Competitive Information for Lanturn [Black/White]

Competitive Pokemon Black/White Movesets and Strategies for Lanturn lanturn
Base Stats for Lanturn

Water / Electric

Abilities:
Volt AbsorbVolt Absorb: This Pokemon heals 1/4 of its max HP when hit by Electric moves; Electric immunity.
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IlluminateIlluminate: No competitive use.
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Water AbsorbWater Absorb: This Pokemon heals 1/4 of its max HP when hit by Water moves; Water immunity.


Evolutions / Family:
Chinchou
Lanturn

Weakness Chart for Water/Electric-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
  
  
  
  
  
0.5x
0.5x
  
2x
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
2x
0.5x
  
  
  
  
0.25x
0.5x
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Lanturn? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Black/White Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Black/White generation metagame.


Common team mates for Lanturn in Pokemon Black/White:

TerrakionScizorSalamenceBreloomDonphanLucarioWeavileConkeldurrHydreigonHaxorusEspeonVaporeon


Lanturn is a fabulous Water and Electric-typed Pokemon. Lanturn are common Pokemon to see in the BW metagame. Lanturn's only type-related weaknesses are Grass and Ground.


Species: Lanturn
Item: Expert Belt / Leftovers
Ability: Water Absorb
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 252 Hp / 4 Atk / 252 SpA
Moveset:
- Hydro Pump / Scald
- Thunder
- Ice Beam
- Volt Switch / Thunder Wave

Special Tank Lanturn (Analytic)

Lanturn is popular Special Tank. It's goal is to take a large amount of hits from special attacks while dealing some decent damage. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Lanturn last longer regaining it's it's HP every turn. With Water Absorb, Lanturn heals 1/4 of its max hp when hit by water moves; water immunity.

Hydro Pump is a special STAB-boosted 120-base power Water-type move that deals a colossal amount of damage.
Scald is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (30% chance to burn the target).
Thunder is a special STAB-boosted 120-base power Electric-type move (30% chance to paralyze. can't miss in rain).
Ice Beam is a special 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Volt Switch is a special STAB-boosted 70-base power Electric-type move (Lanturn switches out after damaging the target).
Thunder Wave is a status move (paralyzes the target).




Species: Lanturn
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Volt Absorb
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Wild Charge / Spark
- Aqua Tail / Waterfall
- Double-Edge / Return
- Sucker Punch

Physical Sweeper Lanturn (Volt Absorb)

Lanturn is a stupendous Physical Sweeper. It attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Lanturn's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Volt Absorb, Lanturn heals 1/4 of its max hp when hit by electric moves; electric immunity.

Wild Charge is a physical STAB-boosted 90-base power Electric-type move (has 1/4 recoil).
Spark is a physical STAB-boosted 65-base power Electric-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).
Aqua Tail is a physical STAB-boosted 90-base power Water-type move that deals a substantial amount of damage.
Waterfall is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 33% recoil).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Sucker Punch is a physical priority-increased 80-base power Dark-type move (usually goes first. fails if target is not attacking).




Species: Lanturn
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Volt Absorb
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Surf / Scald
- Thunderbolt / Discharge
- Ice Beam
- Signal Beam

Special Sweeper Lanturn (Volt Absorb)

Lanturn is a marvelous Special Sweeper. It tries to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Lanturn's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Volt Absorb, Lanturn heals 1/4 of its max hp when hit by electric moves; electric immunity.

Surf is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Water-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. double damage on dive).
Scald is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (30% chance to burn the target).
Thunderbolt is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
Discharge is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Electric-type move (30% chance to paralyze adjacent pokemon).
Ice Beam is a special 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Signal Beam is a special 75-base power Bug-type move (10% chance to confuse the target).




Species: Lanturn
Item: Leftovers
Ability: Volt Absorb
Nature: Calm (+SpD, -Atk)
EVs: 64 Hp / 192 SpA / 252 SpD
Moveset:
- Scald
- Thunder Wave
- Thunderbolt
- Ice Beam

Lanturn Special Tank (Defensive Lanturn)

Lanturn is a marvelous Special Tank. This moveset is designed to take a decent amount of hits from special attacks while dealing some decent damage. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Lanturn last longer regaining it's health every turn. With Volt Absorb, Lanturn heals 1/4 of its max hp when hit by electric moves; electric immunity.

Scald is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (30% chance to burn the target).
Thunder Wave is a status move (paralyzes the target).
Thunderbolt is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
Ice Beam is a special 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).




Species: Lanturn
Item: Life Orb / Damp Rock
Ability: Water Absorb
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 252 Hp / 252 SpA / 4 Spe
Moveset:
- Scald
- Signal Beam / Thunderbolt
- Rain Dance
- Thunder

Lanturn Special Tank (Rainy Angler)**

Lanturn is popular Special Tank. It's designed to take a nice amount of hits from special attacks while dealing some decent damage. Life Orb boosts the power of Lanturn's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Water Absorb, Lanturn heals 1/4 of its max hp when hit by water moves; water immunity.

