|GSC||Has a high critical hit ratio.|
|RSE||Launches a vacuumed blast. High critical-hit ratio.|
|FRLG||A vortex of air is shot at the foe. It has a high critical-hit ratio.|
|DPPtHGSS||A vortex of air is shot at the foe to inflict damage. It has a high critical-hit ratio.|
|A vortex of air is shot at the target to inflict damage. Critical hits land more easily.|
By leveling up
|Lugia||Psychic/||1||77|| 85 (DPPt)|
| Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.|
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
- It is often misunderstood that the ranged attack used by Lugia is either Aeroblast or Hyper Beam, but officially it is named as "Lugia Beam" and is regarded as a unique move of its own.