Solar Beam (move)

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Solar Beam
ソーラービーム Solar Beam
Solar Beam.png
Solar Beam 2.png
Type  Grass
Category  Special
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  120
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Cool
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jam  0  
A highly appealing move.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  1
Earn +3 if no other Pokémon has chosen the same Judge.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Affected by how well the previous Pokémon's move went.

Solar Beam (Japanese: ソーラービーム Solar Beam), formatted as SolarBeam prior to Pokémon X and Y, is a damage-dealing Grass-type move introduced in Generation I. It is TM22 in every generation so far.

Effect

Generation I

SolarBeam does nothing on the turn it is selected, other than state that the user has taken in sunlight. On the following turn, SolarBeam will inflict damage, PP will be deducted from it, and it will count as the last move used. Once SolarBeam is selected, the user will not be able to switch out until it is disrupted or fully executed.

If SolarBeam is not fully executed, PP will not be deducted from it, and it will not count as the last move used. If the target uses Mirror Move during the turn that the user takes in sunlight, Mirror Move will copy the move that the user executed immediately before using SolarBeam (or fail if it can't).

Sleep, freezing, partial trapping, and flinching will pause, but not disrupt, the duration of SolarBeam.

In Pokémon Stadium, Mirror Move will copy SolarBeam on either of the turns it takes to execute.

Generation II

SolarBeam will not need a turn to charge if used during harsh sunlight. It will have its power halved if used during rain.

If the user is prevented from attacking with SolarBeam during harsh sunlight by conditions such as flinching, paralysis, and confusion, then PP will still be deducted regardless, due to the fact that SolarBeam was designed as a two-turn attack.

If SolarBeam is disrupted from succeeding due to conditions such as flinching, paralysis, or confusion, the entire move will now be cancelled rather than simply paused.

Generation III

SolarBeam will also have its power halved if used during hail or when a sandstorm is raging.

Generation IV

SolarBeam will also have its power halved if used during fog.

If a Pokémon holding a Power Herb uses SolarBeam, it will consume the Power Herb to execute SolarBeam in one turn. If there is harsh sunlight, the Power Herb will not be consumed.

Generation V

A minor change shows the charging half of SolarBeam's animation happening even if it is sunny, where previously it did not. The actual attack will happen immediately after.

Description

Games Description
Stad The strongest Grass-type attack. Energy is absorbed in the first turn, then fired the next turn.
Stad2 Strongest Grass-type attack. Energy is absorbed in the first turn, then fired on the next.
GSC 1st turn: Prepare 2nd turn: Attack
RSEColo.XD Absorbs light in one turn, then attacks next turn.*
Absorbs sunlight in the 1st turn, then attacks next turn.*
FRLG A 2-turn move that blasts the foe with absorbed energy in the 2nd turn.
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
A two-turn attack. The user gathers light, then blasts a bundled beam on the second turn.
XYORAS A two-turn attack. The user gathers light, then blasts a bundled beam on the next turn.
SM In this two-turn attack, the user gathers light, then blasts a bundled beam on the next turn.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
001 Bulbasaur Bulbasaur
Monster Grass 48 46 46
002 Ivysaur Ivysaur
Monster Grass 54 56 56 44 44 44 44
003 Venusaur Venusaur
Monster Grass 65 65 65 53 53 53 53
043 Oddish Oddish
Grass Grass 46
044 Gloom Gloom
Grass Grass 52
045 Vileplume Vileplume
Grass Grass 65 65 65XY
64ORAS
69
102 Exeggcute Exeggcute
Grass Grass 42 43 43 43 43 43 43
146 Moltres Moltres
Undiscovered Undiscovered 71 71 71 71
152 Chikorita Chikorita
Monster Grass 50 50 45 45 45 45
153 Bayleef Bayleef
Monster Grass 55 55 54 54 54 54
154 Meganium Meganium
Monster Grass 61 61 66 66 66 66
182 Bellossom Bellossom
Grass Grass 55 55
191 Sunkern Sunkern
Grass Grass 34B2W2 34 34
192 Sunflora Sunflora
Grass Grass 46 42 42 41BW
34B2W2
34 34
338 Solrock Solrock
Mineral Mineral 42 43 53BW
45B2W2
45XY
41ORAS
41
357 Tropius Tropius
Monster Grass 41 51 61 61XY
56ORAS
56
383 Groudon Groudon
Undiscovered Undiscovered 65 65DPPt
80HGSS
80 80XY
60ORAS
60
420 Cherubi Cherubi
Fairy Grass 37 37 37 37
421 Cherrim Cherrim
Fairy Grass 43 43 43 43
546 Cottonee Cottonee
Grass Fairy 46 46 46
556 Maractus Maractus
Grass Grass 50 50 50
585 Deerling Deerling
Field Field 51 51 51
586 Sawsbuck Sawsbuck
Field Field 60 60 60
590 Foongus Foongus
Grass Grass 43 43 43
591 Amoonguss Amoonguss
Grass Grass 49 49 49
615 Cryogonal Cryogonal
Mineral Mineral 53 53 50
669 Flabébé Flabébé
Fairy Fairy 48 48
670 Floette Floette
Fairy Fairy 58 58
670 Floette Floette
Eternal Flower
Fairy Fairy 58 58
753 Fomantis Fomantis
Grass Grass 41
791 Solgaleo Solgaleo
Undiscovered Undiscovered 47
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM

