Lugia

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Lugia
リザードン (Lugia)
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Mega Tyranitar < Lugia > Ho-oh

Species Type
Diving Pokémon Psychic.pngFlying.png
Number Ability
#249 Pressure
DW: Multiscale
Height Weight
7’10" (5.2m) 476.2 lbs (216.5kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: Genderless Female: Genderless
Evolves From Evolves Into
None None
Egg Group Catch Rate
Undiscovered 3
Tier EV Yield
Uber 3 Special Defense Points

Lugia (Japanese: リザードン - Lugia) the Diving Pokémon, is one of the six Johto legendaries. Its opposing counterpart, Ho-oh, is known as the guardian of the skies whilst Lugia is guardian of the sea. Legend has it that Lugia live underwater away from humanity and other Pokémon alike due to the fact that it can accidentally destroy buildings and other large ground-based objects like trees. In addition, it is commonly believed to have the ability to produce forty–day storms with a single beat of its large wings. It is one of the few legendary species known to have the ability to produce offspring, and it seems to also be extremely protective and caring towards its young.

Lugia was the main boss in Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness, being the "ultimate shadow Pokemon". Shadow Lugia is also on the boxart. It is referred to as "XD01".

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[edit] Analysis

[edit] Physical

Lugia, while commonly referred to as a legendary bird, seems to have many characteristics that are also shared by dragons. However, it has been proven that it does indeed possess small feathers -- due to items such as the Silver Wing -- which seem to have the ability to allow water to slide from its body much like penguins, which also enables a more stream-lined form. It has a noticeably beak-shaped mouth, though it's crest formation seems to be more based on that of a typical draconic form, as does its long, slender tail.

It is also possible that Lugia may have been based on a combination of the plesiosaur, a marine reptile, and also the stegosaurus due to the hard "plates" along its back and the two fin-like spikes on its tail. The spines along its back, however, have the ability to fold close to the body, which again allows for Lugia to create an even more streamlined body form.

Its wings are noticeably hand-like, and seem to double as such, while still managing to produce enough lift to allow for flight. This, quite possibly, could be based on the wings of bats or pterosaurs, both of which have wings that are essentially made up of extended fingers.

[edit] Gender Differences

Lugia is a "Genderless" Pokémon due to its legendary status.

[edit] Mental

Anime debuts have allowed for a fair look into the basic personality of typical Lugia. While, like any species, personalities can vary, Lugia seems to be an overall extremely noble creature. In Pokémon 2000: The Power of One Lugia was depicted as a saviour and one of the main protagonists, while also acting as an overall wise and, presumably, ancient being.

Other anime episodes, featuring a mother Lugia and her young, have also shown the species to be extremely good parents. While this could simply be due to the necessity of all young reaching adulthood to help aide the small, possibly minute, Lugia population that may be present in the world's oceans, it is probably far more likely that the species merely possesses an extremely strong parental instinct.

[edit] Game Appearances

[edit] Generation I

This Pokémon did not appear in Generation I.

[edit] Generation II

Lugia was the official mascot for the GameBoy Color game Pokémon Silver and also appeared on the boxart. It was obtainable in both Gold and Silver in the Whirl Islands at levels 70 and 40 respectively via the aide of the Silver Wing. Lugia shared the same battle theme as a normal wild Pokémon instead of a special legend theme, along with Ho-oh.

Lugia also could be used in Pokemon Stadium 2, by hooking up a Gameboy transfer pack to your Nintendo 64 remote.

[edit] Generation III

Lugia was unobtainable in the GBA series without the use of the Mystic Ticket, which could be picked up from a Nintendo Event. The Mystic Ticket was available to the players of Pokémon FireRed, LeafGreen, and Emerald, and took them to a remote location of the Sevii Islands called Naval Rock where it could be obtained along with Ho-oh at level 70.

Lugia also played the starring role of Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness as Cipher's ultimate Shadow Pokémon - XD001, or Shadow Lugia. Lugia was the first and only XD Pokémon to date, giving it an actual change in appearance aside from the dark aura every Shadow Pokémon emanates. It can be acquired at Level 50 and purified via the Purify Chamber when the Tempo in all nine boxes reach the maximum setting (see this thread for details). The final purified Lugia knows the event moves Featherdance and Psycho Boost, moves that a regular Lugia normally wouldn't be able to learn. Lugia can then be traded to a GBA game, like any other purified Shadow Pokémon.

