Luvdisc (Pokémon)

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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Luvdisc (disambiguation).
Luvdisc
Rendezvous Pokémon
ラブカス
Lovecus
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Luvdisc



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Swift Swim Cacophony
Cacophony
Hydration
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
25% male, 75% female
Catch rate
225 (39.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Water 2
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
2'00" 0.6 m
Luvdisc
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
19.2 lbs. 8.7 kg
Luvdisc
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
110
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
116
V+
Leveling rate
Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
Luvdisc
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
1
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body03.png
Footprint
F370.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Pink
Base friendship
70
External Links

Luvdisc (Japanese: ラブカス Lovecus) is a Water-type Pokémon introduced in Generation III.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

Biology

Luvdisc is a fishlike Pokémon with a relatively flat body in the shape of a heart. Loving couples gave this Pokémon its name after spotting it in the ocean waters. It is primarily light pink, with pale lips and circular markings on its cheeks. During the spring, it forms groups that turn the ocean's surface bright pink. Luvdisc lives in warm seas, where it makes its nest in the branches of Corsola or coral reefs. As shown in Luvdisc is a Many Splendored Thing!, when two Luvdisc kiss, they are able to use their slender bodies as wings in order to fly for short periods of time. Pelipper is a natural predator of Luvdisc.

In the anime

Main series

 
Luvdisc in the anime

Major appearances

Caserin and Luverin

Both Misty and Daisy have a Luvdisc, nicknamed Caserin and Luverin, respectively. They acquired the two Rendezvous Pokémon sometime prior to Luvdisc is a Many Splendored Thing!. Caserin and Luverin found themselves the target of Butch and Cassidy under instructions from Dr. Namba.

Other

In The Great Eight Fate!, Juan used a Luvdisc during his Gym battle against Ash to battle his Grovyle. In the following episode, it defeated Grovyle but lost against Corphish.

Minor appearances

Multiple Luvdisc debuted in Clamperl of Wisdom as some of the Pokémon living at Maisie Island.

In Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea, multiple Luvdisc were present during the final showdown with The Phantom and his crew. They briefly reappeared in a montage in The Rise of Darkrai, which chronicled the preceding nine movies.

Multiple Luvdisc appeared in the opening sequence of Giratina and the Sky Warrior.

In Hold the Phione!, multiple Luvdisc were living in Chocovine Town.

Multiple Luvdisc appeared in the opening sequence of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

Multiple Luvdisc appeared in Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!.

In Going for the Gold!, multiple Luvdisc were living in the Ambrette Aquarium.

In An Undersea Place to Call Home!, multiple Luvdisc made the wreck of the S.S. Cussler their home.

Multiple Luvdisc appeared in Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction.

Multiple Luvdisc appeared in Alola to New Adventure!.

Starting in The Guardian's Challenge!, Professor Kukui's lab has a tank with two Luvdisc.

Five Luvdisc appeared in Yo, Ho, Ho! Go, Popplio!, with two of them appearing in a fantasy.

Multiple Luvdisc appeared in The Sun, the Scare, the Secret Lair!.

A Luvdisc appeared in A Shivering Shovel Search!.

Multiple Luvdisc appeared in The Island Whisperer!.

Multiple Luvdisc appeared in Balloons, Brionne, and Belligerence!.

Multiple Luvdisc appeared in Now You See Them, Now You Don't!.

Two Luvdisc appeared in Night of a Thousand Poses!.

Multiple Luvdisc appeared in Let Sleeping Pokémon Lie!.

In Dewpider Ascending!, a Sharpedo scared away multiple Luvdisc.

A Luvdisc appeared in Filling the Light with Darkness!.

Two Luvdisc appeared in Got Meltan?.

In The One That Didn't Get Away!, Lillie reeled in a Luvdisc while fishing.

Multiple Luvdisc appeared in Pikachu's Exciting Adventure!.

Multiple Luvdisc appeared in a fantasy in Dreams of the Sun and Moon!.

In The Cuteness Quotient!, a Luvdisc was on the poster for the Friendship Festival.

In On Land, In the Sea, and to the Future!, a Trainer's Luvdisc competed in the Marine Athletic Race.

Multiple Luvdisc appeared in Looking Out for Number Two!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG110 Luvdisc May's Pokédex Luvdisc, the Rendezvous Pokémon. Luvdisc group together during breeding season, covering the surface of the ocean in a brilliant pink.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
JN088 Luvdisc Goh's Rotom Phone Luvdisc, the Rendezvous Pokémon. A Water type. Luvdisc lives within warm ocean waters. It especially loves to sleep in the branches of Corsola.

Pokémon Generations

In The Cavern, multiple Luvdisc were in the waters that surrounded the Mossdeep Space Center.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Wallace has a Luvdisc nicknamed Elizabeth, which debuted in Short Shift for Shiftry. She is usually shown outside of her Poké Ball, floating along beside him. Wallace relies on her to solve problems, as she is shown doing such things as putting out a burning scarf and releasing a Lileep and Anorith to test Ruby's worth at Wallace's request. Also, the two seem to share a bond, as he rarely, if ever, has to specify what he wants her to do. Like all of Wallace's Pokémon in the manga, she is incredibly beautiful and was able to defeat all of Ruby's top Contest Pokémon, excluding Feefee, in an unofficial Contest in a matter of minutes.