# Pokémon Egg Groups Machine
I
TM22
II
TM22
III
TM22
IV
TM22
V
TM22
VI
TM22
VII
TM22
001 Bulbasaur Bulbasaur
Monster Grass
002 Ivysaur Ivysaur
Monster Grass
003 Venusaur Venusaur
Monster Grass
006 Charizard Charizard
Monster Dragon
012 Butterfree Butterfree
Bug Bug
015 Beedrill Beedrill
Bug Bug
035 Clefairy Clefairy
Fairy Fairy
036 Clefable Clefable
Fairy Fairy
038 Ninetales Ninetales
Field Field
039 Jigglypuff Jigglypuff
Fairy Fairy
040 Wigglytuff Wigglytuff
Fairy Fairy
043 Oddish Oddish
Grass Grass
044 Gloom Gloom
Grass Grass
045 Vileplume Vileplume
Grass Grass
046 Paras Paras
Bug Grass
047 Parasect Parasect
Bug Grass
048 Venonat Venonat
Bug Bug
049 Venomoth Venomoth
Bug Bug
059 Arcanine Arcanine
Field Field
069 Bellsprout Bellsprout
Grass Grass
070 Weepinbell Weepinbell
Grass Grass
071 Victreebel Victreebel
Grass Grass
077 Ponyta Ponyta
Field Field
078 Rapidash Rapidash
Field Field
102 Exeggcute Exeggcute
Grass Grass
103 Exeggutor Exeggutor
Grass Grass
103 Exeggutor Exeggutor
Alola Form
Grass Grass
108 Lickitung Lickitung
Monster Monster
113 Chansey Chansey
Fairy Fairy
114 Tangela Tangela
Grass Grass
115 Kangaskhan Kangaskhan
Monster Monster
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime
Human-Like Human-Like
128 Tauros Tauros
Field Field
131 Lapras Lapras
Monster Water 1
137 Porygon Porygon
Mineral Mineral
143 Snorlax Snorlax
Monster Monster
146 Moltres Moltres
Undiscovered Undiscovered
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo
Undiscovered Undiscovered
151 Mew Mew
Undiscovered Undiscovered
152 Chikorita Chikorita
Monster Grass
153 Bayleef Bayleef
Monster Grass
154 Meganium Meganium
Monster Grass
157 Typhlosion Typhlosion
Field Field
161 Sentret Sentret
Field Field
162 Furret Furret
Field Field
165 Ledyba Ledyba
Bug Bug
166 Ledian Ledian
Bug Bug
167 Spinarak Spinarak
Bug Bug
168 Ariados Ariados
Bug Bug
173 Cleffa Cleffa
Undiscovered Undiscovered
174 Igglybuff Igglybuff
Undiscovered Undiscovered
175 Togepi Togepi
Undiscovered Undiscovered
176 Togetic Togetic
Fairy Flying
177 Natu Natu
Flying Flying
178 Xatu Xatu
Flying Flying
182 Bellossom Bellossom
Grass Grass
187 Hoppip Hoppip
Fairy Grass
188 Skiploom Skiploom
Fairy Grass
189 Jumpluff Jumpluff
Fairy Grass
190 Aipom Aipom
Field Field
191 Sunkern Sunkern
Grass Grass
192 Sunflora Sunflora
Grass Grass
193 Yanma Yanma
Bug Bug
204 Pineco Pineco
Bug Bug
205 Forretress Forretress
Bug Bug
206 Dunsparce Dunsparce
Field Field
209 Snubbull Snubbull
Field Fairy
210 Granbull Granbull
Field Fairy
219 Magcargo Magcargo
Amorphous Amorphous
228 Houndour Houndour
Field Field
229 Houndoom Houndoom
Field Field
233 Porygon2 Porygon2
Mineral Mineral
234 Stantler Stantler
Field Field
241 Miltank Miltank
Field Field
242 Blissey Blissey
Fairy Fairy
244 Entei Entei
Undiscovered Undiscovered
250 Ho-Oh Ho-Oh
Undiscovered Undiscovered
251 Celebi Celebi
Undiscovered Undiscovered
252 Treecko Treecko
Monster Dragon
253 Grovyle Grovyle
Monster Dragon
254 Sceptile Sceptile
Monster Dragon
257 Blaziken Blaziken
Field Field
267 Beautifly Beautifly
Bug Bug
269 Dustox Dustox
Bug Bug
270 Lotad Lotad
Water 1 Grass
271 Lombre Lombre
Water 1 Grass
272 Ludicolo Ludicolo
Water 1 Grass
273 Seedot Seedot
Field Grass
274 Nuzleaf Nuzleaf
Field Grass
