Signal Beam (move)

Signal Beam
シグナルビーム Signal Beam
Signal Beam VII.png
Signal Beam VII 2.png
Type  Bug
Category  Special
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  75
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jam  0  
Scrambles the order of appeals on the next turn.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Judge's Voltage goes up.
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Makes audience expect little of other contestants.

Signal Beam (Japanese: シグナルビーム Signal Beam) is a damage-dealing Bug-type move introduced in Generation III.

Effect

Generations III to VII

Signal Beam deals damage and has a 10% chance of confusing the target.

Generation VIII

Signal Beam cannot be selected in a battle.

Description

Games Description
RSE A strange beam attack that may confuse the foe.
FRLG The foe is hit with a flashing beam that may also cause confusion.
Colo.XD Fires a peculiar ray that may confuse the target.
DPPtHGSSPBR
BWB2W2
The user attacks with a sinister beam of light. It may also confuse the target.
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
The user attacks with a sinister beam of light. This may also confuse the target.
SwSh 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
048   Venonat
 
 
Bug Bug 35 35 35 25SMUSUM
049   Venomoth
 
 
Bug Bug 37 37 37 25SMUSUM
087   Dewgong
 
 
Water 1 Field 1FRLG 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7SMUSUM
137   Porygon
  Mineral Mineral 29 29 29 29SMUSUM
170   Chinchou
 
 
Water 2 Water 2 31 34 34XY
28ORAS
28
171   Lanturn
 
 
Water 2 Water 2 35 40 40XY
29ORAS
29
179   Mareep
  Monster Field 32 41BW
39B2W2
39 39
180   Flaaffy
  Monster Field 36 47 47 47
181   Ampharos
  Monster Field 42 55BW
51B2W2
51 51
223   Remoraid
  Water 1 Water 2 36 36BW
30B2W2
30 30
224   Octillery
  Water 1 Water 2 42 42BW
34B2W2
34 34
226   Mantine
 
 
Water 1 Water 1 1 1 1 1
233   Porygon2
  Mineral Mineral 29 29 29 29
313   Volbeat
  Bug Human-Like 25 25 25 25XY
26ORAS
26
474   Porygon-Z
  Mineral Mineral 29 29 29 29
595   Joltik
 
 
Bug Bug 34 34 34
596   Galvantula
 
 
Bug Bug 34 34 34
649   Genesect
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 40 40 40
678   Meowstic
Female
  Field Field 45 45
796   Xurkitree
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 31
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII
048   Venonat
 
 
Bug Bug
086   Seel
  Water 1 Field
116   Horsea
  Water 1 Dragon
118   Goldeen
  Water 2 Water 2
167   Spinarak
 
 
Bug Bug
193   Yanma
 
 
Bug Bug
211   Qwilfish
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
283   Surskit
 
 
Water 1 Bug
328   Trapinch
  Bug Dragon
363   Spheal
 
 
Water 1 Field
403   Shinx
  Field Field
456   Finneon
  Water 2 Water 2
458   Mantyke
 
 
Water 1 Water 1
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By Move Tutor

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Game
DP Pt HGSS BW B2W2 XY ORAS SM USUM PE
009   Blastoise
  Monster Water 1
012   Butterfree
 
 
Bug Bug
025   Pikachu
  Field Fairy
026   Raichu
  Field Fairy
026   Raichu
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Fairy
035   Clefairy
  Fairy Fairy
036   Clefable
  Fairy Fairy
048   Venonat
 
 
Bug Bug
049   Venomoth
 
 
Bug Bug
054   Psyduck
  Water 1 Field
055   Golduck
  Water 1 Field
063   Abra
  Human-Like Human-Like
064   Kadabra
  Human-Like Human-Like
065   Alakazam
  Human-Like Human-Like
079   Slowpoke
 
