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Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Lotad

Lotad
Water Weed Pokémon

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Lotad is a Water and Grass Type Water Weed Pokémon, with a 33.3% Chance To Catch with a regular Pokeball. Lotad can be found with Swift Swim, Rain Dish and Own Tempo as an Ability and has a Medium Slow growth rate with a 1 Special Defense EV Yield. We recommend the Calm Nature, based on 220 combined Base Stats.

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National Dex Pokemon

Lotad Stats and Abilities

Based on Lotad Base IVs we consider this pokemon F-Tier choice. Lotad Highest IV Stat is Special Defense 50 and the Lowest being Attack 30.

Tier Stat Base Min Max
F
HP40190284
F
Attack3058174
F
Defense3058174
F
Special Attack4076196
F
Special Defense5094218
F
Speed3058174
F
Total220
Lotad Detail
Best Held Items
Best Nature
Calm
+10% Special Defense
-10% Attack
Caught in the Wild Held Item Chance
Like/Dislikes
Likes: Bitter
Dislikes: Spicy
EV Yield1 Special Defense
Growth RateMedium Slow
Catch Rate255 (33.3% with PokéBall, full HP)
Egg GroupsGrass, Water 1
Egg Cycles15 (3,599–3,855 steps)
Abilities Description
Swift Swim
Ability 1
Swift Swim doubles the ability-bearer's Speed during rain.
Rain Dish
Ability 2
A Pokémon with Rain Dish will recover 1/16 of its maximum HP during rain, after each turn.
Own Tempo
Hidden Ability
Prevents the Pokémon from becoming confused.

How To Evolve Lotad in BDSP

Lotad requires (Level 14) to evolve into Lombre and then (use Water Stone) to evolve into Ludicolo.

Base Form Evolution Requirement First Evolution Evolution Requirement Final Evolution
Lotad
Level 14
Lombre
use Water Stone
Ludicolo

Where To Find Lotad in BDSP

Lotad has 5 spawn locations in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. You can find the Unevolved form Lv. 16-63 Lotad, within the Fountainspring Cave location using the Walking method.

Underground Pokemon Spawns
After you reach Check Points in the game progression NEW Pokemon will begin to spawn in the Grand Underground.
Start = Default spawns in the Grand Underground
Strength = After obtaining the TM96 Strength
Defog = After obtaining the TM97 Defog
7th Badge = After obtaining the Icicle Badge from Candice
Waterfall = After obtaining the TM99 Waterfall
National = After obtaining the National Pokedex.
World Pokemon Spawns
Interact = Limited to one
Common = 20% ~ 100%
Uncommon = 5% ~ 20%
Rare = 1% ~ 5%
= Morning Time
= Day Time
= Night Time
Location How To Catch Pokemon Spawns
Sunlit Cavern
National
Lombre
Lv. 16-63
Sunlit Cavern
National
Lotad
Lv. 16-63
Still-Water Cavern
National
Lombre
Lv. 16-63
Still-Water Cavern
National
Lotad
Lv. 16-63
Riverbank Cave
National
Lombre
Lv. 16-63
Riverbank Cave
National
Lotad
Lv. 16-63
Grassland Cave
National
Lombre
Lv. 16-63
Grassland Cave
National
Lotad
Lv. 16-63
Fountainspring Cave
National
Lombre
Lv. 16-63
Fountainspring Cave
National
Lotad
Lv. 16-63
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Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Lotad Weakness

Lotad is a Water and Grass Type pokemon. This will cause Lotad to take More Damage from Flying, Poison, Bug Type Moves, and Less Damage from Steel, Ground, Water Type moves.

Damage Types
4.0x
More Damage
2.0x
More Damage
Flying
Poison
Bug
0.5x
Less Damage
Steel
Ground
0.25x
Less Damage
Water
Immune to Damage

What pokemon is Lotad Weak Against?

Tier Pokemon
S
Lugia
S
Ho-Oh
S
Rayquaza
S
Dragonite
S
Salamence

What pokemon is Lotad Strong Against?

Tier Pokemon
S
Dialga
S
Palkia
S
Kyogre
S
Groudon
S
Metagross
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Best Moves Lotad in BDSP

Best Moveset for Lotad Lv Up Moves based on Power.

Lvl Best Moves Type Class Power Acc PP Effect
43
Energy Ball
Special
135
100 10 May lower opponent's Special Defense.
38
Zen Headbutt
Physical
80
90 15 May cause flinching.
28
Giga Drain
Special
112.5
100 10 User recovers half the HP inflicted on opponent.
20
Bubble Beam
Special
97.5
100 20 May lower opponent's Speed.

Best Moveset for Lotad TM Moves based on Power.