275 Shiftry Shiftry
Field Grass
283 Surskit Surskit
Water 1 Bug
284 Masquerain Masquerain
Water 1 Bug
285 Shroomish Shroomish
Fairy Grass
286 Breloom Breloom
Fairy Grass
287 Slakoth Slakoth
Field Field
288 Vigoroth Vigoroth
Field Field
289 Slaking Slaking
Field Field
290 Nincada Nincada
Bug Bug
291 Ninjask Ninjask
Bug Bug
292 Shedinja Shedinja
Mineral Mineral
293 Whismur Whismur
Monster Field
294 Loudred Loudred
Monster Field
295 Exploud Exploud
Monster Field
300 Skitty Skitty
Field Fairy
301 Delcatty Delcatty
Field Fairy
303 Mawile Mawile
Field Fairy
306 Aggron Aggron
Monster Monster
313 Volbeat Volbeat
Human-Like Bug
314 Illumise Illumise
Human-Like Bug
315 Roselia Roselia
Fairy Grass
316 Gulpin Gulpin
Amorphous Amorphous
317 Swalot Swalot
Amorphous Amorphous
323 Camerupt Camerupt
Field Field
324 Torkoal Torkoal
Field Field
328 Trapinch Trapinch
Bug Bug
329 Vibrava Vibrava
Bug Bug
330 Flygon Flygon
Bug Bug
331 Cacnea Cacnea
Human-Like Grass
332 Cacturne Cacturne
Grass Human-Like
333 Swablu Swablu
Dragon Flying
334 Altaria Altaria
Dragon Flying
335 Zangoose Zangoose
Field Field
338 Solrock Solrock
Mineral Mineral
343 Baltoy Baltoy
Mineral Mineral
344 Claydol Claydol
Mineral Mineral
345 Lileep Lileep
Water 3 Water 3
346 Cradily Cradily
Water 3 Water 3
351 Castform Castform
Fairy Amorphous
352 Kecleon Kecleon
Field Field
357 Tropius Tropius
Monster Grass
380 Latias Latias
Undiscovered Undiscovered
381 Latios Latios
Undiscovered Undiscovered
383 Groudon Groudon
Undiscovered Undiscovered
384 Rayquaza Rayquaza
Undiscovered Undiscovered
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Undiscovered Undiscovered
387 Turtwig Turtwig
Monster Grass
388 Grotle Grotle
Monster Grass
389 Torterra Torterra
Monster Grass
392 Infernape Infernape
Field Human-Like
406 Budew Budew
Undiscovered Undiscovered
407 Roserade Roserade
Fairy Grass
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Plant Cloak
Bug Bug
414 Mothim Mothim
Bug Bug
420 Cherubi Cherubi
Fairy Grass
421 Cherrim Cherrim
Fairy Grass
424 Ambipom Ambipom
Field Field
427 Buneary Buneary
Field Human-Like
428 Lopunny Lopunny
Field Human-Like
436 Bronzor Bronzor
Mineral Mineral
437 Bronzong Bronzong
Mineral Mineral
439 Mime Jr. Mime Jr.
Undiscovered Undiscovered
440 Happiny Happiny
Undiscovered Undiscovered
446 Munchlax Munchlax
Undiscovered Undiscovered
455 Carnivine Carnivine
Grass Grass
459 Snover Snover
Monster Grass
460 Abomasnow Abomasnow
Monster Grass
463 Lickilicky Lickilicky
Monster Monster
465 Tangrowth Tangrowth
Grass Grass
467 Magmortar Magmortar
Human-Like Human-Like
468 Togekiss Togekiss
Fairy Flying
469 Yanmega Yanmega
Bug Bug
470 Leafeon Leafeon
Field Field
474 Porygon-Z Porygon-Z
Mineral Mineral
480 Uxie Uxie
Undiscovered Undiscovered
485 Heatran Heatran
Undiscovered Undiscovered
488 Cresselia Cresselia
Undiscovered Undiscovered
492 Shaymin Shaymin
Land Forme
Undiscovered Undiscovered
492 Shaymin Shaymin
Sky Forme
Undiscovered Undiscovered PtHGSS
493 Arceus Arceus
Undiscovered Undiscovered
494 Victini Victini
Undiscovered Undiscovered
495 Snivy Snivy
Field Grass
496 Servine Servine
Field Grass
497 Serperior Serperior
Field Grass
498 Tepig Tepig
Field Field
499 Pignite Pignite
Field Field
500 Emboar Emboar
