Lunar Dance (move)

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Lunar Dance
みかづきのまい Crescent Moon Dance
Lunar Dance IV.png
Type  Psychic
Category  Status
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  0  
Increased Voltage is added to the performance score.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Lunar Dance (Japanese: みかづきのまい Crescent Moon Dance) is a non-damaging Template:Type2 move introduced in Generation IV. It is the signature move of Cresselia.


Lunar Dance causes the user to faint, but restores the HP, PP and removes all status ailments of the Pokémon that is sent out to take its place. The Pokémon is sent out before the end of the turn so if the user moves before the opponent then the Pokémon will be sent out followed by the opponents attack, however in Generation V the Pokémon is sent out at the end of the turn after all other Pokémon have moved.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
488 Cresselia Cresselia Psychic Psychic 84 84 ''''
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

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Lunar Dance reduces the user's HP to 1, and restores all the HP and PP of team members in the same room as the user. It also removes any status ailments on those Pokémon and breaks any move seals caused by seal traps.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 新月舞 Xīnyuè Wǔ
France Flag.png French Danse-Lune
Germany Flag.png German Lunartanz
Greece Flag.png Greek Σεληνιακός Χορός
Italy Flag.png Italian Lunardanza
South Korea Flag.png Korean 초승달춤 Choseungdal Chum
Spain Flag.png Spanish Danza Lunar

Variations of the move Destiny Bond
Status Destiny BondGrudgeHealing WishLunar DanceMemento

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