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Tackle is now a decently viable move thanks to an energy buff from the Season of Light update. It benefits from STAB and offers average damage output and energy generation. Rock Smash is a very bad move for PvP despite its useful typing.
Both Thunder Punch and Fire Punch are viable options for Ursaluna, and both could be considered simultaneously in some scenarios. While Ursaluna lacks STAB damage on both of them, the ability to access coverage options at relatively low energy costs is appealing. High Horsepower is recommended for its strong STAB damage, in addition to its wide coverage. It is typically a good idea to pair this with one of the elemental punches.
Ursaluna's performance is lackluster in PvP due to multiple common weaknesses, unimpressive bulk, and a much needed improvement to its moveset. Prior to its release, one of the best scenarios for Ursaluna was to obtain Shadow Claw as a Fast Move option. Unfortunately, Tackle and Rock Smash simply don't cut it for Ursaluna, with most matchups against the meta ended up as losses.
Additional stats from Ultra League helps to lift Ursaluna up a bit, though its main drawbacks are still present. The benefit of Normal typing is more evident in Ultra League with more common Ghost-types, but Ursaluna leans towards niche more than meta.
Ursaluna is much more suitable for Master League thanks to its impressive stats, approaching almost 4000 CP at level 40. In this league, the lack of Grass-types benefits Ursaluna, since it has fewer weaknesses to be concerned about. Common Dragons and Fighting-type Pokemon have both good stats and more efficient (or effective) moves than Ursaluna, which is the main drawback. Overall Ursaluna is a good consideration for Master League, and is relatively cheap compared to other Pokemon thanks to resources obtained from its Community Day.
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