Aurora Beam (move)

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Aurora Beam
オーロラビーム Aurora Beam
Aurora Beam IX.png
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Type  Ice
Category  Special
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  65
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  1
Startles Pokémon that made a same-type appeal.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs first in the turn.
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  3 ♥♥♥
Startles the last Pokémon to act before the user.

Aurora Beam (Japanese: オーロラビーム Aurora Beam) is a damage-dealing Ice-type move introduced in Generation I.

Effect

Generation I

Aurora Beam does damage and has an 85/256 (~33.2%) chance of lowering the target's Attack stat by one stage.

Generation II onwards

Aurora Beam now has a 10% chance of lowering the target's Attack stat by one stage.

Description

Games Description
Stad An Ice-type attack. Has a one-in-three chance of reducing the target's Attack power.
Stad2 An Ice-type attack. Has a one-in-ten chance of reducing the target's Attack power.
GSC An attack that may lower Attack.
RSEColo.XD Fires a rainbow-colored beam that may lower Attack.
FRLG A rainbow-colored attack beam. It may lower the foe's Attack stat.
DPPtHGSSPBR The foe is hit with a rainbow-colored beam. It may also lower the target's Attack stat.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwShBDSPLA
SV
The target is hit with a rainbow-colored beam. This may also lower the target's Attack stat.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0037 Vulpix
Vulpix
Alolan Form
IceIC Big.png Field Field 28 17 24 24
0038 Ninetales
Ninetales
Alolan Form
IceIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Field Field - - 1 Rem.
0086 Seel WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field 35 16 21 27 27 27 27 26 27 27
0087 Dewgong WaterIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Water 1 Field 1, 35 1, 16 1, 21 27 27 27 27 26 27 27
0090 Shellder WaterIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3 30 17 17RSE
22FRLG
32 37 37 37 27 24 24 24
0091 Cloyster WaterIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 - 1 1 1
0134 Vaporeon WaterIC Big.png Field Field 36Y 36 36 36 36BW
21B2W2
20 20 17 30 30 30
0223 Remoraid WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 2 22 22 14 14 14 14 16 16
0224 Octillery WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 2 22 22 1, 14 1, 14 1, 14 1, 14 16 16
0245 Suicune WaterIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 41C 41 29 29 29 29 - - -
0363 Spheal IceIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Field 25 25 25 25XY
21ORAS
21 28 28
0364 Sealeo IceIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Field 25 25 25 25XY
21ORAS
21 28 28
0365 Walrein IceIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Field 25 25 25 25XY
19ORAS
19 28 28
0488 Cresselia PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 29 29 29 29 12 12 12
0615 Cryogonal IceIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 25 25 13 28 24
0698 Amaura RockIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Monster 20 20 24
0699 Aurorus RockIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Monster 20 20 24
0716 Xerneas FairyIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 10 10 10
0801 Magearna
Magearna
All forms
SteelIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 17 36 36
0873 Frosmoth IceIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Bug Bug 24 24
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 Egg Groups Egg Move
0072 Tentacool WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
0116 Horsea WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon
0120 Staryu WaterIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3 GS - - - - - - -
0131 Lapras WaterIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Water 1 - - - - - - - -
0138 Omanyte RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
0140 Kabuto RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
0223 Remoraid WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 2 -
0225 Delibird IceIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
0456 Finneon WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2 -
0751 Dewpider WaterIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Water 1 Bug - -
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

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Aurora Beam deals damage and may reduce the target's Attack. Prior to Gates to Infinity, Aurora Beam cuts the Attack stat by ½, stacking up to 1/128, with this reduction being separate from stat stages. This characteristic is only shared with Charm and Memento. From Gates to Infinity onwards, the move reduces the Attack stat by two stages.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDRB 10 - 17 - 65% - 10 tiles away All Yes
MDTDS 10 - 17 - 61.75% - 10 tiles away All Yes
BSL 10 - 17 - 61.75% - 10 tiles away All Yes
MDGtI 8 99 17 50 85% 98% 10 tiles away All Yes
SMD 8 50 14 30 85% 98% 4 tiles away Enemy Yes
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon GO

In Pokémon GO, Aurora Beam is a Charged Attack that has been available since February 16, 2017.

GO Ice.png Aurora Beam
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 80
Energy cost 50
Duration 3.55 seconds
Damage window 3.35 - 3.55 seconds
Aurora Beam GO.png
Trainer Battles
Power 80
Energy cost 60
Secondary effect ?
Effect chance ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
SeelDewgongCloysterSeadraRemoraidOctillerySphealSealeoCresseliaCryogonalAmaura
By Elite Charged TM
By GO Snapshot
Smeargle
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Pokémon Rumble Rush

IceIC RR.png Aurora Beam
★★★
Attack power 67.31482
Charge time 1.1 seconds
Range type Square
Number of hits 1
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect May lower the foe's Attack
Aurora Beam Rumble Rush.png

Description

Games Description
MDRB
MDTDS
Inflicts damage on the target, even at a distance. It may also halve the target's Attack.
BSL はなれたポケモンに ダメージをあたえる しかも いっていのかくりつで こうげきを はんぶんにさげる
MDGtI It damages even a faraway Pokémon. It could also sharply lower the Pokémon's Attack.
SMD It damages a Pokémon, even one far away. It could also sharply lower the Pokémon's Attack.
MDRTDX It damages a Pokémon, even one far away. It could also sharply lower the target's Attack.


