Light Screen (move)

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Move data

Type Psychic
Category 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
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire
TM16
Sun/Moon 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.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Psychium Z and uses its Z-Power, Light Screen turns into Z-Light Screen and raises Special Defense one stage, in addition to its usual effect as above.

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
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
A wondrous wall of light is put up to reduce damage from special attacks for five turns.
Sun/Moon 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 Sun & Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

PikachuPikachu
#025 / Electric
Level 53
MagnemiteMagnemite
#081 / Electric · Steel
Level 13
MagnetonMagneton
#082 / Electric · Steel
Level 13
VoltorbVoltorb
#100 / Electric
Level 29
ElectrodeElectrode
#101 / Electric
Level 29
ChanseyChansey
#113 / Normal
Level 46
StaryuStaryu
#120 / Water
Level 46
Mr. MimeMr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 22
ElectabuzzElectabuzz
#125 / Electric
Level 26
ZapdosZapdos
#145 / Electric · Flying
Level 64
ChikoritaChikorita
#152 / Grass
Level 31
BayleefBayleef
#153 / Grass
Level 36
MeganiumMeganium
#154 / Grass
Level 40
LedybaLedyba
#165 / Bug · Flying
Level 12
LedianLedian
#166 / Bug · Flying
Level 12
MareepMareep
#179 / Electric
Level 43
FlaaffyFlaaffy
#180 / Electric
Level 52
AmpharosAmpharos
#181 / Electric
Level 57
ElekidElekid
#239 / Electric
Level 26
BlisseyBlissey
#242 / Normal
Level 46
DustoxDustox
#269 / Bug · Poison
Level 27
Mime Jr.Mime Jr.
#439 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 22
MagnezoneMagnezone
#462 / Electric · Steel
Level 13
ElectivireElectivire
#466 / Electric
Level 26
SigilyphSigilyph
#561 / Psychic · Flying
Level 24
SolosisSolosis
#577 / Psychic
Level 16
DuosionDuosion
#578 / Psychic
Level 16
ReuniclusReuniclus
#579 / Psychic
Level 16
EmolgaEmolga
#587 / Electric · Flying
Level 34
CryogonalCryogonal
#615 / Ice
Level 29
FennekinFennekin
#653 / Fire
Level 27
BraixenBraixen
#654 / Fire
Level 31
DelphoxDelphox
#655 / Fire · Psychic
Level 31
VivillonVivillon
#666 / Bug · Flying
Level 12
EspurrEspurr
#677 / Psychic
Level 13
Meowstic (Male)Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Level 13
Meowstic (Female)Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Level 13
SwirlixSwirlix
#684 / Fairy
Level 58
SlurpuffSlurpuff
#685 / Fairy
Level 58
InkayInkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
Level 31
MalamarMalamar
#687 / Dark · Psychic
Level 31
AmauraAmaura
#698 / Rock · Ice
Level 47
AurorusAurorus
#699 / Rock · Ice
Level 50
SylveonSylveon
#700 / Fairy
Level 33
CarbinkCarbink
#703 / Rock · Fairy
Level 60
XerneasXerneas
#716 / Fairy
Level 5
DiancieDiancie
#719 / Rock · Fairy
Level 60
Hoopa (Hoopa Confined)Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
#720 / Psychic · Ghost
Level 15
Hoopa (Hoopa Unbound)Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
#720 / Psychic · Dark
Level 15
DrampaDrampa
#780 / Normal · Dragon
Level 17

Learnt by TM

BulbasaurBulbasaur
#001 / Grass · Poison
IvysaurIvysaur
#002 / Grass · Poison
VenusaurVenusaur
