Solar Beam
Type  Grass
Category  Special
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  120
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat or Magic Bounce
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Affected by Mirror Move
  • Affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe
Self Ally
May affect anyone but the user
  • TM22

Solar Beam is a damage-dealing Grass-type move. It is TM22.


Solar Beam does nothing on the turn it is selected, other than state that the user has taken in sunlight. On the following turn, Solar Beam will inflict damage, PP will be deducted from it, and it will count as the last move used. Once Solar Beam is selected, the user will not be able to switch out until it is disrupted or fully executed.

If Solar Beam is not fully executed, PP will not be deducted from it, and it will not count as the last move used. If the target uses Mirror Move during the turn that the user takes in sunlight, Mirror Move will copy the move that the user executed immediately before using Solar Beam (or fail if it can't).

Solar Beam will not need a turn to charge if used during the effects of the move Sunny Day. It will only deal half of its normal damage if used during the effect of the move Rain Dance, Sandstorm or Hail.

If the user is prevented from attacking with Solar Beam during the Sunny Day combo by conditions such as flinching, paralysis, and confusion, then PP will still be deducted regardless.

The held item Power Herb can allow its holder to charge and fire a Solar Beam in one turn. The Power Herb is then consumed in the process.


A two-turn attack. The user gathers light, then blasts a bundled beam on the second turn.


By leveling up[]

# Pokémon Type Level
001 Foliat Foliat Grass Grass 43
044 Tuliep Tuliep Grass Grass 54
045 Capulilly Capulilly Grass Grass 54
049 Mosshroom Mosshroom Poison Grass 57
060 Hoppanero Hoppanero Grass Fire 62
184 Arjibi Arjibi Normal Normal 51
185 Royjibiv Royjibiv Normal Dragon 51
188 Drosire Drosire Grass Grass 54
189 Sunduke Sunduke Grass Grass 54
197 Bazilisk Bazilisk Grass Grass 47
207 Grolem Grolem Rock Grass 80
208 Comossus Comossus Rock Grass 80
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

By TM[]

# Pokémon Type TM22
001 Foliat Foliat Grass Unknown
002 Florabri Florabri Grass Flying
003 Floressum Floressum Grass Flying
006 Flairees Flairees Fire Rock
039 Musburry Musburry Normal Grass
040 Musbushel Musbushel Normal Grass
042 Growmeo Growmeo Grass Unknown
043 Montegrew Montegrew Grass Unknown
044 Tuliep Tuliep Grass Unknown
045 Capulilly Capulilly Grass Unknown
049 Mosshroom Mosshroom Poison Grass
054 Volcoalder Volcoalder Fire Rock
059 Peppit Peppit Grass Fire
060 Hoppanero Hoppanero Grass Fire
061 Scovalope Scovalope Grass Fire
066 Mortasque Mortasque Bug Flying
067 Vectol Vectol Poison Unknown
068 Vectol Vectol.2 Poison Unknown
074 Alpint Alpint Grass Unknown
075 Forusk Forusk Grass Unknown
079 Fettlekish Fettlekish Water Fire
080 Shibalbat Shibalbat Rock Fire
081 Nobunata Nobunata Normal Unknown
084 Flowger Flowger Grass Water
085 Bullotus Bullotus Grass Water
090 Leafish Leafish Water Grass
091 Chlorofin Chlorofin Water Grass
098 Chardinal Chardinal Fire Flying
112 Minarac Minarac Bug Ground
113 Trenchula Trenchula Bug Ground
114 Pottle Pottle Ground Grass
115 Trikotta Trikotta Ground Grass
116 Terrorcotta Terrorcotta Ground Grass
125 Diloweed Diloweed Grass Rock
126 Pangolash Pangolash Grass Steel
129 Flarrapin Flarrapin Fire Steel
137 Solacari Solacari Normal Flying
138 Nurshary Nurshary Water Unknown
139 Loneleaf Loneleaf Ghost Grass
140 Forthorn Forthorn Ghost Grass
147 Doppole Doppole Normal Unknown
148 Artifish Artifish Normal Unknown
153 Erycoon Erycoon Normal Unknown
155 Toxito Toxito Bug Poison
156 Sanguito Sanguito Bug Poison
160 Viipii Viipii Normal Unknown
174 Lintle Lintle Bug Unknown
175 Silkinder Silkinder Bug Unknown
176 Paramoth Paramoth Bug Unknown
184 Arjibi Arjibi Normal Unknown
185 Royjibiv Royjibiv Normal Dragon
188 Drosire Drosire Grass Unknown
189 Sunduke Sunduke Grass Unknown
190 Wispern Wispern Ghost Fire
191 Phantern Phantern Ghost Fire
192 Glocto Glocto Water Fire
193 Lavoon Lavoon Water Fire
197 Bazilisk Bazilisk Grass Unknown
198 Ornitherb Ornitherb Grass Unknown
199 Dilophlora Dilophlora Grass Dark
207 Grolem Grolem Rock Grass
208 Comossus Comossus Rock Grass
214 Diamat Diamat Dragon Rock
215 Quecko Quecko Grass Unknown
216 Tozecko Tozecko Grass Dragon
218 Fuelong Fuelong Fire Dragon
224 Patama Patama Grass Ghost
227 Quetzar Quetzar
Statue Forme
Dragon Rock
227 Quetzar Quetzar
Space Forme
Dragon Psychic
228 Xochi Xochi Psychic Fire
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.