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If you have a good competitive moveset for Lopunny, post an answer below and upvote the best ones. Movesets for its pre-evolutions, if any, can also be shared on this thread.

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Lopunny Pokédex and learnset for reference.


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I knew someone would get it. :)
umm it can't hold a toxic orb because of klutz
Toxic is way better than switcheroo. What if your opponent gives you an assault vest or a choice item? Toxic is much safer, even with the 90% accuracy. If you are going to switcheroo something, give it a lagging tail or an assault vest or a burn orb. Don't waste it on atoxic orb.
Plus nour the top gallade that's not how it works. You can hold the toxic orb, klutz just prevents it from poisoning you. And I misspelled poison and autocorrect had to save me. I think your bad grammer is rubbing off on me.
sorry, wrong thing :/

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Toxic- she's got defense


return/bounce-If you want a fighting coverage, not very good as it's 2 turns, I'd go with return, Better power and STAB, plus, you need happiness to evolve anyway

rest/attract/magic coat-rest to keep her healthy, or attract to further hinder foes, or magic coat if you din't need stuff getting in your way

or if you want to be a real jerk (good for fun, but I wouldn't use this competetively)




shadow ball-just in case you find a ghost type that quick attack won't hit.

(other useful attacks)

baton pass-can pass agility for epic sweeping

switcheroo-works well with ability

Agility-boost speed, can be passed


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Thx, why do they give movesets for nonevolvd pokemon. (Said Sarcastically)Geniuses., there are many on Smogon.com.
That's for the petite cup. Since a lot of people get tired of seeing the same pokemon and movesets in competetive battling, they agree to use level 50 and only unevolved pokemon, like I would have to use cyndaquil instead of typhlosion, and you would have to use aron and mudkip. it's just to change things up a bit. PIkachu is practilly uber in that sense since it has the light ball to double its power.
you dont really need shadow ball. I suggest foreseight. it allows fighting and normal type moves to hit ghosts. i am using it on my lopunny. with lopunnys naturally high speed stat, it can go first using foreseight, then attack with return. a stab move that cant hit ghost types. i prefer that move.
Why not Hidden Power (flying/psychic) as the type coverage?
what if its mega?
3 votes

Lopunny (F) @Lopunnite
Nature- Adamant
Ev's- 252Spd 252Atk 4Hp

Fake Out
Last Resort

That's it!

What if you run out of PP? But honestly, abusing Last Resort is a good idea!
@EpicMegaKiller this set maily for bss
Ha best moveset ever!!!!!!!!!!!
hey this is amazing this will sweep all the pokemon in maybe 1 hit so like 1 punch man
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Gen V

Lopunny (F) @ Flame Orb
Trait: Klutz
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SDef / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
- Switcheroo
- Magic Coat
- Bounce
- Encore

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Item: Choice-specs
Ability: Cute-charm
Nature: Timid/Modest
EVs: 252 S.Attack, 252 Speed, 6 Hp


I know what you are thinking "a special set with a base 54 S.Attack?" Well it can be good because with Modest nature, full EVs in S.Attack and Choice Specs gives her 340.5 S.Attack that is not to bad for NU, with Timid it is 306.45 S.Attack. Thunderbolt and Ice-beam are for Bolt-beam-coverage. Hidden-power-(Fire) is some more coverage. Uproar is STAB.

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Salamandastron boxing hare (a reference to the Redwall book series)
Item: Leftovers
Ability: Limber/Cute-charm(Be female if you use this one)
Nature: Jolly
EVs: 252 Attack, 252 Speed, 6 Hp


No Swords-dance :( No Bulk-up :( well I guess we will have to settle for Work-up for boosting that below average Attack stat. Ice-punch and Thunder-punch are the bolt-beam coverage moves. Fire-punch and Jump-kick are for coverage if you choose Limber, but if you chose Cute-charm you can use the much better in my opinion Drain-punch which provides coverage and healing.

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I love that there are FINALLY elemental punch tutors again and a very nice set. I suggest using Power-up Punch, however because you can raise your attack while doing damage and then start sweeping with One of the elemental punches/Jump kick or Drain Punch.
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lol yeah this is a great moveset
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Lopunny (F) @ Leftovers
Ability: Limber
Evs: 252 HP, 6 Def, 252 Spd
Nature: Jolly (+Spd,-Sp.Atk)
- Cosmic Power
- Toxic
- Fire Punch
- Protect/Teeter Dance

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Mega Lopunny
Item: Mega Stone
Ability: Limber
Nature: Adamant/Jolly (can't decide)
EV's: 252 Attack & Speed / 4 HP

  • Return/Frustration (AMAZING STAB!)
  • Drain Punch (Recovery STAB)
  • Ice Punch (Coverage)
  • Fake Out/Teeter Dance (First Turn Bullcrap)
This one but definite jolly, return and fake out
Mega Lopunny's ability is Scrappy
Blazing_Zekrom they meant the base ability, before you go mega. Kinda like how you would put intimidate on a mega salamence set, even if it gets aerielate after.
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Lopunny (F) @ Lopunnite
Ability: Limber ---> Scrappy
Evs: 6 HP, 252 Atk, 252 Spd
Nature: Jolly (+Spd,-Sp.Atk)
- Return
- High Jump Kick
- Ice Punch
- Thunder Punch

Return and High Jump Kick are both Ghost-hitting STAB, while Ice Punch & Thunder Punch give you a Bolt-Beam combo.

instead of thunder-punch, it should be fake-out.
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UU and below Cosmic Pass

Lopunny @ Leftovers
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Ability: Cute Charm or Limber
EVs: 248 HP / 8 Def / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Cosmic Power
- Baton Pass
- Substitute
- Frustration or Return or Drain Punch

This actually works. Just go in on something that's supposed to set up or a defensive wall that supposedly walls Mega Lopunny, but just Sub up and start set up Cosmic Powers to pass on to a sweeper.

