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Light Screen (move)

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Light Screen
ひかりのかべ Light Wall
Light Screen V.png
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Type  Psychic
Category  Status
PP  30 (max. 48)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user and all allies
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Category  Beauty
Appeal  1
Jam  0  
Can avoid being startled by others.
Category  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going up in the same turn.

Light Screen (Japanese: ひかりのかべ Light Wall) is a non-damaging Psychic-type move introduced in Generation I. It is a special counterpart to Reflect. It has been TM16 since Generation III.

Effect

Generation I

Light Screen doubles the user's Special when the opponent damages the user with a special move.

Light Screen will fail if the user is already under its effect. The effect of Light Screen is ignored by critical hits. If Light Screen causes the user's special to reach 1024 or higher at any time during battle calculations, it will be reduced mod 1024.

Generation II

Light Screen will be in effect for 5 turns and will halve special damage done to any of the party Pokémon on the user's side.

Generation III

Same as above, but Light Screen will disappear immediately if the opponent uses Brick Break or Shadow Shed (in Pokémon XD).

In a Double Battle, both the user and its ally are protected by Light Screen, but special damage is only reduced by a third rather than half.

In Pokémon Colosseum and XD, Light Screen is shown as a golden-colored sphere composed of hexagonal deflectors.

Generation IV

Same as above, but if Light Clay is held when Light Screen is used, it will extend the duration of Light Screen from 5 to 8 turns.

In Pokémon Battle Revolution, the appearance of Light Screen remains unchanged from its Colosseum and XD appearances.

Generation V and on

Same as above, but Pokémon with the Ability Infiltrator will ignore the effects of Light Screen when attacking.

Description

Games Description
Stad Reduces damage from special attacks by about half. A special Psychic-type technique.
Stad2 Reduces damage from special attacks by about half. A special Psychic-type move.
GSC Ups Spcl.Def with a wall of light.
RSEColo.XD Creates a wall of light that lowers Sp. Atk damage.
FRLG A wall of light cuts damage from Sp. Atk attacks for five turns.
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
A wondrous wall of light is put up to suppress damage from special attacks for five turns.
XY A wondrous wall of light is put up to reduce damage from special attacks for five turns.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
025 Pikachu Pikachu Electric Electric   50 50 50 42 42 45
035 Clefairy Clefairy Fairy Fairy 48 53 41 40 40 46 '
100 Voltorb Voltorb Electric Electric 29 33 37 22 22 26
101 Electrode Electrode Electric Electric -- 34 41 22 22 26
113 Chansey Chansey Normal Normal 48 49 49 34 34 46
120 Staryu Staryu Water Water 42 43 37 42 42 33 33
