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Solgaleo
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ソルガレオ Sorugareo
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Generation VII
Evolutionary line
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Type(s)
Type Psychic  Type Steel
Species Sun Pokémon
Abilities Full Metal Body
Pokédex
Cosmoem ← 791 → Lunala
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Alola 291
Evolves from Cosmoem
Evolves into None
Gender
Genderless
Weight Height
507.1 lbs. 230.0 kg 11'2" 3.4 m
Pokédex color Egg group
White
Shape Footprint
Shape08
Cry
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Solgaleo (ソルガレオ Sorugareo) is a Psychic/Steel-type Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation VII. It is the mascot for Pokémon Sun. It is Lunala's counterpart and one of the two evolved forms of Cosmoem. In Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, Solgaleo will be able to fuse with Necrozma and become Dusk Mane Necrozma in a still unknown way.

Biology

Anatomy

Solgaleo is a large, white Pokémon resembling a white lion. It has a blunt muzzle with a blue-gray nose and pale blue eyes. The top half of its face is a deep blue area that shows a constantly changing starscape. Four yellow spikes frame Solgaleo's head like a crown and two more pairs of spikes adorn either side of its lower jaw, and each spike separates large tufts of Solgaleo's mane. Solid ridges—red nearest Solgaleo's head and yellow farther away—poke out of each tuft along the middle, except on the tufts on its cheeks and chin, with the topmost part wrapping around the tip of the tuft. Overall, its mane creates the impression of a stylized sun. Around each leg is a dark orange band, and there is a black spot on each foot. It has three black toes on each foot with long yellow claws. At the tip of its tail is a large black spot with a thin yellow rim.

When Solgaleo enters its Radiant Sun phase, a light blue symbol similar to a compass rose appears on its forehead and the starscape turns to streaks of light. The fur on its body glows a pale yellow and all other parts of its body except its nose turn bright yellow.

Necrozma's Mane of Twilight

Since Solgaleo is an Ultra Beast it is able to fuse with Necrozma into Necrozma's Mane of Twilight. Its appearance is similar to Solgaleo's Radiant Sun phase the only difference is the part of Necrozma now fusion with its body.

Natural abilities

Known as the "beast that devours the sun," Solgaleo has long been honored as an emissary of the sun. Its body is capable of holding a vast amount of energy and glows when active. [1] Solgaleo can create Ultra Wormholes to travel to and from Ultra Space. Solgaleo along with its counterpart Lunala can create Cosmog.

Game info

Locations

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


Pokédex entries

Pokédex Entries
Sun
It is said to live in another world. The intense light it radiates from the surface of its body can make the darkest of nights light up like midday.
Moon
This Pokémon is said to be a male evolution of Cosmog. At the activation of its third eye, it departs for another world.


Stats

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

Game info

Learnset

Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
1 Sunsteel Strike 100 100% 5 Steel Physical
1 Cosmic Power - -% 20 Normal Status
1 Wake-Up Slap 70 100% 10 Fighting Physical
1 Teleport - -% 20 Psychic Status
1 Metal Claw 50 95% 35 Steel Physical
7 Iron Head 80 100% 15 Steel Physical
13 Metal Sound - 100% 20 Normal Status
19 Zen Headbutt 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical
23 Flash Cannon 80 100% 10 Steel Special
31 Morning Sun - -% 5 Normal Status
37 Crunch 80 100% 15 Dark Physical
43 Metal Burst - 100% 10 Steel Physical
47 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
59 Noble Roar - 100% 30 Normal Status
61 Flare Blitz 120 100% 15 Fire Physical
67 Wide Guard - -% 10 Rock Status
73 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal 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.

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
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 normal Special
TM16 Light Screen - -% 30 Psychic Status
TM17 Protect - -% 10 Normal 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
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return - 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM32 Double Team - -% 15 Normal Status
TM33 Reflect - -% 20 Psychic Status
TM35 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special
TM38 Fire Blast 110 85% 5 Fire Special
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM43 Flame Charge 50 100% 20 Fire Physical
TM44 Rest - -% 10 Psychic Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM71 Stone Edge 80 100% 5 Rock Physical
TM73 Thunder Wave - 90% 20 Electric Physical
TM74 Gyro Ball - 100% 5 Steel Physical
TM77 Psych Up - 100% 10 Normal Status
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM87 Swagger - 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk - -% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute - -% 10 Normal Status
TM91 Flash Cannon 80 100% 10 Steel Special
TM92 Trick Room - 100% 5 Psychic Status
TM93 Wild Charge 90 100% 15 Electric Physical
TM95 Snarl 55 95% 15 Dark 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 Back
Solgaleo SM
Solgaleo Shiny SM

Trivia

  • Solgaleo is the fourth Pokemon based on a lion, the other three being Luxray, Entei, and Pyroar.
  • Solgaleo and Lunala are the first Legendary Pokémon to have evolutions.
  • Ironically, though Solgaleo represents the sun it is weak against Fire-type moves. It shares this trait with Lunala, who is 4x weak to Dark despite symbolizing the night.
  • The Pokedex refers to it as a male, while it is actually genderless.
    • Solgaleo and its evolutionary relatives are the only Legendary Pokémon that are part of an evolutionary family.
    • Solgaleo has the highest base HP of all Steel-type Pokémon.
  • Solgaleo and its counterpart Lunala are the only Legendary version mascots of a generation's primary pair of games with a base stat under 90. In Solgaleo's case, this is its Special Defense.
  • Solgaleo is the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Sunsteel Strike.
  • Solgaleo bears a resemblance to Solrock; both represent daytime and the sun.
  • Solgaleo and its evolutionary lines can open the Ultra Wormhole.
  • Solgaleo and it's evolutionary family are classified as Legendary Pokémon and Ultra Beasts.

Origin

Solgaleo is based on a lion with a sun motif, a fairly common motif in many Western and Middle-Eastern cultures. In particular Solgaleo might reference the alchemical lion, being described as "devouring the sun", as well as connected to metals via its Steel-type. Finally, being the emissary rather than personification of the sun as well as being able to pass through different dimensions, Solgaleo might lend some inspiration from the eye of Ra, a goddess usually described as a lion that is the sun's protector in Egyptian mythology as it travels through the underworld.

Name origin

Solgaleo may be a combination of sol (Latin for sun) and leo (Latin for lion). It may also incorporate Galileo, an Italian astronomer who presented evidence that the Earth rotated around the Sun and advocated Copernican heliocentrism.

Solgaleo's verbal cry in Pokémon Sun, "La-liona", is based on the words  (Hawaiian for Sun) and "liona" (Hawaiian for lion)

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japanese ソルガレオ Solgaleo From sol and leo.
French Solgaleo Same as English name
Spanish Solgaleo Same as English name
German Solgaleo Same as English name
Italian Solgaleo Same as English name
Korean 솔가레오 Solgaleo Transliteration of its Japanese name
Cantonese Chinese 索爾迦雷歐 Sokyíhgālèuihāu Mandarin-based transliteration of Japanese name
Mandarin Chinese 索爾迦雷歐 / 索尔迦雷欧 Suǒ'ěrjiāléi'ōu Transliteration of Japanese name

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