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Lugia (Pokémon)

Tyranitar #248: Tyranitar
Pokémon
#250: Ho-Oh Ho-Oh
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

Lugia

Lugia

Lugia
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Psychic Flying
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Pressure Cacophony
Cacophony
Multiscale
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Lugia

Mega Lugia Y
Gender ratio
Genderless
Catch rate
3 (0.4%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Undiscovered
Hatch time
30855 - 31109 steps
Height
17'01" 5.2 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
476.2 lbs. 216.0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#249
Kanto
#252
Johto
#384
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
#000
Kalos
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
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 closely related to Ho-Oh as a duo, even sometimes as its polar opposite. Silver represents Lugia as "guardian of the seas", and Gold represents Ho-Oh as "guardian of the skies."

Lugia is the version 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, with the exception of dark blue or black plate-like protrusions that run down the length of its back, and two smaller ones on the ends of their tails. It can fold back these plates to increase its speed. It has large wings that resemble hands. Though it is genderless, 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

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. Ash and Misty (Brock was not along with them) act as if this was their first time seeing a Lugia, as if the second movie never took place. Meowth, as well, said that he'd "never seen a Pokémon like that before!" On the contrary, the dub 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."

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 the manga

Lugia in Pokémon Pocket Monsters

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

The Elite Four tried to exterminate humans using a Lugia (unnamed at the time) in the Yellow chapter. 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. It was first encountered in Volume 7 as a being of shimmering light (long before most Generation II Pokémon were known) when Lance summoned it to aid his schemes of eliminating most of mankind, but it wasn't until much later in Volume 12 that it was properly identified as Lugia. 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!!.

In the TCG

Main article: Lugia (TCG)

In the TFG

One Lugia figure has been released.

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Melee/Brawl

When released from a Poké Ball, Lugia will fly up 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."

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
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.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver
Whirl Islands (requires Silver Wing)
Crystal
Whirl Islands (requires Silver Wing)
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)
Pal Park
Mountain
Generation V
Black White
Poké Transfer
Black 2 White 2
Pokémon Dream Radar
Generation VI
X Y
Poké Transporter

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Trozei! Random Agent Cards
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Silver Trench (99F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Surrounded Sea (B18F)
(with Mystery Part or Secret Slab in the bag)
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Undersea Cavern
Pokémon Rumble Blast Beach: All (Random Legendary Encounter)

In events

Games Event Language 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

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 VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Whirlwind Normal Status 0000 —% 20
00Start 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
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Lugia obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM03 Psyshock Psychic Special 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM04 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM07 Hail Ice Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM19 Roost Flying Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM20 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM29 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM33 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Steel Sprite.png TM51 Steel Wing Steel Physical 07070 090}}90% 25
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM57 Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM58 Sky Drop Flying Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM73 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Dragon Sprite.png TM82 Dragon Tail Dragon Physical 06060 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM85 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag HM Flying Sprite.png HM02 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM03 Surf Water Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM05 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 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 VI
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 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 Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani249.gif 
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.
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
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
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Psychic  Psychic Assist.png
( Psychic )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It uses water tornadoes and whirlpools to attack.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●●
Speed ●●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

249Lugia.png
Unevolved
Lugia
 Psychic  Flying 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 249.png Spr 2s 249.png Spr 2c 249.gif Spr b 2g 249.png
Spr 2g 249 s.png Spr 2s 249 s.png Spr 2c 249 s.gif Spr b 2g 249 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 249.png Spr 3e 249.gif Spr 3r 249.png Spr b 3r 249.png
Spr 3r 249 s.png Spr 3e 249 s.gif Spr 3r 249 s.png Spr b 3r 249 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 249.png Spr 4d 249.png Spr 4h 249.png Spr b 4d 249.png
Spr 4d 249 s.png Spr 4d 249 s.png Spr 4h 249 s.png Spr b 4d 249 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 249.png Spr 5b 249.png Spr b 5b 249.png
Spr 5b 249 s.png Spr 5b 249 s.png Spr b 5b 249 s.png
Lugia For other sprites and images, please see Lugia images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Lugia's tendency for being underwater resembles plesiosaurs. It is also possible that Lugia is 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. 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 Lugia Transliteration of its Japanese name


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External links

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