Competitive Information for Lycanroc (dusk) [Sun/Moon]

Competitive Pokemon Sun/Moon Movesets and Strategies for Lycanroc-dusk lycanroc-dusk
Base Stats for Lycanroc-Dusk

Rock

Abilities:
Tough ClawsTough Claws: This Pokemon's contact moves have their power multiplied by 1.3.


Evolutions / Family:
Lycanroc

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Lycanroc-dusk? 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 Lycanroc-dusk in Pokemon Sun/Moon:

Ninetales-AlolaKyurem-BlackCharizard-Mega-YCharizard-Mega-XInfernapeMimikyuSceptile-MegaThundurusLatios-MegaJolteonFeraligatrFloatzel


Lycanroc is a wonderful Rock-typed Pokemon. It's pretty standard to find yourself dealing with Lycanroc when battling in the 7th generation meta. Lycanroc is weak to Fighting, Grass, Ground, Steel, and Water-typed attacks.


Species: Lycanroc-Dusk
Item: Focus Sash / Choice Band
Ability: Tough Claws
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Drill Run
- Fire Fang
- Accelerock / Stone Edge
- Swords Dance

Physical Sweeper Lycanroc-Dusk (Popular/Trending)

Lycanroc is a notable Physical Sweeper. It is primarily designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Lycanroc from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Choice Band will increase the damage of Lycanroc's physical moves by 1.5x at the cost of locking you into the first move you pick. With Tough Claws, Lycanroc's contact moves have their power multiplied by 1.3.

Drill Run is a physical 80-base power Ground-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Fire Fang is a physical 65-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn. 10% chance to flinch).
Accelerock is a physical STAB-boosted priority-increased 40-base power Rock-type move (usually goes first).
Stone Edge is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Rock-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Swords Dance is a status move (raises your Lycanroc's attack by 2 stages).




Species: Lycanroc-Dusk
Item: Dragonium Z / Life Orb
Ability: Tough Claws
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Outrage
- Return
- Rock Slide / Rock Tomb
- Crunch

Physical Sweeper Lycanroc-Dusk (Tough Claws)

Lycanroc is a spectacular Physical Sweeper. It tries to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Lycanroc from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Lycanroc's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Tough Claws, Lycanroc's contact moves have their power multiplied by 1.3.

Outrage is a physical 120-base power Dragon-type move (lasts 2-3 turns. confuses your Lycanroc afterwards).
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).
Crunch is a physical 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Lycanroc-dusk? 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 Lycanroc-dusk in Pokemon Sun/Moon:

Ninetales-AlolaKyurem-BlackCharizard-Mega-YCharizard-Mega-XInfernapeMimikyuSceptile-MegaThundurusLatios-MegaJolteonFeraligatrFloatzel


Species: Lycanroc-Dusk
Item: Rockium Z / Life Orb
Ability: Tough Claws
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Rock Slide / Rock Tomb
- Outrage
- Return
- Crunch

Doubles Physical Sweeper Lycanroc-Dusk (Tough Claws)

Lycanroc is a spectacular Physical Sweeper. It is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Lycanroc from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Lycanroc's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Tough Claws, Lycanroc's contact moves have their power multiplied by 1.3.

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).
Outrage is a physical 120-base power Dragon-type move (lasts 2-3 turns. confuses your Lycanroc afterwards).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Crunch is a physical 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Lycanroc-dusk 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
Earth Power
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Echoed Voice
40
100%
15
Power increases when used on consecutive turns.
Hyper Voice
90
100%
10
No additional effect. Hits adjacent foes.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
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.
Accelerock
40
100%
20
Usually goes first.
Bite
60
100%
25
30% chance to flinch the target.
Brick Break
75
100%
15
Destroys screens, unless the target is immune.
Counter
--
100%
20
If hit by physical attack, returns double damage.
Covet
60
100%
25
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Crunch
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Crush Claw
75
95%
10
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Drill Run
80
95%
10
High critical hit ratio.
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.
Fire Fang
65
95%
15
10% chance to burn. 10% chance to flinch.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
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.
Last Resort
140
100%
5
Fails unless each known move has been used.
Outrage
120
100%
10
Lasts 2-3 turns. Confuses the user afterwards.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Rock Climb
90
85%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
Rock Slide
75
90%
10
30% chance to flinch the foe(s).
Rock Throw
50
90%
15
No additional effect.
Rock Tomb
60
95%
15
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Stomping Tantrum
75
100%
10
Power doubles if the user's last move failed.
Stone Edge
100
80%
5
High critical hit ratio.
Sucker Punch
70
100%
5
Usually goes first. Fails if target is not attacking.
Tackle
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Thrash
120
100%
10
Lasts 2-3 turns. Confuses the user afterwards.
Thunder Fang
65
95%
15
10% chance to paralyze. 10% chance to flinch.
Zen Headbutt
80
90%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Bulk Up
--
--
20
Raises the user's Attack and Defense by 1.
Confide
--
--
20
Lowers the target's Sp. Atk by 1.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Howl
--
--
40
Raises the user's Attack by 1.
Iron Defense
--
--
15
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
Leer
--
100%
30
Lowers the foe(s) Defense by 1.
Odor Sleuth
--
--
40
Fighting, Normal hit Ghost. Evasiveness ignored.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
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.
Sand Attack
--
100%
15
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Scary Face
--
100%
10
Lowers the target's Speed by 2.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
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.
Swagger
--
85%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Swords Dance
--
--
20
Raises the user's Attack by 2.
Taunt
--
100%
20
Target can't use status moves its next 3 turns.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target. Poison types can't miss.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Lycanroc-dusk 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 Lycanroc-dusk

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