Sunsteel Strike (move)

Sunsteel Strike
メテオドライブ Meteor Drive
Sunsteel Strike IX.png
Sunsteel Strike IX 2.png
Type  Steel
Category  Physical
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  100
Accuracy  100%
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Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation VII
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Jam  0  
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Sunsteel Strike (Japanese: メテオドライブ Meteor Drive) is a damage-dealing Steel-type move introduced in Generation VII. It is the signature move of Solgaleo and Dusk Mane Necrozma.

In Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, it can be upgraded to the special Z-Move Searing Sunraze Smash by Solgaleo or Dusk Mane Necrozma holding Solganium Z.

Effect

Main article: Ignoring Abilities

Sunsteel Strike 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.) However, it does not ignore Abilities if it is called by another move rather than directly used.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Sunsteel Strike cannot be selected in a battle.

Description

Games Description
SMUSUM
SwShLA
The user slams into the target with the force of a meteor. This move can be used on the target regardless of its Abilities.
BDSP This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.
SV The user slams into the target with the force of a meteor. This move can be used on the target regardless of its Ability.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0791    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1, Evo. 1, Evo. Evo.
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Form change

Generation VII onward

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0800  
Necrozma
Dusk Mane
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered Upon changing into this formUSUMSwShSV
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 Rumble Rush

  Sunsteel Strike
★★★★★
Attack power 51.50903
Charge time 1.3 seconds
Range type Dash
Number of hits 2
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect None

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description Playable Users
Physical 3 100 120 100% An opponent Ignores passive skills that would reduce the damage of this attack. Ignores passive skills that would protect the target against a critical hit. Ignores the target's Enduring effect. Scottie/Bettie & Solgaleo (Direct link)
  • Description prior to Version 2.10.0*: ...Opponents cannot endure this attack.

In the anime

 
Charging the move
 
Solgaleo
The user charges energy and slams into the target with the force of a meteor.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Solgaleo changes into its Radiant Sun phase, charges up in an orange-yellow orb that looks like the sun, and slams into the opponent with great force.
Ash's Nebby Full Moon and Many Arms! Debut
Known since Revealing the Stuff of Legend!


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 流星閃衝 Làuhsīng Símchūng
Mandarin 流星閃衝 / 流星闪冲 Liúxīng Shǎnchōng
  French Choc Météore
  German Stahlgestirn
  Italian Astrocarica
  Korean 메테오드라이브 Mete-odeuraibeu
  Brazilian Portuguese Ataque Solaraço
  Russian Солнечно-Стальной Удар Solnechno-Stal'noy Udar
  Spanish Meteoimpacto
  Vietnamese Cú Giáng Thiết Nhật


Variations of the move Sunsteel Strike
  Sunsteel Strike
  Moongeist BeamPhoton Geyser


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