How to Defeat Lucian (Elite Four) in Pokemon BDSP

After you’ve successfully defeated the Elite Four Flint in the Pokemon League, it’s time for you to beat your next opponent!  Elite Four Lucian is one of the toughest and versatile members of the Sinnoh League. In this guide, we’ll walk you through all the basic information need to defeat Lucian in Pokemon BDSP and the tactics to beat him.

How to Defeat Lucian in Pokemon BDSP

As mentioned before, Lucian is one of the hardest to beat as he’s the fourth and most expert member of Sinnoh Elite. Lucian is a Psychic-type Trainer, and he knows extremely well how to use his Pokemon against opponents.

After you’ve defeated Flint, you’ll meet Lucian in the room where he has just completed reading a book. He’ll have a dialogue with you where he’ll warn you about all the tough moves he’s going to throw your way.

To anticipate his attacks and building strategies to encounter him, you must first look at his Pokemon grid and understand how they can be used against you.

Pokemon BDSP Lucian’s Pokemon

To anticipate his attacks and building strategies to encounter him, you must first look at his Pokemon grid and understand how they can be used against you.

Lucian uses the following Pokemon during your battle against him

  • Mr. Mime
  • Girafarig
  • Medicham
  • Alakazam
  • Bronzong

Mr. Mime

A Level 59 and Psychic/Fairy Pokemon. Weak Against Poison, Ghost and Steel-type Pokemon.


  • Soundproof
  • Filter
  • Technician (Hidden Ability)


  • Teeter Dance
  • Sucker Punch
  • Reflect
  • Copy Cat
  • Power Swap


A Level 59 and Normal/Psychic Pokemon. Weak Against Ground, Bug and Dark-type Pokemon


  • Inner Focus
  • Early Bird
  • Sap Sipper (Hidden Ability)


  • Assurance
  • Double Hit
  • Baton Pass
  • Agility
  • Crunch


A Level 60 and Fighting/Psychic Pokemon. Weak Against Flying, Ghost and Fairy-type Pokemon.


  • Pure Power
  • Telepathy (Hidden Ability)


  • Zen Headbutt
  • Low Kick
  • Detect
  • Force Palm
  • Fire Punch


A Level 60 and Psychic Pokemon. Weak Against Bug, Ghost, and Dark-type Pokemon.


  • Synchronize
  • Inner Focus
  • Magic Guard (Hidden Ability)


  • Future Sight
  • Role Play
  • Kinesis
  • Light Screen
  • Calm Mind


A Level 63 and Steel/Psychic Pokemon. Weak Against Ground, Ghost, Fire, and Dark-type Pokemon.


  • Levitate
  • Heat Proof
  • Heavy Metal (Hidden Ability)


  • Confusion
  • Imprison
  • Extrasensory
  • Heavy Slam
  • Iron Defense

Best Pokemon to Defeat Lucian in Pokemon BDSP

Here are recommendations for the best team lineup to defeat Lucian as swiftly as possible in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. Most of Lucian’s Pokemon are weak against Ghost, Steel, and Dark-type Pokemon so that’s what most of our lineup will revolve around.

  • Empoleon (Opening)
  • Staraptor
  • Garchomp
  • Dusknoir


Empoleon is a Water/Steel type Pokemon which is a very decent opening pick as Lucian will send Mr. Mime first. Empoleon can use moves like Flash Cannon, Ice Beam, and Surf to quickly deal with Mr. Mime.

Empoleon can also use Wound Up to increase his Attack and Special Attack stats temporarily.


Staraptor is a Normal/Flying-type Pokemon we will be using in this battle to counter Medicham. He will intimidate Medicham upon entering the battle and then use moves Aerial Ace and Quick Attack to quickly faint Medicham.


Garchomp is a Ground/ Dragon-type Pokemon, perfect for your encounter against Lucian’s Girafarig. Moves like Crunch, Dragon Claw, and Earthquake are very effective against Girafarig and should enable you to deal with it quickly.


A Ghost-type Dusknoir will be perfect to counter Lucian’s Alakazam and Bronzong as his Shadow Sneak, Shadow Punch, Confuse Ray, and Hex moves will cause a lot of problems for them.

Both of Lucian’s remaining picks are weak against Ghost-type Pokemon and that’s why we have selected Dusknoir to be your final pick during this encounter.

Once you’ve taken all of them down, you’ve successfully managed to defeat Lucian in Pokemon BDSP and you’ll move next to dealing with Cynthia.

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