Lunala's official artwork from Pokémon Sun and Moon.
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Lunala (ルナアーラ, Lunala) is a Legendary Pokémon from the Alola region.
Lunala is a Psychic/Ghost-type Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation VII, and is categorized within the Pokédex at #792 as the "Moone Pokémon". It serves as the mascot for Pokémon Moon. It evolves from Cosmoem when leveled up in Pokémon Moon, Pokémon Ultra Moon, or Pokémon Shield starting at level 53. It is one of Cosmog's final forms, the other being Solgaleo. Necrozma fuses with Lunala using the N-Lunarizer to become Dawn Wings Necrozma.
|“||This Pokémon shoots a powerful light beam through the stage!||”|
|—Super Smash Blog, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Official Site|
Once summoned, Lunala teleports to the background of the stage, readying its signature move, Moongeist Beam (シャドーレイ, Shadow Ray), a large, lingering damage-dealing laser; it will fire a laser at an opponent before dragging it upwards towards the top of the screen. It repeats this process 3 times before flying away. It can only aim at grounded opponents, otherwise aiming at the last point on the ground the opponent was on before entering the air.
Unlike many other Pokémon, Lunala cannot be summoned on many stages, presumably due to background obstructions, moving background characters, or the stage having a 2D or scrolling nature, which interferes with Lunala's visibility.
These stages include: 3D Land, 75m, Balloon Fight, Brinstar Depths, Delfino Plaza, Dracula's Castle, Dream Land, Dream Land GB, Duck Hunt, Flat Zone X, Frigate Orpheon, Gamer, Golden Plains, Green Hill Zone, Hanenbow, Hollow Bastion, King of Fighters Stadium, Luigi's Mansion, Mario Bros., Mementos, Midgar, Minecraft World, Mishima Dojo, Mushroom Kingdom II, Mushroomy Kingdom, Mute City SNES, New Donk City Hall, New Pork City, Norfair, Onett, Pac-Land, Palutena's Temple, Paper Mario, PictoChat 2, Prism Tower, Rainbow Cruise, Shadow Moses Island, Spring Stadium, Super Happy Tree, Super Mario Maker, Temple, The Great Cave Offensive, Tomodachi Life, Umbra Clock Tower, WarioWare Inc., Wii Fit Studio, Wrecking Crew and Yoshi's Island.
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Dark Samus next to Lunala.
Names in other languages
- The noise Lunala makes when summoned includes the sound of Mothra's cry from the Godzilla film franchise; this is similar to Palkia in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. 4, who uses stock sound effects of Godzilla and King Ghidorah's roar.
- Lunala's roar is not heard in the game's Sound Test.