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Signal Beam (move)

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Signal Beam
シグナルビーム Signal Beam
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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  
Randomizes the order of appeals on the next turn.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Judge's Voltage goes up.

Signal Beam (Japanese: シグナルビーム Signal Beam) is a damage-dealing Bug-type move introduced in Generation III. Prior to FireRed and LeafGreen, it was one of Volbeat's signature moves.

Effect

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

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.
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
The user attacks with a sinister beam of light. It may also confuse the target.
XY The user attacks with a sinister beam of light. This may also confuse the target.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
048 Venonat Venonat Bug Poison   35 35 35
049 Venomoth Venomoth Bug Poison   37 37 37
087 Dewgong Dewgong Water Ice   -- --, 7 --, 7 --, 7
137 Porygon Porygon Normal Normal   29 29 29
170 Chinchou Chinchou Water Electric   31 34 34
171 Lanturn Lanturn Water Electric   35 40 40
179 Mareep Mareep Electric Electric   32 41 39 39
180 Flaaffy Flaaffy Electric Electric   36 47 47
181 Ampharos Ampharos Electric Electric   42 55 51 51
223 Remoraid Remoraid Water Water   36 36 30 30
224 Octillery Octillery Water Water   42 42 34 34
226 Mantine Mantine Water Flying   -- -- --
233 Porygon2 Porygon2 Normal Normal   29 29 29
313 Volbeat Volbeat Bug Bug 25 25 25 25
474 Porygon-Z Porygon-Z Normal Normal   29 29 29
595 Joltik Joltik Bug Electric     34 34
596 Galvantula Galvantula Bug Electric     34 34
649 Genesect Genesect Bug Steel     40 40
678 Meowstic Meowstic Psychic Psychic       45
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
048 Venonat Venonat Bug Poison Volbeat VenonatVenomothVolbeat VenonatVenomothVolbeatJoltikGalvantula VenonatVenomothVolbeatJoltikGalvantula
086 Seel Seel Water Water   DewgongMareepFlaaffyAmpharosRemoraidOctilleryMantine DewgongMareepFlaaffyAmpharosRemoraidOctilleryMantine DewgongMareepFlaaffyAmpharosRemoraidOctilleryMantine
116 Horsea Horsea Water Water     DewgongRemoraidOctilleryMantine DewgongRemoraidOctilleryMantine
118 Goldeen Goldeen Water Water     ChinchouLanturnRemoraidOctillery ChinchouLanturnRemoraidOctillery
167 Spinarak Spinarak Bug Poison Volbeat VenonatVenomothVolbeat VenonatVenomothVolbeatJoltikGalvantula VenonatVenomothVolbeatJoltikGalvantula
193 Yanma Yanma Bug Flying Volbeat VenonatVenomothVolbeat VenonatVenomothVolbeatJoltikGalvantula VenonatVenomothVolbeatJoltikGalvantula
211 Qwilfish Qwilfish Water Poison   ChinchouLanturnRemoraidOctillery ChinchouLanturnRemoraidOctillery ChinchouLanturnRemoraidOctillery
283 Surskit Surskit Bug Water   VenonatVenomothDewgongRemoraidOctilleryMantineVolbeat VenonatVenomothDewgongRemoraidOctilleryMantineVolbeatJoltikGalvantula VenonatVenomothDewgongRemoraidOctilleryMantineVolbeatJoltikGalvantula
328 Trapinch Trapinch Ground Ground     VenonatVenomothVolbeatJoltikGalvantula VenonatVenomothVolbeatJoltikGalvantula
363 Spheal Spheal Ice Water   DewgongMareepFlaaffyAmpharosRemoraidOctilleryMantine DewgongMareepFlaaffyAmpharosRemoraidOctilleryMantine DewgongMareepFlaaffyAmpharosRemoraidOctilleryMantine
403 Shinx Shinx Electric Electric     DewgongMareepFlaaffyAmpharos DewgongMareepFlaaffyAmpharos
456 Finneon Finneon Water Water     ChinchouLanturnRemoraidOctillery ChinchouLanturnRemoraidOctillery
458 Mantyke Mantyke Water Flying   DewgongRemoraidOctilleryMantine DewgongRemoraidOctilleryMantine DewgongRemoraidOctilleryMantine
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 Type Game
DP Pt HGSS BW B2W2
009 Blastoise Blastoise Water Water
012 Butterfree Butterfree Bug Flying
025 Pikachu Pikachu Electric Electric
026 Raichu Raichu Electric Electric
035 Clefairy Clefairy Normal Normal
036 Clefable Clefable Normal Normal
048 Venonat Venonat Bug Poison
049 Venomoth Venomoth Bug Poison
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
079 Slowpoke Slowpoke Water Psychic
080 Slowbro Slowbro Water Psychic
081 Magnemite Magnemite Electric Steel
082 Magneton Magneton Electric Steel
086 Seel Seel Water Water
087 Dewgong Dewgong Water Ice
091 Cloyster Cloyster Water Ice
096 Drowzee Drowzee Psychic Psychic
097 Hypno Hypno Psychic Psychic
100 Voltorb Voltorb Electric Electric
101 Electrode Electrode Electric Electric
116 Horsea Horsea Water Water
117 Seadra Seadra Water Water
