Lugia (Pokémon)

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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Lugia (disambiguation).
Lugia
Diving Pokémon
ルギア
Lugia
#249
Lugia



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Psychic Flying
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Pressure Cacophony
Cacophony
Multiscale
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Genderless
Catch rate
3 (0.4%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Undiscovered
Hatch time
31097 - 31353 steps
Egg not obtainable
Height
17'01" 5.2 m
Lugia
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Weight
476.2 lbs. 216.0 kg
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Mega Stone
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#249
Kanto
#252
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
#000
Kalos
#000
Alola
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-000
Almia
R-301
Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
220
Gen. II-IV
Unknown
IV
306
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
Lugia
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
3
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body09.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F249.png None.png
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Pokédex color
White
Base friendship
0
External Links

Lugia (Japanese: ルギア Lugia) is a dual-type Psychic/Flying Legendary Pokémon.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

It is often considered to be part of the Tower duo with Ho-Oh, even sometimes as Ho-Oh's polar opposite. Silver represents Lugia as "guardian of the seas", and Gold represents Ho-Oh as "guardian of the skies." Lugia is also the trio master of the Legendary birds.

Lugia is the game mascot of Pokémon Silver, its remake Pokémon SoulSilver, and Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness (as Shadow Lugia), appearing on the boxart of them all.

In Pokémon XD, Shadow Lugia, codenamed XD001, is a main part of the storyline, and Cipher's ultimate Shadow Pokémon.

Biology

Lugia folding back its plates

Lugia is a large Pokémon that resembles a dragon, a plesiosaur, and a bird. It is primarily pale silver-white, but it has blue undersides with slightly varying tones. It has a ridged mouth similar to a beak, although it has pointed teeth on its lower jaw. Its head has a point to the back, and Lugia’s eyes have pointed blue or black spikes on them. Lugia has a long, slender neck and a smooth, streamlined body. Dark blue or black plate-like protrusions run down the length of its back, and there are two smaller, more pointed ones on the end of its tail. It can fold back these plates to increase its speed. It has large wings that resemble hands. Though it is genderless, a young Lugia has been observed, suggesting that there is a breeding population. Lugia has been shown to be fiercely protective of its young.

Lugia leads the Legendary birds. When they fight over territory, Lugia is the only Pokémon that can quell their ceaseless fighting, as observed in the second Pokémon movie. Much like the birds, it possesses the ability to control the weather; most notably, it can calm and give rise to storms. It is said that a light flutter of its wings is capable of causing winds powerful enough to tear down cliffs. If it were to flap its wings, it could hypothetically spawn storms lasting as long as 40 days. It is highly intelligent, and because of the devastating power it could accidentally inflict, it isolates itself deep underwater and tends to sleep in solitude. Lugia is the only known Pokémon that learns Aeroblast. It is extremely rare and is hardly ever seen.

In the anime

In the main series

Lugia in the anime

Major appearances

Lugia (M02)

A Lugia was featured in The Power of One, central to the legend of Shamouti Island. Its psychic powers allow it to communicate with humans.

Silver (Johto)

A parent Lugia and its child (nicknamed Silver by Oliver) lived near Silver Rock Isle in the Whirl Islands. Dr. Namba attempted to capture both the parent Lugia and Silver for Giovanni in The Mystery is History, A Parent Trapped!. and A Promise is a Promise. The series pays mention of the Lugia that was seen in the Orange Islands, with both James and Ash stating that it was "like" the one they'd seen in the Orange Islands. In both versions, Ash first refers to the baby Lugia as a "mysterious Pokémon."

Other

A Lugia appeared in Hoopa and the Clash of Ages along with many other Legendary Pokémon. It is unknown if this Lugia is the same as the one that appeared in The Power of One, although it is unlikely, as this Lugia did not speak through telepathy.

Minor appearances

Lugia saved Ash, Misty and Brock from being sucked into a whirlpool in Around the Whirlpool. It later turned out to be the mother of Silver in The Mystery is History.

A Lugia also appeared in a Team Rocket fantasy in An Egg Scramble!.

Lugia made a brief cameo at the beginning of Jirachi: Wish Maker, Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea, The Rise of Darkrai, Giratina and the Sky Warrior, Arceus and the Jewel of Life and Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

In Pokémon Generations

A wild Lugia appeared in The Adventure.

In the manga

In the movie adaptations

Main article: Lugia (M02)

Lugia is a major character in the second Pokémon movie, The Power of One. Likewise, it appears in the manga adaptation of the film by Tanigami Toshio.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

The Masked Man apparently caught Lugia twice (its plucked feather item Silver Wing is shown under his possession several years ago, only to be stolen by Green), but both times it went back to the wild along with Ho-Oh.

