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Solar Blade (Japanese: ソーラーブレード Solar Blade) is a damage-dealing Grass-type move introduced in Generation VII. Prior to Generation VIII, it was the signature move of Lurantis. It is TM12 in Pokémon Sword and Shield.
Solar Blade charges up sunlight on the first turn and then unleashes the power as an attack on the second.
Solar Blade will not need a turn to charge if used during harsh sunlight. It will have its power halved if used during rain, hail, or sandstorm.
If a Pokémon holding a Power Herb uses Solar Blade, it will consume the Power Herb to execute Solar Blade in one turn. If there is harsh sunlight, the Power Herb will not be consumed.
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Solar Blade cannot be selected in a battle.
|In this two-turn attack, the user gathers light and fills a blade with the light's energy, attacking the target on the next turn.
||This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.
In other games
||The user gets ready to attack. Using this move again will cause the user to leave this posture, then attack. No other actions can be taken while ready to attack. The preparation period is skipped when the weather is sunny, and the user will attack right away.
||Sygna Suit Erika & Leafeon (Direct link)
In the anime
|The user gathers light and fills a blade with the light's energy.
||First Used In
||Lurantis absorbs sunlight into itself and forms a large yellow ball of light above its head. Lurantis then raises one of its hands and turns the ball into a giant blade of yellow light. Lurantis then slams the blade down onto the opponent. If there is harsh sunlight, the blade will immediately finish charging.
||Currying Favor and Flavor!
In the manga
In other generations
Spin-off series games
- Solar Blade is the only move with a power of 125.
- Solar Blade can be considered as the physical version of Solar Beam for having identical mechanics of being a two-turn attack as well as negating its charging turn under harsh sunlight.
In other languages