Template:InfoboxItemThe Moon Stick was an item used by Sailor Moon in the first season of the series . She used this item to perform the Moon Healing Escalation attack. The Moon Stick became more powerful after the Silver Crystal was attached to it. The previous owner of the Moon Stick was Queen Serenity.
The Moon Stick did not exist in Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon. Instead, a weapon very similar to the Moon Stick, the Moonlight Stick was used. In the DiC English dub, it is called The Crescent Moon Wand. The Moon Wand was its name in Mixx manga and the kanzenban release . It retained its name in the Viz dub and in the Original Kodansha manga.
In the manga, the Moon Stick was similar in appearance to the one in the anime but the crescent moon was light blue instead of gold.
When the Silver Crystal appeared, it could be used in conjunction with the Moon Stick. In the final battle with Queen Metalia, the Moon Stick became a long staff. After Usagi got her new brooch, she used the Moon Stick to destroy Queen Metalia and revive the people of the Earth. The Moon Stick vanished and was never seen or mentioned again.
In the original anime it was a bright pink-colored stick with a golden crescent moon-shaped decoration on the bottom, a jewel and a crescent moon shape near the moon end, and a gold crescent moon on the top. The item was given to Sailor Moon by Luna in episode 25. In a flashback scene in episode 44, Queen Serenity said that it could only be used by a descendant of the Moon Kingdom.
The item itself was a point of conflict in the first season, as the other Senshi doubted Usagi's responsibility to use it properly. In episode 28, it fell out of Usagi's bag as she hurried to catch up with Naru and nearly landed in a river. Luna returned it to her later and warned her to be more careful.
In episode 34, the Silver Crystal appeared and attached itself to the stick. This was the final form of the Moon Stick that Sailor Moon used to defeat Queen Beryl in episode 46. After this battle, the Moon Stick was never seen again.
In episode 48, Sailor Moon attempted to summon the Moon Stick but failed. Later in episode 51, the item was replaced by the much stronger Cutie Moon Rod.
In the original anime, the Moon Stick had an alarm within it that went off whenever a Rainbow Crystal carrier came near it.
In Sailor Moon Crystal, the Moon Stick was similar in appearance to the one in the 90s anime but the crescent moon was light blue instead of gold, and the underneath part is more detailed and doesn't have a bow on it.
When the Silver Crystal appeared, it could be used in conjunction with the Moon Stick. The Moon Stick was before owned and used by Queen Serenity and can be used only by descendants of Moon Kingdom.
The Stick has the same appearance as in the manga.
In the final battle with Queen Metalia, the Moon Stick became a long staff. After Usagi got her new brooch, she used the Moon Stick to destroy Queen Metaria and revive the people of the Earth. The Moon Staff vanished and was never seen or mentioned again.
- In episode 43, when Oniwabandana struck the Moon Stick with her sword, the sword broke but the Moon Stick remained unharmed. This indicates that it was made out of an indestructible diamond-like material.
- In ADV's box set of the anime, the Moon Stick was referred to as the "Crescent Moon Wand" in the subtitles, the DiC English dub name for the item.
- In the Spanish version, the Moon Stick was called "Los Cuernos de la Luna", meaning "The Horns of the Moon". This was a term often used in literature to describe a Goddess of the Moon.