I challenge my fate!
- Work Up
- Extreme speed
- Bullet Punch
- Vacuum Wave
Item Attached: Lucarionite
Ability: Steadfast/Justified (pre-Megaevolution)/Adaptability
EV's and Nature: EV's; 252 Attack, 252 Special Attack, 4 Speed. Hasty (+Speed, -Defense)/Naive (+Speed, -Special Defense)
A set I designed one generation ago. The best way for this set to work is to switch in on something that will activate either of pre-Megaevolution Lucario's abilities or something that will have to switch out because it can't touch MegaLucario, activate Ignis-er use Work Up, then attack.
This set, I admit, lacks the raw power of a traditional sweeper, and the coverage is not perfect. However, let's look at the benefits this set has;
1, This set is not as worried about being affected by status as a Swords Dance (for example) set. Burned? You've got a boosted Special move that isn't affected. Paralyzed? Your offensive attacks all have priority so you're going first most of the time anyways.
2, MegaLucario has the power to pull off something this unorthodox. Adaptability may not be as scary as Technician but it's still a boost for Bullet Punch and Vacuum Wave. Last generation, I was told that this set could not work because normal Lucario lacked the stats to make it work. With the introduction of Megaevolution, (Mega)Lucario now has Base 145 Attack and Base 140 Special Attack.
3, Only 2 other Pokemon can run Work Up + 3 priority attacks. Smeargle (gets Technician + STAB on Extreme Speed) and Hitmontop (Better defensive stats + abilities but otherwise worse than normal Lucario).
4, Blaziken (Mega or otherwise) can Speed Boost all it wants, but you'll still outrun it & it has weak defensive stats.
Keep this MegaLucario in reserve for a late game sweeper, and it should do fine.
Other options: (Coverage moves) Crunch/Dark Pulse, Shadow Claw/Shadow Ball, Blaze Kick/Hidden Power (Fire), Ice Punch/Hidden Power (Ice). Got a particular Pokemon that keeps walling you no matter what? Pick whichever priority move you don't need and switch in one of these. I personally recommend the Fire type coverage moves because Aegislash, Shedinja (if you ever see it), and Scizor (Mega or otherwise) are not particularly fazed by these moves. (Plus the rest of your team should be able to handle any other threats.)
(STAB moves) Aura Sphere/Close Combat, Flash Cannon. If you have to have a stronger STAB move, pick the priority move you don't want and switch it for the corresponding option here. (Iron Tail not mentioned because I don't like moves with 75 accuracy; way too low for me.) Either way, adjust your EVs so you have more Speed, but I don't recommend anything lower than 200 Attack/200 Special Attack/108 Speed.
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