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If you have a good competitive moveset for Lugia, post an answer below and upvote the best ones. Movesets for any of its pre-evolutions can also be shared on this thread.

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No WP set? I'm dissapointed.

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

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

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Awesome offensive set!
now this is a good set
Calm mind and recover are already great moves together, but not all people would be running this, making it unpredictable. I like this!
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Gen V

Lugia @ Lum Berry

Trait: Multiscale

EVs: 252 HP / 64 Def / 192 Spd

Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)

  • Calm Mind
  • Recover
  • Reflect
  • Ice Beam
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This moveset only has one move that deals damage. You should put more moves that are powerful and strong.
yes but lugia is more defensive so that moveset is good but he should teach lugia toxic and forget reflect
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Item: Leftovers
Ability: Multiscale
Nature: Bold
EVs: 252 Defense, 252 S.Defense, 6 Hp

Recover
Dragon-tail
Toxic
Protect/Safeguard

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.

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Klefki? I know there wasn't a fairy in 2012 but this set might struggle to death with klefki .... ( and possibly magearna when it gets released ? )
Amazing idea! What I’d use for this set is use Toxic, then Dragon Tail, over and over again to Toxic their entire team! Then heal and start sweeping with Dragon Tail!
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Sun Lugia

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

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are those smaller sprites ponyta or rapidash?!?
Eh finally a real move set
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Lugia @ Leftovers
Trait: Multiscale
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
- Thunder Wave
- Recover
- Dragon Tail
- Substitute

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Why would you run speed or jolly on this? Better off going +DEF/-SpA or +SpD/-SpA
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NatDex AG
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Lugia
Ability:Multiscale
Nature:Calm
EVs:252 HP/252 Def/4 SpA
•Calm Mind
•Thunder Wave
•Recover/Roost
•Aeroblast

With otherworldly bulk, an ability to boosts it’s offensive capabilities as well as it’s defensive capabilities with Calm Mind, reliable recovery in Roost/Recover, Thunder wave to slow down and annoy the opponent, and Aeroblast for great STAB, this thing is amazing. It works quite well with Dynamax, having Max Airstream to do great damage and boost it’s speed.
To show it’s bulk with it’s amazing Multiscale, I give you this:

+1 252+ SpA Choice Specs Calyrex-Shadow Astral Barrage vs. 252 HP / 0+ SpD Multiscale Lugia: 361-426 (86.7 - 102.4%) -- 18.8% chance to OHKO
Possible damage amounts: (361, 366, 370, 373, 378, 382, 387, 391, 396, 399, 403, 408, 412, 417, 421, 426)

Only 18.8%

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Why no Defog and Heavy Duty Boots? Also Ice Beam hits more than Aeroblast.
Defog and Heavy Duty Boots is a completely separate set, and Ice Beam has 180 power when super effective while Aeroblast has 150 power when it isn’t even super effective. Also, notice the dynamax part.
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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.

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ToxiStall Lugia


Lugia @ Leftovers
Trait: Multiscale
Calm Nature
EVs: 252 HP, 252 SDef, 4 Def
Moves:
- 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.

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What if a Pokemon uses Taunt?
You switch out.
Instead of protect you could use roost to keep you in there for longer.
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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.

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Lugia
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.

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Trait: Multiscale
Nature: Timid (+Spe -Atk)
Evs:252HP/ 252 Spe/4 Spd

  • Aeroblast
  • Hydro pump
  • Psychic
  • Recover
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My favorite Pokemon <3
Support
Ability: Multiscale
Item: Leftovers
EVs: 252 HP, 252 Spe, 4 HP
Nature: Timid
Moves:
Aeroblast
Thunderwave/Toxic
Roost
Tail wind/defog/safeguard

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Calm mind + Wonder room
Ability: Multiscale
Item: leftovers
EVs: 252 Sp.Def, 252 Speed, 4 Sp.Atk
Nature:Timid
Moves:
Calm mind
Wonder room
Roost
Aeroblast

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Dual Screens
Ability: Multiscale
Item: Light Clay
EVs: 252 HP, 252 Speed, 4 HP
Nature: Timid
Moves:
Reflect
Light Screen
Roost
Aeroblast

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I know this is my third time but this is my last desition I am new so yeah...
Lugia:-

EVs: HP - 252 EVs , Def - 252 EVs , Sp.Def - 6 EVs

Ability: Multiscale
Nature: Bold
Holding: Leftovers
I can’t make Lugia a Physical Attacker because his Signature move, Aeroblast,Is a Special move…So Yeah…
Moveset:
Aeroblast- Great Power and Accuracy,STAB ,Good chance of a Critical Hit because of Lugia’s Speed and the move.

