Lugia High (Soulsilver only)
Availibility : After all the gyms but before the Elite 4 meaning not the best but right in time because the first elite 4 member's highest level Pokémon is 3 levels lower then the level 45 you get Lugia at.
Typing : Psychic and Fying gives you weaknesses to Dark, Electric, Rock,Ice and Ghost type moves but at this point in the game you won't see Ghost move outside of Karen's Gengar.
Movepool : This is where it gets good, when you catch it it will have the moves to take on the first 3 members of the elite 4 and half of Lance's team, four if you have a spare Thunder/bolt TM, six if you have a spare Blizzard/Ice beam TM as well, as well as one, maybe all, of Karen's Pokémon, meaning it is never completely dead weight. You can replace Extrasensory with Psychic if you want but those 4 moves are all it needs really.
Major Battles :
Will : Use rain dance turn one and hit what is on the field with the appropriate move, Xatu's or Jynx get hit with Hydro Pump, hit Exeggutor and Slowbro with Aeroblast.
Koga : Hit his bugs with Aeroblast, if Forretress survives it it could explode on you so be careful with that, and hit Muk and Crobat with Extrasensory/Psychic.
Bruno : Use your Psychic move of choice on the Hitmons and Machamp, Onix gets wrecked by Hydro Pump.
Karen : You can easily dispose of Vileplume, Gengar and Houndoom with Aeroblast, your Psychic move of choice and Hydro Pump respectively, Umbreon can be annoying with Double Team, Confuse Ray and Payback but it's not to dangerous while one rain-boosted Hydro Pump or an Aeroblast will send Murkrow packing.
Lance : It easily disposes of Gyarados if you teach it Thunder/bolt which I recommend doing along with Blizzard/Ice Beam before you go in here so that it is easier, if you do replace Rain Dance and Hydro Pump because they will not be to useful here, if it has an ice move you can take the Dragonites, otherwise only take on the one with Fire Blast. Aerodactyl and Charizard fall to Hydro Pump if you kept it or your electric move if you have one, but if your a similar level to Aerodactyl it can outspeed and hit you with Thunder Fang, Rock Slide or Crunch so he is better left to another Pokémon.
The Kanto gym leaders will be in the order of their badges in the badge case.
Brock : Surf / Hydro Pump and Extrasensory alone will wreck Brock on their own, Extrasensory Kabutops and Omastar, Surf the other 3.
Misty : Get the Thunder TM from Goldenrod if you have already taught Thunderbolt to something else. Use that on Golduck, Lapras and Starmie and use Extrasensory on Quagsire.
Lt Surge Despite being a flying type, Lugia can wreck everything but Magneton with Extrasensory, and Surf is a good fallback move to hit it.
Erika The only thing that could stop you from destroying her is Jumpluff using Sunny Day turn one, because Aeroblast will easily destroy her entire team.
Janine Give Lugia a Lum Berry and take out everything with Extrasensory, the only possible stop to your sweep is Crobat's Confuse Ray and Supersonic, both are blocked by the Lum Berry.
Sabrina Smash her with Shadow Ball if Lugia knows it, otherwise hit her with Surf, Hydro Pump or Aeroblast. Mr Mime's filter makes all three moves stronger then Shadow Ball.
Blaine Surf or Hydro Pump will wash him away but Rapidash can hurt with Flare Blitz and can use Bounce to dodge attacks for one turn, so Surf is the better choice for your water move.
Blue You might think you need four different moves but you realy only need two. Aeroblast takes out Exeggutor, Machamp and Gyarados. Surf washes away Rhydon and Arcanine while Pidgeot can be taken out with either move. Arcanines Extreemespeed can hurt though.
Pikachu : It is a Pikachu, you only fear Volt Tackle while you can take him out with anything you have.
Lapras : You need to be careful with Blizzard but an electric move will fry it.
Snorlax : Stay away at the start but Lugia can be an effective finisher with Aeroblast.
Venusaur : Its Erika all over again, crush it with Aeroblast.
Charizard : Its Blaine all over again, crush it with Surf, Flare Blitz can hurt though.
Blastoise : Blizzard hurts, but an electric move, Psychic or Aeroblast can all hurt him too.
Additional comments : While an ice or electric move will help Lugia they are unnecessary and should only be taught before fighting Lance if you are using them in Johoto. They can be very useful against most Kanto gym Leaders.
Last edited by thesynchrohero; Feb 26th, 2013 at 11:24:24 AM.
Reason: Minor corrections