Hyper Beam (move)

Move data

Type Normal
Category   Special
Power 150
Accuracy 90
PP 5  (max. 8)
Makes contact? No
Introduced Generation 1

Machine/Record

Red​/​Blue
Yellow
TM15
Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
TM15
Ruby​/​Sapphire
FireRed​/​LeafGreen
Emerald
TM15
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
TM15
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
TM15
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
TM15
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
TM15
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee TM48
Sword​/​Shield TM08

Effects

Hyper Beam deals damage, but the user must recharge on the next turn (bringing its effective power down to 75 per turn).

If the user has the ability Truant, it will recharge in the same turn that it loafs around.

Hyper Beam is the Special counterpart to Giga Impact.

Changes

In Generation 1, if Hyper Beam KOs a Pokémon, it does not need to recharge.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Hyper Beam turns into Breakneck Blitz and has base power 200.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Hyper Beam
Japanese はかいこうせん (Hakai Kōsen)
German Hyperstrahl
French Ultralaser
Italian Iper Raggio
Spanish Hiperrayo

Game descriptions

Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
1st turn: Attack 2nd turn: Rest
Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
Powerful, but leaves the user immobile the next turn.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen A severely damaging attack that makes the user rest on the next turn.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
The foe is attacked with a powerful beam. The user must rest on the next turn to regain its energy.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The target is attacked with a powerful beam. The user must rest on the next turn to regain its energy.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The target is attacked with a powerful beam. The user can’t move on the next turn.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee
The target is attacked with a powerful beam. The user can’t move on the next turn.
Sword​/​Shield The target is attacked with a powerful beam. The user can’t move on the next turn.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Hyper Beam at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Gyarados
#130 / Water · Flying
Level 52
Remoraid
#223 / Water
Level 44
Octillery
#224 / Water
Level 54
Porygon2
#233 / Normal
Level 65
Larvitar
#246 / Rock · Ground
Level 42
Pupitar
#247 / Rock · Ground
Level 52
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Level 52
Exploud
#295 / Normal
Level 81
Claydol
#344 / Ground · Psychic
Level 1
Porygon-Z
#474 / Normal
Level 65
Klink
#599 / Steel
Level 48
Klang
#600 / Steel
Level 54
Klinklang
#601 / Steel
Level 56
Hydreigon
#635 / Dark · Dragon
Level 76
Lunala
#792 / Psychic · Ghost
Level 84
Melmetal
#809 / Steel
Level 96
Duraludon
#884 / Steel · Dragon
Level 66
Eternatus
#890 / Poison · Dragon
Level 80

Learnt by TM

Raichu
Alolan Raichu
#026 / Electric · Psychic
Sandslash
Alolan Sandslash
#028 / Ice · Steel
Ninetales
Alolan Ninetales
#038 / Ice · Fairy
Dugtrio
Alolan Dugtrio
#051 / Ground · Steel
Persian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Golduck
#055 / Water
Arcanine
#059 / Fire
Rapidash
#078 / Fire
Rapidash
Galarian Rapidash
#078 / Psychic · Fairy
Slowbro
Galarian Slowbro
#080 / Poison · Psychic
Cloyster
#091 / Water · Ice
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Kingler
#099 / Water
Exeggutor
Alolan Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Dragon
Marowak
Alolan Marowak
#105 / Fire · Ghost
Weezing
Galarian Weezing
#110 / Poison · Fairy
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Tangela
#114 / Grass
Seadra
#117 / Water
Seaking
#119 / Water
Mr. Mime
Galarian Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Ice
Scyther
#123 / Bug · Flying
Pinsir
#127 / Bug
Tauros
#128 / Normal
Lapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Flareon
#136 / Fire
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Togetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
Xatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
Umbreon
#197 / Dark
Steelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Piloswine
#221 / Ice · Ground
Mantine
#226 / Water · Flying
Kingdra
#230 / Water · Dragon
Larvitar
#246 / Rock · Ground
Pupitar
#247 / Rock · Ground
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Celebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
Linoone
Galarian Linoone
#264 / Dark · Normal
Ludicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
Nuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Ninjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Shedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Sharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Wailord
#321 / Water
Torkoal
#324 / Fire
Flygon
#330 / Ground · Dragon
Solrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Crawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Milotic
#350 / Water
Glalie
#362 / Ice
Vespiquen
#416 / Bug · Flying
Cherrim
#421 / Grass
Skuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Drapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Abomasnow
#460 / Grass · Ice
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Leafeon
#470 / Grass
Glaceon
#471 / Ice
Mamoswine
#473 / Ice · Ground
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Liepard
#510 / Dark
Gigalith
#526 / Rock
Scolipede
#545 / Bug · Poison
Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
Darmanitan
Galarian Standard Mode
#555 / Ice
Crustle
#558 / Bug · Rock
Zoroark
#571 / Dark
Vanilluxe
#584 / Ice
Escavalier
#589 / Bug · Steel
Klink
#599 / Steel
Klang
#600 / Steel
Beartic
#614 / Ice
Accelgor
#617 / Bug
Golurk
#623 / Ground · Ghost
Bisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Volcarona
#637 / Bug · Fire
Reshiram
#643 / Dragon · Fire
Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem
Black Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem
White Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Keldeo
Ordinary Forme
#647 / Water · Fighting
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Aegislash
Shield Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Malamar
#687 / Dark · Psychic
Sylveon
#700 / Fairy
Goodra
#706 / Dragon
Klefki
#707 / Steel · Fairy
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Avalugg
#713 / Ice
Incineroar
#727 / Fire · Dark
Ribombee
#743 / Bug · Fairy
Comfey
#764 / Fairy
Golisopod
#768 / Bug · Water
Mimikyu
#778 / Ghost · Fairy
Drampa
#780 / Normal · Dragon
Dhelmise
#781 / Ghost · Grass
Lunala
#792 / Psychic · Ghost
Magearna
#801 / Steel · Fairy
Orbeetle
#826 / Bug · Psychic
Thievul
#828 / Dark
Drednaw
#834 / Water · Rock
Coalossal
#839 / Rock · Fire
Flapple
#841 / Grass · Dragon
Toxtricity
Low Key Form
#849 / Electric · Poison
Toxtricity
Amped Form
#849 / Electric · Poison
Centiskorch
#851 / Fire · Bug
Cursola
#864 / Ghost
Mr. Rime
#866 / Psychic · Ice
Frosmoth
#873 / Ice · Bug
Arctovish
#883 / Water · Ice
Zacian
Crowned Sword
#888 / Fairy · Steel
Zamazenta
Crowned Shield
#889 / Fighting · Steel
Zarude
#893 / Dark · Grass