Luster Purge (move)

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Luster Purge
ラスターパージ Luster Purge
Luster Purge IX.png
Luster Purge IX 2.png
Type  Psychic
Category  Special
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  95
Accuracy  100%
Priority  0
  • 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
Opponent Opponent Opponent
Self Ally Ally
Normal: 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.


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

Luster Purge can be used as the second move of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining 2 bonus appeal points if Calm Mind was used in the previous turn.

Generations III to VIII

Luster Purge has a base power of 70.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Sword and Shield

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

Generation IX

In Versions 1.0 to 2.0.2 of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, Luster Purge could not be selected in a battle. Starting with Version 3.0.0, it is usable and functions the same as it did in previous generations.

Furthermore, Luster Purge's base power has been increased to 95.


Games Description
RSEColoXD 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
0381 Latios DragonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 35 35 35 35XY
24 35 35 35
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.

In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Luster Purge deals damage and may lower the target's Special Defense by one stage.

Game Base
Range Target Cuts
MDRB 14 - 12 - 88% - Front Enemy No
MDTDS 14 - 12 - 88% - Front Enemy No
BSL 14 - 12 - 88% - Front Enemy No
SMD 15 50 15 30 80% 98% 1 tile around user Enemy Yes
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon Masters EX

Name Category Move gauge cost MP
Base power Max power Accuracy Target Effect tag Description Playable sync pair(s)
Luster Purge Special 3 100 120 100% An opponent Has a chance (50%) of lowering the target's Sp. Def by one stat rank. Sygna Suit Brendan & Latios

Pokémon Rumble Rush

PsychicIC RR.png Luster Purge
Attack power 20.04636
Charge time 0.94 seconds
Range type Arc (wide)
Number of hits 3
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect May reduce the foe's Defense
Luster Purge Rumble Rush.png


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.

Pokémon GO

In Pokémon GO, Luster Purge is a Charged Attack that was made available on May 3, 2022.

GO Psychic.png Luster Purge
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 100
Energy cost 100
Duration 1.5 seconds
Damage window 0.5 - 1.5 seconds
Luster Purge GO.png
Trainer Battles
Power 120
Energy cost 60
Secondary effect GO drop arrow.png 1 Opponent Defense
Effect chance 50%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
By Elite Charged TM
By GO Snapshot
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible

In the anime

Tobias Latios Luster Purge.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
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 러스터퍼지 ReoseuteopeojiIX+
라스트버지 RaseuteubeojiIVVIII
Poland Flag.png Polish Czystka
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Purga de Esplendor (games, TCG, manga)
Brilho Purificador (anime)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Depurar
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Blještavo pročišćavanje
Spain Flag.png Spanish Resplandor
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Pháo Sáng Thanh Tẩy

Variations of the move Luster Purge
SpecialIC HOME.png Luster PurgeMist Ball

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