Moonlight (move)

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Moonlight
つきのひかり Moonlight
Moonlight.png
Moonlight 2.png
Type  Fairy
Category  Status
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation II
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  1
Jam  0  
The appeal's quality varies depending on its timing.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  0  
Increased Voltage is added to the performance score.
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Effectiveness varies depending on when it is used.

Moonlight (Japanese: つきのひかり Moonlight) is a non-damaging Fairy-type move introduced in Generation II. Prior to Generation VI, it was a Normal-type move.

Effect

Generation II

Moonlight restores the user's current HP based on the weather and time of day. In morning and day, during no weather it restores ¼ total HP, during harsh sunlight it restores ½ total HP, and during other weather it restores ⅛ total HP. Except in link battles, the move restores twice as much HP at night.

Generations III to V

Moonlight restores the user's current HP based on the weather in the battle. During no weather it restores ½ total HP, during harsh sunlight it restores ⅔ total HP, and during other weather it restores ¼ total HP.

Moonlight can be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining an extra appeal point if the move Sunny Day was used in the prior turn.

Generation VI onwards

Moonlight is now a Fairy-type move.

Moonlight can be used as part of a Contest Spectacular combination, with the user gaining an three extra appeal points if the move Sunny Day was used in the prior turn.

If powered up by a Fairium Z into Z-Moonlight, all of the user's lowered stats are reset.

Description

Games Description
Stad2 Allows HP to be restored by the moonlight. In battle, half the user's max HP is restored.
GSC Restores HP (varies by time).
RSE Restores HP. The amount restored with the weather.
Colo.XD Restores HP. The amount varies with the weather.
FRLG Restores the user's HP. The amount of HP regained varies with the weather.
DPPtHGSSPBR
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SM
The user restores its own HP. The amount of HP regained varies with the weather.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
035 Clefairy Clefairy
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy 43 37 37 40BW
43B2W2
43 43
036 Clefable Clefable
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy 1
043 Oddish Oddish
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass 32 32 33 33 33XY
27ORAS
27
044 Gloom Gloom
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass 35 35 41 41 41XY
29ORAS
29
197 Umbreon Umbreon
DarkIC Big.png Field Field 52 52 71 71BW
33B2W2
33 33
269 Dustox Dustox
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 20 20 20 20XY
17ORAS
17
313 Volbeat Volbeat
BugIC Big.png Bug Human-Like 13 13 13 13XY
19ORAS
19
314 Illumise Illumise
BugIC Big.png Bug Human-Like 13 13 13 13XY
19ORAS
19
488 Cresselia Cresselia
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 57 57 1, 57 1, 57
517 Munna Munna
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field 17 17 17
715 Noivern Noivern
FlyingIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Flying Flying 1 1
755 Morelull Morelull
GrassIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Grass Grass 11
756 Shiinotic Shiinotic
GrassIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Grass Grass 11
792 Lunala Lunala
PsychicIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 31
800 Necrozma Necrozma
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 1
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
102 Exeggcute Exeggcute
GrassIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Grass Grass
302 Sableye Sableye
DarkIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
035 Clefairy ClefairyLv. 8
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy Pokéwalker - Night Sky's Edge
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
337 Lunatone Lunatone
RockIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral Dream World - Icy Cave
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 II

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
029 Nidoran♀ Nidoran♀
PoisonIC Big.png Monster Field New York Pokémon Center
215 Sneasel Sneasel
DarkIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Field Field New York Pokémon Center
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

Description

Games Description
MDRB Restores the HP of the user and team members on the same floor. The amount of HP recovered depends on the weather.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Core series games

Moonlight II.png Moonlight III.png Moonlight IV.png Moonlight V.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Spin-off series games

Moonlight Stad2.png Moonlight Colo.png Moonlight XD.png Moonlight PBR.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Moonlight PMD RB.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 月光 Yuhtgwōng
Mandarin 月光 Yuèguāng
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Maanlicht
France Flag.png French Rayon Lune
Germany Flag.png German Mondschein
Greece Flag.png Greek Φεγγαρόφως
Italy Flag.png Italian Lucelunare
South Korea Flag.png Korean 달의불빛 Dal-yi Bulbit
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Luar
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Mesečeva svetlost
Spain Flag.png Spanish Luz Lunar
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Ánh Sáng Mặt Trăng



Variations of the move Moonlight
Status MoonlightMorning SunShore UpSynthesis


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