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime Psychic Fairy 23 26 21 19 22 22 22
125 Electabuzz Electabuzz Electric Electric 49 17 17 25 25 26 26
145 Zapdos Zapdos Electric Flying 60 61 73 64 64 64
152 Chikorita Chikorita Grass Grass   36 36 31 31 '
153 Bayleef Bayleef Grass Grass   39 39 36 36 '
154 Meganium Meganium Grass Grass   41 41 40 40 '
165 Ledyba Ledyba Bug Flying   22 22 14 14 14
166 Ledian Ledian Bug Flying   24 24 14 14 14
179 Mareep Mareep Electric Electric   30 30 37 37 43 43
180 Flaaffy Flaaffy Electric Electric   36 36 42 42 52 52
181 Ampharos Ampharos Electric Electric   42 42 51 51 57 57
239 Elekid Elekid Electric Electric   17 17 25 25 26 26
242 Blissey Blissey Normal Normal   40 40 34 34 46
269 Dustox Dustox Bug Poison     31 31 31 31
439 Mime Jr. Mime Jr. Psychic Fairy       22 22 22
466 Electivire Electivire Electric Electric       25 25 26 26
561 Sigilyph Sigilyph Psychic Flying         24 24
577 Solosis Solosis Psychic Psychic         16 16
578 Duosion Duosion Psychic Psychic         16 16
579 Reuniclus Reuniclus Psychic Psychic         16 16
587 Emolga Emolga Electric Flying         34 34
615 Cryogonal Cryogonal Ice Ice         37 37
653 Fennekin Fennekin Fire Fire           27
654 Braixen Braixen Fire Fire           30
655 Delphox Delphox Fire Psychic           30
666 Vivillon Vivillon Bug Flying           --
677 Espurr Espurr Psychic Psychic           13
678 Meowstic Meowstic Psychic Psychic           13
684 Swirlix Swirlix Fairy Fairy           58
685 Slurpuff Slurpuff Fairy Fairy           58
686 Inkay Inkay Dark Psychic           31
687 Malamar Malamar Dark Psychic           31
698 Amaura Amaura Rock Ice           47
699 Aurorus Aurorus Rock Ice           50
700 Sylveon Sylveon Fairy Fairy           33
703 Carbink Carbink Rock Fairy           60
716 Xerneas Xerneas Fairy Fairy           5
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 Type Father
II III IV V VI
001 Bulbasaur Bulbasaur Grass Poison ChikoritaBayleefMeganiumMareepFlaaffyAmpharos ChikoritaBayleefMeganiumMareepFlaaffyAmpharos ChikoritaBayleefMeganiumMareepFlaaffyAmpharos  
046 Paras Paras Bug Grass ChikoritaBayleefMeganiumLedybaLedian ChikoritaBayleefMeganiumLedybaLedianDustox ChikoritaBayleefMeganiumLedybaLedianDustox  
054 Psyduck Psyduck Water Water MareepFlaaffyAmpharos MareepFlaaffyAmpharos MareepFlaaffyAmpharos  
063 Abra Abra Psychic Psychic Mr. MimeElectabuzz      
066 Machop Machop Fighting Fighting Mr. MimeElectabuzz Mr. MimeElectabuzz Mr. MimeElectabuzz  
096 Drowzee Drowzee Psychic Psychic Mr. MimeElectabuzz Mr. MimeElectabuzz Mr. MimeElectabuzz  
123 Scyther Scyther Bug Flying LedybaLedian LedybaLedianDustox LedybaLedianDustox  
147 Dratini Dratini* Dragon Dragon PsyduckMarill PsyduckMarill PsyduckMarill  
183 Marill Marill Water Fairy Clefairy Clefairy Clefairy  
234 Stantler Stantler Normal Normal MareepFlaaffyAmpharos      
349 Feebas Feebas* Water Water   PsyduckMarill PsyduckMarill  
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM

# Pokémon Type Machine
I
--
II
--
III
TM16
IV
TM16
V
TM16
VI
TM16
001 Bulbasaur Bulbasaur Grass Poison
002 Ivysaur Ivysaur Grass Poison
003 Venusaur Venusaur Grass Poison
025 Pikachu Pikachu Electric Electric
026 Raichu Raichu Electric Electric
035 Clefairy Clefairy Fairy Fairy
036 Clefable Clefable Fairy Fairy
039 Jigglypuff Jigglypuff Normal Fairy
040 Wigglytuff Wigglytuff Normal Fairy
046 Paras Paras Bug Grass
047 Parasect Parasect Bug Grass
054 Psyduck Psyduck Water Water
055 Golduck Golduck Water Water
063 Abra Abra Psychic Psychic
064 Kadabra Kadabra Psychic Psychic
065 Alakazam Alakazam Psychic Psychic
066 Machop Machop Fighting Fighting
067 Machoke Machoke Fighting Fighting
068 Machamp Machamp Fighting Fighting
079 Slowpoke Slowpoke Water Psychic
080 Slowbro Slowbro Water Psychic
081 Magnemite Magnemite Electric Steel
082 Magneton Magneton Electric Steel
096 Drowzee Drowzee Psychic Psychic
097 Hypno Hypno Psychic Psychic
100 Voltorb Voltorb Electric Electric
101 Electrode Electrode Electric Electric
102 Exeggcute Exeggcute Grass Psychic
103 Exeggutor Exeggutor Grass Psychic
113 Chansey Chansey Normal Normal
120 Staryu Staryu Water Water
121 Starmie Starmie Water Psychic
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime Psychic Fairy
123 Scyther Scyther Bug Flying
124 Jynx Jynx Ice Psychic
125 Electabuzz Electabuzz Electric Electric
135 Jolteon Jolteon Electric Electric
145 Zapdos Zapdos Electric Flying
147 Dratini Dratini Dragon Dragon
148 Dragonair Dragonair Dragon Dragon
149 Dragonite Dragonite Dragon Flying
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo Psychic Psychic
151 Mew Mew Psychic Psychic
152 Chikorita Chikorita Grass Grass
153 Bayleef Bayleef Grass Grass
154 Meganium Meganium Grass Grass
165 Ledyba Ledyba Bug Flying
166 Ledian Ledian Bug Flying
172 Pichu Pichu Electric Electric
173 Cleffa Cleffa Fairy Fairy
174 Igglybuff Igglybuff Normal Fairy
175 Togepi Togepi Fairy Fairy
176 Togetic Togetic Fairy Flying
177 Natu Natu Psychic Flying
178 Xatu Xatu Psychic Flying
179 Mareep Mareep Electric Electric
180 Flaaffy Flaaffy Electric Electric
181 Ampharos Ampharos Electric Electric
183 Marill Marill Water Fairy
184 Azumarill Azumarill Water Fairy
191 Sunkern Sunkern Grass Grass
192 Sunflora Sunflora Grass Grass
196 Espeon Espeon Psychic Psychic
199 Slowking Slowking Water Psychic
203 Girafarig Girafarig Normal Psychic
204 Pineco Pineco Bug Bug
205 Forretress Forretress Bug Steel
212 Scizor Scizor Bug Steel
218 Slugma Slugma Fire Fire
219 Magcargo Magcargo Fire Rock
220 Swinub Swinub Ice Ground
221 Piloswine Piloswine Ice Ground
222 Corsola Corsola Water Rock
234 Stantler Stantler Normal Normal
238 Smoochum Smoochum Ice Psychic
239 Elekid Elekid Electric Electric
242 Blissey Blissey Normal Normal
243 Raikou Raikou Electric Electric
249 Lugia Lugia Psychic Flying
250 Ho-Oh Ho-Oh Fire Flying
251 Celebi Celebi Psychic Grass
269 Dustox Dustox Bug Poison
280 Ralts Ralts Psychic Fairy
281 Kirlia Kirlia Psychic Fairy
282 Gardevoir Gardevoir Psychic Fairy
298 Azurill Azurill Normal Fairy
307 Meditite Meditite Fighting Psychic
308 Medicham Medicham Fighting Psychic
309 Electrike Electrike Electric Electric
310 Manectric Manectric Electric Electric
311 Plusle Plusle Electric Electric
312 Minun Minun Electric Electric
313 Volbeat Volbeat Bug Bug
314 Illumise Illumise Bug Bug
325 Spoink Spoink Psychic Psychic
326 Grumpig Grumpig Psychic Psychic
337 Lunatone Lunatone Rock Psychic
338 Solrock Solrock Rock Psychic
343 Baltoy Baltoy Ground Psychic
344 Claydol Claydol Ground Psychic
349 Feebas Feebas Water Water
350 Milotic Milotic Water Water
358 Chimecho Chimecho Psychic Psychic
361 Snorunt Snorunt Ice Ice
