Lunala (Pokémon)

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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Lunala (disambiguation).
Lunala
Moone Pokémon
ルナアーラ
Lunala
#792
Lunala



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Psychic Ghost
Unknown Unknown
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Ability
Shadow Shield Cacophony
Cacophony
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Genderless
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Undiscovered
Hatch time
30840 - 31096 steps
Egg not obtainable
Height
13'01" 4.0 m
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Weight
264.6 lbs. 120.0 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
306
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
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HP
0
Atk
0
Def
3
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Speed
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Pokédex color
Purple
Base friendship
0
External Links

Lunala (Japanese: ルナアーラ Lunala) is a dual-type Psychic/Ghost Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation VII.

It evolves from Cosmoem when leveled up in Pokémon Moon, Ultra Moon, or Shield starting at level 53. It is one of Cosmog's final forms, the other being Solgaleo.

Along with Solgaleo, it was initially shown, without a name or any data, in May 2016, but information on it was officially revealed on June 2, 2016.

Lunala is a member of the Light trio along with Solgaleo and Necrozma.

Lunala is the game mascot of Pokémon Moon, appearing on the boxart.

Necrozma fuses with Lunala using the N-Lunarizer to become Dawn Wings Necrozma.

Biology

Artwork of Lunala's Full Moon phase

Lunala is a large Pokémon resembling a skeletal, legless bat. It has a short snout, dark pink eyes with white centers, and a deep blue area on its upper head that shows a constantly changing starscape. A rigid, raised hood wraps around its head in a crescent shape and drapes around its neck as well. The outside of the hood is yellow, while the inner part that curves around Lunala's head is white with deep blue streaks. Its torso resembles a ribcage with a slightly curved spike on each shoulder and three spikes extending from the bottom toward its tail. Its massive wings resemble a bat's wings with the skeleton exposed, except that Lunala's wings have a total of seven "finger bones": four running through each wing, one running along the edge to the outermost tip, and two pointing upwards that may act as claws that are more functional. The four "bones" in Lunala's wings are only visible in segments. The skin of Lunala's wings is an iridescent deep blue and a light blue light source appears to glow from behind its ribcage. A large, pale yellow crescent connects the outermost tip of each wing to the next two inner tips, and the remaining two innermost tips are adorned by yellow, four-pointed stars. The bottom of Lunala's tail is also lined by a yellow crescent with a ridge running up the middle of the tail towards the ribcage.

When Lunala enters its Full Moon phase, its third eye—a light red symbol of an eye—appears on its forehead and the starscape turns to streaks of light. The skin of its wings glows a bright, light blue. It spreads its wings wide so that the yellow parts on each wing are arranged in a circle with the outermost points of the four-pointed stars disappearing in the transformation.

Known as the "beast that calls the moon," Lunala has long been honored as an emissary of the moon. This Pokémon constantly absorbs light to convert into energy and can obscure daylight with darkness. When it spreads its wings to absorb light and glitters, it resembles a beautiful night sky.[1] It is said to live in another world, which it returns to when it opens its third eye. Lunala can create Ultra Wormholes to travel to and from Ultra Space. Lunala and its counterpart, Solgaleo, can create Cosmog, which it is said to be the female evolution of. It can also influence a Rockruff's evolution into Lycanroc's Midnight form with lunar energy.[2]

Lunala is currently the only Pokémon to learn Night Daze, as well as the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Moongeist Beam and the exclusive Z-Move Menacing Moonraze Maelstrom.

In the anime

Lunala in the anime
Full Moon phase Lunala in the anime

Major appearances

Lunala (anime)

A Lunala appeared in Filling the Light with Darkness!, where it and Nebby tried to escape from Necrozma as it pursued them through an Ultra Wormhole. It continued to make appearances in Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon as Ash and his classmates dealt with Necrozma's effects on the Alola region.

Minor appearances

Lunala debuted alongside Solgaleo in Ash's dream in A Dream Encounter!. It reappeared in flashbacks in Faba's Revenge! and Revealing the Stuff of Legend!, and also in a fantasy in Tough Guy Trials!.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Light trio (Adventures)

Lunala debuted as a silhouette in a fantasy in PASM24.

Lunala physically debuted in PASM25, where Nebby evolved into it at the Poni Altar with the power of the Moon Flute.

In the TCG

Main article: Lunala (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Lunala appears as a Pokémon summoned from the Poké Ball. It enters its Full Moon phase and attacks using its signature move Moongeist Beam.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #292
Alola
USUM: #390
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Sun It is said to be a female evolution of Cosmog. When its third eye activates, away it flies to another world.
Moon Said to live in another world, this Pokémon devours light, drawing the moonless dark veil of night over the brightness of day.
Ultra Sun Records of it exist in writings from long, long ago, where it was known by the name “the beast that calls the moon.”
Ultra Moon It sometimes summons unknown powers and life-forms here to this world from holes that lead to other worlds.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
Sword Known as the Beast That Calls the Moon, this Pokémon lives by taking in any and all light and converting it into its own energy.
Shield It steals the light from its surroundings and then becomes the full moon, showering its own light across the night sky.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun
Trade
Moon
Altar of the Moone (only one)
Ultra Sun
Trade
Ultra Moon
Mahalo Trail (only one)
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Pokémon HOME

In events

Games Event Region Location Level Distribution period
SUS Eclipse Shiny Lunala PAL region Online 60Shiny October 1 to November 15, 2019
SUS Eclipse Shiny Lunala American region Online 60Shiny October 21, 2019 to January 15, 2020
SUS Eclipse Shiny Lunala Korean region Online 60Shiny November 15 to December 31, 2019
SUS Eclipse Shiny Lunala Japanese region Online 60Shiny December 19, 2019 to February 3, 2020

Held items

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

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
137
197 - 244 384 - 478
113
106 - 181 207 - 357
89
84 - 155 164 - 304
137
127 - 207 251 - 410
107
100 - 174 197 - 344
97
91 - 163 179 - 322
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.

