Menacing Moonraze Maelstrom (move)

Menacing Moonraze Maelstrom
ムーンライトブラスター Moonlight Blaster
Menacing Moonraze Maelstrom USUM.png
Menacing Moonraze Maelstrom USUM 2.png
Type  Ghost
Category  Special
PP  — (max. —)
Power  200
Accuracy  —%
Priority  0
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by Mirror Move
  • Affected by King's Rock
Opponent Opponent Opponent
Self Ally Ally
Normal: May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation VII
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Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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Menacing Moonraze Maelstrom (Japanese: ムーンライトブラスター Moonlight Blaster) is a damage-dealing Ghost-type Z-Move introduced in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. It is the exclusive Z-Move of Lunala and Dawn Wings Necrozma and an upgraded version of their signature move, Moongeist Beam.


Generation VII

Main article: Ignoring Abilities

Menacing Moonraze Maelstrom inflicts damage, ignoring all ignorable Abilities during the execution of that move. (Ignorable Abilities are most Abilities that could potentially negatively affect the success, damage, or effects of a move if possessed by the target of a move or its allies—such as Multiscale and Friend Guard.)

Generation VIII onwards

Menacing Moonraze Maelstrom cannot be selected in a battle.


Games Description
USUMPE After obtaining Z-Power, the user, Lunala, attacks the target with full force. This move can ignore the effect of the target's Ability.
This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.


Lunala or Dawn Wings Necrozma, or a Pokémon transformed into either, can use Menacing Moonraze Maelstrom if it knows Moongeist Beam, holds a Lunalium Z, and if its Trainer wears a Z-Power Ring.

In the anime

The user's Trainer turns the Lunalium Z in their Z-Power Ring and strikes a pose on top of the user. It then emits six sinister rays to attack the target.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Lunala's Trainer turns the Lunalium Z in their Z-Power Ring clockwise and strikes a series of synchronized poses with Lunala to build Z-Power. It then flies into the air and enters its Full Moon phase before firing six blue beams of energy from around its body at the opponent.
Lunala (anime) Securing the Future! Debut
Partnered with Gladion




  • Menacing Moonraze Maelstrom has the longest English name of all moves, with 27 characters.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 月華飛濺落靈霄 Yuhtwàh Fēijin Lohklìhngsīu
Mandarin 月華飛濺落靈霄 / 月华飞溅落灵霄 Yuèhuá Fēijiàn Luòlíngxiāo
  French Rayons Séléno-Explosifs
  German Geballter Mondlaser
  Italian Deflagrazione Lunare
  Korean 문라이트블래스터 Mullaiteubeullaeseuteo
  Polish Złowieszcze Odmęty Księżyca
Portuguese   Brazil Combustão Lunar Pavorosa
  Portugal Superturbilhão Lunar
  Russian Лунно-Сокрушительный Омут Lunno-Sokrushitel'nyy Omut
  Spanish Deflagración Lunar

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Subzero SlammerDevastating DrakeBlack Hole EclipseTwinkle Tackle
Species-based Z-Moves
Catastropika10,000,000 Volt ThunderboltStoked SparksurferExtreme Evoboost
Pulverizing PancakeGenesis SupernovaSinister Arrow RaidMalicious Moonsault
Oceanic OperettaSplintered StormshardsLet's Snuggle ForeverClangorous Soulblaze
Guardian of AlolaSearing Sunraze SmashMenacing Moonraze Maelstrom
Light That Burns the SkySoul-Stealing 7-Star Strike

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