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==History==
 
==History==
[[File:XD001.jpg|thumb|left|Shadow Lugia attacking the S.S. Libra]]
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In the prologue of {{g|XD: Gale of Darkness}}, Shadow Lugia attacks the cruise ship [[S.S. Libra]], which had been carrying many Pokémon to Orre. However, Shadow Lugia drops the ship in the middle of the desert, forcing Cipher to travel to the desert and catch the Pokémon left in the ship.
 
In the prologue of {{g|XD: Gale of Darkness}}, Shadow Lugia attacks the cruise ship [[S.S. Libra]], which had been carrying many Pokémon to Orre. However, Shadow Lugia drops the ship in the middle of the desert, forcing Cipher to travel to the desert and catch the Pokémon left in the ship.
   
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After snagging the Lugia and defeating Greevil, Michael will find that Lovrina was apparently correct — Shadow Lugia cannot be purified through using it in battle, massaging it with [[Scent]]s, keeping it in the active party, or by any other normal means. However, the [[Purify Chamber]], the ultimate creation of Michael's father and [[Professor Krane]], will be able to purify Shadow Lugia if all nine of the Sets within it are at maximum tempo.
 
After snagging the Lugia and defeating Greevil, Michael will find that Lovrina was apparently correct — Shadow Lugia cannot be purified through using it in battle, massaging it with [[Scent]]s, keeping it in the active party, or by any other normal means. However, the [[Purify Chamber]], the ultimate creation of Michael's father and [[Professor Krane]], will be able to purify Shadow Lugia if all nine of the Sets within it are at maximum tempo.
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==Moves==
 
==Moves==
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==In the TCG==
 
==In the TCG==
Shadow Lugia was featured in the TCG as a promotional card. The English version was given out to attendants of the Nintendo Pre Electronic Entertainment Expo conference. This card was also distributed at the {{wp|Nintendo World Store}} in {{wp|New York}} in October 2005. This card was released as a Jumbo card and was therefore not legal to use in tournaments or official events, due to its unusual 300 hit-points and its only attack, {{m|Shadow Storm}}, having an incredible 1000 damage (tied for the highest amount of damage on any printed card). It has the same artwork as the Pokémon XD box art.
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Shadow Lugia was featured in the TCG as a promotional card. The English version was given out to attendants of the Nintendo Pre Electronic Entertainment Expo conference. This card was also distributed at the {{wp|Nintendo World Store}} in {{wp|New York}} in October 2005. This card was released as a Jumbo card and was therefore not legal to use in tournaments or official events. It has an unusual 300 HP and its only attack, {{m|Shadow Storm}}, has an incredible 1000 damage (tied for the highest amount of damage on any printed card). It has the same artwork as the Pokémon XD box art.
   
 
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* Shadow Lugia, available in [[Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness]], is the only way to get Lugia without an {{pkmn2|event}} in [[Generation III]]. Its counterpart, {{p|Ho-Oh}}, is only available by purifying all Shadow Pokémon in XD's predecessor, [[Pokémon Colosseum]], and then defeating all 100 Trainers at [[Mt. Battle]] in Colosseum Mode.
 
* Shadow Lugia, available in [[Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness]], is the only way to get Lugia without an {{pkmn2|event}} in [[Generation III]]. Its counterpart, {{p|Ho-Oh}}, is only available by purifying all Shadow Pokémon in XD's predecessor, [[Pokémon Colosseum]], and then defeating all 100 Trainers at [[Mt. Battle]] in Colosseum Mode.
 
* The text on the [[Aura Reader]] is different with Shadow Lugia. Instead of saying, "Oh! A Shadow Pokémon!" it says, "The Aura Reader is responding! It is a Shadow Pokémon!"
 
* The text on the [[Aura Reader]] is different with Shadow Lugia. Instead of saying, "Oh! A Shadow Pokémon!" it says, "The Aura Reader is responding! It is a Shadow Pokémon!"
**This may be a reference to the major differences between it and other Shadow Pokémon.
 
* Though it is more than just a palette swap, Shadow Lugia's color scheme is the reverse of a normal Lugia.
 
 
* Even though Shadow Lugia is never shown to be officially "owned" by a {{pkmn|Trainer}} (as it appears to lack a Poké Ball and its "Trainer" already carries six Pokémon), Michael still uses the [[Snag Machine]] on Shadow Lugia.
 
* Even though Shadow Lugia is never shown to be officially "owned" by a {{pkmn|Trainer}} (as it appears to lack a Poké Ball and its "Trainer" already carries six Pokémon), Michael still uses the [[Snag Machine]] on Shadow Lugia.
* With the exception of {{p|Smeargle}} using {{m|Sketch}}, purifying Shadow Lugia is the only way to obtain a Pokémon other than {{p|Deoxys}} that knows {{m|Psycho Boost}}.
 
