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Lugia
249
ルギア Rugia
249Lugia
Generation II
Evolutionary line
No evolution line
Type(s)
Type Psychic  Type Flying
Species Diving Pokémon
Abilities Pressure
Multiscale (DW)
Pokédex
Tyranitar ← 249 → Ho-Oh
Kanto N/A Johto 247/252
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Alola N/A
Evolves from None
Evolves into None
Gender
Genderless
Weight Height
476.2 lbs. 216.0 kg 17'01" 5.2 m
Pokédex color Egg group
White
Shape Footprint
Shape09
F249
Cry

Lugia (Japanese: ルギア Rugia) is a Psychic/Flying Legendary Pokémon. It is the Version Mascot for Pokémon Silver along with its remake, Pokémon SoulSilver. It also is the trio master of the Legendary Birds.

Biology

Physiology

Lugia is an immense, draconian and mythical Pokémon with avian qualities. It has silver-white feathers over most of its body, except for its blue underbelly. Lugia has ten fins running along its back, which stand upward while flying, but lie flat on its back in the water and on land. The fins are used as rudders for steering in the air and are flattened in the water to reduce resistance. It has two, powerful rear legs with three-toed feet, and two wings with large, finger-like feathers, giving the appearance of hands. Its eyes are masked with two dark blue fins, and two similar spikes are at the end of its long tail. Lugia's head tapers to a point and it has a serrated beak, which bears similarities to a dragon's maw. It may be inspired by the Wyvern, a mythical, draconic creature that stands on two legs, wings that function as hands and often has a barbed tail. Its child Silver is unfortunately not in the games, but appears in the anime.

Natural abilities

Lugia has the ability Pressure, which causes the opposing Pokémon to double its PP usage in battle.

Behavior

Known as the Guardian of the Seas, Lugia is tremendously intelligent and is very gentle with the life around it, despite its colossal size. Due to the fact that it can blow houses away with the single flap of its wings, it isolates itself deep within the great current, to prevent it from harming civilization. Lugia is also intelligent enough to even speak telepathically, like Mewtwo. It can gracefully fly through the skies and sometimes resembles a bird. It is closely related to Ho-Oh, which is considered to be its rival or polar opposite, as Ho-Oh is the Guardian of the Skies. The two once both resided in Ecruteak City atop the Tin and Brass Towers and were worshiped by humans until the Brass Tower burnt to the ground and both flew away. Lugia and Ho-Oh are the mascots of Pokémon Gold and Silver, as well as the remakes HeartGold and SoulSilver. Strangely, the two Pokémon have completely different types. Fire and Psychic is a very unusual match up, this is also strange because Lugia knows Water-type attacks, giving Ho-Oh the disadvantage in battle. This may be a reason that these Pokémon have never battled each other in the anime. It is also known that if Lugia flaps its wings, it causes a 40 day storm.

It is highly intelligent, and because of the devastating power it could accidentally inflict, it isolates itself deep underwater and tends to sleep in solitude. Lugia is the only known Pokémon that learns Aeroblast. It is extremely rare and is hardly ever seen.

Evolution

Lugia does not evolve, but in Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness there is a Shadow counterpart of Lugia, which is controlled by Cypher - appropriately named Shadow or Dark Lugia.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Gold/Silver Whirl Islands One
Crystal Whirl Islands One
Ruby/Sapphire Trade None
Emerald Navel Rock One
Diamond/Pearl Trade None
Platinum Trade None
HeartGold/SoulSilver Whirl Islands (Requires Tidal Bell and Silver Wing) One
Black/White Trade None
Black 2/White 2 Trade or receive from Pokémon Dream Radar None
X/Y Transfer None
OR/AS Sea Mauville (Alpha Sapphire only) One
Sun/Moon Transfer None
Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon Ultra Space Wilds (Ultra Moon only) One


Stats

Base Stats
HP
106
Attack
90
Defense
130
Sp. Atk
90
Sp. Def
154
Speed
110
Total
680