Scald is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (30% chance to burn the target).
Signal Beam is a special 75-base power Bug-type move (10% chance to confuse the target).
Thunderbolt is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
Rain Dance is a status move (for 5 turns, heavy rain powers water moves).
Thunder is a special STAB-boosted 120-base power Electric-type move (30% chance to paralyze. can't miss in rain).




Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Lanturn? These builds have been optimized for Black/White Double Battles. They have movesets and EVs specifically calibrated to generally work best versus multiple Pokemon at once as well as helping to support other team members and allys in the Black/White generation metagame.


Common team mates for Lanturn in Pokemon Black/White:

TerrakionScizorSalamenceBreloomDonphanLucarioWeavileConkeldurrHydreigonHaxorusEspeonVaporeon


Species: Lanturn
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Volt Absorb
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Wild Charge / Spark
- Aqua Tail / Waterfall
- Double-Edge / Return
- Sucker Punch

Doubles Physical Sweeper Lanturn (Volt Absorb)

Lanturn is a notable Physical Sweeper. This moveset attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Lanturn's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Volt Absorb, Lanturn heals 1/4 of its max hp when hit by electric moves; electric immunity.

Wild Charge is a physical STAB-boosted 90-base power Electric-type move (has 1/4 recoil).
Spark is a physical STAB-boosted 65-base power Electric-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).
Aqua Tail is a physical STAB-boosted 90-base power Water-type move that deals a hefty amount of damage.
Waterfall is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 33% recoil).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Sucker Punch is a physical priority-increased 80-base power Dark-type move (usually goes first. fails if target is not attacking).




Species: Lanturn
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Volt Absorb
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Surf / Scald
- Discharge / Thunderbolt
- Icy Wind / Ice Beam
- Signal Beam

Doubles Special Sweeper Lanturn (Volt Absorb)

Lanturn is a wonderful Special Sweeper. It is meant to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Lanturn's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Volt Absorb, Lanturn heals 1/4 of its max hp when hit by electric moves; electric immunity.

Surf is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Water-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. double damage on dive).
Scald is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (30% chance to burn the target).
Discharge is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Electric-type move (30% chance to paralyze adjacent pokemon).
Thunderbolt is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
Icy Wind is a special 55-base power Ice-type move (100% chance to lower the foes speed by 1 stage).
Ice Beam is a special 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Signal Beam is a special 75-base power Bug-type move (10% chance to confuse the target).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Lanturn learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Blizzard
120
70%
5
10% chance to freeze foe(s). Can't miss in hail.
Brine
65
100%
10
Power doubles if the target's HP is 50% or less.
Bubble
20
100%
30
10% chance to lower the foe(s) Speed by 1.
Bubble Beam
65
100%
20
10% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Charge Beam
50
90%
10
70% chance to raise the user's Sp. Atk by 1.
Discharge
80
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze adjacent Pokemon.
Electro Ball
--
100%
10
More power the faster the user is than the target.
Hydro Pump
120
80%
5
No additional effect.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Ice Beam
95
100%
10
10% chance to freeze the target.
Icy Wind
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Speed by 1.
Psybeam
65
100%
20
10% chance to confuse the target.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Scald
80
100%
15
30% chance to burn the target.
Shock Wave
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Signal Beam
75
100%
15
10% chance to confuse the target.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Spit Up
--
100%
10
More power with more uses of Stockpile.
Surf
95
100%
15
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dive.
Thunder
120
70%
10
30% chance to paralyze. Can't miss in rain.
Thunderbolt
95
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Volt Switch
70
100%
20
User switches out after damaging the target.
Water Gun
40
100%
25
No additional effect.
Water Pulse
60
100%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
Whirlpool
35
85%
15
Traps and damages the target for 4-5 turns.
Aqua Tail
90
90%
10
No additional effect.
Bounce
85
85%
5
Bounces turn 1. Hits turn 2. 30% paralyze.
Dive
80
100%
10
Dives underwater turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 33% recoil.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Flail
--
100%
15
More power the less HP the user has left.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% chance acc -1)
Spark
65
100%
20
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Sucker Punch
80
100%
5
Usually goes first. Fails if target is not attacking.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Waterfall
80
100%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Wild Charge
90
100%
15
Has 1/4 recoil.
Agility
--
--
30
Raises the user's Speed by 2.
Amnesia
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Def by 2.
Aqua Ring
--
--
20
User recovers 1/16 max HP per turn.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Captivate
--
100%
20
Lowers the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 2 if opposite gender.
Charge
--
--
20
+1 SpD, user's Electric move next turn 2x power.
Confuse Ray
--
100%
10
Confuses the target.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Flash
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Hail
--
--
10
For 5 turns, hail crashes down.
Heal Bell
--
--
5
Cures the user's party of all status conditions.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Mist
--
--
30
For 5 turns, protects user's party from stat drops.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Screech
--
85%
40
Lowers the target's Defense by 2.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Stockpile
--
--
20
Raises user's Defense, Sp. Def by 1. Max 3 uses.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Supersonic
--
55%
20
Causes the target to become confused.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Swallow
--
--
10
Heals the user based on uses of Stockpile.
Thunder Wave
--
100%
20
Paralyzes the target.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Lanturn can perform in Black/White. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.


Competitive BW Move and Ability Combos for Lanturn

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