Competitive Information for Lunala [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Lunala lunala
Base Stats for Lunala

Psychic / Ghost

Abilities:
Shadow ShieldShadow Shield: If this Pokemon is at full HP, damage taken from attacks is halved.


Evolutions / Family:
Cosmog
Cosmoem
Lunala
Solgaleo

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Lunala? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Sword/Shield 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 Sword/Shield generation metagame.


Lunala is pretty popular Psychic and Ghost-typed Pokemon. It's super common to find yourself dealing with Lunala when battling in the 8th generation meta. Lunala's only type-related weaknesses are Dark and Ghost.


Species: Lunala
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Shadow Shield
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Psycho Cut
- Shadow Claw / Phantom Force
- Facade / Giga Impact
- Acrobatics

Physical Sweeper Lunala (Shadow Shield)

Lunala is a legendary Physical Sweeper. It's designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Lunala's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Shadow Shield, if Lunala is at full hp damage taken from attacks is halved. Facade's damage doubles when the user has a status affliction.

Psycho Cut is a physical STAB-boosted 70-base power Psychic-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Shadow Claw is a physical STAB-boosted 70-base power Ghost-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Phantom Force is a physical STAB-boosted 90-base power Ghost-type move (disappears turn 1. hits turn 2. breaks protection).
Facade is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if Lunala is burn/poison/paralyzed).
Giga Impact is a physical 150-base power Normal-type move (Lunala cannot move next turn).
Acrobatics is a physical 55-base power Flying-type move (power doubles if your Lunala has no held item).




Species: Lunala
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Shadow Shield
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Moongeist Beam / Shadow Ball
- Psychic / Psyshock
- Moonblast
- Ice Beam

Special Sweeper Lunala (Shadow Shield)

Lunala is a legendary Special Sweeper. It attempts to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Lunala's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Shadow Shield, if Lunala is at full hp damage taken from attacks is halved.

Moongeist Beam is a special STAB-boosted 100-base power Ghost-type move (ignores the abilities of other pokemon).
Shadow Ball is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Psychic is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Psyshock is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Psychic-type move (damages target based on defense, not special defense).
Moonblast is a special 95-base power Fairy-type move (30% chance to lower the target's special attack by 1 stage).
Ice Beam is a special 90-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Lunala? These builds have been optimized for Sword/Shield 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 Sword/Shield generation metagame.


Species: Lunala
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Shadow Shield
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Psycho Cut
- Shadow Claw / Phantom Force
- Facade / Giga Impact
- Acrobatics

Doubles Physical Sweeper Lunala (Shadow Shield)

Lunala is a legendary Physical Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Lunala's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Shadow Shield, if Lunala is at full hp damage taken from attacks is halved. Facade's damage doubles when the user has a status affliction.

Psycho Cut is a physical STAB-boosted 70-base power Psychic-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Shadow Claw is a physical STAB-boosted 70-base power Ghost-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Phantom Force is a physical STAB-boosted 90-base power Ghost-type move (disappears turn 1. hits turn 2. breaks protection).
Facade is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if Lunala is burn/poison/paralyzed).
Giga Impact is a physical 150-base power Normal-type move (Lunala cannot move next turn).
Acrobatics is a physical 55-base power Flying-type move (power doubles if your Lunala has no held item).




Species: Lunala
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Shadow Shield
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Heat Wave
- Dazzling Gleam
- Moongeist Beam
- Psychic

Doubles Special Sweeper Lunala (Shadow Shield)

Lunala is a legendary Special Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Lunala's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Shadow Shield, if Lunala is at full hp damage taken from attacks is halved.

Heat Wave is a special 95-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the foes).
Dazzling Gleam is a special 80-base power Fairy-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent foes).
Moongeist Beam is a special STAB-boosted 100-base power Ghost-type move (ignores the abilities of other pokemon).
Psychic is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Lunala 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
Air Slash
75
95%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Blizzard
110
70%
5
10% chance to freeze foe(s). Can't miss in hail.
Confusion
50
100%
25
10% chance to confuse the target.
Dazzling Gleam
80
100%
10
No additional effect. Hits adjacent foes.
Dream Eater
100
100%
15
User gains 1/2 HP inflicted. Sleeping target only.
Focus Blast
120
70%
5
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Future Sight
120
100%
10
Hits two turns after being used.
Heat Wave
95
90%
10
10% chance to burn the foe(s).
Hex
65
100%
10
Power doubles if the target has a status ailment.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Ice Beam
90
100%
10
10% chance to freeze the target.
Icy Wind
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Speed by 1.
Moonblast
95
100%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Sp. Atk by 1.
Moongeist Beam
100
100%
5
Ignores the Abilities of other Pokemon.
Night Daze
85
95%
10
40% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Night Shade
--
100%
15
Does damage equal to the user's level.
Psychic
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Psyshock
80
100%
10
Damages target based on Defense, not Sp. Def.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Shadow Ball
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Snore
50
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Solar Beam
120
100%
10
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2. No charge in sunlight.
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.
Acrobatics
55
100%
15
Power doubles if the user has no held item.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Fly
90
95%
15
Flies up on first turn, then strikes the next turn.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Phantom Force
90
100%
10
Disappears turn 1. Hits turn 2. Breaks protection.
Psycho Cut
70
100%
20
High critical hit ratio.
Shadow Claw
70
100%
15
High critical hit ratio.
Agility
--
--
30
Raises the user's Speed by 2.
Calm Mind
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Atk and Sp. Def by 1.
Confuse Ray
--
100%
10
Confuses the target.
Cosmic Power
--
--
20
Raises the user's Defense and Sp. Def by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Helping Hand
--
--
20
One adjacent ally's move power is 1.5x this turn.
Hypnosis
--
60%
20
Causes the target to fall asleep.
Light Screen
--
--
30
For 5 turns, special damage to allies is halved.
Magic Coat
--
--
15
Bounces back certain non-damaging moves.
Magic Room
--
--
10
For 5 turns, all held items have no effect.
Moonlight
--
--
5
Heals the user by a weather-dependent amount.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
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.
Scary Face
--
100%
10
Lowers the target's Speed by 2.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Splash
--
--
40
No competitive use.
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.
Teleport
--
--
20
User switches out.
Thunder Wave
--
90%
20
Paralyzes the target.
Trick
--
100%
10
User switches its held item with the target's.
Trick Room
--
--
5
Goes last. For 5 turns, turn order is reversed.
Wide Guard
--
--
10
Protects allies from multi-target moves this turn.
Will-O-Wisp
--
85%
15
Burns the target.
Wonder Room
--
--
10
For 5 turns, all Defense and Sp. Def stats switch.
Work Up
--
--
30
Raises the user's Attack and Sp. Atk by 1.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Lunala can perform in Sword/Shield. 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 SS Move and Ability Combos for Lunala

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