Wallace's mentor Juan uses a pair of Luvdisc that first appeared in With a Spoink in Your Step II. They observe him as he trained Ruby and Sapphire.

The Battle Tower rented a Luvdisc, which was stolen by Guile Hideout in The Final Battle VII.

Multiple Luvdisc appeared in Pink Slip.

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

A Luvdisc appeared in a fantasy in Legend? Check! Friends? Check!.

Pokémon Omega Ruby Crimson Passion and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Indigo Wisdom

Some Luvdisc appeared while Alpha and Omega dove underwater with their Wailmer.

In the TCG

Main article: Luvdisc (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

  • Pokémon: Magikarp Jump: A Luvdisc may appear as part of the "Lost Luvdisc" event, where it will give the player 4 Diamonds. Several Luvdisc also appear as part of the "Food Fever" event, swimming in and leaving food in the pond.

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III Hoenn
#183
Kanto
#—
Ruby Luvdisc live in shallow seas in the tropics. This heart-shaped Pokémon earned its name by swimming after loving couples it spotted in the ocean's waves.
Sapphire Luvdisc's heart-shaped body is a symbol of love and romance. It is said that any couple meeting this Pokémon is promised a loving relationship that never ends.
Emerald Luvdisc make the branches of Corsola their nests. There is a custom from long ago of giving a Luvdisc as a gift to express one's feelings of love.
FireRed During the spawning season, countless Luvdisc congregate at coral reefs, turning the waters pink.
LeafGreen
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#—
Diamond It lives in warm seas. It is said that a couple finding this Pokémon will be blessed with eternal love.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold Its heart-shaped body makes it popular. In some places, you would give a Luvdisc to someone you love.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
#—
Black It lives in warm seas. It is said that a couple finding this Pokémon will be blessed with eternal love.
White
Black 2 It lives in warm seas. It is said that a couple finding this Pokémon will be blessed with eternal love.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Coastal #029
Hoenn
#192
X It lives in warm seas. It is said that a couple finding this Pokémon will be blessed with eternal love.
Y During the spawning season, countless Luvdisc congregate at coral reefs, turning the waters pink.
Omega Ruby Luvdisc live in shallow seas in the tropics. This heart-shaped Pokémon earned its name by swimming after loving couples it spotted in the ocean's waves.
Alpha Sapphire Luvdisc's heart-shaped body is a symbol of love and romance. It is said that any couple meeting this Pokémon is promised a loving relationship that never ends.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #111
Alola
USUM: #134
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Sun If a Luvdisc is left on its own, it becomes despondent, leaving itself open to attack. That is when Pelipper snatch them up.
Moon Loving couples have a soft spot for this Pokémon, so honeymoon hotels often release this Pokémon into their pools.
Ultra Sun There was an era when it was overfished due to the rumor that having one of its heart-shaped scales would enable you to find a sweetheart.
Ultra Moon Luvdisc makes its home in coral reefs in warm seas. It especially likes sleeping in the space between Corsola's branches.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sword, Shield, and Legends: Arceus.
Brilliant Diamond It lives in warm seas. It is said that couples who find this Pokémon will be blessed with eternal love.
Shining Pearl


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Route 128, Ever Grande City (Good Rod or Super Rod)
Emerald
Route 128, Ever Grande City (Good Rod or Super Rod)
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Route 224, Pokémon League (Super Rod)
Platinum
Route 224, Pokémon League (Super Rod)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Route 27 (Surfing during a Swarm)
Pal Park
Sea
Generation V
Black White
Routes 4 and 13, Driftveil City, Undella Town, Undella Bay (Fishing)
Black 2 White 2
Routes 13 and 21, Seaside Cave, Undella Town, Humilau City (Fishing)
Dream World
Sparkling Sea
Generation VI
X Y
Routes 8 and 12, Ambrette Town, Cyllage City, Shalour City, Azure Bay (Old Rod)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Route 128, Ever Grande City, Victory Road (Good Rod or Super Rod)
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Route 9, Melemele Sea (Fishing)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Route 9, Melemele Sea (Fishing)
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Pinball: R&S
Ocean (Both Fields)
Trozei!
Phobos Submarine, Endless Level 29, Forever Level 29, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Silver Trench (45F-54F), Far-off Sea (45F-54F)
Ranger
Safra Sea
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Miracle Sea (B1F-B18F, Deep Miracle Sea B1F-B4F)
MD Sky
Miracle Sea (B1F-B18F, Deep Miracle Sea B1F-B4F)
Ranger: GS
Coral Sea
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Beach: Challenger's Ground
Rumble U
Variety Battle: Empoleon the Great
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 1We
Shuffle
Event: The Daily Pokémon (#4)
Rumble World
Silver Isles: Windy Sea (All Areas), Starlight Islands: Upside-Down Island (All Areas)
Picross
Area 21: Stage 07
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Rowlet Sea, Butterfree Sea, Rayquaza Sea, Rowlet SeaFinal
Generation VIII
New Snap
Lental Seafloor, Maricopia Islands Illumina SpotLevel 2


Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Ruby Sapphire   Heart Scale (50%)
Emerald
Diamond Pearl   Heart Scale (50%)
Platinum
HeartGold SoulSilver   Heart Scale (50%)
Black White   Heart Scale (50%)
Black 2 White 2   Heart Scale (50%)
X Y   Heart Scale (50%)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire   Heart Scale (50%)
Sun Moon   Heart Scale (50%)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon   Heart Scale (50%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
43
103 - 150 196 - 290
30
31 - 90 58 - 174
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
97
91 - 163 179 - 322
Total:
330
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.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Power
1/1
Skill
1/1
Stamina
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
10/15 ★★


Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

Luvdisc is available in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Charm Fairy Status 0000 100100% 20
044 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
077 Agility Psychic Status 0000 —% 30
099 Draining Kiss Fairy Special 05050 100100% 10
1313 Tearful Look Normal Status 0000 —% 20
1717 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100100% 20
2020 Attract Normal Status 0000 100100% 15
2222 Brine Water Special 06565 100100% 10
2626 Flail Normal Physical 0000 100100% 15
3131 Sweet Kiss Fairy Status 0000 07575% 10
3434 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
3737 Baby-Doll Eyes Fairy Status 0000 100100% 30
4040 Aqua Ring Water Status 0000 —% 20
4242 Soak Water Status 0000 100100% 20
4646 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 08080% 5
4949 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —% 25
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Luvdisc
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Luvdisc
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM03  TM03 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
TM07  TM07 Hail Ice Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM13  TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM14  TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TM17  TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM18  TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM20  TM20 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 25
TM32  TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM42  TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44  TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM45  TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM49  TM49 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM55  TM55 Brine Water Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM58  TM58 Endure Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM77  TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM82  TM82 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM87  TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM90  TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM95  TM95 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM99  TM99 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Luvdisc
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Luvdisc
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
   Aqua Jet Water Physical 40 100% 20
      
 
Aqua Ring Water Status —% 20
   Entrainment* Normal Status 100% 15
 * Heal Pulse Psychic Status —% 10
     Splash Normal Status —% 40
     Supersonic Normal Status 55% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Luvdisc in Generation VIII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Luvdisc in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Luvdisc
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Luvdisc
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Luvdisc
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Luvdisc
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball RS
   
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.6%
Friend Area: Treasure Sea
Phrases
51%-100% HP Love is a wonderful thing! Do you love love? Don't you love love?
26%-50% HP Ohhh! My HP is in half!
1%-25% HP Oh, I can't! Wasn't my love enough?
Level up I love leveling up! Don't you love it too?
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: D
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Water
Poké Assist:  
Water
Field move: None
Loops: 2 Min. exp.: N/A Max. exp.: N/A
Browser entry R-120
When Luvdisc gather, they apparently compete over which can jump the highest.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Water
Poké Assist:
(present)
 
Water
Field move:
(present)
 
(Cut ×1)
Not available in the past.
Browser entry R-059
It shoots orbs of water to attack.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 2.92 seconds Base HP: 46
Base Attack: 69 Base Defense: 51 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Water
Attack Power: ★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Water
  Attack Power: 50 - 100   5

#272
 

Mega Boost
Fills the Mega Gauge of a Pokémon of the same type.


Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 125 Base Attack: 81 Base Defense: 128
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Water Gun, Splash
Charged Attacks: Draining Kiss, Water Pulse, Aqua Jet
New Pokémon Snap
 
Photodex entry #108
Luvdisc’s heart-shaped body really stands out, making it an easy target for predators. It rests between the branches of Corsola for protection.

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Luvdisc
 Water 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Luvdisc images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Origin

Luvdisc is based on the discus fish and certain other species of fish that appear to kiss each other, such as the kissing gourami. It is shaped like a heart symbol. Its Shiny colors may be a reference to having a heart of gold, which signifies a person or being completely without malice, whose nature is loving or caring.

Name origin

Luvdisc and Lovecus may be a combination of love and discus or disc.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ラブカス Lovecus From love and discus
  French Lovdisc From love and discus or disc
  Spanish Luvdisc Same as English name
  German Liebiskus From Liebe, Diskus, and Hibiskus
  Italian Luvdisc Same as English name
  Korean 사랑동이 Sarangdongi From 사랑 sarang and ~동이 -dong-i
  Mandarin Chinese 愛心魚 / 爱心鱼 Àixīnyú From 愛心 / 爱心 àixīn and 魚 / 鱼
  Cantonese Chinese 愛心魚 Oisām'yùh From 愛心 oisām and yùh


Related articles

External links


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