Lunala (Pokémon)

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Lunala
Moone Pokémon
ルナアーラ
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Type
Psychic Ghost
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Ability
Shadow Shield Cacophony
Cacophony
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Gender unknown
Catch rate
3 (1.6%)
Breeding
Egg Group
No Eggs Discovered
Hatch time
120 cycles
Egg not obtainable
Height
13'01" 4.0 m
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Weight
264.6 lbs. 120.0 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
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Gen. IV
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IV
306
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
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Lunala (Japanese: ルナアーラ Lunala) is a dual-type Psychic/Ghost Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation VII.

It evolves from Cosmoem when leveled up in Pokémon Moon, Ultra Moon, Shield, or Violet starting at level 53. It is one of Cosmog's final forms, the other being Solgaleo.

Along with Solgaleo, it was initially shown, without a name or any data, in May 2016, but information on it was officially revealed on June 2, 2016.

Lunala is the game mascot of Pokémon Moon, appearing on its boxart. Lunala, Solgaleo, and Necrozma are often collectively referred to as the light trio by fans. It is associated with the guardian deities. It is related to the Ultra Beasts.

Necrozma fuses with Lunala using the N-Lunarizer to become Dawn Wings Necrozma.

Biology

Lunala is a large Pokémon resembling a skeletal, legless bat. It has a short snout, dark pink eyes with white centers, and a deep blue area on its upper head that shows a constantly changing starscape. A rigid raised hood wraps around its head in a crescent shape and drapes around its neck as well. The outside of the hood is yellow, while the inner part that curves around Lunala's head is white with deep blue streaks. Its torso resembles a ribcage with a slightly curved spike on each shoulder and three spikes extending from the bottom toward its tail. Its massive wings resemble a bat's wings with the skeleton exposed, except that Lunala's wings have a total of seven "finger bones": four running through each wing, one running along the edge to the outermost tip, and two pointing upwards that may act as claws that are more functional. The four "bones" in Lunala's wings are only visible in segments. The skin of Lunala's wings is an iridescent deep blue and a light blue light source appears to glow from behind its ribcage. A large, pale yellow crescent connects the outermost tip of each wing to the next two inner tips, and the remaining two innermost tips are adorned by yellow, four-pointed stars. The bottom of Lunala's tail is also lined by a yellow crescent with a ridge running up the middle of the tail towards the rib cage.

While Lunala does not have any forms, it can enter its Full Moon phase. When Lunala is in Full Moon phase, its third eye—a light red symbol of an eye—appears on its forehead and the starscape turns to streaks of light. The skin of its wings glows a bright, light blue. It spreads its wings wide so that the yellow parts on each wing are arranged in a circle with the outermost points of the four-pointed stars disappearing in the transformation. It enters this phase during attacks or traveling in Ultra Space. The phase does not appear in the series as of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.[1]

Lunala has long been honored as an emissary of the moon. In ancient times, it was known as "the beast that calls the moon". This Pokémon constantly absorbs light to convert it into energy and can obscure daylight with darkness. When it spreads its wings to absorb light and glitter, it resembles a beautiful night sky.[2] Lunala's dark energies also serve to shield it from harm. It is said to live in another world, which it returns to when it opens its third eye. Lunala can create Ultra Wormholes to travel to and from Ultra Space. Lunala and its counterpart, Solgaleo, can create Cosmog, which it is said to be the female evolution of. Solgaleo along with Lunala has the power to create Z-Crystals and restore Necrozma's light, regaining its true form. It can also influence a Rockruff's evolution into Lycanroc's Midnight form with lunar energy.[3] The residents of Ultra Megalopolis use Lunala as their own Ride Pokémon to travel through Ultra Space.

