Solar Beam (move)

Move data

Type Grass
Category   Special
Power 120
Accuracy 100
PP 10  (max. 16)
Introduced Generation 1

Technical/Hidden Machine

Red​/​Blue
Yellow
TM22
Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
TM22
Ruby​/​Sapphire
FireRed​/​LeafGreen
Emerald
TM22
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
TM22
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
TM22
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
TM22
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
TM22

Effects

The user of Solar Beam will absorb light on the first turn. On the second turn, Solar Beam deals damage.

During intense sunlight or when holding a Power Herb, Solar Beam executes in one turn. Its power decreases by 50% during rain, hail or a sandstorm.

Changes

In Generations 1-5, this move's name was formatted as SolarBeam.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Grassium Z and uses its Z-Power, Solar Beam turns into Bloom Doom and has base power 190.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Solar Beam
Japanese ソーラービーム (Solar Beam)
German Solarstrahl
French Lance-Soleil
Italian Solarraggio
Spanish Rayo Solar

Game descriptions

Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
1st turn: Prepare 2nd turn: Attack
Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
Absorbs light in one turn, then attacks next turn.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen A 2-turn move that blasts the foe with absorbed energy in the 2nd turn.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
A two-turn attack. The user gathers light, then blasts a bundled beam on the second turn.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
A two-turn attack. The user gathers light, then blasts a bundled beam on the second turn.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
A two-turn attack. The user gathers light, then blasts a bundled beam on the next turn.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
In this two-turn attack, the user gathers light, then blasts a bundled beam on the next turn.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Solar 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.

Ivysaur
#002 / Grass · Poison
Level 44
Venusaur
#003 / Grass · Poison
Level 53
Vileplume
#045 / Grass · Poison
Level 69
Exeggcute
#102 / Grass · Psychic
Level 43
Moltres
#146 / Fire · Flying
Level 71
Chikorita
#152 / Grass
Level 45
Bayleef
#153 / Grass
Level 54
Meganium
#154 / Grass
Level 66
Sunkern
#191 / Grass
Level 34
Sunflora
#192 / Grass
Level 34
Solrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Level 41
Tropius
#357 / Grass · Flying
Level 56
Groudon
#383 / Ground
Level 60
Cherubi
#420 / Grass
Level 37
Cherrim
#421 / Grass
Level 43
Cottonee
#546 / Grass · Fairy
Level 46
Maractus
#556 / Grass
Level 50
Deerling
#585 / Normal · Grass
Level 51
Sawsbuck
#586 / Normal · Grass
Level 60
Foongus
#590 / Grass · Poison
Level 43
Amoonguss
#591 / Grass · Poison
Level 49
Cryogonal
#615 / Ice
Level 50
Flabébé
#669 / Fairy
Level 48
Floette
#670 / Fairy
Level 58
Fomantis
#753 / Grass
Level 41
Solgaleo
#791 / Psychic · Steel
Level 47

Learnt by TM

Gloom
#044 / Grass · Poison
Paras
#046 / Bug · Grass
Parasect
#047 / Bug · Grass
Venonat
#048 / Bug · Poison
Ponyta
#077 / Fire
Exeggutor
Alolan Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Dragon
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Ledyba
#165 / Bug · Flying
Ledian
#166 / Bug · Flying
Ariados
#168 / Bug · Poison
Yanma
#193 / Bug · Flying
Pineco
#204 / Bug
Magcargo
#219 / Fire · Rock
Houndour
#228 / Dark · Fire
Houndoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Entei
#244 / Fire
Ho-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
Dustox
#269 / Bug · Poison
Lotad
#270 / Water · Grass
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Nuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Surskit
#283 / Bug · Water
Nincada
#290 / Bug · Ground
Ninjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Shedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Volbeat
#313 / Bug
Lileep
#345 / Rock · Grass
Cradily
#346 / Rock · Grass
Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Attack Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
Budew
#406 / Grass · Poison
Wormadam
Plant Cloak
#413 / Bug · Grass
Mothim
#414 / Bug · Flying
Snover
#459 / Grass · Ice
Yanmega
#469 / Bug · Flying
Heatran
#485 / Fire · Steel
Shaymin
Land Forme
#492 / Grass
Shaymin
Sky Forme
#492 / Grass · Flying
Snivy
#495 / Grass
Tepig
#498 / Fire
Sewaddle
#540 / Bug · Grass
Swadloon
#541 / Bug · Grass
Leavanny
#542 / Bug · Grass
Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
Dwebble
#557 / Bug · Rock
Crustle
#558 / Bug · Rock
Litwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Lampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Larvesta
#636 / Bug · Fire
Volcarona
#637 / Bug · Fire
Genesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
Litleo
#667 / Fire · Normal
Pyroar
#668 / Fire · Normal
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Ribombee
#743 / Bug · Fairy
Minior
Meteor Form
#774 / Rock · Flying

Learnt in previous generations only

These Pokémon can only learn Solar Beam in previous games; check the respective Pokédex pages for full details.

Lapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Gen 1 — TM