[edit] Generation IV

Lugia is unobtainable in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl and must be migrated to Pal Park from a Generation III game via the Dual Slot feature on the DS, or trading from Pokémon HeartGold or Pokémon SoulSilver. If you have a Lugia on your DS cartridge, it can also be used in Pokemon Battle Revolution via the wireless transfer capabilities.

In Pokémon HeartGold and Pokémon SoulSilver, remakes of Pokémon Gold and Silver, Lugia can be caught, as usual, in Whirl Island in both games at level 45. It is compulsory to battle Lugia in Soul Silver.

[edit] In the Animé

Lugia’s anime debut was in the second Pokémon Movie, Pokémon 2000: The Power of One. In it, the Lugia was known as ‘The Waters' Great Guardian', and was known to have lived in the underwater current that snaked its way around the Orange Islands and split between the islands of Shimouti, Fire, Lightning, and Ice. A Pokémon collecter, named Lawrence III, was after this Lugia and tried to capture the three titans, (Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres) to try to lure it toward the surface by trying to disturbe the balance between Fire, Ice, and Lightning. However, he was mislead, as the Prophecy stated that if you 'bring together all three; their treasures combined tame the Beast of the Sea'. Here, Lawrence III thought that he was the chosen one mentioned in the prophecy, and that if he disrupted the sacred balance, the earth will disintigrate to ashes unless he captured them and took the birds custody together. After that, Lugia, whom he assumed was the Beast of the Sea, would appear for him to collect and he'd be on his merry way. However, Ash Ketchum is the chosen one, and although Lawrence III is the one that is mentioned to disrupt the balance, the prophecy truely ment that once this happens, the earth shall turn it's hopes to Ash and that he needs to collect three orbs that are the legendary trio's treasures, bring them to the shrine at Shimouti, and that it will stop the raging ocean current below that threatened to create worldwide floods, which was the real best of the sea.

Lugia also made an appearance in the three consecutive episodes, The Mystery is History, A Parent Trapped, and A Promise is a Promise. In these episodes, a ‘baby’ Lugia (nicknamed 'Silver' by a character named Oliver) that lives with its parent in the Whirl Islands of Johto, strays away from its home and becomes main target of a greedy Butch and Cassidy.

Lugia is also scheduled to appear in the 13th Pokémon Movie, along with it's conterpart Ho-oh. It is yet to be known if this Lugia is the same one from Pokméon 2000: The Power of One or if it might be a completely different one. Ho-oh's identity as a new Ho-oh or the one that starred in Pokémon, I Choose You! and many episodes afterwards is also a mystery. Only time will tell.

[edit] In the Manga

Lugia played an important role in the Pokémon Special manga, making appearances since the late Kanto saga up to the end of the Johto saga (not to mention having an cleverly hidden factor since Yellow's first appearance) as one of the two birds to be captured by the Mask of Ice to obtain the Rainbow and Silver Wings, which in turn would help create the GS Ball. Lugia was mearly a pawn that meant no purpose to the Mask of Ice but to obtain one of it's feathers after his only one along with the Rainbow Wing was stolen by Blue many years prior. After that it was only meant as a guard and a weapon to help ensure his plan's success.

Lugia has made four appearances in the Pokémon Special manga. The first appearance was in the 13th page of the 88th chater in the 7th volume at Cerise Island, where it's identity was concealed but was being used by the Elite Four to wipe the earth of the human race by using Cerise's curious landscape as a giant Badge Energy Amplifier to power it. Lugia's second appearance was at the Whirl Islands, starting at page 7 of the 145 chapter in the 12th volume, where it appeared for unknown reasons (possibly because of the presence of the Silver Wing in Yellow's hat) and went on a rampage while Gold, Silver, Chris, Yellow, Yellow's uncle, and even Lt. Surge were present. It was almost captured by Chris when the Mask of Ice secretly captured it first, just before Chris' Pokéball struck the creature. Lugia's thrid appearance was at the Indigo Plateau, starting on page 9 of the 165th chapter in the 13th volume, where the Mask of Ice collected the Silver Wing from it and used it to terrorize the crowd at the Indigo Plateau. Lugia's last appearance was at the Ilex Forest, starting on page 7 of the 174th chapter in the 14th volume, where the Mask of Ice set it and Ho-oh to guard the Ilex Forest, only to be set in a huge aerial dual with Red, Green, and Blue, in which the latter captured the three Legendary Birds somewhere prior to this chapter and used them here. Lugia was then liberated from the Mask of Ice's control when a huge swarm of Pokémon from trainers around the country were dumped into Azelea Town when Bill fixed the transporter device.