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Mega Lopunny is a good pokémon, I have used she on competitive, and I think she suits this:

Lopunny ( F ) @ Lopunnite

Adamant Nature ( +Atk -Spa ) or Jolly Nature ( +Spe -Spa )

Fake Out - First-Turn flinch and STAB.

High Jump Kick / Drain Punch - High Jump Kick has more power, but has crash damage, Drain Punch deals damage and heals, STAB.

Ice Punch / Thunder Punch - Landorus-Therian and Gliscor, and others Dragon / Flying types are Annoying, and you can deal with them with Ice Punch. Thunder Punch deals flyings and waters.

Return / Teeter Dance - STAB and power or just annoy oponents.

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Great mega.
Ability: Scrappy
EVs in speed and attack, Jolly
Fake out
Hi jump kick
Ice/fire/thunder punch
Thunder wave

Fake out is STAB and flinches. HJK just destroys things. Choose your coverage, I like ice for dragons. TW cuts opponents speed, helping the team.

Fake out can only be used once - I much prefer having either Giga Impact or return as I have Poke Pelago maxed out (rainbow beans)
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Lopunny @ Lopunnite
Trait: Cute Charm------>Scrappy
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SAtk)
EVs: 252 Spe/252 Atk/4 HP

  • Fake Out
  • Drain Punch/High Jump Kick
  • Ice Punch
  • Return

Fake Out provides Lopunny with a quick priority move so it can mega evolve and gain its boosts. Drain Punch is for if you want more reliability on landing the move, and if you want to be healed. High Jump Kick offers Lopunny more damage. Ice Punch is good coverage move, Return is Lopunny's main power move, offering great STAB.

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My personal favorite is this

Level: 100
Item: Lopunnite
Ability (Mega): Scrappy
Nature: Adamant
Ice Punch
High Jump Kick
Fake Out

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Lopunny @Lopunnite
Ability: Scrappy
EVs: 252 Atk / 8 Spd / 248 Spe
Nature: Jolly / Adamant

  • High Jump Kick
  • Retaliate / Return
  • Quick Attack
  • Ice Punch / Thunder Punch

High Jump Kick: High power; STAB

Retaliate / Return: Return for the consistent 102 base power; retaliate for the 140 base power revenge kill. Both have STAB.

Quick Attack: Priority; STAB

Ice Punch / Thunder Punch: Both have good power and deal with flying types.

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ok. I'm not SURE if this is the best moveset, but in pvp it works quite well with my lopunny.

Item -Lopunnite/Leftovers (depends if you want yours too get stat boost or heal after attacking. (i reccomend mega evolution for this moveset, and having its nature))
Ability -Cute Charm
Nature -Impish(+Def-Sp.Atk)

Power-Up-Punch -do good damage agaisnt those Dark, Steel, Ice, Normal, and Rock types while boosting attack.
Dizzy Punch -STAB. may confuse opponent.
Ice beam -good coverage. may freeze opponent.
Bounce -avoid those fly spammers and give them a taste of their own medicine. may paralyze opponent.

ok...impish lowers Sp.Atk....i know. but it DOES raise defense. and gaining more stat points whiling mega evolving could be a useful boost, especially with ice beam(since its a special attack).
And using Bounce can not only paralyze the opponent, but avoid fly spammers while you come back down at hit em.(unless they avoid. but hey, this isn't high jump kick, right?)
Ice beam is good coverage, although the nature doesn't help, thats why we use mega evolution for a bit of a boost.
And Power-Up-Punch being fighting type has alot of type advantages while using it raises attack.

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This is my lopunny for 1v1 battles:

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Cute Charm---->Scrappy
Adamant/Jolly nature

-Fake Out =Some first turn damage+flinch
-High Jump Kick/Drain Punch =Healing or power, both STAB
-Return =STAB
-Ice/Thunder/Fire punch =Coverage

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Lopunny @ Normalium-Z
Ability: Limber
EVs: 4 HP, 252 Atk, 252 Spe
Nature: Jolly
- Return
- Drain Punch
- Ice Punch
- Splash

Another generic Z-Splash set. Woo-hoo. Only use this if your Mega slot is already filled and you wanna use a non-Mega Lopunny for some reason.

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I would say for Lopunny

Nature: Jolly

Power Up Punch
Jump Kick (Hi Jump Kick is to risky I say)
Return (mega evolve so it can hit Gengars)
Fake Out (For a clean Mega evolve without getting hit)

This moveset sweeps!
Its not amazing in 2v2 battles though.

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EVs:252 Atk/252 Spd/4 Def
IVs:31 Atk/31 Spd-At Least
Nature:Jolly(+Spd -Sp.Atk)
Trait:Cute Charm———>Scrappy
Return-STAB-One Shot Everything
Ice Punch-Coverage
Hi Jump Kick-STAB(When Mega)
Encore-Did you just setup on me??

If your a weirdo(Like Me)

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IVs:31 Sp.Atk/31 Spd-Atleast
EVs:252 Sp.Atk/252 Spd/4 Sp.Def
Nature:Modest(+Sp.Atk -Atk)
Trait:Cute Charm
Ice Beam-Coverage

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I used this set on Showdown once, and my opponent asked me which Smogon set it was !

Rocky Helmet

Quick Attack
Thunder Wave

  1. Thunder Wave a faster opponent/use Endure to get down to 1 HP.
  2. Use Endeavor at around 1 HP on opponent.
  3. If they hit you with a contact move that KOs you before you're able to KO them with Quick Attack, Rocky Helmet will faint them.

You can use Mega Lopunny if you want to use this on Ghost-types via Scrappy.