Pokédex entries

Pokédex Entries
Gold
It is said that it quietly spends its time deep at the bottom of the sea because its powers are too strong.
Silver
It is said to be the guardian of the seas. It is rumored to have been seen on the night of a storm.
Crystal
It has an incredible ability to calm raging storms. It is said that Lugia appears when storms start.
Ruby
Lugia's wings pack devastating power - a light fluttering of its wings can blow apart regular houses. As a result, this Pokémon chooses to live out of sight deep under the sea.
Sapphire
Lugia's wings pack devastating power - a light fluttering of its wings can blow apart regular houses. As a result, this Pokémon chooses to live out of sight deep under the sea.
Emerald
Lugia is so powerful even a light fluttering of its wings can blow apart houses. As a result, it chooses to live out of sight deep under the sea.
FireRed
It is said to be the guardian of the seas. It is rumored to have been seen on the night of a storm.
LeafGreen
It is said that it quietly spends its time deep at the bottom of the sea because its powers are too strong.
Diamond
It slumbers at the bottom of a deep trench. If it flaps its wings, it is said to cause a 40-day storm.
Pearl
It slumbers at the bottom of a deep trench. If it flaps its wings, it is said to cause a 40-day storm.
Platinum
It slumbers at the bottom of a deep trench. If it flaps its wings, it is said to cause a 40-day storm.
HeartGold
It is said that it quietly spends its time deep at the bottom of the sea because its powers are too strong.
SoulSilver
It is said to be the guardian of the seas. It is rumored to have been seen on the night of a storm.
Black
It slumbers at the bottom of a deep trench. If it flaps its wings, it is said to cause a 40-day storm.
White
It slumbers at the bottom of a deep trench. If it flaps its wings, it is said to cause a 40-day storm.
Black 2
It slumbers at the bottom of a deep trench. If it flaps its wings, it is said to cause a 40-day storm.
White 2
It slumbers at the bottom of a deep trench. If it flaps its wings, it is said to cause a 40-day storm.
X
It sleeps in a deep-sea trench. If it flaps its wings, it is said to cause a 40-day storm.
Y
It is said to be the guardian of the seas. It is rumored to have been seen on the night of a storm.
Omega Ruby
Lugia's wings pack devastating power and a light fluttering of its wings can blow apart regular houses. As a result, this Pokémon chooses to live out of sight deep under the sea.
Alpha Sapphire
Lugia's wings pack devastating power and a light fluttering of its wings can blow apart regular houses. As a result, this Pokémon chooses to live out of sight deep under the sea.
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon


