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Lunar Dance (Japanese: みかづきのまい Crescent Moon Dance) is a non-damaging Psychic-type move introduced in Generation IV. It is the signature move of Cresselia.
Lunar Dance causes the user to faint, but restores the HP and PP of the Pokémon that is sent out to take its place as well as removing all status conditions (except fainting). If the user moves before the opponent, the restored Pokémon is then sent out before the end of its turn.
Generation V to VII
The receiving Pokémon is now sent out at the end of the turn after all other Pokémon have moved.
Lunar Dance can now be stolen by Snatch.
If powered up with a Psychium Z into Z-Lunar Dance, the move will gain no additional effects.
In Versions 1.0 to 1.2.1 of Pokémon Sword and Shield, Lunar Dance cannot be selected in a battle. Starting with Version 1.3.0, it is usable.
If the Pokémon sent out to replace the user already has full health, no status condition, and full PP, Lunar Dance's effect will not activate until a Pokémon is placed in that position (either by switching in or using Ally Switch). A pending Lunar Dance will not activate if a Pokémon already in that position loses HP, gains a status condition, or loses PP; it will only activate when a new Pokémon is placed in that position. Each position can only have a single instance of Lunar Dance pending (using it multiple times does not stack).
|| Egg Groups
|| 1, 84
|| 1, 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
In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Lunar Dance is a move with 12PP that ignores accuracy and evasion checks. It targets all other team members in the same room, fully restoring their HP, PP, and curing them of bad status conditions. The user's HP gets reduced to 1 after using the move. In hallways, this move targets Pokémon up two tiles away (or one in one-tile darkness). This move is affected by Taunt and Snatch.
|| Fully restores the HP and heals all the status problems of the user's team members in the room. However, the user's own HP drops to just 1.
| Fully restores the HP and PP and heals all the status problems of the user's team members in the room. However, the user's own HP drops to just 1.
|| おなじへやの なかまポケモンの ＨＰ ＰＰと わるいじょうたいを すべて かいふくするが じぶんのＨＰが １になってしまう
|| It heals teammates' HP, PP, and bad status conditions, but it reduces your HP to 1.*|
It restores your teammates' HP and heals their bad status conditions. It also slightly restores their PP. But it depletes your HP to 1, so be careful!*
In the manga
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