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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. It is a member of the Light Trio alongside Solgaleo and Necrozma.



Lunala is a large Pokémon resembling a skeletal, legless bat. It has a short snout, dark pink eyes with white centers, 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, resembling a crescent moon or bat ears, 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 (月の騎士 tsuki no kishi, lit. "knight 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. It can also influence a Rockruff's evolution into Lycanroc's Midnight form with lunar energy.


Lunala is the evolution of Cosmoem exclusive to Pokémon Moon, Pokémon Ultra Moon and Pokémon Shield (The Crown Tundra) starting at Level 53.

Game info


Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Sun and Moon Altar of the Moone/Evolve Cosmoem (Moon only) One
Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Mahalo Trail/Evolve Cosmoem (Ultra Moon Only) One
Sword and Shield Trade None
The Crown Tundra
Evolve CosmoemSH
Dynamax AdventuresSH

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

    Records of it exist in writings from long, long ago, where it was known by the name “the beast that calls the moon.”

  • Ultra Moon

    It sometimes summons unknown powers and life-forms here to this world from holes that lead to other worlds.

  • Sword

    Known as the Beast That Calls the Moon, this Pokémon lives by taking in any and all light and converting it into its own energy.

  • Shield

    It steals the light from its surroundings and then becomes the full moon, showering its own light across the night sky.


Lunala's Stats
Sp. Atk
Sp. Def



LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
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.


TMs, TRs, and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM/TR Move Power Accuracy 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.


Lunala learns no moves via breeding.


Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Defog USUM —% 15 Flying Status
Heat Wave USUM 95 90% 10 Fire Special
Icy Wind USUM 55 95% 15 Ice Special
Magic Coat USUM —% 15 Psychic Status
Magic Room USUM —% 10 Psychic Status
Shock Wave USUM 60 —% 20 Electric Special
Signal Beam USUM 75 100% 15 Bug Special
Sky Attack USUM 140 90% 5 Flying Physical
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Spite USUM 100% 10 Ghost Status
Tailwind USUM —% 15 Flying Status
Telekinesis USUM —% 15 Psychic Status
Trick USUM 100% 10 Psychic Status
Wonder Room USUM —% 10 Psychic 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.




Main article: Lunala (anime)


  • Ironically, while Lunala is the incarnation of night and darkness it is 4x weak to Dark-types. It shares this trait with Solgaleo, who despite symbolizing the sun is weak against Fire-types.
  • The Pokédex entry for Sun states it as a female, while it is actually genderless.
  • Lunala draws comparisons to Maleficent, a character from Disney's 1959 movie, Sleeping Beauty.
  • In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Lunala is one of the Pokémon that can be freed from Poké Balls. During this time, it uses the move Moongeist Beam.


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 on Camazotz, a bat-like god of the Moon. Its Ghost-type and bat-like appearance may also be based on the ghost bat. Its Shiny coloration is based on the blood-red hue of a lunar eclipse.


Lunala comes from lunar (Latin for "Moon") and ala (Latin for "wing"). It could also come from luna (Moon) and lunula (something crescent shaped).

Its verbal cry in Pokémon Moon, "Mahina-pea", comes from mahina (Hawaiian for "Moon") and 'ōpe'ape'a (Hawaiian for "bat").