Moonblast (move)

Moonblast
ムーンフォース Moon Force
Moonblast VIII.png
Moonblast VIII 2.png
Type  Fairy
Category  Special
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  95
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation VI
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  0  
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  1
Jamming  4 ♥♥♥♥
Badly startles the last Pokémon to act before the user.

Moonblast (Japanese: ムーンフォース Moon Force) is a damage-dealing Fairy-type move introduced in Generation VI.

Effect

Moonblast does damage and has a 30% chance of lowering the target's Special Attack by one stage.

Description

Games Description
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwSh
Borrowing the power of the moon, the user attacks the target. This may also lower the target's Sp. Atk stat.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
035   Clefairy
  Fairy Fairy 46 46SMUSUM
28PE
44
036   Clefable
  Fairy Fairy 1
043   Oddish
 
 
Grass Grass 43ORAS 43SMUSUM
30PE
28
044   Gloom
 
 
Grass Grass 45PE 32
045   Vileplume
 
 
Grass Grass 1
089   Muk
  Amorphous Amorphous 1PE
089   Muk
Alolan Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1PE
163   Hoothoot
 
 
Flying Flying 40 33
164   Noctowl
 
 
Flying Flying 47 43
182   Bellossom
  Grass Grass 1
282   Gardevoir
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous 1, 85XY
1, 62ORAS
1, 62 1
333   Swablu
 
 
Flying Dragon 50XY
46ORAS
46 40
334   Altaria
 
 
Flying Dragon 60XY
52ORAS
52 44
337   Lunatone
 
 
Mineral Mineral 50XY
1ORAS
1 1
488   Cresselia
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 99 99 60
517   Munna
  Field Field 40
518   Musharna
  Field Field 1
547   Whimsicott
 
 
Grass Fairy 50 50 1
669   Flabébé
  Fairy Fairy 41 41
670   Floette
  Fairy Fairy 46 46
670   Floette
Eternal Flower
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 46 46
671   Florges
  Fairy Fairy 1 1
682   Spritzee
  Fairy Fairy 31 31 36
683   Aromatisse
  Fairy Fairy 31 31 36
700   Sylveon
  Field Field 37 37 50
703   Carbink
 
 
Fairy Mineral 50 50 55
711   Gourgeist
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1
716   Xerneas
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 35 35 60
719   Diancie
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 50 50 77
728   Popplio
  Water 1 Field 36 33
729   Brionne
  Water 1 Field 42 45
730   Primarina
 
 
Water 1 Field 44 51
755   Morelull
 
 
Grass Grass 39 40
756   Shiinotic
 
 
Grass Grass 44 50
786   Tapu Lele
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 58 60
788   Tapu Fini
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 60
792   Lunala
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 47 56
888   Zacian
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 66
889   Zamazenta
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 66
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII
037   Vulpix
Alolan Form
  Field Field
742   Cutiefly
 
 
Bug Fairy
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By event

Generation VI

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
282   GardevoirLv. 50
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous Kimia's Gardevoir
385   Jirachi
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 2014 Tanabata Jirachi
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 Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Special 3 98 117 100% An opponent Has a chance (30%) of lowering the target's Sp. Atk by one stat rank.

Past Description

  • Prior to Version 2.10.0 (from June 28, 2021): Has a moderate chance of lowering the target's Sp. Atk.

Pokémon GO

  Moonblast
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 130
Energy cost 100  
Duration 3.9 seconds
Damage window 2.2 - 3.7 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 110
Energy cost 60  
Secondary effect   1 Opponent Attack
Effect chance 10%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
           Zamazenta
By Elite Charged TM
 
By GO Snapshot
 
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Gyms & Raids
  • July 30, 2016
    • Power: 60 → 85
  • February 16, 2017
    • Power: 85 → 130
    • Duration: 4.1 → 3.9 seconds
    • Damage window: 3.5 - 4.1 → 2.2 - 3.7 seconds
Trainer Battles
  • May 1, 2020
    • Power: 130 → 110
    • Energy cost: 70 → 60
    • Secondary effect added
  • July 27, 2020
    • Effect chance: 30% → 10%

Description

Games Description
SMD
MDRTDX
It damages an enemy. It could also lower the enemy's Sp. Atk.


In the anime

Main series

       
Clefable Lunatone Florges Spritzee
The user gathers energy from the moon, and then fires the energy at the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Sylveon Sylveon spreads its feelers wide open, and an image of the moon appears behind it. It then forms an orb of pink energy in front of its mouth, and fires it at the opponent.
Penelope's Sylveon Kindergarten Chaos! Debut
  Gardevoir Gardevoir gathers energy from the moon. It then forms an orb of pink energy in front of its hands, and fires it at the opponent.
Diantha's Gardevoir The Bonds of Evolution! None
  Gardevoir Mega Gardevoir gathers energy from the moon. It then forms an orb of pink energy in front of its hands, and fires it at the opponent.
Diantha's Gardevoir The Bonds of Evolution! None
  Florges Florges gathers energy from the moon. She then forms an orb of pink energy from her mouth and fires it at the opponent.
Florges (anime) Defending the Homeland! None
  Spritzee Spritzee gathers energy that forms into an orb of pink energy in front of its nose, and fires it at the opponent.
Valerie's Spritzee Fairy-Type Trickery! None
  Flabébé Flabébé gathers energy from the moon. She then forms an orb of pink energy from her mouth and fires it at the opponent.
Shauna's Flabébé Performing a Pathway to the Future! None
  Clefable Clefable gathers energy from the moon. It then forms an orb of pink energy from its mouth and fires it at the opponent.
Lusamine's Clefable Rescuing the Unwilling!‎ None
  Lunala Lunala gathers energy from the moon. It then forms an orb of pink energy in front of its body and fires it at the opponent.
Lunala (anime) Full Moon and Many Arms! None
  Lunatone Lunatone forms an orb of pink energy in front of its body and fires it at the opponent.
Team Rocket's Lunatone JN075 None


Pokémon Evolutions

       
Lunala Xerneas
Borrowing the power of the moon, the user attacks the target.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Lunala Lunala forms an orb of pink energy in front of its body and fires it at the opponent.
Nebby The Eclipse Debut
  Xerneas Xerneas raises its head, and an image of the moon appears above it. It then fires a beam of energy from it at the opponent.
Calem's Xerneas The Visionary None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 月亮之力 Yuhtleuhng-jī Lihk *
月亮攻擊 Yuhtleuhng Gūnggīk *
Mandarin 月亮之力 Yuèliàng-zhī Lì *
月亮攻擊 Yuèliàng Gōngjí *
  Czech Měsíční výbuch
  Dutch Maanknal
  French Pouvoir Lunaire
  German Mondgewalt
  Italian Forza Lunare
  Korean 문포스 Moon Force
  Polish Księżycowy Błysk
Portuguese   Brazil Explosão Lunar (games, XY113-present, TCG)
Força Lunar (XY013-XY074)
  Portugal Força Lunar
  Russian Лунный Взрыв Lunnyy Vzryv
  Spanish Fuerza Lunar
  Thai มูนฟอร์ซ
  Vietnamese Năng Lượng Mặt Trăng



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