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Hyper Beam
Hyper Beam VIII.png
はかいこうせん Destruction Beam
Generation: I
Battle Data
Type: Type Normal.gif
Category Special
Power: 150
Accuracy: 90%
PP: 8
Affects: Selected target
Secondary Effect: None
Priority: 0
Contact: No
Affected by
Magic Coat: No
Magic Bounce: No
Bright Powder: No
Protect/Detect: Yes
Snatch: No
Mirror Move: Yes
King's Rock: Yes
Contest Data
Contests (RSE)
Type: Cool
Appeal: 4 ♥♥♥♥
Jam: 4 ♥♥♥♥
Super Contests (DPPt)
Type: Cool
Appeal: 2 ♥♥
Contest Spectaculars (ORAS)
Type: Cool

Hyper Beam is a Normal-type move introduced in Generation I.

It is TM15 in Generation I-VII. In Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, it is available as TM48.

Since Generation IV, Hyper Beam has been reclassified as a Special Move. Its Physical counterpart is Giga Impact.


Games Description
An extremely powerful attack. The attacker becomes so tired, it has to rest the next turn.
RSEFRLG Powerful, but leaves the user immobile the next turn.
DPPtHGSS The foe is attacked with a powerful beam. The user must rest on the next turn to regain its energy.
The target is attacked with a powerful beam. The user must rest on the next turn to regain its energy.
The target is attacked with a powerful beam. The user can't move on the next turn.


Hyper Beam deals damage, but the user must recharge next turn.


By leveling up

Pokémon Type Egg groups Level
130.png Gyarados water/flying 52 50 55
137.png Porygon normal
142.png Aerodactyl rock/flying 54 50 50
143.png Snorlax normal 56 57 51 RSE
147.png Dratini dragon 50 57 57
148.png Dragonair dragon 55 65 65
149.png Dragonite dragon/flying 60 75 75
223.png Remoraid water 55 55
224.png Octillery water 70 70
233.png Porygon2 normal
246.png Larvitar rock/ground 57 57
247.png Pupitar rock/ground 65 65
248.png Tyranitar rock/dark 75 75
295.png Exploud normal 40
328.png Trapinch ground 40
329.png Vibrava dragon/ground 57
330.png Flygon dragon/ground 65
344.png Claydol ground/psychic
375.png Metang steel/psychic 62
376.png Metagross steel/psychic 77
377.png Regirock rock 65
378.png Regice ice 65
379.png Registeel steel 65
384.png Rayquaza dragon/flying 75
386.png Deoxys psychic 50
467.png Magmortar fire
474.png Porygon-Z normal
493.png Arceus normal
599.png Klink steel
600.png Klang steel
601.png Klinklang steel
635.png Hydreigon dark/dragon
649.png Genesect bug/steel
668.png Pyroar fire/normal
698.png Amaura rock/ice
699.png Aurorus rock/ice
717.png Yveltal dark/flying
792.png Lunala psychic/ghost
809.png Melmetal steel
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


  • Hyper Beam is one of the three moves that had its move animation in Red & Blue slowed down due to rapidly flashing colors. The others are Thunderbolt and Body Slam.
  • Hyper Beam's sound effect from Red, Blue, Green, and Yellow has been reused in Gold, Silver, Crystal, X, Y, Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, Ultra Moon, Let's Go Pikachu, Let's Go Eevee, Sword, and Shield.
  • Gyarados is the Pokémon that has used this move more than any other in the main anime.


Main games

Pokémon Adventures
Other manga series