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SolarBeam

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Grass 120 100% 10 0 Special Single non-user

Description

Deals damage on the turn after it is used. If the move is prevented from being used after the user has charged up, then the entire move is canceled, but PP is still deducted. If the user holds the item Power Herb, the move will not require a turn to charge. If used in sunshine, the move does not require a turn to charge. If used in rain, hail, or sandstorm, the move's Base Power is halved.

Competitive Use

Sun seems to be one of the only weather conditions in OU that has not had limitations put on it, and SolarBeam certainly is a move to be used in the sun. Given to many Grass- and Fire-types, it is notable in allowing the latter to hit Water-types, who are already nerfed in the sun. Some notable users include Moltres, who has a massive Special Attack stat and complements Venusaur, a common sun sweeper, well. Coincidentally, if a user is feeling risky, they could use SolarBeam on Venusaur alongside Growth (another move to be used in the sun) due to its massive damage output. SolarBeam does have the unfortunate drawback of luring in other weather manipulators, who will come in as the user sets up and essentially trap them. In the other tiers, SolarBeam is still a semi-viable strategy; of course, Drought is banned in UU and below, and Vulpix is banned from Little Cup.

Related Moves

Giga Drain is a less powerful alternative that also heals the user and is unaffected by the weather.

Leaf Storm is a more powerful and slightly less accurate alternative that lowers the user's Special Attack after use, and is unaffected by the weather.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Abomasnow Grass / Ice UU Snow Warning / Soundproof 90 92 75 92 85 60 494
Aggron Steel / Rock RU Sturdy / Rock Head / Heavy Metal 70 110 180 60 60 50 530
Aipom Normal LC Run Away / Pickup / Skill Link 55 70 55 40 55 85 360
Altaria Dragon / Flying NU Natural Cure / Cloud Nine 75 70 90 70 105 80 490
Ambipom Normal UU Technician / Pickup / Skill Link 75 100 66 60 66 115 482
Amoonguss Grass / Poison RU Effect Spore / Regenerator 114 85 70 85 80 30 464
Arcanine Fire UU Intimidate / Flash Fire / Justified 90 110 80 100 80 95 555
Arceus-Bug Bug Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Dark Dark Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Dragon Dragon Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Electric Electric Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Fighting Fighting Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Fire Fire Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Flying Flying Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Ghost Ghost Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Grass Grass Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Ground Ground Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Ice Ice Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Normal Normal Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Poison Poison Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Psychic Psychic Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Rock Rock Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Steel Steel Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Water Water Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Ariados Bug / Poison NU Swarm / Insomnia / Sniper 70 90 70 60 60 40 390
