Competitive Information for Lairon [Ruby/Sapphire]

Competitive Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire Movesets and Strategies for Lairon lairon
Base Stats for Lairon

Steel / Rock

Abilities:
SturdySturdy: OHKO moves fail when used against this Pokemon.
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Rock HeadRock Head: This Pokemon does not take recoil damage besides Struggle/Life Orb/crash damage.


Evolutions / Family:
Aron
Lairon
Aggron

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Lairon? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Ruby/Sapphire 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 Ruby/Sapphire generation metagame.


Lairon is a phenomenal Steel and Rock-typed Pokemon. Lairon is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Lairon is weak to Fighting, Ground, and Water-typed attacks.


Species: Lairon
Item: Chople Berry / Air Balloon
Ability: Rock Head
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Return
- Rock Slide
- Earthquake
- Metal Claw

Physical Sweeper Lairon (Rock Head)

Lairon is a notable Physical Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. In the old days before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Lairon is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield until Eviolite was attached to it. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. Focus Sash helps protect Lairon from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Lairon's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Rock Head, Lairon does not take recoil damage besides struggle/life orb/crash 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).
Rock Slide is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. power doubles on dig).
Metal Claw is a physical STAB-boosted 50-base power Steel-type move (10% chance to raise your Lairon's attack by 1 stage).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Lairon? These builds have been optimized for Ruby/Sapphire 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 Ruby/Sapphire generation metagame.


Species: Lairon
Item: Chople Berry / Air Balloon
Ability: Rock Head
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Rock Slide
- Earthquake
- Double-Edge / Return
- Metal Claw

Doubles Physical Sweeper Lairon (Rock Head)

Lairon is a sensational Physical Sweeper. It's meant to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Previously before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Lairon is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield but Eviolite makes it possibly stronger than it's final form. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. Focus Sash helps protect Lairon from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Lairon's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Rock Head, Lairon does not take recoil damage besides struggle/life orb/crash damage.

Rock Slide is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. power doubles on dig).
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).
Metal Claw is a physical STAB-boosted 50-base power Steel-type move (10% chance to raise your Lairon's attack by 1 stage).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Lairon 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
Shock Wave
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Water Pulse
60
100%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
Aerial Ace
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Cut
50
95%
30
No additional effect.
Dig
60
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 1/3 recoil.
Earthquake
100
100%
10
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Power doubles on Dig.
Endeavor
--
100%
5
Lowers the target's HP to the user's HP.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Fury Cutter
10
95%
20
Power doubles with each hit, up to 160.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Iron Tail
100
75%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Metal Claw
50
95%
35
10% chance to raise the user's Attack by 1.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Rock Slide
75
90%
10
30% chance to flinch the foe(s).
Rock Smash
20
100%
15
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Rock Tomb
50
80%
10
100% chance to lower the target's Speed 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% paralysis chance)
Smelling Salts
60
100%
10
Damage doubles if target is paralyzed; cures it.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Stomp
65
100%
20
30% chance to flinch the target.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Tackle
35
95%
35
No additional effect.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Defense Curl
--
--
40
Raises the user's Defense by 1.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Harden
--
--
30
Raises the user's Defense by 1.
Iron Defense
--
--
15
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
Metal Sound
--
85%
40
Lowers the target's Sp. Def by 2.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
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.
Roar
--
100%
20
Forces the target to switch to a random ally.
Sandstorm
--
--
10
For 5 turns, a sandstorm rages.
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.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Lairon can perform in Ruby/Sapphire. 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 RS Move and Ability Combos for Lairon

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