Luster Purge (move)

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Luster Purge
ラスターパージ Luster Purge
Luster Purge VIII.png
Luster Purge VIII 2.png
Type  Psychic
Category  Special
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  70
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  3 ♥♥♥
Startles the Pokémon that appealed before the user.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +3 if the Pokémon that just went hit max Voltage.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  1
Badly startles Pokémon that used a move of the same type.

Luster Purge (Japanese: ラスターパージ Luster Purge) is a damage-dealing Psychic-type move introduced in Generation III. It is the signature move of Latios.


Generations III to VII

Luster Purge inflicts damage and has a 50% chance of lowering the target's Special Defense.

Luster Purge can be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining extra two appeal points if Calm Mind was used in the prior turn.

Generation VIII

In Versions 1.0 to 1.2.1 of Pokémon Sword and Shield, Luster Purge cannot be selected in a battle. Starting with Version 1.3.0, it is usable and functions the same as it did in previous generations.


Games Description
RSEColo.XD Attacks with a burst of light. May lower Sp. Def.
FRLG A burst of light injures the foe. It may also lower the foe's Sp. Def.
DPPtHGSSPBR The user looses a damaging burst of light. It may also reduce the target's Sp. Def stat.
BWB2W2 The user lets loose a damaging burst of light. It may also reduce the target's Sp. Def stat.
The user lets loose a damaging burst of light. This may also lower the target's Sp. Def stat.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
381 Latios Latios
DragonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 35 35 35 35XY
24 35
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

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, and Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Luster Purge is a move with 14 base power, 88% accuracy, and 12 PP. The user attacks enemy in the front, possibly lowering their Special Defense by one stage.


Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target. It may also lower the target's Special Defense by one level.
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target. It may also reduce the target's Special Defense by 1 level.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる しかも いっていのかくりつで とくぼうを 1だんかいさげる
MDGtI IconKanji2MD.pngUNUSED
It damages nearby enemies. It could also lower their Sp. Def.

In the anime

None.png Tobias Latios Luster Purge.png None.png None.png
The user creates a ball of purple aura which turns into a beam and is fired at the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
381 Latios Latios opens his mouth and white sparkles form and gather in front of him, forming together into a pink ball of energy. He then fires a massive pink beam from the ball at the opponent.
Tobias's Latios The Semi-Final Frontier! Debut

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Battrio: Aim to be Battrio Master!

In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 潔淨光芒 Gitjihng Gwōngmòhng *
潔淨光澤 Gitjihng Gwōngjaahk *
Mandarin 潔淨光芒 / 洁净光芒 Jiéjìng Guāngmáng *
潔淨光澤 Jiéjìng Guāngzé *
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Třpytivá čistka
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Schijnwerper
Finland Flag.png Finnish Hohtoisku
France Flag.png French Lumi-Éclat
Germany Flag.png German Scheinwerfer
Greece Flag.png Greek Λαμπερή Εξάγνιση
India Flag.png Hindi टाक चमकना Taak chamakana
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Luster Purge
Italy Flag.png Italian Abbagliante
South Korea Flag.png Korean 라스트버지 Luster Purge
Poland Flag.png Polish Czystka*
Jasny Połysk*
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Raio Purificador
Purga de Esplendor (TCG)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Resplendor
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Blještavo pročišćavanje
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Resplandor
Spain Flag.png Spain Resplandor
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Pháo Sáng Thanh Tẩy

Variations of the move Luster Purge
Special Luster PurgeMist Ball

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