Audino Normal NU Healer / Regenerator / Klutz 103 60 86 60 86 50 445
Baltoy Ground / Psychic LC Levitate 40 40 55 40 70 55 300
Beautifly Bug / Flying NU Swarm / Rivalry 60 70 50 90 50 65 385
Beedrill Bug / Poison NU Swarm / Sniper 65 80 40 45 80 75 385
Bellossom Grass NU Chlorophyll / Healer 75 80 85 90 100 50 480
Bellsprout Grass / Poison LC Chlorophyll / Gluttony 50 75 35 70 30 40 300
Blaziken Fire / Fighting Uber Blaze / Speed Boost 80 120 70 110 70 80 530
Blissey Normal OU Natural Cure / Serene Grace / Healer 255 10 10 75 135 55 540
Breloom Grass / Fighting OU Effect Spore / Poison Heal / Technician 60 130 80 60 60 70 460
Bronzong Steel / Psychic UU Levitate / Heatproof / Heavy Metal 67 89 116 79 116 33 500
Bronzor Steel / Psychic LC Levitate / Heatproof / Heavy Metal 57 24 86 24 86 23 300
Budew Grass / Poison LC Natural Cure / Poison Point / Leaf Guard 40 30 35 50 70 55 280
Bulbasaur Grass / Poison LC Overgrow / Chlorophyll 45 49 49 65 65 45 318
Buneary Normal LC Run Away / Klutz / Limber 55 66 44 44 56 85 350
Butterfree Bug / Flying NU Compoundeyes / Tinted Lens 60 45 50 80 80 70 385
Cacnea Grass LC Sand Veil / Water Absorb 50 85 40 85 40 35 335
Cacturne Grass / Dark NU Sand Veil / Water Absorb 70 115 60 115 60 55 475
Camerupt Fire / Ground NU Magma Armor / Solid Rock / Anger Point 70 100 70 105 75 40 460
Carnivine Grass NU Levitate 74 100 72 90 72 46 454
Castform Normal NU Forecast 70 70 70 70 70 70 420
Celebi Psychic / Grass OU Natural Cure 100 100 100 100 100 100 600
Chandelure Ghost / Fire UU Flash Fire / Flame Body / Shadow Tag 60 55 90 145 90 80 520
Chansey Normal BL Natural Cure / Serene Grace / Healer 250 5 5 35 105 50 450
Charizard Fire / Flying NU Blaze / Solar Power 78 84 78 109 85 100 534
Cherrim Grass NU Flower Gift 70 60 70 87 78 85 450
Cherubi Grass LC Chlorophyll 45 35 45 62 53 35 275
Chikorita Grass LC Overgrow / Leaf Guard 45 49 65 49 65 45 318
Claydol Ground / Psychic UU Levitate 60 70 105 70 120 75 500
Clefable Normal RU Cute Charm / Magic Guard / Unaware 95 70 73 85 90 60 473
Cleffa Normal LC Cute Charm / Magic Guard / Friend Guard 50 25 28 45 55 15 218
Cottonee Grass LC Prankster / Infiltrator / Chlorophyll 40 27 60 37 50 66 280
Cradily Rock / Grass NU Suction Cups / Storm Drain 86 81 97 81 107 43 495
Cresselia Psychic BL2 Levitate 120 70 120 75 130 85 600
Crustle Bug / Rock RU Sturdy / Shell Armor / Weak Armor 70 95 125 65 75 45 475
Cryogonal Ice RU Levitate 70 50 30 95 135 105 485
Darmanitan Fire UU Sheer Force / Zen Mode 105 140 55 30 55 95 480
Darmanitan-Z Fire / Psychic Limbo Sheer Force / Zen Mode 105 30 105 140 105 55 540
Darumaka Fire LC Hustle / Inner Focus 70 90 45 15 45 50 315
Deerling Normal / Grass LC Chlorophyll / Sap Sipper / Serene Grace 60 60 50 40 50 75 335
Delcatty Normal NU Cute Charm / Normalize / Wonder Skin 70 65 65 55 55 70 380
Deoxys Psychic Uber Pressure 50 150 50 150 50 150 600
Deoxys-A Psychic Uber Pressure 50 180 20 180 20 150 600
Deoxys-D Psychic Uber Pressure 50 70 160 70 160 90 600
Deoxys-S Psychic Uber Pressure 50 95 90 95 90 180 600
Dunsparce Normal NU Serene Grace / Run Away / Rattled 100 70 70 65 65 45 415
Dustox Bug / Poison NU Shield Dust / Compoundeyes 60 50 70 50 90 65 385
Dwebble Bug / Rock LC Sturdy / Shell Armor / Weak Armor 50 65 85 35 35 55 325
Emboar Fire / Fighting RU Blaze / Reckless 110 123 65 100 65 65 528
