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Pokemon Who Can Learn Light Screen (TM17)

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Pokemon Sword and Shield - Light Screen

This is an article for the move Light Screen (TM17) and the Pokemon who can learn it and its location in Pokemon Sword and Shield, Isle of Armor, and the Crown Tundra DLC. Read on to see the Power, Accuracy, PP, and Effect, and see how to use it competitively.

Light Screen (TM17) - Type and Effect

Type Pokemon Psychic Image
Category Pokemon Status Image
Power -
Accuracy -
PP 30
Effect A wondrous wall of light is put up to reduce damage from special attacks for five turns.
Max Move Max Guard
Power: -
TM / TR TM17

Pokemon That Learn Light Screen (TM17)

By Default

RaichuRaichu Alolan RaichuAlolan Raichu StarmieStarmie
Galarian Mr. MimeGalarian Mr. Mime DottlerDottler OrbeetleOrbeetle
Mr. RimeMr. Rime

By Level Up

PikachuPikachu MagnemiteMagnemite MagnetonMagneton
ChanseyChansey StaryuStaryu Mr. MimeMr. Mime
ElectabuzzElectabuzz ZapdosZapdos Galarian ZapdosGalarian Zapdos
ElekidElekid BlisseyBlissey Mime Jr.Mime Jr.
MagnezoneMagnezone ElectivireElectivire SigilyphSigilyph
SolosisSolosis DuosionDuosion ReuniclusReuniclus
EmolgaEmolga CryogonalCryogonal EspurrEspurr
MeowsticMeowstic AmauraAmaura AurorusAurorus
SylveonSylveon CarbinkCarbink XerneasXerneas
DiancieDiancie DrampaDrampa BlacephalonBlacephalon

