Lugia, The Diving Pokémon. It is so powerful even a light fluttering of its wings can blow apart houses. As a result, it chooses to live out of sight deep under the sea. It is said to be the guardian of the seas. It is rumored to have been seen on the night of a storm. It is said that it quietly spends its time deep at the bottom of the sea because its powers are too strong. It sleeps in a deep-sea trench. If it flaps its wings, it is said to cause a 40-day storm. .
Lugia takes hits like a planet. It takes a lot to hurt it badly. It has loads of support options, and can even go offensive if you want to surprise the opponent. Amazing stats, amazing movepool; Lugia is a great choice for a physical wall on your uber team.
Pressure: there are a lot of low PP powerhouse moves running through ubers, and when you take Lugia's survivability into account, you realise how useful Pressure is.
Although Lugia still takes hits like a mountain, mountains do crumble eventually. Reflect is a way to halt any incoming physical attacker and survive all of the hits they can throw out. Roost is an amazing recovery move as it gets rid of Lugia's troublesome Rock weakness, which everyone seems to love abusing. Whirlwind lets you phase the enemy as well as build up residual damage through Spikes and Stealth Rock. Ice Beam lets you counter the physical dragon types in ubers a lot better, as you can ruin them all with one move. Toxic is a great move on Lugia as you can stall and stall till the cows come home, just watching their damage go up and up. It is also awesome for catching any switch ins that can beat Lugia.
- Ice Beam
A more offensive Lugia, and it packs a punch. Ice Beam is a great move in ubers and on Lugia, and when combined with Thunder, the pair have awesome coverage. Roost is vital to survival after passing on Choice Specs, as you will have taken a beating through damage and Stealth Rock. Trick is obviously required for a Trick Specs set. It can completely shut down a list of Pokémon that switch into Lugia, which is one less Pokémon your team has to handle.
- Calm Mind
Calm Mind lets Lugia become an offensive and defensive powerhouse. It already has obscene Special Defence and an ok Special Attack, so boosting them both helps out a lot. Roost is obviously there because it is the best recovery move for Lugia, and possibly in the game. Ice Beam and Thunder have great coverage in ubers and are both high power moves. The best choices to use for this set, without a doubt.
Can't beat a good gimmick set. Trick works in the same way as it does on the Choice Specs set, but passes Choice Band this time. Roost lets Lugia keep its massive survivability after forcing the Band on the unsuspecting enemy. Punishment is a great move for wrecking Calm Mind Mewtwo, Latias and Latios, other Lugia, Giratina-O, anything weak to Dark that stats up. Earthquake hurts Steel types a lot, and is a great move in general, with good coverage when combined with Avalanche, which sorts out any Flying types that want to take an Earthquake.
EVs and Nature:
Aeroblast, Earth Power, Light Screen, Psych Up, Thunder Wave, Weather Ball
Aeroblast is a STAB special move that can find a way onto the Choice Specs set to lay the smackdown on… a lot. Sadly, Roost is simply better, I feel.
Earth Power can get onto the Calm Mind set or Specs set as a way to beat Dialga and Metagross.
Light Screen lets Lugia take massive damage from the special side of things as well as the physical. However, this uses up a useful slot when Lugia already has obnoxious Special Defence.
Psych Up is a gimmicky move that can steal you a lot of Calm Mind boosts for free.
Thunder Wave could work well due to Lugia's high Speed, but sadly, a few Pokémon Lugia is designed to beat are Ground type.
Weather Ball is a great choice as Kyogre and Groudon are both popular Pokémon, which means a base 100 Water attack or base 100 Fire move.
Steel types are the way to go. Dialga, Metagross and Forretress all take hits from Lugia, are immune to Toxic, and can hit back hard. Tyranitar can Pursuit, Stone Edge and Crunch Lugia while taking no damage from its special moves. Wobbufett is a massive pain for Lugia, as long as it can avoid Toxic. Taunt destroys Lugia, as it needs to recover to keep its walling up. Mewtwo dominates it with Taunt Calm Mind, as does Darkrai. Toxic really ruins Lugia, as it can't heal through Toxic and direct damage.
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