Light Screen (move)

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Move data

Type Psychic
Category Status Status
Power -
Accuracy -
PP 30  (max. 48)
Introduced Generation 1

Technical/Hidden Machine

Ruby/Sapphire
FireRed/LeafGreen
Emerald
TM16
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
TM16
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
TM16
X/Y TM16

Effects

Light Screen reduces damage from Special attacks by 50%, for 5 turns. Its effects apply to all Pokémon on the user's side of the field.

If the user is holding Light Clay when Light Screen is used, its effects last for 8 turns.

The move Brick Break, when used against an Pokémon under Light Screen's effect, will remove the screen before dealing damage. The ability Infiltrator bypasses the effects of Light Screen.

Light Screen is the Special counterpart to Reflect.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets all Pokemon on the user’s team.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
Ups SPCL.DEF with a wall of light.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Creates a wall of light that lowers SP. ATK damage.
FireRed/LeafGreen A wall of light cuts damage from SP. ATK attacks for five turns.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
A wondrous wall of light is put up to suppress damage from special attacks for five turns.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
A wondrous wall of light is put up to suppress damage from special attacks for five turns.
X/Y A wondrous wall of light is put up to reduce damage from special attacks for five turns.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Light Screen at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Pikachu
#025 / Electric
Level 45
Voltorb
#100 / Electric
Level 26
Electrode
#101 / Electric
Level 26
Chansey
#113 / Normal
Level 46
Staryu
#120 / Water
Level 33
Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 22
Electabuzz
#125 / Electric
Level 26
Zapdos
#145 / Electric · Flying
Level 64
Chikorita
#152 / Grass
Level 31
Bayleef
#153 / Grass
Level 36
Meganium
#154 / Grass
Level 40
Ledyba
#165 / Bug · Flying
Level 14
Ledian
#166 / Bug · Flying
Level 14
Mareep
#179 / Electric
Level 43
Flaaffy
#180 / Electric
Level 52
Ampharos
#181 / Electric
Level 57
Elekid
#239 / Electric
Level 26
Blissey
#242 / Normal
Level 46
Dustox
#269 / Bug · Poison
Level 31
Mime Jr.
#439 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 22
Electivire
#466 / Electric
Level 26
Sigilyph
#561 / Psychic · Flying
Level 24
Solosis
#577 / Psychic
Level 16
Duosion
#578 / Psychic
Level 16
Reuniclus
#579 / Psychic
Level 16
Emolga
#587 / Electric · Flying
Level 34
Cryogonal
#615 / Ice
Level 37
Fennekin
#653 / Fire
Level 27
Braixen
#654 / Fire
Level 30
Delphox
#655 / Fire · Psychic
Level 30
Vivillon
#666 / Bug · Flying
Level 1
Espurr
#677 / Psychic
Level 13
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Level 13
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Level 13
Swirlix
#684 / Fairy
Level 58
Slurpuff
#685 / Fairy
Level 58
Inkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
Level 31
Malamar
#687 / Dark · Psychic
Level 31
Amaura
#698 / Rock · Ice
Level 47
Aurorus
#699 / Rock · Ice
Level 50
Sylveon
#700 / Fairy
Level 33
Carbink
#703 / Rock · Fairy
Level 60
Xerneas
#716 / Fairy
Level 5
Diancie
#719 / Rock · Fairy
Level 60
Hoopa
#721 / Psychic · Ghost
Level 19

