Competitive Information for Ludicolo [Ruby/Sapphire]

Competitive Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire Movesets and Strategies for Ludicolo ludicolo
Base Stats for Ludicolo

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 Ludicolo? 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.


Common team mates for Ludicolo in Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire:

GengarSuicuneDugtrioZapdosJirachiHoundoomMedichamOmastarMachamp


Ludicolo is a decent Water and Grass-typed Pokemon. Ludicolo is a not-uncommon Pokemon to see in Generation 3. Ludicolo is weak to Bug, Flying, and Poison-typed attacks.


Species: Ludicolo
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Swift Swim
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Return
- Brick Break / Seismic Toss
- Astonish
- Mud-Slap

Physical Sweeper Ludicolo (Swift Swim)

Ludicolo is a wonderful Physical Sweeper. It is designed 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. Focus Sash helps protect Ludicolo from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Ludicolo's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Swift Swim, if rain dance is active Ludicolo's speed is doubled.

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).
Brick Break is a physical 75-base power Fighting-type move (destroys screens, even if the target is immune).
Seismic Toss is a physical 0-base power Fighting-type move (does damage equal to your Ludicolo's level).
Astonish is a physical 30-base power Ghost-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Mud-Slap is a physical 20-base power Ground-type move (100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1 stage).




Species: Ludicolo
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Swift Swim
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Surf / Waterfall
- Ice Beam
- Solar Beam / Giga Drain
- Thunder Punch

Special Sweeper Ludicolo (Swift Swim)

Ludicolo is a phenomenal Special Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Remember before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Focus Sash helps protect Ludicolo from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Ludicolo's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Swift Swim, if rain dance is active Ludicolo's speed is doubled.

Surf is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Water-type move (hits foes. power doubles against dive).
Waterfall is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move that deals a considerable amount of damage.
Ice Beam is a special 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
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 (Ludicolo recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Thunder Punch is a special 75-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).




Species: Ludicolo
Item: Big Root
Ability: Swift Swim
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Giga Drain
- Protect
- Ice Beam
- Hydro Pump

Ludicolo Special Sweeper (Rain Drenched Maracas)

Ludicolo is a sensational Special Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. With Swift Swim, if rain dance is active Ludicolo's speed is doubled.

Giga Drain is a special STAB-boosted 60-base power Grass-type move (Ludicolo recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Ludicolo this turn).
Ice Beam is a special 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Hydro Pump is a special STAB-boosted 120-base power Water-type move that deals a serious amount of damage.




Species: Ludicolo
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Own Tempo
Nature: Mild (+SpA, -Def)
EVs: 120 Hp / 190 SpA / 200 SpD
Moveset:
- Ice Beam
- Sunny Day
- Giga Drain / Leech Seed
- Solar Beam

Ludicolo Special Wall (Atypical Ludicolo*)

Ludicolo is a remarkable Special Wall. It's primary goal is to take a hefty amount of hits from special attacks while dealing some decent damage. Life Orb boosts the power of Ludicolo's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack.

Ice Beam is a special 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Sunny Day is a status move (for 5 turns, intense sunlight powers fire moves).
Giga Drain is a special STAB-boosted 60-base power Grass-type move (Ludicolo recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Leech Seed is a status move (1/8 of target's hp is restored to Ludicolo every turn).
Solar Beam is a special STAB-boosted 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 Ludicolo? 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.


Common team mates for Ludicolo in Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire:

GengarSuicuneDugtrioZapdosJirachiHoundoomMedichamOmastarMachamp


Species: Ludicolo
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Swift Swim
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Return
- Brick Break / Seismic Toss
- Astonish
- Mud-Slap

Doubles Physical Sweeper Ludicolo (Swift Swim)

Ludicolo is an awesome Physical Sweeper. It's meant to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Remember prior to Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Focus Sash helps protect Ludicolo from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Ludicolo's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Swift Swim, if rain dance is active Ludicolo's speed is doubled.

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).
Brick Break is a physical 75-base power Fighting-type move (destroys screens, even if the target is immune).
Seismic Toss is a physical 0-base power Fighting-type move (does damage equal to your Ludicolo's level).
Astonish is a physical 30-base power Ghost-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Mud-Slap is a physical 20-base power Ground-type move (100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1 stage).




Species: Ludicolo
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Swift Swim
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Surf / Waterfall
- Razor Leaf / Solar Beam
- Icy Wind / Ice Beam
- Thunder Punch

Doubles Special Sweeper Ludicolo (Swift Swim)

Ludicolo is a notable Special Sweeper. This moveset attempts to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Don't forget before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Focus Sash helps protect Ludicolo from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Ludicolo's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Swift Swim, if rain dance is active Ludicolo's speed is doubled.

Surf is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Water-type move (hits foes. power doubles against dive).
Waterfall is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move that deals a substantial amount of damage.
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).
Thunder Punch is a special 75-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Ludicolo 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.
Dive
60
100%
10
Dives underwater turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Fire Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Giga Drain
60
100%
5
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Hydro Pump
120
80%
5
No additional effect.
Ice Beam
95
100%
10
10% chance to freeze the target.
Ice Punch
75
100%
15
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.
Thunder Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Water Gun
40
100%
25
No additional effect.
Water Pulse
60
100%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
Waterfall
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Astonish
30
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Brick Break
75
100%
15
Destroys screens, even if the target is immune.
Counter
--
100%
20
If hit by physical attack, returns double damage.
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.
Fake Out
40
100%
10
Hits first. First turn out only. 100% flinch chance.
Flail
--
100%
15
More power the less HP the user has left.
Focus Punch
150
100%
20
Fails if the user takes damage before it hits.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Fury Swipes
18
80%
15
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Mega Kick
120
75%
5
No additional effect.
Mega Punch
80
85%
20
No additional effect.
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 Smash
20
100%
15
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Seismic Toss
--
100%
20
Does damage equal to the user's level.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Uproar
50
100%
10
Lasts 3-5 turns. Active Pokemon cannot sleep.
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.
Metronome
--
--
10
Picks a random move.
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.
Water Sport
--
--
15
Weakens Fire-type attacks to 1/2 their power.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Ludicolo 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 Ludicolo

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