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* Lugia's [[Generation IV]] and {{Gen|V}} Pokédex entries that mention it being able to cause a 40-day storm may be a {{wp|Noah's Ark|biblical reference}}.
 
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* When Lugia's Shiny form is shown in {{g|Stadium 2}}, it is green rather than pink.
 
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Tyranitar #248: Tyranitar
Pokémon
#250: Ho-Oh Ho-Oh
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Lugia (disambiguation).
Lugia
ルギア Lugia
#249
249Lugia.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from HeartGold and SoulSilver
Type
Psychic Flying
Category
Diving Pokémon
Abilities
Pressure Multiscale
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,250,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Johto
#252
Hoenn
#384
Regional Browser numbers
Oblivia
R-301
Height
17'01"
Imperial
5.2 m
Metric
Weight
476.2 lbs.
Imperial
216.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
White
Catch rate
3 (0.4%)
Body style
Body09.png
Footprint
 F249.png 
Gender ratio
Genderless
Breeding
Undiscovered group 121 cycles
(30855 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
3
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 220 Battle Exp.: 2201*

Lugia (Japanese: ルギア Lugia) is a dual-type Psychic/Flying legendary Pokémon.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

It is often considered to be closely related to Ho-Oh as a duo, even sometimes as its polar opposite. Silver represents Lugia as "guardian of the seas", and Gold represents Ho-Oh as "guardian of the skies."

Lugia is the version mascot of Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness, Pokémon Silver and its remake, SoulSilver, appearing on the boxart of them all.

In Pokémon XD, Shadow Lugia, codenamed XD001, is a main part of the storyline, and Cipher's ultimate Shadow Pokémon.

Biology

Physiology

Lugia are very large creatures which bear a resemblance to something between a dragon, a plesiosaur, and a bird. They are primarily pale silver-white, but have blue undersides with slightly varying tones. They have a somewhat beak-like, ridged mouth, although they have teeth on their lower jaw. Their head has a point to the back, and Lugia’s eyes have pointed blue or black spikes on them. Lugia have long slender necks and their bodies are smooth and streamlined, with the exception of dark blue or black spike-like protrusions which run down the length of their back, and two smaller ones on the ends of their tails. It has large wings that resemble hands.

Gender differences

Lugia is a genderless species. However, unlike most legendary Pokémon, young Lugia have been observed (though only in the anime), suggesting that there is a breeding population of these creatures.

Special abilities

Lugia folding back its plates

Lugia is the leader of the legendary birds. When they fight over territory, Lugia is the only Pokémon that can quell their ceaseless fighting, as observed in the second Pokémon movie. Much like the birds, it possesses the ability to control the weather; most notably it can calm and give rise to storms. It is said that a light flutter of their wings is capable of causing winds powerful enough to tear down cliffs. If it were to flap its wings it could hypothetically spawn storms lasting as long as 40 days. It is highly intelligent, and because of the devastating power it could accidentally inflict, it isolates itself deep underwater and tends to sleep in solitude. It can shoot incredibly powerful beams from its mouth when in danger and is constantly protected from harm inside a deflective sphere of psychic energy. However, this Psychic Shield will collapse from repeated, or simultaneous, powerful attacks (as shown in the second Pokémon movie). Lugia is also shown to be able to use telepathy, as seen in The Power of One, while communicating with Ash. Lugia is able to fold back the plates on its back to increase its speed.

Lugia is the only known Pokémon that learns Aeroblast.

Behavior

Not very much is known about the behavior of Lugia, as they are fantastically rare and elusive Pokémon. Lugia have been on occasion observed with their offspring, suggesting that unlike other legendary Pokémon, they have a breeding population. However, this is only shown in the anime, and whether or not they can breed in the games is still unknown. They are generally known to be peaceful, protective, calm, modest and benevolent; it is believed the reason they tend to isolate themselves from civilization is to protect humans and other Pokémon from their great powers. However, like all creatures, they can become enraged if they feel threatened, particularly if they are protecting their young. Because of this, contact with Lugia is best done carefully, most attempts at capturing one of these magnificent creatures has ended poorly, and is ill-advised as their role in controlling world climate is still not well understood.

Habitat

Lugia usually live very deep on the ocean floor, not because they are natural sea-dwellers, but because they fear that they can accidentally cause untold devastation. Lugia are typically spotted near the Whirl Islands of Johto and, when disturbed, flying high in the sky. When captured they like to be next to water or listen to it.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

As deep sea dwellers, it is shown that this Pokémon feeds on seaweeds. However, since its appearance seems to be based on a sea dragon or a whale, it is possible that Lugia feeds on small aquatic Pokémon as well.

