A Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: The Teal Mask screenshot of regular and Bloodmoon Ursaluna in a picnic.
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All Differences Between Regular and Bloodmoon Ursaluna in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Listed

There's a lot more than just a cool name differentiating Bloodmoon and regular Ursaluna.

Ursaluna, has a special new form in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: Bloodmoon Ursaluna, and while it’s the same Pokemon as Ursaring’s Hisuian evolution, they have quite a number of differences. Read on to discover all the differences between regular Ursaluna and its Bloodmoon form in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

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Regular Ursaluna’s Evolutionary Line in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Regular Ursaluna evolves from Teddiursa and Ursaring, although Ursaring can’t evolve into Ursaluna in Scarlet and Violet. In Pokemon Legends: Arceus, Ursaring evolves by using a Peat Block during a full moon. Both Peat Blocks and moon cycles are absent in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, making it impossible to evolve Ursaring.

The only way to obtain regular Ursaluna in Scarlet and Violet is by evolving Ursaring in Pokémon Legends: Arceus and transferring Ursaluna to Scarlet or Violet using Pokémon HOME.

Bloodmoon Ursaluna, on the other hand, doesn’t evolve from Ursaring at all. You can breed it to produce Teddiursa eggs, but there is no way to evolve Ursaring into a Bloodmoon Ursaluna.

Regular and Bloodmoon Ursaluna’s Different Stats 

The most noticeable difference between regular and Bloodmoon Ursaluna is that regular Ursaluna is a physical attacking powerhouse while Bloodmoon Ursaluna is a great special attacker.

Defensively, Bloodmoon Ursaluna has a higher Defense stat, but regular Ursaluna is more well-rounded overall, with a higher Special Defense and HP. Speed-wise, both are rather slow, so a Speed-reducing nature could be a good choice for either, especially if you’re interested in running a Trick Room team. Here are their base stats in comparison:

Regular UrsalunaBloodmoon Ursaluna
Special Attack45135
Special Defense8065

Regular and Bloodmoon Ursaluna’s Different Abilities 

Regular Ursaluna’s Three Possible Abilities

Regular Ursaluna has three possible Abilities. The first is Guts, its most commonly used Ability. Guts increases a Pokémon’s Attack stat by 50% if it’s suffering from a status condition. It also allows the Pokémon to ignore the Attack penalty from a Burn, making the Flame Orb a fantastic held item to activate the Ability. Most regular Ursaluna use Guts and Flame Orb along with the move Facade to dish out massive damage. 

Its other regular Ability is Bulletproof, which makes a Pokémon immune to “ball” moves such as Aura Sphere and “bomb” moves such as Seed Bomb. Its Hidden Ability is Unnerve, which prevents opponents from consuming their held Berry items. To get its Hidden Ability, you need to use an Ability Patch item. 

Here are all of Ursaluna’s abilities:

Normal Ability 1Guts
Normal Ability 2Bulletproof
Hidden AbilityUnnerve

Bloodmoon Ursaluna’s Exclusive Ability, Mind’s Eye

Mind’s Eye is an all-new Ability that is exclusive to Bloodmoon Ursaluna. The main effect of this Ability is that it allows the Pokémon’s Normal- and Fighting-type attacks to damage Ghost-type enemies. On top of that, Pokémon with Mind’s Eye can’t have their accuracy lowered and get to ignore the changes to opposing Pokémon’s evasion. Accuracy-reducing moves aren’t all that common in competitive play, but getting to ignore evasion increases is always a nice bonus effect to have.

Regular and Bloodmoon Ursaluna’s Different Attacks

Regular and Bloodmoon Ursaluna’s Different Level Up Attacks

Both Ursaluna forms learn similar moves through leveling up. Their most notable differences come from regular Ursaluna’s focus on physical attacks compared to Bloodmoon Ursaluna’s more special attack-focused learnset. Below is a table of all the moves regular Ursaluna learns through level up compared to Bloodmoon Ursaluna.

Regular UrsalunaBloodmoon Ursaluna
Level 1CovetHeadlong Rush
Level 1ScratchScratch
Level 1LeerLeer
Level 1LickLick
Level 1Fake Tears
SpecialHeadlong Rush (after evolving)Moonlight (through move remembering)
Level 8Fury SwipesFury Swipes
Level 13PaybackPayback
Level 17Sweet ScentHarden
Level 22SlashSlash
Level 25Play NicePlay Nice
Level 29Play Rough
Level 35Scary FaceScary Face
Level 41RestRest
Level 41SnoreSnore
Level 48High HorsepowerEarth Power
Level 56ThrashMoonblast
Level 64Hammer ArmHammer Arm
Level 70Blood Moon

Bloodmoon Ursaluna’s Exclusive Attack, Blood Moon 

A screenshot of Bloodmoon Ursaluna using the attack Blood Moon on a Cutiefly in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: The Teal Mask.
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Blood Moon is a Normal-type attack that only Bloodmoon Ursaluna can learn. Its main effect is that it can’t be used twice in a row. This may seem like a big drawback, but with 100% accuracy and a whopping 140 power, this is a small price to pay. Bloodmoon Ursaluna can still attack after using Blood Moon.

