Photon Geyser (move)

Photon Geyser
フォトンゲイザー Photon Geyser
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Type  Psychic
Category  Special
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  100
Accuracy  100%
Priority  0
Opponent Opponent Opponent
Self Ally Ally
Normal: May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation VII
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Photon Geyser (Japanese: フォトンゲイザー Photon Geyser) is a damage-dealing Psychic-type move introduced in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. It is one of the signature moves of Necrozma.

It can be upgraded to the special Z-Move Light That Burns the Sky by Ultra Necrozma holding Ultranecrozium Z.


Photon Geyser deals damage. If the user's Attack stat is higher than its Special Attack stat, Photon Geyser becomes a physical move; otherwise it is a special move.

During the execution of Photon Geyser, all ignorable Abilities are ignored. (Ignorable Abilities are most Abilities that could potentially [negatively] affect the success, damage, or effects of a move if possessed by the target of a move or its allies, such as Multiscale and Friend Guard.) However, it does not ignore Abilities if it is called by another move rather than directly used.

For determining which stat is higher, stat stage modifiers are taken into account, but other effects (e.g. held items such as a Choice Band, Abilities such as Huge Power, etc.) are not.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Photon Geyser cannot be selected in a battle.

Other effects

Photon Geyser does not exist in the game data of Pokémon Sun and Moon. As a result, a Pokémon knowing Photon Geyser cannot be traded from Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon to Sun and Moon, and if a Pokémon in Pokémon Bank knows the move, it cannot be withdrawn in Pokémon Sun and Moon. In order to be transferred to Pokémon Sun and Moon, the Pokémon must forget Photon Geyser.


Games Description
The user attacks a target with a pillar of light. This move inflicts Attack or Sp. Atk damage—whichever stat is higher for the user.
BDSP This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.
SV The user attacks the target with a pillar of light. This move inflicts damage using the Attack or Sp. Atk stat—whichever is higher for the user.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
All forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 50 72 72
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.

In other games

Pokémon Rumble Rush

  Photon Geyser
Attack power 118.867
Charge time 1.5 seconds
Range type Explosion Shot
Number of hits 1
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect None

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

In other generations

Core series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 光子噴湧 Gwōngjí Panyúng
Mandarin 光子噴湧 / 光子喷涌 Guāngzǐ Pēnyǒng
  French Photo-Geyser
  German Photonen-Geysir
  Italian Geyser Fotonico
  Korean 포톤가이저 Poton-gaijeo
  Brazilian Portuguese Gêiser de Fótons
  Russian Фотонный Гейзер Fotonnyy Geyzer
  Spanish Géiser Fotónico
  Vietnamese Mạch Phun Photon

Variations of the move Sunsteel Strike
  Sunsteel Strike
  Moongeist BeamPhoton Geyser

  This article is part of Project Moves and Abilities, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on two related aspects of the Pokémon games.