 
* Assuming the player has all the necessary Pokémon for the [[Purify Chamber]], Shadow Lugia can be purified with the least amount of effort, as it's purified instantly and the method doesn't work with any other Shadow Pokémon.
 
* Assuming the player has all the necessary Pokémon for the [[Purify Chamber]], Shadow Lugia can be purified with the least amount of effort, as it's purified instantly and the method doesn't work with any other Shadow Pokémon.
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* In {{sbw|Super Smash Bros. 4}} and {{sbw|Super Smash Bros. Ultimate}}, one of {{OBP|Mewtwo|Super Smash Bros.}}'s alternate costumes is a reference to Shadow Lugia.
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* Shadow Lugia was designed by [[James Turner]].<ref>[https://twitter.com/JamesTurner_42/status/900861377333542912 Tweet about designing Shadow Lugia]</ref>
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==References==
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==In other languages==
 
==In other languages==
 
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Shadow Lugia
ダークルギア Dark Lugia
249Lugia-Shadow XD 2.png
Shadow Lugia
Debuts in Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness
Gender Genderless
Ability Pressure
Current location Citadark Isle
Lugia
This Pokémon is fully evolved.

Shadow Lugia (Japanese: ダークルギア Dark Lugia), codenamed XD001, is a Pokémon exclusive to Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness.

It is a Lugia corrupted by the criminal organization Cipher, believed to be the ultimate Shadow Pokémon and completely immune to purification. As a sign of this corruption, its appearance is different from that of a normal Lugia, unlike other Shadow Pokémon who appear normal but possess a shadowy aura.

History

Shadow Lugia attacking the S.S. Libra

In the prologue of Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness, Shadow Lugia attacks the cruise ship S.S. Libra, which had been carrying many Pokémon to Orre. However, Shadow Lugia drops the ship in the middle of the desert, forcing Cipher to travel to the desert and catch the Pokémon left in the ship.

During the course of the game, Shadow Lugia is mentioned often, but never seen. One of Cipher's administrators, Lovrina, tells Michael that it was she who created Shadow Lugia, as the first of an army of Shadow Pokémon immune to purification. She also reveals that the Shadow Pokémon was supposed to bring the S.S. Libra to Cipher's headquarters, but an instability in the corruption process led to it briefly breaking free of Cipher's control.

When Michael explores Citadark Isle, he again encounters Lovrina, who boasts that she has perfected Shadow Lugia, making it completely impossible to purify. Later, at the very pinnacle of Cipher's headquarters, Michael finally confronts the corrupted Lugia when it is sent out by Greevil to defeat the boy before the other six (also Shadow) members of his party.

After snagging the Lugia and defeating Greevil, Michael will find that Lovrina was apparently correct — Shadow Lugia cannot be purified through using it in battle, massaging it with Scents, keeping it in the active party, or by any other normal means. However, the Purify Chamber, the ultimate creation of Michael's father and Professor Krane, will be able to purify Shadow Lugia if all nine of the Sets within it are at maximum tempo.

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

In the TCG

Shadow Lugia was featured in the TCG as a promotional card. The English version was given out to attendants of the Nintendo Pre Electronic Entertainment Expo conference. This card was also distributed at the Nintendo World Store in New York in October 2005. This card was released as a Jumbo card and was therefore not legal to use in tournaments or official events. It has an unusual 300 HP and its only attack, Shadow Storm, has an incredible 1000 damage (tied for the highest amount of damage on any printed card). It has the same artwork as the Pokémon XD box art.

Shadow Lugia
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Shadow Lugia Psychic Miscellaneous Promotional cards     Unnumbered Promotional cards    
 

Trivia

  • Shadow Lugia, available in Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness, is the only way to get Lugia without an event in Generation III. Its counterpart, Ho-Oh, is only available by purifying all Shadow Pokémon in XD's predecessor, Pokémon Colosseum, and then defeating all 100 Trainers at Mt. Battle in Colosseum Mode.
  • The text on the Aura Reader is different with Shadow Lugia. Instead of saying, "Oh! A Shadow Pokémon!" it says, "The Aura Reader is responding! It is a Shadow Pokémon!"
  • Even though Shadow Lugia is never shown to be officially "owned" by a Trainer (as it appears to lack a Poké Ball and its "Trainer" already carries six Pokémon), Michael still uses the Snag Machine on Shadow Lugia.
  • Assuming the player has all the necessary Pokémon for the Purify Chamber, Shadow Lugia can be purified with the least amount of effort, as it's purified instantly and the method doesn't work with any other Shadow Pokémon.
  • In Super Smash Bros. 4 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, one of Mewtwo's alternate costumes is a reference to Shadow Lugia.
  • Shadow Lugia was designed by James Turner.[1]

References

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Lugia Obscur
Germany Flag.png German Crypto-Lugia
Italy Flag.png Italian Lugia Ombra
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Skygge Lugia
Spain Flag.png Spanish Lugia Oscuro
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Mörkrets Lugia

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species in the normal form, see Lugia.