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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, PP and removes all status conditions (except fainting) of the Pokémon that is sent out to take its place. If the user moves before the opponent, the restored Pokémon is then sent out before the end of its turn.
Generation V onward
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.
| The user faints. In return, the Pokémon taking its place will have its status and HP fully restored.
|| 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
Lunar Dance reduces the user's HP to 1, and restores all the HP and PP of team members in the same room as the user. It also removes any status conditions on those Pokémon and breaks any move seals caused by seal traps.
|| 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
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In other generations
Core series games
Spin-off series games
In other languages