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

Generation III to VII

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

Generation VIII onwards

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.
ColoXD 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.
SwShBDSPLA
SV
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
0048    
 
Bug Bug 35 35 35 25
0049    
 
Bug Bug 37 37 37 25
0087    
 
Water 1 Field 1FRLG 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7
0137     Mineral Mineral 29 29 29 29
0170    
 
Water 2 Water 2 31 34 34XY
28ORAS
28
0171    
 
Water 2 Water 2 35 40 40XY
29ORAS
29
0179     Monster Field 32 41BW
39B2W2
39 39
0180     Monster Field 36 47 47 47
0181     Monster Field 42 55BW
51B2W2
51 51
0223     Water 1 Water 2 36 36BW
30B2W2
30 30
0224     Water 1 Water 2 42 42BW
34B2W2
34 34
0226    
 
Water 1 Water 1 1 1 1 1
0233     Mineral Mineral 29 29 29 29
0313     Bug Human-Like 25 25 25 25XY
26ORAS
26
0474     Mineral Mineral 29 29 29 29
0595    
 
Bug Bug 34 34 34
0596    
 
Bug Bug 34 34 34
0649  
Genesect
All forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 40 40 40
0678  
Meowstic
Female
  Field Field 45 45
0796     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 31
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.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Egg Move
0048    
 
Bug Bug
0086     Water 1 Field
0116     Water 1 Dragon
0118     Water 2 Water 2
0167    
 
Bug Bug
0193    
 
Bug Bug
0211    
 
Water 2 Water 2
0283    
 
Water 1 Bug
0328     Bug Dragon
0363    
 
Water 1 Field
0403     Field Field
0456     Water 2 Water 2
0458    
 
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.
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.


By Move Tutor

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Compatibility
Tutor
0009     Monster Water 1
0012    
 
Bug Bug
0025     Field Fairy
0026     Field Fairy
0026  
Raichu
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Fairy
0035     Fairy Fairy
0036     Fairy Fairy
0048    
 
Bug Bug
0049    
 
Bug Bug
0054     Water 1 Field
0055     Water 1 Field
0063     Human-Like Human-Like
0064     Human-Like Human-Like
0065     Human-Like Human-Like
0079    
 
Monster Water 1
0080    
 
Monster Water 1
0081    
 
Mineral Mineral
0082    
 
Mineral Mineral
0086     Water 1 Field
0087    
 
Water 1 Field
0091    
 
Water 3 Water 3
0096     Human-Like Human-Like
0097     Human-Like Human-Like
0100     Mineral Mineral
0101     Mineral Mineral
0116     Water 1 Dragon
0117     Water 1 Dragon
0118     Water 2 Water 2
0119     Water 2 Water 2
0120     Water 3 Water 3
0121    
 
Water 3 Water 3
0122    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0124    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0125     Human-Like Human-Like
0131    
 
Monster Water 1
0134     Field Field
0135     Field Field
0137     Mineral Mineral
0144    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0145    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0150     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0151     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0167    
 
Bug Bug
0168    
 
Bug Bug
0170    
 
Water 2 Water 2
0171    
 
Water 2 Water 2
0172     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0173     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0175     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0176    
 
Flying Fairy
0177    
 
Flying Flying
0178    
 
Flying Flying
0179     Monster Field
0180     Monster Field
0181     Monster Field
0193    
 
Bug Bug
0196     Field Field
0199    
 
Monster Water 1
0203    
 
Field Field
0205    
 
Bug Bug
0211    
 
Water 2 Water 2
0223     Water 1 Water 2
0224     Water 1 Water 2
0225    
 
Water 1 Field
0226    
 
Water 1 Water 1
0230    
 
Water 1 Dragon
0233     Mineral Mineral
0234     Field Field
0238    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0239     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0243     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0245     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0249    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0250    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0251    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0267    
 
Bug Bug
0269    
 
Bug Bug
0280    
 
Human-Like Amorphous
0281    
 
Human-Like Amorphous
0282    
 
Human-Like Amorphous
0283    
 
Water 1 Bug
0284    
 
Water 1 Bug
0302    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0307    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0308    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0309     Field Field
0310     Field Field
0311     Fairy Fairy
0312     Fairy Fairy
0313     Bug Human-Like
0325     Field Field
0326     Field Field
0328     Bug Dragon
0329    
 
Bug Dragon
0330    
 
Bug Dragon
0337    
 
Mineral Mineral
0338    
 
Mineral Mineral
0343    
 
Mineral Mineral
0344    
 
Mineral Mineral
0358     Amorphous Amorphous
0362     Fairy Mineral
0363    
 
Water 1 Field
0364    
 
Water 1 Field
0365    
 
Water 1 Field
0368     Water 1 Water 1
0375    
 
Mineral Mineral
0376    
 
Mineral Mineral
0378     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0382     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0385    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0386  
Deoxys
All forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0393     Water 1 Field
0394     Water 1 Field
0395    
 
Water 1 Field
0403     Field Field
0404     Field Field
0405     Field Field
0413  
Wormadam
All forms
 
 
Bug Bug
0414    
 
Bug Bug
0416    
 
Bug Bug
0433     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0436    
 
Mineral Mineral
0437    
 
Mineral Mineral
0439    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0456     Water 2 Water 2
0457     Water 2 Water 2
0458    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0462    
 
