|(はかいこうせん Destruction Beam)|
Many competitive players shun the use of Hyper Beam because most moves can do more damage over 2 turns than Hyper Beam does, as well as the fact that it is a Normal type attack, and therefore cannot be super-effective. Since Generation IV, Hyper Beam has been reclassified as a Special Move so Pokémon with high Sp. Atk. could make good use of it. Its Physical counterpart is Giga Impact.