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#754 Lurantis
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Lurantis' artwork for Pokémon Sun and Moon.
Category Bloom Sickle Pokémon
Original Region Alola
National Dex Nr. #754
Alola Dex Nr. #144
Type(s) Grass
Ability/ies Leaf Guard
Average Height 2'11"
Average Weight 40.8 lbs.

Lurantis, known in Japanese as ラランテス (Lalantes), is a Grass Pokémon that is native to Alola. It is the evolutionary form of Fomantis, and it is not known to evolve into any other Pokémon.

Biology

Lurantis is a plant-like Pokémon that bears resemblance to a praying mantis. The top half of its head is pink, while the bottom half is white. It has two red, iridescent eyes, two green antennae, and a small green lump between them. There are four extensions on its head; two at the top that have red tips and resemble ears, and two at the bottom that have white tips and are stylized like hair. Lurantis has a light-pink body with short extensions around the waist, and a green neck and abdomen. Its thin, white arms end in large red scythes with white along the rim and a single green claw on each. There are vertical pink and red stripes along its legs which have small, pointed green feet. Four red, wing-like appendages sprout from its back, each tipped in white.

Lurantis both looks and smells like a flower, giving it the title of the most glamorous Grass-type Pokémon in the world. It also uses this trait for hunting, attracting prey and launch a surprise attack when they draw too close. For self-defense, it will disguise itself as a Bug-type Pokémon to ward off predators.

Trivia

Origin

Lurantis is likely based on the orchid mantis, as well as the orchid flower itself.

Name Origin

The name Lurantis may be a combination of lure, allure, fleur (French for flower), and mantis.

lalantes may be a combination of 蘭 ran (orchid), and a corruption of mantis.

Names in other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Japaneseラランテス
Lalantes
From 蘭 ran and a corruption of mantis
FrenchFloramantisFrom flora and mantis
GermanMantideaFrom mantis and dea


National Pokédex
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#754: Lurantis
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#755: Morelull →
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