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Moonlight

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Normal - - 5 0 - User

Description

Heals the user by 1/2 of its maximum HP if no weather conditions are in effect, 2/3 of its maximum HP if the weather is sun, and 1/4 of its maximum HP if the weather is hail, rain, or sandstorm, all rounded half down.

Competitive Use

Moonlight is somewhat unreliable, as the recovery is cut down by sandstorm and rain, two common weather conditions. Furthermore, it only has 8 maximum PP, which can be easily stalled out. For these reason, not many Pokemon use Moonlight. However, on a sun team, or if there is no other alternative, some Pokemon, such as Cresselia, may use Moonlight for healing.

Related Moves

Morning Sun is an equivalent.

Synthesis is a Grass-type equivalent.

Recover is an equivalent that is unaffected by weather.

Slack Off is an equivalent that is unaffected by weather.

Milk Drink is an equivalent that is unaffected by weather.

Softboiled is an equivalent that is unaffected by weather.

Roost is a Flying-type equivalent that grounds the user and is unaffected by weather.

Heal Order is a Bug-type equivalent that is unaffected by weather.

Wish is an equivalent, but HP is recovered at the end of the second turn.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Bellossom Grass NU Chlorophyll / Healer 75 80 85 90 100 50 480
Clefable Normal RU Cute Charm / Magic Guard / Unaware 95 70 73 85 90 60 473
Cresselia Psychic BL2 Levitate 120 70 120 75 130 85 600
Dustox Bug / Poison NU Shield Dust / Compoundeyes 60 50 70 50 90 65 385
Exeggcute Grass / Psychic LC Chlorophyll / Harvest 60 40 80 60 45 40 325
Exeggutor Grass / Psychic NU Chlorophyll / Harvest 95 95 85 125 65 55 520
Illumise Bug NU Oblivious / Tinted Lens / Prankster 65 47 55 73 75 85 400
Munna Psychic LC Forewarn / Synchronize / Telepathy 76 25 45 67 55 24 292
Musharna Psychic NU Forewarn / Synchronize / Telepathy 116 55 85 107 95 29 487
Oddish Grass / Poison LC Chlorophyll / Run Away 45 50 55 75 65 30 320
Sableye Dark / Ghost UU Keen Eye / Stall / Prankster 50 75 75 65 65 50 380
Umbreon Dark UU Synchronize / Inner Focus 95 65 110 60 130 65 525
Vileplume Grass / Poison NU Chlorophyll / Effect Spore 75 80 85 100 90 50 480
Volbeat Bug NU Illuminate / Swarm / Prankster 65 73 55 47 75 85 400