Moongeist Beam (move)

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Moongeist Beam
シャドーレイ Shadow Ray
Moongeist Beam IX.png
Moongeist Beam IX 2.png
Type  Ghost
Category  Special
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  100
Accuracy  100%
Priority  0
Range
Opponent Opponent Opponent
Self Ally Ally
Normal: May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation VII
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Jam  0  
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Moongeist Beam (Japanese: シャドーレイ Shadow Ray) is a damage-dealing Ghost-type move introduced in Generation VII. It is the signature move of Lunala and Dawn Wings Necrozma.

In Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, it can be upgraded to the exclusive Z-Move Menacing Moonraze Maelstrom by Lunala or Dawn Wings Necrozma holding Lunalium Z.

Effect

Main article: Ignoring Abilities

Moongeist Beam inflicts damage, ignoring all ignorable Abilities during the execution of that move. (Ignorable Abilities are most Abilities that could potentially negatively affect the success, damage, or effects of a move if possessed by the target of a move or its allies—such as Multiscale and Friend Guard.) However, it does not ignore Abilities if it is called by another move rather than directly used.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Moongeist Beam cannot be selected in a battle.

Description

Games Description
SMUSUMPE
SwShLA
The user emits a sinister ray to attack the target. This move can be used on the target regardless of its Abilities.
BDSP This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.
SV The user emits a sinister ray to attack the target. This move can be used on the target regardless of its Ability.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0792 Lunala PsychicIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1, Evo. 1, Evo. Evo.
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.


Form change

Generation VII onward

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0800 Necrozma
Necrozma
Dawn Wings
PsychicIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered Upon changing into this formUSUMSwShSV
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 GO

In Pokémon GO, Moongeist Beam is a Charged Attack that has been available since May 30, 2024.

GO Ghost.png Moongeist Beam
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 230
Energy cost 100
Duration 3.1 seconds
Damage window 2.3 - 3.1 seconds
Trainer Battles
Power 135
Energy cost 65
Secondary effect
Effect chance %
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
Necrozma
By Elite Charged TM
By GO Snapshot
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Pokémon Rumble Rush

GhostIC RR.png Moongeist Beam
★★★★★
Attack power 54.41467
Charge time 2.06 seconds
Range type Square
Number of hits 3
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect None
Moongeist Beam Rumble Rush.png

Pokémon Masters EX

Name Category Cost in move-gauge slots MP
(uses)
Base power Max power Accuracy Target Effect tag Description Playable sync pair(s)
Moongeist Beam Special 4 160 192 100% An opponent Ignores passive skills that would reduce the damage of this attack. Ignores passive skills that would protect the target against a critical hit. Ignores the target's Enduring effect. Lillie (Anniversary 2021) & Lunala
Sync move
Name Category State Base power Max power Target Effect tag Description Playable sync pair
Shining Hope Moongeist Beam Special Default 250 300 An opponent No additional effect. Lillie (Anniversary 2021) & Lunala
6★ EX All opponents
6★ EX with EX role 375 450

In the anime

Main series

Lunala Moongeist Beam prepare.png
Charging the move
Lunala Moongeist Beam.png
Lunala
The user emits a sinister ray to attack the target.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Lunala Lunala forms a blue circular force field in front of itself, before creating swirly light blue lines from the edge to the center as the shield disappears. It then fires a light blue beam from the center of the lines at the opponent.
Lunala (anime) Full Moon and Many Arms! Debut


Pokémon Evolutions

Nebby Moongeist Beam Evolutions.png
Lunala


The user emits a sinister ray to attack the target.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Lunala Lunala forms a blue circular force field in front of itself, before creating swirly light blue lines from the edge to the center as the shield disappears. It then fires a blue beam from the center of the lines at the opponent.
Nebby The Eclipse Debut


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 暗影之光 Amyíng-jī Gwōng
Mandarin 暗影之光 Ànyǐng-zhī Guāng
France Flag.png French Rayon Spectral
Germany Flag.png German Schattenstrahl
Italy Flag.png Italian Raggio d'Ombra
South Korea Flag.png Korean 섀도레이 Syaedorei
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Feixe Espectral
Russia Flag.png Russian Луч Лунного Духа Luch Lunnogo Dukha
Spain Flag.png Spanish Rayo Umbrío
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Chùm Tia Nguyệt Thần


Variations of the move Sunsteel Strike
PhysicalIC HOME.png Sunsteel Strike
SpecialIC HOME.png Moongeist BeamPhoton Geyser


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