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ほしぐもち Hoshigumo
Nebby Solgaleo anime.png
Debuts in A Dream Encounter!
Evolves in Faba's Revenge!
Revealing the Stuff of Legend!
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location Ultra Space
This Pokémon spent 6 episodes as Cosmog and 2 episodes as Cosmoem.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Cosmog Unknown Haven Paschall
As Cosmoem Unknown N/A
As Solgaleo Unknown N/A

Nebby (Japanese: ほしぐもち Hoshigumo) is a recurring wild Pokémon who appeared in the Sun & Moon series. It is a Legendary Pokémon believed to be an Ultra Beast.


Nebby as a Cosmog

Nebby debuted as a Cosmog in A Dream Encounter!. It first appeared in Ash's dream, in which it was created by Solgaleo and Lunala at the Altar of the Sunne. It was taken to Melemele Island by the guardian deities of Alola, where Tapu Koko led Ash to where it was sleeping. Taking it to the Pokémon School, Ash and his classmates found that the unusual Pokémon emitted a high-pitched scream whenever it cried. Eventually calming it down, Ash decided to take care of Cosmog, which Lillie nicknamed Nebby. When Ash brought it home with Lillie, he met Professor Burnet, Lusamine, Wicke, and Faba, who revealed that Nebby could be an Ultra Beast. Lusamine later offered to take Nebby with her to Aether Paradise, but Ash declined because of his promise to take care of Nebby. Lusamine gave in and entrusted Nebby's safety with Ash.

In Faba's Revenge!, it was lured out of Ash's bag by Faba, who convinced it to teleport him back to Aether Foundation's sealed lab. After arriving, Faba captured it in a device designed to keep it from teleporting. Faba intended to use Nebby's power to open an Ultra Wormhole, but he was stopped by Ash's Pikachu and Gladion's Umbreon. However, after being released, Nebby evolved into Cosmoem, and the residual energy from the evolution caused a Wormhole to appear anyway.

In Revealing the Stuff of Legend!, after being brought to the Altar of the Sunne by Ash in the previous episode, Ash gave it to the Tapu, asking for their help. After being blessed by Tapu Lele and Tapu Fini, the four deities sung at the Altar, opening the mechanism within and causing Nebby to evolve into Solgaleo, much to the surprise of everyone present. After greeting the others warmly, Nebby accepted Ash, Lillie, and Gladion's plea to help Lusamine, giving Ash a Solganium Z. After having his Z-Ring upgraded to a Z-Power Ring by the Tapu, Ash and the others climbed on Nebby's back, and using the power of the Z-Move Searing Sunraze Smash, created an Ultra Wormhole to travel to the place Lusamine awaited them.

In the following episode, Nebby, with Ash and the others, arrived in the Ultra Deep Sea. It traveled through with the group through the new world, mainly only attacking when it was needed. For example, when Lusamine, fused with Nihilego, summoned a stone wall to block the group, Nebby broke through with Sunsteel Strike. As members of the group started staying behind to fight Lusamine's Pokémon, Nebby remained with Ash. In the next episode, it and Ash had cornered Lusamine, who then flooded their island with a poisonous liquid. Due to Nebby's Steel-type giving it immunity to poison, it protected Ash from the liquid, and then carried him across it, dodging Lusamine's attacks along the way. After that, it went back with Ash's Lycanroc to help the others fight off Lusamine's Pokémon, who continued to heal themselves due to the Nihilego's energy. Everyone later succeeded after Lusamine was freed from Nihilego's control by Ash. Nebby then carried the group, now joined by the revived Lusamine, back to the Altar of the Sunne. After the conclusion of the episode, it parted from the group.

In The Professors' New Adventure!, Nebby appeared above the site of Professor Kukui and Professor Burnet's wedding. The class thanked it for its help in Ultra Space, to which it smiled back at them.

Nebby merged with Necrozma

Nebby reappeared in Filling the Light with Darkness!, where it and Lunala were playing in an Ultra Wormhole when they were attacked by a Necrozma. They fled as Necrozma pursued them through the Ultra Wormhole. It eventually wound up being injured by one of Necrozma's attacks and was left behind.

In Full Moon and Many Arms!, Nebby arrived in Alola, where it met up with Ash again and fought Dawn Wings Necrozma in an effort to free Lunala from its control. With its Sunsteel Strike, Nebby managed to knock Necrozma off of Lunala, causing it to break apart and fall into the sea. Shortly after, the elite Team Rocket unit, the Matori Matrix, attacked Nebby and Lunala by trapping them in an electrified net. After being freed by Ash's Pikachu and Gladion's Silvally, Nebby retaliated by attacking the unit's aircraft, forcing them to retreat. Immediately after, Necrozma emerged from the sea and possessed Nebby, causing it become Dusk Mane Necrozma. Ash tried to free Nebby, but was unable to stop Necrozma, and it fled into an Ultra Wormhole.

