Light Screen (move)

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
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
TM16
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
TM16
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee TM06
Sword​/​Shield 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 Pokémon on the user’s team.

Other languages

English Light Screen
Japanese ひかりのかべ (Hikari no Kabe)
German Lichtschild
French Mur Lumière
Italian Schermoluce
Spanish Pantalla Luz

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
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee
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 Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Pikachu
#025 / Electric
Level 53
Magnemite
#081 / Electric · Steel
Level 13
Magneton
#082 / Electric · Steel
Level 13
Voltorb
#100 / Electric
Level 29
Electrode
#101 / Electric
Level 29
Chansey
#113 / Normal
Level 50
Staryu
#120 / Water
Level 46
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 12
Ledian
#166 / Bug · Flying
Level 12
Mareep
#179 / Electric
Level 43
Flaaffy
#180 / Electric
Level 52
Ampharos
#181 / Electric
Level 57
Elekid
#239 / Electric
Level 26
Blissey
#242 / Normal
Level 50
Dustox
#269 / Bug · Poison
Level 27
Mime Jr.
#439 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 22
Magnezone
#462 / Electric · Steel
Level 13
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 29
Fennekin
#653 / Fire
Level 27
Braixen
#654 / Fire
Level 31
Delphox
#655 / Fire · Psychic
Level 31
Vivillon
#666 / Bug · Flying
Level 12
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
Hoopa Confined
#720 / Psychic · Ghost
Level 15
Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
#720 / Psychic · Dark
Level 15
Drampa
#780 / Normal · Dragon
Level 17
Blacephalon
#806 / Fire · Ghost
Level 29

Learnt by TM

Ivysaur
#002 / Grass · Poison
Raichu
Alolan Raichu
#026 / Electric · Psychic
Paras
#046 / Bug · Grass
Parasect
#047 / Bug · Grass
Psyduck
#054 / Water
Golduck
#055 / Water
Abra
#063 / Psychic
Hypno
#097 / Psychic
Exeggutor
Alolan Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Dragon
Staryu
#120 / Water
Scyther
#123 / Bug · Flying
Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Bayleef
#153 / Grass
Ledyba
#165 / Bug · Flying
Ledian
#166 / Bug · Flying
Cleffa
#173 / Fairy
Togepi
#175 / Fairy
Togetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
Natu
#177 / Psychic · Flying
Xatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
Marill
#183 / Water · Fairy
Sunkern
#191 / Grass
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
Smoochum
#238 / Ice · Psychic
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
Azurill
#298 / Normal · Fairy
Volbeat
#313 / Bug
Illumise
#314 / Bug
Solrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Feebas
#349 / Water
Milotic
#350 / Water
Snorunt
#361 / Ice
Glalie
#362 / Ice
Metang
#375 / 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
Snover
#459 / Grass · Ice
Abomasnow
#460 / Grass · Ice
Mamoswine
#473 / Ice · Ground
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
Azelf
#482 / Psychic
Manaphy
#490 / Water
Arceus
#493 / Normal
Victini
#494 / Psychic · Fire
Snivy
#495 / Grass
Servine
#496 / Grass
Munna
#517 / Psychic
Audino
#531 / Normal
Sewaddle
#540 / Bug · Grass
Swadloon
#541 / Bug · Grass
Leavanny
#542 / Bug · Grass
Vanillite
#582 / Ice
Vanillish
#583 / Ice
Vanilluxe
#584 / Ice
Joltik
#595 / Bug · Electric
Cryogonal
#615 / Ice
Larvesta
#636 / Bug · Fire
Volcarona
#637 / Bug · Fire
Reshiram
#643 / Dragon · Fire
Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem
Black Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem
White 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
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Swirlix
#684 / Fairy
Inkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
Malamar
#687 / Dark · Psychic
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
Hoopa Confined
#720 / Psychic · Ghost
Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
#720 / Psychic · Dark
Rowlet
#722 / Grass · Flying
Dartrix
#723 / Grass · Flying
Grubbin
#736 / Bug
Cutiefly
#742 / Bug · Fairy
Ribombee
#743 / Bug · Fairy
Toxapex
#748 / Poison · Water
Morelull
#755 / Grass · Fairy
Steenee
#762 / Grass
Comfey
#764 / Fairy
Minior
Meteor Form
#774 / Rock · Flying
Mimikyu
#778 / Ghost · Fairy
Drampa
#780 / Normal · Dragon
Lunala
#792 / Psychic · Ghost
Nihilego
#793 / Rock · Poison
Magearna
#801 / Steel · Fairy
Stakataka
#805 / Rock · Steel