Competitive Information for Lairon [Sun/Moon]

Competitive Pokemon Sun/Moon Movesets and Strategies for Lairon lairon
Base Stats for Lairon

Steel / Rock

Abilities:
SturdySturdy: If this Pokemon is at full HP, it survives one hit with at least 1 HP. Immune to OHKO.
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Rock HeadRock Head: This Pokemon does not take recoil damage besides Struggle/Life Orb/crash damage.
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Heavy MetalHeavy Metal: This Pokemon's weight is doubled.


Evolutions / Family:
Aron
Lairon
Aggron

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

Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Lairon? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Sun/Moon 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 Sun/Moon generation metagame.


Lairon is an astounding Steel and Rock-typed Pokemon. Lairon is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Lairon is weak to Fighting, Ground, and Water-typed attacks.


Species: Lairon
Item: Steelium Z / Eviolite
Ability: Rock Head
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Iron Head / Metal Claw
- Superpower / Rock Smash
- Double-Edge / Return
- Rock Slide / Rock Tomb

Physical Sweeper Lairon (Rock Head)

Lairon is a decent Physical Sweeper. The purpose of this moveset is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Lairon is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield until Eviolte was added to the mix. 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%. With Rock Head, Lairon does not take recoil damage besides struggle/life orb/crash damage.

Iron Head is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Steel-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Metal Claw is a physical STAB-boosted 50-base power Steel-type move (10% chance to raise your Lairon's attack by 1 stage).
Superpower is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Lairon's attack and defense by 1 stage).
Rock Smash is a physical 40-base power Fighting-type move (50% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 33% recoil).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Rock Slide is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Rock Tomb is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Rock-type move (100% chance to lower the target's speed by 1 stage).



Species: Lairon
Item: Leftovers
Ability: Rock Head
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 111 Hp / 222 Atk / 177 Spe
Moveset:
- Hone Claws
- Head Smash / Rock Slide
- Shadow Claw
- Earthquake / Bulldoze

Lairon Physical Sweeper (Adamantine)

Lairon is an awesome Physical Sweeper. It's purpose is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Lairon last longer regaining it's HP every turn. With Rock Head, Lairon does not take recoil damage besides struggle/life orb/crash damage.

Hone Claws is a status move (raises your Lairon's attack and accuracy by 1 stage).
Head Smash is a physical STAB-boosted 150-base power Rock-type move (has 1/2 recoil).
Rock Slide is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Shadow Claw is a physical 70-base power Ghost-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon).
Bulldoze is a physical 60-base power Ground-type move (100% chance lower adjacent pkmn speed by 1 stage).



Species: Lairon
Item: Air Balloon
Ability: Rock Head
Nature: Impish (+Def, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Hp / 252 Def / 4 Spe
Moveset:
- Head Smash / Magnet Rise
- Stealth Rock
- Superpower
- Roar

Lairon Physical Wall (Shiny Head)

Lairon is an extraordinary Physical Wall. This moveset is designed to take a substantial amount of physical hits while dealing some decent damage. Air Balloon makes the holder ungrounded, which means Lairon is immune to Ground-type moves until the balloon pops when hit by a damaging move. With Rock Head, Lairon does not take recoil damage besides struggle/life orb/crash damage.

Head Smash is a physical STAB-boosted 150-base power Rock-type move (has 1/2 recoil).
Magnet Rise is a status move (for 5 turns, your Lairon has immunity to ground).
Stealth Rock is a status move (hurts foes on switch-in. factors rock weakness).
Superpower is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Lairon's attack and defense by 1 stage).
Roar is a status move (forces the target to switch to a random ally).


Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Lairon? These builds have been optimized for Sun/Moon 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 Sun/Moon generation metagame.


