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Lugia
Diving Pokémon
ルギア
Lugia
#249
Lugia



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Type
Psychic Flying
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Pressure Cacophony
Cacophony
Multiscale
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
None (unknown gender)
Catch rate
3 (1.6%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Undiscovered
Hatch time
30840 - 31096 steps
Egg not obtainable
Height
17'01" 5.2 m
Lugia
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Weight
476.2 lbs. 216.0 kg
Lugia
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
220
Gen. II-IV
Unknown
IV
306
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
Lugia
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HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
3
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
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0
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Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
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Sp.Def
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HP
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Atk
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Sp.Def
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Speed
Shape
Body09.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F249.png None.png
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Pokédex color
White
Base friendship
0
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Lugia (Japanese: ルギア Lugia) is a dual-type Psychic/Flying Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation II.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

It is often considered to be part of the Tower duo with Ho-Oh, even sometimes as Ho-Oh's polar opposite. Silver represents Lugia as "guardian of the seas", and Gold represents Ho-Oh as "guardian of the skies." Lugia is also the trio master of the Legendary birds.

Lugia is the game mascot of Pokémon Silver, its remake Pokémon SoulSilver, and Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness (as Shadow Lugia), appearing on the boxart of them all.

In Pokémon XD, Shadow Lugia, codenamed XD001, is a main part of the storyline, and Cipher's ultimate Shadow Pokémon.

Biology

Lugia folding back its plates

Lugia is a large Pokémon that resembles a dragon, a plesiosaur, and a bird. It is primarily silver-white, but it has blue undersides with slightly varying tones. It has a ridged mouth similar to a beak, although it has pointed teeth on its lower jaw. Its head has a point to the back, and Lugia's eyes have pointed blue or black spikes on them. Lugia has a long, slender neck and a smooth, streamlined body. Dark blue or black plate-like protrusions run down the length of its back, and there are two smaller, more pointed ones on the end of its tail. It can fold back these plates to increase its speed. Lugia is covered in many scales that protect it from attacks. It has large wings that resemble hands. Though it is genderless, a young Lugia has been observed, suggesting there is a breeding population. Lugia has been shown to be fiercely protective of its young.

Lugia leads the legendary birds. When they fight over territory, Lugia is the only Pokémon that can quell their ceaseless fighting, as observed in the second Pokémon movie. Much like the birds, it possesses the ability to control the weather; most notably, it can calm and give rise to storms. It is said that a light flutter of its wings is capable of causing winds powerful enough to tear down cliffs. If it were to flap its wings, it could hypothetically spawn storms lasting as long as 40 days. It is highly intelligent, and because of the devastating power it could accidentally inflict, it isolates itself deep underwater and tends to sleep in solitude. Lugia is the only known Pokémon that learns Aeroblast. It is extremely rare and is hardly ever seen. Lugia has been referred to as the guardian of the seas. There are rumors Lugia would appear during the night of a storm.

In the anime

In the main series

Lugia in the anime

Major appearances

Lugia (M02)

In The Power of One, a Lugia was central to the legend of Shamouti Island. Its Psychic powers allow it to communicate with humans through telepathy.

Lugia (anime)

In Around the Whirlpool, a silhouetted Lugia saved Ash, Misty, and Brock from being sucked into a whirlpool. It later turned out to be the mother of Silver in The Mystery is History.

Silver (Johto)

A young Lugia, nicknamed Silver by Oliver, lived near Ogi Isle in the Whirl Islands. Dr. Namba attempted to capture both the parent Lugia and Silver for Giovanni in The Mystery is History, A Parent Trapped!, and A Promise is a Promise.

Other

In Hoopa and the Clash of Ages, a Lugia was the first Legendary Pokémon summoned by Hoopa to protect it and Ash from the shadow Hoopa Unbound. After a brief battle, the shadow Hoopa eventually portaled it back to its home in the sea.

In The Power of Us, a Lugia had a significant role in Fula City's history.

