Essentials

Moonlight

Fairy status

Generation 2

Summary

Heals the user by half its max HP. Affected by weather.

Damage Dealt

  • Bug 1
  • Dark 2
  • Dragon 2
  • Electric 1
  • Fairy 1
  • Fighting 2
  • Fire ½
  • Flying 1
  • Ghost 1
  • Grass 1
  • Ground 1
  • Ice 1
  • Normal 1
  • Poison ½
  • Psychic 1
  • Rock 1
  • Steel ½
  • Water 1

Stats

Power
— (no damage)
Accuracy
— (cannot miss)
PP
5, up to 8 with PP Up PP Up
Target
User
Effect chance
n/a
Priority
0 (normal)

Machines

Generation 2
Not a TM
Generation 3
Not a TM
Generation 4
Not a TM
Generation 5
Not a TM
Generation 6
Not a TM
Generation 7
Not a TM

Effect

Heals the user for half its max HP.

During Sunny Day, the healing is increased to 2/3 max HP.

During Hail, Rain Dance, or Sandstorm, the healing is decreased to 1/4 max HP.

Meta

This reflects how the games treat moves and may be somewhat idealistic.

History

Before X, Y
Type is Normal.

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 2
Gold, Silver, Crystal

Restores HP (varies by time).

Generation 3
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.

Generation 4
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver

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

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

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

Generation 6
X, Y, Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire

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

Generation 7
Sun, Moon

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

Foreign Names

Japanese
つきのひかり (tsukinohikari)
つきのひかり
Korean
달의불빛
Chinese
月光
月光
French
Rayon Lune
German
Mondschein
Spanish
Luz Lunar
Italian
Lucelunare
Czech
Měsíční svit

Contests

Generation 3 Contest

Type
Beauty
Appeal
Jam
Flavor text
The appeal's quality depends on its timing.
Use after
Use before
None

Generation 4 Super Contest

Type
Beauty
Appeal
Flavor text
Increased Voltage is added to the performance score.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Similar moves

These moves all have the same effect as Moonlight.

Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Morning Sun Normal status 5

Heals the user by half its max HP. Affected by weather.

Synthesis Grass status 5

Heals the user by half its max HP. Affected by weather.

Pokémon

Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Black, White Black 2, White 2 X, Y Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire Generation 7 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Level up: Learned when a Pokémon reaches a certain level.
43 37 37 40 43 43 43 43 Clefairy Fairy Cute Charm
Magic Guard
Friend Guard
¼ male, ¾ female Fairy 70 45 48 60 65 35 323
Clefable Fairy Cute Charm
Magic Guard
Unaware
¼ male, ¾ female Fairy 95 70 73 95 90 60 483
32 32 33 33 33 33 27 27 Oddish Grass Poison Chlorophyll
Run Away
½ male, ½ female Grass 45 50 55 75 65 30 320
35 35 41 41 41 41 29 29 Gloom Grass Poison Chlorophyll
Stench
½ male, ½ female Grass 60 65 70 85 75 40 395
52 52 71 71 33 33 33 33 Umbreon Dark Synchronize
Inner Focus
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 95 65 110 60 130 65 525
20 20 20 20 20 17 17 Dustox Bug Poison Shield Dust
Compound Eyes
½ male, ½ female Bug 60 50 70 50 90 65 385
13 13 13 13 13 19 19 Volbeat Bug Illuminate
Swarm
Prankster
always male Bug
Human-Like
65 73 75 47 85 85 430
13 13 13 13 13 19 19 Illumise Bug Oblivious
Tinted Lens
Prankster
always female Bug
Human-Like
65 47 75 73 85 85 430
57 57 57 Cresselia Psychic Levitate always female Undiscovered 120 70 120 75 130 85 600
17 17 17 17 17 Munna Psychic Forewarn
Synchronize
Telepathy
½ male, ½ female Field 76 25 45 67 55 24 292
Noivern Flying Dragon Frisk
Infiltrator
Telepathy
½ male, ½ female Flying 85 70 80 97 80 123 535
11 Morelull Grass Fairy Illuminate
Effect Spore
Rain Dish
½ male, ½ female Grass 40 35 55 65 75 15 285
11 Shiinotic Grass Fairy Illuminate
Effect Spore
Rain Dish
½ male, ½ female Grass 60 45 80 90 100 30 405
31 Lunala Psychic Ghost Shadow Shield genderless Undiscovered 137 113 89 137 107 97 680
Necrozma Psychic Prism Armor genderless Undiscovered 97 107 101 127 89 79 600
Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Black, White Black 2, White 2 X, Y Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire Generation 7 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Egg: Appears on a newly-hatched Pokémon, if the father had the same move.
• • • • • • • • Exeggcute Grass Psychic Chlorophyll
Harvest
½ male, ½ female Grass 60 40 80 60 45 40 325
• • • • • • • Sableye Dark Ghost Keen Eye
Stall
Prankster
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 50 75 75 65 65 50 380

17 Pokémon

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