Simple Beam (move)

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Move data

Type Normal
Category Status
Power
Accuracy 100
PP 15  (max. 24)
Introduced Generation 5

Effects

Simple Beam changes the target's ability to Simple.

It does not cancel any ability's effects already felt (such as the Attack drop from Intimidate), but it does stop any further effects the ability may have (for example, damage from Rough Skin).

It does not work on Pokemon with the abilities Truant or Multitype.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Simple Beam turns into Z-Simple Beam and raises Special Attack one stage, in addition to its usual effect as above.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user’s mysterious psychic wave changes the target’s Ability to Simple.
X/Y
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
The user’s mysterious psychic wave changes the target’s Ability to Simple.
Sun/Moon The user’s mysterious psychic wave changes the target’s Ability to Simple.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Simple Beam at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

AudinoAudino
#531 / Normal
Level 45
ElgyemElgyem
#605 / Psychic
Level 29
BeheeyemBeheeyem
#606 / Psychic
Level 29
GenesectGenesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
Level 62

Learnt by breeding

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

PsyduckPsyduck
#054 / Water
Field, Water 1
GolduckGolduck
#055 / Water
Field, Water 1
Farfetch'dFarfetch'd
#083 / Normal · Flying
Field, Flying
NatuNatu
#177 / Psychic · Flying
Flying
XatuXatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
Flying
ZigzagoonZigzagoon
#263 / Normal
Field
LinooneLinoone
#264 / Normal
Field
SkittySkitty
#300 / Normal
Fairy, Field
DelcattyDelcatty
#301 / Normal
Fairy, Field
SpoinkSpoink
#325 / Psychic
Field
GrumpigGrumpig
#326 / Psychic
Field
InkayInkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
Water 1, Water 2
MalamarMalamar
#687 / Dark · Psychic
Water 1, Water 2