The Kanto Elite Four tried to exterminate humans using Lugia, which appeared as a spirit, in The Might of... Metapod?! of Volume 7 of the Yellow chapter. It was encountered as a being of shimmering light, when Lance summoned it to aid his schemes. After they were defeated, it flew to the west. It wasn't until much later in Sandslash Surprise that it was properly identified as Lugia. It was battled by the Johto dexholders, in Lively Lugia I,II and III, where it was captured by The Masked Man just before Crystal's attempt.

Besides the two, it was also controlled for some time by Will and Karen while they were under the Masked Man's jurisdiction.

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

Lugia makes a brief appearance at the end of the chapter Epilogue: Wild Type.

In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga

Shu captured Lugia once, but released it in order to let it continue protecting the ocean.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Lugia appeared in Clefairy Rangers to the Rescue!!.

Lugia also appeared in Take me to the Dragon Palace!.

In the TCG

Main article: Lugia (TCG)

In the TFG

One Lugia figure has been released.

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Melee/Brawl/3DS/Wii U

When released from a Poké Ball, Lugia will fly up out of the stage and return in the background, where it unleashes a powerful Aeroblast on the stage.

Melee trophy information

The waters of the Whirl Islands are home to this legendary Pokémon, whom very few have seen. Lugia live quietly in the deepest ocean trenches for one very good reason: its combined aerial and psychic powers are so strong as to be extremely dangerous. The special moves of this gargantuan creature include the destructive wind assault known as Aeroblast.

Brawl trophy information

"A Diving Pokémon. A legendary Pokémon often referred to as 'guardian of the seas,' it has the impressive ability to control the wind. Lugia typically spends its time quietly at the bottom of the ocean. Highly powerful in all areas, Lugia's Aeroblast move is especially powerful. It uses strong flapping of its wings to target damage on a foe's weak spot."

3DS/Wii U trophy information

NA: Despite being a Psychic/Flying-type Pokémon, Lugia sleeps on the ocean floor. Legend says the flapping of Lugia's wings can create storms that last up to 40 days. It's impossible to know for sure, but in Smash Bros., Lugia definitely brings a storm with its Aeroblast attack.

PAL: Despite being a Psychic- and Flying-type, Lugia sleeps on the ocean floor. It's said that if it were to flap its wings on waking up, it could cause a storm lasting 40 days. No one can say whether that's true or not, but Lugia's attacks certainly make it seem so. It flies behind the stage and creates a mighty gust of wind with its Aeroblast attack.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold It is said that it quietly spends its time deep at the bottom of the sea because its powers are too strong.
Silver It is said to be the guardian of the seas. It is rumored to have been seen on the night of a storm.
Crystal It has an incredible ability to calm raging storms. It is said that Lugia appears when storms start.
Stadium 2 It is said that it quietly spends its time deep at the bottom of the sea because its powers are too strong.
Generation III
Ruby Lugia's wings pack devastating power - a light fluttering of its wings can blow apart regular houses. As a result, this Pokémon chooses to live out of sight deep under the sea.
Sapphire
Emerald Lugia is so powerful even a light fluttering of its wings can blow apart houses. As a result, it chooses to live out of sight deep under the sea.
FireRed It is said to be the guardian of the seas. It is rumored to have been seen on the night of a storm.
LeafGreen It is said that it quietly spends its time deep at the bottom of the sea because its powers are too strong.
Generation IV
Diamond It sleeps in a deep-sea trench. If it flaps its wings, it is said to cause a 40-day storm.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It is said that it quietly spends its time deep at the bottom of the sea because its powers are too strong.
SoulSilver It is said to be the guardian of the seas. It is rumored to have been seen on the night of a storm.
Generation V
Black It slumbers at the bottom of a deep trench. If it flaps its wings, it is said to cause a 40-day storm.
White
Black 2 It sleeps in a deep-sea trench. If it flaps its wings, it is said to cause a 40-day storm.
White 2
Generation VI
X It sleeps in a deep-sea trench. If it flaps its wings, it is said to cause a 40-day storm.
Y It is said to be the guardian of the seas. It is rumored to have been seen on the night of a storm.
Omega Ruby Lugia's wings pack devastating power — a light fluttering of its wings can blow apart regular houses. As a result, this Pokémon chooses to live out of sight deep under the sea.
Alpha Sapphire

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver
Whirl Islands (requires Silver Wing) (only one)
Crystal
Whirl Islands (requires Silver Wing) (only one)
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade, Event
Emerald
Navel Rock (requires MysticTicket)
FireRed LeafGreen
Navel Rock (requires MysticTicket)
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Citadark Isle (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Trade
Platinum
Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
Whirl Islands (requires Tidal Bell* and Silver Wing) (only one)
Pal Park
Mountain
Generation V
Black White
Poké Transfer
Black 2 White 2
Transfer from Dream Radar (requires Pokémon SoulSilver)
Generation VI
X Y
Trade, Event
Omega Ruby
Trade, Event
Alpha Sapphire
Sea Mauville (requires Tidal Bell) (only one)