TM Best Moves Type Class Power Acc PP Effect
TM22
Solar Beam
Special
180
100 10 Charges on first turn, attacks on second.
TM14
Blizzard
Special
110
70 5 May freeze opponent.
TM53
Energy Ball
Special
135
100 10 May lower opponent's Special Defense.
TM13
Ice Beam
Special
90
100 10 May freeze opponent.
STAB: (Same Type Attack Bonus) When a Pokemon uses a Move Type that is the Same as the Pokemon's Type, it will receive a 50% Bonus to Power. Moves Affected by this Highlighted in
Red Text
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Lotad Level Up Moves

List of Moves Lotad can learn by reaching higher levels in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

Lvl Move Desc
1
Astonish
Power: 30
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

May cause flinching.
1
Growl
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 40
Status

Lowers opponent's Attack.
3
Absorb
Power:
30
Acc: 100
PP: 25
Special

User recovers half the HP inflicted on opponent.
6
Water Gun
Power:
60
Acc: 100
PP: 25
Special

9
Mist
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 30
Status

User's stats cannot be changed for a period of time.
12
Mega Drain
Power:
60
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Special

User recovers half the HP inflicted on opponent.
16
Flail
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

The lower the user's HP, the higher the power.
20
Bubble Beam
Power:
97.5
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Special

May lower opponent's Speed.
24
Nature Power
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Uses a certain move based on the current terrain.
28
Giga Drain
Power:
112.5
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

User recovers half the HP inflicted on opponent.
33
Rain Dance
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 5
Status

Makes it rain for 5 turns.
38
Zen Headbutt
Power: 80
Acc: 90
PP: 15
Physical

May cause flinching.
43
Energy Ball
Power:
135
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

May lower opponent's Special Defense.
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Lotad TM Moves

List of Moves Lotad can learn using (TMs) Technical Machine Items.

TM Move Desc
TM03
Water Pulse
Power:
90
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Special

May confuse opponent.
TM07
Hail
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Non-Ice types are damaged for 5 turns.
TM09
Bullet Seed
Power:
37.5
Acc: 100
PP: 30
Physical

Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
TM11
Sunny Day
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 5
Status

Makes it sunny for 5 turns.
TM13
Ice Beam
Power: 90
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

May freeze opponent.
TM14
Blizzard
Power: 110
Acc: 70
PP: 5
Special

May freeze opponent.
TM17
Protect
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Protects the user, but may fail if used consecutively.
TM18
Rain Dance
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 5
Status

Makes it rain for 5 turns.
TM19
Giga Drain
Power:
112.5
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

User recovers half the HP inflicted on opponent.
TM22
Solar Beam
Power:
180
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

Charges on first turn, attacks on second.
TM32
Double Team
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 15
Status

Raises user's Evasiveness.
TM42
Facade
Power: 70
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

Power doubles if user is burned, poisoned, or paralyzed.
TM44
Rest
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User sleeps for 2 turns, but user is fully healed.
TM45
Attract
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Status

If opponent is the opposite gender, it's less likely to attack.
TM46
Thief
Power: 60
Acc: 100
PP: 25
Physical

Also steals opponent's held item.
TM49
Scald
Power:
120
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Special

May burn opponent.
TM53
Energy Ball
Power:
135
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

May lower opponent's Special Defense.
TM58
Endure
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Always left with at least 1 HP, but may fail if used consecutively.
TM70
Flash
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Status

Lowers opponent's Accuracy.
TM75
Swords Dance
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Sharply raises user's Attack.
TM82
Sleep Talk
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User performs one of its own moves while sleeping.
TM86
Grass Knot
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Special

The heavier the opponent, the stronger the attack.
TM87
Swagger
Power: —
Acc: 85
PP: 15
Status

Opponent becomes confused, but its Attack is sharply raised.
TM90
Substitute
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Uses HP to creates a decoy that takes hits.
TM95
Surf
Power:
135
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Special

Hits all adjacent Pokémon.
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Lotad Egg Moves

List of Egg Moves Lotad can learn.

Egg Move Desc
Synthesis
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 5
Status

User recovers HP. Amount varies with the weather.
Razor Leaf
Power:
82.5
Acc: 95
PP: 25
Physical

High critical hit ratio.
Sweet Scent
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Lowers opponent's Evasiveness.
Leech Seed
Power: —
Acc: 90
PP: 10
Status

Drains HP from opponent each turn.
Tickle
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Status

Lowers opponent's Attack and Defense.
Counter
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

When hit by a Physical Attack, user strikes back with 2x power.
Teeter Dance
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Status

Confuses all Pokémon.
Flail
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

The lower the user's HP, the higher the power.
Water Gun
Power:
60
Acc: 100
PP: 25
Special

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