Simple Beam (move)

Move data

Type Normal
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy 100
PP 15  (max. 24)
Makes contact? No
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 Pokémon 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 Pokémon.

Other languages

English Simple Beam
Japanese シンプルビーム (Simple Beam)
German Wankelstrahl
French Rayon Simple
Italian Ondisinvolta
Spanish Onda Simple

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
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user’s mysterious psychic wave changes the target’s Ability to Simple.
Sword​/​Shield 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 Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Woobat
#527 / Psychic · Flying
Level 55
Swoobat
#528 / Psychic · Flying
Level 55

Learnt by breeding

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

Farfetch'd
Galarian Farfetch'd
#083 / Fighting
Field, Flying