By comparison, the iconic move Hyper Beam has 90% accuracy, only 10 more base power than Blood Moon, and doesn’t allow the Pokémon that used it to move at all on the next turn. This attack is especially powerful in conjunction with Bloodmoon Ursaluna’s Mind’s Eye Ability, allowing it to damage Ghost-type Pokémon despite its Normal typing.

Regular and Bloodmoon Ursaluna’s Different TM Attacks 

Like their level up moves, both regular and Bloodmoon Ursaluna have a similar selection of TM attacks. Again, regular Ursaluna learns extra physical moves while Bloodmoon Ursaluna learns more special attacks. Below is a table of all the TMs both forms of Ursaluna can learn. Moves that can be learned are marked with a “Y” and moves they can’t are marked with a “-.” TMs that neither can learn are excluded.

Regular UrsalunaBloodmoon Ursaluna
TM001 Take DownYY
TM002 CharmY
TM003 Fake TearsY
TM006 Scary FaceYY
TM007 ProtectYY
TM012 Low KickYY
TM018 ThiefYY
TM020 TrailblazeYY
TM025 FacadeYY
TM027 Aerial AceY
TM028 BulldozeYY
TM030 SnarlY
TM031 Metal ClawYY
TM032 SwiftYY
TM035 Mud ShotY
TM036 Rock TombY
TM043 FlingYY
TM046 AvalancheYY
TM047 EndureYY
TM049 Sunny DayYY
TM050 Rain DanceYY
TM055 DigYY
TM058 Brick BreakYY
TM061 Shadow ClawYY
TM064 Bulk UpY
TM066 Body SlamYY
TM067 Fire PunchYY
TM068 Thunder PunchYY
TM069 Ice PunchYY
TM070 Sleep TalkYY
TM071 Seed BombYY
TM073 Drain PunchY
TM080 MetronomeY
TM084 Stomping TantrumYY
TM085 RestYY
TM086 Rock SlideYY
TM087 TauntYY
TM088 Swords DanceYY
TM089 Body PressYY
TM102 Gunk ShotYY
TM103 SubstituteYY
TM108 CrunchYY
TM117 Hyper VoiceYY
TM121 Heavy SlamYY
TM127 Play RoughY
TM129 Calm MindY
TM130 Helping HandYY
TM133 Earth PowerYY
TM149 EarthquakeYY
TM150 Stone EdgeYY
TM152 Giga ImpactYY
TM158 Focus BlastY
TM163 Hyper BeamYY
TM167 Close CombatY
TM171 Tera BlastYY
TM172 RoarYY
TM179 Smack DownYY
TM186 High HorsepowerYY
TM191 UproarYY
TM192 Focus PunchYY

Regular Ursaluna’s Egg Moves (and Pre-Evolution Move)

Because Bloodmoon Ursaluna doesn’t evolve from Ursaring, it can’t learn any Egg moves. Regular Ursaluna does learn some Egg moves, which can be taught through the Mirror Herb method. Belly Drum is an especially strong move for Guts Ursaluna to have in its arsenal. If you want to teach some Egg Moves to Ursaluna, you can do so by following the steps below:

  • Give Ursaluna as many empty move slots as Egg Moves you want it to learn
  • Have Ursaluna hold a Mirror Herb 
  • In your party, have Ursaluna and the Field Egg Group Pokémon that knows the move you want Ursaluna to learn
  • Wait for a few minutes, and Ursaluna will automatically learn the Egg Move 

The following table shows the Egg Moves regular Ursaluna can learn, and the Field Egg Group Pokémon that can learn it. Some of these moves overlap with TMs that Ursaluna can learn, but can be helpful if you don’t want to use up a TM to teach it.