Learnset

Leveling

Leveling Generation II
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type
1 Aeroblast 100 95% 5 Flying
11 Safeguard —% 25 Normal
22 Gust 40 100% 35 Flying
33 Recover 15 90% 20 Normal
44 Hydro Pump 120 80% 5 Water
55 Rain Dance —% 5 Water
66 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal
77 Whirlwind 100% 20 Normal
88 AncientPower 60 100% 5 Rock
99 Future Sight 80 90% 15 Psychic
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
TM03 Psyshock 80 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM13 Ice Beam 90 100% 10 Ice Special
TM14 Blizzard 110 70% 5 Ice Special
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM19 Roost —% 10 Flying Status
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special
TM51 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel Physical
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special
TM58 Sky Drop 60 100% 10 Flying Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM73 Thunder Wave 90% 20 Electric Status
TM76 Fly 90 95% 15 Flying Physical
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM82 Dragon Tail 60 90% 10 Dragon Physical
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM94 Surf 90 100% 15 Water Special
TM98 Waterfall 80 100% 15 Water Physical
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM03 Psyshock 80 100% 10 Psychic Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥♥
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status Type Clever 0
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Status Type Beautiful ♥♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beautiful 0
TM13 Ice Beam 90 100% 10 Ice Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥♥
TM14 Blizzard 110 70% 5 Ice Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Beautiful 0
TM19 Roost —% 10 Flying Status Type Clever ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ ♥♥♥
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special Type Cool 0
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Tough ♥♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special Type Clever ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Type Clever ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 0
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status Type Clever ♥♥ 0
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Type Tough ♥♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Type Cool ♥♥ 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥ 0
TM51 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special Type Beautiful 0
TM58 Sky Drop 60 100% 10 Flying Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥ 0
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beautiful ♥♥♥ 0
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Type Cool ♥♥♥
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Type Clever ♥♥ 0
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical Type Tough ♥♥ ♥♥
TM82 Dragon Tail 60 90% 10 Dragon Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥ 0
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special Type Clever ♥♥ 0
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM94 Rock SmashXY 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Clever 0
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
HM02 Fly 90 95% 15 Flying Physical Type Clever ♥♥ 0
HM03 Surf 95 100% 15 Water Special Type Beautiful ♥♥ ♥♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
HM05 Waterfall 80 100% 15 Water Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
HM06 Rock SmashORAS 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
HM07 DiveORAS 80 100% 10 Water Physical Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
TM03 Psyshock 80 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Special
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice Special
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM19 Telekinesis —% 15 Psychic Status
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Special
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Special
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special
TM58 Sky Drop 60 100% 10 Flying Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM82 Dragon Tail 60 90% 10 Dragon Physical
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM94 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical
HM02 Fly 90 95% 15 Flying Physical
HM03 Surf 95 100% 15 Water Special
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical
HM05 Waterfall 80 100% 15 Water Physical
HM06 Dive 80 100% 10 Water Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM03 Water Pulse 60 100% 20 Water Special Type Beauty ♥♥
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status Type Smart 0
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status Type Cool ♥♥
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Type Smart ♥♥
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Type Smart
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Special Type Beauty ♥♥
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice Special Type Beauty ♥♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Type Cool ♥♥
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Tough ♥♥
TM19 Giga Drain 60 100% 10 Grass Special Type Smart
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Special Type Cool ♥♥
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Special Type Cool ♥♥
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Tough ♥♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special Type Smart ♥♥
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Type Smart ♥♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool ♥♥
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status Type Smart ♥♥
TM34 Shock Wave 60 —% 20 Electric Special Type Cool ♥♥
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Type Tough ♥♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Smart ♥♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM47 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥
TM48 Skill Swap —% 10 Psychic Status Type Smart 0
TM51 Roost —% 10 Flying Status Type Cool 0
TM55 Brine 65 100% 10 Water Special Type Smart ♥♥
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special Type Beauty ♥♥
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Type Tough ♥♥
TM59 Dragon Pulse 90 100% 10 Dragon Special Type Smart ♥♥
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Type Beauty ♥♥
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM72 Avalanche 60 100% 10 Ice Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Type Cool ♥♥
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Type Smart 0
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special Type Smart
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Smart
HM02 Fly 90 95% 15 Flying Physical Type Smart
HM03 Surf 95 100% 15 Water Special Type Beauty ♥♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥
HM05HGSS Whirlpool 15 70% 15 Water Special Type Beauty ♥♥♥
HM05DPPt Defog —% 15 Flying Status Type Beauty ♥♥
HM06 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥
HM07 Waterfall 80 100% 15 Water Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation III
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM03 Water Pulse 60 100% 20 Water Type Beauty ♥♥ 0
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Type Smart ♥♥ 0
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Type Beauty ♥♥♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Type Beauty 0
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Type Smart ♥♥ 0
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Type Beauty ♥♥
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice Type Beauty ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Type Beauty 0
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Type Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Type Tough 0
TM19 Giga Drain 60 100% 10 Grass Type Smart ♥♥
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Type Beauty 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 0
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Type Cool ♥♥♥♥
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Type Cool ♥♥ ♥♥
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Type Tough ♥♥♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 0
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Type Smart ♥♥♥
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Type Cool ♥♥ 0
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Type Smart 0
TM34 Shock Wave 60 —% 20 Electric Type Cool ♥♥ 0
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Type Tough ♥♥♥ 0
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Type Cool ♥♥ 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Type Smart 0
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM47 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel Type Cool ♥♥ 0
TM48 Skill Swap —% 10 Psychic Type Smart 0
HM02 Fly 70 95% 15 Flying Type Smart 0
HM03 Surf 95 100% 15 Water Type Beauty ♥♥♥ 0
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Type Tough ♥♥
HM06 Rock Smash 20 100% 15 Fighting Type Tough 0
HM07 Waterfall 80 100% 15 Water Type Tough ♥♥ 0
HM08 Dive 60 100% 10 Water Type Beauty ♥♥ 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation II
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type
TM02 Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal
TM03 Curse —% 10 ???
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM07 Zap Cannon 100 50% 5 Electric
TM08 Rock Smash 20 100% 15 Fighting
TM09 Psych Up —% 10 Normal
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire
TM13 Snore 40 100% 15 Normal
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal
TM16 Icy Wind 55 95% 15 Ice
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water
TM19 Giga Drain 60 100% 5 Grass
TM20 Endure —% 10 Normal
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel
TM24 DragonBreath 60 100% 20 Dragon
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost
TM31 Mud-Slap 20 100% 10 Ground
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM34 Swagger 90% 15 Normal
TM35 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock
TM39 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal
TM42 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic
TM43 Detect —% 5 Fighting
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM47 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel
TM50 Nightmare 100% 15 Ghost
HM02 Fly 70 95% 15 Flying
HM03 Surf 95 100% 15 Water
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal
HM06 Whirlpool 15 70% 15 Water
HM07 Waterfall 80 100% 15 Water
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Version
Gold Silver Crystal Back
G 249 front S 249 front C 249 front Lugia(Back)SpriteGSC
Lugia(G)SpriteShiny Lugia(S)SpriteShiny LugiaShiny
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
RS 249 front E 249 front RS 249 front Lugia(Back)Sprite
ShinyLugiaGenIII ShinyLugia(E)Sprite ShinyLugiaGenIII LugiaRed
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
DP 249 front DP 249 front HGSS 249 front GenIVLugiaBack
ShinyLugia(DPPt) ShinyLugia(DPPt) Shiny Lugia HGSS GenIVShinyLugia
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Lugia BW Lugia BW Lugia BW Back
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
Lugia XY Lugia XY Lugia Back XY
Lugia Shiny XY Lugia Shiny XY Lugia Back Shiny XY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Back