In Legend? Go! Friends? Go!, a group of Trainers challenged a Lugia to a Raid Battle but were all easily defeated. Lugia later befriended Ash and Goh. It reappeared in a flashback in Sword and Shield: The Darkest Day!.

Minor appearances

In An Egg Scramble!, Team Rocket's fantasy featured a Lugia as one of the Pokémon they hoped the Egg that they stole from Dawn would hatch into.

In the opening sequence of Jirachi: Wish Maker, a Lugia rose out of the ocean during a full moon.

A Lugia appeared in the opening sequence of Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea.

In the opening sequence of The Rise of Darkrai, a Lugia was flying across the sky.

A Lugia appeared in the opening sequence of Giratina and the Sky Warrior.

A Lugia appeared in the opening sequence of Arceus and the Jewel of Life.

A Lugia appeared in the opening sequence of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

A Lugia appeared in Getting More Than You Battled For!.

A silhouetted Lugia appeared in a fantasy in JN053.

In Pokémon Generations

In The Adventure, a wild Lugia flew by after a group of wild Wooper sent Red's Pikachu flying with Mud Shot.

In the GOTCHA! music video

A Lugia briefly appeared as a silhouette in GOTCHA!.

In the manga

In the Ash & Pikachu manga

Main article: Silva
Main article: Lugia (anime)

In Let's Save The Lugia!, two Lugia fulfilled the same roles as Silver and its parent in the anime.

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

Lugia appeared at the end of Epilogue: Wild Type.

In the movie adaptations

Main article: Lugia (M02)

Lugia appeared in the the manga adaptation of The Power of One.

Lugia also appeared in the graphic novel adaptation of the same movie.

In the Pocket Monsters manga

A Lugia appeared in JNM01.

In the Pocket Monsters DP manga

A Lugia appeared in PMDP29.

In the Pocket Monsters HGSS manga

A Lugia appeared in PMHGSS01.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Tower duo (Adventures)

The Masked Man apparently caught Lugia twice, given that its plucked feather item Silver Wing was shown under his possession several years ago, only to be stolen by Green. However, both times, it went back to the wild along with Ho-Oh.

In The Might of... Metapod?!, the Kanto Elite Four tried to exterminate humans using Lugia, which appeared as a spirit. It was encountered as a being of shimmering light, when Lance summoned it to aid his schemes. After they were defeated, it flew to the west. In Sandslash Surprise, it was properly identified as Lugia. In Lively Lugia I, II, and III, the Johto dexholders battled it before it was captured by The Masked Man just before Crystal's attempt to do so.

Besides the two, it was also controlled for some time by Will and Karen while they were under the Masked Man's jurisdiction.

In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga

A Lugia appeared in The Truth About The Mysterious Whirl Islands!! and A Serious Crisis!! The Battle With The Lugia. It reappeared in Let's Fight For The Future!!.

In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga

In GDZ868, Shu encountered and caught a Lugia. He then released it so it could continue protecting the ocean.

In the Pokémon HeartGold SoulSilver: Pokédex Completion Comic manga

A Lugia appeared in Pokémon HeartGold SoulSilver: Pokédex Completion Comic.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

A Lugia appeared in Clefairy Rangers to the Rescue!!.

A Lugia appeared in Take me to the Dragon Palace!.

In the TCG

Main article: Lugia (TCG)

In the TFG

One Lugia figure has been released.

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Melee/Brawl/3DS/Wii U/Ultimate

When released from a Poké Ball, Lugia will fly up out of the stage and return in the background, where it unleashes a powerful Aeroblast on a section of the stage.

Melee trophy information

The waters of the Whirl Islands are home to this legendary Pokémon, whom very few have seen. Lugia live quietly in the deepest ocean trenches for one very good reason: its combined aerial and psychic powers are so strong as to be extremely dangerous. The special moves of this gargantuan creature include the destructive wind assault known as Aeroblast.