Field Field
511 Pansage Pansage
Field Field
512 Simisage Simisage
Field Field
513 Pansear Pansear
Field Field
514 Simisear Simisear
Field Field
526 Gigalith Gigalith
Mineral Mineral
531 Audino Audino
Fairy Fairy
540 Sewaddle Sewaddle
Bug Bug
541 Swadloon Swadloon
Bug Bug
542 Leavanny Leavanny
Bug Bug
543 Venipede Venipede
Bug Bug
544 Whirlipede Whirlipede
Bug Bug
545 Scolipede Scolipede
Bug Bug
546 Cottonee Cottonee
Grass Fairy
547 Whimsicott Whimsicott
Grass Fairy
548 Petilil Petilil
Grass Grass
549 Lilligant Lilligant
Grass Grass
554 Darumaka Darumaka
Field Field
555 Darmanitan Darmanitan
Field Field
556 Maractus Maractus
Grass Grass
557 Dwebble Dwebble
Bug Mineral
558 Crustle Crustle
Bug Mineral
561 Sigilyph Sigilyph
Flying Flying
569 Garbodor Garbodor
Mineral Mineral
585 Deerling Deerling
Field Field
586 Sawsbuck Sawsbuck
Field Field
590 Foongus Foongus
Grass Grass
591 Amoonguss Amoonguss
Grass Grass
597 Ferroseed Ferroseed
Grass Mineral
598 Ferrothorn Ferrothorn
Grass Mineral
607 Litwick Litwick
Amorphous Amorphous
608 Lampent Lampent
Amorphous Amorphous
609 Chandelure Chandelure
Amorphous Amorphous
615 Cryogonal Cryogonal
Mineral Mineral
623 Golurk Golurk
Mineral Mineral
631 Heatmor Heatmor
Field Field
636 Larvesta Larvesta
Bug Bug
637 Volcarona Volcarona
Bug Bug
640 Virizion Virizion
Undiscovered Undiscovered
643 Reshiram Reshiram
Undiscovered Undiscovered
649 Genesect Genesect
Undiscovered Undiscovered
650 Chespin Chespin
Field Field
651 Quilladin Quilladin
Field Field
652 Chesnaught Chesnaught
Field Field
653 Fennekin Fennekin
Field Field
654 Braixen Braixen
Field Field
655 Delphox Delphox
Field Field
663 Talonflame Talonflame
Flying Flying
666 Vivillon Vivillon
Bug Bug
667 Litleo Litleo
Field Field
668 Pyroar Pyroar
Field Field
669 Flabébé Flabébé
Fairy Fairy
670 Floette Floette
Fairy Fairy
670 Floette Floette
Eternal Flower
Fairy Fairy
671 Florges Florges
Fairy Fairy
672 Skiddo Skiddo
Field Field
673 Gogoat Gogoat
Field Field
708 Phantump Phantump
Amorphous Grass
709 Trevenant Trevenant
Amorphous Grass
710 Pumpkaboo Pumpkaboo
Amorphous Amorphous
711 Gourgeist Gourgeist
Amorphous Amorphous
714 Noibat Noibat
Flying Flying
715 Noivern Noivern
Flying Flying
721 Volcanion Volcanion
Undiscovered Undiscovered
722 Rowlet Rowlet
Flying Flying
723 Dartrix Dartrix
Flying Flying
724 Decidueye Decidueye
Flying Flying
738 Vikavolt Vikavolt
Bug Bug
743 Ribombee Ribombee
Bug Fairy
753 Fomantis Fomantis
Grass Grass
754 Lurantis Lurantis
Grass Grass
755 Morelull Morelull
Grass Grass
756 Shiinotic Shiinotic
Grass Grass
761 Bounsweet Bounsweet
Grass Grass
762 Steenee Steenee
Grass Grass
763 Tsareena Tsareena
Grass Grass
764 Comfey Comfey
Grass Grass
774 Minior Minior
Mineral Mineral
776 Turtonator Turtonator
Monster Dragon
780 Drampa Drampa
Monster Dragon
781 Dhelmise Dhelmise
Mineral Mineral
787 Tapu Bulu Tapu Bulu
Undiscovered Undiscovered
791 Solgaleo Solgaleo
Undiscovered Undiscovered
792 Lunala Lunala
Undiscovered Undiscovered
796 Xurkitree Xurkitree
Undiscovered Undiscovered
797 Celesteela Celesteela
Undiscovered Undiscovered
800 Necrozma Necrozma
Undiscovered Undiscovered
801 Magearna Magearna
Undiscovered Undiscovered
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation IV