Anime

Lugia M02
Lugia appears as a protagonist in The Power Of One. Lawrence III, a Pokémon collector, travels to the Shamouti Islands to add the Legendary Bird trio to his collection, and in the process hopes to lure out Lugia.

In the episode Around the Whirlpool when Ash and his friends fall into a sea filled with Whirlpools, an unknown Lugia (the parent of the baby Lugia referenced below) saves them by calming the currents. They only see the silhouette of the Lugia for a brief moment though and are unable to properly identify the Pokémon.

A baby Lugia named Silver was featured in the episodes The Mystery is History, A Parent Trapped!, and A Promise is a Promise  in the Pokémon Anime series. This Lugia was the target of Team Rocket in order to lure out its parent.

A Lugia also appears in MS018: Pokémon The Movie - Hoopa and the Clash of Ages, where it is summoned by Hoopa to aid in the battle against Hoopa Unbound.

Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness

Shadowlugia

Shadow Lugia

In Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness a Lugia was captured by Cipher and was turned into a Shadow Pokémon. This Lugia became known as XD 001, the first of a project to create many Shadow Lugia. Unlike other Shadow Pokémon, Shadow Lugia has different colors from most Lugia. This is one of two ways to get Lugia without a cheating device or event; the other is to play through Pokémon SoulSilver.