118 Goldeen Goldeen Water Water
119 Seaking Seaking Water Water
120 Staryu Staryu Water Water
121 Starmie Starmie Water Psychic
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime Psychic Psychic
124 Jynx Jynx Ice Psychic
125 Electabuzz Electabuzz Electric Electric
131 Lapras Lapras Water Ice
134 Vaporeon Vaporeon Water Water
135 Jolteon Jolteon Electric Electric
137 Porygon Porygon Normal Normal
144 Articuno Articuno Ice Flying
145 Zapdos Zapdos Electric Flying
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo Psychic Psychic
151 Mew Mew Psychic Psychic
167 Spinarak Spinarak Bug Poison
168 Ariados Ariados Bug Poison
170 Chinchou Chinchou Water Electric
171 Lanturn Lanturn Water Electric
172 Pichu Pichu Electric Electric
173 Cleffa Cleffa Normal Normal
175 Togepi Togepi Normal Normal
176 Togetic Togetic Normal 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
193 Yanma Yanma Bug Flying
196 Espeon Espeon Psychic Psychic
199 Slowking Slowking Water Psychic
203 Girafarig Girafarig Normal Psychic
205 Forretress Forretress Bug Steel
211 Qwilfish Qwilfish Water Poison
223 Remoraid Remoraid Water Water
224 Octillery Octillery Water Water
225 Delibird Delibird Ice Flying
226 Mantine Mantine Water Flying
230 Kingdra Kingdra Water Dragon
233 Porygon2 Porygon2 Normal Normal
234 Stantler Stantler Normal Normal
238 Smoochum Smoochum Ice Psychic
239 Elekid Elekid Electric Electric
243 Raikou Raikou Electric Electric
245 Suicune Suicune Water Water
249 Lugia Lugia Psychic Flying
250 Ho-Oh Ho-Oh Fire Flying
251 Celebi Celebi Psychic Grass
267 Beautifly Beautifly Bug Flying
269 Dustox Dustox Bug Poison
280 Ralts Ralts Psychic Psychic
281 Kirlia Kirlia Psychic Psychic
282 Gardevoir Gardevoir Psychic Psychic
283 Surskit Surskit Bug Water
284 Masquerain Masquerain Bug Flying
302 Sableye Sableye Dark Ghost
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
325 Spoink Spoink Psychic Psychic
326 Grumpig Grumpig Psychic Psychic
328 Trapinch Trapinch Ground Ground
329 Vibrava Vibrava Ground Dragon
330 Flygon Flygon Ground Dragon
337 Lunatone Lunatone Rock Psychic
338 Solrock Solrock Rock Psychic
343 Baltoy Baltoy Ground Psychic
344 Claydol Claydol Ground Psychic
358 Chimecho Chimecho Psychic Psychic
362 Glalie Glalie Ice Ice
363 Spheal Spheal Ice Water
364 Sealeo Sealeo Ice Water
365 Walrein Walrein Ice Water
368 Gorebyss Gorebyss Water Water
375 Metang Metang Steel Psychic
376 Metagross Metagross Steel Psychic
378 Regice Regice Ice Ice
382 Kyogre Kyogre Water Water
385 Jirachi Jirachi Steel Psychic
386 Deoxys Deoxys Psychic Psychic
393 Piplup Piplup Water Water
394 Prinplup Prinplup Water Water
395 Empoleon Empoleon Water Steel
403 Shinx Shinx Electric Electric
404 Luxio Luxio Electric Electric
405 Luxray Luxray Electric Electric
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Plant Cloak
Bug Grass
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
Bug Ground
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Trash Cloak
Bug Steel
414 Mothim Mothim Bug Flying
416 Vespiquen Vespiquen Bug Flying
433 Chingling Chingling Psychic Psychic
436 Bronzor Bronzor Steel Psychic
437 Bronzong Bronzong Steel Psychic
439 Mime Jr. Mime Jr. Psychic Psychic
456 Finneon Finneon Water Water
457 Lumineon Lumineon Water Water
458 Mantyke Mantyke Water Flying
462 Magnezone Magnezone Electric Steel
466 Electivire Electivire Electric Electric
468 Togekiss Togekiss Normal Flying
469 Yanmega Yanmega Bug Flying
471 Glaceon Glaceon Ice Ice
474 Porygon-Z Porygon-Z Normal Normal
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
489 Phione Phione Water Water
490 Manaphy Manaphy Water Water
493 Arceus Arceus Normal Normal
494 Victini Victini Psychic Fire
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
561 Sigilyph Sigilyph Psychic Flying
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
587 Emolga Emolga Electric Flying
595 Joltik Joltik Bug Electric
596 Galvantula Galvantula Bug Electric
599 Klink Klink Steel Steel
600 Klang Klang Steel Steel
601 Klinklang Klinklang Steel Steel
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
616 Shelmet Shelmet Bug Bug
617 Accelgor Accelgor Bug Bug
622 Golett Golett Ground Ghost
623 Golurk Golurk Ground Ghost
635 Hydreigon Hydreigon Dark Dragon
636 Larvesta Larvesta Bug Fire
637 Volcarona Volcarona Bug Fire
644 Zekrom Zekrom Dragon Electric
646 Kyurem Kyurem Dragon Ice
648 Meloetta Meloetta Normal Psychic
649 Genesect Genesect Bug Steel
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
224 224 OctilleryLv.19 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.

