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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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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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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!
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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 ? )
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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

PWNYTA

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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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LUGIA [email protected] choice band / power herb
adamant nature
evs: 252 atk, 252 hp, 4 spd

FLY or SKY ATTACK
EARTHQUAKE
DRAGON TAIL or DRAGON RUSH
RETURN or RECOVER

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.

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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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Possibly my bulkiest pokemon!

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

Moveset

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

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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.

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If you have this moveset, you should consider using a wide lens.
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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 @ Yache Berry
Trait - Multiscale
Attacks -

Toxic
Substitute
Roost
Aeroblast(STAB)
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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.

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![Lugia][1]
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.
[1]: http://www.serebii.net/xy/pokemon/249.png

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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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Special set
Aeroblast - STAB
Shadow ball - Coverage
Psychic - STAB
Calm mind/Earthquake
Nature:Timid/Modest
Physical set
Earthquake - Coverage
Dragon Tail/Dragon rush - Coverage
Recover - For healing up in tight situations
Fly/Sky Attack - The only Physical STAB moves Lugia has.
Nature:Jolly/Adamant
I'd say the special set is better.

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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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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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