Lumineon

Lumineon, The Neon Pokémon. It lives on the deep-sea floor. It attracts prey by flashing the patterns on its four tail fins. To avoid detection by predators, it crawls along the seafloor using the two fins on its chest. It crawls along the seafloor using its long front fins like legs. It competes for food with Lanturn.

Overview

Lumineon is pretty ugly. It doesn't know whether it wants to be a butterfly or a fish, so it is some mutated combination. That aside, Lumineon sucks. It has low stats, a bad movepool, and is outclassed by so much stuff it is ridiculous. If you want to use it, I feel sorry for you. But here we go!

Ability

Swift Swim: it actually has a good ability! Double Speed in rain is so useful, and required when using Lumineon.

Storm Drain: don't even go here. Even in doubles this isn't as useful as Swift Swim.

Move Sets

Rain Dance Special

- Rain Dance
- Surf
- Ice Beam
- Hidden Power [Grass] / Hidden Power [Electric]
Item Attached: Life Orb
Ability: Swift Swim
EVs and Nature:
EVs: 120 HP / 252 SAtk / 136 Spd
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)

Rain Dance doubles Lumineon's Speed and boosts its STAB Surf. Surf will actually be doing some damage to your opponent, even with Lumineon's horrific stats. Ice Beam ruins any Grass types that want to resist Surf, and it provides good coverage with it also. Hidden Power [Grass] wrecks any Water/Ground types that want to mess with your sweep, and Hidden Power [Electric] hurts Water/Flying instead.

Rain Dance Physical

- Rain Dance
- Waterfall / Aqua Tail
- U-turn
- Return
Item Attached: Life Orb
Ability: Swift Swim
EVs and Nature:
EVs: 120 HP / 252 Atk / 136 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)

Rain Dance powers up the Water STAB move and doubles Lumineon's Speed. Waterfall and Aqua Tail are both good choices. Waterfall has 100% accuracy and a chance to flinch, whereas Aqua Tail is stronger. U-turn helps with dealing damage to Grass types as well as getting Lumineon out of a tricky situation. Return has great coverage with a Water move, which is why it is there.

Flail

- Rain Dance / Agility
- Waterfall
- Endure / Substitute
- Flail
Item Attached: Liechi Berry
Ability: Swift Swim
EVs and Nature:
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)

Rain Dance or Agility work here. Rain Dance powers up Waterfall but only lasts for 5 turns, whereas Agility is a permanent +2 Speed till Lumineon bites the bullet. Waterfall is obviously a good move, being reliable and strong. Endure is required to make the set work, as it saves Lumineon with 1 HP to spare, activating the Liechi Berry and maximising Flail's base power. Substitute is another way of getting down to 1 HP, but it isn't as reliable as Endure, although it does give Lumineon more time to set up with its Speed boosting move. Flail has great coverage with Waterfall as well as having a massive 200 base power. Lumineon might actually hurt something with that.

EVs and Nature:

Rain Dance Special
252 Special Attack makes Lumineon hit as hard as possible. 120 HP provides 11 turns of Life Orb, and the Speed lets Lumineon outrun any base 100 Pokémon in the game, regardless of nature and item.

Rain Dance Physical
Exactly the same as the special set, just the Special Attack switched over to Attack.

Flail
You don't want to be able to take hits, and you want to be as strong and as fast as possible. Maximum Speed and Attack for maximum offence. 4 Defence rather than 4 HP so you can use Substitute down to 1 HP.

Other Options

Damp Rock, Toxic, Safeguard, Sweet Kiss, Charm

Damp Rock can be used on the Rain Dance sets so rain lasts longer.

Toxic is useful in breaking down walls, I guess.

Safeguard offers protection from status for the team. Kind of useful, maybe.

Sweet Kiss can confuse the opponent… which could help Lumineon survive?

Charm can force switches and ruin incoming physical attackers.

Countering Lumineon

Bulky Grass types and Bulky Water types are ideal counters for Lumineon. Meganium, Venusaur, Vileplume, Quagsire, Poliwrath, Gastrodon, Mantine, and Lanturn. Those are a few examples of good counters. However, anything that is pretty bulky can take Lumineon down. Lumineon is pretty frail and doesn't hit hard enough to be a threat. If you have a Lumineon weakness, God help you.

Locations in Games

Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald

Not in Game

Colosseum/XD

Not in Game

Fire Red/Leaf Green

Not in Game

Diamond/Pearl/Platinum

Routes 205-South, 218, 219, 220 & 221, Fuego Ironworks, Iron Mountain, Canalave City, Valley Windworks

HeartGold/SoulSilver

Evolve Finneon

Animé Appearences

Lumineon has had a few Animé Appearences. All however have been cameos, with it swimming by in a variety of situations. It was last seen in a lake by the Pokémon Summer School.

The Rise of Darkrai
Giratina & The Sky Warrior
Episode 557: Up Close and Personable

 
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