Simple Beam (move)

Simple Beam
シンプルビーム Simple Beam
Simple Beam VIII.png
Simple Beam VIII 2.png
Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation V
Condition  Cute
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Cute
Appeal  0  
Condition  Cute
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Brings down the energy of any Pokémon that have already used a move this turn.

Simple Beam (Japanese: シンプルビーム Simple Beam) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation V.

Effect

Simple Beam changes the target's Ability to Simple. If a Pokémon affected by Simple Beam is switched out, it regains its original Ability.

Simple Beam fails if the target's Ability is Simple, Truant, Multitype, Stance Change, Schooling, Comatose, Shields Down, Disguise, RKS System, Battle Bond, Power Construct, Ice Face, Gulp Missile, or As One.

With Simple as its Ability, if the Pokémon's stat stages would be increased or decreased, the amount they would change by is doubled.

If powered up by a Normalium Z into Z-Simple Beam, the user's Special Attack stat rises one stage.

Description

Games Description
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwShBDSPLA
The user's mysterious psychic wave changes the target's Ability to Simple.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
381   Latios
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 55
527   Woobat
 
 
Field Flying 55SwSh
528   Swoobat
 
 
Field Flying 55SwSh
531   Audino
  Fairy Fairy 45 45 45 36SwSh
605   Elgyem
  Human-Like Human-Like 29 29 29
606   Beheeyem
  Human-Like Human-Like 29 29 29
649   Genesect
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 62 62 62 63SwSh
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
054   Psyduck
  Water 1 Field
083   Farfetch'd
 
 
Flying Field
083   Farfetch'd
Galarian Form
  Flying Field SwSh
177   Natu
 
 
Flying Flying
263   Zigzagoon
  Field Field
300   Skitty
  Field Fairy BDSP
325   Spoink
  Field Field BDSP
686   Inkay
 
 
Water 1 Water 2
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

Description

Games Description
MDGtI It changes the target's Ability to Simple.
SMD It changes the target's Ability to Simple. The target regains its usual Ability when it goes to the next floor or faints.


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 單純光束 Dāansèuhn Gwōngchūk
Mandarin 單純光束 / 单纯光束 Dānchún Guāngshù
  French Rayon Simple
  German Wankelstrahl
  Italian Ondisinvolta
  Korean 심플빔 Simple Beam
  Spanish Onda Simple


Variations of the move Worry Seed
  Worry SeedEntrainmentSimple Beam



  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.