#003 / Grass · Poison
PikachuPikachu
#025 / Electric
RaichuRaichu
#026 / Electric
Alolan RaichuRaichu
Alolan Raichu
#026 / Electric · Psychic
ClefairyClefairy
#035 / Fairy
ClefableClefable
#036 / Fairy
JigglypuffJigglypuff
#039 / Normal · Fairy
WigglytuffWigglytuff
#040 / Normal · Fairy
ParasParas
#046 / Bug · Grass
ParasectParasect
#047 / Bug · Grass
PsyduckPsyduck
#054 / Water
GolduckGolduck
#055 / Water
AbraAbra
#063 / Psychic
KadabraKadabra
#064 / Psychic
AlakazamAlakazam
#065 / Psychic
MachopMachop
#066 / Fighting
MachokeMachoke
#067 / Fighting
MachampMachamp
#068 / Fighting
SlowpokeSlowpoke
#079 / Water · Psychic
SlowbroSlowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
MagnemiteMagnemite
#081 / Electric · Steel
MagnetonMagneton
#082 / Electric · Steel
DrowzeeDrowzee
#096 / Psychic
HypnoHypno
#097 / Psychic
VoltorbVoltorb
#100 / Electric
ElectrodeElectrode
#101 / Electric
ExeggcuteExeggcute
#102 / Grass · Psychic
ExeggutorExeggutor
#103 / Grass · Psychic
Alolan ExeggutorExeggutor
Alolan Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Dragon
ChanseyChansey
#113 / Normal
StaryuStaryu
#120 / Water
StarmieStarmie
#121 / Water · Psychic
Mr. MimeMr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
ScytherScyther
#123 / Bug · Flying
JynxJynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
ElectabuzzElectabuzz
#125 / Electric
JolteonJolteon
#135 / Electric
ZapdosZapdos
#145 / Electric · Flying
DratiniDratini
#147 / Dragon
DragonairDragonair
#148 / Dragon
DragoniteDragonite
#149 / Dragon · Flying
MewtwoMewtwo
#150 / Psychic
MewMew
#151 / Psychic
ChikoritaChikorita
#152 / Grass
BayleefBayleef
#153 / Grass
MeganiumMeganium
#154 / Grass
LedybaLedyba
#165 / Bug · Flying
LedianLedian
#166 / Bug · Flying
PichuPichu
#172 / Electric
CleffaCleffa
#173 / Fairy
IgglybuffIgglybuff
#174 / Normal · Fairy
TogepiTogepi
#175 / Fairy
TogeticTogetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
NatuNatu
#177 / Psychic · Flying
XatuXatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
MareepMareep
#179 / Electric
FlaaffyFlaaffy
#180 / Electric
AmpharosAmpharos
#181 / Electric
MarillMarill
#183 / Water · Fairy
AzumarillAzumarill
#184 / Water · Fairy
SunkernSunkern
#191 / Grass
SunfloraSunflora
#192 / Grass
EspeonEspeon
#196 / Psychic
SlowkingSlowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
GirafarigGirafarig
#203 / Normal · Psychic
PinecoPineco
#204 / Bug
ForretressForretress
#205 / Bug · Steel
ScizorScizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
SlugmaSlugma
#218 / Fire
MagcargoMagcargo
#219 / Fire · Rock
SwinubSwinub
#220 / Ice · Ground
PiloswinePiloswine
#221 / Ice · Ground
CorsolaCorsola
#222 / Water · Rock
StantlerStantler
#234 / Normal
SmoochumSmoochum
#238 / Ice · Psychic
ElekidElekid
#239 / Electric
BlisseyBlissey
#242 / Normal
RaikouRaikou
#243 / Electric
LugiaLugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Ho-ohHo-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
CelebiCelebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
DustoxDustox
#269 / Bug · Poison
RaltsRalts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
KirliaKirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
GardevoirGardevoir
#282 / Psychic · Fairy
AzurillAzurill
#298 / Normal · Fairy
MedititeMeditite
#307 / Fighting · Psychic