Mineral Mineral
0466     Human-Like Human-Like
0468    
 
Flying Fairy
0469    
 
Bug Bug
0471     Field Field
0474     Mineral Mineral
0475    
 
Human-Like Amorphous
0478    
 
Fairy Mineral
0479  
Rotom
All forms
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0480     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0481     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0482     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0488     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0489     Water 1 Fairy
0490     Water 1 Fairy
0493  
Arceus
All available forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0494    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0505     Field Field
0517     Field Field
0518     Field Field
0522     Field Field
0523     Field Field
0527    
 
Field Flying
0528    
 
Field Flying
0531     Fairy Fairy
0540    
 
Bug Bug
0541    
 
Bug Bug
0542    
 
Bug Bug
0543    
 
Bug Bug
0544    
 
Bug Bug
0545    
 
Bug Bug
0561    
 
Flying Flying
0574     Human-Like Human-Like
0575     Human-Like Human-Like
0576     Human-Like Human-Like
0577     Amorphous Amorphous
0578     Amorphous Amorphous
0579     Amorphous Amorphous
0582     Mineral Mineral
0583     Mineral Mineral
0584     Mineral Mineral
0587    
 
Field Field
0588     Bug Bug
0589    
 
Bug Bug
0595    
 
Bug Bug
0596    
 
Bug Bug
0599     Mineral Mineral
0600     Mineral Mineral
0601     Mineral Mineral
0603     Amorphous Amorphous
0604     Amorphous Amorphous
0605     Human-Like Human-Like
0606     Human-Like Human-Like
0615     Mineral Mineral
0616     Bug Bug
0617     Bug Bug
0622    
 
Mineral Mineral
0623    
 
Mineral Mineral
0635    
 
Dragon Dragon
0636    
 
Bug Bug
0637    
 
Bug Bug
0644    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0646  
Kyurem
All forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0648    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0649  
Genesect
All forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0655    
 
Field Field
0666  
Vivillon
All forms
 
 
Bug Bug
0677     Field Field
0678  
Meowstic
All forms
  Field Field
0687    
 
Water 1 Water 2
0694    
 
Monster Dragon
0695    
 
Monster Dragon
0702    
 
Field Fairy
0720  
Hoopa
All forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0738    
 
Bug Bug
0742    
 
Bug Fairy
0743    
 
Bug Fairy
0751    
 
Water 1 Bug
0752    
 
Water 1 Bug
0753     Grass Grass
0754     Grass Grass
0755    
 
Grass Grass
0756    
 
Grass Grass
0772     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0773  
Silvally
All forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0779    
 
Water 2 Water 2
0780    
 
Monster Dragon
0792    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0795    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0796     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0800  
Necrozma
All forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0801  
Magearna
All forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0803     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0804    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
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.


Special move

Generation III

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0167    
 
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.
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.


Generation IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0224     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.
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.


Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0100     Mineral Mineral Dream World - Icy Cave
0309     Field Field Dream World - Pleasant Forest
0311     Fairy Fairy Dream World - Dream Park
0312     Fairy Fairy Dream World - Dream Park
0328     Bug Dragon Dream World - Rugged Mountain
0479    
 
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.
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 Mystery Dungeon series

Signal Beam deals damage and may leave the target confused.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDRB 14 - 15 - 84% - 10 tiles away All Yes
MDTDS 8 - 15 - 79.8% - 10 tiles away All Yes
BSL 8 - 15 - 79.8% - 10 tiles away All Yes
MDGtI 10 99 15 50 90% 98% 10 tiles away All Yes
SMD 10 50 12 30 90% 98% 4 tiles away Enemy Yes
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

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

Pokémon Rumble Rush

  Signal Beam
★★★★
Attack power 44.00993
Charge time 0.66 seconds
Range type Wide Shot
Number of hits 1
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect May confuse the foe

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
 
Genesect
 
Volbeat
The user fires a sinister beam of light at the target.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  A pink, light blue, and yellow ball of energy forms between Volbeat's antennae. He then releases a similarly colored beam of energy from the ball at the opponent.
Romeo's Beat Love at First Flight Debut
Romeo's four Volbeat Love at First Flight Debut
  A white ball of energy forms in front of the red orb on Ampharos's head. It then fires a rainbow-colored beam of energy from the ball at the opponent; or, the orb on Ampharos's head glows white and it fires a rainbow colored beam of energy from it at the opponent.
Ampharos Train crew's Ampharos Frozen on Their Tracks! None
  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 of energy.
A wild Magnezone Regaining the Home Advantage! None
  A rainbow-colored ball of energy appears in between Mothim's antennae. It then fires a rainbow-colored beam of energy from the ball at the opponent.
A Trainer's Mothim Fighting Ire with Fire! None
  The red horns on Gallade's body glow light purple. Then, a rainbow-colored ball of energy 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
  A light blue ball of energy forms in front of Gardevoir's forehead. It then fires a rainbow-colored beam of energy from the ball at the opponent.
Concordia's Gardevoir What Lies Beyond Truth and Ideals! None
  A light blue ball of energy forms in front of Galvantula's head. It then fires a rainbow-colored beam of energy from the ball at the opponent.
Teaque's Galvantula Cilan and the Case of the Purrloin Witness! None
  A multicolored ball of energy forms in front of Genesect's limb. It then fires a multicolored beam of energy 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 fires a streaky pink beam of energy 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 fires a streaky pink beam of energy 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
  A pink ring of energy appears in front of Vikavolt's face and then fires a streaky pink beam of energy 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 Sigeuneolbim
  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 Rayo SeñalIX+
Doble RayoIIIVIII
  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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