 
Monster Water 1
080   Slowbro
 
 
Monster Water 1
081   Magnemite
 
 
Mineral Mineral
082   Magneton
 
 
Mineral Mineral
086   Seel
  Water 1 Field
087   Dewgong
 
 
Water 1 Field
091   Cloyster
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
096   Drowzee
  Human-Like Human-Like
097   Hypno
  Human-Like Human-Like
100   Voltorb
  Mineral Mineral
101   Electrode
  Mineral Mineral
116   Horsea
  Water 1 Dragon
117   Seadra
  Water 1 Dragon
118   Goldeen
  Water 2 Water 2
119   Seaking
  Water 2 Water 2
120   Staryu
  Water 3 Water 3
121   Starmie
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
122   Mr. Mime
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
124   Jynx
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
125   Electabuzz
  Human-Like Human-Like
131   Lapras
 
 
Monster Water 1
134   Vaporeon
  Field Field
135   Jolteon
  Field Field
137   Porygon
  Mineral Mineral
144   Articuno
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
145   Zapdos
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
150   Mewtwo
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
167   Spinarak
 
 
Bug Bug
168   Ariados
 
 
Bug Bug
170   Chinchou
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
171   Lanturn
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
172   Pichu
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
173   Cleffa
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
175   Togepi
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
176   Togetic
 
 
Flying Fairy
177   Natu
 
 
Flying Flying
178   Xatu
 
 
Flying Flying
179   Mareep
  Monster Field
180   Flaaffy
  Monster Field
181   Ampharos
  Monster Field
193   Yanma
 
 
Bug Bug
196   Espeon
  Field Field
199   Slowking
 
 
Monster Water 1
203   Girafarig
 
 
Field Field
205   Forretress
 
 
Bug Bug
211   Qwilfish
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
223   Remoraid
  Water 1 Water 2
224   Octillery
  Water 1 Water 2
225   Delibird
 
 
Water 1 Field
226   Mantine
 
 
Water 1 Water 1
230   Kingdra
 
 
Water 1 Dragon
233   Porygon2
  Mineral Mineral
234   Stantler
  Field Field
238   Smoochum
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
239   Elekid
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
243   Raikou
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
245   Suicune
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
249   Lugia
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
250   Ho-Oh
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
251   Celebi
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
267   Beautifly
 
 
Bug Bug
269   Dustox
 
 
Bug Bug
280   Ralts
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
281   Kirlia
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
282   Gardevoir
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
283   Surskit
 
 
Water 1 Bug
284   Masquerain
 
 
Water 1 Bug
302   Sableye
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
307   Meditite
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
308   Medicham
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
309   Electrike
  Field Field
310   Manectric
  Field Field
311   Plusle
  Fairy Fairy
312   Minun
  Fairy Fairy
313   Volbeat
  Bug Human-Like
325   Spoink
  Field Field
326   Grumpig
  Field Field
328   Trapinch
  Bug Bug
329   Vibrava
 
 
Bug Bug
330   Flygon
 
 
Bug Bug
337   Lunatone
 
 
Mineral Mineral
338   Solrock
 
 
Mineral Mineral
343   Baltoy
 
 
Mineral Mineral
344   Claydol
 
 
Mineral Mineral
358   Chimecho
  Amorphous Amorphous
362   Glalie
  Fairy Mineral
363   Spheal
 
 
Water 1 Field
364   Sealeo
 
 
Water 1 Field
365   Walrein
 
 
Water 1 Field
368   Gorebyss
  Water 1 Water 1
375   Metang
 
 
Mineral Mineral
376   Metagross
 
 
Mineral Mineral
378   Regice
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
382   Kyogre
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
385   Jirachi
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
386   Deoxys
Normal Forme
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
386   Deoxys
Attack Forme
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
386   Deoxys
Defense Forme
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
386   Deoxys
Speed Forme
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
393   Piplup
  Water 1 Field
394   Prinplup
  Water 1 Field
395   Empoleon
 