Learnt by TM

Bulbasaur
#001 / Grass · Poison
Ivysaur
#002 / Grass · Poison
Venusaur
#003 / Grass · Poison
Pikachu
#025 / Electric
Raichu
#026 / Electric
Clefairy
#035 / Fairy
Clefable
#036 / Fairy
Jigglypuff
#039 / Normal · Fairy
Wigglytuff
#040 / Normal · Fairy
Paras
#046 / Bug · Grass
Parasect
#047 / Bug · Grass
Psyduck
#054 / Water
Golduck
#055 / Water
Abra
#063 / Psychic
Kadabra
#064 / Psychic
Alakazam
#065 / Psychic
Machop
#066 / Fighting
Machoke
#067 / Fighting
Machamp
#068 / Fighting
Slowpoke
#079 / Water · Psychic
Slowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
Magnemite
#081 / Electric · Steel
Magneton
#082 / Electric · Steel
Drowzee
#096 / Psychic
Hypno
#097 / Psychic
Voltorb
#100 / Electric
Electrode
#101 / Electric
Exeggcute
#102 / Grass · Psychic
Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Psychic
Chansey
#113 / Normal
Staryu
#120 / Water
Starmie
#121 / Water · Psychic
Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
Scyther
#123 / Bug · Flying
Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Electabuzz
#125 / Electric
Jolteon
#135 / Electric
Zapdos
#145 / Electric · Flying
Dratini
#147 / Dragon
Dragonair
#148 / Dragon
Dragonite
#149 / Dragon · Flying
Mewtwo
#150 / Psychic
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Chikorita
#152 / Grass
Bayleef
#153 / Grass
Meganium
#154 / Grass
Ledyba
#165 / Bug · Flying
Ledian
#166 / Bug · Flying
Pichu
#172 / Electric
Cleffa
#173 / Fairy
Igglybuff
#174 / Normal · Fairy
Togepi
#175 / Fairy
Togetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
Natu
#177 / Psychic · Flying
Xatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
Mareep
#179 / Electric
Flaaffy
#180 / Electric
Ampharos
#181 / Electric
Marill
#183 / Water · Fairy
Azumarill
#184 / Water · Fairy
Sunkern
#191 / Grass
Sunflora
#192 / Grass
Espeon
#196 / Psychic
Slowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
Girafarig
#203 / Normal · Psychic
Pineco
#204 / Bug
Forretress
#205 / Bug · Steel
Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Slugma
#218 / Fire
Magcargo
#219 / Fire · Rock
Swinub
#220 / Ice · Ground
Piloswine
#221 / Ice · Ground
Corsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Stantler
#234 / Normal
Smoochum
#238 / Ice · Psychic
Elekid
#239 / Electric
Blissey
#242 / Normal
Raikou
#243 / Electric
Lugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Ho-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
Celebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
Dustox
#269 / Bug · Poison
Ralts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
Kirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
Gardevoir
#282 / Psychic · Fairy
Azurill
#298 / Normal · Fairy
Meditite
#307 / Fighting · Psychic
Medicham
#308 / Fighting · Psychic
Electrike
#309 / Electric
Manectric
#310 / Electric
Plusle
#311 / Electric
Minun
#312 / Electric
Volbeat
#313 / Bug
Illumise
#314 / Bug
Spoink
#325 / Psychic
Grumpig
#326 / Psychic
Lunatone
#337 / Rock · Psychic
Solrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Baltoy
#343 / Ground · Psychic
Claydol
#344 / Ground · Psychic
Feebas
#349 / Water
Milotic
#350 / Water
Chimecho
#358 / Psychic
Snorunt
#361 / Ice
Glalie
#362 / Ice
Metang
#375 / Steel · Psychic
Metagross
#376 / Steel · Psychic
Latias
#380 / Dragon · Psychic
Latios
#381 / Dragon · Psychic
Jirachi
#385 / Steel · Psychic
Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Attack Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
Turtwig
#387 / Grass
Grotle
#388 / Grass
Torterra
#389 / Grass · Ground
Shinx
#403 / Electric
Luxio
#404 / Electric
Luxray
#405 / Electric
Pachirisu
#417 / Electric
Chingling
#433 / Psychic
Bronzor
#436 / Steel · Psychic
Bronzong
#437 / Steel · Psychic
Mime Jr.
#439 / Psychic · Fairy
Happiny
#440 / Normal
Snover
#459 / Grass · Ice
Abomasnow
#460 / Grass · Ice
Magnezone
#462 / Electric · Steel
Electivire
#466 / Electric
Togekiss
#468 / Fairy · Flying
Mamoswine
#473 / Ice · Ground
Gallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ghost
Rotom
Heat Rotom
#479 / Electric · Fire
Rotom
Wash Rotom
#479 / Electric · Water
Rotom
Frost Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ice
Rotom
Fan Rotom
#479 / Electric · Flying
Rotom
Mow Rotom
#479 / Electric · Grass
Uxie
#480 / Psychic
Mesprit
#481 / Psychic
Azelf
#482 / Psychic
Cresselia
#488 / Psychic
Manaphy
#490 / Water
Arceus
#493 / Normal
Victini
#494 / Psychic · Fire
Snivy
#495 / Grass
Servine
#496 / Grass
Serperior
#497 / Grass
Watchog
#505 / Normal
Munna
#517 / Psychic
Musharna
#518 / Psychic
Blitzle
#522 / Electric
Zebstrika
#523 / Electric
Woobat
#527 / Psychic · Flying
Swoobat
#528 / Psychic · Flying
Audino
#531 / Normal
Sewaddle
#540 / Bug · Grass
Swadloon
#541 / Bug · Grass
Leavanny
#542 / Bug · Grass
Whimsicott
#547 / Grass · Fairy
Lilligant
#549 / Grass
Sigilyph
#561 / Psychic · Flying
Cinccino
#573 / Normal
Gothita
#574 / Psychic
Gothorita
#575 / Psychic
Gothitelle
#576 / Psychic
Solosis
#577 / Psychic
Duosion
#578 / Psychic
Reuniclus
#579 / Psychic
Vanillite
#582 / Ice
Vanillish
#583 / Ice
Vanilluxe
#584 / Ice
Deerling
#585 / Normal · Grass
Sawsbuck
#586 / Normal · Grass
Emolga
#587 / Electric · Flying
Alomomola
#594 / Water
Joltik
#595 / Bug · Electric
Galvantula
#596 / Bug · Electric
Eelektrik
#603 / Electric
Eelektross
#604 / Electric
Elgyem
#605 / Psychic
Beheeyem
#606 / Psychic
Cryogonal
#615 / Ice
Larvesta
#636 / Bug · Fire
Volcarona
#637 / Bug · Fire
Virizion
#640 / Grass · Fighting
Reshiram
#643 / Dragon · Fire
Zekrom
#644 / Dragon · Electric
Kyurem
Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem
White Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem
Black Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
Genesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
Fennekin
#653 / Fire
Braixen
#654 / Fire
Delphox
#655 / Fire · Psychic
Vivillon
#666 / Bug · Flying
Florges
#671 / Fairy
Espurr
#677 / Psychic
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Spritzee
#682 / Fairy
Aromatisse
#683 / Fairy
Swirlix
#684 / Fairy
Slurpuff
#685 / Fairy
Inkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
Malamar
#687 / Dark · Psychic
Helioptile
#694 / Electric · Normal
Heliolisk
#695 / Electric · Normal
Amaura
#698 / Rock · Ice
Aurorus
#699 / Rock · Ice
Sylveon
#700 / Fairy
Carbink
#703 / Rock · Fairy
Klefki
#707 / Steel · Fairy
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Xerneas
#716 / Fairy
Diancie
#719 / Rock · Fairy
Hoopa
#721 / Psychic · Ghost