362 Glalie Glalie Ice Ice
375 Metang Metang Steel Psychic
376 Metagross Metagross Steel Psychic
380 Latias Latias Dragon Psychic
381 Latios Latios Dragon Psychic
385 Jirachi Jirachi Steel Psychic
386 Deoxys Deoxys Psychic Psychic
387 Turtwig Turtwig Grass Grass
388 Grotle Grotle Grass Grass
389 Torterra Torterra Grass Ground
403 Shinx Shinx Electric Electric
404 Luxio Luxio Electric Electric
405 Luxray Luxray Electric Electric
417 Pachirisu Pachirisu Electric Electric
433 Chingling Chingling Psychic Psychic
436 Bronzor Bronzor Steel Psychic
437 Bronzong Bronzong Steel Psychic
439 Mime Jr. Mime Jr. Psychic Fairy
440 Happiny Happiny Normal Normal
459 Snover Snover Grass Ice
460 Abomasnow Abomasnow Grass Ice
462 Magnezone Magnezone Electric Steel
466 Electivire Electivire Electric Electric
468 Togekiss Togekiss Fairy Flying
473 Mamoswine Mamoswine Ice Ground
475 Gallade Gallade Psychic Fighting
478 Froslass Froslass Ice Ghost
479 Rotom Rotom Electric Ghost
480 Uxie Uxie Psychic Psychic
481 Mesprit Mesprit Psychic Psychic
482 Azelf Azelf Psychic Psychic
488 Cresselia Cresselia Psychic Psychic
490 Manaphy Manaphy Water Water
493 Arceus Arceus Normal Normal
494 Victini Victini Psychic Fire
495 Snivy Snivy Grass Grass
496 Servine Servine Grass Grass
497 Serperior Serperior Grass Grass
505 Watchog Watchog Normal Normal
517 Munna Munna Psychic Psychic
518 Musharna Musharna Psychic Psychic
522 Blitzle Blitzle Electric Electric
523 Zebstrika Zebstrika Electric Electric
527 Woobat Woobat Psychic Flying
528 Swoobat Swoobat Psychic Flying
531 Audino Audino Normal Normal
540 Sewaddle Sewaddle Bug Grass
541 Swadloon Swadloon Bug Grass
542 Leavanny Leavanny Bug Grass
547 Whimsicott Whimsicott Grass Fairy
548 Petilil Petilil Grass Grass
549 Lilligant Lilligant Grass Grass
561 Sigilyph Sigilyph Psychic Flying
573 Cinccino Cinccino Normal Normal
574 Gothita Gothita Psychic Psychic
575 Gothorita Gothorita Psychic Psychic
576 Gothitelle Gothitelle Psychic Psychic
577 Solosis Solosis Psychic Psychic
578 Duosion Duosion Psychic Psychic
579 Reuniclus Reuniclus Psychic Psychic
582 Vanillite Vanillite Ice Ice
583 Vanillish Vanillish Ice Ice
584 Vanilluxe Vanilluxe Ice Ice
585 Deerling Deerling Normal Grass
586 Sawsbuck Sawsbuck Normal Grass
587 Emolga Emolga Electric Flying
594 Alomomola Alomomola Water Water
595 Joltik Joltik Bug Electric
596 Galvantula Galvantula Bug Electric
603 Eelektrik Eelektrik Electric Electric
604 Eelektross Eelektross Electric Electric
605 Elgyem Elgyem Psychic Psychic
606 Beheeyem Beheeyem Psychic Psychic
615 Cryogonal Cryogonal Ice Ice
636 Larvesta Larvesta Bug Fire
637 Volcarona Volcarona Bug Fire
640 Virizion Virizion Grass Fighting
643 Reshiram Reshiram Dragon Fire
644 Zekrom Zekrom Dragon Electric
646 Kyurem Kyurem Dragon Ice
648 Meloetta Meloetta Normal Psychic
649 Genesect Genesect Bug Steel
653 Fennekin Fennekin Fire Fire
654 Braixen Braixen Fire Fire
655 Delphox Delphox Fire Psychic
666 Vivillon Vivillon Bug Flying
671 Florges Florges Fairy Fairy
677 Espurr Espurr Psychic Psychic
678 Meowstic Meowstic Psychic Psychic
682 Spritzee Spritzee Fairy Fairy
683 Aromatisse Aromatisse Fairy Fairy
684 Swirlix Swirlix Fairy Fairy
685 Slurpuff Slurpuff Fairy Fairy
686 Inkay Inkay Dark Psychic
687 Malamar Malamar Dark Psychic
694 Helioptile Helioptile Electric Normal
695 Heliolisk Heliolisk Electric Normal
698 Amaura Amaura Rock Ice
699 Aurorus Aurorus Rock Ice
700 Sylveon Sylveon Fairy Fairy
703 Carbink Carbink Rock Fairy
707 Klefki Klefki Steel Fairy
710 Pumpkaboo Pumpkaboo Ghost Grass
711 Gourgeist Gourgeist Ghost Grass
716 Xerneas Xerneas Fairy Fairy
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 IV