Roost- Better than Recover because it r Flying type temporarily so that Lugia is not weak to Ice,Rock and Electric,AND HEALS SO LUGIA SURVIVES FOR MORE LONGER.

Psychic- Great Power,STAB,Move coverage,Can lower Sp.Def of the target

Calm Mind- The Defence and HP is maxed up,so just gotta 'Bulk Up' the Sp.Def and make Lugia's Sp.Atk go crazy.Got to low HP while 'Bulking Up'?Just Roost it...

Enjoy your Lugia!

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[email protected] Orb
Nature:Rash (+Sp.Atk -Sp.Def)
EVs:252 Sp.Atk/4 HP/252 Spd
Trait:Multiscale
Moves:
Aero Blast STAB High Critical hit rate
Calm Mind Set up
Ice Beam Coverage
Surf STAB

Ok so we have Life Orb for powering up moves
Aero Blast (Signature Move Why not?)
Calm Mind Set Up
Ice Beam is 4x Super Effective against most Dragons
Surf is STAB

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Just because a pokemon has a signature move doesn't mean it's always useful.

EDIT: Surf isn't STAB because Lugia is not a Water type.
Ice Beam is not even super effective on dialga and palkia
Why Rash Nature?
You can't sacrifice your defenses when you run 252 Special Defense EVs!
You should run Modest nature. You're not using a single physical attack and you're sacrificing your defenses.
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The Unexpected (Lugia) @ Life Orb
Ability: Pressure
EVs: 248 HP / 252 SpA / 8 SpD
Modest Nature
- Recover (takes care of Life Orb recoil damage)
- Aeroblast (same type advantage boost, good accuracy, good amount of damage. Also takes care of fighting types like Blaziken and Marshadow)
- Ice Beam (for dragon types)
- Thunder (takes care of Kyogre, which is a very common Pokemon in Uber.)


Annoying Substitute (Lugia) @ Black Sludge/Flame Orb/ETC
Ability: Pressure
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Substitute
- Recover
- Toxic
- Defog/Whirlwind/Dragon Tail/Aeroblast/Flash/Trick (defog if you want to take care of hazards, Whirlwind or Dragon Tail if you want to take care of Pokemon who raise their stats, Aeroblast if you want to deal some damage and not be ruined entirely by Taunt, Flash if you just want to be annoying and Trick + Black Sludge/Flame Orb to slowly get rid of non poison types)


Calm Mind (Lugia) @ Lum Berry
Ability: Multiscale
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Modest Nature
- Calm Mind
- Recover
- Aeroblast
- Psychic


Substitute + Calm Mind (Lugia) @ Leftovers
Ability: Multiscale
EVs: 248 HP / 252 SpA / 8 SpD
Modest Nature
- Substitute
- Calm Mind
- Aeroblast/Recover
- Psychic

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Lugia set: Gen 7
Item: Letovers
Bold, 252 hp, 252 defense, 4 spd
Ability: Multiscale

Aeroblast: STAB and insane crit, power

Calm mind: To enhance the spd which isn't invested aswell as to make him a bulky sweeper

Recover/Roost: To heal up, so he can get more Calm mind in/To heal aswell as get rid of a few of his weakness

Surf/Psychic/Thunderbolt: For great coverage and power/Coverage, STAB, and power/Coverage and power

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Lugia @ Leftovers
Ability: Pressure
EVs: 252 HP / 224 Def / 32 Spe
Timid Nature
- Aeroblast
- Ice Beam
- Roost
- Calm Mind

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Lugia's crap typing can make it a great sweeper with Weakness policy.
Lugia

Lugia @ Weakness Policy
Ability: Multiscale
EVs: 248 HP / 252 Def / 8 SpA
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Calm Mind
- Roost
- Surf
- Aeroblast

Calm Mind to boost Sp. Atk/Def and Roost to reset Multiscale, and once you get hit, you start sweeping. Aeroblast and Surf give amazing coverage (910 out of 917 Pokémon!)

(Disclaimer: Marshadow is a really good counter to this build, so you're better off staying away from Gen 7 battles in Showdown.)

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