 
Water 1 Field
403   Shinx
  Field Field
404   Luxio
  Field Field
405   Luxray
  Field Field
413   Wormadam
Plant Cloak
 
 
Bug Bug
413   Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
 
 
Bug Bug
413   Wormadam
Trash Cloak
 
 
Bug Bug
414   Mothim
 
 
Bug Bug
416   Vespiquen
 
 
Bug Bug
433   Chingling
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
436   Bronzor
 
 
Mineral Mineral
437   Bronzong
 
 
Mineral Mineral
439   Mime Jr.
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
456   Finneon
  Water 2 Water 2
457   Lumineon
  Water 2 Water 2
458   Mantyke
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
462   Magnezone
 
 
Mineral Mineral
466   Electivire
  Human-Like Human-Like
468   Togekiss
 
 
Flying Fairy
469   Yanmega
 
 
Bug Bug
471   Glaceon
  Field Field
474   Porygon-Z
  Mineral Mineral
475   Gallade
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
478   Froslass
 
 
Fairy Mineral
479   Rotom
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
480   Uxie
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
481   Mesprit
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
482   Azelf
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
488   Cresselia
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
489   Phione
  Water 1 Fairy
490   Manaphy
  Water 1 Fairy
493   Arceus
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
494   Victini
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
505   Watchog
  Field Field
517   Munna
  Field Field
518   Musharna
  Field Field
522   Blitzle
  Field Field
523   Zebstrika
  Field Field
527   Woobat
 
 
Field Flying
528   Swoobat
 
 
Field Flying
531   Audino
  Fairy Fairy
540   Sewaddle
 
 
Bug Bug
541   Swadloon
 
 
Bug Bug
542   Leavanny
 
 
Bug Bug
543   Venipede
 
 
Bug Bug
544   Whirlipede
 
 
Bug Bug
545   Scolipede
 
 
Bug Bug
561   Sigilyph
 
 
Flying Flying
574   Gothita
  Human-Like Human-Like
575   Gothorita
  Human-Like Human-Like
576   Gothitelle
  Human-Like Human-Like
577   Solosis
  Amorphous Amorphous
578   Duosion
  Amorphous Amorphous
579   Reuniclus
  Amorphous Amorphous
582   Vanillite
  Mineral Mineral
583   Vanillish
  Mineral Mineral
584   Vanilluxe
  Mineral Mineral
587   Emolga
 
 
Field Field
588   Karrablast
  Bug Bug
589   Escavalier
 
 
Bug Bug
595   Joltik
 
 
Bug Bug
596   Galvantula
 
 
Bug Bug
599   Klink
  Mineral Mineral
600   Klang
  Mineral Mineral
601   Klinklang
  Mineral Mineral
603   Eelektrik
  Amorphous Amorphous
604   Eelektross
  Amorphous Amorphous
605   Elgyem
  Human-Like Human-Like
606   Beheeyem
  Human-Like Human-Like
615   Cryogonal
  Mineral Mineral
616   Shelmet
  Bug Bug
617   Accelgor
  Bug Bug
622   Golett
 
 
Mineral Mineral
623   Golurk
 
 
Mineral Mineral
635   Hydreigon
 
 
Dragon Dragon
636   Larvesta
 
 
Bug Bug
637   Volcarona
 
 
Bug Bug
644   Zekrom
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
646   Kyurem
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
646   Kyurem
Black Kyurem
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
646   Kyurem
White Kyurem
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
648   Meloetta
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
649   Genesect
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
655   Delphox
 
 
Field Field
666   Vivillon
 
 
Bug Bug
677   Espurr
  Field Field
678   Meowstic
Male
  Field Field
678   Meowstic
Female
  Field Field
687   Malamar
 
 
Water 1 Water 2
694   Helioptile
 
 
Monster Dragon
695   Heliolisk
 
 
Monster Dragon
702   Dedenne
 
 
Field Fairy
720   Hoopa
Confined
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
720   Hoopa
Unbound
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
738   Vikavolt
 
