Lunatone

Levitate
This Pokémon is immune to Ground-type moves.
Type Tier
Rock / Psychic UU
Level 100 Statistics (see level 5, 50, 100)
Min- Min Max Max+
HP
70
- 281 344 -
Atk
55
131 146 209 229
Def
65
149 166 229 251
SpA
95
203 226 289 317
SpD
85
185 206 269 295
Spe
70
158 176 239 262
  • Underused

Overview

Awesome UU special sweeper, generally overlooked for other special sweepers like Grumpig or Electabuzz, but still very good in its own right.

Name Item Nature

Calm Mind + Baton Pass

Leftovers Modest
Moveset EVs
~ Baton Pass
~ Calm Mind
~ Hypnosis
~ Psychic / Ice Beam
252 HP / 240 Def / 16 Spe

Many people don't know that Lunatone gets Baton Pass, so this could be a shocker to them. It can sweep on its own if it has to, or Baton Pass all those Calm Minds to something fast like Electabuzz and sweep.

Name Item Nature

Special Attacker

Leftovers Modest
Moveset EVs
~ Hypnosis
~ Psychic
~ Ice Beam
~ Calm Mind
252 HP / 240 Def / 16 Spe

Hypnosis what you can't Calm Mind against, or kill and then do what would work well in the situation.

Other Options

Reflect and Light Screen can be good for pseudo-passing, and Lunatone has the typing and stats to come in on a few things to set them up. I'd go with Reflect on Lunatone, since you could just Baton Pass Calm Minds if you want a Special Defense boost. Lunatone can also Baton Pass Cosmic Power in a Baton Pass chain.

EVs

You'll generally want to max HP, give a token Speed investment, and then stick the rest of your EVs into Defense and possibly Special Attack. Calm Mind covers Special Attack and Special Defense, though. For Baton Passing, give it enough Speed to be faster than Blastoise and Grasses, which means about 200 Speed, or 96 EVs.

Checks and Counters

Grumpig and Hypno counter Lunatone exceptionally well. Aggron could give it some trouble with its resistance. Sharpedo, Slowking and Crawdaunt needs some love and countering Lunatone is where they come in handy with resistance to Ice Beam and resistance or immunity to Psychic.