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Revision as of 19:46, 11 February 2010

Tyranitar #248: Tyranitar
Pokémon
#250: Ho-Oh Ho-Oh
Lugia
ルギア Lugia
#249
249Lugia.png
Artwork from HG/SS
Type
Psychic Flying
Category
Diving Pokémon
Ability
Pressure
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,250,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Johto
#252
Hoenn
#384
Regional Browser numbers
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, 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 Silver and its remake, SoulSilver, appearing on the boxart of both.

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 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 is the leader of the legendary birds. When the legendary Birds 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.

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 occassion 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.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Lugia in the anime

Major appearances

Lugia (movie 2)

A Lugia was featured in The Power of One. 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. It is interesting to note that 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. On the contrary, the dub pays mention of the Lugia that was seen in the Orange Islands, with Ash stating that it was "like" the one they'd seen in the Orange Islands.

Other

Minor appearances

Lugia had a very brief cameo in Giratina and the Sky Warrior.

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

In the manga

The Elite Four tried to exterminate humans using a Lugia in the Yellow Saga. The Masked Man caught a Lugia, but subsequently released it.

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.

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 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.
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 slumbers at the bottom of a deep trench. If it flaps its wings, it is said to cause a 40-day storm.
Pearl It slumbers at the bottom of a deep trench. If it flaps its wings, it is said to cause a 40-day storm.
Platinum It slumbers at the bottom of a deep trench. If it flaps its wings, it is said to cause a 40-day storm.
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 {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
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 Silver Wing)
Pal Park
Mountain
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
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)

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.


Pokéthlon 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

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By breeding

None.

By tutoring

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Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only from an evolution of this Pokémon
A colored initial indicates that the move is not available to be tutored in this game,
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Special moves

Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness
Shadow moves Level 50+ Purified moves
Shadow Blast Shadow File:Box XD Spr 4h 249-Shadow.png Psycho Boost Psychic
Shadow Down Shadow FeatherDance Flying
Shadow Shed Shadow Earthquake Ground
Shadow Storm Shadow Hydro Pump Water

Side game data

Template:Side game

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.png Spr b 2g 249.png
Spr 2g 249 s.png Spr 2s 249 s.png Spr 2c 249 s.png 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 so far the only legendary Pokémon to appear in three consecutive normal episodes of the anime.
  • Lugia and Latias are the only legendary Pokémon in the anime to be seen being able to produce offspring.
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • Despite having connections with water, Lugia is not a Template:Type2 Pokémon.
  • Lugia is the only non-Template:Type2 to learn Hydro Pump by level-up.
  • Lugia was mentioned in the final episode of ER. A patient stated that "I am the Chosen One, I am Lugia."

Origin

Lugia is based on Ryūjin, a dragon who was the Shinto god of the sea, and lived on the ocean's floor. Also Lugia is based on a God of the Sea deity of many religions and cultures surrounding the world.

Appearance-wise, Lugia seems to be based on the Stegosaurus (back plates and tail spikes) and the Plesiosaur (long neck and swimming ability).

Name origin

Lugia's name may come from lutetium, a silverish element, which in turn is named after Lutetia, the Roman name for Paris, the city of light. Possibly also lugeo, meaning to lie dormant, alluding to the way Lugia lies at the bottom of the sea. The Lu- may come from luna, meaning moon.

In other languages

Related articles

External links

Kanto: ArticunoZapdosMoltresMewtwoMew
Johto: RaikouEnteiSuicuneLugiaHo-OhCelebi
Hoenn: RegirockRegiceRegisteelLatiasLatios
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