Competitive Information for Lugia [Black/White]

Competitive Pokemon Black/White Movesets and Strategies for Lugia lugia
Base Stats for Lugia

Psychic / Flying

Abilities:
PressurePressure: If this Pokemon is the target of a foe's move, that move loses one additional PP.
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MultiscaleMultiscale: If this Pokemon is at full HP, damage taken from attacks is halved.


Evolutions / Family:
Lugia

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Lugia? 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.


Lugia is a spectacular Psychic and Flying-typed Pokemon. It's pretty common to find yourself dealing with Lugia when battling in the 5th generation meta. Lugia is weak to Dark, Electric, Ghost, Ice, and Rock-typed attacks.


Species: Lugia
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Multiscale
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Return
- Zen Headbutt
- Earthquake
- Sky Attack

Physical Sweeper Lugia (Multiscale)

Lugia is a legendary Physical Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. With Multiscale, if Lugia is at full hp damage taken from attacks is halved.

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).
Zen Headbutt is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Psychic-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).
Sky Attack is a physical STAB-boosted 140-base power Flying-type move (charges, then hits turn 2. 30% flinch. high crit).




Species: Lugia
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Multiscale
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Psycho Boost / Psychic
- Aeroblast
- Thunderbolt
- Ice Beam

Special Sweeper Lugia (Multiscale)

Lugia is a legendary Special Sweeper. It's purpose is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. With Multiscale, if Lugia is at full hp damage taken from attacks is halved.

Psycho Boost is a special STAB-boosted 140-base power Psychic-type move (lowers your Lugia's special attack by 2 stages).
Psychic is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Aeroblast is a special STAB-boosted 100-base power Flying-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Thunderbolt is a special 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: Lugia
Item: Leftovers
Ability: Multiscale
Nature: Bold (+Def, -Atk)
EVs: 252 Hp / 176 Def / 80 SpD
Moveset:
- Roost
- Toxic / Reflect
- Ice Beam / Substitute
- Whirlwind / Dragon Tail

Lugia Double Wall (Great Wall Of Lugia)

Lugia is a legendary Double Wall. It's designed to have enough defenses and bulk to take both physical and special hits. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Lugia last longer regaining it's it's vitality every turn. With Multiscale, if Lugia is at full hp damage taken from attacks is halved.

Roost is a status move (heals 50% hp. flying-type removed until turn ends).
Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).
Reflect is a status move (for 5 turns, physical damage to allies is halved).
Ice Beam is a special 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Substitute is a status move (Lugia takes 1/4 its max hp to put in a substitute).
Whirlwind is a status move (forces the target to switch to a random ally).
Dragon Tail is a physical 60-base power Dragon-type move (forces the target to switch to a random ally).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Lugia? 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: Lugia
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Multiscale
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Earthquake
- Double-Edge / Return
- Zen Headbutt
- Sky Attack

Doubles Physical Sweeper Lugia (Multiscale)

Lugia is a legendary Physical Sweeper. It is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. With Multiscale, if Lugia is at full hp damage taken from attacks is halved.

Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).
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).
Zen Headbutt is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Psychic-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Sky Attack is a physical STAB-boosted 140-base power Flying-type move (charges, then hits turn 2. 30% flinch. high crit).




Species: Lugia
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Multiscale
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Psycho Boost
- Hyper Voice
- Air Cutter
- Surf

Doubles Special Sweeper Lugia (Multiscale)

Lugia is a legendary Special Sweeper. It's goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. With Multiscale, if Lugia is at full hp damage taken from attacks is halved.

