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You kids... run away... that thing... is a monster!
~ Lusamine warning Lillie and the Player about Necrozma.
Lie... Lie... Liiight!
~ Ultra Necrozma

Necrozma, also known as the Prism Pokémon, is the main antagonist of the 2017 Nintendo 3DS videogames Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon. It is a Psychic-type Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation VII. It is the mascot Legendary Pokémon of both games in the forms of Dusk Mane Necrozma and Dawn Wings Necrozma respectively, and a member of the Light trio alongside Solgaleo and Lunala.

Biography

Origins

Necrozma was once an entity that spread light across Ultra Space, known as the Blinding One. That was until the residents of Ultra Megalopolis managed to restrain it, imprisoning it within the Megalo Tower, using its light as a source of power. While it was captured, Necrozma was tortured by the people to produce light, enough that it caused a crippling injury that led to the light within itself to consistently leak out. This caused Necrozma to go berserk, resulting in its desire to drain all light from the universe to regain all of the light that it had lost. After stealing the light from Ultra Megalopolis as it escaped its imprisonment, Necrozma went on a rampage stealing all the light from multiple spots throughout Ultra Space. At one time in the past, Necrozma arrived at the Pokémon planet in the Alola region, where it defeated the guardian deities, but Solgaleo/Lunala managed to defeat it and banish it back into Ultra Space. As its strength kept growing, the Ultra Recon Squad from Ultra Megalopolis explored other worlds to find and stop Necrozma before its powers could make it become unstoppable.

Pokémon Sun/Pokémon Moon

Necrozma was discovered deep underground, where it had been resting for ages, waking from the opening of the Ultra Wormhole. In the post-story, after the player obtains every Ultra Beast released into Alola from Ultra Space by Lusamine and Nihilego, Looker mentions a black figure he saw flying around Melemele Island, but shrugs it off since all the Ultra Beasts have been captured. However, visiting Ten Carat Hill will trigger a battle against Necrozma, where the player can either capture or defeat it. It has a 1% chance of appearing, and until the player captures it, it will infinitely respawn should the player flee or knock it out.

Pokémon Ultra Sun/Pokémon Ultra Moon

When Lusamine opened the Ultra Wormholes to locate and capture Necrozma, the entity kicked her and Guzma out and began to wreak havoc, but is attacked by Nebby in the form of Solgaleo or Lunala, depending on the player's game. Necrozma manages to defeat Nebby and forcefully merges with it, changing into its Dusk Mane or Dawn Wings form and then battling the player to test its newfound power. After defeating Necrozma, it retreats into Ultra Space.

Afterwards, the player is required by the Ultra Recon Squad to chase after Necrozma on Lunala in Ultra Sun or Solgaleo in Ultra Moon. Upon warping through a white wormhole in Ultra Space, the player is taken to Ultra Megalopolis, where once reaching the top of the Megalo Tower, they will find Necrozma reaching its Ultra Burst and transforming into Ultra Necrozma, its ultimate form. It will challenge the player and their Pokémon, where all of its stats are boosted by aura.

Upon defeating Ultra Necrozma, it releases Nebby and falls through the floor into another world, without specification on where it went. On the way to the Pokémon League on Mount Lanakila, the player discovers Necrozma in a crater on the mountain, exhausted from its loss of light with a complete loss of memory from traveling through worlds. The player is given the option to share some light from their Z-Ring to Necrozma, and should they accept, Necrozma will become well enough to battle, where the player can be able to capture it. After its defeat, the player will then be rewarded the Ultranecrozium Z and obtain the N-Solarizer and N-Lunarizer from Colress to merge Necrozma to Solgaleo or Lunala.

Pokémon Sword/Pokémon Shield

Necrozma can be encountered in the Dynamax Adventures of the Crown Tundra, but only after the first three legendary quests have been cleared, the "They Came From The Ultra Beyond" adventure is started, and the player has become the Champion.

Anime

Necrozma is first mentioned in SM074, where Acerola tells Ash the legend of the origin of Alola, where Ultra Necrozma, Solgaleo, and Lunala brought light to the region. The ancient people referred to Necrozma as the "Blinding One", as it shined the brightest out of the three. Team Rocket eavesdropped on the story and contacted Giovanni, only for Matori to end the transmission, as Giovanni already knew of Necrozma.

In SM087, Necrozma broke out of its slumber in Poipole's world, facing against Lunala and Solgaleo/Nebby before following them through the Ultra Wormhole and into Alola. In SM088, it defeated and took over Lunala, fighting against Nebby until Ash and his friends arrived as part of the Ultra Guardians, in hopes of catching Necrozma. A special unit of Team Rocket appeared and attempted to capture Necrozma, although it easily managed to break through their net. Nebby used Sunsteel Strike and managed to separate Necrozma from Lunala. However, after being injured by Nebby and Team Rocket, Necrozma took over Nebby instead, fleeing back through a Wormhole, leaving Lunala injured.

