Beak Blast (move)

Beak Blast
くちばしキャノン Beak Cannon
Beak Blast VII.png
Beak Blast VII 2.png
Type  Flying
Category  Physical
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  100
Accuracy  100%
Priority  -3
  • Does not make contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by Mirror Move
  • Affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation VII
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Beak Blast (Japanese: くちばしキャノン Beak Cannon) is a damage-dealing Flying-type move introduced in Generation VII. It is the signature move of Toucannon.

Effect

Beak Blast is a decreased priority move. The user charges up at the beginning of the turn and executes Beak Blast at -3 priority. All who make contact with the user during the charging phase are burned.

Its charging message is displayed before any other moves.

The charging phase occurs whether or not the user's status would prevent it from executing Beak Blast. For example, if the user is confused, the confusion check is performed before the strike, not the initial charge.

Pokémon with Bulletproof are immune to Beak Blast, but are not immune to the burn.

Description

Games Description
SMUSUM
SwSh
The user first heats up its beak, and then it attacks the target. Making direct contact with the Pokémon while it's heating up its beak results in a burn.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
733   Toucannon
 
 
Flying Flying 1, Evo., 28
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

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Physical 2 75 90 100% An opponent The user takes up a counterattacking posture. Using this move again will cause the user to leave this posture, then attack. No other actions can be taken while in this posture. The user will leaves this posture if hit by an attack move while it is in this counterattacking posture, then attacks. If the move was a physical attack move, leaves the opponent that used it burned.

Past Description

  • Prior to Version 2.10.0 (from June 28, 2021): The user takes up a counterattacking posture. Using this move again will cause the user to attack, then leave this posture. No other actions can be taken while in this posture. The user will attack if hit by an attack move while it is in this counterattacking posture, then the user leaves this posture. If the move was a physical attack move, leaves the opponent that used it burned.
  • The user gets ready to counterattack. Using this move again will cause the user to attack. No other actions can be taken while ready to counterattack. The user will attack if attacked with a move while it is ready to counterattack. Leaves opponents burned when they use physical moves to attack the user while it is ready to counterattack.

In the anime

       
Heating up Toucannon
The user first heats up its beak, and then it attacks the target.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Toucannon The non-black part of Toucannon's beak heats up and glows orange. It then opens its beak and an orange orb of energy forms inside of it. It then fires a large orange beam of energy from the orb at the opponent.
Kahili's Touckey Keeping Your Eyes on the Ball! Debut


In other generations

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • Beak Blast is the only Flying-type move that is able to burn a target.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 鳥嘴加農炮 Níuhjéui Gānùhngpàauh
Mandarin 鳥嘴加農炮 / 鸟嘴加农炮 Niǎozuǐ Jiānóngpào
  French Bec-Canon
  German Schnabelkanone
  Italian Cannonbecco
  Korean 부리캐논 Buri Cannon
  Polish Dziób Żaru
  Brazilian Portuguese Bico Explosivo
  Russian Взрывоопасный Клюв
  Spanish Pico Cañón



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