In The Prism Between Light and Darkness!, Nebby remained fused with Necrozma. The Ultra Guardians, with Lunala's help, pursued Necrozma to the home world of Ash's Poipole, and learned that Necrozma was preying on the two Legendary Pokémon in order to absorb their light and restore itself to its Ultra form. After being asked by Nagandel to save Necrozma, Ash, Kiawe, Lana, and Gladion attempted to use their Z-Moves to supply Necrozma with Ultra Aura and separate it from Nebby. However, they were only successful in making it more powerful. Communication between the Guardians and their home base was soon reestablished. After Lusamine, Wicke, and Professor Burnet shared what they knew, they arranged for the people and Pokémon attending the Manalo Festival to follow the lead of the guardian deities and share a portion of their Ultra Aura with Necrozma. Combined with the Ultra Aura of the Ultra Guardians and their Pokémon, Necrozma received enough light to separate from Nebby. Nebby then joined forces with Ash, Gladion, and Lunala, giving Necrozma one last boost of power with the combined Ultra Aura of their special Z-Moves, Searing Sunraze Smash and Menacing Moonraze Maelstrom. Through these efforts, Necrozma's strength was finally restored. After Ash and Pikachu bade farewell to Poipole, Nebby and Lunala led the Ultra Guardians back to Alola.

Personality and characteristics

Nebby as a Cosmoem

In the original Japanese version of the anime, Nebby's official nickname is simply ほしぐも Hoshigumo as opposed to Hoshigumo-chan. The -chan honorific is still used occasionally. In Now You See Them, Now You Don't!, Team Rocket caught sight of the unidentified Pokémon while Ash was buying donuts from their food truck. James surmised that the unknown Pokémon was the pre-evolved form of Koffing, and named it プチドガース PuchiDogars. This led to confusion when the trio saw Cosmoem in Revealing the Stuff of Legend!, causing James to assume that there was an intermediary phase it evolves into in Alola, which he dubbed カタドガース KataDogars, but this was ultimately debunked when they witnessed "KataDogars" evolve into the Legendary Solgaleo. After its final evolution, Ash and his classmates typically refer to it by its proper name, Solgaleo.

As a Cosmog, Nebby shared many traits with human babies. It slept and cried a lot, but was easy to amuse and was naturally curious. Its cries were quite powerful, and they caused nearby people and Pokémon to cover their ears. In A Masked Warning!, its cries were so powerful, it sent Pikachu flying back into a tree. Nebby was a very fussy eater and appears to have a preference for the Japanese star-shaped candy konpeitō. It was also ticklish and enjoys playing hide-and-seek, as shown respectively in A Dream Encounter! and Night of a Thousand Poses!.

In Now You See Them, Now You Don't!, it was shown that Nebby tends to teleport people to places they are thinking or talking about. Rotom surmises this is because it knew little about the world around it, so it had to depend on telepathy and other people to develop its abilities. By the end of the episode, it had become attached enough to Ash, to the point where it would willingly teleport to him on its own whenever they are separated.

After evolving into Cosmoem, Nebby hardly spoke, moved, or emoted, reflective of its coccoon-like state. However, after evolving into Solgaleo, it appears to have grown into a more mature version of itself physically and mentally, letting Lillie hug it, happily accepting konpeitō from Ash, and licking him affectionately. As a Solgaleo, Nebby can create Ultra Wormholes at will with the help of a Trainer with a Z-Power Ring, a Solganium Z, and its Z-Move, Searing Sunraze Smash.

Moves used

Nebby Flash Cannon.png
Using Flash Cannon
Move First Used In
Teleport Now You See Them, Now You Don't!
Supersonic × A Masked Warning!
Sunsteel Strike Full Moon and Many Arms!*
Flash Cannon Full Moon and Many Arms!
An × shows that the move cannot be legitimately learned by this Pokémon in the games.
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

Z-Moves used

Picture Z-Move First Used in Base Move
Nebby Searing Sunraze Smash.png
Nebby Searing Sunraze Smash Wormhole.png
Searing Sunraze Smash Revealing the Stuff of Legend! Sunsteel Strike
Description: Solgaleo's Trainer turns the Solganium Z in their Z-Power Ring clockwise and strikes a series of synchronized poses to build Z-Power. Solgaleo then changes to its Radiant Sun phase and opens an Ultra Wormhole and carries its riders through it. Or, without anyone riding it, Solgaleo jumps into the air, cloaks itself with orange-yellow energy, spins itself around, and slams into the opponent with full force.



Language Name Origin
Japanese ほしぐもちゃん Hoshigumo-chan From 星 hoshi (star), 雲 gumo (cloud), and 星雲 seiun (nebula)
English, Danish
Dutch, Finnish
Norwegian, Swedish
Latin American Spanish
Nebby From nebula
French Doudou From doudou (a stuffed toy)
German Wölkchen Means small cloud
Brazilian Portuguese
Nebulino From nebulosa (nebula)
European Spanish Nebulilla From nebulosa (nebula)
Korean 별구름 Byeolgureum From 별 byeol (star) and 구름 gureum (cloud)
Chinese (Mandarin) 小星雲 / 小星云 Xiǎoxīngyún From 小 xiǎo (small) and 星雲 / 星云 xīngyún (nebula)
Chinese (Cantonese) 小星雲 Síusīngwàhn From 小 síu (small) and 星雲 sīngwàhn (nebula)
Russian Нэбби Nebbi Transcription of English name
Thai โฮชิกุโมะ Hoshigumo Transliteration of its Japanese name

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Cosmog, Cosmoem, and Solgaleo.