Competitive Information for Lanturn [Gold/Silver]

Competitive Pokemon Gold/Silver Movesets and Strategies for Lanturn lanturn
Base Stats for Lanturn

Water / Electric


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 Gold/Silver 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 Gold/Silver generation metagame.


Common team mates for Lanturn in Pokemon Gold/Silver:

MiltankDragoniteRaikouMeganiumChanseyMisdreavusSkarmoryMagnetonElectrodeElectabuzz


Lanturn is a sensational Water and Electric-typed Pokemon. Lanturn are common Pokemon to see in the GS metagame. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Lanturn's only type-related weaknesses are Grass and Ground.


Species: Lanturn
Item: Leftovers / Mystic Water
Moveset:
- Surf / Hydro Pump
- Spark / Thunder Wave
- Confuse Ray
- Rest / Light Screen

Support Lanturn (Analytic)

Lanturn is a stupendous Support. Remember prior to Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Lanturn last longer regaining it's HP every turn.

Surf is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Water-type move that deals a considerable amount of damage.
Hydro Pump is a special STAB-boosted 120-base power Water-type move that deals a high amount of damage.
Spark is a special STAB-boosted 65-base power Electric-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).
Thunder Wave is a status move (paralyzes the target).
Confuse Ray is a status move (confuses the target).
Rest is a status move (Lanturn sleeps 2 turns and restores hp and status).
Light Screen is a status move (for 5 turns, your Lanturn's party has doubled special defense).




Species: Lanturn
Item: Life Orb
Moveset:
- Return / Hyper Beam
- Protect
- Thunder Wave
- Light Screen

Physical Sweeper Lanturn (Retro)

Lanturn is an awesome Physical Sweeper. It's designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. In the dark days before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.

Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Hyper Beam is a physical 150-base power Normal-type move (Lanturn cannot move next turn).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Lanturn this turn).
Thunder Wave is a status move (paralyzes the target).
Light Screen is a status move (for 5 turns, your Lanturn's party has doubled special defense).




Species: Lanturn
Item: Life Orb
Moveset:
- Surf / Waterfall
- Thunderbolt / Spark
- Ice Beam
- Protect

Special Sweeper Lanturn (Retro)

Lanturn is popular Special Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Back before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.

Surf is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Water-type move that deals a good amount of damage.
Waterfall is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move that deals a considerable amount of damage.
Thunderbolt is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
Spark is a special STAB-boosted 65-base power Electric-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).
Ice Beam is a special 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Lanturn this turn).



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
Bubble
20
100%
30
10% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Hydro Pump
120
80%
5
No additional effect.
Ice Beam
95
100%
10
10% chance to freeze the target.
Spark
65
100%
20
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Surf
95
100%
15
No additional effect.
Thunder
120
70%
10
30% chance to paralyze. Can't miss in rain.
Thunderbolt
95
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Water Gun
40
100%
25
No additional effect.
Waterfall
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Whirlpool
15
70%
15
Traps and damages the target for 2-5 turns.
Zap Cannon
100
50%
5
100% chance to paralyze the target.
Flail
--
100%
15
More power the less HP the user has left.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Confuse Ray
--
100%
10
Confuses the target.
Curse
--
--
10
Curses if Ghost, else -1 Spe, +1 Atk, +1 Def.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Flash
--
70%
20
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Light Screen
--
--
30
For 5 turns, the user's party has doubled Sp. Def.
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.
Supersonic
--
55%
20
Causes the target to become confused.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Thunder Wave
--
100%
20
Paralyzes the target.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Lanturn can perform in Gold/Silver. 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 GS Move and Ability Combos for Lanturn

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