Lunatone, The Meteorite Pokémon. Lunatone becomes active around the time of the full moon. Instead of walking, it moves by floating in midair. The Pokémon's intimidating red eyes cause all those who see it to become transfixed with fear. Lunatone was discovered at a location where a meteoroid fell. As a result, some people theorize that this Pokémon came from space. However, no one has been able to prove this theory so far.It was discovered at the site of a meteor strike 40 years ago. Its stare can lull its foes to sleep.
So this is it, the final Pokémon of the Week for Generation 6, and we are going in with another tie in, Lunatone. Lunatone is the special focused variant of Solrock but like Solrock, it just doesn't excel at what it can do. It has a bit of a wide movepool, with its lunar focus giving it access to moves like Moonblast, but it just can't do a lot of damage and is too frail to really use on most formats. It's just not all that good. It's a shame as it and Solrock are an interesting concept, but it just can't do much amazingly
Levitate: Damage dealing Ground-type moves have no effect on this Pokémon. Cannot be trapped by Arena Trap ability. Takes no damage from Spikes. This is wonderful ability on a Pokémon with a Ground-type weakness, especially on one with so many other weaknesses. As is usually the case with Levitate Pokémon you don't really have another option, but this is perfectly fine for Lunatone's very modest standards.
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- Rock Polish
This is a rather standard Lunatone set. You have the Rock Polish to boost Lunatone's Speed up to a passable level. Psychic will do a decent amount of damage with STAB. Ancient Power may not be powerful, but the chance of boosting all stats is always good. Earth Power and Moonblast can give vital coverage to various other types that can threaten it.
- Lunatone can make use of Baton Pass in conjunction with Rock Polish or Cosmic Power in order to help a teammate sweep, as well as avoid Pursuit. However, there's typically a better option for this.
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First glances at Lunatone's moveset reveal that a lot of them are simply symbolic, Moonblast cause it's a moon, Ice Beam because Solrock got Flamethrower etc It oughta learn Moongeist Beam, and on that note Solrock should learn Sunsteel Strike. Not that it's gonna help them THAT much competitively. It would just be flashy, which IS why one would run Lunatone competitively... right?
Lunatone will pull more weight with a Sandstorm Partner, preferably Tyranitar, who doesn't mind getting Levitate from a Skill Swap. Psychic is Lunatone's Strongest STAB Moonblast is coverage for Dark Types, though since Lunatone is only going to be used in a casual environment, transfering one with Ancient Power isn't a bad idea for Secondary STAB, since it STILL doesn't learn Power Gem Skill Swap has always been janky in Doubles, but it can reset weather, re activate intimidates, take away Parental Bonds. It's very strong when strong abilities are involved. Protect is always a strong option, but Earth Power gives Lunatone additional coverage on Steel Types, who resist both of Lunatone's STABs alongside its other coverage options.
The most you'll probably see Lunatone in any competitive sense in Tate and Liza's Gym. Lunatone needs a little re working before it'll see itself in serious competitive play.
In all honestly, Lunatone is pretty easy to deal with in most normal circumstances. Weaknesses to Bug, Dark, Ghost, Grass, Steel, and Water moves means there's no shortage of easy ways to defeat it. As Lunatone is more Specially focused, going the physical hits may be best, which is good for Bug, Dark, Grass and Steel, but it will still fold to most special moves. It's just not that good. Like Solrock, we could list all the Pokémon that can deal with it but that'd just be a waste of our time as it's even bigger than Solrock's.
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