In the anime

Main series

Remoraid Aurora Beam.png
Remoraid
Brycen Cryogonal Aurora Beam.png
Cryogonal
Spheal Aurora Beam.png
Spheal
Suicune Aurora Beam DP028.png
Suicune
The user fires a multicolored beam at the foe.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Seel Seel releases a multicolored beam from the horn on its head at the opponent.
Cerulean Gym's Seel The Misty Mermaid Debut
Dewgong Dewgong releases a white or multicolored beam from the horn on its head at the opponent.
Prima's Dewgong The Mandarin Island Miss Match None
Pryce's Dewgong Nice Pryce, Baby! None
Cloyster Cloyster releases a multicolored beam from the horn on its head at the opponent.
Prima's Cloyster The Mandarin Island Miss Match None
Vaporeon Vaporeon releases a multicolored beam from its mouth at the opponent, or Vaporeon creates a glowing bluish green orb and launches a glowing green and black beam towards the opponent.
Sumomo's Vaporeon Trouble's Brewing None
Virgil's Vaporeon Curtain Up, Unova League! None
Suicune Suicune releases a shining metallic silver beam from its mouth at the opponent, or Suicune opens its mouth and a multicolored orb appears in front of its mouth and fires a powerful multicolored beam from the ball at the opponent.
Suicune (recurring) For Ho-Oh the Bells Toll! None
A wild Suicune Drifloon in the Wind! None
Sealeo A white orb appears in front of Sealeo's mouth and then fires the white orb as a beam at the opponent, or Sealeo fires a multicolored beam of energy from its mouth at the opponent.
Captain Stern's Sealeo The Spheal of Approval None
Juan's Sealeo The Great Eight Fate! None
Remoraid Remoraid releases a multicolored ray from its mouth at the opponent.
A Coordinator's Remoraid May, We Harley Drew'd Ya! None
Cryogonal Cryogonal creates a glowing bluish green orb from its mouth, and launches a glowing green and black beam towards the opponent.
Brycen's Cryogonal Caution: Icy Battle Conditions! None
Octillery Octillery creates a glowing bluish green orb from its mouth, and launches a glowing green and black beam towards the opponent.
Officer Jenny's Octillery The Pirates of Decolore! None
Xerneas Xerneas creates two glowing rings around its horns, and launches a glowing blue and pink beam towards the opponent.
Xerneas (M17) Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction None
Spheal Spheal fires a multicolored beam of energy from its mouth at the opponent.
A Coordinator's Spheal Reuniting for the First Time! None


Pokémon Origins

Lorelei Dewgong Aurora Beam PO.png
Dewgong


The user fires a multicolored beam at the foe.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Dewgong Dewgong forms a multicolored orb of energy in front of its mouth and fires a multicolored beam from the orb at the opponent.
Lorelei's Dewgong File 4: Charizard Debut


In the manga

Ash & Pikachu


Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Pocket Monsters


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • Pokémon Stadium Official Player's Guide from Nintendo Power wrongly claims that this move also has a chance to freeze the opponent.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 極光束 Gihkgwōngchūk *
天極光束 Tīn Gihkgwōngchūk *
Mandarin 極光束 / 极光束 Jíguāngshù
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Polární paprsek (Black & White series, manga)
Polární záře (original series, The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Denmark Flag.png Danish Polarlys
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Aurorastraal
Finland Flag.png Finnish Illansäde (original series)
Aurorasäde (Advanced Generation)
France Flag.png French Onde Boréale
Germany Flag.png German Aurorastrahl
Greece Flag.png Greek Ακτίνα Χαραυγής
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Sinar Aurora
Italy Flag.png Italian Raggiaurora
South Korea Flag.png Korean 오로라빔 Ororabim
Poland Flag.png Polish Promień Aurory
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Raio Aurora (games, anime, Plasma Blast-present, manga, The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Raio da Aurora (Dragons Exalted, The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Raio de Aurora (Indigo League; Orange Islands)
Ataque de Alvorada (Johto Journeys)
Feixe Aurora (Advanced Series)
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Aurora zrak
Spain Flag.png Spanish Rayo Aurora
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Norrskensstråle
Thailand Flag.png Thai ออโรร่าบีม
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Şafak Işını
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Tia Cực Quang


Variations of the move Psybeam
PhysicalIC HOME.png Spark
SpecialIC HOME.png PsybeamBubble BeamAurora BeamSludge


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