Signal Beam (move)

Move data

Type Bug
Category   Special
Power 75
Accuracy 100
PP 15  (max. 24)
Introduced Generation 3

Effects

Signal Beam deals damage and has a 10% chance of confusing the target.

Pokémon with the ability Own Tempo or those behind a Substitute cannot be confused.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Buginium Z and uses its Z-Power, Signal Beam turns into Savage Spin-Out and has base power 140.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Signal Beam
Japanese シグナルビーム (Signal Beam)
German Ampelleuchte
French Rayon Signal
Italian Segnoraggio
Spanish Doble Rayo

Game descriptions

Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
A strange beam attack that may confuse the foe.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen The foe is hit with a flashing beam that may also cause confusion.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
The user attacks with a sinister beam of light. It may also confuse the target.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The user attacks with a sinister beam of light. It may also confuse the target.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user attacks with a sinister beam of light. This may also confuse the target.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user attacks with a sinister beam of light. This may also confuse the target.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Signal Beam 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.

Venonat
#048 / Bug · Poison
Level 25
Venomoth
#049 / Bug · Poison
Level 25
Dewgong
#087 / Water · Ice
Level 1
Dewgong
#087 / Water · Ice
Level 7
Porygon
#137 / Normal
Level 29
Chinchou
#170 / Water · Electric
Level 28
Lanturn
#171 / Water · Electric
Level 29
Mareep
#179 / Electric
Level 39
Flaaffy
#180 / Electric
Level 47
Ampharos
#181 / Electric
Level 51
Remoraid
#223 / Water
Level 30
Octillery
#224 / Water
Level 34
Mantine
#226 / Water · Flying
Level 1
Porygon2
#233 / Normal
Level 29
Volbeat
#313 / Bug
Level 26
Porygon-Z
#474 / Normal
Level 29
Joltik
#595 / Bug · Electric
Level 34
Galvantula
#596 / Bug · Electric
Level 34
Genesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
Level 40
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Level 45
Xurkitree
#796 / Electric
Level 31

Learnt by breeding

These Pokémon can learn Signal Beam as an egg move. Their breeding groups are also shown for reference.

Venonat
#048 / Bug · Poison
Bug
Ariados
#168 / Bug · Poison
Bug
Yanma
#193 / Bug · Flying
Bug
Yanmega
#469 / Bug · Flying
Bug

Learnt by move tutor

These Pokémon can learn Signal Beam from a move tutor in the games.

Raichu
Alolan Raichu
#026 / Electric · Psychic
Venonat
#048 / Bug · Poison
Venomoth
#049 / Bug · Poison
Psyduck
#054 / Water
Golduck
#055 / Water
Abra
#063 / Psychic
Seel
#086 / Water
Dewgong
#087 / Water · Ice
Cloyster
#091 / Water · Ice
Hypno
#097 / Psychic
Horsea
#116 / Water
Seadra
#117 / Water
Goldeen
#118 / Water
Seaking
#119 / Water
Staryu
#120 / Water
Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Lapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Articuno
#144 / Ice · Flying
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Spinarak
#167 / Bug · Poison
Ariados
#168 / Bug · Poison
Cleffa
#173 / Fairy
Togepi
#175 / Fairy
Togetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
Natu
#177 / Psychic · Flying
Xatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
Yanma
#193 / Bug · Flying
Forretress
#205 / Bug · Steel
Delibird
#225 / Ice · Flying
Mantine
#226 / Water · Flying
Kingdra
#230 / Water · Dragon
Smoochum
#238 / Ice · Psychic
Suicune
#245 / Water
Lugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Ho-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
Celebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
Beautifly
#267 / Bug · Flying
Dustox
#269 / Bug · Poison
Ralts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
Kirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
Surskit
#283 / Bug · Water
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Volbeat
#313 / Bug
Flygon
#330 / Ground · Dragon
Solrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Glalie
#362 / Ice
Spheal
#363 / Ice · Water
Sealeo
#364 / Ice · Water
Walrein
#365 / Ice · Water
Metang
#375 / Steel · Psychic
Regice
#378 / Ice
Kyogre
#382 / Water
Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Attack Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
Piplup
#393 / Water
Empoleon
#395 / Water · Steel
Wormadam
Plant Cloak
#413 / Bug · Grass
Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
#413 / Bug · Ground
Wormadam
Trash Cloak
#413 / Bug · Steel
Mothim
#414 / Bug · Flying
Vespiquen
#416 / Bug · Flying
Finneon
#456 / Water
Mantyke
#458 / Water · Flying
Yanmega
#469 / Bug · Flying
Glaceon
#471 / Ice
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
Phione
#489 / Water
Manaphy
#490 / Water
Arceus
#493 / Normal
Victini
#494 / Psychic · Fire
Munna
#517 / Psychic
Audino
#531 / Normal
Sewaddle
#540 / Bug · Grass
Swadloon
#541 / Bug · Grass
Leavanny
#542 / Bug · Grass
Venipede
#543 / Bug · Poison
Scolipede
#545 / Bug · Poison
Vanillite
#582 / Ice
Vanillish
#583 / Ice
Vanilluxe
#584 / Ice
Escavalier
#589 / Bug · Steel
Joltik
#595 / Bug · Electric
Klink
#599 / Steel
Klang
#600 / Steel
Cryogonal
#615 / Ice
Shelmet
#616 / Bug
Accelgor
#617 / Bug
Golett
#622 / Ground · Ghost
Golurk
#623 / Ground · Ghost
Larvesta
#636 / Bug · Fire
Volcarona
#637 / Bug · 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
Delphox
#655 / Fire · Psychic
Vivillon
#666 / Bug · Flying
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Malamar
#687 / Dark · Psychic
Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
#720 / Psychic · Ghost
Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
#720 / Psychic · Dark
Cutiefly
#742 / Bug · Fairy
Ribombee
#743 / Bug · Fairy
Dewpider
#751 / Water · Bug
Araquanid
#752 / Water · Bug
Morelull
#755 / Grass · Fairy
Drampa
#780 / Normal · Dragon
Lunala
#792 / Psychic · Ghost
Magearna
#801 / Steel · Fairy