Lugia

Lugia is a Psychic/Flying type Pokémon introduced in Generation 2. It is known as the Diving Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 249
Type Psychic Flying
Species Diving Pokémon
Height 17′01″ (5.2 m)
Weight 476.2 lbs (216.0 kg)
Abilities 1. Pressure
Multiscale (hidden ability)
Local № 247 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
252 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)

Training

EV yield 3 Special Defense
Catch rate 3 (0.4% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 0 (lower than normal)
Base Exp. 306
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Undiscovered
Gender Genderless
Egg cycles 120 (base 30,720 steps)

Base stats

HP 106
322 416
Attack 90
166 306
Defense 130
238 394
Sp. Atk 90
166 306
Sp. Def 154
281 447
Speed 110
202 350
Total 680 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Lugia.

Evolution chart

Lugia changes

Pokédex entries

Gold It is said that it quietly spends its time deep at the bottom of the sea because its powers are too strong.
Silver It is said to be the guardian of the seas. It is rumored to have been seen on the night of a storm.
Crystal It has an incredible ability to calm raging storms. It is said that LUGIA appears when storms start.
Ruby
Sapphire
LUGIA’s wings pack devastating power - a light fluttering of its wings can blow apart regular houses. As a result, this POKéMON chooses to live out of sight deep under the sea.
FireRed It is said to be the guardian of the seas. It is rumored to have been seen on the night of a storm.
LeafGreen It is said that it quietly spends its time deep at the bottom of the sea because its powers are too strong.
Emerald LUGIA is so powerful even a light fluttering of its wings can blow apart houses. As a result, it chooses to live out of sight deep under the sea.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
It sleeps in a deep-sea trench. If it flaps its wings, it is said to cause a 40-day storm.
HeartGold It is said that it quietly spends its time deep at the bottom of the sea because its powers are too strong.
SoulSilver It is said to be the guardian of the seas. It is rumored to have been seen on the night of a storm.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
It sleeps in a deep-sea trench. If it flaps its wings, it is said to cause a 40-day storm.
X It sleeps in a deep-sea trench. If it flaps its wings, it is said to cause a 40-day storm.
Y It is said to be the guardian of the seas. It is rumored to have been seen on the night of a storm.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Lugia’s wings pack devastating power—a light fluttering of its wings can blow apart regular houses. As a result, this Pokémon chooses to live out of sight deep under the sea.

Moves learned by Lugia

Moves learnt by level up

Lugia learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Weather BallNormal 50 100
1WhirlwindNormal
9GustFlying 40 100
15Dragon RushDragon 100 75
23ExtrasensoryPsychic 80 100
29Rain DanceWater
37Hydro PumpWater 110 80
43AeroblastFlying 100 95
50PunishmentDark 100
57Ancient PowerRock 60 100
65SafeguardNormal
71RecoverNormal
79Future SightPsychic 120 100
85Natural GiftNormal 100
93Calm MindPsychic
99Sky AttackFlying 140 90

Egg moves

Lugia does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move Tutor moves

Lugia can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Moves learnt by TM

Lugia is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
3PsyshockPsychic 80 100
4Calm MindPsychic
5RoarNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
7HailIce
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
14BlizzardIce 110 70
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
16Light ScreenPsychic
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
19RoostFlying
20SafeguardNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
24ThunderboltElectric 90 100
25ThunderElectric 110 70
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
29PsychicPsychic 90 100
30Shadow BallGhost 80 100
32Double TeamNormal
33ReflectPsychic
37SandstormRock
40Aerial AceFlying 60
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
48RoundNormal 60 100
49Echoed VoiceNormal 40 100
51Steel WingSteel 70 90
57Charge BeamElectric 50 90
58Sky DropFlying 60 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
73Thunder WaveElectric 90
76FlyFlying 90 95
77Psych UpNormal
78BulldozeGround 60 100
82Dragon TailDragon 60 90
85Dream EaterPsychic 100 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
94SurfWater 90 100
98WaterfallWater 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Lugia can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
DetectFighting Generation 2 — TM
Dragon BreathDragon 60 100 Generation 2 — TM
NightmareGhost 100 Generation 2 — TM
Zap CannonElectric 120 50 Generation 2 — TM
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
SwiftNormal 60 Generation 4 — Level up
AvalancheIce 60 100 Generation 4 — TM
BrineWater 65 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
WhirlpoolWater 35 85 Generation 4 — HM
Air CutterFlying 60 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Ominous WindGhost 60 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
TwisterDragon 40 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
FlashNormal 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
DiveWater 80 100 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

Lugia learns the following moves in Pokémon Sun & Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Weather BallNormal 50 100
1WhirlwindNormal
9GustFlying 40 100
15Dragon RushDragon 100 75
23ExtrasensoryPsychic 80 100
29Rain DanceWater
37Hydro PumpWater 110 80
43AeroblastFlying 100 95
50PunishmentDark 100
57Ancient PowerRock 60 100
65SafeguardNormal
71RecoverNormal
79Future SightPsychic 120 100
85Natural GiftNormal 100
93Calm MindPsychic
99Sky AttackFlying 140 90

Egg moves

Lugia does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Sun & Moon.

Moves learnt by TM

Lugia is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sun & Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
3PsyshockPsychic 80 100
4Calm MindPsychic
5RoarNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
7HailIce
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
14BlizzardIce 110 70
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
16Light ScreenPsychic
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
19RoostFlying
20SafeguardNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
24ThunderboltElectric 90 100
25ThunderElectric 110 70
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
29PsychicPsychic 90 100
30Shadow BallGhost 80 100
32Double TeamNormal
33ReflectPsychic
37SandstormRock
40Aerial AceFlying 60
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
48RoundNormal 60 100
49Echoed VoiceNormal 40 100
51Steel WingSteel 70 90
57Charge BeamElectric 50 90
58Sky DropFlying 60 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
73Thunder WaveElectric 90
76FlyFlying 90 95
77Psych UpNormal
78BulldozeGround 60 100
82Dragon TailDragon 60 90
85Dream EaterPsychic 100 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
94SurfWater 90 100
98WaterfallWater 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Lugia can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Sun & Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
DetectFighting Generation 2 — TM
Dragon BreathDragon 60 100 Generation 2 — TM
NightmareGhost 100 Generation 2 — TM
Zap CannonElectric 120 50 Generation 2 — TM
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
SwiftNormal 60 Generation 4 — Level up
AvalancheIce 60 100 Generation 4 — TM
BrineWater 65 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
WhirlpoolWater 35 85 Generation 4 — HM
Air CutterFlying 60 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Ominous WindGhost 60 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
TwisterDragon 40 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
FlashNormal 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
DiveWater 80 100 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Lugia sprites

Type Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Lugia  sprite from Silver Lugia  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Lugia  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Lugia  sprite from Black & White Lugia  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Lugia Shiny sprite from Silver Lugia Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Lugia Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Lugia Shiny sprite from Black & White Lugia Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Lugia

Gold
Silver
Crystal
Whirl Islands
Ruby
Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
FireRed
LeafGreen
Emerald
Navel Rock
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Trade/migrate from another game
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Whirl Islands
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Omega Ruby
Trade/migrate from another game
Alpha Sapphire Sea Mauville
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Moon Ultra Space Wilds

Other languages

English Lugia
Japanese ルギア (Lugia)
German Lugia
French Lugia

Name origin

luego
Latin for ‘lie dormant’