Solar Beam (move)

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Move data

Type Grass
Category Special Special
Power 120
Accuracy 100
PP 10  (max. 16)
Introduced Generation 1

Technical/Hidden Machine

Red/Blue
Yellow
TM22
Gold/Silver
Crystal
TM22
Ruby/Sapphire
FireRed/LeafGreen
Emerald
TM22
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
TM22
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
TM22
X/Y
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire
TM22

Effects

The user of Solar Beam will absorb light on the first turn. On the second turn, Solar Beam deals damage.

During intense sunlight or when holding a Power Herb, Solar Beam executes in one turn. Its power decreases by 50% during rain, hail or a sandstorm.

Changes

In Generations 1-5, this move's name was formatted as SolarBeam.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
1st turn: Prepare 2nd turn: Attack
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Absorbs light in one turn, then attacks next turn.
FireRed/LeafGreen A 2-turn move that blasts the foe with absorbed energy in the 2nd turn.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
A two-turn attack. The user gathers light, then blasts a bundled beam on the second turn.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
A two-turn attack. The user gathers light, then blasts a bundled beam on the second turn.
X/Y A two-turn attack. The user gathers light, then blasts a bundled beam on the next turn.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Solar Beam 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.

Ivysaur
#002 / Grass · Poison
Level 44
Venusaur
#003 / Grass · Poison
Level 53
Vileplume
#045 / Grass · Poison
Level 65
Exeggcute
#102 / Grass · Psychic
Level 43
Moltres
#146 / Fire · Flying
Level 71
Chikorita
#152 / Grass
Level 45
Bayleef
#153 / Grass
Level 54
Meganium
#154 / Grass
Level 66
Sunkern
#191 / Grass
Level 34
Sunflora
#192 / Grass
Level 34
Solrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Level 45
Tropius
#357 / Grass · Flying
Level 61
Groudon
#383 / Ground
Level 80
Cherubi
#420 / Grass
Level 37
Cherrim
#421 / Grass
Level 43
Cottonee
#546 / Grass · Fairy
Level 46
Maractus
#556 / Grass
Level 50
Deerling
#585 / Normal · Grass
Level 51
Sawsbuck
#586 / Normal · Grass
Level 60
Foongus
#590 / Grass · Poison
Level 43
Amoonguss
#591 / Grass · Poison
Level 49
Cryogonal
#615 / Ice
Level 53
Flabébé
#669 / Fairy
Level 48
Floette
#670 / Fairy
Level 58

