Competitive Information for Ledian [Black/White]

Competitive Pokemon Black/White Movesets and Strategies for Ledian ledian
Base Stats for Ledian

Bug / Flying

Abilities:
SwarmSwarm: At 1/3 or less of its max HP, this Pokemon's attacking stat is 1.5x with Bug attacks.
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Early BirdEarly Bird: This Pokemon's sleep counter drops by 2 instead of 1.
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Iron FistIron Fist: This Pokemon's punch-based attacks have 1.2x power. Sucker Punch is not boosted.


Evolutions / Family:
Ledyba
Ledian

Weakness Chart for Bug/Flying-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
0.5x
  
  
2x
0.25x
2x
2x
  
0.25x
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
0x
2x
  
  
  
4x
  
  
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Ledian? 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.


Ledian is a pretty decent Bug and Flying-typed Pokemon. Ledian are common Pokemon to see in the BW metagame. Ledian is weak to Electric, Fire, Flying, Ice, and Rock-typed attacks.


Species: Ledian
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Swarm
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Bug Buzz / Silver Wind
- Air Cutter
- Giga Drain
- Hyper Beam

Special Sweeper Ledian (Swarm)

Ledian is a phenomenal Special Sweeper. It's designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Ledian from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Ledian's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Swarm, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Ledian's attacking stat is 1.5x with bug attacks.

Bug Buzz is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Bug-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Silver Wind is a special STAB-boosted 60-base power Bug-type move (10% chance to raise all stats by 1 stage (not acc/eva)).
Air Cutter is a special STAB-boosted 55-base power Flying-type move (high critical hit ratio. hits adjacent foes).
Giga Drain is a special 75-base power Grass-type move (Ledian recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Hyper Beam is a special 150-base power Normal-type move (Ledian cannot move next turn).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Ledian? 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.


Species: Ledian
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Swarm
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Air Cutter
- Bug Buzz / Silver Wind
- Giga Drain
- Hyper Beam

Doubles Special Sweeper Ledian (Swarm)

Ledian is a spectacular Special Sweeper. It tries to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Ledian from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Ledian's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Swarm, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Ledian's attacking stat is 1.5x with bug attacks.

Air Cutter is a special STAB-boosted 55-base power Flying-type move (high critical hit ratio. hits adjacent foes).
Bug Buzz is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Bug-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Silver Wind is a special STAB-boosted 60-base power Bug-type move (10% chance to raise all stats by 1 stage (not acc/eva)).
Giga Drain is a special 75-base power Grass-type move (Ledian recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Hyper Beam is a special 150-base power Normal-type move (Ledian cannot move next turn).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Ledian 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
Air Cutter
55
95%
25
High critical hit ratio. Hits adjacent foes.
Bug Buzz
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Focus Blast
120
70%
5
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Giga Drain
75
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Ominous Wind
60
100%
5
10% chance to raise all stats by 1 (not acc/eva).
Psybeam
65
100%
20
10% chance to confuse the target.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Silver Wind
60
100%
5
10% chance to raise all stats by 1 (not acc/eva).
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Solar Beam
120
100%
10
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2. No charge in sunlight.
Struggle Bug
30
100%
20
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 1.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Uproar
90
100%
10
Lasts 3 turns. Active Pokemon cannot fall asleep.
Acrobatics
55
100%
15
Power doubles if the user has no held item.
Aerial Ace
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Bide
--
--
10
Waits 2 turns; deals double the damage taken.
Brick Break
75
100%
15
Destroys screens, unless the target is immune.
Bug Bite
60
100%
20
User steals and eats the target's Berry.
Comet Punch
18
85%
15
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Dig
80
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Dizzy Punch
70
100%
10
20% chance to confuse the target.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 33% recoil.
Drain Punch
75
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Dynamic Punch
100
50%
5
100% chance to confuse the target.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Fling
--
100%
10
Flings the user's item at the target. Power varies.
Focus Punch
150
100%
20
Fails if the user takes damage before it hits.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Ice Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to freeze the target.
Knock Off
20
100%
20
Removes the target's held item.
Mach Punch
40
100%
30
Usually goes first.
Mega Punch
80
85%
20
No additional effect.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Rock Smash
40
100%
15
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Rollout
30
90%
20
Power doubles with each hit. Repeats for 5 turns.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% chance acc -1)
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Tackle
50
100%
35
No additional effect.
Thief
40
100%
10
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Thunder Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
U-turn
70
100%
20
User switches out after damaging the target.
Agility
--
--
30
Raises the user's Speed by 2.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Baton Pass
--
--
40
User switches, passing stat changes and more.
Captivate
--
100%
20
Lowers the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 2 if opposite gender.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Encore
--
100%
5
Target repeats its last move for its next 3 turns.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Flash
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Light Screen
--
--
30
For 5 turns, special damage to allies is halved.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Reflect
--
--
20
For 5 turns, physical damage to allies is halved.
Refresh
--
--
20
User cures its burn, poison, or paralysis.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Roost
--
--
10
Heals 50% HP. Flying-type removed 'til turn ends.
Safeguard
--
--
25
For 5 turns, protects user's party from status.
Screech
--
85%
40
Lowers the target's Defense by 2.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
String Shot
--
95%
40
Lowers the foe(s) Speed by 1.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Sunny Day
--
--
5
For 5 turns, intense sunlight powers Fire moves.
Supersonic
--
55%
20
Causes the target to become confused.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Swords Dance
--
--
30
Raises the user's Attack by 2.
Tailwind
--
--
30
For 4 turns, allies' Speed is doubled.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Ledian 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 Ledian

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