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Luminous Moss
Luminous Moss
Luminous Moss
Luminous Moss
Pokémon Global Link artwork
Introduced in Generation VI
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Power 30

The Luminous Moss (Japanese: ひかりごけ Luminous Moss) is a type of held item introduced in Generation VI. It raises the holder's Special Defense when it is hit by a damaging Water-type move.


In the core series games


Games Cost Sell price
XYORAS N/A PokémonDollar.png500
SMUSUM N/A PokémonDollar.png2,000


If the holder is hit by a Water-type damaging move, it consumes the Luminous Moss and its Special Defense is increased by one stage.

It does not activate if the holder already has +6 Special Defense stat stages (unless its Ability is Contrary, in which case it will not activate if the holder has -6 Special Defense stat stages). It does not activate if the holder is protected from or unaffected by the Water-type move (e.g. due to Water Absorb or Wonder Guard).

If multiple Pokémon each holding an Absorb Bulb or Luminous Moss are hit by a Water-type move at once, each hit Pokémon will consume their Absorb Bulb or Luminous Moss before Symbiosis transfers any item (including these items).


Games Description
An item to be held by a Pokémon. It boosts Sp. Def if hit with a Water-type attack. It can only be used once.


Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
XY Mossy Rock (in battles in Glittering Cave; using Hyper Voice or Rock Slide)
ORAS Battle Maison (32 BP)
Held by wild Corsola (5% chance)
SMUSUM Hau'oli CityUSUM Held by wild Corsola (5% chance)

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 光苔 Gwōngtòih
Mandarin 光苔 Guāngtāi
France Flag.png French Lichen Lumineux
Germany Flag.png German Leuchtmoos
Italy Flag.png Italian Muschioluce
South Korea Flag.png Korean 빛이끼 Bit Ikki
Spain Flag.png Spanish Musgo Brillante

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