Psycho Boost is a special STAB-boosted 140-base power Psychic-type move (lowers your Lugia's special attack by 2 stages).
Hyper Voice is a special 90-base power Normal-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent foes).
Air Cutter is a special STAB-boosted 55-base power Flying-type move (high critical hit ratio. hits adjacent foes).
Surf is a special 95-base power Water-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. double damage on dive).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Lugia 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
Aeroblast
100
95%
5
High critical hit ratio.
Air Cutter
55
95%
25
High critical hit ratio. Hits adjacent foes.
Ancient Power
60
100%
5
10% chance to raise all stats by 1 (not acc/eva).
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.
Charge Beam
50
90%
10
70% chance to raise the user's Sp. Atk by 1.
Dragon Pulse
90
100%
10
No additional effect.
Dream Eater
100
100%
15
User gains 1/2 HP inflicted. Sleeping target only.
Earth Power
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Echoed Voice
40
100%
15
Power increases when used on consecutive turns.
Extrasensory
80
100%
30
10% chance to flinch the target.
Future Sight
100
100%
10
Hits two turns after being used.
Giga Drain
75
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Gust
40
100%
35
Power doubles during Bounce, Fly, and Sky Drop.
Hydro Pump
120
80%
5
No additional effect.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Hyper Voice
90
100%
10
No additional effect. Hits adjacent foes.
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.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Ominous Wind
60
100%
5
10% chance to raise all stats by 1 (not acc/eva).
Psychic
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Psycho Boost
140
90%
5
Lowers the user's Sp. Atk by 2.
Psyshock
80
100%
10
Damages target based on Defense, not Sp. Def.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Shadow Ball
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
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.
Surf
95
100%
15
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dive.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Thunder
120
70%
10
30% chance to paralyze. Can't miss in rain.
Thunderbolt
95
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Twister
40
100%
20
20% chance to flinch the foe(s).
Water Pulse
60
100%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
Weather Ball
50
100%
10
Power doubles and type varies in each weather.
Whirlpool
35
85%
15
Traps and damages the target for 4-5 turns.
Aerial Ace
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Aqua Tail
90
90%
10
No additional effect.
Avalanche
60
100%
10
Power doubles if user is damaged by the target.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Bulldoze
60
100%
20
100% chance lower adjacent Pkmn Speed by 1.
Dive
80
100%
10
Dives underwater turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 33% recoil.
Dragon Rush
100
75%
10
20% chance to flinch the target.
Dragon Tail
60
90%
10
Forces the target to switch to a random ally.
Earthquake
100
100%
10
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dig.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Fly
90
95%
15
Flies up on first turn, then strikes the next turn.
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.
Iron Head
80
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Iron Tail
100
75%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
Punishment
--
100%
5
60 power +20 for each of the target's stat boosts.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Rock Smash
40
100%
15
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% chance acc -1)
Sky Attack
140
90%
5
Charges, then hits turn 2. 30% flinch. High crit.
Sky Drop
60
100%
10
User and foe fly up turn 1. Damages on turn 2.
Steel Wing
70
90%
25
10% chance to raise the user's Defense by 1.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Waterfall
80
100%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Zen Headbutt
80
90%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Calm Mind
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Atk and Sp. Def by 1.
Defog
--
--
15
-1 evasion; clears target side's hazards/screens.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Feather Dance
--
100%
15
Lowers the target's Attack by 2.
Flash
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Hail
--
--
10
For 5 turns, hail crashes down.
Light Screen
--
--
30
For 5 turns, special damage to allies is halved.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Nightmare
--
100%
15
A sleeping target is hurt by 1/4 max HP per turn.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Psych Up
--
--
10
Copies the target's current stat stages.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Recover
--
--
10
Heals the user by 50% of its max HP.
Reflect
--
--
20
For 5 turns, physical damage to allies is halved.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Roar
--
100%
20
Forces the target to switch to a random ally.
Roost
--
--
10
Heals 50% HP. Flying-type removed 'til turn ends.
Safeguard
--
--
25
For 5 turns, protects user's party from status.
Sandstorm
--
--
10
For 5 turns, a sandstorm rages.
Skill Swap
--
--
10
The user and the target trade Abilities.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
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.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Tailwind
--
--
30
For 4 turns, allies' Speed is doubled.
Telekinesis
--
--
15
For 3 turns, target floats but moves can't miss it.
Thunder Wave
--
100%
20
Paralyzes the target.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target.
Trick
--
100%
10
User switches its held item with the target's.
Whirlwind
--
100%
20
Forces the target to switch to a random ally.
Wonder Room
--
--
10
For 5 turns, all Defense and Sp. Def stats switch.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Lugia 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 Lugia

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