[edit] Pokémon Information

[edit] Competitive Battling

Lugia is listed in the uber environment.It has great defence capabilities along Two boosting moves:recover and roost.It also has a lot of support options and you can go offensive whith lugia and it has a great ability in multiscale.

[edit] Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Gold
HeartGold
Only One Whirl Islands (Level 70)
Silver
SoulSilver
Only One Whirl Islands (Level 45)
Crystal Only One Whirl Islands (Level 60)
Ruby/Sapphire None Trade
Emerald/FireRed/LeafGreen Only One Navel Rock (Nintendo Event)
XD Only One Citadark Isle (Snag from Cipher Boss Greevil)
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum None Pal Park or trade
Black/White None PokéTransfer or Dream World

[edit] Pokédex Entries

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokedex Entry
Pokémon Red N/A
Pokémon Blue N/A
Pokémon Yellow N/A



II Pokémon Gold It is said that it quietly spends its time deep at the bottom of the sea because its powers are too strong.
II Pokémon Silver It is said to be the guardian of the seas. It is rumored to be seen on the night of a storm.
II Pokémon Crystal It has an incredible ability to calm raging storms. It is said that Lugia appears when storms start.



III Pokémon Ruby 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.
III Pokémon 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.
III Pokémon 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/
III Pokémon FireRed It is said to be the guardian of the seas. It is rumored to be seen on the night of a storm.
III Pokémon LeafGreen It is said that it quietly spends its time deep at the bottom of the sea because its powers are too strong.



IV Pokémon Diamond It sleeps in a deep-sea trench. If it flaps its wings, it is said to cause a 40-day storm.
IV Pokémon Pearl It sleeps in a deep-sea trench. If it flaps its wings, it is said to cause a 40-day storm.
IV Pokémon Platinum It sleeps in a deep-sea trench. If it flaps its wings, it is said to cause a 40-day storm.
IV Pokémon HeartGold It is said that it quietly spends its time deep at the bottom of the sea because its powers are too strong.
IV Pokémon SoulSilver It is said to be the guardian of the seas. It is rumored to be seen on the night of a storm.



V Pokémon Black It sleeps in a deep-sea trench. If it flaps its wings, it is said to cause a 40-day storm.
V Pokémon White It sleeps in a deep-sea trench. If it flaps its wings, it is said to cause a 40-day storm.
V Pokémon Black 2 It sleeps in a deep-sea trench. If it flaps its wings, it is said to cause a 40-day storm.
V Pokémon White 2 It sleeps in a deep-sea trench. If it flaps its wings, it is said to cause a 40-day storm.



VI Pokémon X It sleeps in a deep-sea trench. If it flaps its wings, it is said to cause a 40-day storm.
VI Pokémon Y It is said to be the guardian of the seas. It is rumored to have been seen on the night of a storm.

[edit] Pokéthlon Statistics

Stat
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Power Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.png
Technique Full.pngFull.pngFull.png
Stamina Full.pngFull.pngFull.png
Jump Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.png

[edit] Statistics

Base Stats
Min-MinMaxMax+
HP
106
- 322 416 -
Atk
90
166 185 279 306
Def
130
238 265 359 394
Sp. Atk
90
166 185 279 306
Sp. Def
154
281 313 407 447
Spd
110
202 225 319 350

[edit] Moves

[edit] Via Level-Up

Level Attack Power Acc. PP Cat. Type Effect Eff. %
-- Whirlwind -- 100% 20 Status Normal Switches foe’s Pokémon. In the wild, the battle ends . --
9 Safeguard -- -- 25 Status Normal Prevents all status conditions. --
15 Gust 40 100% 35 Special Flying No added effect. --
23 Recover -- -- 10 Status Normal Recovers up to half max HP. --
29 Hydro Pump 120 80% 5 Special Water No added effect. --
37 Rain Dance -- -- 5 Status Water Boosts Water moves for 5 turns. --
43 Swift 60 -- 20 Special Normal Attacks without fail. --
51 Natural Gift ??? 100 15 Physical Normal Type and power depends on held berry. --
57 Ancientpower 60 100% 5 Special Rock May raise all stats by 1. 10%
65 Extrasensory 80 100% 30 Special Psychic May cause flinching. 10%
71 Punishment ??? 100% 5 Physical Dark Power depends on number of foe’s stat changes. --
79 Future Sight 80 90% 15 Special Psychic Strikes three turns after use. --
85 Aeroblast 100 95% 5 Special Flying High Critical Hit ratio. --
93 Calm Mind -- -- 20 Status Psychic Raises SpA and SpD. --
99 Sky Attack 140 90% 5 Physical Flying Charges first turn, attacks second. --


