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Simple Beam (move)

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Simple Beam
シンプルビーム Simple Beam
Simple Beam V.png
Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
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.


Simple Beam temporarily changes the target's Ability to Simple. It does not work on Pokémon with the Abilities Truant, Multitype or Stance Change.

With this effect, the opponent's stat modifiers, both positive and negative, double in effectiveness.


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


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
531 Audino Audino Normal Normal 45 45
605 Elgyem Elgyem Psychic Psychic 29 29
606 Beheeyem Beheeyem Psychic Psychic 29 29
649 Genesect Genesect Bug Steel 62 62
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
054 Psyduck Psyduck* Water Water   Skitty
083 Farfetch'd Farfetch'd* Normal Flying   Skitty
177 Natu Natu* Psychic Flying   Farfetch'd
263 Zigzagoon Zigzagoon* Normal Normal Skitty Skitty
300 Skitty Skitty Normal Normal Audino Audino
325 Spoink Spoink* Psychic Psychic   Skitty
686 Inkay Inkay* Dark Psychic   Psyduck
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 languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Rayon Simple
Germany Flag.png German Wankelstrahl
Italy Flag.png Italian Ondisinvolta
South Korea Flag.png Korean 심플빔 Simple Beam
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Raio Simplificador
Spain Flag.png Spanish Onda Simple

Variations of the move Worry Seed
Status Worry SeedEntrainmentSimple Beam

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