Generation V

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
100 100 Voltorb Electric Dream World - Icy Cave
309 309 Electrike Electric Dream World - Pleasant Forest
311 311 Plusle Electric Dream World - Dream Park
312 312 Minun Electric Dream World - Dream Park
328 328 Trapinch Ground Dream World - Rugged Mountain
479 479 Rotom Electric Ghost Dream World - Spooky Manor
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

Teaque Galvantula Signal Beam.png Romeo Volbeat Signal Beam.png Viola Surskit Signal Beam.png Zoey Gallade Signal Beam.png
Galvantula Volbeat Surskit Gallade
The user attacks with a sinister beam of light. It may also confuse the target.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
313 Volbeat A pink, light blue, and yellow ball forms between Volbeat's antennae and it 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
181 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
462 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
414 Mothim A rainbow colored ball appears in between Mothim's antennae. It then fires a rainbow colored beam from the ball at the opponent.
Unknown Trainer's Mothim Fighting Ire with Fire! None
475 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. It then fires a rainbow colored beam from the ball at the opponent.
Zoey's Gallade A Grand Fight for Winning! None
282 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
596 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
649 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
283 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

In the manga

In the Phantom Thief Pokémon 7 manga


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Signal Beam III.png Signal Beam IV.png Signal Beam V.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 XY 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
Signal Beam PMD RB.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 XY 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

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.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 信號光束 Xìnhào Guāngshù
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Signaal Straal
Finland Flag.png Finnish Merkkisäde
France Flag.png French Rayon Signal
Germany Flag.png German Ampelleuchte
Greece Flag.png Greek Συνθηματική Ακτίνα
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Signal Beam
Italy Flag.png Italian Segnoraggio
South Korea Flag.png Korean 시그널빔 Signal Beam
Poland Flag.png Polish Promień sygnału
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Raio Sinalizador
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Raio Duplo
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Signalni Zrak
Spain Flag.png Spanish Doble Rayo


Variations of the move Signal Beam
Special Relic SongSignal Beam


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