Competitive Information for Ledian [Ruby/Sapphire]

Competitive Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire Movesets and Strategies for Ledian ledian
Base Stats for Ledian

Bug / Flying

Abilities:
SwarmSwarm: At 1/3 or less of its max HP, this Pokemon's Bug-type attacks have 1.5x power.
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Early BirdEarly Bird: This Pokemon's sleep counter drops by 2 instead of 1.


Evolutions / Family:
Ledyba
Ledian

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Ledian? 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.


Ledian is a pretty decent Bug and Flying-typed Pokemon. Ledian are common Pokemon to see in the RS metagame. Ledian is weak to Electric, Fire, Flying, Ice, and Rock-typed attacks.


Species: Ledian
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Swarm
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Ice Punch
- Thunder Punch
- Psybeam
- Solar Beam

Special Sweeper Ledian (Swarm)

Ledian is pretty popular Special Sweeper. It's meant to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Years before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Focus Sash helps protect Ledian from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Ledian's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Swarm, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Ledian's bug-type attacks have 1.5x power.

Ice Punch is a special 75-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Thunder Punch is a special 75-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
Psybeam is a special 65-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to confuse the target).
Solar Beam is a special 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 Ledian? 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: Ledian
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Swarm
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Ice Punch
- Thunder Punch
- Psybeam
- Solar Beam

Doubles Special Sweeper Ledian (Swarm)

Ledian is pretty popular Special Sweeper. It was designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Years before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Focus Sash helps protect Ledian from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Ledian's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Swarm, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Ledian's bug-type attacks have 1.5x power.

Ice Punch is a special 75-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Thunder Punch is a special 75-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
Psybeam is a special 65-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to confuse the target).
Solar Beam is a special 120-base power Grass-type move (charges turn 1. hits turn 2. no charge in sunlight).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Ledian 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
Giga Drain
60
100%
5
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Ice Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to freeze the target.
Psybeam
65
100%
20
10% chance to confuse the target.
Solar Beam
120
100%
10
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2. No charge in sunlight.
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.
Aerial Ace
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Bide
--
100%
10
Waits 2 turns; deals double the damage taken.
Brick Break
75
100%
15
Destroys screens, even if the target is immune.
Comet Punch
18
85%
15
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Dig
60
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 1/3 recoil.
Dynamic Punch
100
50%
5
100% chance to confuse the target.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Focus Punch
150
100%
20
Fails if the user takes damage before it hits.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Mega Punch
80
85%
20
No additional effect.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
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)
Silver Wind
60
100%
5
10% chance to raise all stats by 1 (not acc/eva).
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Tackle
35
95%
35
No additional effect.
Agility
--
--
30
Raises the user's Speed by 2.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Baton Pass
--
--
40
User switches, passing stat changes and more.
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, special damage to allies is halved.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Reflect
--
--
20
For 5 turns, physical damage to allies is halved.
Refresh
--
--
20
User cures its burn, poison, or paralysis.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Safeguard
--
--
25
For 5 turns, protects user's party from 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.
Supersonic
--
55%
20
Causes the target to become confused.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Swords Dance
--
--
30
Raises the user's Attack by 2.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Ledian 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 Ledian

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