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I'm already using her in my playthrough, her Return hits hard.

I'm going to teach Ice Punch and Thunder Punch to her.

Hasn't it been established that you can use almost anything ingame and it can work?
Is there a good reason to use Lopunny instead of Cinccino or Braviary?
I'm playing Black 2, so there is no Braviary.
I choose her cause she can learn Elemental Punches for coverage and a additional Fighting type move (Jump Kick) for more coverage (Normal, Ice, Steel, Rock and Dark types)

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Lopunny is viable ingame because most Pokemon are (see HTs comment).

If you want me to tell you why Lopunny is good, it has high speed, decent attack, and STAB Return like you stated hits hard ingame at high friendship.

But really to tell if a Pokemon is viable ingame, just make sure its fairly easy to level up (Lopunny is), easy to evolve (if it can), and it can learn a decent amount of attacking moves. I’m straying away from the subject at hand because it’s fairly unnecessary to ask if a Pokemon is viable ingame when almost all Pokemon are. Heck, they could even not fit the basic standards that a stated above (I beat a game with Umbreon on my team, and I’m using Eviolite Rhydon for the same purpose). A little note: overleveling does wonders.

If you like using Lopunny, then use it. Your reason you stated for using it is good too (the coverage options).

I hope this helps, and in the future keep in mind that ingame just use the Pokemon that you like and will fit your playstyle/team <3

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I don't think Lopunny counts as "easy to evolve". Also high attack stats are more important than learning a lot of attack moves. Wide movepools are not very useful when none of the moves do a lot of damage.
I never said it counted as easy to evolve why do you think I put what I did in parenthesis?
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100 Atk Lopunny Return vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Glalie: 58-70 (37.4 - 45.1%) -- guaranteed 3HKO
100 Atk Lopunny Fire Punch vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Glalie: 58-70 (37.4 - 45.1%) -- guaranteed 3HKO
100 Atk Unfezant Return vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Glalie: 76-90 (49 - 58%) -- 95.3% chance to 2HKO
100 Atk Stoutland Return vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Glalie: 73-87 (47 - 56.1%) -- 76.2% chance to 2HKO
100 Atk Cinccino Tail Slap (5 hits) vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Glalie: 90-110 (58 - 70.9%) -- approx. 2HKO

As multiple people have already said, you can finish the game by using a Lopunny. However, Lopunny is so much worse than the other options that Lopunny's super effective moves do less damage than their STAB moves.