Competitive Information for Lunatone [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield 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
Fairy
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
2x
2x
  
  
  
  
0.5x
0.5x
2x
Grass
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
2x
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 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.


Lunatone is an outstanding Rock and Psychic-typed Pokemon. It's pretty regular to find yourself dealing with Lunatone when battling in the 8th generation meta. 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 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Psychic / Psyshock
- Power Gem
- Moonblast
- Ice Beam

Special Sweeper Lunatone (Levitate)

Lunatone is a pretty decent Special Sweeper. It's designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Lunatone from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Lunatone's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. 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).
Psyshock is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Psychic-type move (damages target based on defense, not special defense).
Power Gem is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Rock-type move that deals a decent amount of damage.
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 Lunatone? 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: Lunatone
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Levitate
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Psychic / Psyshock
- Power Gem
- Icy Wind
- Moonblast

Doubles Special Sweeper Lunatone (Levitate)

Lunatone is a notable Special Sweeper. It is designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Lunatone from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Lunatone's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. 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).
Psyshock is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Psychic-type move (damages target based on defense, not special defense).
Power Gem is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Rock-type move that deals a good amount of damage.
Icy Wind is a special 55-base power Ice-type move (100% chance to lower the foes speed by 1 stage).
Moonblast is a special 95-base power Fairy-type move (30% chance to lower the target's special attack by 1 stage).



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
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.
Earth Power
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Future Sight
120
100%
10
Hits two turns after being used.
Grass Knot
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
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.
Power Gem
80
100%
20
No additional effect.
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.
Stored Power
20
100%
10
+ 20 power for each of the user's stat boosts.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Weather Ball
50
100%
10
Power doubles and type varies in each weather.
Acrobatics
55
100%
15
Power doubles if the user has no held item.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Bulldoze
60
100%
20
100% chance lower adjacent Pkmn Speed by 1.
Earthquake
100
100%
10
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dig.
Explosion
250
100%
5
Hits adjacent Pokemon. The user faints.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Gyro Ball
--
100%
5
More power the slower the user than the target.
Iron Head
80
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Rock Blast
25
90%
10
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
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.
Sand Tomb
35
85%
15
Traps and damages the target for 4-5 turns.
Self-Destruct
200
100%
5
Hits adjacent Pokemon. The user faints.
Stomping Tantrum
75
100%
10
Power doubles if the user's last move failed.
Stone Edge
100
80%
5
High critical hit ratio.
Tackle
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Zen Headbutt
80
90%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Ally Switch
--
--
15
The user swaps positions with its ally.
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.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Hail
--
--
10
For 5 turns, hail crashes down.
Harden
--
--
30
Raises the user's Defense by 1.
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 Room
--
--
10
For 5 turns, all held items have no effect.
Moonlight
--
--
5
Heals the user by a weather-dependent amount.
Nasty Plot
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Atk by 2.
Power Swap
--
--
10
Swaps Attack and Sp. Atk stat stages with target.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Psychic Terrain
--
--
10
5 turns. Grounded: +Psychic power, priority-safe.
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.
Rock Polish
--
--
20
Raises the user's Speed by 2.
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.
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.
Trick Room
--
--
5
Goes last. For 5 turns, turn order is reversed.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Lunatone 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 Lunatone

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