Competitive Information for Lugia [Gold/Silver]
Psychic / Flying
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Movesets for Singles
What is a good competitive moveset for Lugia? 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.
Lugia is a pretty decent Psychic and Flying-typed Pokemon. It's frequent to see Lugia show up as a Gold/Silver opponent. Lugia is considered strong enough to compete with Uber tiered Pokemon. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Lugia is weak to Dark, Electric, Ghost, Ice, and Rock-typed attacks.
Item: Sharp Beak
- Aeroblast / Gust
- Return / Strength
- Shadow Ball
Physical Sweeper Lugia (Retro)
Lugia is a legendary Physical Sweeper. It's goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Don't forget back before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.
♦ Gust is a physical STAB-boosted 40-base power Flying-type move (power doubles during fly).
♦ Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
♦ Strength is a physical 80-base power Normal-type move that deals a substantial amount of damage.
♦ Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (power doubles on dig).
♦ Shadow Ball is a physical 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
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Item: Gold Berry
- Psychic / Future Sight
- Surf / Waterfall
- Ice Beam / Icy Wind
Special Sweeper Lugia (Retro)
Lugia is a legendary Special Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Prior to Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.
♦ Future Sight is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Psychic-type move (hits two turns after being used).
♦ Surf is a special 95-base power Water-type move that deals a mighty amount of damage.
♦ Waterfall is a special 80-base power Water-type move that deals a nice amount of damage.
♦ Ice Beam is a special 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
♦ Icy Wind is a special 55-base power Ice-type move (100% chance to lower the target's speed by 1 stage).
♦ Thunderbolt is a special 95-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
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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.
These are a list of several common move combinations Lugia 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 Lugia
- Moves: Swagger + Psych up
- Moves: Rain dance + Thunder
- Moves: Rest + Sleep talk
- Moves: Rest + Snore
- Moves: Thunderbolt + Ice beam
- Move: Swagger + Item: Mirror Herb
- Item: Blunder Policy + Move: Zap Cannon
- Moves with Priority: Detect, Endure, Protect
- Moves that inflict status: Toxic
Moves that boost Lugia's stats
- Ancient Power
- Steel Wing
Most notable and possible best moves for Lugia
- Hydro Pump
- Ice Beam
Common Effort Values for Lugia in Gold and Silver
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