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Trozei!
Random Agent Cards, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Silver Trench (99F)
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Surrounded Sea (B18F)
MD Sky
Surrounded Sea (B18F)
Ranger: GS
Undersea Cavern
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Beach: All (Random Legendary Encounter)
Rumble U
Secret Warehouse: The Enemies Within (Reward),
Challenge Battle: The Battle for Sky and Land ("Sky" Boss)
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Island of Haste: Stage 6
Shuffle
Event: Lugia Swoops In!
Rumble World
Silver Isles: Windy Sea (Special Boss)
Picross
Area 21: Stage 12

In events

Games Event Language/Region Location Level Distribution period
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Lugia English United States 40Shiny November 15 to 21, 2002;
December 6 to 12, 2002
RSEFRLG Top Ten Distribution Lugia English United Kingdom 70 June 10, 2006;
October 14 to November 19, 2006
RSEFRLG Top Ten Distribution Lugia Italian Italy 70 June 23 to 25, 2006
RSEFRLG Top Ten Distribution Lugia Spanish Spain 70 June 27 to August 27, 2006
RSEFRLG Top Ten Distribution Lugia German Germany 70 September 24 to November 5, 2006
RSEFRLG Top Ten Distribution Lugia French France 70 September 26, 2006
XYORAS 7-Eleven Lugia Japanese region Online 50 August 1 to September 30, 2015
XYORAS Pokémon Center Lugia Japanese region Nintendo Network 50 September 7 to 13, 2015

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Events* Leftovers Leftovers (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 106
166 - 213 322 - 416
Attack: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Defense: 130
121 - 200 238 - 394
Sp.Atk: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Sp.Def: 154
143 - 226 281 - 447
Speed: 110
103 - 178 202 - 350
Total: 680   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
4/4 ★★★★
Power
4/5 ★★★★
Skill
3/4 ★★★
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
5/5 ★★★★★
Total
19/22 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Whirlwind Normal Status 0000 —% 20
011 Weather Ball Normal Special 05050 100100% 10
099 Gust Flying Special 04040 100100% 35
1515 Dragon Rush Dragon Physical 100100 07575% 10
2323 Extrasensory Psychic Special 08080 100100% 20
2929 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —% 5
3737 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 08080% 5
4343 Aeroblast Flying Special 100100 09595% 5
5050 Punishment Dark Physical 0000 100100% 5
5757 Ancient Power Rock Special 06060 100100% 5
6565 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —% 25
7171 Recover Normal Status 0000 —% 10
7979 Future Sight Psychic Special 120120 100100% 10
8585 Natural Gift Normal Physical 0000 100100% 15
9393 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 —% 20
9999 Sky Attack Flying Physical 140140 09090% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Lugia
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Lugia
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM03Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM03 Psyshock Psychic Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM04Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM04 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM05Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM06Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TM07Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM07 Hail Ice Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM10Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM11Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM13Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM14Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TM15Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM16Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 30
TM17Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM18Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM19Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM19 Roost Flying Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM20Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM20 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 25
TM21Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM24Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM26Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TM27Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM29Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM29 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM30Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM32Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM33Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM33 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM37Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM40Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
TM42Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM48Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM49Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
TM51Bag TM Steel VI Sprite.png TM51 Steel Wing Steel Physical 07070 090}}90% 25
TM57Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM57 Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
TM58Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM58 Sky Drop Flying Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM68Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM73Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM73 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM76Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM76 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
TM77Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM78Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM82Bag TM Dragon VI Sprite.png TM82 Dragon Tail Dragon Physical 06060 090}}90% 10
TM85Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM85 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15
TM87Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM88Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM90Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM94Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM94 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM98Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM98 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
XTM100Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Lugia
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Lugia
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Lugia in Generation VII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Lugia in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Lugia
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Lugia
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Lugia can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Lugia cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Lugia
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Lugia
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani249.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP249.png Body size: 4
Recruit rate: 99.9%
Friend Area: Deep-Sea Current
Phrases
51%-100% HP My power is with you!
26%-50% HP Hm! Already, my health is in half?
1%-25% HP I'm ready to fall... Who knew my power would fail me?
Level up My level has risen like my power.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP249.png Body size: 4
Recruit rate: 10%
IQ group: F
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Psychic
Poké Assist:
(present)
Psychic Assist.png
Psychic
Field move:
(present)
None - field move.png
(None ×-)
Not available in the past.
Browser entry
It uses water tornadoes and whirlpools to attack.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●●
Speed ●●●●
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Psychic
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT249.png

Power of Five
Increases the damage dealt by matching five Pokémon.
Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Flying
None.png Attack Power: 80 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 0

#305
Shuffle249.png

Eject+
Sometimes removes three non-Support Pokémon icons.


