Competitive Information for Lunatone [Ruby/Sapphire]

Competitive Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire Movesets and Strategies for Lunatone lunatone
Base Stats for Lunatone

Rock / Psychic

Abilities:
LevitateLevitate: This Pokemon is immune to Ground; Gravity/Ingrain/Smack Down/Iron Ball nullify it.


Evolutions / Family:
Lunatone

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Lunatone? 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.


Lunatone is popular Rock and Psychic-typed Pokemon. It's a normal sight to see Lunatone out in the 3rd generation battlefield. Lunatone is weak to Bug, Dark, Ghost, Grass, Ground, Steel, and Water-typed attacks.


Species: Lunatone
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Levitate
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Psychic / Confusion
- Ice Beam
- Calm Mind
- Toxic

Special Sweeper Lunatone (Levitate)

Lunatone is an awesome 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. Focus Sash helps protect Lunatone from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Levitate, Lunatone is immune to ground; gravity/ingrain/smack down/iron ball nullify it.

Psychic is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Confusion is a special STAB-boosted 50-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to confuse the target).
Ice Beam is a special 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Calm Mind is a status move (raises your Lunatone's special attack and special defense by 1 stage).
Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Lunatone? 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: Lunatone
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Levitate
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Psychic / Confusion
- Ice Beam
- Calm Mind
- Toxic

Doubles Special Sweeper Lunatone (Levitate)

Lunatone is a notable Special Sweeper. It tries 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 Lunatone from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Levitate, Lunatone is immune to ground; gravity/ingrain/smack down/iron ball nullify it.

Psychic is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Confusion is a special STAB-boosted 50-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to confuse the target).
Ice Beam is a special 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Calm Mind is a status move (raises your Lunatone's special attack and special defense by 1 stage).
Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Lunatone 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
Confusion
50
100%
25
10% chance to confuse the target.
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.
Ice Beam
95
100%
10
10% chance to freeze the target.
Psychic
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Psywave
--
80%
15
Random damage equal to 0.5x-1.5x user's level.
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.
Explosion
500
100%
5
Hits adjacent Pokemon. The user faints.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Rock Slide
75
90%
10
30% chance to flinch the foe(s).
Rock Throw
50
90%
15
No additional effect.
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)
Self-Destruct
400
100%
5
Hits adjacent Pokemon. The user faints.
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.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Tackle
35
95%
35
No additional effect.
Baton Pass
--
--
40
User switches, passing stat changes and more.
Calm Mind
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Atk and Sp. Def by 1.
Cosmic Power
--
--
20
Raises the user's Defense and Sp. Def by 1.
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.
Flash
--
70%
20
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Harden
--
--
30
Raises the user's Defense by 1.
Hypnosis
--
60%
20
Causes the target to fall asleep.
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.
Psych Up
--
--
10
Copies the target's current stat stages.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Reflect
--
--
20
For 5 turns, physical damage to allies is halved.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
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.
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 Lunatone 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 Lunatone

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