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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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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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| Special Bulk Lugia |
| Item: Leftovers |
| EV's : 100 SpD / 252 Def / 20 Spe / 138 SpA |
| Moveset |
Toxic (( Slowly Decay Opponents ))
Psychic / Ice Beam / Shadow Ball (( Good Stab / Deal with Other Flying/Ground Types / Deal with Ghost's ))
Recover / Roost (( Healing Purposes ))
Aeroblast (( Stab and Good Power and High Crit. Chance ))

You want to make a specially defensive lugia... while maxing his defense?
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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 @ 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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Lugia is more of a defensive Pokemon, but why not turn defense into offense?

Pokemon: Lugia
Item: Weakness Policy
Ability: Multiscale
EVs: 252 HP/4 Sp. Def/252 Sp. Atk
Quiet Nature

  • Aeroblast
  • Psychic
  • Ancient Power
  • Hydro Pump/Calm Mind

Aeroblast and Psychic are your reliable STABs, Aeroblast with a high chance for a crit, and Psychic with a chance for a Sp. Def drop. Ancient Power has a chance to boost all of Lugia’s stats. Hydro Pump is for coverage against rock types, but Calm Mind makes Lugia even more unstoppable in offense and defense.

The EV spread makes Lugia able to hit as hard as possible, while being able to tank a super effective hit. A Quiet Nature lets Lugia do insane damage after the opponent hits Lugia with a super effective move. Multiscale helps Lugia tank a super effective hit with minimal damage. Lastly, a Weakness Policy increases attacking power to the point of insanity after being hit by a super effective move.

Hope you liked this set!

Note: I did not look at pimplup’s set while making this. So don’t call me a copycat.
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EVs: 252 HP 252 sp. attack 4 sp.defense
Nature:modest or calm
•Aeroblast: strong STAB and critical hit rate increased
•Calm Mind: with his amazing bulk, he can use this multiple times, making his Aeroblast very powerful and his special defense amazing
•Psychic: STAB, good damage
•Recover/Roost:Both heal, use roost if you like getting rid of the flying type (for the turn)and recover if you don’t

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Nature:Rash (+Sp.Atk -Sp.Def)
EVs:252 Sp.Atk/4 HP/252 Spd
Aero Blast STAB High Critical hit rate
Calm Mind Set up
Ice Beam Coverage

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

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