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
108 Lickitung Lickitung
Monster Monster My Pokémon Ranch
467 Magmortar Magmortar
Human-Like Human-Like Pokémon Battle Revolution
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Ivysaur uses Solar Beam as part of Pokémon Trainer's Final Smash, Triple Finish.

Pokémon GO

Solar Beam
Special Attack
Type Grass
Power 120
Energy bar 1
Duration 4.9 seconds
Critical rate 5%
Drain  ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
IvysaurVenusaurVileplumeParasectVictreebelExeggutor
TangelaMew

Prior to an update to Niantic's servers on July 30, Solar Beam had a power of 65.

Description

Games Description
MDRB The user gains the Solarbeam status, making it attack strongly on the next turn. It is not possible to link this move.

In the anime

In the main series

Blue Flower Florges Solar Beam.png Primal Groudon Solar Beam.png Tyson Sceptile SolarBeam.png Trip Serperior SolarBeam.png
Florges Primal Groudon Sceptile Serperior
The user gathers light, then blasts a bundled beam.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
001 Bulbasaur Bulbasaur gathers light in its bulb, then it fires a blue or white beam from its bulb at the opponent, or Bulbasaur's bulb glows a bright yellow, then it fires a yellow beam from its bulb at the opponent.
Ash's Bulbasaur Bulbasaur's Mysterious Garden Debut
Shauna's Bulbasaur Day Three Blockbusters! None
044 Gloom Gloom gathers sunlight in the middle of the flower on its head, then it glows white when its finished. Finally, a ball of light appears and Gloom fires a white beam from the ball at the opponent.
Florinda's Gloom Make Room for Gloom None
Gulzar's Gloom Pokémon Food Fight! None
002 Ivysaur Ivysaur gathers sunlight in the flower bulb on its back, points it at the opponent and fires a white or light green beam at the opponent. Sometimes, when the beam is finished charging, the whole flower glows white.
Assunta's Ivysaur Friends to the End None
Crystal's Ivysaur Putting the Air Back in Aerodactyl! None
A Coordinator's Ivysaur Playing the Performance Encore! None
Shauna's Ivysaur Performing a Pathway to the Future! None
003 Venusaur The inside of the flower on Venusaur's back glows white as sunlight is gathered in it. Then, Venusaur fires a white beam from it at the opponent. Sometimes, when the beam is ready, the whole flower glows white.
Drake's Venusaur Enter the Dragonite None
Gan Gogh's Venusaur The Light Fantastic None
A Venusaur James borrowed from the Battle Park One Trick Phony! None
A wild Venusaur Grass Hysteria! None
Spenser's Venusaur Ka Boom with a View! None
Nihei's Venusaur The Legend of the Ninja Hero! None
192 Sunflora One by one, the front petals on Sunflora's head starts to glow white. When all petals are glowing, its face glows white and it fires a massive beam of white energy at the opponent, or Sunflora forms an orb of white and yellow energy in front of its forehead. It then fires a white and yellow beam of energy from the orb at the opponent.
Sonrisa's Sunny Grin to Win None
Ramos's multiple Sunflora Thawing an Icy Panic! None
043 Oddish Oddish gathers sunlight in its leaves then fires a massive white beam from the front of the flowers at the opponent.
Mariah's Oddish Foul Weather Friends None
188 Skiploom Skiploom gathers energy in the middle of the flower on its head, then it fires a massive beam of energy once the middle of the flower turns white.
Ephraim's Skippy The Grass Route None
154 Meganium Meganium gathers energy in the flower around its neck. When it's done, the flower glows white and it fires a white beam from its mouth or the flower around its neck.
Vincent's Meganium The Legend of Thunder! None
Casey's Meganium Here's Lookin' at You, Elekid None
315 Roselia Roselia sticks its hands up in the air and a white energy ball collects in the flowers. It then shoots the ball as a beam of white energy at the opponent.
Drew's Roselia Now That's Flower Power! None
Nando's Roselia Dawn of a New Era! None
253 Grovyle The long leaf on Grovyle's head sparkles and it glows white. It then fires a white beam from the base of the leaf.
Natasha's Grovyle What You Seed is What You Get None
292 Shedinja The halo over Shedinja's head glows white and it gathers energy in it. Then, the halo points upward and fires a white beam at the opponent from it.
Colonel Hansen's Shedinja The Princess and the Togepi None
300 Skitty Skitty gathers energy in the pink part of its tail and fires a white beam of energy from the tip of its tail at the opponent, or Skitty lifts its paw into the air, and a white orb forms around it. It then points the ball at the opponent and fires a white beam from the ball.
Dr. Abby's Johnny Delcatty Got Your Tongue None
May's Skitty Deceit and Assist Used via Assist
301 Delcatty Delcatty gathers energy in the purple fluff on its tail, then it fires a white beam from it at the opponent.
