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If you were looking for the character from Mewtwo Returns, see Luna Carson.


Luna (Japanese: ルナ Luna) is a character of the day who appeared in Curbing the Crimson Tide.

Luna is a wealthy little girl who was causing trouble in a city with her Scizor. Her Scizor remained hidden in a cape so no one knew what it exactly was. She gave it the alias Red Lightning (Japanese: 赤いイナズマ). She also put a small radio around its neck to make it appear like it was talking, causing further confusion to whether Red Lightning was human or Pokémon. She used a microphone on her laptop to provide Red Lightning's voice.

Soon, Red Lightning crossed paths with May and her Squirtle. Squirtle was easily defeated with a Hyper Beam attack. With the help of Team Rocket's balloon, Ash and his friends were able to track down Red Lightning and discover Luna's antics. Ash then challenged Luna to a Pokémon battle. He initially chose Pikachu to battle Red Lightning, but when he realized that he needed a Pokémon who can scale buildings, he switched out to Sceptile. Everyone soon realized that Luna was using the wind to make it appear that Scizor was flying. Sceptile then copied Scizor's technique. During the battle, Scizor began to fall but Sceptile saved it.

Luna's butler then explained to them that Luna only did what she did because she was lonely. Her parents were always on business and spent very little time with her. All she had was him and her Scizor. Then, May started to relate to her and said that she sometimes missed her parents while she was on her journey. Soon, May challenged Luna to a battle with her Squirtle. This time around, Squirtle was the victor. After the battle, Luna promised not to cause trouble anymore, but she made May promise her that she would come visit her again someday.


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Luna's Scyther

Red Lightning
Scyther → Scizor
Luna's Scizor, also known as Red Lightning (Japanese: 赤いイナズマ), is Luna's only known Pokémon. She owned it ever since it was a Scyther when she was young. Sometime after evolution, it caused trouble in the city and defeated many Pokémon by disguising itself as Red Lightning and was given the name. Every Pokémon that got defeated by Red Lightning got marked on. After Ash's Sceptile battled Red Lightning, Red Lightning revealed itself to be a Scizor belonging to a girl named Luna. After Luna explained everything about herself and Scizor, Scizor then had a rematch against May's Squirtle and lost. Luna then promised to not misbehave anymore.

Red Lightning's known moves are Hyper Beam, Agility and Swift.

Debut Curbing The Crimson Tide
Voice actors
English Rodger Parsons (as Red Lightning)
Eric Stuart (as a Scizor itself)

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 植田佳奈 Kana Ueda
English Sarah Natochenny
Finnish Henna Haverinen
Brazilian Portuguese Gilmara Sanches
European Spanish Pilar Puebla

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