Lunala is similar to Solgaleo, in that it is a being composed of light, due to that, it is constantly hunted down by Necrozma through the Ultra Space, so it can try and devour Lunala's light to ease its nonstopping pain and regain its original, Ultra form. When taken over by Necrozma, Necrozma's body divides into pieces that connect to Lunala's body, possessing it and transforming itself into Dawn Wings Necrozma, as its pieces constantly absorb Lunala's light. However, Lunala can coexist with Necrozma willingly, regardless of fusion. [4][5] Lunala loves Lunala Treats made by Snacksworth, who once encountered it in the past.

Lunala and Dawn Wings Necrozma are the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Moongeist Beam. They are also the only known Pokémon capable of using the Z-Move Menacing Moonraze Maelstrom. Additionally, Lunala is the only known Pokémon that can have Shadow Shield as an Ability.

Evolution

Lunala evolves from Cosmoem and is one of the final forms of Cosmog, the other being Solgaleo.

 
Unevolved
Cosmog
 Psychic 

 
First evolution
Cosmoem
 Psychic 

 
Second evolution
Lunala
 Psychic  Ghost 

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII Alola
 S  M : #292
Alola
 US  UM : #390
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!.
Sun It is said to be a female evolution of Cosmog. When its third eye activates, away it flies to another world.
Moon Said to live in another world, this Pokémon devours light, drawing the moonless dark veil of night over the brightness of day.
Ultra Sun Records of it exist in writings from long, long ago, where it was known by the name “the beast that calls the moon.”
Ultra Moon It sometimes summons unknown powers and life-forms here to this world from holes that lead to other worlds.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl, and Legends: Arceus.
Sword Known as the Beast That Calls the Moon, this Pokémon lives by taking in any and all light and converting it into its own energy.*
Shield It steals the light from its surroundings and then becomes the full moon, showering its own light across the night sky.*
Generation IX Paldea
#—
Kitakami
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Blueberry
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation IX.


   
Lunala in the Alola PokédexSM Lunala in the Alola PokédexUSUM

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun
Trade
Moon
Altar of the Moone (Only one)
Ultra Sun
Trade
Ultra Moon
Mahalo Trail (Only one)
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Pokémon HOME
TradeVersion 1.3.0+
Shield Expansion Pass
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure) (Only one)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Unobtainable
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
TradeVersion 3.0.0+
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero (Scarlet)
Casseroya Lake after receiving the Lunala Treat from Snacksworth (Only one) (Group Quest)
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero (Violet)
Casseroya Lake after receiving the Lunala Treat from Snacksworth (Only one) (Solo Quest)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Rowlet SeaFinal
Generation VIII
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation VIII side games.
Cross-Generation
Masters EX
Master Fair sync pair scout: Lillie (Anniversary 2021) & Lunala


In events

Games Event Region Location Level Distribution period
SUS Eclipse Shiny Lunala PAL region Online 60  October 1 to November 15, 2019
SUS Eclipse Shiny Lunala American region Online 60  October 21, 2019 to January 15, 2020
SUS Eclipse Shiny Lunala Korean region Online 60  November 15 to December 31, 2019
SUS Eclipse Shiny Lunala Japanese region Online 60  December 19, 2019 to February 3, 2020

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Events*   Gold Bottle Cap (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
137
197 - 244 384 - 478
113
106 - 181 207 - 357
89
84 - 155 164 - 304
137
127 - 207 251 - 410
107
100 - 174 197 - 344
97
91 - 163 179 - 322
Total:
680
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation IX, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

Lunala is available in Scarlet and Violet Version 3.0.0+.

