Luxray is a quadrupedal Pokémon resembling a fully-grown lion. While its face, hind legs, torso, and the back of its front legs are blue, much of its body is covered with shaggy, black fur. The fur is longer around the shoulders and the base of the tail, and forms a mane on its head. The mane is larger on the male than on the female. It has yellow eyes with red sclerae, a blunt muzzle, and rounded ears with yellow insides. The eyes change to the color when when using its ability. There are three yellow half-rings on the back of each foreleg. Its long, thin tail is tipped with a yellow four-pointed star.
Luxray has powerful eyesight that is capable of seeing through most objects, like X-ray vision. It uses this ability for hunting and keeping track of its offspring. However, this ability requires a lot of electricity to use. As a result, Luxray needs to sleep for long periods of time in order to store up more energy. Luxray live in packs, each having one male to lead them.
Luxray evolves from Luxio and is the final form of Shinx.
Luxray made its main series debut in Luxray Vision!, under the ownership of Marble. Having recently evolved from Luxio, it was unable to use Electric-type moves and had a serious attitude problem for most of the episode.
Detective Pikachu Returns: Luxray is one of the Pokémon that Detective Pikachu can ride during the game to help him out during a case. He can use his ability to see through walls to help Pikachu out during stealth sections and in locating hidden things.
This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Luxray is the only Pokémon with a base stat total of 523.
Luxray resembles an adult lynx or male lion. Much like Luxray, lynxes in mythology were believed to have supernatural eyesight, capable of seeing through solid objects. Luxray's vision is also similar to a modern radiograph or "X-ray machine", explaining the basis for its name and Electric typing.
Luxray's appearance may have also been inspired by the mythical sphinx, as its short face, human-like ears, and cat-like appearance are similar. Its long-shoulder fur may be based loosely on the wings of Greek sphinxes. In addition, it may have been inspired by the constellations Lynx or Leo, due to Luxray's cat-like appearance and the fact that it and its pre-evolved forms bear a signature star shape on the end of their tails. Additionally, the Lynx constellation got its name from the fact that only the lynx-eyed, that is people with very good sight, could see it, alluding to supernatural sight of lynxes. Furthermore, its Japanese name suggests at least some minor influence from tigers.
Luxray may be a combination of lux (Latin for light), lynx, and X-ray.
Rentorar may be derived from レントゲン Röntgen (alternate name for the X-ray, named after its discoverer Wilhelm Röntgen) and 虎 tora (tiger).