Learnt by TM

Bulbasaur
#001 / Grass · Poison
Ivysaur
#002 / Grass · Poison
Venusaur
#003 / Grass · Poison
Charizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Butterfree
#012 / Bug · Flying
Beedrill
#015 / Bug · Poison
Clefairy
#035 / Fairy
Clefable
#036 / Fairy
Ninetales
#038 / Fire
Jigglypuff
#039 / Normal · Fairy
Wigglytuff
#040 / Normal · Fairy
Oddish
#043 / Grass · Poison
Gloom
#044 / Grass · Poison
Vileplume
#045 / Grass · Poison
Paras
#046 / Bug · Grass
Parasect
#047 / Bug · Grass
Venonat
#048 / Bug · Poison
Venomoth
#049 / Bug · Poison
Arcanine
#059 / Fire
Bellsprout
#069 / Grass · Poison
Weepinbell
#070 / Grass · Poison
Victreebel
#071 / Grass · Poison
Ponyta
#077 / Fire
Rapidash
#078 / Fire
Exeggcute
#102 / Grass · Psychic
Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Psychic
Lickitung
#108 / Normal
Chansey
#113 / Normal
Tangela
#114 / Grass
Kangaskhan
#115 / Normal
Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
Tauros
#128 / Normal
Porygon
#137 / Normal
Snorlax
#143 / Normal
Moltres
#146 / Fire · Flying
Mewtwo
#150 / Psychic
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Chikorita
#152 / Grass
Bayleef
#153 / Grass
Meganium
#154 / Grass
Typhlosion
#157 / Fire
Sentret
#161 / Normal
Furret
#162 / Normal
Ledyba
#165 / Bug · Flying
Ledian
#166 / Bug · Flying
Spinarak
#167 / Bug · Poison
Ariados
#168 / Bug · Poison
Cleffa
#173 / Fairy
Igglybuff
#174 / Normal · Fairy
Togepi
#175 / Fairy
Togetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
Natu
#177 / Psychic · Flying
Xatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
Bellossom
#182 / Grass
Hoppip
#187 / Grass · Flying
Skiploom
#188 / Grass · Flying
Jumpluff
#189 / Grass · Flying
Aipom
#190 / Normal
Sunkern
#191 / Grass
Sunflora
#192 / Grass
Yanma
#193 / Bug · Flying
Pineco
#204 / Bug
Forretress
#205 / Bug · Steel
Dunsparce
#206 / Normal
Snubbull
#209 / Fairy
Granbull
#210 / Fairy
Magcargo
#219 / Fire · Rock
Houndour
#228 / Dark · Fire
Houndoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Porygon2
#233 / Normal
Stantler
#234 / Normal
Miltank
#241 / Normal
Blissey
#242 / Normal
Entei
#244 / Fire
Ho-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
Celebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
Treecko
#252 / Grass
Grovyle
#253 / Grass
Sceptile
#254 / Grass
Blaziken
#257 / Fire · Fighting
Beautifly
#267 / Bug · Flying
Dustox
#269 / Bug · Poison
Lotad
#270 / Water · Grass
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Ludicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
Seedot
#273 / Grass
Nuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Surskit
#283 / Bug · Water
Masquerain
#284 / Bug · Flying
Shroomish
#285 / Grass
Breloom
#286 / Grass · Fighting
Slakoth
#287 / Normal
Vigoroth
#288 / Normal
Slaking
#289 / Normal
Nincada
#290 / Bug · Ground
Ninjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Shedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
Whismur
#293 / Normal
Loudred
#294 / Normal
Exploud
#295 / Normal
Skitty
#300 / Normal
Delcatty
#301 / Normal
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Volbeat
#313 / Bug
Illumise
#314 / Bug
Roselia
#315 / Grass · Poison
Gulpin
#316 / Poison
Swalot
#317 / Poison
Camerupt
#323 / Fire · Ground
Torkoal
#324 / Fire
Trapinch
#328 / Ground
Vibrava
#329 / Ground · Dragon
Flygon
#330 / Ground · Dragon
Cacnea
#331 / Grass
Cacturne
#332 / Grass · Dark
Swablu
#333 / Normal · Flying
Altaria
#334 / Dragon · Flying
Zangoose
#335 / Normal
Solrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Baltoy
#343 / Ground · Psychic
Claydol
#344 / Ground · Psychic
Lileep
#345 / Rock · Grass
Cradily
#346 / Rock · Grass
Castform
#351 / Normal
Kecleon
#352 / Normal
Tropius
#357 / Grass · Flying
Latias
#380 / Dragon · Psychic
Latios
#381 / Dragon · Psychic
Groudon
#383 / Ground
Rayquaza
#384 / Dragon · Flying
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
Infernape
#392 / Fire · Fighting
Budew
#406 / Grass · Poison
Roserade
#407 / Grass · Poison
Wormadam
Plant Cloak
#413 / Bug · Grass
Mothim
#414 / Bug · Flying
Cherubi
#420 / Grass
Cherrim
#421 / Grass
Ambipom
#424 / Normal
Buneary
#427 / Normal
Lopunny
#428 / Normal
Bronzor
#436 / Steel · Psychic
Bronzong
#437 / Steel · Psychic
Mime Jr.
#439 / Psychic · Fairy
Happiny
#440 / Normal
Munchlax
#446 / Normal
Carnivine
#455 / Grass
Snover
#459 / Grass · Ice
Abomasnow
#460 / Grass · Ice
Lickilicky
#463 / Normal
Tangrowth
#465 / Grass
Magmortar
#467 / Fire
Togekiss
#468 / Fairy · Flying
Yanmega
#469 / Bug · Flying
Leafeon
#470 / Grass
Porygon-Z
#474 / Normal
Uxie
#480 / Psychic
Heatran
#485 / Fire · Steel
Cresselia
#488 / Psychic
Shaymin
Land Forme
#492 / Grass
Shaymin
Sky Forme
#492 / Grass · Flying
Arceus
#493 / Normal
Victini
#494 / Psychic · Fire
Snivy
#495 / Grass
Servine
#496 / Grass
Serperior
#497 / Grass
Tepig
#498 / Fire
Pignite
#499 / Fire · Fighting
Emboar
#500 / Fire · Fighting
Pansage
#511 / Grass
Simisage
#512 / Grass
Pansear
#513 / Fire
Simisear
#514 / Fire
Gigalith
#526 / Rock
Audino
#531 / Normal
Sewaddle
#540 / Bug · Grass
Swadloon
#541 / Bug · Grass
Leavanny
#542 / Bug · Grass
Venipede
#543 / Bug · Poison
Whirlipede
#544 / Bug · Poison
Scolipede
#545 / Bug · Poison
Cottonee
#546 / Grass · Fairy
Whimsicott
#547 / Grass · Fairy
Petilil
#548 / Grass
Lilligant
#549 / Grass
Darumaka
#554 / Fire
Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
Maractus
#556 / Grass
Dwebble
#557 / Bug · Rock
Crustle
#558 / Bug · Rock
Sigilyph
#561 / Psychic · Flying
Garbodor
#569 / Poison
Deerling
#585 / Normal · Grass
Sawsbuck
#586 / Normal · Grass
Foongus
#590 / Grass · Poison
Amoonguss
#591 / Grass · Poison
Ferroseed
#597 / Grass · Steel
Ferrothorn
#598 / Grass · Steel
Litwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Lampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Chandelure
#609 / Ghost · Fire
Cryogonal
#615 / Ice
Golurk
#623 / Ground · Ghost
Heatmor
#631 / Fire
Larvesta
#636 / Bug · Fire
Volcarona
#637 / Bug · Fire
Virizion
#640 / Grass · Fighting
Reshiram
#643 / Dragon · Fire
Genesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
Chespin
#650 / Grass
Quilladin
#651 / Grass
Chesnaught
#652 / Grass · Fighting
Fennekin
#653 / Fire
Braixen
#654 / Fire
Delphox
#655 / Fire · Psychic
Talonflame
#663 / Fire · Flying
Vivillon
#666 / Bug · Flying
Litleo
#667 / Fire · Normal
Pyroar
#668 / Fire · Normal
Flabébé
#669 / Fairy
Floette
#670 / Fairy
Florges
#671 / Fairy
Skiddo
#672 / Grass
Gogoat
#673 / Grass
Phantump
#708 / Ghost · Grass
Trevenant
#709 / Ghost · Grass
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Noibat
#714 / Flying · Dragon
Noivern
#715 / Flying · Dragon
Volcanion
#721 / Fire · Water