Necrozma just Got New Moves and Reduced Fusion Cost

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Data miners have reported that Necrozma’s movesets have been changed dramatically, and that the cost to fuse Necrozma with Solgaleo and Lunala has been reduced. We were quite happy to hear this, as Necrozma’s initial moves were underwhelming at best, and Fusion resources are expected to be pretty rare, so any reduction is welcome.

If you are not sure what is going on, and why we are talking about Necrozma, scroll to the bottom of this article to learn more – Necroma is coming for GO Fest 2024, and there have been a number of leaks indicating that a new Fusion mechanic is coming as well.

Now with that being said, let’s see what’s new!

Necrozma’s new moves

Necrozma

Here are all the moveset changes that Niantic pushed for Necrozma:

Fast moves
Old New
  • Confusion Psychic
  • Psycho Cut Psychic
  • Metal Claw Steel
  • Shadow Claw Ghost
  • Psycho Cut Psychic
Charge moves
Old New
  • Rock Blast Rock
  • Power Gem Rock
  • Night Slash Dark
  • Dark Pulse Dark
  • Future Sight Psychic
  • Iron Head Steel
  • Outrage Dragon

That’s a lot to take in, but it is a really exciting update, especially with the addition of Shadow Claw, and all of the new charge moves. Necrozma now has much more potential and utility. It will be really interesting to see how this pans out in PvP and PvE scenarios.

Future Sight is great, and it benefits from STAB (Same Type Attack Bonus) for additional damage. Outrage is always an interesting sight, and Dark Pulse/Iron Head could add some depth in Trainer Battles. We also love the new Steel additions!

quick_moves: METAL_CLAW_FAST
quick_moves: PSYCHO_CUT_FAST
quick_moves: SHADOW_CLAW_FAST
cinematic_moves: DARK_PULSE
cinematic_moves: FUTURESIGHT
cinematic_moves: IRON_HEAD
cinematic_moves: OUTRAGE

Fusion cost changes

According to the Game Master file, in order to fuse Necrozma you need 1000 of something called FUSION_RESOURCE, 30 Necrozma and 30 Cosmog candy. We have a few comments here:

  • Fusion now costs 30 Candy, down from 50 Candy. It is still not clear if it will use only Necrozma, or both Necrozma and Cosmog candy, it is described in two separate fields, so it is possible both
  • The 1000 Fusion energy cost is unchanged, and it still looks like it will use different energy for Dusk Mane Solgaleo and Dawn Wings Lunala

Here’s the code behind:

form_change {
  available_form: NECROZMA_DUSK_MANE
  candy_cost: 30
  item_cost: FUSION_RESOURCE_DUSKMANE_NECROZMA
  item_cost_count: 1000
  component_pokemon_settings {
    pokedex_id: SOLGALEO
    component_candy_cost: 30
    form_change_type: FUSE
    family_id: FAMILY_COSMOG
  }
  ob_component_pokemon_moves {
    ob_moves_2 {
      ob_move_ids: SUNSTEEL_STRIKE
    }
  }
}
form_change {
  available_form: NECROZMA_DAWN_WINGS
  candy_cost: 30
  item_cost: FUSION_RESOURCE_DAWNWINGS_NECROZMA
  item_cost_count: 1000
  component_pokemon_settings {
    pokedex_id: LUNALA
    component_candy_cost: 30
    form_change_type: FUSE
    family_id: FAMILY_COSMOG
  }
  ob_component_pokemon_moves {
    ob_moves_2 {
      ob_move_ids: MOONGEIST_BEAM 
    }
  }
}

Wait… Necrozma is coming?

Necrozma, Pokémon GO Fest

Yes! Necrozma is coming to Pokémon GO, and Niantic has confirmed it. Necrozma first appeared in the Game Master file, the infamous “code-behind-the-game” file that contains stats and moves for every Pokémon in the game.

Not long after, Necrozma started appearing on various promotional images, on data mined GO Fest 2024 stickers, and then even on the official Pokémon GO website. It is the box-art legendary of this year’s GO Fest!

Necrozma is expected to appear at the following locations:

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