In the anime

Lugia in the anime

Major appearances

Lugia (M02)

A Lugia was featured in The Power of One, central to the legend of Shamouti Island. Its psychic powers allow it to communicate with humans.

Silver (Johto)

A parent Lugia and its child (nicknamed Silver by Oliver) lived near Silver Rock Isle in the Whirl Islands. Dr. Namba attempted to capture both the parent Lugia and Silver for Giovanni in The Mystery is History, A Parent Trapped!. and A Promise is a Promise. Ash and Misty (Brock was not along with them) act as if this was their first time seeing a Lugia, as if the second movie never took place. Meowth, as well, said that he'd "never seen a Pokémon like that before!" On the contrary, the dub pays mention of the Lugia that was seen in the Orange Islands, with both James and Ash stating that it was "like" the one they'd seen in the Orange Islands. In both versions, Ash first refers to the baby Lugia as a "mysterious Pokémon."

Minor appearances

Lugia saved Ash, Misty and Brock from being sucked into a whirlpool in Around the Whirlpool.

A Lugia also appeared in a Team Rocket fantasy in An Egg Scramble!.

Lugia made a brief cameo at the beginning of Jirachi: Wish Maker and Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea, The Rise of Darkrai, Giratina and the Sky Warrior, Arceus and the Jewel of Life and Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

In the manga

Lugia in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

The Elite Four tried to exterminate humans using a Lugia (unnamed at the time) in the Yellow chapter. The Masked Man apparently caught Lugia twice (its plucked feather item Silver Wing is shown under his possession several years ago, only to be stolen by Green), but both times it went back to the wild along with Ho-Oh. It was first encountered in Volume 7 as a being of shimmering light (long before most Generation II Pokémon were known) when Lance summoned it to aid his schemes of eliminating most of mankind, but it wasn't until much later in Volume 12 that it was properly identified as Lugia. Besides the two, it was also controlled for some time by Will and Karen while they were under the Masked Man's jurisdiction.

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

Lugia makes a brief appearance at the end of the chapter Epilogue: Wild Type.

In the Pokémon Get da ze! manga

Shū captured Lugia once, but released it in order to let it continue protecting the ocean.

In the TCG

Main article: Lugia (TCG)

In the TFG

One Lugia figure has been released.

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Melee/Brawl

When released from a Poké Ball, Lugia will fly up and return in the background where it unleashes a powerful Aeroblast on the stage.

Melee trophy information

The waters of the Whirl Islands are home to this legendary Pokémon, whom very few have seen. Lugia live quietly in the deepest ocean trenches for one very good reason: its combined aerial and psychic powers are so strong as to be extremely dangerous. The special moves of this gargantuan creature include the destructive wind assault known as Aeroblast.

Brawl trophy information

"A Diving Pokémon. A legendary Pokémon often referred to as "guardian of the seas," it has the impressive ability to control the wind. Lugia typically spends its time quietly at the bottom of the ocean. Highly powerful in all areas, Lugia's Aeroblast move is especially powerful. It uses strong flapping of its wings to target damage on a foe's weak spot."

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold It is said that it quietly spends its time deep at the bottom of the sea because its powers are too strong.
Silver It is said to be the guardian of the seas. It is rumored to have been seen on the night of a storm.
Crystal It has an incredible ability to calm raging storms. It is said that Lugia appears when storms start.
Stadium 2 It is said that it quietly spends its time deep at the bottom of the sea because its powers are too strong.
Generation III
Ruby Lugia's wings pack devastating power - a light fluttering of its wings can blow apart regular houses. As a result, this Pokémon chooses to live out of sight deep under the sea.
Sapphire
Emerald Lugia is so powerful even a light fluttering of its wings can blow apart houses. As a result, it chooses to live out of sight deep under the sea.
FireRed It is said to be the guardian of the seas. It is rumored to have been seen on the night of a storm.
LeafGreen It is said that it quietly spends its time deep at the bottom of the sea because its powers are too strong.
Generation IV
Diamond It sleeps in a deep-sea trench. If it flaps its wings, it is said to cause a 40-day storm.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It is said that it quietly spends its time deep at the bottom of the sea because its powers are too strong.
SoulSilver It is said to be the guardian of the seas. It is rumored to have been seen on the night of a storm.
Generation V
Black It slumbers at the bottom of a deep trench. If it flaps its wings, it is said to cause a 40-day storm.
White
Black 2 It sleeps in a deep-sea trench. If it flaps its wings, it is said to cause a 40-day storm.
White 2
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
One Whirl Islands (requires Silver Wing)
Crystal
One Whirl Islands (requires Silver Wing)
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
One Navel Rock (requires MysticTicket)
FireRed LeafGreen
One Navel Rock (requires MysticTicket)
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
One Citadark Isle (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Pal Park
Platinum
None Pal Park
HeartGold SoulSilver
One* Whirl Islands (requires Tidal Bell* and Silver Wing)
Pal Park
Mountain
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Poké Transfer
Black 2 White 2
None Pokémon Dream Radar
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Trozei! Random Agent Cards
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Silver Trench (99F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Surrounded Sea (B18F)
(with Mystery Part or Secret Slab in the bag)
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Undersea Cavern
Pokémon Rumble Blast Beach: All (Random Legendary Encounter)