Trivia

  • Due to similar body features it is speculated that Lugia was supposed to be the final evolution of Togepi, but was made a legendary before the games' release.
  • Lugia's wings resemble hands.
  • Although Lugia is a genderless Pokémon, it sounds masculine in the movie.
  • Lugia is the only known Legendary Pokémon to be able to have offspring. (Besides Latias, Manaphy and Latios).
  • Lugia's ability to learn Water-type moves may be due to its inclination to stay near the bottom of the sea to restrict its powers.
  • Most people confuse Lugia as being a Water-type because Lugia can learn a variety of Water-type moves.
  • Despite its body shape, Lugia is not a dragon type like Gyarados or Aerodactyl.
  • It is often misunderstood that the ranged attack used by Lugia (MS002) is either Aeroblast or Hyper Beam, but officially it is named as "Lugia Beam" and is regarded as an unique move of its own.[1]
  • Lugia is the 'Trio Master' of the legendary birds as seen in Pokémon 2000.
  • Lugia and Ho-Oh could be references to Noah's Ark from the Bible, Lugia being the 40 day storm and Ho-Oh being the rainbow after the storm.
  • Despite the fact that it can create storms with its wings, Lugia can't learn Hurricane, although interestingly, Articuno and Moltres can.
  • Lugia is the only Legendary Pokémon to be part of Viz Media's Pokémon All-Stars DVD series.
  • Lugia has been the mascot of three games, namely: Pokémon Silver, Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness, and Pokémon SoulSilver, making it the record holder of most number of times used as a game mascot.
  • Before the introduction of Pokémon Gold and Silver, Lugia was known as "Pokémon X." In the anime, Dr. Namba also refers to Lugia as "Pokémon X."
    • Perhaps coincidentally, it also is known by its codename, XD001, in Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness—also long before its true identity is revealed.
  • In Gold and Silver, Lugia, like Ho-Oh, has the same encounter music as normal wild Pokémon. The same was true for the Legendary beasts before they received unique encounter music in Crystal. However, Lugia and Ho-Oh got their own unique battle themes in HeartGold and SoulSilver.
  • Despite not being a Water type, Lugia has occasionally been depicted as a Water-type in the Trading Card Game.
  • Lugia is tied with Ho-Oh for the highest base Special Defense of all Flying types.
  • In the book adaptation of The Power of One, Lugia is mistakenly referred to as a Water/Flying type Pokémon.
  • Lugia's Generation IV, V, and VI Pokédex entries that mention it being able to cause a 40-day storm may be a biblical reference to Noah's Ark.
  • When Lugia's Shiny form is shown in Pokémon Stadium 2, it is green rather than pink.
  • In Pokémon GO, both Lugia and Ho-Oh are the hardest to capture after the player or groups defeat it in Raid Mode due to its extremely low success rate of 2% of capturing it despite using the strongest berries such as the Golden Razz Berry. He is later followed by Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, Entei, Raikou and Suicune as its success rate is 3% to capture it.
  • Also in Pokémon GO when the player makes the legendary Pokémon as a Buddy, Lugia along with Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, Entei, Raikou, Suicune and Ho-Oh are the hardest to get their candies which is in 20kms.


Origin

Lugia's tendency for being underwater resembles plesiosaurs. It is also possible that Lugia may be based on Ryūjin, a dragon who lived on the ocean floor and was the Shinto god of the sea. The two have similarities in mythology, and Lugia's Shiny colors (red and white) are the same colors as the coral Ryujin's palace was made of. Lugia's avian body, coloration and face-markings suggests that it may be somewhat based on the grey heron. The beluga whale, a white whale with a similar body shape and coloration to Lugia, may also be a basis for Lugia's design and name. Lugia's back fins and tail spikes are reminiscent of the Stegosaurus.


Name origin

Lugia may be derived from lutetium (a silverish element), which in turn is named after Lutetia (the Roman name for Paris, the city of light). It may also involve Lugeo (Latin for to lie dormant, alluding to the way Lugia lies at the bottom of the sea) and luna (Latin for moon). Alternatively, it may come from beluga whale. It may also incorporate deluge.

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