0249 Lugia



  • Ranking Score:
  • Main moves:
    Dragon Tail, Sky Attack, Aeroblast*
  • Type
  • Level:
  • Rank:
    Lvl 15 4/14/15CP 1500
  • Buddy Distance:
  • Charged Move Cost:
    100,000 Stardust
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  • Defense:
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Type Generation 2Generation 3Generation 4Generation 5Generation 6Generation 7Generation 8Generation 9
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More Detail Properties Introduction

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Registeel has the following traits and playstyles:
  • + Bulky
    Takes hits well.
  • - Inflexible
    May struggle to hit multiple types.
  • - Vulnerable
    Takes super effective damage from a wide variety of types.
Move stats include same type and Shadow attack bonuses.
Recommended Move:
*Event or Elite TM exclusive*Unobtainable via TM
No.Move TypesMoveAccuracyPowerDamageAverageFast MoveCountRemark
1FastDragon Tail34.333Multipurpose
3ChargedAeroblast*12.5% chance +2 Atk self752042.729 - 8 - 8 - 9Boost Nuke
4ChargedSky Attack50901.86 - 6 - 5 - 6General
5ChargedFuture Sight651442.228 - 7 - 7 - 7Nuke
6ChargedHydro Pump751301.739 - 8 - 8 - 9Coverage Nuke

Character Introduction


Lugia is a legendary Psychic & Flying Pokémon. It is vulnerable to Rock, Ghost, Electric, Ice and Dark moves. Lugia's strongest moveset is Extrasensory & Aeroblast and it has a Max CP of 3,703.


The majestic Lugia prefers the ocean's depths to avoid accidental destruction from its powerful wingbeats, which can demolish houses.

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PVP Mode Explanatory Notes

PvP Moveset Explanation
Dragon Tail + Sky Attack and Aeroblast*

With the Season 8 buff to Dragon Tail, its incredible damage output now makes it the superior option to Extrasensory despite having slightly less energy gain. Dragon Tail is especially preferred in Master League due to the ubiquitous use of Dragon-type Pokemon. 

Sky Attack is a very efficient move, benefits from STAB, and costs the least amount of energy. Future Sight requires a steep 65 energy cost, and is generally not preferable due to this cost unless Psychic-type coverage is highly needed. Hydro Pump (130 Power/75 Energy) takes longer to charge, has lower base damage per energy, and lacks STAB, but it does allow Lugia to perform better against a number of potential threats, such as Steel- and Rock-types. The addition of Aeroblast from the Nov 2020 Animation Week event is a debatable but nonetheless welcome addition to Lugia's kit, demanding an expensive 75 energy cost but in return offering a massive 170 base power (2.267 DPE). With STAB, Aeroblast when resisted performs almost identically to Hydro Pump, which makes Lugia's signature move more preferable due to its minor chance to proc its +2 ATK buff, despite not offering additional coverage. 

Aeroblast++, the signature move of Apex Purified Lugia, is functionally identical to Aeroblast in PvP.

PvP Rating Explanation
Great League: 3 / 5

Thanks to its availability as a long-term research breakthrough reward, Lugia's CP can be low enough to enter into the Great League after a reroll of its IVs from a trade, and it definitely performs well here. Lugia can wall attack after attack while giving back decent punishment, and makes a fantastic team choice to cover a fighting weakness in particular. Notably, it absolutely dominates Medicham. It has the same flying-type weaknesses as other common Pokémon like Skarmory and Altaria. 

Ultra League: 3 / 5

Lugia's sheer defensive utility begins to shine through in the Ultra League, where it goes from a solid mon in a competitive Flying-type niche to a major threat. It holds its own against much of the tier, but its fatal drawback is its weakness to the masters of the tier: Giratina's two formes and Registeel. Regardless, with a bit of forethought, Lugia can perform very well in the Ultra League and support its team fantastically.

Master League: 4.5 / 5

Without the CP cap holding it down, Lugia gets to make use of its full power in the Master League. Possessing the game's highest bulk AND stat product, on top of a powerful moveset, Lugia is an absolute force to be reckoned with. Its typing and moves allow it to counter big threats such as Groudon, Palkia, Garchomp, and Focus Blast Mewtwo. Lugia's fantastic bulk also allows it to cushion blows from the numerous nukes in the metagame, making it an excellent Pokemon to catch charge moves with. The sheer power of Aeroblast can tear off a tremendous chunk of health even when resisted, making Pokemon like Dialga and Metagross seriously consider shielding it, while Lugia's bulk allows it to consistently satisfy the move's immense energy demands. Lugia is an excellent safe switch and, despite its many weaknesses, it pretty much only hard loses to Melmetal.

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