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Cosmic Power Psychic Status 0000 00——% 20
011 Teleport Psychic Status 0000 00——% 20
011 Confusion Psychic Special 05050 100100% 25
011 Hypnosis Psychic Status 0000 06060% 20
Evo.Evo. Moongeist Beam Ghost Special 100100 100100% 5
077 Night Shade Ghost Special 0000 100100% 15
1414 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100100% 10
2121 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 09595% 15
2828 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100100% 15
3535 Moonlight Fairy Status 0000 00——% 5
4242 Night Daze Dark Special 08585 09595% 10
4949 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100100% 10
5656 Moonblast Fairy Special 09595 100100% 15
6363 Phantom Force Ghost Physical 09090 100100% 10
7070 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100100% 15
7777 Wide Guard Rock Status 0000 00——% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Lunala
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Lunala
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII - IX
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM004  TM004 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM006  TM006 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM007  TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM014  TM014 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
TM017  TM017 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM023  TM023 Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
TM025  TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM027  TM027 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM029  TM029 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM032  TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM034  TM034 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM042  TM042 Night Shade Ghost Special 0000 100}}100% 15
TM047  TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049  TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM050  TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM054  TM054 Psyshock Psychic Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM061  TM061 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM065  TM065 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 095}}95% 15
TM070  TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM074  TM074 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM075  TM075 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM079  TM079 Dazzling Gleam Fairy Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM085  TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM097  TM097 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
TM103  TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM107  TM107 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM109  TM109 Trick Psychic Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM113  TM113 Tailwind Flying Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TM114  TM114 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM118  TM118 Heat Wave Fire Special 09595 090}}90% 10
TM120  TM120 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM126  TM126 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM129  TM129 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM130  TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM135  TM135 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM143  TM143 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TM151  TM151 Phantom Force Ghost Physical 09090 100}}100% 10
TM152  TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM158  TM158 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TM161  TM161 Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM163  TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM166  TM166 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM168  TM168 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM171  TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM177  TM177 Spite Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM197  TM197 Dual Wingbeat Flying Physical 04040 090}}90% 10
TM198  TM198 Poltergeist Ghost Physical 110110 090}}90% 5
TM203  TM203 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM217  TM217 Future Sight Psychic Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM218  TM218 Expanding Force Psychic Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM220  TM220 Meteor Beam Rock Special 120120 090}}90% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Lunala
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Lunala
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Lunala
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Lunala
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Lunala

By a prior evolution

Generation IX
Other generations:
VII - VIII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
  Splash Normal Status —% 40
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Lunala
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Lunala

Side game data

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Ghost
  Attack Power: 80 - 145   20

#734
 

Phantom Combo
Increases damage done by any Ghost types in the combo.


Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.17 seconds Base HP: 65
Base Attack: 87 Base Defense: 59 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon GO
  Base HP: 264 Base Attack: 255 Base Defense: 191
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 20 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Air Slash, Confusion
Charged Attacks: Future Sight, Moonblast, Psychic, Shadow Ball

Evolution data

 
Unevolved
Cosmog
 Psychic 
 
Level 43
 
First evolution
Cosmoem
 Psychic 
  +     
Level 53 in Pokémon Moon,
Ultra Moon, Shield, or Violet
 
Second evolution
Lunala
 Psychic  Ghost 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Cross-Generation
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Lunala images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


In the anime

 
Lunala in the anime
 
Full Moon phase Lunala in the anime

Main series

Major appearances

Lunala (anime)

A Lunala appeared in Filling the Light with Darkness!, where it and Nebby tried to escape from Necrozma as it pursued them through an Ultra Wormhole. It continued to make appearances in Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon as Ash and his classmates dealt with Necrozma's effects on the Alola region.

Minor appearances

Lunala debuted alongside Solgaleo in Ash's dream in A Dream Encounter!. It reappeared in flashbacks in Faba's Revenge! and Revealing the Stuff of Legend!, and also in a fantasy in Tough Guy Trials!.

A silhouetted Lunala appeared in a fantasy in Healing the Healer!.

GOTCHA!

A Lunala briefly appeared as a silhouette in GOTCHA!.

Pokémon Evolutions

Nebby

In The Eclipse, a Cosmoem nicknamed Nebby evolved into Lunala at the Altar of the Moone, where it subsequently battled Necrozma and ended up being absorbed.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Main article: Nebby

Lunala debuted as a silhouette in a fantasy in Play the Melody That Echoes in the Altar.