Dr. Abby's Johnny Delcatty Got Your Tongue None
338 Solrock The top rock on Solrock's head glows white and it gathers energy there. Then, a white ball appears in front of it and Solrock fires a white beam from the ball, or Solrock creates a yellow ball in front of its body and fires a yellow beam from the ball at the opponent.
A wild Solrock Take the Lombre Home None
Tate's Solrock It's Still Rocket Roll to Me! None
Brandon's Solrock Pace - The Final Frontier! None
383 Groudon Groudon gathers energy in the top of its head, then it fires a white beam from its mouth at the opponent.
A wild Groudon A Scuffle of Legends None
An illusion created by Mismagius Malice in Wonderland! None
334 Altaria Altaria gathers energy in its mouth and fires a white beam of energy from it at the opponent.
Drake's Altaria Vanity Affair None
303 Mawile Mawile gathers energy in the white spot on its steel jaws. The spot glows white when it's done, and Mawile fires a white beam of energy from its steel jaws.
Samantha's Mawile Once in a Mawile None
357 Tropius Tropius's whole body or the leaves on its back glows brightly as it gathers energy, then it fires a white, light green, or golden beam of energy out of its mouth at the opponent.
Dominick's Tropius From Brags to Riches None
Unknown Trainer's Tropius Lucario and the Mystery of Mew None
Two mirage Tropius merged with a mirage Mewtwo The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon None
A Coordinator's Tropius May, We Harley Drew'd Ya! None
254 Sceptile Sceptile gathers sunlight in its tail, and when the attack is ready, its tail glows white. It then fires a white beam from its mouth, or Sceptile gathers energy in the seeds on its back, and Sceptile fires a white beam from its mouth at the opponent.
Tyson's Sceptile Shocks and Bonds None
Ash's Sceptile Ka Boom with a View! None
035 Clefairy Clefairy gathers energy in its mouth, and fires a white beam from it at the opponent.
Multiple wild Clefairy A Real Cleffa-Hanger Used via Metronome
446 Munchlax Munchlax gathers white streaks of energy in its mouth, then fires a white beam from it at the opponent.
May's Munchlax A Real Cleffa-Hanger Used via Metronome
May's Munchlax May's Egg-Cellent Adventure! First revealed in Deceit and Assist
A wild Munchlax Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel None
045 Vileplume Vileplume fires a white beam from the hole from the flower on its head at the opponent, or the flower on Vileplume's head flashes gold and it fired a golden beam from the middle of the flower on its head at the opponent.
Nicolette's Vileplume May's Egg-Cellent Adventure None
Jessebelle's Vileplume The Treasure is All Mine! None
295 Exploud Exploud opens its mouth and white energy gathers inside the air tubes on its head. A white ball of energy then appears in front of Exploud's mouth and it fires a white beam of energy from the ball at the opponent.
A wild Exploud Pikachu's Island Adventure None
113 Chansey Chansey raises its hands and creates a white orb above its head. It then lowers its hands and fires a white beam from the orb at the opponent.
Nurse Joy's Chansey Overjoyed! None
406 Budew Budew opens up the bud on top of its head and gathers energy in it. Then, a white orb appears in between them when the SolarBeam is finished charging, and it fires a white beam from the orb at the opponent.
Nando's Budew Dawn of a New Era! None
420 Cherubi The two large leaves on Cherubi's head glow white and it gathers energy in them. It then fires a white or golden beam from its mouth at the opponent.
Gardenia's Cherubi The Grass Menagerie! None
Marilyn's Cherubi Battling a Cute Drama! None
389 Torterra Torterra gathers energy and fires a white beam from its mouth at the opponent.
Maury's Torterra The Rise of Darkrai None
267 Beautifly Beautifly's wings glow white as it gathers energy in them. Then, it waves its wings forward and releases a white energy beam from its wings at the opponent, or Beautifly's wings glow light green as it gathers energy in them. Then, a light green ball appears in front of its mouth and it fires a light green beam from the ball at the opponent.
Aaron's Beautifly A Trainer and Child Reunion! None
Kiko's Beautifly Arceus and the Jewel of Life None
335 Zangoose Zangoose's tail glows white as it gathers energy in it, and it releases a bright yellow beam from its mouth at the opponent.
Crimson's Zangoose Beating the Hustle and Bustle! None
152 Chikorita Chikorita lifts the leaf on its head and the leaf starts to glow gold as it absorbs sunlight. Then, Chikorita's whole body flashes gold and it fires a white beam from its mouth at the opponent.
Lyra's Chikorita Bagged Then Tagged! None
343 Baltoy The spike on Baltoy's head starts to glow gold as it absorbs sunlight. Then, a golden orb appears in front of Baltoy's body and it fires a golden beam from the ball at the opponent.