Egg MoveField Egg Group Pokémon That can Teach it to Ursaluna
Belly DrumZangoose
Close CombatMankey, Primeape, Annihilape; Paldean Tauros (all forms); Hisuan Sneasel, Sneasler; Zangoose; Lucario; Passimian; Pawmot
CounterSlakoth, Vigoroth, Slaking; Zangoose; Lucario; Lycanroc (Midnight, Dusk); Mudbray, Mudsdale; Scorbunny, Raboot, Cinderace; Skwovet, Greedent; Annihilape
Cross ChopMankey, Primeape, Annihilape
CrunchGrowlithe, Arcanine (Kantonian, Hisuian); Girafarig, Farigiraf; Houndour, Houndoom; Seviper; Shinx, Luxio, Luxray; Floatzel; Hippopotas, Hippowdon; Sandile, Krokorok, Krookodile; Litleo, Pyroar; Yungoos, Gumshoos; Rockruff, Lycanroc (all forms); Fidough, Dachsbun; Maschiff, Mabostiff; Greavard, Houndstone
Double-EdgeTauros (all forms); Eevee, Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon, Espeon, Umbreon, Leafeon, Glaceon, Sylveon; Cyndaquil, Quilava, Typhlosion (Johtonian, Hisuian); Dunsparce, Dudunsparce; Phanpy; Stantler, Wyrdeer; Numel; Hippopotas, Hippowdon; Deerling, Sawsbuck; Skiddo, Gogoat; Passimian; Scorbunny, Raboot, Cinderace; Lechonk, Oinkologne; Dachsbun; Maschiff, Mabostiff; Greavard, Houndstone; Cetoddle, Cetitan
Fake TearsUrsaring, Ursaluna; Zorua (Unovan), Zoroark (Unovan)
Fury CutterZangoose; Oshawott, Dewott, Samurott (Unovan, Hisuian)
Metal ClawDiglett (Alolan), Dugtrio (Alolan); Meowth (Galarian), Perrserker; Sneasel (Johtonian, Hisuian), Weavile, Sneasler; Zangoose; Lucario
Night SlashDugtrio (Kantonian, Alolan); Meowth (Alolan), Persian (Alolan); Zangoose; Stunky, Skuntank; Weavile; Zoroark (Unovan); Meowscarada
Seismic TossMankey, Primeape, Annihilape
YawnWooper (Johtonian, Paldean), Quagsire, Clodsire; Dunsparce, Dudunsparce; Slakoth, Vigoroth, Slaking; Camerupt; Hippopotas, Hippowdon; Yungoos, Gumshoos; Komala; Fuecoco, Crocalor, Skeledirge; Lechonk, Oinkologne

Regular Ursaluna can also remember the move Baby-Doll Eyes, which Teddiursa learns in Scarlet and Violet at Level 1. If you want Ursaluna to learn Baby-Doll Eyes in Pokémon Legends: Arceus before transferring it to Scarlet or Violet, you can have either Teddiursa and Ursaring learn the attack at Level 6.

Minor Differences Between Regular and Bloodmoon Ursaluna

A Pokémon Scarlet and Violet screenshot of regular and Bloodmoon Ursaluna in a picnic.
Screenshot by Prima Games

There are other, minor differences between the regular and Bloodmoon forms of Ursaluna. Regular Ursaluna is 7′ 10″ (2.4 m) while Bloodmoon Ursaluna is 8′ 10″ (2.7 m). As a result, the regular Ursaluna is 639.3 lbs. (290 kg) while Bloodmoon Ursaluna is heavier at 727.5 lbs. (333 kg). While there are some moves, such as Grass Knot and Low Kick, that change in power based on the target Pokémon’s weight, they cap out when the Pokémon is 200 kg or more, so the forms’ weight differences are actually negligible.

How to Catch Bloodmoon Ursaluna in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Catching a Bloodmoon Ursaluna is much easier than you think. You’ll first need to complete the Bloodmoon Ursaluna side quest given by Perrin, who is in Mossui Town west of its Pokemon Center. Here are the steps necessary to catch a Bloodmoon Ursaluna in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet:

  1. Battle Perrin after accepting her quest.
  2. Once defeated, she’ll ask you to take photos of 10 different Pokemon during foggy nights. Night will automatically become foggy after talking to Perrin.
  3. Crouch and sneak, get close to the Pokemon, then take their photos.
  4. After you complete this, Perrin will ask you if you then want to battle the Bloodmoon Ursaluna. Don’t worry about catching it during the battle, as the option will be given to you afterward.

You will need to have caught at least 150 Pokemon in the Pokedex before being able to take on this quest. The Ursaluna battle will be hard. It has a huge health bar, is a ground-normal type that can hit ghost Pokemon, and will increase its stats over the battle to insane numbers. It’s in your best interest to end this fight as fast as possible.


Ursaluna is weak to Fighting, Water, Grass, and Ice. We recommend bringing Pokemon that can use these type weaknesses to good effect, while also tanking Normal and Ground-type attacks. A Corviknight that knows Body Press and Reversal is a good choice for this.

How to Get Regular Ursaluna

If Bloodmoon Ursaluna isn’t your speed, you can opt to get a regular Ursaluna. However, this Pokemon doesn’t exist in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet naturally. However, you can use a Pokemon Home subscription to transfer an Ursaluna from the game Pokemon Legends: Arceus into Scarlet & Violet. You can also trade for it with other players online.

And those are the differences between regular Ursaluna and its Bloodmoon form. If you want a more detailed guide on how to catch a Bloodmoon Ursaluna of your own, check out this guide.

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