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Lugia English United States 40Shiny November 15 to 21, 2002; December 6 to 12, 2002
RSEFRLG Top Ten Distribution Lugia English United Kingdom 70 October 14 to November 19, 2006
RSEFRLG Top Ten Distribution Lugia Italian Italy 70 June 23 to 26,2006
RSEFRLG Top Ten Distribution Lugia Spanish Spain 70 June 27 to August 27, 2006
RSEFRLG Top Ten Distribution Lugia German Germany 70 September 24 to November 5, 2006
RSEFRLG Top Ten Distribution Lugia French France 70 September 26, 2006

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 106
166 - 213 322 - 416
Attack: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Defense: 130
121 - 200 238 - 394
Sp.Atk: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Sp.Def: 154
143 - 226 281 - 447
Speed: 110
103 - 178 202 - 350
Total: 680   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
4/4 ★★★★
Power
4/5 ★★★★
Skill
3/4 ★★★
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
5/5 ★★★★★
Total
19/22 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Whirlwind Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
00Start Weather Ball Normal Special 05050 100100% 10
099 Gust Flying Special 04040 100100% 35
1515 Dragon Rush Dragon Physical 100100 07575% 10
2323 Extrasensory Psychic Special 08080 100100% 30
2929 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —% 5
3737 Hydro Pump Water Special 120120 08080% 5
4343 Aeroblast Flying Special 100100 09595% 5
5050 Punishment Dark Physical 0000 100100% 5
5757 AncientPower Rock Special 06060 100100% 5
6565 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —% 25
7171 Recover Normal Status 0000 —% 10
7979 Future Sight Psychic Special 100100 100100% 10
8585 Natural Gift Normal Physical 0000 100100% 15
9393 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 —% 20
9999 Sky Attack Flying Physical 140140 09090% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Lugia obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Lugia
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Lugia
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM03 Psyshock Psychic Special 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM04 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM07 Hail Ice Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09595 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 120120 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM19 Telekinesis Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM20 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 120120 070}}70% 10
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM29 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM33 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM57 Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM58 Sky Drop Flying Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM73 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Dragon Sprite.png TM82 Dragon Tail Dragon Physical 06060 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM85 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Flying Sprite.png HM02 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM03 Surf Water Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM05 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM06 Dive Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Lugia
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Lugia
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Lugia in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Lugia in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Lugia
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Lugia
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Aqua Tail Water Physical 90 90% 10
B W B2 W2 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 90 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Earth Power Ground Special 90 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Giga Drain Grass Special 75 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Hyper Voice Normal Special 90 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Icy Wind Ice Special 55 95% 15
B W B2 W2 Iron Head Steel Physical 80 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 15
B W B2 W2 Roost Flying Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Signal Beam Bug Special 75 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Skill Swap Psychic Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Sky Attack Flying Physical 140 90% 5
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Tailwind Flying Status —% 30
B W B2 W2 Trick Psychic Status 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Wonder Room Psychic Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 80 90% 15
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Lugia can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Lugia cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Lugia
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Lugia
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Special moves

Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness
Shadow moves Level 50+ Purified moves
Shadow Blast Shadow Box XD 249S.png Psycho Boost Psychic
Shadow Down Shadow FeatherDance Flying
Shadow Shed Shadow Earthquake Ground
Shadow Storm Shadow Hydro Pump Water

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani249.gif 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP249.png Body size: 4
Recruit rate: 99.9%
Friend Area: Deep-Sea Current
Phrases
51%-100% HP My power is with you!
26%-50% HP Hm! Already, my health is in half?
1%-25% HP I'm ready to fall... Who knew my power would fail me?
Level up My level has risen like my power.
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up My level has risen like my power.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP249.png Body size: 4
Recruit rate: 10%
IQ group: F
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Psychic  Psychic Assist.png
( Psychic )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It uses water tornadoes and whirlpools to attack.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●●
Speed ●●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

