Sunsteel Strike (move)

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Sunsteel Strike
メテオドライブ Meteor Drive
Sunsteel Strike VIII.png
Type  Steel
Category  Physical
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  100
Accuracy  100%
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Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation VII
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Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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Sunsteel Strike (Japanese: メテオドライブ Meteor Drive) is a damage-dealing Steel-type move introduced in Generation VII. It is the signature move of Solgaleo and Dusk Mane Necrozma.

In Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, it can be upgraded to the special Z-Move Searing Sunraze Smash by Solgaleo or Dusk Mane Necrozma holding Solganium Z.


Sunsteel Strike inflicts damage, ignoring all ignorable Abilities (Abilities that could affect the success or damage of a move) during its execution. However, it does not ignore Abilities if it is called by another move rather than directly used.


Games Description
The user slams into the target with the force of a meteor. This move can be used on the target regardless of its Abilities.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
791 Solgaleo Solgaleo
PsychicIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1, Evo. 1, Evo.
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

Form change

Generation VII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
800 Necrozma Necrozma
Dusk Mane Necrozma
PsychicIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered Upon changing into this formUSUM
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

In the anime

None.png Nebby Sunsteel Strike prepare.png Nebby Sunsteel Strike.png None.png
Charging the move Solgaleo
The user charges energy and slams into its target with the force of a meteor.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
791 Solgaleo Solgaleo changes into its Radiant Sun phase, charges up in an orange-yellow orb that looks like the sun, and slams into the opponent with great force.
Nebby Full Moon and Many Arms! Debut
Known since Revealing the Stuff of Legend!

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In other generations

Sunsteel Strike VII.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
Generation I
Generation II Generation II
Generation II
Crystal Generation III Generation III
Generation III
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
Generation IV
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
Generation V
Generation VI XY ORAS Generation VII SMUSUM LGPE Generation VIII Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 流星閃衝 Làuhsīng Símchūng
Mandarin 流星閃衝 / 流星闪冲 Liúxīng Shǎnchōng
France Flag.png French Choc Météore
Germany Flag.png German Stahlgestirn
Italy Flag.png Italian Astrocarica
South Korea Flag.png Korean 메테오드라이브 Meteor Drive
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Ataque Solaraço
Russia Flag.png Russian Солнечно-Стальной Удар Solnechno-Stal'noy Udar
Spain Flag.png Spanish Meteoimpacto

Variations of the move Sunsteel Strike
Physical Sunsteel Strike
Special Moongeist BeamPhoton Geyser

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