Luster Purge (move)

Luster Purge
ラスターパージ Luster Purge
Luster Purge VIII.png
Luster Purge VIII 2.png
Type  Psychic
Category  Special
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  70
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  3 ♥♥♥
Startles the Pokémon that appealed before the user.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +3 if the Pokémon that just went hit max Voltage.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  1
Badly startles Pokémon that used a move of the same type.

Luster Purge (Japanese: ラスターパージ Luster Purge) is a damage-dealing Psychic-type move introduced in Generation III. It is the signature move of Latios.


Generation III to VII

Luster Purge inflicts damage and has a 50% chance of lowering the target's Special Defense.

Luster Purge can be used as the second move of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining 2 bonus appeal points if Calm Mind was used in the previous turn.

Generation VIII

In Versions 1.0 to 1.2.1 of Pokémon Sword and Shield, Luster Purge could not be selected in a battle. Starting with Version 1.3.0, it is usable and functions the same as it did in previous generations.

Generation IX

Luster Purge cannot be selected in a battle.


Games Description
RSEColo.XD Attacks with a burst of light. May lower Sp. Def.
FRLG A burst of light injures the foe. It may also lower the foe's Sp. Def.
DPPtHGSSPBR The user looses a damaging burst of light. It may also reduce the target's Sp. Def stat.
BWB2W2 The user lets loose a damaging burst of light. It may also reduce the target's Sp. Def stat.
The user lets loose a damaging burst of light. This may also lower the target's Sp. Def stat.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
381   Latios
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 35 35 35 35XY
24 35
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, and Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Luster Purge is a move with 14 base power, 88% accuracy, and 12 PP. The user attacks enemy in the front, possibly lowering their Special Defense by one stage.

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description Playable Users
Special 3 100 120 100% An opponent Has a chance (50%) of lowering the target's Sp. Def by one stat rank. Sygna Suit Brendan & Latios (Direct link)

Pokémon Rumble Rush

  Luster Purge
Attack power 20.04636
Charge time 0.94 seconds
Range type Arc (wide)
Number of hits 3
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect May reduce the foe's Defense


Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target. It may also lower the target's Special Defense by one level.
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target. It may also reduce the target's Special Defense by 1 level.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる しかも いっていのかくりつで とくぼうを 1だんかいさげる
It damages nearby enemies. It could also lower their Sp. Def.

Pokémon GO

In Pokémon GO, Luster Purge is a Charged Attack that was made available on May 3, 2022.

  Luster Purge
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 100
Energy cost 100
Duration 1.5 seconds
Damage window 0.5 - 1.5 seconds
Trainer Battles
Power 120
Energy cost 60
Secondary effect   1 Opponent Defense
Effect chance 50%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
By Elite Charged TM
By GO Snapshot
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible

In the anime

The user creates a ball of purple aura which turns into a beam and is fired at the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Latios Latios opens his mouth and white sparkles form and gather in front of him, forming together into a pink ball of energy. He then fires a massive pink beam from the ball at the opponent.
Tobias's Latios The Semi-Final Frontier! Debut

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Battrio: Aim to be Battrio Master!

In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 潔淨光芒 Gitjihng Gwōngmòhng *
潔淨光澤 Gitjihng Gwōngjaahk *
Mandarin 潔淨光芒 / 洁净光芒 Jiéjìng Guāngmáng *
潔淨光澤 Jiéjìng Guāngzé *
  Czech Třpytivá čistka
  Dutch Schijnwerper
  Finnish Hohtoisku
  French Lumi-Éclat
  German Scheinwerfer
  Greek Λαμπερή Εξάγνιση
  Hindi टाक चमकना Taak chamakana
  Indonesian Luster Purge
  Italian Abbagliante
  Korean 러스터퍼지 ReoseuteopeojiIX+
라스트버지 RaseuteubeojiIVVIII
  Polish Czystka*
Jasny Połysk*
Portuguese   Brazil Purga de Esplendor (games, TCG, manga)
Brilho Purificador (anime)
  Portugal Depurar
  Serbian Blještavo pročišćavanje
  Spanish Resplandor
  Vietnamese Pháo Sáng Thanh Tẩy

Variations of the move Luster Purge
  Luster PurgeMist Ball

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