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Moongeist Beam Ghost Special 100100 100100% 5
011 Cosmic Power Psychic Status 0000 00——% 20
011 Teleport Psychic Status 0000 00——% 20
011 Confusion Psychic Special 05050 100100% 25
011 Hypnosis Psychic Status 0000 06060% 20
Evo.Evo. Moongeist Beam Ghost Special 100100 100100% 5
077 Night Shade Ghost Special 0000 100100% 15
1414 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100100% 10
2121 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 09595% 15
2828 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100100% 15
3535 Moonlight Fairy Status 0000 00——% 5
4242 Night Daze Dark Special 08585 09595% 10
4949 Magic Coat Psychic Status 0000 00——% 15
5656 Moonblast Fairy Special 09595 100100% 15
6363 Phantom Force Ghost Physical 09090 100100% 10
7070 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100100% 15
7777 Wide Guard Rock Status 0000 00——% 10
8484 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 09090% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Lunala
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Lunala

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
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
TM11Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM11 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
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
TM26Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM26 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM27Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM27 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM34Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM38Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM38 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 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
TM65Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM69Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM69 Psycho Cut Psychic Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM70Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM70 Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM71Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM71 Wonder Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM72Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM72 Magic Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM77Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM77 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM78Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM78 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
TM86Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM86 Phantom Force Ghost Physical 09090 100}}100% 10
TM95Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM95 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 095}}95% 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
TR11Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR11 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR12Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR12 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
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
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
TR36Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR36 Heat Wave Fire Special 09595 090}}90% 10
TR38Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR38 Trick Psychic Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TR44Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR44 Cosmic Power Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR49Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR49 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR64Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR64 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TR85Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR85 Work Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR92Bag TR Fairy Sprite.png TR92 Dazzling Gleam Fairy Special 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Lunala
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Lunala

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
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 Lunala 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 Lunala in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Lunala
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Lunala

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Lunala
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Lunala
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
789 Splash Normal Status —% 40
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Lunala
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Lunala

Side game data

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Ghost
None.png Attack Power: 80 - 145 Raise Max Level.png 20

#734
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Phantom Combo
Increases damage done by any Ghost types in the combo.


Evolution

789Cosmog.png
Unevolved
Cosmog
 Psychic 
Rare Candy
Level 43
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First evolution
Cosmoem
 Psychic 
Rare Candy
Pokémon Moon Pokémon Ultra Moon Pokémon Shield
Level 53
in Pokémon Moon, Ultra Moon, or Shield

792Lunala.png
Second evolution
Lunala
 Psychic  Ghost 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 792.png Spr b 7s 792.png Spr 7s 792.png Spr b 7s 792.png
Spr 7s 792F.png Spr b 7s 792F.png Spr 7s 792F.png Spr b 7s 792F.png
Spr 7s 792 s.png Spr b 7s 792 s.png Spr 7s 792 s.png Spr b 7s 792 s.png
Spr 7s 792F s.png Spr b 7s 792F s.png Spr 7s 792F s.png Spr b 7s 792F s.png
Front Back Front Back
792MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Lunala images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Lunala appears to be based on a bat with a Moon motif. In particular, it might reference the two known Hawaiian bat species, the still living Hawaiian hoary bat and the extinct Synemporion, or the ghost bat.

It could also be based on Itzpapalotl, a skeletal Aztec goddess and star demon, often depicted with bladed bat wings; Camazotz, a Mayan bat god that was associated with the night, death, and sacrifice; Leutogi, a Samoan protector bat goddess; and Pe'a-pe'a-makawalu, an eight-eyed bat that Hawaiian demigod Maui snatched eyes from. This may also be a basis for Lunala's auxiliary eye in Full Moon phase.

Name origin

Lunala may be a combination of luna (Latin for moon) and ala (Latin for wing).

Lunala's verbal cry in Pokémon Moon, "Mahina-pea", is based on the words mahina (Hawaiian for moon) and ʻōpeʻapeʻa (Hawaiian for bat). In addition, mahina piha is Hawaiian for full moon.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ルナアーラ Lunala From luna and ala.
France Flag.png French Lunala Same as English name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Lunala Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Lunala Same as English name
Italy Flag.png Italian Lunala Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 루나아라 Lunala Transliteration of its Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 露奈雅拉 Louhnoihngáhlāai Mandarin-based transliteration of Japanese name
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 露奈雅拉 Lùnàiyǎlā Transliteration of Japanese name


Full Moon phase

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese フルムーンフェーズ Full Moon Phase
Chinese Cantonese 滿月狀態 Múhnyuht Johngtaai
Mandarin 滿月狀態 / 满月状态 Mǎnyuè Zhuàngtài
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Full Moon Phase
France Flag.png French Phase Pleine Lune
Germany Flag.png German Vollmondphase
Hungary Flag.png Hungarian Full Moon alak
Italy Flag.png Italian Fase luna piena
South Korea Flag.png Korean 풀문페이즈 Pul Mun Peijeu
Poland Flag.png Polish Full Moon Phase
Russia Flag.png Russian Фаза Полная Луна Faza Polnaya Luna
Spain Flag.png Spanish Fase Luna Llena


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Notes

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