 
Bug Bug
742   Cutiefly
 
 
Bug Fairy
743   Ribombee
 
 
Bug Fairy
751   Dewpider
 
 
Water 1 Bug
752   Araquanid
 
 
Water 1 Bug
753   Fomantis
  Grass Grass
754   Lurantis
  Grass Grass
755   Morelull
 
 
Grass Grass
756   Shiinotic
 
 
Grass Grass
772   Type: Null
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
773   Silvally
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
779   Bruxish
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
780   Drampa
 
 
Monster Dragon
792   Lunala
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
795   Pheromosa
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
796   Xurkitree
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
800   Necrozma
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
800   Necrozma
Dusk Mane
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
800   Necrozma
Dawn Wings
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
801   Magearna
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
803   Poipole
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
804   Naganadel
 
 
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 III

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
167   Spinarak
 
 
Bug Bug Purified Shadow PokémonXD
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
224   Octillery
  Water 1 Water 2 Pokéwalker - Beyond the Sea
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
100   Voltorb
  Mineral Mineral Dream World - Icy Cave
309   Electrike
  Field Field Dream World - Pleasant Forest
311   Plusle
  Fairy Fairy Dream World - Dream Park
312   Minun
  Fairy Fairy Dream World - Dream Park
328   Trapinch
  Bug Bug Dream World - Rugged Mountain
479   Rotom
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous Dream World - Spooky Manor
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 Mystery Dungeon series

In Red and Blue Rescue Team, Signal Beam has 14 base power, 15 PP, and 84% accuracy. The attack travels up to 10 tiles away and hits the first Pokémon it encounters, ally or enemy, possibly inflicting confusion on it.

In Explorers of Time, Darkness, and Sky, the move's power has been decreased to 8, and its accuracy to 79.8%.

In Gates To Infinity the move travels in a straight line until it hits a wall or enemy (similarly to Aurora Beam). May cause confusion.

Pokémon GO

  Signal Beam
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 75
Energy cost 50  
Duration 2.9 seconds
Damage window 1.8 - 2.6 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 75
Energy cost 55  
Secondary effect   1 Opponent Attack
  1 Opponent Defense
Effect chance 20%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
                 
By Elite Charged TM
  
By GO Snapshot
 
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Gyms & Raids
  • July 30, 2016
    • Power: 35 → 45
  • February 16, 2017
    • Power: 45 → 75
    • Energy cost: 33 → 50
    • Duration: 3.1 → 2.9 seconds
    • Damage window: 2 - 3 → 1.8 - 2.6 seconds
Trainer Battles
  • September 14, 2020
    • Secondary effect added

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target, even at a distance. It may also leave the target confused.
MDTD
MDS*
Inflicts damage on the target, even at a distance. It may also afflict the targeted enemy with a Confused status condition.
MDS* Inflicts damage on the target, even at a distance. It may also afflict the target with a Confused status condition.
BSL はなれたポケモンに ダメージをあたえる いっていのかくりつで こんらんじょうたいにかえる
MDGtI It damages even a faraway Pokémon. It could also cause the Confused status condition. The Confused status impairs its sense of direction.
SMD It damages a Pokémon, even one far away. It could also make the enemy confused.


