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Lunala
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ルナアーラ Runaa'ara
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Generation VII
Evolutionary line
789790791792
Type(s)
Type Psychic  Type Ghost
Species Moon Pokémon
Abilities Shadow Shield
Pokédex
Solgaleo ← 792 → Nihilego
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Alola 292
Evolves from Cosmoem
Evolves into None
Gender
Genderless
Weight Height
264.6 lbs. 120.0 kg 13'01" 4.0 m
Pokédex color Egg group
Purple
Shape Footprint
Shape09
Cry
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Lunala (ルナアーラ Runaa'ara) is a Psychic/Ghost-type Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation VII. It is the mascot for Pokémon Moon. It is Solgaleo's counterpart and one of the two evolved forms of Cosmoem. In Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, Lunala will be able to fuse with Necrozma and become Dawn Wings Necrozma, by taking into Lunala's light into itself by force.

Biology

Physiology

Lunala is a large Pokémon resembling a skeletal, legless bat. It has a short snout, dark pink eyes with white centres, and a deep blue area on its upper head that shows a constantly changing starscape.

A rigid raised hood wraps around its head in a crescent shape and drapes around its neck as well. The outside of the hood is yellow, while the inner part that curves around Lunala's head is a pattern of deep blue and white streaks. Its torso resembles a ribcage with a slightly curved spike on each shoulder and three spikes extending from the bottom toward its tail.

Its massive wings resemble a bat's wings with the skeleton exposed, except that Lunala's wings have a total of seven "finger bones": four running through each wing, one running along the edge to the outermost tip, and two pointing upwards that may act as claws that are more functional. The four "bones" through Lunala's wings are only visible in segments.

The skin of Lunala's wings is an iridescent deep blue, and a light blue light source appears to glow from behind its ribcage. A large, pale yellow crescent connects the outermost tip of each wing to the next two inner tips, and the remaining two innermost tips are adorned by yellow, four-pointed stars.

The bottom of Lunala's tail is also lined by a yellow crescent, with a ridge running up the middle of the tail towards the ribcage.

When Lunala enters its Full Moon phase, its third eye—a light red symbol of an eye—appears on its forehead and the starscape turns to streaks of light. The skin of its wings glows a bright, light blue.

It spreads its wings wide so that the yellow parts on each wing are arranged in a circle with the outermost point of the four-pointed stars disappearing in the transformation.

Natural abilities

Known as the "beast that calls the moon," Lunala has long been honored as an emissary of the moon. This Pokémon constantly absorbs light to convert into energy. When it spreads its wings to absorb light and glitters, it resembles a beautiful night sky. Lunala can create Ultra Wormholes to travel to and from Ultra Space. Lunala and its counterpart, Solgaleo, can create Cosmog.

Lunala is the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Moongeist Beam.

Dawn Wings

Since Lunala is an Ultra Beast it is able to fuse with Necrozma into Dawn Wings Necrozma. Its appearance is similar to Lunala's Full Moon phase, the only difference is the part of Necrozma now fused with its body.

Game info

Locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Sun/Moon Altar of the Moone/Evolve Cosmoem (Moon only) One


Pokédex entries

Pokédex Entries
Sun
It is said to be a female evolution of Cosmog. When its third eye activates, away it flies to another world.
Moon
Said to live in another world, this Pokémon devours light, drawing the moonless dark veil of night over the brightness of day.
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon


Stats

Base Stats
HP
137
Attack
113
Defense
89
Sp. Atk
137
Sp. Def
107
Speed
97
Total
680

Game info

Learnset

Leveling

Leveling Generation VII
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
1 Moongeist Beam 100 100% 5 ghost Special
1 Cosmic Power - -% 20 psychic Status
1 Hypnosis - 60% 20 normal Status
1 Teleport - -% 20 psychic Status
1 Confusion 50 100% 25 psychic Special
7 Night Shade - 100% 15 ghost Special
13 Confuse Ray - 100% 10 ghost Status
19 Air Slash 75 95% 15 flying Special
23 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 ghost Special
31 Moonlight - -% 5 fairy Status
37 Night Daze 85 95% 10 dark Special
43 Magic Coat - -% 15 psychic Status
47 Moonblast 95 100% 15 fairy Special
59 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 psychic Special
61 Phantom Force 90 100% 10 ghost Physical
67 Wide Guard - -% 10 rock Status
73 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 normal Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

By TM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
TM01 Work Up - -% 30 Normal Status
TM03 Psyshock 80 100% 10 psychic Special
TM04 Calm Mind - -% 20 psychic Status
TM05 Roar - -% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic - 90% 10 Poison 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
TM19 Roost - -% 10 Flying Status
TM20 Safeguard - -% 25 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration - 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 electric Special
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 electric Special
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
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
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 fighting Special
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 electric Special
TM58 Sky Drop 60 100% 10 flying Physical
TM61 Will-O-Wisp - 85% 15 fire Status
TM62 Acrobatics 55 100% 15 flying Physical
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 normal Physical
TM73 Thunder Wave - 90% 20 electric Physical
TM76 Fly 90 95% 15 flying Physical
TM77 Psych Up - 100% 10 normal Status
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
TM92 Trick Room - 100% 5 psychic Status
TM99 Dazzling Gleam 80 100% 10 fairy Special
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.

Sprites

Version
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Back
Lunala SM
Lunala Shiny SM

Trivia

  • Lunala is the fifth Pokemon to be based on a bat, the others being Zubat, Woobat, Gligar and Noibat (and their respective evolutions).
  • Lunala and Solgaleo are the first legendary Pokémon to have evolutions.
  • Ironically, while Lunala is the incarnation of night and darkness it is 4x weak to Dark. It shares this trait with Solgaleo, who despite symbolizing the sun is weak against Fire.
  • The Pokedex entry for Sun states it as a female, while it is actually genderless.

Origin

Lunala is based off a bat with a crescent moon motif, as well as a symbolism of bats with their cultural association to the night. It might also be based off of Camazotz, a bat-like god of the moon. Its Shiny coloration is based on the blood-red hue of a lunar eclipse.

Etymology

Lunala's name is a mix of the words "lunar", relating to the moon, and "ala", Latin for "wing". It might also come from "Lunula" which means "little moon". "ala" would be "allah" which would mean "God" in Arabic and that mixed with "Luna" (Moon). Would equal Lunala.

Gallery

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