Lunala physically debuted in Summon the Emissaries of the Moon and the Sun, where Nebby evolved into it at the Poni Altar with the power of the Moon Flute.

Pokémon Horizon

A Lunala appeared in The Opened Wormhole.

In the TCG

Main article: Lunala (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Lunala appears as a Pokémon summoned from the Poké Ball. It enters its Full Moon phase and attacks using its signature move Moongeist Beam. Lunala also appears as a Spirit.

Lunala's roar in this game includes the sound of Mothra's cry from the Godzilla film franchise.

Trivia

Origin

Lunala appears to be based on a bat with a Moon motif. In particular, it might reference the two known Hawaiian bat species, the still living Hawaiian hoary bat and the extinct Synemporion, or the ghost bat.

It could also be based on Itzpapalotl, a skeletal Aztec goddess and star demon, often depicted with bladed bat wings; Camazotz, a Mayan bat god that was associated with the night, death, and sacrifice; Leutogi, a Samoan protector bat goddess; and Pe'a-pe'a-makawalu, an eight-eyed bat that Hawaiian demigod Maui snatched eyes from. This may also be a basis for Lunala's auxiliary eye in Full Moon phase. Its Ghost typing and association with the night may also connect it to Hine-nui-te-pō of Maori legend; goddess of the night and the receiver of the dead, and in myths is said to be the reason why the sky turns red during twilight, similar to Lunala's Shiny coloration. Its Shiny coloration may also be based on the reddish color of the Moon during a total lunar eclipse. Additionally, Lunala resembles a sun dog.

Name origin

Lunala may be a combination of luna (Latin for moon), ala (Latin for wing), and possibly lunula (which means something crescent-shaped).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ルナアーラ Lunala From luna and ala.
  French Lunala Same as English/Japanese name
  Spanish Lunala Same as English/Japanese name
  German Lunala Same as English/Japanese name
  Italian Lunala Same as English/Japanese name
  Korean 루나아라 Lunala Transcription of Japanese name
  Mandarin Chinese 露奈雅拉 Lùnàiyǎlā Transcription of Japanese name
  Cantonese Chinese 露奈雅拉 Louhnoihngáhlāai Mandarin-based transcription of Japanese name


Full Moon phase

Language Title
  Japanese フルムーンフェーズ Full Moon Phase
Chinese Cantonese 滿月狀態 Múhnyuht Johngtaai
Mandarin 滿月狀態 / 满月状态 Mǎnyuè Zhuàngtài
  Czech Full Moon Phase
  French Phase Pleine Lune
  German Vollmondphase
  Hungarian Full Moon alak
  Italian Fase luna piena
  Korean 풀문페이즈 Full Moon Phase
  Polish Full Moon Phase
  Russian Фаза Полная Луна Faza Polnaya Luna
  Spanish Fase Luna Llena

The beast that calls the moon

Language Title
  Japanese 月を誘いし獣
Chinese Cantonese 稱為邀引月亮之獸
Mandarin 稱為邀引月亮之獸 / 称为邀引月亮之兽
  French Celui qui invite la lune
  German Mondbringer
  Italian Creatura che evoca la luna
  Korean 달을 현혹하는 짐승이라는
  Spanish Criatura que invoca a la luna


Related articles

References

  1. Lunala does not change into its Full Moon phase as of Pokémon SV.
  2. Pokémon Sun and Moon site | Lunala
  3. Pokémon Sun and Moon site | Midnight Lycanroc
  4. Lusamine (Masters):"It doesn't seem like Necrozma or Solgaleo are suffering in their current state. I suppose now that they have the light of our sync stone, they're able to coexist peacefully."(Pokémon Masters EX)
  5. Lillie"<player>, I know this may be sudden, but I hope you will consider what I ask of you. I want to entrust Nebby to you. I think Nebby should be with Necrozma. From what I've heard, Necrozma would not suffer as much or ache so for the light if it can remain close to Nebby..."(Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon)

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