MedichamMedicham
#308 / Fighting · Psychic
ElectrikeElectrike
#309 / Electric
ManectricManectric
#310 / Electric
PluslePlusle
#311 / Electric
MinunMinun
#312 / Electric
VolbeatVolbeat
#313 / Bug
IllumiseIllumise
#314 / Bug
SpoinkSpoink
#325 / Psychic
GrumpigGrumpig
#326 / Psychic
LunatoneLunatone
#337 / Rock · Psychic
SolrockSolrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
BaltoyBaltoy
#343 / Ground · Psychic
ClaydolClaydol
#344 / Ground · Psychic
FeebasFeebas
#349 / Water
MiloticMilotic
#350 / Water
ChimechoChimecho
#358 / Psychic
SnoruntSnorunt
#361 / Ice
GlalieGlalie
#362 / Ice
MetangMetang
#375 / Steel · Psychic
MetagrossMetagross
#376 / Steel · Psychic
LatiasLatias
#380 / Dragon · Psychic
LatiosLatios
#381 / Dragon · Psychic
JirachiJirachi
#385 / Steel · Psychic
Deoxys (Normal Forme)Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys (Attack Forme)Deoxys
Attack Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys (Defense Forme)Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys (Speed Forme)Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
TurtwigTurtwig
#387 / Grass
GrotleGrotle
#388 / Grass
TorterraTorterra
#389 / Grass · Ground
ShinxShinx
#403 / Electric
LuxioLuxio
#404 / Electric
LuxrayLuxray
#405 / Electric
PachirisuPachirisu
#417 / Electric
ChinglingChingling
#433 / Psychic
BronzorBronzor
#436 / Steel · Psychic
BronzongBronzong
#437 / Steel · Psychic
Mime Jr.Mime Jr.
#439 / Psychic · Fairy
HappinyHappiny
#440 / Normal
SnoverSnover
#459 / Grass · Ice
AbomasnowAbomasnow
#460 / Grass · Ice
MagnezoneMagnezone
#462 / Electric · Steel
ElectivireElectivire
#466 / Electric
TogekissTogekiss
#468 / Fairy · Flying
MamoswineMamoswine
#473 / Ice · Ground
GalladeGallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
FroslassFroslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
RotomRotom
#479 / Electric · Ghost
Rotom (Heat Rotom)Rotom
Heat Rotom
#479 / Electric · Fire
Rotom (Wash Rotom)Rotom
Wash Rotom
#479 / Electric · Water
Rotom (Frost Rotom)Rotom
Frost Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ice
Rotom (Fan Rotom)Rotom
Fan Rotom
#479 / Electric · Flying
Rotom (Mow Rotom)Rotom
Mow Rotom
#479 / Electric · Grass
UxieUxie
#480 / Psychic
MespritMesprit
#481 / Psychic
AzelfAzelf
#482 / Psychic
CresseliaCresselia
#488 / Psychic
ManaphyManaphy
#490 / Water
ArceusArceus
#493 / Normal
VictiniVictini
#494 / Psychic · Fire
SnivySnivy
#495 / Grass
ServineServine
#496 / Grass
SerperiorSerperior
#497 / Grass
WatchogWatchog
#505 / Normal
MunnaMunna
#517 / Psychic
MusharnaMusharna
#518 / Psychic
BlitzleBlitzle
#522 / Electric
ZebstrikaZebstrika
#523 / Electric
WoobatWoobat
#527 / Psychic · Flying
SwoobatSwoobat
#528 / Psychic · Flying
AudinoAudino
#531 / Normal
SewaddleSewaddle
#540 / Bug · Grass
SwadloonSwadloon
#541 / Bug · Grass
LeavannyLeavanny
#542 / Bug · Grass
WhimsicottWhimsicott
#547 / Grass · Fairy
LilligantLilligant
#549 / Grass
SigilyphSigilyph
#561 / Psychic · Flying
CinccinoCinccino
#573 / Normal
GothitaGothita
#574 / Psychic
GothoritaGothorita
#575 / Psychic
GothitelleGothitelle
#576 / Psychic
SolosisSolosis
#577 / Psychic
DuosionDuosion
#578 / Psychic
ReuniclusReuniclus
#579 / Psychic
VanilliteVanillite
#582 / Ice
VanillishVanillish
#583 / Ice
VanilluxeVanilluxe
#584 / Ice
DeerlingDeerling
#585 / Normal · Grass