[edit] Via TM/HM

TM/HM Attack Power Acc. PP Cat. Type Effect Eff. %
TM03 Water Pulse 60 100% 20 Special Water May confuse foe. 20%
TM04 Calm Mind -- -- 20 Status Psychic Raises SpA and SpD. --
TM05 Roar -- 100% 20 Status Normal Switches foe's Pokémon. In the wild, the battle ends. --
TM06 Toxic -- 85% 10 Status Poison Badly poisons foe. --
TM07 Hail -- -- 10 Status Ice Damages all Pokémon but Ice types for 5 turns. --
TM10 Hidden Power ??? 100% 15 Special Normal Power and type depends on user. --
TM11 Sunny Day -- -- 5 Status Fire Powers up Fire moves for 5 turns. --
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Special Ice May freeze foe. 10%
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Special Ice May freeze foe. 10%
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90 5 Special Normal User must recharge after use. --
TM16 Light Screen -- -- 30 Status Psychic Raises team's SpA for five turns. --
TM17 Protect -- -- 10 Status Normal Blocks attack, but may fail if used in succession. --
TM19 Giga Drain 60 100% 10 Special Grass Drains half the damage inflicted. --
TM20 Safeguard -- -- 25 Status Normal Prevents all status problems. --
TM21 Frustration ??? 100% 20 Physical Normal Becomes more powerful if user dislikes trainer. --
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Physical Steel May lower foe's Defense. 30%
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Special Electric May Paralyze foe. 10%
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Special Electric May Paralyze foe. 30%
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Special Ground Does not hit Flying types. --
TM27 Return ??? 100% 20 Physical Normal Becomes more powerful if user likes trainer. --
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Special Psychic May lower foe's SpD. 10%
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Special Ghost May lower foe's SpD. 20%
TM32 Double Team -- -- 15 Status Normal Raises Evade. --
TM33 Reflect -- -- 20 Status Psychic Raises team's Defense for 5 turns. --
TM34 Shock Wave 60 -- 20 Special Electric Strikes without fail. --
TM37 Sandstorm -- -- 10 Status Rock Damages all but Rock, Ground, and Steel types for 5 turns. --
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 -- 20 Physical Flying Never misses. --
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Physical Normal Boosts Attack when inflicted with a status condition. --
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Physical Normal Effects vary by location. 30%
TM44 Rest -- -- 10 Status Psychic User sleeps for 2 turns to regain health. --
TM47 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Physical Steel No added effect. --
TM48 Skill Swap -- -- 10 Status Psychic Swaps abilities with the target. --
TM51 Roost -- -- 10 Status Flying Restores up to half max HP. --
TM55 Brine 65 100% 10 Special Water Power doubles if foe’s HP is under half max. --
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Special Electric High chance to raise SpA. 70%
TM58 Endure -- -- 10 Status Normal Endures any attack with at least 1 HP. --
TM59 Dragon Pulse 90 100% 10 Special Dragon No added effect. --
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Physical Normal User must recharge after use. --
TM70 Flash -- 100% 20 Status Normal Lowers foe's Accuracy. Lights up dark areas in the field. --
TM72 Avalanche 60 100% 10 Physical Ice Power doubles if user has taken damage in the same turn. --
TM73 Thunder Wave -- 100% 20 Status Electric Paralyzes the foe. --
TM77 Psych Up -- -- 10 Status Normal Copies all stat changes made by the foe. --
TM82 Sleep Talk -- -- 10 Status Normal Uses own move while asleep. --
TM83 Natural Gift ??? 100% 15 Physical Normal Power and type depends on held berry. --
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Special Psychic Drains half the damage inflicted. Only works on sleeping foes. --
TM87 Swagger -- 90% 15 Status Normal Raises foe's Attack, and confuses it. --
TM90 Substitute -- -- 10 Status Normal Uses ¼ HP to create a decoy. --
HM02 Fly 90 95% 15 Physical Flying Flies up first turn, attacks the second. Can be used to revisit cities in the field. --
HM03 Surf 95 100% 15 Special Water Can be used to cross water in the field. --
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Physical Normal Can be used to move boulders in the field. --
HM05 Defog -- -- 15 Status Flying Lowers foe's evasiveness and clears fog. Can be used to clear fog in the field. --
HM06 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Physical Fighting May lower foe's Defense. Can be used to break rocks in the field. --
HM07 Waterfall 80 100% 15 Physical Water Can be used to scale waterfalls in the field. --

[edit] Evolution Stages

Evolution Line
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[edit] Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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Grass.png
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