Pokémon Sun and Moon: Who’s The Better Uber?

A while back, we looked at which starter would be the best to choose in Pokémon Sun and Moon. Today, we’ll be taking a look at the Solgaleo and Lunala, the two legendary Pokémon introduced by the games, and asking the question: Which of these two is the better Uber?

For this analysis, we’ll be comparing Solgaleo and Lunala to other Pokémon in the Uber tier, as defined by Smogon’s list. Since we still don’t have any information about the Pokémon’s movesets, we’ll again be tackling the same questions as the starter comparison did:

  • What Ubers are Solgaleo and Lunala super-effective against (assuming they have attack moves that match each of their types)?
  • What Ubers are Solgaleo and Lunala weak against?

This analysis is subject to the following caveats:

  • We’re assuming that Solgaleo and Lunala will actually be Ubers, although there’s no guarantee of this.
  • We’re ignoring Arceus completely due to its fluid typing.
  • We’re also ignoring Pokémon that only reach the Uber tier in their Mega Evolution form. Hoopa’s Unbound Form and Shaymin’s Sky Form, however, are included.
  • All of this data was compiled by hand, so there’s bound to be an error or two somewhere. If you see a mistake, let me know!

With that, let’s go to the data!

Pokémon Weak to Solgaleo? Strong Against Solgaleo? Weak to Lunala? Strong against Lunala?
Aegislash
Blaziken
Darkrai
Deoxys
Dialga
Genesect
Giratina
Greninja
Groudon
Ho-Oh
Hoopa
Kyogre
Kyurem
Landorus
Lugia
Mewtwo
Palkia
Rayquaza
Reshiram
Shaymin
Xerneas
Yveltal
Totals 3 12 6 7

Unlike our last analysis, we have a clear winner in this debate. While neither Pokémon looks to be particularly strong in the Uber tier, at least Lunala has a workable 6/7 strong/weak ratio, compared to Solgaleo’s atrocious 3/12 split. Even when you factor in Lunala’s 4x weakness to Dark types, it still comes out ahead of its Psychic/Steel brethren. (And that doesn’t even account for the fact that Lunala is actually super-effective against Solgaleo itself, thanks to Lunala’s Ghost typing.)

So if you’re still on the fence about which version of Pokémon to pre-order, do what I did: Embrace the 12-hour time shift, put some Frank Sinatra on the turntable, and go with Pokémon Moon. You’ll thank (or curse) me later.

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