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
120 120 StaryuLv.18 Water Pokéwalker - Beyond the Sea
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

By event

Generation II

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
170 170 Chinchou Water Electric New York City Pokémon Center
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

In the anime

Morrison Girafarig Light Screen.png Ricky Elgyem Light Screen.png Buck Claydol Light Screen.png Kenny Alakazam Light Screen.png
Girafarig Elgyem Claydol Alakazam
The user creates a defensive screen.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
035 Clefairy Clefairy waves its finger around in a circle once and a light-blue glass square appears in front of it. When it puts its finger down, the glass wall disappears.
A wild Clefairy Clefairy Tales Debut
121 Starmie Starmie's gem shines, creating a hexagonal blue screen that protects Starmie from attacks.
Marina's Starmie Bye Bye Psyduck None
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime waves its hands and a glass wall appears in front of it, shielding it from attacks.
Delia's Mimey The Rivalry Revival None
125 Electabuzz Electabuzz puts its hands in front of its body and a clear or yellow glass screen appears in front of them, or Electabuzz puts its hands out in front of it and a yellow glass box appears around it.
Dr. Namba's Electabuzz A Promise is a Promise None
Macy's Electabuzz Love, Pokémon Style None
Paul's Electabuzz Pedal to the Mettle! None
154 Meganium Meganium creates a light-blue wall from the antennas on its forehead.
Vincent's Meganium The Legend of Thunder! None
337 Lunatone Lunatone's eyes glow light blue and a glass wall appears in front of it, protecting it from attacks.
Liza's Lunatone Solid as a Solrock None
203 Girafarig Girafarig puts its head down and a multicolored wall appears in front of it.
Morrison's Girafarig A Judgment Brawl None
065 Alakazam Alakazam's eyes glow yellow and five glowing yellow walls appear and forms a box around it.
Kenny's Alakazam Settling a Not-So-Old Score! None
152 Chikorita Chikorita's eyes glow yellow and a golden box surrounds its body, cutting the power of special attacks in half. Sometimes, its eyes don't glow at all.
Lyra's Chikorita An Egg Scramble! None
344 Claydol A golden box appears around Claydol's body, cutting the power of special attacks in half.
Buck's Claydol Bucking the Treasure Trend! None
381 Latios Latios's body becomes covered in gold, cutting the power of special attacks in half.
Tobias's Latios The Semi-Final Frontier! None
605 Elgyem Elgyem's eyes glow yellow and a wall of hexagonal shapes appear in front of it, protecting it from special attacks. A hexagon will disappear if hit by an attack.
Ricky's Elgyem Climbing the Tower of Success! None
615 Cryogonal A wall of hexagonal shapes appear in front of Cryogonal, protecting it from special attacks. A hexagon will disappear if hit by an attack.
Multiple wild Cryogonal Team Eevee and the Pokémon Rescue Squad! None

In the manga

In the Phantom Thief Pokémon 7 manga


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga


In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga


In other generations

Light Screen I.png Light Screen II.png Light Screen III.png Light Screen IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 光牆 Guāngqiáng
Denmark Flag.png Danish Lysskærm
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Licht Scherm
Finland Flag.png Finnish Valoverho
France Flag.png French Mur Lumière
Germany Flag.png German Lichtschild
Greece Flag.png Greek Τοίχος Φωτός
India Flag.png Hindi रौशनी का पर्दा Roshni Ka Parda
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Dinding Cahaya
Italy Flag.png Italian Schermoluce
South Korea Flag.png Korean 빛의장막 Bit-yi Jangmak
Poland Flag.png Polish Świetlisty Ekran
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Tela de Luz
Romania Flag.png Romanian Mantaua Ușoară
Spain Flag.png Spanish Pantalla de Luz
Pantalla Luz (Gens I-IV, anime)


Generation III TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
Generation III HMs
0102030405060708
Generation IV TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
010203040506
Generation VI TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100
Generation VI HMs
0102030405


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