Light of Ruin (move)

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Light of Ruin
はめつのひかり Light of Ruin
Light of Ruin VII.png
Light of Ruin VII 2.png
Type  Fairy
Category  Special
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  140
Accuracy  90%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation VI
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  6 ♥♥♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
A very appealing move, but after using this move, the user is more easily startled.

Light of Ruin (Japanese: はめつのひかり Light of Ruin) is a damage-dealing Fairy-type move introduced in Generation VI. It is the signature move of the Eternal Flower Floette, which has never been released.


Generation VI to VII

Light of Ruin inflicts damage, and the user receives recoil damage equal to ½ of the damage done to the target.

Generation VIII

Light of Ruin cannot be selected in a battle.


Games Description
Drawing power from the Eternal Flower, the user fires a powerful beam of light. This also damages the user quite a lot.
BDSP This move can’t be used. It’s recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can’t be remembered.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
670 Floette Floette
Eternal Flower
FairyIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 50 50
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 generations


  • In the room service minigame at Hotel Richissime, there is a food style option that selects the name of a random move, in which Light of Ruin can be mentioned. This is the only way for the move's name to be seen legitimately in any game.
  • Light of Ruin has the highest base power of all Fairy-type moves, excluding Z-Moves and Max Moves.
    • A Twinkle Tackle based on Light of Ruin has the highest base power of all Fairy-type moves.
  • Excluding Volt Tackle in Generation III, Light of Ruin is the only special move that causes recoil damage.
    • It is also the only Fairy-type move that causes recoil damage.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 破滅之光 Pomiht-jī Gwōng
Mandarin 破滅之光 / 破灭之光 Pòmiè-zhī Guāng
France Flag.png French Lumière du Néant
Germany Flag.png German Lux Calamitatis
Italy Flag.png Italian Luce Nefasta
South Korea Flag.png Korean 파멸의빛 Pamyeol-yi Bit
Spain Flag.png Spanish Luz Aniquiladora

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