Brawl trophy information

"A Diving Pokémon. A legendary Pokémon often referred to as 'guardian of the seas,' it has the impressive ability to control the wind. Lugia typically spends its time quietly at the bottom of the ocean. Highly powerful in all areas, Lugia's Aeroblast move is especially powerful. It uses strong flapping of its wings to target damage on a foe's weak spot."

3DS/Wii U trophy information

NA: Despite being a Psychic/Flying-type Pokémon, Lugia sleeps on the ocean floor. Legend says the flapping of Lugia's wings can create storms that last up to 40 days. It's impossible to know for sure, but in Smash Bros., Lugia definitely brings a storm with its Aeroblast attack.

PAL: Despite being a Psychic- and Flying-type, Lugia sleeps on the ocean floor. It's said that if it were to flap its wings on waking up, it could cause a storm lasting 40 days. No one can say whether that's true or not, but Lugia's attacks certainly make it seem so. It flies behind the stage and creates a mighty gust of wind with its Aeroblast attack.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Lugia appears as a Spirit.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II Johto
#247
Gold It is said that it quietly spends its time deep at the bottom of the sea because its powers are too strong.
Silver It is said to be the guardian of the seas. It is rumored to have been seen on the night of a storm.
Crystal It has an incredible ability to calm raging storms. It is said that Lugia appears when storms start.
Stadium 2 It is said that it quietly spends its time deep at the bottom of the sea because its powers are too strong.
Generation III Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#—
Ruby Lugia's wings pack devastating power - a light fluttering of its wings can blow apart regular houses. As a result, this Pokémon chooses to live out of sight deep under the sea.
Sapphire
Emerald Lugia is so powerful even a light fluttering of its wings can blow apart houses. As a result, it chooses to live out of sight deep under the sea.
FireRed It is said to be the guardian of the seas. It is rumored to have been seen on the night of a storm.
LeafGreen It is said that it quietly spends its time deep at the bottom of the sea because its powers are too strong.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#252
Diamond It sleeps in a deep-sea trench. If it flaps its wings, it is said to cause a 40-day storm.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It is said that it quietly spends its time deep at the bottom of the sea because its powers are too strong.
SoulSilver It is said to be the guardian of the seas. It is rumored to have been seen on the night of a storm.
Generation V Unova
#—
Black It sleeps in a deep-sea trench. If it flaps its wings, it is said to cause a 40-day storm.
White
Black 2 It sleeps in a deep-sea trench. If it flaps its wings, it is said to cause a 40-day storm.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
X It sleeps in a deep-sea trench. If it flaps its wings, it is said to cause a 40-day storm.
Y It is said to be the guardian of the seas. It is rumored to have been seen on the night of a storm.
Omega Ruby Lugia's wings pack devastating power — a light fluttering of its wings can blow apart regular houses. As a result, this Pokémon chooses to live out of sight deep under the sea.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver
Whirl Islands (requires Silver Wing) (only one)
Crystal
Whirl Islands (requires Silver Wing) (only one)
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade, Event
Emerald
Navel Rock (requires MysticTicket)
FireRed LeafGreen
Navel Rock (requires MysticTicket)
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Citadark Isle (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Trade
Platinum
Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
Whirl Islands (requires Tidal Bell* and Silver Wing) (only one)
Pal Park
Mountain
Generation V
Black White
Poké Transfer
Black 2 White 2
Transfer from Dream Radar (requires Pokémon SoulSilver)
Generation VI
X Y
Trade, Event
Omega Ruby
Trade, Event
Alpha Sapphire
Sea Mauville (requires Tidal Bell) (only one)
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun
Trade
Ultra Moon
Ultra Space Wilds (Water World) (Only one)
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.3.0+
Shield Expansion Pass
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure) (Only one)

