Competitive Information for Ludicolo [Diamond/Pearl]

Competitive Pokemon Diamond/Pearl Movesets and Strategies for Ludicolo ludicolo
Base Stats for Ludicolo

Water / Grass

Abilities:
Rain DishRain Dish: If Rain Dance is active, this Pokemon heals 1/16 of its max HP each turn.
,
Swift SwimSwift Swim: If Rain Dance is active, this Pokemon's Speed is doubled.


Evolutions / Family:
Lotad
Lombre
Ludicolo

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Ludicolo? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Diamond/Pearl 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 Diamond/Pearl generation metagame.


Common team mates for Ludicolo in Pokemon Diamond/Pearl:

KingdraAzelfInfernapeBronzongQwilfishKabutopsMetagrossUxieAerodactylMachamp


Ludicolo is a spectacular Water and Grass-typed Pokemon. Ludicolo are common Pokemon to see in the DP metagame. Ludicolo is weak to Bug, Flying, and Poison-typed attacks.


Species: Ludicolo
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Swift Swim
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Ice Beam
- Surf
- Giga Drain / Grass Knot
- Rain Dance / Hydro Pump

Special Sweeper Ludicolo (Analytic)

Ludicolo is a fabulous Special Sweeper. It is designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Ludicolo's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Swift Swim, if rain dance is active Ludicolo's speed is doubled.

Ice Beam is a special 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Surf is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Water-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. power doubles on dive).
Giga Drain is a special STAB-boosted 60-base power Grass-type move (Ludicolo recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Grass Knot is a special STAB-boosted 0-base power Grass-type move (more power the heavier the target).
Rain Dance is a status move (for 5 turns, heavy rain powers water moves).
Hydro Pump is a special STAB-boosted 120-base power Water-type move that deals a enormous amount of damage.




Species: Ludicolo
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Swift Swim
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Return
- Waterfall
- Seed Bomb / Razor Leaf
- Thunder Punch

Physical Sweeper Ludicolo (Swift Swim)

Ludicolo is a marvelous Physical Sweeper. It's purpose is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Ludicolo from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Ludicolo's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Swift Swim, if rain dance is active Ludicolo's speed is doubled.

Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/3 recoil).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Waterfall is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Seed Bomb is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Grass-type move that deals a great amount of damage.
Razor Leaf is a physical STAB-boosted 55-base power Grass-type move (high critical hit ratio. hits adjacent foes).
Thunder Punch is a physical 75-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).




Species: Ludicolo
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Swift Swim
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Surf / Bubble Beam
- Energy Ball / Solar Beam
- Ice Beam
- Hyper Beam

Special Sweeper Ludicolo (Swift Swim)

Ludicolo is a stupendous Special Sweeper. It attempts to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Ludicolo from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Ludicolo's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Swift Swim, if rain dance is active Ludicolo's speed is doubled.

Surf is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Water-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. power doubles on dive).
Bubble Beam is a special STAB-boosted 65-base power Water-type move (10% chance to lower the target's speed by 1 stage).
Energy Ball is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Grass-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Solar Beam is a special STAB-boosted 120-base power Grass-type move (charges turn 1. hits turn 2. no charge in sunlight).
Ice Beam is a special 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Hyper Beam is a special 150-base power Normal-type move (Ludicolo cannot move next turn).




Species: Ludicolo
Item: Big Root
Ability: Swift Swim
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Giga Drain
- Protect
- Ice Beam
- Hydro Pump

Ludicolo Special Sweeper (Rain Drenched Maracas)

Ludicolo is a decent Special Sweeper. It is meant to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. With Swift Swim, if rain dance is active Ludicolo's speed is doubled.

Giga Drain is a special STAB-boosted 60-base power Grass-type move (Ludicolo recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Ludicolo this turn).
Ice Beam is a special 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Hydro Pump is a special STAB-boosted 120-base power Water-type move that deals a colossal amount of damage.




Species: Ludicolo
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Own Tempo
Nature: Mild (+SpA, -Def)
EVs: 120 Hp / 190 SpA / 200 SpD
Moveset:
- Focus Blast / Ice Beam
- Sunny Day
- Giga Drain / Leech Seed
- Solar Beam

Ludicolo Special Wall (Atypical Ludicolo)

Ludicolo is an extraordinary Special Wall. It is primarily designed to take a nice amount of hits from special attacks while dealing some decent damage. Life Orb boosts the power of Ludicolo's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack.

