Competitive Information for Lotad [Ruby/Sapphire]

Competitive Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire Movesets and Strategies for Lotad lotad
Base Stats for Lotad

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 Lotad? 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.


Lotad is a pretty decent Water and Grass-typed Pokemon. Lotad is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Lotad is weak to Bug, Flying, and Poison-typed attacks.


Species: Lotad
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Swift Swim
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Surf / Water Pulse
- Ice Beam / Icy Wind
- Solar Beam / Giga Drain
- Thief

Special Sweeper Lotad (Swift Swim)

Lotad is a decent Special Sweeper. This moveset attempts 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. Lotad is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield without an Eviolite 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 Lotad from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Swift Swim, if rain dance is active Lotad's speed is doubled.

Surf is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Water-type move (hits foes. power doubles against dive).
Water Pulse is a special STAB-boosted 60-base power Water-type move (20% chance to confuse the target).
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 foes speed 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).
Giga Drain is a special STAB-boosted 60-base power Grass-type move (Lotad recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Thief is a special 40-base power Dark-type move (if your Lotad has no item, it steals the target's).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Lotad? 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: Lotad
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Swift Swim
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Surf / Water Pulse
- Razor Leaf / Solar Beam
- Icy Wind / Ice Beam
- Thief

Doubles Special Sweeper Lotad (Swift Swim)

Lotad is a pretty decent Special Sweeper. It was 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. Lotad is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield without an Eviolite 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 Lotad from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Swift Swim, if rain dance is active Lotad's speed is doubled.

Surf is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Water-type move (hits foes. power doubles against dive).
Water Pulse is a special STAB-boosted 60-base power Water-type move (20% chance to confuse the target).
Razor Leaf is a special STAB-boosted 55-base power Grass-type move (high critical hit ratio. hits adjacent foes).
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).
Thief is a special 40-base power Dark-type move (if your Lotad has no item, it steals the target's).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Lotad 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%
20
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Blizzard
120
70%
5
10% chance to freeze foe(s).
Bullet Seed
10
100%
30
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Giga Drain
60
100%
5
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
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%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Razor Leaf
55
95%
25
High critical hit ratio. Hits adjacent foes.
Solar Beam
120
100%
10
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2. No charge in sunlight.
Surf
95
100%
15
Hits foes. Power doubles against Dive.
Thief
40
100%
10
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Water Gun
40
100%
25
No additional effect.
Water Pulse
60
100%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
Astonish
30
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 1/3 recoil.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Flail
--
100%
15
More power the less HP the user has left.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
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.
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.
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. (Swift)
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.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Lotad 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 Lotad

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