Buck's Baltoy Bucking the Treasure Trend! None
407 Roserade Roserade holds its arms above its head and the flowers on the end of its arms start to glow gold as it gathers energy. The flowers return to normal color when the energy is gathered, and a gold orb of energy appear in front of Roserade's flowers. It then fires a golden beam of energy from the orb at the opponent.
Nando's Roserade League Unleashed! None
511 Pansage The bush on Pansage's head starts to sparkle light blue as it gathers energy from the sunlight. Pansage then holds its hands up when it is finished gathering energy and the bush becomes surrounded in a bright gold orb. Pansage then takes the orb in its hands and it starts to glow even brighter. It then thrusts the orb forward and releases a bright yellow beam from the orb at the opponent, or the bush on Pansage's head starts to sparkle light blue as it gathers energy from the sunlight. When it is finished gathering energy, it then holds out one of its hands and a golden orb of energy appears in front of it. Pansage then fires a beam of golden energy from the orb at the opponent.
Cilan's Pansage Triple Leaders, Team Threats! None
544 Whirlipede The front two antennae on Whirlipede's body start to glow gold as it gathers energy from the sun. As it does, golden energy starts to form in between the two antennae, which eventually form into a glowing white orb of energy with another orb of energy around it. Whirlipede then fires a powerful golden blast from the orb at the opponent.
Burgh's Whirlipede Battling For The Love of Bug-Types! None
531 Audino Audino puts its hands together and forms a bright gold orb of energy in between them. Audino then brings its hands forward and fires a bright gold beam of energy from the orb at the opponent.
Unknown Trainer's Audino Where Did You Go, Audino? None
513 Pansear Pansear opens its arms, closes its eyes, and faces towards the sky. The tuft on its head then starts to sparkle with silver sparkles as it gathers energy. Pansear then reaches its arms up in front of the tuft of hair and a golden light appears in between its hands, which forms into a bright golden orb with a bigger transparent gold orb around it. Pansear then puts its arms down and holds them at its side. As it moves its hands, the orb stays in the middle of them. Pansear then thrusts its arms forward, firing a powerful golden beam of energy from the orb at the opponent.
Chili's Pansear A Call for Brotherly Love! None
497 Serperior Serperior fires a bright gold beam of energy from its mouth at the opponent.
Trip's Serperior Jostling for the Junior Cup! None
591 Amoonguss Amoonguss puts its hands together and forms a bright gold orb of energy in between them. Amoonguss then brings its hands forward and fires a bright gold beam of energy from the orb at the opponent.
Three wild Amoonguss Team Plasma's Pokémon Power Plot! None
545 Scolipede The front two antennae on Scolipede's head start to glow gold as it gathers energy. As it does, golden energy starts to form in between the two antennae, which eventually form into a glowing white orb of energy with another orb of energy around it. Scolipede then fires a powerful golden blast from the orb at the opponent.
A wild Scolipede Team Plasma's Pokémon Manipulation! None
666 Vivillon Vivillon glows a faint yellow. Numerous yellow balls appear and float around Vivillon as a larger ball forms between its antennae and it fires a beam of energy at the opponent.
Viola's Vivillon A Blustery Santalune Gym Battle! None
383P Groudon Primal Groudon glows a faint greenish yellow. Numerous green and yellow balls appear and float around Primal Groudon as a larger ball forms inside its mouth and it fires a green beam of energy at the opponent.
A wild Groudon Mega Evolution Special III None
671B Florges Florges glows a faint yellow. Numerous yellow balls appear and float around Florges as a larger ball forms in front of its head and it fires a beam of energy at the opponent. The surrounding flowers in the field then fire some extra beams of energy at the opponent.
A wild Florges Defending the Homeland! Powered up by Grassy Terrain
272 Ludicolo Ludicolo tilts its head forward and then variations of yellow and white colored orbs shine from Ludicolo's head and then its head goes white. Ludicolo spins around, it's head goes back to flashing orbs of different variations of yellow and white from it, with green orbs now surrounding its head. Ludicolo opens its mouth and a light yellow and white-ish ball appears in front of its mouth and grows in size until it almost fills the to the size of its open mouth. Light yellow beams shoot from the orb and then a beam of different variations of the color yellow shoot from the ball and towards the opponent.
Tierno's Ludicolo Valuable Experience for All! None