Focus Blast is a special 120-base power Fighting-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Ice Beam is a special 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Sunny Day is a status move (for 5 turns, intense sunlight powers fire moves).
Giga Drain is a special STAB-boosted 60-base power Grass-type move (Ludicolo recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Leech Seed is a status move (1/8 of target's hp is restored to Ludicolo every turn).
Solar Beam is a special STAB-boosted 120-base power Grass-type move (charges turn 1. hits turn 2. no charge in sunlight).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Ludicolo? These builds have been optimized for Diamond/Pearl 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 Diamond/Pearl generation metagame.


Common team mates for Ludicolo in Pokemon Diamond/Pearl:

KingdraAzelfInfernapeBronzongQwilfishKabutopsMetagrossUxieAerodactylMachamp


Species: Ludicolo
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Swift Swim
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Razor Leaf / Seed Bomb
- Double-Edge / Return
- Waterfall
- Thunder Punch

Doubles Physical Sweeper Ludicolo (Swift Swim)

Ludicolo is pretty popular Physical Sweeper. It attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Ludicolo from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Ludicolo's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Swift Swim, if rain dance is active Ludicolo's speed is doubled.

Razor Leaf is a physical STAB-boosted 55-base power Grass-type move (high critical hit ratio. hits adjacent foes).
Seed Bomb is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Grass-type move that deals a good amount of damage.
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/3 recoil).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Waterfall is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Thunder Punch is a physical 75-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).




Species: Ludicolo
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Swift Swim
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Surf / Bubble Beam
- Energy Ball / Solar Beam
- Icy Wind / Ice Beam
- Hyper Beam

Doubles Special Sweeper Ludicolo (Swift Swim)

Ludicolo is a wonderful Special Sweeper. It's purpose is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Ludicolo from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Ludicolo's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Swift Swim, if rain dance is active Ludicolo's speed is doubled.

Surf is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Water-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. power doubles on dive).
Bubble Beam is a special STAB-boosted 65-base power Water-type move (10% chance to lower the target's speed by 1 stage).
Energy Ball is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Grass-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Solar Beam is a special STAB-boosted 120-base power Grass-type move (charges turn 1. hits turn 2. no charge in sunlight).
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).
Hyper Beam is a special 150-base power Normal-type move (Ludicolo cannot move next turn).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Ludicolo 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
Absorb
20
100%
25
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Blizzard
120
70%
5
10% chance to freeze foe(s). Can't miss in hail.
Bubble Beam
65
100%
20
10% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Energy Ball
80
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
60
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Grass Knot
--
100%
20
More power the heavier 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.
Mega Drain
40
100%
15
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
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.
Surf
95
100%
15
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Power doubles on Dive.
Uproar
50
100%
10
Lasts 3-6 turns. Active Pokemon cannot sleep.
Water Gun
40
100%
25
No additional effect.
Water Pulse
60
100%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
Whirlpool
15
70%
15
Traps and damages the target for 2-5 turns.
Astonish
30
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Brick Break
75
100%
15
Destroys screens, even if the target is immune.
Bullet Seed
10
100%
30
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Counter
--
100%
20
If hit by physical attack, returns double damage.
Dive
80
100%
10
Dives underwater turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 1/3 recoil.
Drain Punch
60
100%
5
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.
Fake Out
40
100%
10
Hits first. First turn out only. 100% flinch chance.
Fire Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Flail
--
100%
15
More power the less HP the user has left.
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.
Fury Swipes
18
80%
15
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
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.
Mega Kick
120
75%
5
No additional effect.
Mega Punch
80
85%
20
No additional effect.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
Razor Leaf
55
95%
25
High critical hit ratio. Hits adjacent foes.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Rock Climb
90
85%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
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% paralysis chance)
Seed Bomb
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Seismic Toss
--
100%
20
Does damage equal to the user's level.
Strength
80
100%
15
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.
Waterfall
80
100%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Zen Headbutt
80
90%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
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.
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.
Growl
--
100%
40
Lowers the foe(s) Attack by 1.
Hail
--
--
10
For 5 turns, hail crashes down.
Leech Seed
--
90%
10
1/8 of target's HP is restored to user every turn.
Metronome
--
--
10
Picks a random move.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Mist
--
--
30
For 5 turns, protects user's party from stat drops.
Nature Power
--
--
20
Attack changes based on terrain. (Tri Attack)
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.
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.
Sweet Scent
--
100%
20
Lowers the foe(s) evasiveness by 1.
Swords Dance
--
--
30
Raises the user's Attack by 2.
Synthesis
--
--
5
Heals the user by a weather-dependent amount.
Tickle
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's Attack and Defense by 1.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.
Water Sport
--
--
15
Weakens Fire-type attacks to 1/2 their power.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Ludicolo can perform in Diamond/Pearl. 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 DP Move and Ability Combos for Ludicolo

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