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Trozei!
Random Agent Cards, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Silver Trench (99F)
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Surrounded Sea (B18F)
MD Sky
Surrounded Sea (B18F)
Ranger: GS
Undersea Cavern
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Beach: All (Random Legendary Encounter)
Rumble U
Secret Warehouse: The Enemies Within (Reward),
Challenge Battle: The Battle for Sky and Land ("Sky" Boss)
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Island of Haste: Stage 6
Shuffle
Event: Lugia Swoops In!
Rumble World
Silver Isles: Windy Sea (Special Boss)
Super MD
Sea Shrine
Picross
Area 21: Stage 12
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Lugia Sea, Charizard Sea2020, Entei SeaFinal
Generation VIII
MD DX
Silver Trench (99F)

In events

Games Event Language/Region Location Level Distribution period
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Lugia English United States 40Shiny November 15 to 21, 2002;
December 6 to 12, 2002
RSEFRLG Top Ten Distribution Lugia English United Kingdom 70 June 10, 2006;
October 14 to November 19, 2006
RSEFRLG Top Ten Distribution Lugia Italian Italy 70 June 23 to 25, 2006
RSEFRLG Top Ten Distribution Lugia Spanish Spain 70 June 27 to August 27, 2006
RSEFRLG Top Ten Distribution Lugia German Germany 70 September 24 to November 5, 2006
RSEFRLG Top Ten Distribution Lugia French France 70 September 26, 2006
XYORAS 7-Eleven Lugia Japanese region Online 50 August 1 to September 30, 2015
XYORAS Pokémon Center Lugia Japanese region Nintendo Network 50 September 7 to 13, 2015
SMUSUM Fula City Lugia Japanese region Online 100 April 13 to September 30, 2018
S Legendary Pokémon Celebration Lugia American region Online 60 November 2, 2018 to February 28, 2019
US Legendary Pokémon Celebration Lugia American region Online 100 November 2, 2018 to February 28, 2019
S Legendary Pokémon Celebration Lugia PAL region Online 60 November 2, 2018 to February 28, 2019
US Legendary Pokémon Celebration Lugia PAL region Online 100 November 2, 2018 to February 28, 2019
SMUSUM Fula City Lugia Japanese region Online 100 November 12, 2018 to March 31, 2019
SMUSUM Fula City Lugia American region Online 100 November 12, 2018 to March 31, 2019
SMUSUM Fula City Lugia PAL region Online 100 November 12, 2018 to March 31, 2019
SMUSUM Fula City Lugia Taiwanese region Online 100 November 12, 2018 to March 31, 2019
SMUSUM Fula City Lugia Korean region Online 100 December 19, 2018 to February 28, 2019