In SM089, once Lunala was healed, it led the Guardians through the Wormhole into Poipole's world, then left, allowing Ash and the others to meet Naganadel, who told them of Necrozma's past. She explained that once, it was Ultra Necrozma, guardian of their world, until a meteor threatened to destroy the world. Necrozma destroyed it, but it lost all its light, falling void of its energy. Necrozma then arrived, and began to fight against Lunala. When Lunala appeared to be losing the brawl, the Ultra Guardians fired Z-Moves at Necrozma, hoping that their Z-Power would restore Necrozma to its true self as the Blinding One.

In SM090, Necrozma absorbed the Z-Moves, but that wasn't enough to get it to let go of Nebby. However, with the combined Z-Power of the Ultra Guardians and their allies back in Alola, Necrozma was filled with enough light to release Nebby from its grasp. Despite their success, Necrozma was only angered by the attempt and attacked everyone so it could absorb Nebby once again. With the Z-Crystals they received from Nebby and Lunala, Ash and Gladion performed Searing Sunraze Smash and Menacing Moonraze Maelstrom, respectively. The two Z-Moves fully restored Necrozma back to its original form as Ultra Necrozma. Necrozma then used its power to restore Poipole's homeworld back to its previous state. Afterwards, Necrozma appeared in Alola before dissipating into light.

Other Media

Super Smash Bros.

Necrozma appears in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as a support spirit. Its ability prevents the fighter from being affected by gravity changes. Its spirit battle is a stamina battle against a giant golden Mewtwo with increased power to his Special Moves on Spear Pillar.

Appearance

Necrozma is an entity made out of what appears to be black crystalline material; its large, rock-like arms have three claws jutting out of them, as well as a single large whitish crystal protruding from each hand. Small hook-like wings grow out of each of its elbows. Its small legs bend backward like a bird and have three toes each. It does not seem to use its legs as it can naturally levitate.

The large protrusion attached on top of its head is its tail, which is white in the back with a dark gray symbol resembling a star in the center. The star-like pattern absorbs light that Necrozma can convert into lasers, and shines brightly when it does.

The sides of its head and the top of its tail are covered in spikes, and its face possesses a collection of multicolored shapes, made up of all seven spectrums of the rainbow, which glows white when absorbing light, referred to as its brain prism.

When transformed into its true form, Ultra Necrozma, its appearance takes the form of a massive white dragon with four wings and gold armor on its chest, arms, legs, and face. Its eyes take the shapes that formerly made its brain prism, with the right eye having a blue coloring and the left eye having a red coloring.

Necrozma's ability is "Prism Armor", which protects it from super-effective moves by a fourth. It gathers light as its energy source, which it can shoot out as its signature moves, "Prismatic Laser" or "Photon Geyser", the latter of which can be upgraded to become the Z-Move "Light that Burns the Sky" when in its ultra form.

Personality

Unlike most Pokémon that follow natural instincts, Necrozma is a completely sentient being that is driven by its desire for light and hatred for humanity, seeking to destroy them as vengeance for its suffering. It is described as an incredibly vicious and destructive Pokémon, and often fires lasers at anything around it.

Trivia

  • Despite coming from Ultra Space, Necrozma is not related to the Ultra Beasts; although the International Police have no records of it ever emerging from an Ultra Wormhole, so its classification is still uncertain.
    • Because of this, Beast Balls are not effective against capturing Necrozma.
    • The anime, Pokémon Adventures manga, Trading Card Game, and Pokémon Duel all classify Necrozma as an Ultra Beast.
  • Necrozma is the 800th Pokémon in the National Pokédex.
  • Despite being in the same trio as Solgaleo and Lunala, Necrozma has many differences compared to them:
    • Both Solgaleo and Lunala evolve from Cosmog and Cosmoem, while Necrozma has no evolutionary line.
    • Necrozma has two signature abilities (Prism Armor for normal Necrozma, Neuroforce for Ultra Necrozma) instead of one (Full Metal Body for Solgaleo, Shadow Shield for Lunala).
    • Necrozma has two signature moves (Prismatic Laser and Photon Geyser) instead of one (Sunsteel Strike for Solgaleo, Moongeist Beam for Lunala).
    • Necrozma has its own exclusive Z-Move and Z-Crystal while Solgaleo and Lunala don't.
  • Necrozma is the tenth pure Psychic-type Legendary Pokémon, following Mewtwo, Mew, Deoxys, the lake trio, Cresselia, Cosmog, and Cosmoem.
  • With a catch rate of 255 during its weakened state at the top of Mount Lanakila in Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, Necrozma is the easiest Legendary Pokémon to catch.
    • Initially, in the original Sun and Moon games, Necrozma's catch rate was 3, similar to any other Legendary Pokémon.
  • Necrozma is the first main antagonist in the core series to be a Pokémon itself and not a human.
  • Because Z-Crystals cannot be obtained in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, it is impossible to obtain Ultra Necrozma in those games.

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