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Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Lugia

Lugia
Diving Pokémon

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Lugia is a Psychic and Flying Type Diving Pokémon, with a 0.4% Chance To Catch with a regular Pokeball. Lugia can be found with Pressure as an Ability and has a Slow growth rate with a 3 Special Defense EV Yield. We recommend the Calm Nature, based on 680 combined Base Stats.

Shining Pearl Exclusive
National Dex Pokemon

Lugia Stats and Abilities

Based on Lugia Base IVs we consider this pokemon S-Tier choice. Lugia Highest IV Stat is Special Defense 154 and the Lowest being Attack 90.

Tier Stat Base Min Max
D
HP106322416
C
Attack90166306
C
Defense130238394
C
Special Attack90166306
A
Special Defense154281447
C
Speed110202350
S
Total680
Lugia 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 Yield3 Special Defense
Growth RateSlow
Catch Rate3 (0.4% with PokéBall, full HP)
Egg GroupsUndiscovered
Egg Cycles120 (30,584–30,840 steps)
Abilities Description
Pressure
Ability 1
Pressure makes any attack targeted at the ability-bearer - regardless of whether it hits - use 2 PP instead of 1.
Multiscale
Hidden Ability
Reduces damage when HP is full.

How To Evolve Lugia in BDSP

The Pokemon Lugia does not have an evolution in the Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl Series.

Where To Find Lugia in BDSP

How To Get Lugia In Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. Lugia is a Legendary Psychic Flying Type Pokemon.

Shining Pearl Exclusive Pokemon

  1. First obtain the Explorer Kit from the Old Man in Eterna City.
  2. Go underground, while in the Grand Underground you have a Rare chance while mining to mine a Mysterious Shard.
  3. After you have beat the game (Battling and Winning the Champion) - You will need 3 Mysterious Shards or 1 Mysterious Shard L to obtain the Squall Slate.
  4. Travel to Ramanas Park located in Route 221, after you enter you can purchase the Squall Slate from one of the Vendors.
  5. NOTE: You will need to purchase the current Slates available before new slates will appear in shop.
  6. Take the Squall Slate to the corresponding room and place it on the pedestal, you will be transported and the Lugia encounter will begin. 1 Squall Slate per encounter.

Lugia has 1 spawn locations in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. You can find the Unevolved form Lv. ? Lugia, within the Ramanas Park location using the Interact method.

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
Ramanas Park
Interact
Lugia
Lv. ?

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Lugia Weakness

Lugia is a Psychic and Flying Type pokemon. This will cause Lugia to take More Damage from Ghost, Dark, Rock, Electric, Ice Type Moves, and Less Damage from Psychic, Grass, Ground, Fighting Type moves.

Damage Types
4.0x
More Damage
2.0x
More Damage
Ghost
Dark
Rock
Electric
Ice
0.5x
Less Damage
Psychic
Grass
0.25x
Less Damage
Fighting
Immune to Damage
Ground

What pokemon is Lugia Weak Against?

Tier Pokemon
S
Tyranitar
S
Darkrai
S
Articuno
S
Zapdos
S
Raikou

What pokemon is Lugia Strong Against?

Tier Pokemon
S
Mewtwo
S
Lugia
S
Groudon
S
Celebi
S
Metagross
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Best Moves Lugia in BDSP

Best Moveset for Lugia Lv Up Moves based on Power.

Lvl Best Moves Type Class Power Acc PP Effect
90
Sky Attack
Physical
210
90 5 Charges on first turn, attacks on second. May cause flinching.
81
Future Sight
Special
180
100 10 Damage occurs 2 turns later.
72
Hydro Pump
Special
110
80 5 The target is blasted by a huge volume of water launched under great pressure.
54
Aeroblast
Special
150
95 5 High critical hit ratio.

Best Moveset for Lugia TM Moves based on Power.

TM Best Moves Type Class Power Acc PP Effect
TM68
Giga Impact
Physical
150
90 5 User must recharge next turn.
TM15
Hyper Beam
Special
150
90 5 User must recharge next turn.
TM14
Blizzard
Special
110
70 5 May freeze opponent.
TM25
Thunder
Special
110
70 10 May paralyze 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
.

