Photon Geyser (move)

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Photon Geyser
フォトンゲイザー Photon Geyser
Photon Geyser VIII.png
Photon Geyser VIII 2.png
Type  Psychic
Category  Special
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  100
Accuracy  100%
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Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation VII
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Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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Photon Geyser (Japanese: フォトンゲイザー Photon Geyser) is a damage-dealing Psychic-type move introduced in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. It is one of the signature moves of Necrozma.

It can be upgraded to the special Z-Move Light That Burns the Sky by Ultra Necrozma holding Ultranecrozium Z.


Photon Geyser compares the user's Attack and Special Attack stats, dealing damage to the target using the higher stat. If the user's Attack is greater than its Special Attack, the move will be a physical move; if its Special Attack is equal to or greater than its Attack, it will remain a special move. During the execution of Photon Geyser, all ignorable Abilities (Abilities that could affect the success or damage of a move) are ignored, except when Photon Geyser is called by another move rather than directly used.

For determining which stat is higher, stat stages are taken into account; however, it does not consider the effects of held items (such as a Choice Band) or Abilities (such as Huge Power) that do not use stat stages. If the user's Attack is higher, Photon Geyser becomes a physical move in all aspects: the move's damage is affected by Reflect (but not Light Screen), it will activate Counter and Shell Trap (but not Mirror Coat), and it triggers the Kee Berry (but not the Maranga Berry). Otherwise it is treated as a special move in all of these cases.

Other effects

Photon Geyser does not exist in the game data of Pokémon Sun and Moon. As a result, a Pokémon knowing Photon Geyser cannot be traded from Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon to Sun and Moon, and if a Pokémon in Pokémon Bank knows the move, it cannot be withdrawn in Pokémon Sun and Moon. In order to be transferred to Pokémon Sun and Moon, the Pokémon must forget Photon Geyser.


Games Description
The user attacks a target with a pillar of light. This move inflicts Attack or Sp. Atk damage—whichever stat is higher for the user.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
800 Necrozma Necrozma
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 50USUM 72
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In other generations

USUM Prerelease Photon Geyser.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
Generation I
Generation II Generation II
Generation II
Crystal Generation III Generation III
Generation III
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
Generation IV
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
Generation V
Generation VI XY ORAS Generation VII SMUSUM LGPE Generation VIII 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
Chinese Cantonese 光子噴湧 Gwōngjí Panyúng
Mandarin 光子噴湧 / 光子喷涌 Guāngzǐ Pēnyǒng
France Flag.png French Photo-Geyser
Germany Flag.png German Photonen-Geysir
Italy Flag.png Italian Geyser Fotonico
South Korea Flag.png Korean 포톤가이저 Photon Geyser
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Gêiser de Fótons
Russia Flag.png Russian Фотонный Гейзер Fotonnyy Geyzer
Spain Flag.png Spanish Géiser Fotónico

Variations of the move Sunsteel Strike
Physical Sunsteel Strike
Special Moongeist BeamPhoton Geyser

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