Solar Beam (move)

Move data

Type Grass
Category   Special
Power 120
Accuracy 100
PP 10  (max. 16)
Makes contact? No
Introduced Generation 1

Machine/Record

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
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee TM45
Sword​/​Shield TM11

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. During rain, hail or a sandstorm its power decreases by 50%.

Changes

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

In Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee, Solar Beam has base power 200.

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
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee
In this two-turn attack, the user gathers light, then blasts a bundled beam on the next turn.
Sword​/​Shield 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 Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Bulbasaur
#001 / Grass · Poison
Level 36
Ivysaur
#002 / Grass · Poison
Level 50
Venusaur
#003 / Grass · Poison
Level 58
Exeggcute
#102 / Grass · Psychic
Level 55
Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Psychic
Level 1
Exeggutor
Alolan Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Dragon
Level 1
Solrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Level 40
Groudon
#383 / Ground
Level 81
Cherubi
#420 / Grass
Level 45
Cherrim
#421 / Grass
Level 55
Cottonee
#546 / Grass · Fairy
Level 48
Whimsicott
#547 / Grass · Fairy
Level 1
Maractus
#556 / Grass
Level 48
Foongus
#590 / Grass · Poison
Level 44
Amoonguss
#591 / Grass · Poison
Level 48
Cryogonal
#615 / Ice
Level 56
Fomantis
#753 / Grass
Level 50
Lurantis
#754 / Grass
Level 1
Solgaleo
#791 / Psychic · Steel
Level 63
Calyrex
#898 / Psychic · Grass
Level 80
Calyrex
Ice Rider
#898 / Psychic · Ice
Level 80
Calyrex
Shadow Rider
#898 / Psychic · Ghost
Level 80

Learnt by TM

Ivysaur
#002 / Grass · Poison
Ninetales
Alolan Ninetales
#038 / Ice · Fairy
Oddish
#043 / Grass · Poison
Gloom
#044 / Grass · Poison
Arcanine
#059 / Fire
Ponyta
#077 / Fire
Rapidash
#078 / Fire
Exeggutor
Alolan Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Dragon
Tangela
#114 / Grass
Mr. Mime
Galarian Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Ice
Tauros
#128 / Normal
Moltres
#146 / Fire · Flying
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Cleffa
#173 / Fairy
Togepi
#175 / Fairy
Togetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
Natu
#177 / Psychic · Flying
Xatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
Entei
#244 / Fire
Ho-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
Celebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
Treecko
#252 / Grass
Grovyle
#253 / Grass
Lotad
#270 / Water · Grass
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Ludicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
Seedot
#273 / Grass
Nuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Nincada
#290 / Bug · Ground
Ninjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Shedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Roselia
#315 / Grass · Poison
Torkoal
#324 / Fire
Flygon
#330 / Ground · Dragon
Swablu
#333 / Normal · Flying
Solrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Lileep
#345 / Rock · Grass
Cradily
#346 / Rock · Grass
Budew
#406 / Grass · Poison
Cherubi
#420 / Grass
Cherrim
#421 / Grass
Snover
#459 / Grass · Ice
Abomasnow
#460 / Grass · Ice
Leafeon
#470 / Grass
Uxie
#480 / Psychic
Heatran
#485 / Fire · Steel
Victini
#494 / Psychic · Fire
Gigalith
#526 / Rock
Audino
#531 / Normal
Venipede
#543 / Bug · Poison
Scolipede
#545 / Bug · Poison
Cottonee
#546 / Grass · Fairy
Petilil
#548 / Grass
Darumaka
#554 / Fire
Darumaka
Galarian Darumaka
#554 / Ice
Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
Darmanitan
Galarian Standard Mode
#555 / Ice
Dwebble
#557 / Bug · Rock
Crustle
#558 / Bug · Rock
Foongus
#590 / Grass · Poison
Litwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Lampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Cryogonal
#615 / Ice
Golurk
#623 / Ground · Ghost
Heatmor
#631 / Fire
Larvesta
#636 / Bug · Fire
Volcarona
#637 / Bug · Fire
Reshiram
#643 / Dragon · Fire
Genesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
Phantump
#708 / Ghost · Grass
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Noibat
#714 / Flying · Dragon
Volcanion
#721 / Fire · Water
Rowlet
#722 / Grass · Flying
Dartrix
#723 / Grass · Flying
Ribombee
#743 / Bug · Fairy
Morelull
#755 / Grass · Fairy
Steenee
#762 / Grass
Comfey
#764 / Fairy
Drampa
#780 / Normal · Dragon
Dhelmise
#781 / Ghost · Grass
Lunala
#792 / Psychic · Ghost
Magearna
#801 / Steel · Fairy
Grookey
#810 / Grass
Dottler
#825 / Bug · Psychic
Orbeetle
#826 / Bug · Psychic
Coalossal
#839 / Rock · Fire
Flapple
#841 / Grass · Dragon
Centiskorch
#851 / Fire · Bug
Mr. Rime
#866 / Psychic · Ice
Zamazenta
Crowned Shield
#889 / Fighting · Steel
Zarude
#893 / Dark · Grass
Calyrex
Ice Rider
#898 / Psychic · Ice
Calyrex
Shadow Rider
#898 / Psychic · Ghost