Competitive Information for Luxray [Sun/Moon]

Competitive Pokemon Sun/Moon Movesets and Strategies for Luxray luxray
Base Stats for Luxray

Electric

Abilities:
IntimidateIntimidate: On switch-in, this Pokemon lowers the Attack of adjacent opponents by 1 stage.
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GutsGuts: If this Pokemon is statused, its Attack is 1.5x; ignores burn halving physical damage.
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RivalryRivalry: This Pokemon's attacks do 1.25x on same gender targets; 0.75x on opposite gender.


Evolutions / Family:
Shinx
Luxio
Luxray

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Luxray? 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.


Common team mates for Luxray in Pokemon Sun/Moon:

InfernapeFloatzelPelipperSteelix-MegaAbomasnowGarchompLopunny-MegaRoseradeStaraptorGastrodonNinetales-AlolaEmpoleon


Luxray is a remarkable Electric-typed Pokemon. It's a almost common sight to see Luxray out in the 7th generation battlefield. Luxray's only type-related weakness is Ground.


Species: Luxray
Item: Assault Vest / Leftovers
Ability: Intimidate
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Hp / 252 Atk / 4 Spe
Moveset:
- Wild Charge / Thunder Wave
- Crunch
- Ice Fang
- Quick Attack / Scary Face

Physical Tank Luxray (Analytic)

Luxray is a decent Physical Tank. It is designed to take a great amount of physical hits while dealing some decent damage. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Luxray last longer regaining it's stamina every turn. With Intimidate, on switch-in Luxray lowers the attack of adjacent opponents by 1 stage.

Wild Charge is a physical STAB-boosted 90-base power Electric-type move (has 1/4 recoil).
Thunder Wave is a status move (paralyzes the target).
Crunch is a physical 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
Ice Fang is a physical 65-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze. 10% chance to flinch).
Quick Attack is a physical priority-increased 40-base power Normal-type move (usually goes first).
Scary Face is a status move (lowers the target's speed by 2 stages).




Species: Luxray
Item: Flame Orb / Normalium Z
Ability: Guts
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Facade / Return
- Wild Charge / Spark
- Superpower
- Throat Chop

Physical Sweeper Luxray (Guts)

Luxray is a phenomenal Physical Sweeper. It was designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Flame Orb will burn Luxray at the end of the turn which will activate Luxray's Guts ability. With Guts, if Luxray is statused its attack is 1.5x; ignores burn halving physical damage. Facade's damage doubles when the user has a status affliction. Combine that with Guts to seriously give Luxray a sweet boost.

Facade is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if Luxray is burn/poison/paralyzed).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Wild Charge is a physical STAB-boosted 90-base power Electric-type move (has 1/4 recoil).
Spark is a physical STAB-boosted 65-base power Electric-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).
Superpower is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Luxray's attack and defense by 1 stage).
Throat Chop is a physical 80-base power Dark-type move (for 2 turns, the target cannot use sound moves).




Species: Luxray
Item: Air Balloon
Ability: Guts
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Hp / 252 Atk / 4 Spe
Moveset:
- Wild Charge
- Ice Fang / Night Slash
- Howl
- Charge

Luxray Physical Tank (Howl+charge Attacker)

Luxray is a fabulous Physical Tank. It is designed to take a decent amount of physical hits while dealing some decent damage. With Guts, if Luxray is statused its attack is 1.5x; ignores burn halving physical damage.

Wild Charge is a physical STAB-boosted 90-base power Electric-type move (has 1/4 recoil).
Ice Fang is a physical 65-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze. 10% chance to flinch).
Night Slash is a physical 70-base power Dark-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Howl is a status move (raises your Luxray's attack by 1 stage).
Charge is a status move (+1 spd, Luxray's electric move next turn 2x power).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Luxray? 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.


Common team mates for Luxray in Pokemon Sun/Moon:

InfernapeFloatzelPelipperSteelix-MegaAbomasnowGarchompLopunny-MegaRoseradeStaraptorGastrodonNinetales-AlolaEmpoleon


Species: Luxray
Item: Flame Orb / Normalium Z
Ability: Guts
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Facade / Return
- Wild Charge / Spark
- Superpower
- Throat Chop

Doubles Physical Sweeper Luxray (Guts)

Luxray is an astounding Physical Sweeper. The purpose of this moveset is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Flame Orb will burn Luxray at the end of the turn which will activate Luxray's Guts ability. With Guts, if Luxray is statused its attack is 1.5x; ignores burn halving physical damage. Facade's damage doubles when the user has a status affliction. Combine that with Guts to seriously give Luxray a sweet boost.

Facade is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if Luxray is burn/poison/paralyzed).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Wild Charge is a physical STAB-boosted 90-base power Electric-type move (has 1/4 recoil).
Spark is a physical STAB-boosted 65-base power Electric-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).
Superpower is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Luxray's attack and defense by 1 stage).
Throat Chop is a physical 80-base power Dark-type move (for 2 turns, the target cannot use sound moves).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Luxray 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
Charge Beam
50
90%
10
70% chance to raise the user's Sp. Atk by 1.
Discharge
80
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze adjacent Pokemon.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
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.
Signal Beam
75
100%
15
10% chance to confuse the target.
Snarl
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 1.
Snore
50
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Thunder
110
70%
10
30% chance to paralyze. Can't miss in rain.
Thunderbolt
90
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Volt Switch
70
100%
20
User switches out after damaging the target.
Bite
60
100%
25
30% chance to flinch the target.
Crunch
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Double Kick
30
100%
30
Hits 2 times in one turn.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Fire Fang
65
95%
15
10% chance to burn. 10% chance to flinch.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Fury Cutter
40
95%
20
Power doubles with each hit, up to 160.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Ice Fang
65
95%
15
10% chance to freeze. 10% chance to flinch.
Iron Tail
100
75%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
Night Slash
70
100%
15
High critical hit ratio.
Quick Attack
40
100%
30
Usually goes first.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Spark
65
100%
20
30% chance to paralyze the target.
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.
Thief
60
100%
25
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Throat Chop
80
100%
15
For 2 turns, the target cannot use sound moves.
Thunder Fang
65
95%
15
10% chance to paralyze. 10% chance to flinch.
Wild Charge
90
100%
15
Has 1/4 recoil.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Baby-Doll Eyes
--
100%
30
Lowers the target's Attack by 1.
Captivate
--
100%
20
Lowers the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 2 if opposite gender.
Charge
--
--
20
+1 SpD, user's Electric move next turn 2x power.
Confide
--
--
20
Lowers the target's Sp. Atk by 1.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Eerie Impulse
--
100%
15
Lowers the target's Sp. Atk by 2.
Electric Terrain
--
--
10
5 turns. Grounded: +Electric power, can't sleep.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Fake Tears
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's Sp. Def by 2.
Flash
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Helping Hand
--
--
20
One adjacent ally's move power is 1.5x this turn.
Howl
--
--
40
Raises the user's Attack by 1.
Laser Focus
--
--
30
Until the end of the next turn, user's moves crit.
Leer
--
100%
30
Lowers the foe(s) Defense by 1.
Light Screen
--
--
30
For 5 turns, special damage to allies is halved.
Magnet Rise
--
--
10
For 5 turns, the user has immunity to Ground.
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.
Scary Face
--
100%
10
Lowers the target's Speed by 2.
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
--
85%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Thunder Wave
--
90%
20
Paralyzes the target.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target. Poison types can't miss.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Luxray 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 Luxray

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