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What is a good Moveset for Ludicolo?

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Mine has the ability Rain Dish. It knows:

Rain Dance: To heal HP and increase power of Surf.

Surf: Good power, high accuracy, STAB.

Giga Drain: Decent power, high accuracy, heals Ludicolo, STAB.

Tickle: Lowers attack and defense.

Ludicolo learnset

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Ludicolo (M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Rain Dish
EVs: 128 HP / 96 Def / 136 SAtk / 148 SDef
Calm Nature (+SDef, -Atk)
- Boil Over
- Giga Drain
- Leech Seed
- Protect
What's Boil over?  

Ludicolo @Leftovers

Ability: Rain Dish


Giga Drain


Rain Dance

Leech Seed
@Lexard- If I'm correct, Boil over is scald.

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6 votes

Rain dance, Heal you every turn

giga drain, Heal you more

Toxic, Hurt oponet, while you are being healed

Protect, while your oponet is dying you are getting healed.

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I have to love this... It's like "Nope, Imma sit here and watch and gain health while you perish!" Lols
Is leech seed better for that set better then toxic?
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Mine has Substitute instead of tickle and I have a leftovers on it so when I use Substitute the three healing aspects help restore the lost hp

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MexicanDuckwithaPineappleonitsHead (Ludicolo) @ Choice Specs/Life Orb/Lefties

Trait: Swift Swim/Rain Dish

EVs: 252 HP / 252 SpA / 4 Spe

Modest Nature (+SpA, -Atk)

  • Hydro Pump
  • Giga Drain
  • Ice Beam
  • Focus Blast/Rain Dance

Hydro Pump is good STAB.
Giga Drain provides healing and is STAB as well.
Ice Beam gives great coverage along the dual STAB moves.
Focus Blast hits Ferrothorn.
If you're not playing in OU though, Rain Dance is an alternative to boost Ludicolo's Speed and Hydro Pump.
If using Rain Dance, a spread of 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe is viable.
Also, you can use the first EV spread with Rain Dish, still maintaining the Tank Role.
Of course if using Rain Dance, go with Life Orb or Lefties.
If in OU and using Focus Blast though, Choice Specs is viable to hit hard.

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This had to happen eventually

Doubles Rain Sweeping Ludicolo!

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Ludicolo @ Absorb Bulb/Life Orb
Ability: Swift Swim
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Rash/Modest Nature
- Hydro Pump/Surf
- Giga Drain
- Ice Beam/Focus Blast
- Fake Out/Rain Dance/Protect


Absorb Bulb is an interesting item that boosts the holder's special attack one stage if it is hit with a water move. Ludicolo can take advantage of this with a partner that knows surf, and thanks to its base 100 special defense and quad resistance surf does little damage. However, if you don't intend to run the surf+absorb bulb gimmick, Life Orb is the best option to maximize damage, and the lost HP can be fixed with Giga Drain


Hydro Pump/Surf: Water STAB, and in this case Ludicolo's main attack. Choose wisely, because missing and hitting your partner both suck (unless that partner likes being hit with water moves)
Giga Drain: This secondary STAB grants Ludicolo a means of destroying opposing water types and a means of recovery, something no other rain sweeper can boast
Ice Beam/Focus Blast: Your coverage of choice. Ice Beam is preffered as otherwise Ludicolo can't get through grass types and dragon types. However, Focus Blast may be used to nail Ferrothorn if you find it troubling.
Fake Out/Rain Dance/Protect: Fake Out is preffered, as it eases first turn rain set up for the partner mon and is essentially free damage. However, Ludicolo can set up its own rain if you like, or Protect could be used for scouting and for safety when threats like Talonflame are out and about.

Good Potential Teammates

*note: these are just a select few of the many good potential teammates Ludicolo can have

Politoed: Politoed gets special mention because it can summon rain automatically and activate absorb bulb with surf
Thundurus: Thundurus can not only summon Prankster guaranteed rain, but can also abuse rain with Thunder, take out Talonflame, and paralyze annoying things
Manectric-Mega: Ludicolo's defense is on the weaker side, so intimidate support is appreciated, and Manectric is again a good Talonflame check, which can also handle Ferrothorn as well as Scizor and Genesect with Flamethrower
Gyarados: Abuses rain well, intimidate support, paralysis support, and taunt can break through walls like Cresselia
Jirachi: Jirachi appreciates the loss of its fire weakness in rain and in return can support Ludicolo with helping hand and draw away flying and poison attacks with Follow Me.

