Moonlight (move)

From Bulbapedia, the community-driven Pokémon encyclopedia.
Jump to: navigation, search
Spr 1g 006.png The picture used in this article is unsatisfactory.
Reason: Should be replaced with Generation VII images
Please feel free to replace it so it conforms to Bulbapedia conventions.

Moonlight
つきのひかり Moonlight
Moonlight.png
Moonlight 2.png
Type  Fairy
Category  Status
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation II
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  1
Jam  0  
The appeal's quality varies depending on its timing.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  0  
Increased Voltage is added to the performance score.
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Effectiveness varies depending on when it is used.

Moonlight (Japanese: つきのひかり Moonlight) is a non-damaging Fairy-type move introduced in Generation II. Prior to Generation VI, it was a Normal-type move.

Effect

Generation II

Moonlight restores the user's current HP based on the weather and time of day. In morning and day, clear conditions restore ¼, sunny conditions restore ½ and other conditions restore 1/8 HP. At night, the move restores twice as much of HP. In link battle, the move restores HP as if it was night.

Generations III to V

Moonlight restores the user's current HP based on the weather in the battle. Normal conditions restore ½ total HP, sunny conditions restore ⅔ total HP, and other types of weather restore ¼ total HP.

Generation VI

Moonlight is now a Fairy-type move.

Description

Games Description
Stad2 Allows HP to be restored by the moonlight. In battle, half the user's max HP is restored.
GSC Restores HP (varies by time).
RSE Restores HP. The amount restored with the weather.
Colo.XD Restores HP. The amount varies with the weather.
FRLG Restores the user's HP. The amount of HP regained varies with the weather.
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SM
The user restores its own HP. The amount of HP regained varies with the weather.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
035 Clefairy Clefairy
Fairy Fairy 43 37 37 40BW
43B2W2
43 43
036 Clefable Clefable
Fairy Fairy 1
043 Oddish Oddish
Grass Grass 32 32 33 33 33XY
27ORAS
27
044 Gloom Gloom
Grass Grass 35 35 41 41 41XY
29ORAS
29
197 Umbreon Umbreon
Field Field 52 52 71 71BW
33B2W2
33 33
269 Dustox Dustox
Bug Bug 20 20 20 20XY
17ORAS
17
313 Volbeat Volbeat
Bug Human-Like 13 13 13 13XY
19ORAS
19
314 Illumise Illumise
Bug Human-Like 13 13 13 13XY
19ORAS
19
488 Cresselia Cresselia
Undiscovered Undiscovered 57 57 1, 57 1, 57
517 Munna Munna
Field Field 17 17 17
715 Noivern Noivern
Flying Flying 1 1
755 Morelull Morelull
Grass Grass 11
756 Shiinotic Shiinotic
Grass Grass 11
792 Lunala Lunala
Undiscovered Undiscovered 31
800 Necrozma Necrozma
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Egg Groups Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
102 Exeggcute Exeggcute
Grass Grass
302 Sableye Sableye
Human-Like Human-Like
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation IV

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
035 Clefairy ClefairyLv. 8
Fairy Fairy Pokéwalker - Night Sky's Edge
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation V

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
337 Lunatone Lunatone
Mineral Mineral Dream World - Icy Cave
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By event

Generation II

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
029 Nidoran♀ Nidoran♀
Monster Field New York Pokémon Center
215 Sneasel Sneasel
Field Field New York Pokémon Center
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Description

Games Description
MDRB Restores the HP of the user and team members on the same floor. The amount of HP recovered depends on the weather.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Moonlight II.png Moonlight III.png Moonlight IV.png Moonlight V.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Moonlight PMD RB.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Moonlight Stad2.png Moonlight Colo.png Moonlight XD.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 月光 Yuèguāng
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Maanlicht
France Flag.png French Rayon Lune
Germany Flag.png German Mondschein
Greece Flag.png Greek Φεγγαρόφως
Italy Flag.png Italian Lucelunare
South Korea Flag.png Korean 달의불빛 Dal-yi Bulbit
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Luar
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Mesečeva svetlost
Spain Flag.png Spanish Luz Lunar
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Ánh Sáng Mặt Trăng



Variations of the move Moonlight
Status MoonlightMorning SunShore UpSynthesis


Project Moves and Abilities logo.png This article is part of Project Moves and Abilities, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on two related aspects of the Pokémon games.