What's my best Pogamon? You mean my favorite? Or da Pogamon I'm best wiff?
Dont do Psychic. Terrible coverage. Your much better off with Flash Cannon. I dont really think Lucario has enough time to pump up and be a sweeper with Calm Mind unless you Salac it also, otherwise for this set you could always throw some Specs on him.
Also, most dont use Special Sets with Lucario bc his special movepool is completely inferior to his Physical one... To make best use of his moves and abilities, I would recommend a Physical Lucario.
But... To make it easy, you could just replace all those moves with a banner that says "I run a Sp Atk Lucario... Someone shoot me"
Actually, restalk 'Champ is pretty effective; very hard to kill and all the while dishing out damage, as well as absorbing sleep, he has good uses. Ofcourse, so does Scarf/Band 'Champ, but this set works nicely too.
Item rulings are decided by players/tournament hosts. I used to play with item clause a long time ago (no item duplicates), but I ditched that. The metagame calls for reused items nowadays.
If you want a rock type, Tyranitar is obviously the best; and if you don't want Sandstream/generic pokes, go for something that's atleast viable like Rhyperior. Golem is crap, to be honest.
Calm Mind is redundant on Lucario, as Storm mentions. Lucario is best used purely special with Specs, obviously leaving no room for CM.
Anywho, there's no room for Dragon Pulse in today's metagame; it's all about HP Ice. It decimates dragons, but D-pulse heavily damages them; but rarely OHKO's, leading to Lucario being OHKO'd himself.
Also, Shadow Ball's the way to go. The Sp. def drop is incredibly handy if you get some hax. Might lead a 3HKO to a 2HKO.
His special movepool is also impressive; not as good as his physical one, but completely inferior is going a bit far, IMO.
Lucario's Base Atk is 110. His Sp.Atk is Base 115. If both are maxed, that's an 11 point difference, in favor of Sp. Atk, ofcourse.
... Still working on that new team...
Also, I'm here.
Unfortunately I really havn't been able to keep up with today's metagame without the ability to play online (and I havn't been to Smogon in ages.)
Is there a successful Lucario set that doesn't contain a priority move anymore?
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