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Events* Leftovers Leftovers (100%) Gold Bottle Cap Gold Bottle Cap (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
106
166 - 213 322 - 416
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
130
121 - 200 238 - 394
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
154
143 - 226 281 - 447
110
103 - 178 202 - 350
Total:
680
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
4/4 ★★★★
Power
4/5 ★★★★
Skill
3/4 ★★★
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
5/5 ★★★★★
Total
19/22 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Dragon Rush Dragon Physical 100100 07575% 10
011 Gust Flying Special 04040 100100% 35
011 Whirlwind Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
011 Weather Ball Normal Special 05050 100100% 10
011 Ancient Power Rock Special 06060 100100% 5
099 Mist Ice Status 0000 00——% 30
1818 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00——% 25
2727 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00——% 20
3636 Extrasensory Psychic Special 08080 100100% 20
4545 Recover Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
5454 Aeroblast Flying Special 100100 09595% 5
6363 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00——% 5
7272 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 08080% 5
8181 Future Sight Psychic Special 120120 100100% 10
9090 Sky Attack Flying Physical 140140 09090% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Lugia
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Lugia
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM06Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM06 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
TM08Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM14Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM14 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM17Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM17 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM18Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM18 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM19Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM19 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 25
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM27Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM27 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM28Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM28 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM30Bag TM Steel VI Sprite.png TM30 Steel Wing Steel Physical 07070 090}}90% 25
TM32Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM32 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM33Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM34Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM35Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM35 Hail Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM36Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM36 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM41Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM41 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM44Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM44 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM45Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM45 Dive Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM46Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM46 Weather Ball Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 10
TM55Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM55 Brine Water Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM64Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM64 Avalanche Ice Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM71Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM71 Wonder Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM81Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM95Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM95 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 095}}95% 15
TR01Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR03Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR03 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 080}}80% 5
TR04Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR04 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR05Bag TR Ice Sprite.png TR05 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR06Bag TR Ice Sprite.png TR06 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TR08Bag TR Electric Sprite.png TR08 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR09Bag TR Electric Sprite.png TR09 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TR10Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR10 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TR11Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR11 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR16Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR16 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR25Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR25 Psyshock Psychic Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR31Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR33Bag TR Ghost Sprite.png TR33 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR34Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR34 Future Sight Psychic Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TR38Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR38 Trick Psychic Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TR40Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR40 Skill Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR42Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR42 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR49Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR49 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR62Bag TR Dragon Sprite.png TR62 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100}}100% 10
TR67Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR67 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR69Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR69 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TR74Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR74 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR89Bag TR Flying Sprite.png TR89 Hurricane Flying Special 110110 070}}70% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Lugia
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Lugia
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Lugia in Generation VIII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Lugia in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Lugia
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Lugia
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP Dual Wingbeat Flying Physical 40 90% 10
Sw Sh EP Scale Shot Dragon Physical 25 90% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Lugia
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Lugia
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII 
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
II III IV V VI VII Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
II III IV V VI VII Air Cutter Flying Special 06060 095}}95% 25
II III IV V VI VII Aqua Tail Water Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
II III IV V VI VII Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
II III IV V VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
II III IV V VI VII Curse Ghost Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
II III IV V VI VII Defog Flying Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
II III IV V VI VII Detect Fighting Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
II III IV V VI VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
II III IV V VI VII Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
II III IV V VI VII Dragon Breath Dragon Special 06060 100}}100% 20
II III IV V VI VII Dragon Tail Dragon Physical 06060 090}}90% 10
II III IV V VI VII Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15
II III IV V VI VII Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
II III IV V VI VII Feather Dance Flying Status 0000 100}}100% 15
II III IV V VI VII Flash × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
II III IV V VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
II III IV V VI VII Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
II III IV V VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
II III IV V VI VII Laser Focus Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
II III IV V VI VII Mimic Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
II III IV V VI VII Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
II III IV V VI VII Natural Gift × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
II III IV V VI VII Nightmare × Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 15
II III IV V VI VII Ominous Wind × Ghost Special 06060 100}}100% 5
II III IV V VI VII Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
II III IV V VI VII Psycho Boost × Psychic Special 140140 090}}90% 5
II III IV V VI VII Punishment × Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
II III IV V VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
II III IV V VI VII Roar Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
II III IV V VI VII Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
II III IV V VI VII Roost Flying Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
II III IV V VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
II III IV V VI VII Shock Wave Electric Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
II III IV V VI VII Signal Beam × Bug Special 07575 100}}100% 15
II III IV V VI VII Sky Drop × Flying Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
II III IV V VI VII Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
II III IV V VI VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
II III IV V VI VII Tailwind Flying Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
II III IV V VI VII Telekinesis × Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
II III IV V VI VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
II III IV V VI VII Twister Dragon Special 04040 100}}100% 20
II III IV V VI VII Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
II III IV V VI VII Zap Cannon Electric Special 120120 050}}50% 5
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Lugia
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Lugia
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see transfer-only moves for other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani249.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 4
Recruit rate: 99.9%
Friend Area: Deep-Sea Current
Phrases
51%-100% HP My power is with you!
26%-50% HP Hm! Already, my health is in half?
1%-25% HP I'm ready to fall... Who knew my power would fail me?
Level up My level has risen like my power.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP RT 249.png Body size: 4
Recruit rate: 10%
IQ group: F
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Psychic
Poké Assist:
(present)
Psychic Assist.png
Psychic
Field move:
(present)
None - field move.png
(None ×-)
Not available in the past.
Browser entry R-301
It uses water tornadoes and whirlpools to attack.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●●
Speed ●●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush249Body.png Walking Speed: 1.17 seconds Base HP: 60
Base Attack: 85 Base Defense: 66 Base Speed: 70
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Psychic
Attack Power: ★★★★★

