Photon Geyser (move)

Photon Geyser
フォトンゲイザー Photon Geyser
Photon Geyser VIII.png
Photon Geyser VIII 2.png
Type  Psychic
Category  Special
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  100
Accuracy  100%
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Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation VII
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Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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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.

Effect

Photon Geyser deals damage. If the user's Attack stat is higher than its Special Attack stat, Photon Geyser becomes a physical move; otherwise (i.e. if the user's Special Attack is greater than or equal to its Attack) it is a special move. During the execution of Photon Geyser, all ignorable Abilities that could affect the success or damage of a move are ignored, except when Photon Geyser 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, burn, etc.) are not.

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from Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon to Sun and Moon, and if a Pokémon in Pokémon Bank knows the move, it cannot be withdrawn in Pokémon Sun and Moon.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.

Description

Games Description
USUM
SwShLA
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.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
800   Necrozma
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 50USUM 72SwSh
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

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 Photon Geyser
  Brazilian Portuguese Gêiser de Fótons
  Russian Фотонный Гейзер Fotonnyy Geyzer
  Spanish Géiser Fotónico



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.