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If you have a good competitive moveset for Ledian, 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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This thing gave me trouble with Silver Wind in Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Explorers of Sky. It always got the  all-stats boosts (like with Ancient Power) so it hit me 2-3 types in one turn and it did ridiculous damage each time (1/3 of my lvl. 52 Riolu's health).

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Generation 5

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Item: Focus-sash
Ability: Iron-fist
Nature: Jolly
EVs: 252 Attack, 252 Speed, 4 HP

Swords-dance
Drain-punch
Ice-punch
Thunder-punch

Swords-dance is boosting that awful attack stat. Drain-punch is coverage and healing. Ice-punch+Thunder-punch for Bolt beam coverage.

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I just want to say thank you so very much for this offensive set. I got a sweep with it. You are amazing. Once again thank you! :)
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Double/Triple Battle

Ledian (M) @ Light Clay
Trait: Early Bird
EVs: 252 Def / 4 SDef / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
- Tailwind
- Reflect
- Light Screen
- Safeguard

Completely team support. Dual Screen, tailwind, Safeguard.

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Gen V

Ledian (M) @ Light Clay

Trait: Early Bird

EVs: 4 HP / 252 SDef / 252 Spd

Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)

  • Knock Off
  • Light Screen
  • Reflect
  • Tailwind

Yeah, Ledian! Set up dual screens, Tailwind, then Knock Off the foe's item, and you'll have done with Ledian the equivalent of sweeping an entire team with Gyarados. Since nobody is going to attack with Ledian, Early Bird is the ability, because maybe you'll switch in on Hypnosis or something. Don't know who'd try to put Ledian to sleep, but it is still the best ability. Speed EVs, plus some defense. Light Clay is to let Dual Screens stay up longer.

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Generation 5

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Ledian (M) @ Sitrus Berry
Trait: Early Bird
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 Spd
Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk)
- Swords Dance
- Substitute
- Baton Pass
- Roost

As Trachy said, there's no sense in trying to attack with this guy.

Substitute will get you a slight bit of bulk going, atleast with a lucky resistance you won't go down too fast, Swords Dance is a nice boost to give away with baton Pass. Roost will keep you alive if you want to be that guy who passes +6 attack away.

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ledian doesn't have much to offer offensively however,it's not that bad defensively
Ledian @ Leftovers
Ability: Early Bird
EVs: 248 HP / 8 Def / 252 SpD
Calm Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Infestation
- Toxic
- Roost
- Substitute/tailwind/protect/u-turn/knock off/encore

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Disruptor

SoYaLikeJazz (Ledian) (M) @ Light Clay
Ability: Early Bird
Nature: Careful (+Sp.Def -Sp.Atk)
EVs: 252 HP, 252 Sp.Def, 4 Atk
- Reflect
- Light Screen
- Knock Off/U-Turn
- Roost/Tail Wind

(If you want a more bulky set, go for the italicized moves. If you want a more balls-to-the-walls set, go for the bolded moves.

Ledian is a mediocre mon at best. But what it can do, it does somewhat well.

With a very nice move pool, Ledian can absolutely wreck a team that wasn't prepared for it. Sporting Knock Off and Dual Screens, it can stop Sweepers in their tracks.
I personally wouldn't use it in high tiers (OU+) because it doesn't have the bulk to stand up to a physically based meta. But UU and below, it does decently well.

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Physical Ledian?!

Iron Fist
Choice Band
Jolly (-SPATT,+SPD)
252ATT/252SPD/4DEF

Drain Punch (Powered up by Iron Fist/Coverage/Recovery)
U-Turn (STAB/Pivot)
Dig (Coverage/Immunity to EQ)
Ice Punch (Powered up by Iron Fist/Coverage)

Do note, that in this age of Sun and Moon, the only way I know of to get Iron Fist Ledian is via a Bug Friend Safari in X/Y. Also, Ice Punch and Drain Punch are tutor moves exclusive to ORAS, and Dig is no longer a TM in S/M. Therefore, the above set can only be obtained before transferring to S/M!!!

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A Punching Punching Bag (Gen 7)

Ledian @ Life Orb
Ability: Iron Fist
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Swords Dance
- Agility
- Thunder Punch
- Ice Punch

Basic STABless physical-based Ledian. Life Orb + Iron Fist is a great combination. Basically, this is a double dance set with the Swords Dance + Agility set. Ledian's god-tier 35 base attack is 100% going to work for this set. Thunder Punch + Ice Punch for a bootleg BoltBeam combination. Adamant nature is chosen because Ledian needs more attack than speed to be honest.

Tanky Sweeper?

Ledian @ Assault Vest
Ability: Iron Fist
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Power-Up Punch
- Mach Punch
- Drain Punch
- Ice Punch

Self-explanatory set. Assault vest is there to make that excellent special defense useful. Power-Up Punch to rack up the crappy attack stat while still being bulky. Drain Punch to get some health while tanking hits, and Ice Punch is there, because, well, you aren't going to do much with Thunder Punch.
Jolly nature is selected because that attack'll be boosted by the Power-Up Punch anyways.
This Pokemon is just a bad Jumpluff if you try to run Acrobatics on it. Maybe I'll add another set that includes Acrobatics.

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[email protected] Policy
Ledian
Ability:Iron Fist
Nature:Adamant
EVs:252 Atk/252 Spe/4 HP
•Endure
•Acrobatics
•Drain Punch
•Knock Off
Use Endure to take a super effective hit, and the weakness policy will activate. Acrobatics is STAB and has the spectacular boost after the weakness policy is consumed. Knock Off is powerful coverage. Drain Punch is boosted by Iron Fist and recovers HP, as well as beating Rock and Ice.

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Defensive

Ledian @ Leftovers
Ability: Early Bird
EVs: 248 HP / 252 Def / 8 Spe
Calm Nature

  • Knock Off
  • Defog
  • Toxic
  • U-turn

Knock Off removes items, limiting switch-ins. Defog clears hazards. Toxic to do some meaningful damage. U-turn is a STAB move, however the STAB boost likely won't matter since Ledian is so weak. It is used as a pivoting move instead.

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Ledian @ Leftovers
Ability: Early Bird
EVs: 252 HP/252 SpDef/4 Spe
Calm Nature
-Light Screen
-Defog
-Reflect
-Baton Pass

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