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Best Moveset for Luxray in Pokemon GO

We’ve put together the best moveset for Luxray in Pokemon GO in celebration of its Community Day feature.
We’ve put together the best moveset for Luxray in Pokemon GO in celebration of its Community Day feature. / Niantic Labs

We’ve put together the best moveset for Luxray in Pokemon GO in celebration of its Community Day feature.

Shinx is the chosen Pokemon for November Community Day today, Nov. 21—making its evolved form, Luxray, just as popular. This Sinnoh lion has a PokeDex number of #405 and is also known as the “Gleam Eyes” Pokemon due to its peculiar sight ability. Luxray can see through objects when scouting for danger.

Here’s the best moveset to combat that danger in Pokemon GO.

Best Moveset for Luxray in Pokemon GO

Luxray is a pure electric-type that has strengths against flying, steel, and other electric types while also bearing a weakness to ground-types. It has the following stats:

  • Maximum CP: 3265
  • Maximum HP: 172
  • Attack: 232
  • Defense: 156
  • Stamina: 190

Luxray’s best moveset contains the quick move Spark and charged move Wild Charge. Both of these are electric-type moves and thus benefit from the Same-Type Attack Bonus (STAB) condition.

Spark is near identical to Snarl, Luxray’s other popular quick move. While Spark is listened with less damage, its animation actually allows it to have a DPS output similar to that of Snarl while generating slightly more energy.

Meanwhile, Wild Charge is unquestioningly the best of the three moves available. It costs ~19 energy per cast and does 41 DPS. This makes it the best option against Hyper Beam’s 26 energy cost for 39 DPS and Crunch’s 10 energy for 22 DPS.

Despite Luxray’s pure electric-typing, Spark and Wild Charge are the only electric-type moves in its move pool.

Trainers can evolve their Shinx into a Luxio and then Luxray with 25 and 100 candies, respectively.