Entei Fire RU Pressure / Flash Fire 115 115 85 90 75 100 580
Exeggcute Grass / Psychic LC Chlorophyll / Harvest 60 40 80 60 45 40 325
Exeggutor Grass / Psychic NU Chlorophyll / Harvest 95 95 85 125 65 55 520
Exploud Normal NU Soundproof / Scrappy 104 91 63 91 63 68 480
Ferroseed Grass / Steel RU Iron Barbs 44 50 91 24 86 10 305
Ferrothorn Grass / Steel OU Iron Barbs 74 94 131 54 116 20 489
Flygon Ground / Dragon UU Levitate / Levitate 80 100 80 80 80 100 520
Foongus Grass / Poison LC Effect Spore / Regenerator 69 55 45 55 55 15 294
Forretress Bug / Steel OU Sturdy / Overcoat 75 90 140 60 60 40 465
Furret Normal NU Run Away / Keen Eye / Frisk 85 76 64 45 55 90 415
Garbodor Poison NU Stench / Weak Armor / Aftermath 80 95 82 60 82 75 474
Genesect Bug / Steel Uber Download 71 120 95 120 95 99 600
Gigalith Rock NU Sturdy / Sand Force 85 135 130 60 70 25 505
Golurk Ground / Ghost NU Iron Fist / Klutz / No Guard 89 124 80 55 80 55 483
Granbull Normal NU Intimidate / Quick Feet / Rattled 90 120 75 60 60 45 450
Groudon Ground Uber Drought 100 150 140 100 90 90 670
Gulpin Poison LC Liquid Ooze / Sticky Hold / Gluttony 70 43 53 43 53 40 302
Happiny Normal LC Natural Cure / Serene Grace / Friend Guard 100 5 5 15 65 30 220
Heatmor Fire NU Gluttony / Flash Fire / White Smoke 85 97 66 105 66 65 484
Heatran Fire / Steel OU Flash Fire / Flame Body 91 90 106 130 106 77 600
Ho-Oh Fire / Flying Uber Pressure / Regenerator 106 130 90 110 154 90 680
Hoppip Grass / Flying LC Chlorophyll / Leaf Guard / Infiltrator 35 35 40 35 55 50 250
Houndoom Dark / Fire UU Early Bird / Flash Fire / Unnerve 75 90 50 110 80 95 500
Houndour Dark / Fire LC Early Bird / Flash Fire / Unnerve 45 60 30 80 50 65 330
Igglybuff Normal LC Cute Charm / Friend Guard 90 30 15 40 20 15 210
Illumise Bug NU Oblivious / Tinted Lens / Prankster 65 47 55 73 75 85 400
Infernape Fire / Fighting OU Blaze / Iron Fist 76 104 71 104 71 108 534
Jumpluff Grass / Flying NU Chlorophyll / Leaf Guard / Infiltrator 75 55 70 55 85 110 450
Kangaskhan Normal NU Early Bird / Scrappy / Inner Focus 105 95 80 40 80 90 490
Kecleon Normal NU Color Change 60 90 70 60 120 40 440
Lampent Ghost / Fire NU Flash Fire / Flame Body / Shadow Tag 60 40 60 95 60 55 370
Larvesta Bug / Fire LC Flame Body / Swarm 55 85 55 50 55 60 360
Latias Dragon / Psychic OU Levitate 80 80 90 110 130 110 600
Latios Dragon / Psychic OU Levitate 80 90 80 130 110 110 600
Leafeon Grass NU Leaf Guard / Chlorophyll 65 110 130 60 65 95 525
Leavanny Bug / Grass NU Swarm / Chlorophyll / Overcoat 75 103 80 70 70 92 490
Ledian Bug / Flying NU Swarm / Early Bird / Iron Fist 55 35 50 55 110 85 390
Ledyba Bug / Flying LC Swarm / Early Bird / Rattled 40 20 30 40 80 55 265
Lickilicky Normal NU Own Tempo / Oblivious / Cloud Nine 110 85 95 80 95 50 515
Lickitung Normal LC Own Tempo / Oblivious / Cloud Nine 90 55 75 60 75 30 385
Lileep Rock / Grass LC Suction Cups / Storm Drain 66 41 77 61 87 23 355
Lilligant Grass RU Chlorophyll / Own Tempo / Leaf Guard 70 60 75 110 75 90 480
Litwick Ghost / Fire LC Flash Fire / Flame Body / Shadow Tag 50 30 55 65 55 20 275
Lopunny Normal NU Cute Charm / Klutz / Limber 65 76 84 54 96 105 480
Lotad Water / Grass LC Swift Swim / Rain Dish / Own Tempo 40 30 30 40 50 30 220
Ludicolo Water / Grass NU Swift Swim / Rain Dish / Own Tempo 80 70 70 90 100 70 480
Magcargo Fire / Rock NU Magma Armor / Flame Body / Weak Armor 50 50 120 80 80 30 410