In the anime

       
Malamar Gallade Galvantula Vikavolt
The user attacks with a sinister beam of light. It may also confuse the target.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Volbeat A pink, light blue, and yellow ball forms between Volbeat's antennae and he releases a beam of the same color from the ball at the opponent.
Romeo's Beat Love at First Flight Debut
Romeo's Volbeat Love at First Flight Debut
  Ampharos A white ball forms in front of the red orb on Ampharos's head. It then fires a rainbow colored beam from the ball at the opponent, or the orb on Ampharos's head glows white and it fires a rainbow colored beam from it at the opponent.
Ampharos Train crew's Ampharos Frozen on Their Tracks! None
  Magnezone Magnezone's body becomes surrounded by silver static. Then, its body becomes surrounded by a rainbow-colored aura and it fires the aura at the opponent as a rainbow-colored beam.
A wild Magnezone Regaining the Home Advantage! None
  Mothim A rainbow-colored ball appears in between Mothim's antennae. It then fires a rainbow-colored beam from the ball at the opponent.
A Trainer's Mothim Fighting Ire with Fire! None
  Gallade The red horns on Gallade's body glow light purple. Then, a rainbow-colored ball forms in front of the horn in the front of Gallade's body. He then fires a rainbow-colored beam from the ball at the opponent.
Zoey's Gallade A Grand Fight for Winning! None
  Gardevoir A light blue ball of energy forms in front of Gardevoir's forehead. It then fires a rainbow-colored beam from the ball at the opponent.
Concordia's Gardevoir What Lies Beyond Truth and Ideals! None
  Galvantula A light blue ball of energy forms in front of Galvantula's head. It then fires a rainbow-colored beam from the ball at the opponent.
Teaque's Galvantula Cilan and the Case of the Purrloin Witness! None
  Genesect A multi-color ball of energy forms in front of Genesect's limb. It then fires a multi-color beam from the ball at the opponent.
Red Genesect Genesect and the Legend Awakened None
Burn Drive Genesect Genesect and the Legend Awakened None
Chill Drive Genesect Genesect and the Legend Awakened None
Douse Drive Genesect Genesect and the Legend Awakened None
Shock Drive Genesect Genesect and the Legend Awakened None
  Surskit Surskit fires a streaky pink beam from its antenna at the opponent. As the attack is used, multiple blue shapes appear around the beam.
Viola's Surskit A Blustery Santalune Gym Battle! None
A wild Surskit Dewpider Ascending! None
  Malamar Malamar fires a streaky pink beam from its mouth at the opponent. As the attack is used, multiple blue shapes appear around the beam.
Xerosic's Malamar Facing the Needs of the Many! None
  Vikavolt A pink ring appears in front of Vikavolt's face and then fires a streaky pink beam from the ring at the opponent. As the attack is used, multiple blue shapes appear around the beam.
Sophocles's Vikavolt A Fiery Training Camp Trick! None


In the manga

Phantom Thief Pokémon 7


Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • Signal Beam is the only Platinum Move Tutor move that requires each kind of shard to learn. All others require only one, two, or three types of shards.
  • Signal Beam is the only Bug-type move capable of inflicting confusion.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 信號光束 Seunhouh Gwōngchūk *
訊號光束 Seunhouh Gwōngchūk
Mandarin 信號光束 / 信号光束 Xìnhào Guāngshù *
單向電波 / 单向电波 Dānxiàng Diànbō *
  Dutch Signaalstraal
  Finnish Merkkisäde
  French Rayon Signal
  German Ampelleuchte
  Greek Συνθηματική Ακτίνα Synthimatikí Aktína
  Hebrew קרן אות Keren Ot
  Indonesian Signal Beam
  Italian Segnoraggio
  Korean 시그널빔 Signal Beam
  Polish Promień Sygnału
Portuguese   Brazil Feixe Sinalizador (games, XY139-present, TCG, manga)
Raio Sinalizador (XY139)
Sinalizador (early anime)
  Portugal Sinalizador
  Russian Сигнальный луч Signal'niy luch
  Serbian Signalni zrak
Spanish   Latin America Doble Rayo (DP130-present)
Rayo Señal (AG042)
  Spain Doble Rayo
  Thai ลำแสงสัญญาณ
  Vietnamese Chùm Tia Sáng Chói*
Tia Tín Hiệu*



Variations of the move Fire Punch
  Fire PunchIce PunchThunder Punch
  Signal BeamRelic Song


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