Lugia (M02)

ルギア Lugia
Lugia M02.png
Debuts in The Power of One
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location Shamouti Island
This Pokémon is fully evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Lugia Kōichi Yamadera Eric Rath

Lugia (Japanese: ルギア Lugia) is the featured Pokémon of The Power of One.

In the anime

In The Power of One, Lawrence III wanted to capture Lugia and add it to his Pokémon collection. In order to accomplish this goal, he set out to enrage and capture the three legendary birds, Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres. It was prophesied that, once the three birds were enraged, Lugia, the Legendary Diving Pokémon, would appear to calm them down. Once Lugia appeared, Lawrence III tried to subdue and capture it.

Although he ended up only injuring Lugia, Lawrence III was never successful in capturing it. With the help of Ash, Lugia was able to stop Lawrence III and calm the enraged birds before the violent unbalance could cause the world's destruction.

Lugia was briefly mentioned in The Mystery is History by Ash and James, when they encountered Silver for the first time.

In The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon, Lugia was seen in Pikachu's memories. It also briefly reappeared in a montage in The Rise of Darkrai, which chronicled the preceding nine movies. In addition, it made a cameo appearance in I Choose You!, which is set in a timeline separate from the main series; it was seen rising out of the water near the Shamouti Shrine.

Personality and characteristics

Lugia is a very serious Pokémon with immense power. Even with all three legendary birds attacking it at once, Lugia was able to employ very skilled moves in defending itself against them. Lugia is intelligent and clear-minded, keenly aware of its role in the legend surrounding the islands and also of its inability to quell the legendary birds by itself.

This Lugia is set apart from other Lugia in that it has a special connection to the song played by Melody on her instrument. Lugia makes song-like noises similar to this tune and when played, the song has the power to restore Lugia's depleted strength. In addition, Lugia is able to communicate via telepathy, much like other Pokémon featured in the Pokémon movies.

Moves used

Using Whirlpool
Move First Used In
Whirlpool The Power of One
Aeroblast The Power of One
Safeguard The Power of One
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 山寺宏一 Kōichi Yamadera
English Eric Rath
Dutch Filip Bolluyt
Finnish Aku Laitinen
French Canada Pierre Claveau
Europe Olivier Cuvellier
German Christoph Jablonka
Hebrew שלמה שליו Shlomo Shalev
Italian Vittorio Bestoso
Norwegian Morten Røhrt
Polish Adam Bauman
Brazilian Portuguese Maurício Berger
Russian Александр Новиков Aleksandr Novikov
Spanish Latin America Octavio Rojas
Spain Carlos Ysbert
Swedish Fredrik Dolk

In the manga

Movie adaptations

Lugia appeared in Mirage Pokémon Lugia's Explosive Birth, where it played the same role as it did in the movie.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

Lugia was mentioned by Professor Oak in Get Lugia!, where he had Red, Green, and Blue go on the islands to retrieve the orbs from the legendary birds. However, the orbs broke, and Clefairy disguised himself as a Lugia.

In the novelization

In the novelization of Hoopa and the Clash of Ages, the Lugia appered to aid Ash was described to be the same Lugia in The Power of One.

In the TCG

Lugia is featured in the TCG. The following is a list of cards featuring Lugia.

Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a green background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Explosive Birth Lugia         10th Movie Commemoration Set    


  • In several Japanese literatures, the beam attack used by this Lugia was named Lugia Beam and was distinguished from actual Aeroblast.[1]

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Lugia.

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