When Luxray was a Shinx, he was very playful and friendly. As Clemont saved his life, Shinx was very grateful and started to bond with him. However, when Clemont left Shinx behind and evolved into a Luxio, a tension started to go in between them. Since he evolved into Luxio, he became serious, calm, and more focused on completing his tasks. During Clemont's absence, he believed that Clemont abandoned him and didn't care for him ever since he saved him. Nevertheless, when Clemont defended Luxio from Team Rocket, he realized the error of his misunderstandings and regained his trust for Clemont. Luxray is also shown to be loyal and always wanted to be with Clemont after the years of separation, which gave Clemont to opportunity to catch him so they'll be together once more.
Prior to his capture, Luxray debuted when it was a Shinx. He first encountered Clemont during his childhood days at an old school he went to. Clemont took Shinx to the Pokémon Center when he was injured and Nurse Joy nursed him back to health. Shinx was very grateful to Clemont for being rescued and the two became friends for life. The two spent time together making new inventions, playing together, and having fun. On the day of his graduation, Clemont intended on sharing a cake he bought for Shinx and spend another day with it. But, before he can meet up with Shinx, the mayor asked him to come and attend a ceremonial dinner in honor of his graduation. Clemont reluctantly didn't want to but the mayor pushed him in the limo and started driving away leaving Shinx alone.
Years later, Shinx returned as he evolved into a Luxio. When he saw Clemont returning to his school, he ran off. It is shown that since Shinx evolved, Luxio became the school's guardian and was protecting it from intruders. However, when Team Rocket starting messing up the school's power source, Luxio went off to track down the intruders. When Clemont and his friends showed up, Luxio attacked them and ran off without stopping. Clemont didn't know why Luxio was attacking him and his friends, but he soon came to realize that Luxio mistook them as the intruders for messing the power source. Clemont even learned that since he left Luxio behind when he was a Shinx, Luxio lost his trust in him and believed he never cared for him.
But just as Clemont was about to go and find Luxio, Team Rocket cut the power and started to cause havoc at the school. Luxio came and tried to stop Team Rocket, but was quickly overpowered by James' Inkay and Jessie's Pumpkaboo. Clemont and the others arrived to clear Luxio's misunderstandings, but Luxio still didn't trust Clemont. However, just as Pumpkaboo launched a Shadow Ball attack at Luxio, Clemont shielded Luxio with his body and Luxio came to realize that Clemont truly does care. With the bond mended, Luxio sent Team Rocket flying with a Discharge attack. After that, Clemont apologized to Luxio for leaving him behind years ago and he truly didn't mean to. Clemont told Luxio that they will be together if he can come with him. But Luxio refused and went down into the manhole to restore the school's power source. The next day, Clemont and the others were about to leave. But before they did, Luxio appeared showing that he forgave Clemont for leaving him and accepted the offer to travel with him from now on. Clemont happily burst into tears and threw a Poké Ball at Luxio. Clemont promised Luxio that from now on, they will never be separated and at last Clemont and Luxio are together once again.
Sooner or later when traversing through the Kalos Power Plant, Luxio along with Ash's Pikachu, Dedenne, and several Electric-type Pokémon were unexpectedly being controlled by some unknown force of electricity. However, when it was discovered that Team Rocket was behind all this, Ash, Clemont and the girls broke into the power plant and managed to save their Pokémon. But when things started to go from bad to worse, Luxio quickly evolved into Luxray, learned Electric Terrain to weaken the mind-control machine, and sent Team Rocket blasting off once more. Afterwards, Luxray goes with Clemont as they head back to Lumiose City to train for the upcoming gym battle against Ash.
Luxray was later used to battle against a scientist named Belmondo and his Magnezone. Luxray outsmarted the crazed scientist with his speed and strength by reflecting Magnezone's attacks with Swift and defeating it.
Luxray was used as the third and final Pokémon Clemont chose in a gym battle against Ash. During the battle, he used Electric Terrain to strengthen his abilities and successfully defeated Ash's Hawlucha and Ash's Pikachu without any difficulty. But, when Ash's Goodra was sent out, Goodra used Rain Dance to cancel out the Electric Terrain and activated its Hydration ability. Although, Luxray manages to hit Goodra with Thunder Fang, Wild Charge, and Swift, Goodra was able to endure Luxray's attacks and launched a powerful Bide. The blast did a lot of damage to both Goodra and Luxray, but Luxray collapsed from exhaustion and was knocked out, giving both Ash and Goodra the victory against Clemont and earning the Voltage Badge.
While traveling to the Terminus Cave, Luxray used his X-Ray vision to help find a way through the dark. However, the group was suddenly attacked by Team Flare and Luxray helped fight the villainous team. But the battle was stopped when Squishy changed into its 10% form and defeated Team Flare's Pokémon.
Luxray was later used to battle against Ash's Greninja in order to get it to trigger the Ash-Greninja form. Luxray started the battle by using Electric Terrain on the battlefield to power up his electric attacks. Luxray countered Greninja's Cut attack with Thunder Fang and used Wild Charge to stop Greninja's Double Team. However, Greninja was able to hit Luxray with Aerial Ace. But before the battle could get even further, Alain showed up and stopped the battle, since Luxray and Greninja got tired and the Ash-Greninja form still hasn't revealed itself.
When Team Flare began their assault on the Kalos region, Luxray helped Clemont and the other fend off the giant roots that are investing Lumiose City. He then battled against both Bryony's Liepard and Aliana's Druddigon, which resulted in winning and allowed Clemont to infiltrate the Prism Tower. When Clemont made it inside with Clembot's help, Luxray incapacitated several of the Team Flare Grunts with Electric Terrain and battled against Xerosic's Crobat and Malamar, which also resulted in winning and allowed Clembot to send Xerosic down a trapdoor. While Ash and Alain rescue Chespie, Luxray helps protect them from the attacking roots of the Megalith Zygarde, which was activated by Team Flare's treacherous leader, Lysandre, and was intending to fuse with Anistar City's Sundial so it will create an explosion that would destroy the planet and wipe off nearly every living being. And after Chespie was successfully retrieved, Luxray joins in the final battle against Team Flare.
|Swift +||A Campus Reunion!|
|Thunder Fang +||A Campus Reunion!|
|Discharge||A Campus Reunion!|
|Wild Charge +||Bonnie for the Defense!|
|Electric Terrain +||The Future Is Now, Thanks to Determination!|
|+ indicates this Pokémon used this move recently.*|
- indicates this Pokémon normally can't use this move.
Voice actresses and actors
- Yuka Terasaki (Japanese as a Shinx and Luxio)
- Kensuke Satō (Japanese as a Luxray)
- Emily Jenness (English as a Shinx and a Luxio)
- Billy Bob Thompson (English as a Luxray)
- Among Clemont's on-hand Pokemon, Luxray is the only one who wasn't introduced in Generation VI.
- ^ XY062: The Future Is Now, Thanks to Determination!, The mane is larger
- ^ XY048: A Campus Reunion!
- ^ XY062: The Future Is Now, Thanks to Determination!
- ^ XY064: Battling with Elegance and a Big Smile!
- ^ XY066: Confronting the Darkness!
- ^ XY067: The Moment of Lumiose Truth!
- ^ XY094: From A to Z!
- ^ XY102: Meeting at Terminus Cave!
- ^ XY116: The Synchronicity Test!
- ^ XY132: A Towering Takeover!
- ^ XY133: Coming Apart at the Dreams!
- ^ XY134
- ^ XY136
- ^ XY137