By TM / TR

BulbasaurBulbasaur IvysaurIvysaur VenusaurVenusaur
PikachuPikachu RaichuRaichu Alolan RaichuAlolan Raichu
ClefairyClefairy ClefableClefable JigglypuffJigglypuff
WigglytuffWigglytuff PsyduckPsyduck GolduckGolduck
AbraAbra KadabraKadabra AlakazamAlakazam
MachopMachop MachokeMachoke MachampMachamp
Galarian SlowpokeGalarian Slowpoke SlowpokeSlowpoke Galarian SlowbroGalarian Slowbro
SlowbroSlowbro MagnemiteMagnemite MagnetonMagneton
CloysterCloyster ExeggcuteExeggcute ExeggutorExeggutor
Alolan ExeggutorAlolan Exeggutor ChanseyChansey StaryuStaryu
StarmieStarmie Mr. MimeMr. Mime Galarian Mr. MimeGalarian Mr. Mime
ScytherScyther JynxJynx ElectabuzzElectabuzz
JolteonJolteon Galarian ArticunoGalarian Articuno ZapdosZapdos
Galarian ZapdosGalarian Zapdos DratiniDratini DragonairDragonair
DragoniteDragonite MewtwoMewtwo MewMew
CleffaCleffa PichuPichu IgglybuffIgglybuff
TogepiTogepi TogeticTogetic NatuNatu
XatuXatu MarillMarill AzumarillAzumarill
EspeonEspeon Galarian SlowkingGalarian Slowking SlowkingSlowking
ScizorScizor SwinubSwinub PiloswinePiloswine
CorsolaCorsola Galarian CorsolaGalarian Corsola SmoochumSmoochum
ElekidElekid BlisseyBlissey RaikouRaikou
LugiaLugia Ho-ohHo-oh CelebiCelebi
RaltsRalts KirliaKirlia GardevoirGardevoir
AzurillAzurill ElectrikeElectrike ManectricManectric
LunatoneLunatone SolrockSolrock BaltoyBaltoy
ClaydolClaydol FeebasFeebas MiloticMilotic
SnoruntSnorunt GlalieGlalie MetangMetang
MetagrossMetagross LatiasLatias LatiosLatios
JirachiJirachi ShinxShinx LuxioLuxio
LuxrayLuxray BronzorBronzor BronzongBronzong
Mime Jr.Mime Jr. HappinyHappiny SnoverSnover
AbomasnowAbomasnow MagnezoneMagnezone ElectivireElectivire
TogekissTogekiss MamoswineMamoswine GalladeGallade
FroslassFroslass RotomRotom Heat RotomHeat Rotom
Wash RotomWash Rotom Frost RotomFrost Rotom Fan RotomFan Rotom
Mow RotomMow Rotom UxieUxie MespritMesprit
AzelfAzelf CresseliaCresselia VictiniVictini
MunnaMunna MusharnaMusharna WoobatWoobat
SwoobatSwoobat AudinoAudino WhimsicottWhimsicott
LilligantLilligant SigilyphSigilyph CinccinoCinccino
GothitaGothita GothoritaGothorita GothitelleGothitelle
SolosisSolosis DuosionDuosion ReuniclusReuniclus
VanilliteVanillite VanillishVanillish VanilluxeVanilluxe
EmolgaEmolga JoltikJoltik GalvantulaGalvantula
ElgyemElgyem BeheeyemBeheeyem CryogonalCryogonal
LarvestaLarvesta VolcaronaVolcarona VirizionVirizion
ReshiramReshiram ZekromZekrom KyuremKyurem
GenesectGenesect EspurrEspurr MeowsticMeowstic
SpritzeeSpritzee AromatisseAromatisse SwirlixSwirlix
SlurpuffSlurpuff InkayInkay MalamarMalamar
HelioptileHelioptile HelioliskHeliolisk AmauraAmaura
AurorusAurorus SylveonSylveon CarbinkCarbink
KlefkiKlefki PumpkabooPumpkaboo GourgeistGourgeist
XerneasXerneas DiancieDiancie RowletRowlet
DartrixDartrix DecidueyeDecidueye PrimarinaPrimarina
GrubbinGrubbin CharjabugCharjabug VikavoltVikavolt
CutieflyCutiefly RibombeeRibombee ToxapexToxapex
MorelullMorelull ShiinoticShiinotic BounsweetBounsweet
SteeneeSteenee TsareenaTsareena ComfeyComfey
OranguruOranguru PyukumukuPyukumuku MimikyuMimikyu
DrampaDrampa Tapu KokoTapu Koko Tapu LeleTapu Lele
Tapu BuluTapu Bulu Tapu FiniTapu Fini SolgaleoSolgaleo
LunalaLunala NihilegoNihilego XurkitreeXurkitree
NecrozmaNecrozma MagearnaMagearna StakatakaStakataka
BlacephalonBlacephalon SobbleSobble DrizzileDrizzile
InteleonInteleon CorviknightCorviknight DottlerDottler
OrbeetleOrbeetle GossifleurGossifleur EldegossEldegoss
AppletunAppletun PolteageistPolteageist HatennaHatenna
HattremHattrem HattereneHatterene MorgremMorgrem
GrimmsnarlGrimmsnarl CursolaCursola Mr. RimeMr. Rime
AlcremieAlcremie FrosmothFrosmoth DuraludonDuraludon
DragapultDragapult ZamazentaZamazenta EternatusEternatus
RegielekiRegieleki RegidragoRegidrago CalyrexCalyrex
Calyrex (Ice Rider)Calyrex (Ice Rider) Calyrex (Shadow Rider)Calyrex (Shadow Rider)

By Egg Move

There are no Pokemon who learn this move by this method.

By Move Tutor

There are no Pokemon who learn this move by this method.

Competitive Analysis

Light Screen is a core move for screen setters. This makes the user's side of the field take less damage from special attacks for five turns.

Light Screen and Screen Setters

Light Screen is used with Reflect as a means to improve a team's durability against special and physical attacks respectively. These screens are set up early in a battle so it can protect Pokemon as early as possible.

Screen setters can hold Light Clay to extend the sceens for up to eight turns.

Screen Counters

Light Screen can be destroyed by using Brick Break, Psychic Fangs, Defog or Haze.

Pokemon with the Infiltrator Ability will ignore Reflect when they use special moves.

Light Screen (TM17) Locations

Purchase from the Motostoke Poke Mart

Pokemon Sword and Shield - Poke Mart TM.png

Light Screen (TM17) is available for purchase at the Poke Mart at Motostoke.

Motostoke Map

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