Moonlight (move)

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Move data

Type Fairy
Category Status
Power
Accuracy
PP 5  (max. 8)
Introduced Generation 2

Effects

The user restores its own HP. The amount of HP regained varies with the weather.

Changes

Prior to Generation 6, Moonlight was Normal type.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Fairium Z and uses its Z-Power, Moonlight turns into Z-Moonlight and eliminates any stat drops applied to the user, in addition to its usual effect as above.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets the user.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
Restores HP (varies by time).
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Restores HP. The amount varies with the weather.
FireRed/LeafGreen Restores the user’s HP. The amount of HP regained varies with the weather.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user restores its own HP. The amount of HP regained varies with the weather.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user restores its own HP. The amount of HP regained varies with the weather.
X/Y
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
The user restores its own HP. The amount of HP regained varies with the weather.
Sun/Moon The user restores its own HP. The amount of HP regained varies with the weather.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Moonlight at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

ClefairyClefairy
#035 / Fairy
Level 43
OddishOddish
#043 / Grass · Poison
Level 27
GloomGloom
#044 / Grass · Poison
Level 29
UmbreonUmbreon
#197 / Dark
Level 33
DustoxDustox
#269 / Bug · Poison
Level 17
VolbeatVolbeat
#313 / Bug
Level 19
IllumiseIllumise
#314 / Bug
Level 19
CresseliaCresselia
#488 / Psychic
Level 1
CresseliaCresselia
#488 / Psychic
Level 57
MunnaMunna
#517 / Psychic
Level 17
NoivernNoivern
#715 / Flying · Dragon
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

These Pokémon can learn Moonlight as an egg move. Their breeding groups are also shown for reference.

ExeggcuteExeggcute
#102 / Grass · Psychic
Grass
ExeggutorExeggutor
#103 / Grass · Psychic
Grass
SableyeSableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Human-Like