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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.
Moonlight restores the user's current HP based on the weather and time of day. In morning and day, clear conditions restore ¼, sunny conditions restore ½ and other conditions restore 1/8 HP. At night, the move restores twice as much of HP. In link battle, move restores HP as if it was night.
Generations III to V
Moonlight restores the user's current HP based on the weather in the battle. Normal conditions restore ½ total HP, sunny conditions restore ⅔ total HP, and other types of weather restore ¼ total HP.
Moonlight is now a Fairy-type move.
|| Allows HP to be restored by the moonlight. In battle, half the user's max HP is restored.
|| Restores HP (varies by time).
|| Restores HP. The amount restored with the weather.
|| Restores HP. The amount varies with the weather.
|| Restores the user’s HP. The amount of HP regained varies with the weather.
|| Restores the HP of the user and team members on the same floor. The amount of HP recovered depends on the weather.
| The user restores its own HP. The amount of HP regained varies with the weather.
In the anime
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
| The user heals itself by using the energy from the moonlight.
|| First Chapter Used In
|| The ring on Umbreon's forehead glows and it uses the energy from the moonlight to heal itself.
| Karen's Umbreon
|| The Last Battle XI
In other generations
- Unlike Morning Sun, Espeon's signature move in Generation II, Moonlight was not learnable only by Umbreon. However, because of Espeon's association with that move, Moonlight can still be considered Umbreon's equivalent move as they occupy similar positions in each Pokémon's moveset.
- Despite the name's association with the night, Moonlight actually restores more HP in sunny conditions (which can be considered an opposite with nighttime). This could be a reference to the fact that moonlight is in fact just sunlight that's been reflected by the Moon.
- Moonlight is one of the four moves from Generation II to have its type changed in a later Generation; along with Charm, Curse and Sweet Kiss.
In other languages