Solgaleo

Solgaleo is a Psychic/Steel type Pokémon introduced in Generation 7. It is known as the Sunne Pokémon.

Since ancient times, Solgaleo has been honored as an emissary of the sun. It is referred to with reverence as the beast that devours the sun. Solgaleo's body holds a vast amount of energy, and it shines with light when it's active. It has a flowing mane with a remarkable resemblance to the sun.

It has a powerful signature move, Sunsteel Strike. When it releases its mighty power it takes on a new appearance known as the Radiant Sun phase.

Pokédex data

National № 791
Type Psychic Steel
Species Sunne Pokémon
Height 3.4 m (11′02″)
Weight 230.0 kg (507.1 lbs)
Abilities 1. Full Metal Body
Local № 291 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
389 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)

Training

EV yield 3 Attack
Catch rate 45 (5.9% 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 (30,584–30,840 steps)

Base stats

HP 137
384 478
Attack 137
251 410
Defense 107
197 344
Sp. Atk 113
207 357
Sp. Def 89
164 304
Speed 97
179 322
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 Solgaleo.

Evolution chart

(Level 43)
(Level 53, in Pokémon Sun or Ultra Sun)
(Level 53, in Pokémon Moon or Ultra Moon)

Solgaleo changes

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.
Ultra Sun Sometimes the result of its opening an Ultra Wormhole is that energy and life-forms from other worlds are called here to this world.
Ultra Moon In writings from the distant past, it’s called by the name “the beast that devours the sun.”
Sword When light radiates from its body, this Pokémon could almost appear to be the sun. It will dispel any darkness and light up the world.
Shield Solgaleo was once known as the Beast That Devours the Sun. Energy in the form of light radiates boundlessly from it.

Moves learned by Solgaleo

Moves learnt by level up

Solgaleo learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Cosmic PowerPsychicStatus
1Metal ClawSteelPhysical 50 95
1Noble RoarNormalStatus 100
1Sunsteel StrikeSteelPhysical 100 100
1TeleportPsychicStatus
7Iron HeadSteelPhysical 80 100
14Metal SoundSteelStatus 85
21Zen HeadbuttPsychicPhysical 80 90
28Flash CannonSteelSpecial 80 100
35Morning SunNormalStatus
42CrunchDarkPhysical 80 100
49Metal BurstSteelPhysical 100
56Wild ChargeElectricPhysical 90 100
63Solar BeamGrassSpecial 120 100
70Flare BlitzFirePhysical 120 100
77Wide GuardRockStatus
84Giga ImpactNormalPhysical 150 90

Moves learnt on evolution

Solgaleo learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Sword & Shield (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Sunsteel StrikeSteelPhysical 100 100

Egg moves

Solgaleo does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield.

Move Tutor moves

Solgaleo can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sword & Shield from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Expanding ForcePsychicSpecial 80 100
Meteor BeamRockSpecial 120 90
Steel RollerSteelPhysical 130 100

Moves learnt by TM

Solgaleo is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Solgaleo is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Cosmic PowerPsychicStatus
1Metal ClawSteelPhysical 50 95
1Sunsteel StrikeSteelPhysical 100 100
1TeleportPsychicStatus
1Wake-Up SlapFightingPhysical 70 100
7Iron HeadSteelPhysical 80 100
13Metal SoundSteelStatus 85
19Zen HeadbuttPsychicPhysical 80 90
23Flash CannonSteelSpecial 80 100
31Morning SunNormalStatus
37CrunchDarkPhysical 80 100
43Metal BurstSteelPhysical 100
47Solar BeamGrassSpecial 120 100
59Noble RoarNormalStatus 100
61Flare BlitzFirePhysical 120 100
67Wide GuardRockStatus
73Giga ImpactNormalPhysical 150 90

Moves learnt on evolution

Solgaleo learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Sunsteel StrikeSteelPhysical 100 100

Egg moves

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

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
EndeavorNormalPhysical 100
Hyper VoiceNormalSpecial 90 100
Iron DefenseSteelStatus
Iron HeadSteelPhysical 80 100
Iron TailSteelPhysical 100 75
Knock OffDarkPhysical 65 100
Last ResortNormalPhysical 140 100
OutrageDragonPhysical 120 100
Shock WaveElectricSpecial 60
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
SuperpowerFightingPhysical 120 100
Zen HeadbuttPsychicPhysical 80 90

Pre-evolution moves

These moves can only be learned in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon by a previous evolution of Solgaleo. Check the respective Pokédex for the exact details.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
SplashNormalStatus Level up
Cosmic PowerPsychicStatus Evolution

Moves learnt by TM

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

Solgaleo sprites

Type Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Solgaleo  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Solgaleo  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Solgaleo Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Solgaleo

Sun Altar of the Sunne
Moon Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun Mahalo Trail
Ultra Moon Trade/migrate from another game
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Location data not yet available

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Solgaleo
Japanese ソルガレオ (Solgaleo)
German Solgaleo
French Solgaleo

Name origin

solar
of or relating to the Sun
leo
Latin for ‘lion’