Lugia
Does not evolve
Lugia
 Psychic  Flying 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 249.png Spr 2s 249.png Spr 2c 249.gif Spr b 2g 249.png
Spr 2g 249 s.png Spr 2s 249 s.png Spr 2c 249 s.gif Spr b 2g 249 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 249.png Spr 3e 249.png Spr 3r 249.png Spr b 3r 249.png
Spr 3r 249 s.png Spr 3e 249 s.png Spr 3r 249 s.png Spr b 3r 249 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 249.png Spr 4d 249.png Spr 4h 249.png Spr b 4d 249.png
Spr 4d 249 s.png Spr 4d 249 s.png Spr 4h 249 s.png Spr b 4d 249 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 249.png Spr 5b 249.png Spr b 5b 249.png
Spr 5b 249 s.png Spr 5b 249 s.png Spr b 5b 249 s.png
Lugia For other sprites and images, please see Lugia images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Lugia is first legendary Pokémon to appear in three consecutive normal episodes of the anime, with Meloetta being the second.
  • Lugia is the only legendary Pokémon to be part of the Pokémon All-Stars DVD series.
  • Lugia has been the mascot of 3 games, namely: Pokémon Silver, Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness, and Pokémon SoulSilver, making it the record holder of most number of times used as a game mascot.
  • Before the introduction of Pokémon Gold and Silver, Lugia was known as "Pokémon X." In the anime, Dr. Namba also refers to Lugia as "Pokémon X."
  • In Gold and Silver, Lugia, like Ho-Oh, has the same encounter music as normal wild Pokémon. The same was true for the legendary beasts before they received unique encounter music in Crystal. However, Lugia and Ho-Oh got their own unique battle themes in HeartGold and SoulSilver.
  • Despite not being a Water-type, Lugia has occasionally been depicted as a Water-type in the TCG.
  • Lugia is one of two Pokémon that has defenses over 100 at Level 100 in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team if not given any vitamins or gummis, the other being Deoxys.
  • Though Lugia is officially genderless like most other legendary Pokémon, it has an unmistakably masculine voice when it speaks through telepathy to Ash in the second movie. It shares this trait with Mewtwo, as seen primarily in the first movie, Darkrai, as seen in the movie The Rise of Darkrai, and Arceus, as seen in Arceus and the Jewel of Life.
    • Incidentally, certain episodes show parent Lugia and a younger Lugia child. This shows that there is likely a breeding population of Lugia. The only other attempt to have another of a legendary Pokémon was in the case of Mewtwo, as it was created as an enhanced clone of Mew.
    • Lugia and Latias are the only legendary Pokémon in the anime to be seen being able to produce offspring.
  • Lugia is tied with Ho-Oh for the highest base Special Defense of all Flying types. This also ties them for the fourth highest Special Defense of all Pokémon.
    • Lugia has the second highest Special Defense of all Psychic types, only being beaten by Deoxys in Defense forme.
    • Lugia is tied with Ho-Oh and Rayquaza for highest base stat total of all Flying-types. Together with Mewtwo it has the highest base stat total of all Psychic-types.
  • In the book adaptation of The Power of One, Lugia is mistakenly referred to as a Water/Flying type Pokémon.
  • Lugia is the only non-Dragon-type Pokémon able to learn Dragon Rush via leveling up.
  • Lugia's Generation IV and V Pokédex entries that mention it being able to cause a 40-day storm may be a biblical reference.
  • When Lugia's Shiny form is shown in Pokémon Stadium 2, it is green rather than pink.
  • When it's fought in either Heart Gold or Soul Silver, it can be heard from its theme what it seems to be the background screams of the "shower scene", from the classical horror film Psycho, directed by famous Brittish movie director Alfred Hitchcock.

Origin

Lugia's origin is unclear. While it is regarded a legendary bird Pokémon, it also has elements of dragons, dinosaurs, and sea creatures. It is suggested that Ryūjin, a dragon who lived on the ocean floor and was the Shinto god of the sea, is a possible basis for Lugia. The two have similarities in mythology, and further evidence lies in Lugia's Shiny coloration: red and white are also the colors of the coral of which the Ryūgū-jō's palace was made. The beluga whale, a white whale with a similar body shape and coloration to Lugia, is also cited as a design source: at the very least, it may also form part of Lugia's name origin.

Name origin

Lugia may be derived from lutetium (a silverish element), which in turn is named after Lutetia (the Roman name for Paris, the city of light). It may also involve Lugeo (Latin for to lie dormant, alluding to the way Lugia lies at the bottom of the sea) and luna (Latin for moon). Alternatively, it may come from beluga whale.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ルギア Lugia From lutetium, Lutetia, lugeo, luna, and beluga whale
France Flag.png French Lugia Same as Japanese name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Lugia Same as Japanese name
Germany Flag.png German Lugia Same as Japanese name
Italy Flag.png Italian Lugia Same as Japanese name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 루기아 Lugia Transliteration of its Japanese name


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