Pokédex entries

Episode Subject Source Entry
EP051 Solar Beam Ash's Pokédex Solar Beam, Bulbasaur's strongest attack. Light is collected and formed into a powerful beam with intensive force.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In Pokémon Generations

None.png Primal Groudon charging Solar Beam PG.png Primal Groudon Solar Beam PG.png None.png
Charging Firing the blast
The user gathers light, then blasts a bundled beam.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
383P Groudon Primal Groudon opens its mouth, and light yellow energy starts gathering inside of it. It then fires a beam of yellow energy from its mouth at the opponent.
A Groudon in Courtney's vision The Vision Debut

In the manga

In the Aim to Be a Card Master!! manga


In the Ash & Pikachu manga


In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga


In the movie adaptations


In the Phantom Thief Pokémon 7 manga


In the Pokémon - The Legend of the Dragon King manga

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Please feel free to edit this section to add missing information and complete it.
Reason: description of the move.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl manga


In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure manga


In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga


In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga


In other generations

SolarBeam I.png SolarBeam II.png SolarBeam III.png SolarBeam IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
SolarBeam V.png SolarBeam PMD RB.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
SolarBeam Stad.png SolarBeam Stad2.png SolarBeam Colo.png SolarBeam XD.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 日光束 Yahtgwōng Chūk *
陽光烈焰 Yèuhnggwōng Lihtyihm
Mandarin 日光束 Rìguāng Shù *
陽光烈焰 / 阳光烈焰 Yángguāng Lièyàn
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Sluneční paprsek
Denmark Flag.png Danish Solstråle
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Zonnestraal
Finland Flag.png Finnish Auringonsäde
Aurinkosäde
Valonsäde
Valomäjäys (AG)
France Flag.png French Lance-Soleil
Germany Flag.png German Solarstrahl
Greece Flag.png Greek Ηλιαχτίδα
Israel Flag.png Hebrew קרן סולארית Keren Solarit
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Solar Beam
Italy Flag.png Italian Solarraggio
South Korea Flag.png Korean 솔라빔 Solar Beam
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Solarstråle
Poland Flag.png Polish Słoneczny Promień
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Raio Solar
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Raio Solar
Romania Flag.png Romanian Raza Solară
Izbucnirea Solară
Russia Flag.png Russian Солнечный Луч Solnechnyy Luch
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Solarni Zrak
Spain Flag.png Spanish Rayo Solar
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Güneş Işını
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Tia Mặt Trời


Generation I TMs
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Generation I HMs
0102030405
Generation II TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
Generation II HMs
01020304050607
Generation III TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
Generation III HMs
0102030405060708RSE
Generation IV TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
010203040506
Generation VI TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 959697
9899100
Generation VI HMs
010203040506ORAS07ORAS
Generation VII TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100


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