Solgaleo (Pokémon)

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Cosmoem #790: Cosmoem
Pokémon
#792: Lunala Lunala
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Solgaleo (disambiguation).
Solgaleo
Sunne Pokémon
ソルガレオ
Solgaleo
#791
Solgaleo
Solgaleo
Radiant Sun
Radiant Sun



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Psychic Steel
Unknown Unknown
Radiant Sun
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Ability
Full Metal Body Cacophony
Radiant Sun
Cacophony
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Radiant Sun
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Genderless
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Undiscovered
Hatch time
30840 - 31096 steps
Height
11'02" 3.4 m
Solgaleo
0'0" 0 m
Radiant Sun
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
507.1 lbs. 230.0 kg
Solgaleo
0 lbs. 0 kg
Radiant Sun
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#791
Kanto
#000
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
#000
Kalos
#291
Alola
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-000
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
136
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
Solgaleo
0
HP
3
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Radiant Sun
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body08.png BodyUnknown.png
Radiant Sun
Footprint
FUnknown.png None.png
Radiant Sun
Pokédex color
White
Base friendship
0
External Links

Solgaleo (Japanese: ソルガレオ Solgaleo) is a dual-type Psychic/Steel Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation VII.

It evolves from Cosmoem when leveled up in Pokémon Sun starting at level 53. It is one of Cosmog's final forms, the other being Lunala.

Solgaleo takes a special form called the Radiant Sun phase when it uses Sunsteel Strike.

Along with Lunala, it was initially shown, without a name or any data, in May 2016, but information on it was officially revealed on June 2, 2016.

Solgaleo is a member of the cosmic duo with Lunala.

Solgaleo is the game mascot of Pokémon Sun, appearing on the boxart.

Biology

Solgaleo is a large, white Pokémon resembling a white lion. It has a blunt muzzle with a blue-gray nose and pale blue eyes. The top half of its face is a deep blue area that shows a constantly changing starscape. Four yellow spikes frame Solgaleo's head like a crown and two more pairs of spikes adorn either side of its lower jaw, and each spike separates large tufts of Solgaleo's mane. Solid ridges—red nearest Solgaleo's head and yellow farther away—poke out of each tuft along the middle, except on the tufts on its cheeks and chin, with the topmost part wrapping around the tip of the tuft. Overall, its mane creates the impression of a stylized sun. Around each leg is a dark orange band, and there is a black spot on each foot. It has three black toes on each foot with long yellow claws. At the tip of its tail is a large black spot with a thin yellow rim.

When Solgaleo enters its Radiant Sun phase, its third eye appears on its forehead—a light blue symbol similar to a compass rose—and the starscape turns to streaks of light. The fur on its body glows a pale yellow and all other parts of its body except its nose turn bright yellow.

Known as the "beast that devours the sun," Solgaleo has long been honored as an emissary of the sun. Its body is capable of holding a vast amount of energy and glows when active.[1] Solgaleo can create Ultra Wormholes to travel to and from Ultra Space. Solgaleo along with its counterpart Lunala can create Cosmog.

Solgaleo is the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Sunsteel Strike.

In the TCG

Main article: Solgaleo (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun It is said to live in another world. The intense light it radiates from the surface of its body can make the darkest of nights light up like midday.
Moon This Pokémon is said to be a male evolution of Cosmog. At the activation of its third eye, it departs for another world.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun
Altar of the Sunne (only one)
Moon
Trade

In side games

Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 137
197 - 244 384 - 478
Attack: 137
127 - 207 251 - 410
Defense: 107
100 - 174 197 - 344
Sp.Atk: 113
106 - 181 207 - 357
Sp.Def: 89
84 - 155 164 - 304
Speed: 97
91 - 163 179 - 322
Total: 680   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ¼×
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ¼×
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ¼×
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ¼×
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VII
Other generations:
None
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Sunsteel Strike Steel Physical 100100 100100% 5
011 Cosmic Power Psychic Status 0000 00——% 20
011 Wake-Up Slap Fighting Physical 07070 100100% 10
011 Teleport Psychic Status 0000 00——% 20
011 Metal Claw Steel Physical 05050 09595% 35
Evo.Evo. Sunsteel Strike Steel Physical 100100 100100% 5
077 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100100% 15
1313 Metal Sound Steel Status 0000 08585% 40
1919 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 09090% 15
2323 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100100% 10
3131 Morning Sun Normal Status 0000 00——% 5
3737 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
4343 Metal Burst Steel Physical 0000 100100% 10
4747 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100100% 10
5959 Noble Roar Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
6161 Flare Blitz Fire Physical 120120 100100% 15
6767 Wide Guard Rock Status 0000 00——% 10
7373 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 09090% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Solgaleo
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Solgaleo

