1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Guest, PO has ceased our separate tiering and adopted Smogon tiers for SM. More information and updates here.

    Dismiss Notice

[Skeleton] Lucario 1v1

Discussion in 'Gen 5 1v1 Analyses' started by Xinc, Jun 20, 2013.

  1. Xinc

    Xinc Time for Oras?

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2011
    Messages:
    1,568
    Likes Received:
    13
    ==General==
    *Both highly usable Special Attack and Physical Attack stats
    *Acceptable 90 base speed
    *Access to a STAB priority move in Bullet Punch and Vacuum Wave. Also has Extremespeed
    *Abilities are anti-Flinch: Steadfast boosts its speed and Inner Focus won't make Lucario flinch.
    *Flexible and can run at least two different sets
    *Access to both Nasty Plot and Swords Dance


    ==Swords Dancer==
    Lucario (M) @ Focus Sash
    Trait: Inner Focus
    EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
    Jolly/Adamant Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)/(+Atk, -SAtk)
    -Swords Dance
    -Close Combat
    -Extremespeed
    -Crunch/Ice Punch/Bullet Punch

    *Similar to OU's Life Orb set, except that it uses a Focus Sash, so super effective moves won't OHKO it, and allows Lucario two attacks, or one swords dance and one attack
    *Swords Dance brings Lucario's attack to 700 with Adamant Nature
    *Extremespeed is priority
    *Crunch hits Deoxys-D and Pokemon weak against Dark Type moves, while Ice Punch hits Gliscor, Togekiss, and Dragonite, Bullet punch is a priority STAB move, for faster Pokemon who are resistant or immune to extremespeed
    *For Bullet Punch, Adamant Nature is preferred, as speed is not as important for priority moves

    ==Wise Guy==
    Lucario (M) @ Focus Sash
    Trait: Inner Focus
    EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
    Timid/Modest Nature (+Spd, -Atk)/(+SAtk, -Atk)
    -Nasty Plot
    -Aura Sphere
    -Vacuum Wave/Hidden Power [Ice]
    -Dark Pulse/Shadow Ball

    ==Set Comments==
    -Works the same way as Sword Dance set, except in the special side
    -Nasty Plot brings Lucario's special attack stat even higher than its sword dance set
    -Aura Sphere can't miss. Much more enjoyable than Focus Blast
    -Vacuum wave is priority STAB move while HP Ice hits Gliscor and Flying types
    -Dark Pulse gives a Flinch chance, but Fighting types resist it. Shadow Ball, on the other hand, can hit for neutral damage and hit psychics such as Reuniclus for high damage

    ==Other Options==
    -Being in a 1v1 match means that Lucario cannot afford to do anything else but to hit hard. Counter is a viable move, but only against physical attackers, meaning there is a substantial risk in using Counter.

    ==Checks & Counters==
    -Fake Out users can break Lucario's Sash, but thanks to Inner Focus, Lucario can continue doing what it was doing anyway
    -Pokemon with a faster priority move that can live a hit usually come out ahead.
    -Sub-Disable Gengar gives Lucario some trouble
     
  2. Xinc

    Xinc Time for Oras?

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2011
    Messages:
    1,568
    Likes Received:
    13
    Please forget this one. Though it has a few more things than Mewthree's, it looks like it's done anyway. xP