Pokémon GO Solgaleo vs. Lunala


With Solgaleo and Lunala both making their debut in Pokémon GO, many are wondering which one to get, and how to get them.

As part of the Season of Light, the Astral Eclipse event has begun which brings both Solgaleo and Lunala to Pokémon GO. Players will recognize these Pokémon from the covers of Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon. While players will be eager to catch them and add them to their collection, there are some important conditions that need to be met in order to obtain each of the Pokémon.

How to Get Solgaleo and Lunala in Pokémon GO

In order to add Solgaleo to your team in Pokémon GO, players will need to use 100 Cosmog Candy on Cosmoem during the daytime hours. Similarly, to evolve Cosmoem into Lunala in Pokémon GO players will need to use 100 Cosmog Candy during the night-time hours.

Pokémon GO Solgaleo vs. Lunala

Given how much Candy is required to evolve Cosmoem into either of them, the majority of players might only grind for one of the two. So, which is better? Solgaleo or Lunala?

It boils down to which type and move set you prefer. Solgaleo is a dual Psychic/Steel-type Pokémon whereas Lunala is a dual Psychic/Ghost-type.

Solgaleo is weak to Ground, Ghost, Fire and Dark-type moves. Lunala is only weak to Ghost and Dark-type moves, but they'll do far more damage to Lunala than Solgaleo.

While Solgaleo might have more weaknesses, it also has more resistances, too. It's resistant to:

  • Normal
  • Flying
  • Rock
  • Steel
  • Grass
  • Ice
  • Dragon
  • Fairy
  • Poison
  • Psychic

Lunala is resistant to:

  • Poison
  • Psychic
  • Normal
  • Fighting

Both Pokémon also have a very low chance to be Shiny.

Pokémon GO Solgaleo Moves

Solgaleo can learn the following moves in Pokémon GO:

Quick Moves

  • Zen Headbutt
  • Fire Spin

Main Moves

  • Flamethrower
  • Iron Head
  • Solar Beam
  • Psychic Fangs

Pokémon GO Lunala Moves

Lunala can learn the following moves in Pokémon GO:

Quick Moves

  • Confusion
  • Air Slash

Main Moves

  • Shadow Ball
  • Moonblast
  • Psychic
  • Future Sight

The Pokémon GO Astral Eclipse event runs from Wednesday Nov. 23, 10:00 a.m. to Monday, Nov. 28 at 8:00 p.m. local time.