SawsbuckSawsbuck
#586 / Normal · Grass
EmolgaEmolga
#587 / Electric · Flying
AlomomolaAlomomola
#594 / Water
JoltikJoltik
#595 / Bug · Electric
GalvantulaGalvantula
#596 / Bug · Electric
EelektrikEelektrik
#603 / Electric
EelektrossEelektross
#604 / Electric
ElgyemElgyem
#605 / Psychic
BeheeyemBeheeyem
#606 / Psychic
CryogonalCryogonal
#615 / Ice
LarvestaLarvesta
#636 / Bug · Fire
VolcaronaVolcarona
#637 / Bug · Fire
VirizionVirizion
#640 / Grass · Fighting
ReshiramReshiram
#643 / Dragon · Fire
ZekromZekrom
#644 / Dragon · Electric
KyuremKyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem (Black Kyurem)Kyurem
Black Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem (White Kyurem)Kyurem
White Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Meloetta (Aria Forme)Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
GenesectGenesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
FennekinFennekin
#653 / Fire
BraixenBraixen
#654 / Fire
DelphoxDelphox
#655 / Fire · Psychic
VivillonVivillon
#666 / Bug · Flying
FlorgesFlorges
#671 / Fairy
EspurrEspurr
#677 / Psychic
Meowstic (Male)Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Meowstic (Female)Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
SpritzeeSpritzee
#682 / Fairy
AromatisseAromatisse
#683 / Fairy
SwirlixSwirlix
#684 / Fairy
SlurpuffSlurpuff
#685 / Fairy
InkayInkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
MalamarMalamar
#687 / Dark · Psychic
HelioptileHelioptile
#694 / Electric · Normal
HelioliskHeliolisk
#695 / Electric · Normal
AmauraAmaura
#698 / Rock · Ice
AurorusAurorus
#699 / Rock · Ice
SylveonSylveon
#700 / Fairy
CarbinkCarbink
#703 / Rock · Fairy
KlefkiKlefki
#707 / Steel · Fairy
Pumpkaboo (Average Size)Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Gourgeist (Average Size)Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
XerneasXerneas
#716 / Fairy
DiancieDiancie
#719 / Rock · Fairy
Hoopa (Hoopa Confined)Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
#720 / Psychic · Ghost
Hoopa (Hoopa Unbound)Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
#720 / Psychic · Dark
RowletRowlet
#722 / Grass · Flying
DartrixDartrix
#723 / Grass · Flying
DecidueyeDecidueye
#724 / Grass · Ghost
PrimarinaPrimarina
#730 / Water · Fairy
GrubbinGrubbin
#736 / Bug
CharjabugCharjabug
#737 / Bug · Electric
VikavoltVikavolt
#738 / Bug · Electric
CutieflyCutiefly
#742 / Bug · Fairy
RibombeeRibombee
#743 / Bug · Fairy
ToxapexToxapex
#748 / Poison · Water
MorelullMorelull
#755 / Grass · Fairy
ShiinoticShiinotic
#756 / Grass · Fairy
BounsweetBounsweet
#761 / Grass
SteeneeSteenee
#762 / Grass
TsareenaTsareena
#763 / Grass
ComfeyComfey
#764 / Fairy
OranguruOranguru
#765 / Normal · Psychic
PyukumukuPyukumuku
#771 / Water
Minior (Meteor Form)Minior
Meteor Form
#774 / Rock · Flying
MimikyuMimikyu
#778 / Ghost · Fairy
BruxishBruxish
#779 / Water · Psychic
DrampaDrampa
#780 / Normal · Dragon
Tapu KokoTapu Koko
#785 / Electric · Fairy
Tapu LeleTapu Lele
#786 / Psychic · Fairy
Tapu BuluTapu Bulu
#787 / Grass · Fairy
Tapu FiniTapu Fini
#788 / Water · Fairy
SolgaleoSolgaleo
#791 / Psychic · Steel
LunalaLunala
#792 / Psychic · Ghost
NihilegoNihilego
#793 / Rock · Poison
XurkitreeXurkitree
#796 / Electric
NecrozmaNecrozma
#800 / Psychic
MagearnaMagearna
#801 / Steel · Fairy