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Power of Five
Increases the damage dealt by matching five Pokémon.
Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Flying
None.png Attack Power: 80 - 130 Raise Max Level.png 10

#305
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Eject+
Sometimes removes three non-Support Pokémon icons.
Skill Swapper: Cross Attack+
Pokémon GO
GO249.png Base Stamina: 235 Base Attack: 193 Base Defense: 310
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 20 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Extrasensory, Dragon Tail
Charged Attacks: Sky Attack, Hydro Pump, Future Sight, Aeroblast

Evolution

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Unevolved
Lugia
 Psychic  Flying 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
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Spr 2g 249 s.png Spr b 2g 249 s.png Spr 2s 249 s.png Spr b 2g 249 s.png Spr 2c 249 s.png Spr b 2c 249 s.png
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Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 249.png Spr b 3r 249.png Spr 3e 249.png Spr b 3r 249.png Spr 3r 249.png Spr b 3r 249.png
Spr 3r 249 s.png Spr b 3r 249 s.png Spr 3e 249 s.png Spr b 3r 249 s.png Spr 3r 249 s.png Spr b 3r 249 s.png
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Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 249.png Spr b 4d 249.png Spr 4d 249.png Spr b 4d 249.png Spr 4h 249.png Spr b 4h 249.png
Spr 4d 249 s.png Spr b 4d 249 s.png Spr 4d 249 s.png Spr b 4d 249 s.png Spr 4h 249 s.png Spr b 4d 249 s.png
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Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
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Spr 5b 249 s.png Spr b 5b 249 s.png Spr 5b 249 s.png Spr b 5b 249 s.png
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Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
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Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
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249MS8.png For other sprites and images, please see Lugia images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Lugia's aquatic tendencies could relate it to plesiosaurs. It is also possible that Lugia may be based on Ryūjin, a dragon who lived on the ocean floor and was the Shinto god of the sea. The two have similarities in mythology, and Lugia's Shiny colors (red and white) are the same colors as the coral Ryujin's palace was made of. In addition, it is worth noting that dragon (yang, male) and Chinese phoenix (yin, female) duality is prevalent in Eastern mythology, and Ho-Oh is the Japanese name of the Fenghuang (Chinese phoenix). In keeping with this, Lugia resembles a wyvern, a variety of dragons with a single set of forelimbs that serve as wings. Lugia may also be an embodiment of storms. Lugia's avian body, coloration, and face-markings suggest that it may be somewhat based on the grey heron. The beluga whale, a white whale with similar body shape and coloration to Lugia, may also be a basis for Lugia's design and name. Lugia's back fins and tail spikes are reminiscent of the Stegosaurus. Lugia might also be based on Bahamut (giant fish), and Bahamut is often being portrayed as a dragon-like creature in modern fantasy, hence Lugia's fish-like and dragon-like appearance.

Name origin

Lugia may be derived from lutetium (a silverish element), which in turn is named after Lutetia (the Roman name for Paris, the city of light). It may also involve Lugeo (Latin for to lie dormant, alluding to the way Lugia lies at the bottom of the sea), luna (Latin for moon), beluga whale, and deluge. It may also be derived from Bahamut (giant fish) earliest nickname, Balhūt (Bahamut) is a variant name found in some cosmographies. In the earliest sources, the name is Lutīyā.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ルギア Lugia From lutetium, Lutetia, lugeo, luna, and beluga whale
France Flag.png French Lugia Same as Japanese name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Lugia Same as Japanese name
Germany Flag.png German Lugia Same as Japanese name
Italy Flag.png Italian Lugia Same as Japanese name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 루기아 Rugia Transliteration of its Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 利基亞 Leihgēi'a Transliteration of its Japanese name
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 洛奇亞 / 洛奇亚
Luòqíyǎ / Luòqíyà
Transliteration of its Japanese name


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