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Signal Beam (Japanese: シグナルビーム Signal Beam) is a damage-dealing Bug-type move introduced in Generation III.
Generations III to VII
Signal Beam deals damage and has a 10% chance of confusing the target.
Signal Beam cannot be selected in a battle.
|| A strange beam attack that may confuse the foe.
|| The foe is hit with a flashing beam that may also cause confusion.
|| Fires a peculiar ray that may confuse the target.
| The user attacks with a sinister beam of light. It may also confuse the target.
| The user attacks with a sinister beam of light. This may also confuse the target.
|| This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.
In other games
In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series
In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, Signal Beam has 14 base power, 15PP and 84% accuracy. The attack travels up to 10 tiles away and hits the first Pokémon it encounters, ally or enemy, possibly inflicting confusion on it.
In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, the move's power has bene decreased to 8, and its accuracy to 79.8%.
In Gates To Infinity travels in a strait line until it hits a wall or enemy(similar to that of Aurora Beam). May cause confusion.
- Gyms & Raids
- July 30, 2016
- February 16, 2017
- Power: 45 → 75
- Energy cost: 33 → 50
- Duration: 3.1 → 2.9 seconds
- Damage window: 2 - 3 → 1.8 - 2.6 seconds
- Trainer Battles
|| Inflicts damage on the target, even at a distance. It may also leave the target confused.
| Inflicts damage on the target, even at a distance. It may also afflict the targeted enemy with a Confused status condition.
|| Inflicts damage on the target, even at a distance. It may also afflict the target with a Confused status condition.
|| はなれたポケモンに ダメージをあたえる いっていのかくりつで こんらんじょうたいにかえる
|| It damages even a faraway Pokémon. It could also cause the Confused status condition. The Confused status impairs its sense of direction.
|| It damages a Pokémon, even one far away. It could also make the enemy confused.
In the anime
In the manga
In the Phantom Thief Pokémon 7 manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In other generations
Core series games
Side series games
Spin-off series games
- 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.
- Signal Beam is the only Bug-type move capable of inflicting confusion.
In other languages