Lugia Level Up Moves

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

Lvl Move Desc
1
Dragon Rush
Power: 100
Acc: 75
PP: 10
Physical

May cause flinching.
1
Gust
Power:
60
Acc: 100
PP: 35
Special

Hits Pokémon using Fly/Bounce with double power.
1
Whirlwind
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

In battles, the opponent switches. In the wild, the Pokémon runs.
1
Weather Ball
Power: 50
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

Move's power and type changes with the weather.
1
Ancient Power
Power: 60
Acc: 100
PP: 5
Special

May raise all user's stats at once.
9
Mist
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 30
Status

User's stats cannot be changed for a period of time.
18
Safeguard
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 25
Status

The user's party is protected from status conditions.
27
Calm Mind
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Raises user's Special Attack and Special Defense.
36
Extrasensory
Power:
120
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Special

May cause flinching.
45
Recover
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User recovers half its max HP.
54
Aeroblast
Power:
150
Acc: 95
PP: 5
Special

High critical hit ratio.
63
Rain Dance
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 5
Status

Makes it rain for 5 turns.
72
Hydro Pump
Power: 110
Acc: 80
PP: 5
Special

The target is blasted by a huge volume of water launched under great pressure.
81
Future Sight
Power:
180
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

Damage occurs 2 turns later.
90
Sky Attack
Power:
210
Acc: 90
PP: 5
Physical

Charges on first turn, attacks on second. May cause flinching.
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Lugia TM Moves

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

TM Move Desc
TM03
Water Pulse
Power: 60
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Special

May confuse opponent.
TM04
Calm Mind
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Raises user's Special Attack and Special Defense.
TM05
Roar
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

In battles, the opponent switches. In the wild, the Pokémon runs.
TM07
Hail
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Non-Ice types are damaged for 5 turns.
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.
TM15
Hyper Beam
Power: 150
Acc: 90
PP: 5
Special

User must recharge next turn.
TM16
Light Screen
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 30
Status

Halves damage from Special attacks for 5 turns.
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: 75
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

User recovers half the HP inflicted on opponent.
TM20
Safeguard
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 25
Status

The user's party is protected from status conditions.
TM23
Iron Tail
Power: 100
Acc: 75
PP: 15
Physical

May lower opponent's Defense.
TM24
Thunderbolt
Power: 90
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Special

May paralyze opponent.
TM25
Thunder
Power: 110
Acc: 70
PP: 10
Special

May paralyze opponent.
TM26
Earthquake
Power: 100
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

Power is doubled if opponent is underground from using Dig.
TM29
Psychic
Power:
135
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

May lower opponent's Special Defense.
TM30
Shadow Ball
Power: 80
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Special

May lower opponent's Special Defense.
TM32
Double Team
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 15
Status

Raises user's Evasiveness.
TM33
Reflect
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Halves damage from Physical attacks for 5 turns.
TM34
Shock Wave
Power: 60
Acc: —
PP: 20
Special

Ignores Accuracy and Evasiveness.
TM37
Sandstorm
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Creates a sandstorm for 5 turns.
TM40
Aerial Ace
Power:
90
Acc: —
PP: 20
Physical

Ignores Accuracy and 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.
TM47
Steel Wing
Power: 70
Acc: 90
PP: 25
Physical

May raise user's Defense.
TM48
Skill Swap
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

The user swaps Abilities with the opponent.
TM51
Roost
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User recovers half of its max HP and loses the Flying type temporarily.
TM55
Brine
Power: 65
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

Power doubles if opponent's HP is less than 50%.
TM57
Charge Beam
Power: 50
Acc: 90
PP: 10
Special

May raise user's Special Attack.
TM58
Endure
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Always left with at least 1 HP, but may fail if used consecutively.
TM59
Dragon Pulse
Power: 85
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

The target is attacked with a shock wave generated by the user’s gaping mouth. This attack never misses.
TM68
Giga Impact
Power: 150
Acc: 90
PP: 5
Physical

User must recharge next turn.
TM70
Flash
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Status

Lowers opponent's Accuracy.
TM72
Avalanche
Power: 60
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

Power doubles if user took damage first.
TM73
Thunder Wave
Power: —
Acc: 90
PP: 20
Status

Paralyzes opponent.
TM77
Psych Up
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Copies the opponent's stat changes.
TM82
Sleep Talk
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User performs one of its own moves while sleeping.
TM83
Bulldoze
Power: 60
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

Lowers opponent's Speed.
TM85
Dream Eater
Power:
150
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Special

User recovers half the HP inflicted on a sleeping opponent.
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.
TM94
Fly
Power:
135
Acc: 95
PP: 15
Physical

Flies up on first turn, attacks on second turn.
TM95
Surf
Power: 90
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Special

Hits all adjacent Pokémon.
TM96
Strength
Power: 80
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

TM97
Defog
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 15
Status

Lowers opponent's Evasiveness and clears fog.
TM98
Rock Smash
Power: 40
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

May lower opponent's Defense.
TM99
Waterfall
Power: 80
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

May cause flinching.
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