Light Screen (move)

Move data

Type Psychic
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy
PP 30  (max. 48)
Makes contact? No
Introduced Generation 1

Machine/Record

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 TM17

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.
Sword​/​Shield 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 Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Pikachu
#025 / Electric
Level 40
Raichu
#026 / Electric
Level 1
Raichu
Alolan Raichu
#026 / Electric · Psychic
Level 1
Magnemite
#081 / Electric · Steel
Level 44
Magneton
#082 / Electric · Steel
Level 52
Chansey
#113 / Normal
Level 36
Staryu
#120 / Water
Level 32
Starmie
#121 / Water · Psychic
Level 1
Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 36
Mr. Mime
Galarian Mr. Mime
#122 / Ice · Psychic
Level 1
Electabuzz
#125 / Electric
Level 52
Zapdos
#145 / Electric · Flying
Level 10
Zapdos
Galarian Zapdos
#145 / Fighting · Flying
Level 10
Elekid
#239 / Electric
Level 44
Blissey
#242 / Normal
Level 36
Mime Jr.
#439 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 36
Magnezone
#462 / Electric · Steel
Level 52
Electivire
#466 / Electric
Level 52
Sigilyph
#561 / Psychic · Flying
Level 50
Solosis
#577 / Psychic
Level 24
Duosion
#578 / Psychic
Level 24
Reuniclus
#579 / Psychic
Level 24
Emolga
#587 / Electric · Flying
Level 45
Cryogonal
#615 / Ice
Level 40
Espurr
#677 / Psychic
Level 30
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Level 34
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Level 34
Amaura
#698 / Rock · Ice
Level 44
Aurorus
#699 / Rock · Ice
Level 48
Sylveon
#700 / Fairy
Level 25
Carbink
#703 / Rock · Fairy
Level 30
Xerneas
#716 / Fairy
Level 5
Diancie
#719 / Rock · Fairy
Level 42
Drampa
#780 / Normal · Dragon
Level 40
Blacephalon
#806 / Fire · Ghost
Level 5
Dottler
#825 / Bug · Psychic
Level 1
Orbeetle
#826 / Bug · Psychic
Level 1
Mr. Rime
#866 / Ice · Psychic
Level 1

Learnt by TM

Ivysaur
#002 / Grass · Poison
Raichu
Alolan Raichu
#026 / Electric · Psychic
Psyduck
#054 / Water
Golduck
#055 / Water
Abra
#063 / Psychic
Slowpoke
Galarian Slowpoke
#079 / Psychic
Slowbro
Galarian Slowbro
#080 / Poison · Psychic
Cloyster
#091 / Water · Ice
Exeggutor
Alolan Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Dragon
Staryu
#120 / Water
Mr. Mime
Galarian Mr. Mime
#122 / Ice · Psychic
Scyther
#123 / Bug · Flying
Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Articuno
Galarian Articuno
#144 / Psychic · Flying
Zapdos
Galarian Zapdos
#145 / Fighting · Flying
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Cleffa
#173 / Fairy
Togepi
#175 / Fairy
Togetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
Natu
#177 / Psychic · Flying
Xatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
Marill
#183 / Water · Fairy
Slowking
Galarian Slowking
#199 / Poison · Psychic
Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Swinub
#220 / Ice · Ground
Piloswine
#221 / Ice · Ground
Corsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Corsola
Galarian Corsola
#222 / Ghost
Smoochum
#238 / Ice · Psychic
Lugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Ho-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
Celebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
Ralts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
Kirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
Azurill
#298 / Normal · Fairy
Solrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Feebas
#349 / Water
Milotic
#350 / Water
Snorunt
#361 / Ice
Glalie
#362 / Ice
Metang
#375 / Steel · Psychic
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
Victini
#494 / Psychic · Fire
Munna
#517 / Psychic
Audino
#531 / Normal
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
Genesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
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
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
Mimikyu
#778 / Ghost · Fairy
Drampa
#780 / Normal · Dragon
Lunala
#792 / Psychic · Ghost
Nihilego
#793 / Rock · Poison
Magearna
#801 / Steel · Fairy
Stakataka
#805 / Rock · Steel
Sobble
#816 / Water
Dottler
#825 / Bug · Psychic
Orbeetle
#826 / Bug · Psychic
Morgrem
#860 / Dark · Fairy
Cursola
#864 / Ghost
Mr. Rime
#866 / Ice · Psychic
Frosmoth
#873 / Ice · Bug
Indeedee
Female
#876 / Psychic · Normal
Zamazenta
Crowned Shield
#889 / Fighting · Steel
Calyrex
Ice Rider
#898 / Psychic · Ice
Calyrex
Shadow Rider
#898 / Psychic · Ghost