Lotad, Lombre and Ludicolo

Pokémon GO Ludicolo

It seems that Lotad, Lombre and Ludicolo in Pokémon GO are the only Pokémon specie that have the unique water / grass typing. This typing goes hand in hand with their appearance of toad-like lotus flowers.

This typing is also interesting, as Water type Pokémon have always been some of the most powerful Pokémon in Pokémon GO, mostly due to Water Gun being the best in game Quick Move. On the other hand, Grass type Pokémon are not far behind on tier lists, as they can cause massive damage to their opponents.

With that in mind, it’s easy to see why there is a certain amount of excitement around the Ludicolo family, both in terms of Gym offense and prestiging.

270 Lotad
water grass
80 88 80 586
271 Lombre
water grass
124 132 120 1222
272 Ludicolo
water grass
176 184 160 2226

Position in the meta game

Ludicolo’s rather high DEF and mid of the pack ATK stat in Pokemon GO, make him an interesting comparison to the Exeggutor that we all know and love. Although it will certainly not be better, it’s still an interesting position to be in.

Based on the anime series, Brock’s shy Lotad evolved into an indifferent Lombre, then evolved into a dance-crazed Ludicolo. We’ve also observed that Ludicolo is not really used in many Poké battles, as its not considered to be a great attacker.

However, we have already encountered numerous stat and balancing changes in the meta this year. We have also seen how the developers increased certain stats of different Pokémon to even out the game.

With that in mind, Ludicolo is probably going to become a mediocre defender and low attacker, unless its moveset gives him considerable advantages. At this point, we have no further info on any of that.

Ludicolo Moves in Pokémon Go

Having dual types, we can expect that there would be variations on what moves Ludicolo can possible get. Having possible moves outside a Pokémon’s type is not uncommon anymore since the release of the Second Generation.

Here are some possible moves for Ludicolo in Pokemon GO:

  • Solar Beam grass
  • Mega Drain grass
  • Energy Ball grass
  • Hydro Pump water
  • Bubble Beam water
  • Hyper Beam normal
  • Close Combat fighting
  • Ice Punch ice

Shiny Lotad, Lombre and Ludicolo variants

Like many other shiny variants, there is a distinct change in Ludicolo family color compared to their non-shiny counterparts. Since Lotad, Lombre and Ludicolo seem to have a sombrero, this particular area of the Pokémon also has a distinct change in color along with its torso area.

Lotad Lombre Ludicolo
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