ability: Leaf Guard
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Def
Adamant Nature
- Leaf Blade/Solar Blade
- Leech Life/X-Scissor
- Low Sweep/Brick Break
- Sunny Day/Aerial Ace

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Lurantis Defog / Aromatherapy Support

Lurantis @ Leftovers
Ability : Leaf Guard / Contrary
EVs : 252 Hp / 108 Def / 148 SpD
Careful Nature

  • Aromatherapy
  • Defog
  • Synthesis
  • Leaf Blade / Leaf Storm

Lurantis is pretty bulky and with access to Defog and Aromatherapy, it could be a great support. Synthesis combined with Leftovers give it recovery that can allow it to last very Long in battles. Leaf Blade is STAB and is there in case of a Taunt. Leaf Storm + Contrary is an option if you would like the extra power and boosts.

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Who do i teach Defog and aromatherapy from off the same move set, i don't know what pokemon to learn it from
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Okay so I've been breaking my head for this but I managed to think of decent moveset or two for this Pokemon since it has crappy speed but here's a set
[email protected] Z
Nature: Brave (+Atk,-Spd)
Ability: Leaf guard
EVs:252Atk,126Def, and 126 Sp.Def.
-Fury Cutter
-Defog
-Sunny day
-Solar blade
I know what you're think this isn't exactly the but Fury cutter is a pretty good move to have because it lands it gets stronger it's maximum power is 160. Defog is a pretty good move as well for getting rid of stealth rocks and some other stuff that it can remove in double battles. sunny day is for it ability and for solar blade. The Flyinium Z is for the defog and it rises its accuracy and lowers evasion by one stage as well do what it does. So yeah that's the best I can think for right now.

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Does Defog remove Leech Seed? I dont remember it removing Leech Seed in my Memory.
Yeah now that I think about it doesn't remove leech seed but it is a good move for double battles though
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Not many people run this set but after a few turns in can become the most major threat
Lurantis (F) @ Assault Vest
Ability: Contrary
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 128 HP / 128 Def / 252 SpA
- Synthesis (popularity of knock off is raising, slightly gimmicky but they won't expect it if it gets removed)
- Poison Jab (to deal with sap sipper Pokemon as none resist poison and azurill line deerling line skiddo line are all weak to poison and have sap sipper)
- Leaf Storm (high power, STAB, raises SpA x2 due to contrary)
- Giga Drain (if AV doesn't get knocked off this is my recovery)
If you have any questions then ask them

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Careful Nature
252 HP, 6 Def, 252 Sp. Def
Item: Leftovers
Ability: Contrary

  • Superpower
  • Synthesis
  • Leaf Blade
  • Aromatherapy

Superpower is a decently powerful attack, and Contrary causes it to give Lurantis an Attack and Defense boost every time you use it. Lurantis has decent special bulk with investment, and having Synthesis will give it an effective form of recovery. That puts it in an ideal position to abuse Superpower, and in tandem with the Defense boosts Lurantis hopefully won't be going anywhere anytime soon. Leaf Blade is STAB, although let's be clear that Superpower is the main attack here--you won't really be using your STAB often because most of the time Lurantis just wants to build up its Attack and Defense with Superpower. To be specific Leaf Blade is mainly needed when Superpower runs low on PP. Similarly, running an extra coverage move is also a bit pointless because that's time taken away from spamming Superpower. On top of that Lurantis doesn't really have any good coverage options to speak of. Using Aromatherapy lets it support itself by healing off any burns or toxic poison it might have, and being a specially defensive cleric resistant to Scald is definitely doing it a favor in terms of team support. Aromatherapy also means that it can set up against enemy walls effectively without being too worried as to what they might do.

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Lurantis @ Leftovers / Scope Lens
Nature: Adamant
Trait: Contrary
252 HP / 252 Attack / 4 Sp. Defense

  • Leaf Blade/Petal Blizzard
  • Superpower
  • Leech Life/X-Scissor
  • Night Slash/Poison Jab/Aerial Ace

Leaf Blade and Petal Blizzard have the same power and are both STAB, however, you can go with Leaf Blade if you want the higher critical hit ratio and more support from Scope Lens, or Petal Blizzard for doubles.

Superpower has high power and works really well with Contrary, it allows Lurantis' Attack and Defense to be raised so it can take a couple more physical hits and hit harder.

Leech Life and X-Scissor have the same power, but go with Leech Life if you want more HP restored.

Night Slash, Poison Jab, and Aerial Ace are for coverage. You can go with Poison Jab for the higher power, Night Slash for the higher critical hit ratio and for Scope Lens, or Aerial Ace in case your opponent spams Minimize.

I love Lurantis a lot, but unfortunately it has really low speed. If you want to use a better pure Grass type I suggest going with Tsareena, it has better stats.

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Lurantis (F) @ Miracle Seed
EVs: 252 HP, 252 Atk, 4 Sp. Def
Nature: Brave
Ability: Contrary
-Solar Blade
-Leaf Storm
-Synthesis
-Sunny Day
You have the Miracle Seed to boost the power of Solar Blade and Leaf Storm. With the Contrary ability, your Special Attack will go up instead of down after using Leaf Storm, making it do more and more damage each time you use it. Solar Blade is Lurantis' signature move, and it's super powerful. With Sunny Day, Solar Blade doesn't need the charge-up turn, as well as Synthesis healing more HP. This set works well for any Lurantis! (BTW Lurantis is actually my favorite Pokemon!)

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Lurantis @Heat Rock
Trait: Leaf Guard
Brave Nature
5 IVs in speed
EVs: 252 Hp, 252 Atk, 4 SpD
- Swords Dance
- Leaf Blade
- Sunny Day
- X-Scissor/Low Sweep

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Lurantis lvl. 50 up Grassium Z
Any Nature
Any IV/EV
No other specific requirements
Synthesis (heals)
Solar Blade (stacks with sunny day)
Sunny Day
Ariel Ace (deals with bug/fighting/grass types)

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