How to Beat Lucian in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

How to Beat Lucian in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Lucian, a Psychic-type enthusiast, is the last of the Elite Four challengers facing Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl players.

Trainers will notice that Lucian’s Pokémon are unaffected by most Pokémon, implying that they will be returned to the Pokémon League entrance when Lucian loses.

To avoid this, there are only a few tactics that must be used both before and during the fight to ensure victory.

How to Beat Lucian in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Which Pokémon Does Elite Four Lucian Use?

How to Beat Lucian in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Fortunately, Lucian follows the Elite Four’s tradition of only using one type of Pokémon. Mr. Mime (Lv. 59), Medicham (Lv. 60), Girafarig (Lv. 59), Alakazam (Lv. 60), and Bronzong (Lv. 60) are the five Psychics you’ll be facing in this battle for him (Lv. 63).

Of course, you’ll want to avoid using any Fighting or Poison-type Pokémon, as most of Lucian’s moves can deal twice as much damage to them.

Alakazam and Bronzong should be the most dangerous of these Pokémon. Alakazam will use his Future Sight attack multiple times, dealing massive damage to most types after two turns, even if Alakazam has fainted or is no longer on the field.

Bronzong, on the other hand, will often use the Trick Room status move, which allows Bronzong to attack first for the next five turns if it is slower than your current Pokémon, which it almost always is.

Best Pokémon to Use Against Elite Four Lucian in the Pokémon League?

How to Beat Lucian in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

If you’re using a Dark-type Pokémon, this increases the lethality of your attacks against Psychic Pokémon by two times, while their attacks should deal very little damage. One of your six Pokémon should, however, be a high-level Murkrow.

You can easily catch one around level 50 in the Grand Underground’s Spacious Cave, Riverbank Cave, and Grassland Cave before returning to the Elite Four. Murkow is an underrated option with Dark moves like Sucker Punch and Foul Play.

You’ll need a Pokémon that can simply outrun Bronzong’s Trick Room by being slower. Steelix, who can be found in the caves of Victory Road, is the most likely candidate for this role.

It can learn Dark-type attacks such as Crunch, which has a satisfying 80 Power, as well as other super-effective moves such as Payback and Dark Pulse.

If you’re still having trouble defeating Lucian, look for a Gabite in either the Riverbank Cave or the Fountainspring Cave Hideaway.

Despite the fact that its moves do not deal extra damage to Psychics, it can have powerful Dragon-type TMs like Dragon Pulse and Dragon Claw.

Well, that’s all we have here about how you can beat Lucian in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. We hope this guide helped you.

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