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name: Choice Specs
move 1: Moongeist Beam
move 2: Psystrike / Photon Geyser
move 3: Secret Sword / Moonblast
move 4: Volt Switch / Trick
item: Choice Specs
evs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 252 SpA / 252 SpD / 252 Spe
Lunala paves its place in the meta by being a Ghost-type wallbreaker whose secondary STAB enables it to break past some Ghost-type resists such as Snorlax and Type:Null. Two immensely powerful STAB moves in Moongeist Beam and Psystrike allow it to restrict its checks to Dark-types, while Photon Geyser does a fantastic job at breaking Normal-type Pokemon that use Ice Scales. Psystrike is normally preferred, though, due to its higher PP and its ability to 2HKO Snorlax. As Lunala's checks are fairly limited in nature, Lunala is able to customize its last two moves in order to pick which Dark-types it beats while also either providing momentum with Volt Switch or potentially crippling walls with a Trick. Timid is ran in order to outspeed Pokemon such as Excadrill and Zekrom.
Lunala isn't without flaws, however, and it needs Pokemon such as Eternatus, Zacian-C and Zamazenta-C that can come in on the Dark-types that give it trouble, such as Tyranitar and Mandibuzz. Eternatus is also helpful due to resisting Bolt Beak and Fishious Rend, which may give Lunala trouble when coming from many of the threats that may outspeed it such as Zacian. Imposter Wobbuffet is very useful due to its ability to scout opposing movesets and provide more information about the opposing team, allowing Lunala to avoid being lured by moves dangerous to it such as Knock Off and Spectral Thief. Lastly, Poison Heal Zekrom can break walls that are specially bulky but physically frail, while also being able to switch into Knock Off after its Toxic Orb has been activated. Pokemon that can set hazards such as Zacian-C and Melmetal can be useful in order to assist Lunala in guaranteeing the OHKOs and 2HKOs it wants, such as on Type:Null.
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