Lurantis is a plantlike Pokémon that resembles an insect. The top half of its head is light pink, while the bottom half is white. It has light red eyes, and two green antennae with a small green lump between them. There are four extensions to the top half of its head: two on the top with red tips that resemble ears, and one on each side with white tips that resemble stylized hair. It has a light pink body with wavy, skirt-like extensions around the waist and a green abdomen and neck. Its thin, white arms end in large, red scythes with white along the bottom rim and a single green claw on the tip. There are vertical, pink-and-red stripes down its legs, which have small, pointed green feet. The coloring and shape of Lurantis's body and arms give it the appearance of wearing a long-sleeved dress, while its legs are similar to pants. Four red, wing-like appendages sprout from its back, each tipped with white.
Lurantis both looks and smells like a flower, a trait that it exploits to lure foes in for a surprise attack. Its brilliant coloration and elegant moves have earned it acclaim as the most glamorous Grass-type Pokémon. However, it does disguise itself as a Bug Pokémon for protection. Maintaining its appearance requires detailed grooming. If a Trainer does a good job caring for it, Lurantis will have an easier time trusting them than a lazy Trainer and have gorgeous, brilliant colors.
By gathering light, Lurantis can fire laser beams using its sickle-like arms. These beams can cleave metal plates and allow it to perform Solar Blade, its former signature move.
- Lurantis being based on the reverse of the mimetic relationship of the orchid flower and the orchid mantis could be referenced by its hidden ability Contrary.
Lurantis may be based on the orchid flower along with the orchid mantis, reversing the mimetic relationship between those two organisms. It also seems to be inspired by a kimono.
Lurantis may be a combination of lure, allure, fleur (French for flower), and mantis.
Lalantes may be a combination of 蘭 ran (orchid) and a corruption of mantis.