Evolution

249Lugia.png
Unevolved
Lugia
 Psychic  Flying 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 249.png Spr b 2g 249.png Spr 2s 249.png Spr b 2g 249.png Spr 2c 249.png Spr b 2c 249.png
Spr 2g 249 s.png Spr b 2g 249 s.png Spr 2s 249 s.png Spr b 2g 249 s.png Spr 2c 249 s.png Spr b 2c 249 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 249.png Spr b 3r 249.png Spr 3e 249.png Spr b 3r 249.png Spr 3r 249.png Spr b 3r 249.png
Spr 3r 249 s.png Spr b 3r 249 s.png Spr 3e 249 s.png Spr b 3r 249 s.png Spr 3r 249 s.png Spr b 3r 249 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 249.png Spr b 4d 249.png Spr 4d 249.png Spr b 4d 249.png Spr 4h 249.png Spr b 4h 249.png
Spr 4d 249 s.png Spr b 4d 249 s.png Spr 4d 249 s.png Spr b 4d 249 s.png Spr 4h 249 s.png Spr b 4d 249 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 249.png Spr b 5b 249.png Spr 5b 249.png Spr b 5b 249.png
Spr 5b 249 s.png Spr b 5b 249 s.png Spr 5b 249 s.png Spr b 5b 249 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 249.png Spr b 6x 249.png Spr 6x 249.png Spr b 6x 249.png
Spr 6x 249 s.png Spr b 6x 249 s.png Spr 6x 249 s.png Spr b 6x 249 s.png
Front Back Front Back
249MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Lugia images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Lugia's tendency for being underwater resembles plesiosaurs. It is also possible that Lugia may be based on Ryūjin, a dragon who lived on the ocean floor and was the Shinto god of the sea. The two have similarities in mythology, and Lugia's Shiny colors (red and white) are the same colors as the coral Ryujin's palace was made of. Lugia's avian body, coloration and face-markings suggests that it may be somewhat based on the grey heron. The beluga whale, a white whale with a similar body shape and coloration to Lugia, may also be a basis for Lugia's design and name. Lugia's back fins and tail spikes are reminiscent of the Stegosaurus.

Name origin

Lugia may be derived from lutetium (a silverish element), which in turn is named after Lutetia (the Roman name for Paris, the city of light). It may also involve Lugeo (Latin for to lie dormant, alluding to the way Lugia lies at the bottom of the sea) and luna (Latin for moon). Alternatively, it may come from beluga whale.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ルギア Lugia From lutetium, Lutetia, lugeo, luna, and beluga whale
France Flag.png French Lugia Same as Japanese name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Lugia Same as Japanese name
Germany Flag.png German Lugia Same as Japanese name
Italy Flag.png Italian Lugia Same as Japanese name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 루기아 Rugia Transliteration of its Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 利基亞 Leihgēi'a Transliteration of its Japanese name
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 洛奇亞 / 洛奇亚
Luòqíyǎ / Luòqíyà
Transliteration of its Japanese name


Related articles

External links


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Generation V: VictiniCobalionTerrakionVirizionTornadusThundurus
ReshiramZekromLandorusKyuremKeldeoMeloettaGenesect
Generation VI: XerneasYveltalZygardeDiancieHoopaVolcanion
Generation VII: CosmogCosmoemSolgaleoLunalaMagearna
Super Smash Bros. series
Games: Super Smash Bros.Super Smash Bros. MeleeSuper Smash Bros. BrawlSuper Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U
Characters: PikachuJigglypuffMewtwoPichuPokémon Trainer (SquirtleIvysaurCharizard) • LucarioGreninja
Stages: Saffron CityPokémon StadiumPoké FloatsPokémon Stadium 2Spear Pillar
Prism TowerUnova Pokémon LeagueKalos Pokémon League
Poké Ball: AbomasnowArceusArticunoBeedrillBellossomBlastoiseBonslyCelebiChansey
CharizardChespinChikoritaClefairyCyndaquilDarkraiDedenneDeoxysElectrode
EnteiEeveeFennekinFletchlingGardevoirGenesectGiratinaGogoatGoldeenGroudon
GulpinHitmonleeHo-OhInkayJirachiKeldeoKoffingKyogreKyuremLatias and Latios
LugiaManaphyMarillMeloettaMeowthMewMetagrossMoltresMunchlaxOnix
OshawottPalkiaPiplupPorygon2RaikouScizorSnivySnorlaxSpewpaStaryu
StarmieSuicuneSwirlixTogepiTorchicUnownVenusaurVictini
WeavileWeezingWobbuffetXerneasZapdosZoroark
Stickers & Trophies: Melee Trophy listBrawl Sticker listBrawl Trophy list
Misc: The Subspace EmissaryMy MusicFinal SmashPokémon ChangeBrawl cameos
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Pokémon
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