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Finnaly a moveset that is accurate and informative
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The Quintuple S Pokemon

Item: Leftovers
Nature: Adamant
Ability: Swift-Swim
EVs: 252 Attack, 160 Speed, 98 Defense


Whats that? What is the fifth S? Well it is Sweeper. Swords-dance is for boosting that Average Attack stat. Seed-bomb is STAB. Nature-power(Which become E-quake in PO/Wi-fi), and Thunder/Ice-punch for your choice of coverage. Waterfall is more STAB.

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Rain Team Staller Ludicolo

Ludicolo (M) @ Leftovers

Trait: Rain Dish
EVs: 128 HP / 252 Def / 128 SDef
Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk)
- Leech Seed
- Protect
- Giga Drain
- Substitute

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Ludicolo (M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Rain Dish
EVs: 252 HP / 4 SAtk / 252 SDef
Calm Nature (+SDef, -Atk)
- Scald
- Giga Drain
- Leech Seed
- Protect

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Gen III.

Ludicolo @ Leftovers
Ability: Rain Dish
EVs: 252 HP / 4 SpA / 252 SpD
Calm Nature (+SpDef, -Atk)
- Surf
- Leech Seed
- Toxic
- Rain Dance

Leech Seed, Leftovers, and Rain Dish with Rain Dance will be healing Ludicolo. Toxic is to wear down the foe and Surf is Rain-boosted Stab. Giga Drain is not used because it has low PP and 60 BP in Gen III.

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Physical set

S-dance(makes his attack useable)

Seed bomb(STAB)


Rain dance(activates ability swift swim is best for this set)

Special set


Energy ball(STAB)

Focus Blast/Hp(Fighting)(Coverage)

Ice beam (coverage)

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Gen V

Ludicolo (M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Rain Dish
EVs: 128 HP / 128 SAtk / 252 SDef
Calm Nature (+SDef, -Atk)
- Leech Seed
- Substitute
- Scald
- Giga Drain

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My Ludicolo, which my friends Hate...

Ludicolo @ Big Root/Leftovers/Damp Rock
Ability: Rain Dish
- Leech Seed (Leech all the life)
- Rain Dance (Obviously)
- Giga Drain (STAB and more leech)
- Protect/Hydro Pump/Double Team (Just be annoying and un-killable, or to hit hard once you have had your fun)

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Ludicolo Rain Staller

252hp 52def 104spatk 100spdef


Rain Dish


Giga Drain -healing
Whirlpool -slow damage
Toxic -stall
Protect/Leech seed/ice beem

Probably my favorite set.
Whirlpool may seem odd but IMO it works great on ludicolo.
It gets added boost in rain, damages them each turn like toxic and it prevents them from switching which is great.

Leftovers, Leech seed, giga drain and rain dish works well every turn.

Ludicolo has great typing and is my favorite pokemon in the rain it can also do a sweeper set

@life orb
252spatk 252speed
Swift swim
.ice beam . hydro pump . energy ball/giga drain . hidden power ground

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Give it a leftovers

A ludicolo is best as staller.

It should have

-Rain Dance, for rain dish

-Leech seed, for x2 HP restore power

-Giga drain, x3 HP restore!!! Plus STAB

-Surf, Its EPIC!+STAB

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Gen 6

Role: Rain Tank

Ludico @ Leftovers / Big Root

Trait: Rain Dish

EVs: 200 HP / 200 Sp.Atk / 110 Spd

Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)

  • Hydro Pump / Surf / Scald
  • Giga Drain / Energy Ball
  • Ice Beam / Leech Seed
  • Rain Dance
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Item : Big Root
Ability : Rain Dish
EV's : 252 HP/128 Def/128 Sp. Def
Rain Dance : For Health Restore
Giga Drain : STAB, For Health Restore, Health Restore Boost
Focus Blast : Has A Chance To Lower Sp. Def
Ice Beam : May Freeze Opponent

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Specially defensive
Ability: Rain dish
EVs: 252 HP, 252 Sp.Def4 Sp.Atk
Nature: Calm
leech seed
substitute/giga drain

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Ludicolo @Leftovers
Ability: Rain Dish
EVs 128 Hp/ 244 SpAttack/ 136 Speed
Timid or Modest Nature
Item: Damp Rock
Damp rock helps extend the duration of rain dance
I say scald instead of hydropump because scald has a chance to burn
-Rain Dance
With rain dish it heals Ludicolo
-Giga Drain
Giga Drain so it can heal Ludicolo
-Ice Beam
Ice beam is coverage for flying types which are common during PVP battles

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