Species: Lairon
Item: Rockium Z / Eviolite
Ability: Rock Head
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Rock Slide / Rock Tomb
- Earthquake / Bulldoze
- Iron Head / Metal Claw
- Superpower / Rock Smash

Doubles Physical Sweeper Lairon (Rock Head)

Lairon is a phenomenal Physical Sweeper. This moveset attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Lairon is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield until Eviolite was equipped. 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%. With Rock Head, Lairon does not take recoil damage besides struggle/life orb/crash damage.

Rock Slide is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Rock Tomb is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Rock-type move (100% chance to lower the target's speed by 1 stage).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon).
Bulldoze is a physical 60-base power Ground-type move (100% chance lower adjacent pkmn speed by 1 stage).
Iron Head is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Steel-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Metal Claw is a physical STAB-boosted 50-base power Steel-type move (10% chance to raise your Lairon's attack by 1 stage).
Superpower is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Lairon's attack and defense by 1 stage).
Rock Smash is a physical 40-base power Fighting-type move (50% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).


Movepool


Wondering what moves can Lairon 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
Ancient Power
60
100%
5
10% chance to raise all stats by 1 (not acc/eva).
Earth Power
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Shock Wave
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Snore
50
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Uproar
90
100%
10
Lasts 3 turns. Active Pokemon cannot fall asleep.
Water Pulse
60
100%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
Aerial Ace
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Bulldoze
60
100%
20
100% chance lower adjacent Pkmn Speed by 1.
Cut
50
95%
30
No additional effect.
Dig
80
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 33% recoil.
Dragon Rush
100
75%
10
20% chance to flinch the target.
Earthquake
100
100%
10
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dig.
Endeavor
--
100%
5
Lowers the target's HP to the user's HP.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Fury Cutter
40
95%
20
Power doubles with each hit, up to 160.
Head Smash
150
80%
5
Has 1/2 recoil.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Heavy Slam
--
100%
10
More power the heavier the user than the target.
Iron Head
80
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Iron Tail
100
75%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Metal Burst
--
100%
10
If hit by an attack, returns 1.5x damage.
Metal Claw
50
95%
35
10% chance to raise the user's Attack by 1.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Reversal
--
100%
15
More power the less HP the user has left.
Rock Slide
75
90%
10
30% chance to flinch the foe(s).
Rock Smash
40
100%
15
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Rock Tomb
60
95%
15
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)
Shadow Claw
70
100%
15
High critical hit ratio.
Smelling Salts
70
100%
10
Power doubles if target is paralyzed, and cures it.
Stomp
65
100%
20
30% chance to flinch the target.
Stomping Tantrum
75
100%
10
Power doubles if the user's last move failed.
Stone Edge
100
80%
5
High critical hit ratio.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Superpower
120
100%
5
Lowers the user's Attack and Defense by 1.
Tackle
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Autotomize
--
--
15
Raises the user's Speed by 2; user loses 100 kg.
Captivate
--
100%
20
Lowers the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 2 if opposite gender.
Confide
--
--
20
Lowers the target's Sp. Atk by 1.
Curse
--
--
10
Curses if Ghost, else -1 Spe, +1 Atk, +1 Def.
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.
Harden
--
--
30
Raises the user's Defense by 1.
Hone Claws
--
--
15
Raises the user's Attack and accuracy by 1.
Iron Defense
--
--
15
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
Magnet Rise
--
--
10
For 5 turns, the user has immunity to Ground.
Metal Sound
--
85%
40
Lowers the target's Sp. Def by 2.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
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.
Roar
--
--
20
Forces the target to switch to a random ally.
Rock Polish
--
--
20
Raises the user's Speed by 2.
Sandstorm
--
--
10
For 5 turns, a sandstorm rages.
Screech
--
85%
40
Lowers the target's Defense by 2.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Spite
--
100%
10
Lowers the PP of the target's last move by 4.
Stealth Rock
--
--
20
Hurts foes on switch-in. Factors Rock weakness.
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
--
85%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target. Poison types can't miss.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Lairon can perform in Sun/Moon. 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 SM Move and Ability Combos for Lairon

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