Magmortar Fire RU Flame Body / Vital Spirit 75 95 67 125 95 83 540
Maractus Grass NU Water Absorb / Chlorophyll / Storm Drain 75 86 67 106 67 60 461
Masquerain Bug / Flying NU Intimidate / Unnerve 70 60 62 80 82 60 414
Mawile Steel NU Hyper Cutter / Intimidate / Sheer Force 50 85 85 55 55 50 380
Meganium Grass NU Overgrow / Leaf Guard 80 82 100 83 100 80 525
Mew Psychic UU Synchronize 100 100 100 100 100 100 600
Mewtwo Psychic Uber Pressure / Unnerve 106 110 90 154 90 130 680
Miltank Normal NU Thick Fat / Scrappy / Sap Sipper 95 80 105 40 70 100 490
Mime Jr. Psychic LC Soundproof / Filter / Technician 20 25 45 70 90 60 310
Moltres Fire / Flying RU Pressure / Flame Body 90 100 90 125 85 90 580
Mothim Bug / Flying NU Swarm / Tinted Lens 70 94 50 94 50 66 424
Mr. Mime Psychic NU Soundproof / Filter / Technician 40 45 65 100 120 90 460
Munchlax Normal NU Pickup / Thick Fat / Gluttony 135 85 40 40 85 5 390
Natu Psychic / Flying NU Synchronize / Early Bird / Magic Bounce 40 50 45 70 45 70 320
Nincada Bug / Ground LC Compoundeyes / Run Away 31 45 90 30 30 40 266
Ninetales Fire OU Flash Fire / Drought 73 76 75 81 100 100 505
Ninjask Bug / Flying NU Speed Boost / Infiltrator 61 90 45 50 50 160 456
Oddish Grass / Poison LC Chlorophyll / Run Away 45 50 55 75 65 30 320
Pansage Grass LC Gluttony / Overgrow 50 53 48 53 48 64 316
Pansear Fire LC Gluttony / Blaze 50 53 48 53 48 64 316
Paras Bug / Grass LC Effect Spore / Dry Skin / Damp 35 70 55 45 55 25 285
Parasect Bug / Grass NU Effect Spore / Dry Skin / Damp 60 95 80 60 80 30 405
Petilil Grass LC Chlorophyll / Own Tempo / Leaf Guard 45 35 50 70 50 30 280
Pineco Bug LC Sturdy / Overcoat 50 65 90 35 35 15 290
Ponyta Fire LC Run Away / Flash Fire / Flame Body 50 85 55 65 65 90 410
Porygon Normal LC Trace / Download / Analytic 65 60 70 85 75 40 395
Porygon-Z Normal UU Adaptability / Download / Analytic 85 80 70 135 75 90 535
Porygon2 Normal UU Trace / Download / Analytic 85 80 90 105 95 60 515
Rapidash Fire NU Run Away / Flash Fire / Flame Body 65 100 70 80 80 105 500
Rayquaza Dragon / Flying Uber Air Lock 105 150 90 150 90 95 680
Reshiram Dragon / Fire Uber Turboblaze 100 120 100 150 120 90 680
Roselia Grass / Poison NU Natural Cure / Poison Point / Leaf Guard 50 60 45 100 80 65 400
Roserade Grass / Poison UU Natural Cure / Poison Point / Technician 60 70 55 125 105 90 505
Sawsbuck Normal / Grass NU Chlorophyll / Sap Sipper / Serene Grace 80 100 70 60 70 95 475
Sceptile Grass RU Overgrow / Unburden 70 85 65 105 85 120 530
Scolipede Bug / Poison NU Poison Point / Swarm / Quick Feet 60 90 89 55 69 112 475
Seedot Grass LC Chlorophyll / Early Bird / Pickpocket 40 40 50 30 30 30 220
Sentret Normal LC Run Away / Keen Eye / Frisk 35 46 34 35 45 20 215
Serperior Grass NU Overgrow / Contrary 75 75 95 75 95 113 528
Sewaddle Bug / Grass LC Swarm / Chlorophyll / Overcoat 45 53 70 40 60 42 310
Shaymin Grass UU Natural Cure 100 100 100 100 100 100 600
Shaymin-S Grass / Flying Uber Serene Grace 100 103 75 120 75 127 600
Shedinja Bug / Ghost NU Wonder Guard / Wonder Guard 1 90 45 30 30 40 236
Shiftry Grass / Dark NU Chlorophyll / Early Bird / Pickpocket 90 100 60 90 60 80 480
Shroomish Grass LC Effect Spore / Poison Heal / Quick Feet 60 40 60 40 60 35 295
Sigilyph Psychic / Flying RU Wonder Skin / Magic Guard / Tinted Lens 72 58 80 103 80 97 490
Simisage Grass NU Gluttony / Overgrow 75 98 63 98 63 101 498
Simisear Fire NU Gluttony / Blaze 75 98 63 98 63 101 498