By TM/HM

Generation VII
Other generations:
None
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM01Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM01 Work Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM03Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM03 Psyshock Psychic Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM04Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM04 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM05Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM06Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TM10Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM11Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM15Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM16Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM17Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM20Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM20 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 25
TM21Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM22Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM22 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM24Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM26Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TM27Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM29Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM29 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM32Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TM33Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM33 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM35Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM38Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TM39Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM42Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM43Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM43 Flame Charge Fire Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM44Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM48Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM52Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM52 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TM68Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM71Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM71 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TM73Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM73 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM74Bag TM Steel VI Sprite.png TM74 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TM77Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM78Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM80Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM87Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM88Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM90Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM91Bag TM Steel VI Sprite.png TM91 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM92Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM92 Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM93Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM93 Wild Charge Electric Physical 09090 100}}100% 15
TM95Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM95 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
XTM100Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Solgaleo
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Solgaleo

By breeding

Generation VII
Other generations:
None
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Solgaleo in Generation VII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Solgaleo in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Solgaleo
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Solgaleo

By tutoring

Generation VII
Other generations:
None
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
S M US UM Endeavor Normal Physical 100% 5
S M US UM Hyper Voice Normal Special 90 100% 10
S M US UM Iron Defense Steel Status —% 15
S M US UM Iron Head Steel Physical 80 100% 15
S M US UM Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 15
S M US UM Knock Off Dark Physical 65 100% 20
S M US UM Last Resort Normal Physical 140 100% 5
S M US UM Outrage Dragon Physical 120 100% 10
S M US UM Shock Wave Electric Special 60 —% 20
S M US UM Snore Normal Special 50 100% 15
S M US UM Superpower Fighting Physical 120 100% 5
S M US UM Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 80 90% 15
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Solgaleo can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Solgaleo cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Solgaleo
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Solgaleo

By a prior evolution

Generation VII
Other generations:
None
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
789 Splash Normal Status —% 40
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Solgaleo
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Solgaleo

Side game data

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Steel
None.png Attack Power: 80 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 0

#733
Shuffle791.png

Metal Combo
Increases damage done by any Steel types in a combo.


Evolution

789Cosmog.png
Unevolved
Cosmog
 Psychic 
Rare Candy
Level 43
790Cosmoem.png
First evolution
Cosmoem
 Psychic 
Rare Candy Pokémon Sun logo.png
Level 53
in Pokémon Sun
791Solgaleo.png
Second evolution
Solgaleo
 Psychic  Steel 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Spr 7s 791.png Spr b 7s 791.png
Spr 7s 791R.png Spr b 7s 791R.png
Spr 7s 791 s.png Spr b 7s 791 s.png
Spr 7s 791R s.png Spr b 7s 791R s.png
Front Back
791MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Solgaleo images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Solgaleo has the highest base HP of all Steel-type Pokémon.
  • Solgaleo and its counterpart Lunala are the only Legendary version mascots of a generation's primary pair of games with a base stat under 90. In Solgaleo's case, this is its Special Defense.

Origin

Solgaleo is based on a lion with a sun motif, a fairly common motif in many Western and Middle-Eastern cultures. In particular Solgaleo might reference the alchemical lion, being described as "devouring the sun", as well as connected to metals via its Steel-type. Finally, being the emissary rather than personification of the sun as well as being able to pass through different dimensions, Solgaleo might lend some inspiration from the eye of Ra, a goddess usually described as a lion that is the sun's protector in Egyptian mythology as it travels through the underworld.

Name origin

Solgaleo may be a combination of sol (Latin for sun) and leo (Latin for lion). It may also incorporate Galileo, an Italian astronomer who presented evidence that the Earth rotated around the Sun and advocated Copernican heliocentrism.

Solgaleo's verbal cry in Pokémon Sun, "La-liona", is based on the words (Hawaiian for sun) and liona (Hawaiian for lion).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ソルガレオ Solgaleo From sol and leo.
France Flag.png French Solgaleo Same as English name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Solgaleo Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Solgaleo Same as English name
Italy Flag.png Italian Solgaleo Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 솔가레오 Solgaleo Transliteration of its Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 索爾迦雷歐 Sokyíhgālèuihāu Mandarin-based transliteration of Japanese name
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 索爾迦雷歐 / 索尔迦雷欧 Suǒ'ěrjiāléi'ōu Transliteration of Japanese name


Radiant Sun phase

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese ライジングフェーズ Rising phase
Chinese Cantonese 旭日狀態 Yūkyaht johngtaai
Mandarin 旭日狀態 / 旭日状态 Xùrì zhuàngtài
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Radiant Sun Phase
France Flag.png French Phase Soleil Levant
Germany Flag.png German Sonnenaufgangsphase
Hungary Flag.png Hungarian Radiant Sun alak
Italy Flag.png Italian Fase sole nascente
South Korea Flag.png Korean 라이징페이즈 Rising phase
Poland Flag.png Polish Radiant Sun Phase
Russia Flag.png Russian Фаза Бристательное Faza Bristatel'noye
Spain Flag.png Spanish Fase Sol Ascendente


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