Ledian

Early Bird
Reduces sleep time by 50%.
Swarm
Boosts power of Bug-type moves 50% when at 1/3 HP or less.
Type Tier
Bug / Flying NU
Level 50 Statistics (see level 5, 50, 100)
Min- Min Max Max+
HP
55
- 130 162 -
Atk
35
49 55 87 95
Def
50
63 70 102 112
SpA
55
67 75 107 117
SpD
110
117 130 162 178
Spe
85
94 105 137 150
  • Neverused

Overview

Ledian is a mediocre NU Baton Passer.

Name Item Nature

Baton Pass

Leftovers / Salac Berry Careful
Moveset EVs
~ Swords Dance
~ Aerial Ace / Silver Wind
~ Agility / Substitute
~ Baton Pass
252 HP / 200 Def / 56 SpD

Baton Passing Ledian. He learns some decent moves in Swords Dance and Agility, and with his above average Special Defense can take a hit from Alakazam and hit it back with a Swords Danced Silver Wind. Ledian is decently fast, so if you can switch it into... uh... a Choice Band Brick Break or Earthquake, it can start to setup. Skarmory will obviously stop you... but... LEDIAN LEARNS THUNDERPUNCH! DENIED.

Name Item Nature

Special Attacker

Leftovers Calm
Moveset EVs
~ Ice Punch / Hidden Power Fire
~ ThunderPunch / Hidden Power Dark
~ Giga Drain
~ Reflect
252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpA

Special Attacking Ledian loses STAB, but takes advantage of Ledian's slightly more diverse movepool and higher stat. Hidden Power Dark is mostly for Chimecho.

Other Options

It can catch Wigglytuff on the switch with Focus Punch and maybe do about 50% damage. Toxic can be used to do some indirect damage while stalling with Ledian's high Special Defense.

EVs

Ledian should usually have max HP and a defensive spread. Some attacking spreads, however, may find it useful to go with more offensive EVs.

Checks and Counters

Anything with a physical attack, especially a Rock move.