Skitty Normal LC Cute Charm / Normalize / Wonder Skin 50 45 45 35 35 50 260
Slaking Normal NU Truant 150 160 100 95 65 100 670
Slakoth Normal LC Truant 60 60 60 35 35 30 280
Snivy Grass LC Overgrow / Contrary 45 45 55 45 55 63 308
Snorlax Normal UU Immunity / Thick Fat / Gluttony 160 110 65 65 110 30 540
Snover Grass / Ice LC Snow Warning / Soundproof 60 62 50 62 60 40 334
Snubbull Normal LC Intimidate / Run Away / Rattled 60 80 50 40 40 30 300
Solrock Rock / Psychic NU Levitate 70 95 85 55 65 70 440
Spinarak Bug / Poison LC Swarm / Insomnia / Sniper 40 60 40 40 40 30 250
Stantler Normal NU Intimidate / Frisk / Sap Sipper 73 95 62 85 65 85 465
Sunflora Grass NU Chlorophyll / Solar Power / Early Bird 75 75 55 105 85 30 425
Sunkern Grass LC Chlorophyll / Solar Power / Early Bird 30 30 30 30 30 30 180
Surskit Bug / Water LC Swift Swim / Rain Dish 40 30 32 50 52 65 269
Swablu Normal / Flying LC Natural Cure / Cloud Nine 45 40 60 40 75 50 310
Swalot Poison NU Liquid Ooze / Sticky Hold / Gluttony 100 73 83 73 83 55 467
Tangela Grass NU Chlorophyll / Leaf Guard / Regenerator 65 55 115 100 40 60 435
Tangrowth Grass RU Chlorophyll / Leaf Guard / Regenerator 100 100 125 110 50 50 535
Tauros Normal NU Intimidate / Anger Point / Sheer Force 75 100 95 40 70 110 490
Tepig Fire LC Blaze / Thick Fat 65 63 45 45 45 45 308
Togekiss Normal / Flying UU Hustle / Serene Grace / Super Luck 85 50 95 120 115 80 545
Togepi Normal LC Hustle / Serene Grace / Super Luck 35 20 65 40 65 20 245
Togetic Normal / Flying NU Hustle / Serene Grace / Super Luck 55 40 85 80 105 40 405
Torkoal Fire NU White Smoke / Shell Armor 70 85 140 85 70 20 470
Torterra Grass / Ground NU Overgrow / Shell Armor 95 109 105 75 85 56 525
Trapinch Ground LC Hyper Cutter / Arena Trap / Sheer Force 45 100 45 45 45 10 290
Treecko Grass LC Overgrow / Unburden 40 45 35 65 55 70 310
Tropius Grass / Flying NU Chlorophyll / Solar Power / Harvest 99 68 83 72 87 51 460
Turtwig Grass LC Overgrow / Shell Armor 55 68 64 45 55 31 318
Typhlosion Fire RU Blaze / Flash Fire 78 84 78 109 85 100 534
Uxie Psychic RU Levitate 75 75 130 75 130 95 580
Venipede Bug / Poison LC Poison Point / Swarm / Quick Feet 30 45 59 30 39 57 260
Venomoth Bug / Poison BL2 Shield Dust / Tinted Lens / Wonder Skin 70 65 60 90 75 90 450
Venonat Bug / Poison LC Compoundeyes / Tinted Lens / Run Away 60 55 50 40 55 45 305
Venusaur Grass / Poison OU Overgrow / Chlorophyll 80 82 83 100 100 80 525
Victini Psychic / Fire UU Victory Star 100 100 100 100 100 100 600
Victreebel Grass / Poison NU Chlorophyll / Gluttony 80 105 65 100 60 70 480
Vigoroth Normal NU Vital Spirit 80 80 80 55 55 90 440
Vileplume Grass / Poison NU Chlorophyll / Effect Spore 75 80 85 100 90 50 480
Virizion Grass / Fighting UU Justified 91 90 72 90 129 108 580
Volbeat Bug NU Illuminate / Swarm / Prankster 65 73 55 47 75 85 400
Volcarona Bug / Fire OU Flame Body / Swarm 85 60 65 135 105 100 550
Whimsicott Grass RU Prankster / Infiltrator / Chlorophyll 60 67 85 77 75 116 480
Whismur Normal LC Soundproof / Rattled 64 51 23 51 23 28 240
Wigglytuff Normal NU Cute Charm / Frisk 140 70 45 75 50 45 425
Wormadam Bug / Grass NU Anticipation / Overcoat 60 59 85 79 105 36 424
Xatu Psychic / Flying UU Synchronize / Early Bird / Magic Bounce 65 75 70 95 70 95 470
Yanmega Bug / Flying UU Speed Boost / Tinted Lens / Frisk 86 76 86 116 56 95 515
Zangoose Normal NU Immunity / Toxic Boost 73 115 60 60 60 90 458