Competitive Information for Lugia [Ruby/Sapphire]

Competitive Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire Movesets and Strategies for Lugia lugia
Base Stats for Lugia

Psychic / Flying

Abilities:
PressurePressure: If this Pokemon is the target of a move, that move loses one additional PP.


Evolutions / Family:
Lugia

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

Optimize Lugia's EVs for Ruby/Sapphire

Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Lugia? 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.


Lugia is a marvelous Psychic and Flying-typed Pokemon. It's pretty usual to find yourself dealing with Lugia when battling in the 3rd generation meta. Lugia is weak to Dark, Electric, Ghost, Ice, and Rock-typed attacks.


Species: Lugia
Item: Sharp Beak
Ability: Pressure
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 92 Hp / 252 Atk / 164 Spe
Moveset:
- Aeroblast / Gust
- Ancient Power / Double-Edge
- Earthquake
- Shadow Ball

Physical Sweeper Lugia (Pressure)

Lugia is a legendary Physical Sweeper. It's designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Years before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. With Pressure, if Lugia is the target of a move that move loses one additional pp. Ancient Power was added to provide additional threat coverage.

Aeroblast is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Flying-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Gust is a physical STAB-boosted 40-base power Flying-type move (power doubles during bounce and fly).
Ancient Power is a physical 60-base power Rock-type move (10% chance to raise all stats by 1 stage (not acc/eva)).
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/3 recoil).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. 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).



Species: Lugia
Item: White Herb
Ability: Pressure
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 92 Hp / 252 SpA / 164 Spe
Moveset:
- Psycho Boost / Psychic
- Surf / Waterfall
- Ice Beam / Icy Wind
- Thunderbolt

Special Sweeper Lugia (Pressure)

Lugia is a legendary Special Sweeper. It's meant 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. White Herb will reset Lugia's negative stat changes once (specifically for when it uses Psycho Boost). With Pressure, if Lugia is the target of a move that move loses one additional pp.

Psycho Boost is a special STAB-boosted 140-base power Psychic-type move (lowers your Lugia's special attack by 2 stages).
Psychic is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Surf is a special 95-base power Water-type move (hits foes. power doubles against dive).
Waterfall is a special 80-base power Water-type move that deals a large 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 foes speed by 1 stage).
Thunderbolt is a special 95-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).


Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Lugia? 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: Lugia
Item: Soft Sand
Ability: Pressure
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 92 Hp / 252 Atk / 164 Spe
Moveset:
- Earthquake
- Aeroblast / Gust
- Ancient Power / Double-Edge
- Shadow Ball

Doubles Physical Sweeper Lugia (Pressure)

Lugia is a legendary Physical Sweeper. It tries to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Remember before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. With Pressure, if Lugia is the target of a move that move loses one additional pp. Ancient Power was added to provide additional threat coverage.

Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. power doubles on dig).
Aeroblast is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Flying-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Gust is a physical STAB-boosted 40-base power Flying-type move (power doubles during bounce and fly).
Ancient Power is a physical 60-base power Rock-type move (10% chance to raise all stats by 1 stage (not acc/eva)).
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/3 recoil).
Shadow Ball is a physical 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).



Species: Lugia
Item: White Herb
Ability: Pressure
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 92 Hp / 252 SpA / 164 Spe
Moveset:
- Psycho Boost / Psychic
- Surf / Waterfall
- Icy Wind / Ice Beam
- Thunderbolt

Doubles Special Sweeper Lugia (Pressure)

Lugia is a legendary Special Sweeper. It's purpose is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. In the old days before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. White Herb will reset Lugia's negative stat changes once (specifically for when it uses Psycho Boost). With Pressure, if Lugia is the target of a move that move loses one additional pp.

Psycho Boost is a special STAB-boosted 140-base power Psychic-type move (lowers your Lugia's special attack by 2 stages).
Psychic is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Surf is a special 95-base power Water-type move (hits foes. power doubles against dive).
Waterfall is a special 80-base power Water-type move that deals a large amount of damage.
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).
Thunderbolt is a special 95-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).


Movepool


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.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Blizzard
120
70%
5
10% chance to freeze foe(s).
Dive
60
100%
10
Dives underwater turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Dream Eater
100
100%
15
User gains 1/2 HP inflicted. Sleeping target only.
Future Sight
80
90%
15
Hits two turns after being used.
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.
Icy Wind
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Speed by 1.
Psychic
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Psycho Boost
140
90%
5
Lowers the user's Sp. Atk by 2.
Shock Wave
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Surf
95
100%
15
Hits foes. Power doubles against Dive.
Thunder
120
70%
10
30% chance to paralyze. Can't miss in rain.
Thunderbolt
95
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Water Pulse
60
100%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
Waterfall
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Aerial Ace
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Aeroblast
100
95%
5
High critical hit ratio.
Ancient Power
60
100%
5
10% chance to raise all stats by 1 (not acc/eva).
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 1/3 recoil.
Earthquake
100
100%
10
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Power doubles on Dig.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Fly
70
95%
15
Flies up on first turn, then strikes the next turn.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Gust
40
100%
35
Power doubles during Bounce and Fly.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Iron Tail
100
75%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Defense 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 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)
Shadow Ball
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Steel Wing
70
90%
25
10% chance to raise the user's Defense by 1.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Calm Mind
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Atk and Sp. Def by 1.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Feather Dance
--
100%
15
Lowers the target's Attack by 2.
Hail
--
--
10
For 5 turns, hail crashes down.
Light Screen
--
--
30
For 5 turns, special damage to allies is halved.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Nightmare
--
100%
15
A sleeping target is hurt by 1/4 max HP per turn.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Psych Up
--
--
10
Copies the target's current stat stages.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Recover
--
--
20
Heals the user by 50% of its max HP.
Reflect
--
--
20
For 5 turns, physical damage to allies is halved.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Roar
--
100%
20
Forces the target to switch to a random ally.
Safeguard
--
--
25
For 5 turns, protects user's party from status.
Sandstorm
--
--
10
For 5 turns, a sandstorm rages.
Skill Swap
--
--
10
The user and the target trade Abilities.
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.
Thunder Wave
--
100%
20
Paralyzes the target.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.
Whirlwind
--
100%
20
Forces the target to switch to a random ally.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Lugia 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 Lugia

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