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What are Luma Temtem?

Learn about Luma (Shiny) Temtem and how hard they are to find

Guide to Luma (Shiny) Temtem Image: Crema/Twitter
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Like that other fighting creature collecting game, Temtem has ultra-rare versions of every species called Luma. (Pokémon games call them Shiny.)

In this guide, we’ll explain what Luma Temtem are and what makes them special.

What are Luma Temtem

Luma Temtem are color variants of regular Temtem.

Aside from a different palette, Luma Temtem have generally better stats, and at least three perfect Single Values (SV) stats (more on this below) per the 0.2 patch notes. This makes them stronger than regular Temtem, but it also makes them more valuable for Breeding.

Luma Temtem and their stats

The stats your Temtem actually use in battle are a combination of three sets of numbers: Base Stats, Training Values (TV), and Single Values (SV).

  • Base Stats are shared by every member of a species at any given level. They increase as the Temtem levels up and evolves — either by fighting or by using an item like the Coward’s Cloak.
  • Training Values are earned as a Temtem defeats others in battle, so untamed or recently captured Temtem will have TVs of zero. Each species of Temtem rewards different TVs. You won’t see these on the after-battle reports or when you level up. You’ll have to go into your squad’s details to see the actual numbers.
  • Single Values are randomly generated when the Temtem is born — either through Breeding or when it’s spawned in the world as an untamed Temtem. These numbers don’t change over time. SVs are a number between 1 and 50.

Their SVs are what make Luma special — every Luma Temtem will have at least three perfect (50) SVs. Having those perfect SVs makes Luma Temtem very valuable for breeding, since SVs are inherited from parents.

Where to find Luma Temtem

Currently, there’s no way to increase your chances of finding a Luma Temtem, nor are there any locations that have more than usual. You just always have a 1 in 6,000 chance of bumping into one, per the 0.2.3 patch notes.

This, however, means that you also have a 99.98% chance of not finding one. And that means that the best way to find them is just to encounter a lot of untamed Temtem and hope you get lucky.

Update: This has been reduced to 1 in 8,000 as of the 0.5.12 patch. Which means you’re not going to find one 99.99% of the time.

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