Simple Beam (move)

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Simple Beam
シンプルビーム Simple Beam
Simple Beam IX.png
Simple Beam IX 2.png
Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
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.

Effect

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Simple Beam changes the target's Ability to Simple. If a Pokémon affected by Simple Beam is switched out, it regains its original Ability.

Simple Beam fails if the target's Ability is Simple, Truant, Multitype, Zen Mode (Generation VII onward), Stance Change, Schooling, Comatose, Shields Down, Disguise, RKS System, Battle Bond, Power Construct, Ice Face, Gulp Missile, or As One.

With Simple as its Ability, if the Pokémon's stat stages would be increased or decreased, the amount they would change by is doubled.

If powered up by a Normalium Z into Z-Simple Beam, the user's Special Attack stat rises one stage.

Description

Games Description
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwShBDSPLA
The user's mysterious psychic wave changes the target's Ability to Simple.
SV The user emits a mysterious psychic wave that changes the target's Ability to Simple.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0381 Latios DragonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 55 55 55
0527 Woobat PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Field Flying 55
0528 Swoobat PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Field Flying 55
0531 Audino NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy 45 45 45 36
0605 Elgyem PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 29 29 29
0606 Beheeyem PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 29 29 29
0649 Genesect
Genesect
All forms
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 62 62 62 63
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Egg Move
0054 Psyduck WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
0083 Farfetch'd NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Field
0083 Farfetch'd
Farfetch'd
Galarian Form
FightingIC Big.png Flying Field
0177 Natu PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0263 Zigzagoon NormalIC Big.png Field Field
0300 Skitty NormalIC Big.png Field Fairy
0325 Spoink PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
0686 Inkay DarkIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 2
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Simple Beam turns the target's Ability to Simple.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDGtI - - 18 50 100% - 10 tiles away All Yes
SMD - - 18 40 100% - 4 tiles away All Yes
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:


Description

Games Description
MDGtI It changes the target's Ability to Simple.
SMD It changes the target's Ability to Simple. The target regains its usual Ability when it goes to the next floor or faints.


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 單純光束 Dāansèuhn Gwōngchūk
Mandarin 單純光束 / 单纯光束 Dānchún Guāngshù
France Flag.png French Rayon Simple
Germany Flag.png German Wankelstrahl
Italy Flag.png Italian Ondisinvolta
South Korea Flag.png Korean 심플빔 Simpeulbim
Spain Flag.png Spanish Onda Simple
Variations of the move Worry Seed
StatusIC HOME.png Worry SeedEntrainmentSimple Beam



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