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Psychic (move)

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Psychic
サイコキネシス Psychokinesis
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Type  Psychic
Category  Special
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  90
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Smart
Appeal  1
Jam  3 ♥♥♥
Badly startles those that have made appeals.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs first in the turn.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Psychic (Japanese: サイコキネシス Psychokinesis) is a damage-dealing Psychic-type move introduced in Generation I. It is TM29 in every generation so far.

Effect

Generation I

Psychic does damage and has a 30% chance of lowering the target's Special by one stage.

Generation II and on

Psychic does damage and has a 10% chance of lowering the target's Special Defense by one stage.

Description

Games Description
Stad A Psychic-type attack. Has a one-in-three chance of lowering the target's Special rating.
Stad2 A Psychic-type attack. Has a one-in-ten chance of lowering the target's Spcl.Def rating.
GSC An attack that may lower Spcl.Def.
RSEColo.XD A powerful psychic attack that may lower Sp. Def.
FRLG A strong telekinetic attack. It may also lower the foe’s Sp. Def stat.
DPPtHGSS The foe is hit with a strong telekinetic force. It may also reduce the foe's Sp. Def stat.
BWB2W2 The target is hit by a strong telekinetic force. It may also reduce the target's Sp.Def stat.
Conq The user launches a strong psychokinetic attack, lowering their enemy's Defense.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
048 Venonat Venonat Bug Poison 43 41 41 47 47 '
049 Venomoth Venomoth Bug Poison 50 52 52 55 55 '
064 Kadabra Kadabra Psychic Psychic 38 38 36 40 40 ''''
065 Alakazam Alakazam Psychic Psychic 38 38 36 40 40 ''''
079 Slowpoke Slowpoke Water Psychic 48 48 48 40 48 48 ''''
080 Slowbro Slowbro Water Psychic 55 54 54 44 54 54 ''''
096 Drowzee Drowzee Psychic Psychic 32 40 40 31 40 40 ''''
097 Hypno Hypno Psychic Psychic 37 49 49 35 50 50 ''''
102 Exeggcute Exeggcute Grass Psychic       47 47 ''''
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime Psychic Psychic     45 43 39 39 ''''
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo Psychic Psychic 66 66 66 71 71 ''''
151 Mew Mew Psychic Psychic 40 40 40 30 30 ''''
167 Spinarak Spinarak Bug Poison   53 53 40 40 '
168 Ariados Ariados Bug Poison   63 63 46 46 '
177 Natu Natu Psychic Flying   50 50 47 47 ''''
178 Xatu Xatu Psychic Flying   65 65 59 59 ''''
196 Espeon Espeon Psychic Psychic   47 47 64 64 37 ''''
199 Slowking Slowking Water Psychic   48 48 40 48 48 ''''
203 Girafarig Girafarig Normal Psychic       37 37 ''''
238 Smoochum Smoochum Ice Psychic   37 45 35 35 ''''
280 Ralts Ralts Psychic Psychic     26 28 28 ''''
281 Kirlia Kirlia Psychic Psychic     26 31 31 ''''
282 Gardevoir Gardevoir Psychic Psychic     26 33 33 ''''
325 Spoink Spoink Psychic Psychic     34 31 31 44 ''''
326 Grumpig Grumpig Psychic Psychic     37 47 47 52 ''''
337 Lunatone Lunatone Rock Psychic     37 45 45 33 ''''
338 Solrock Solrock Rock Psychic           33 ''''
358 Chimecho Chimecho Psychic Psychic     46     ''''
368 Gorebyss Gorebyss Water Water     36 42 42 '
375 Metang Metang Steel Psychic     38 36 36 41 ''''
376 Metagross Metagross Steel Psychic     38 36 36 41 ''''
380 Latias Latias Dragon Psychic     40 65 65 ''''
381 Latios Latios Dragon Psychic     40 65 65 ''''
385 Jirachi Jirachi Steel Psychic     20 20 20 ''''
386 Deoxys Deoxys Psychic Psychic     25 41 41 ''''
413 Wormadam Wormadam Bug Grass       44 44 '
414 Mothim Mothim Bug Flying       44 44 '
439 Mime Jr. Mime Jr. Psychic Psychic       39 39 ''''
488 Cresselia Cresselia Psychic Psychic       93 93 ''''
517 Munna Munna Psychic Psychic         37 ''''
527 Woobat Woobat Psychic Flying         41 ''''
528 Swoobat Swoobat Psychic Flying         41 ''''
561 Sigilyph Sigilyph Psychic Flying         44 ''''
574 Gothita Gothita Psychic Psychic         37 ''''
575 Gothorita Gothorita Psychic Psychic         39 ''''
576 Gothitelle Gothitelle Psychic Psychic         39 ''''
577 Solosis Solosis Psychic Psychic         37 ''''
578 Duosion Duosion Psychic Psychic         39 ''''
579 Reuniclus Reuniclus Psychic Psychic         39 ''''
605 Elgyem Elgyem Psychic Psychic         39 ''''
606 Beheeyem Beheeyem Psychic Psychic         39 ''''
648 Meloetta Meloetta Normal Psychic         57 ''''
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Type Father
II III IV V VI
054 Psyduck Psyduck Water Water SlowpokeSlowbroEspeonSlowking SlowpokeSlowbroEspeonSlowkingSpoinkGrumpigGorebyss    
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 Machine
I
TM29
II
TM29
III
TM29
IV
TM29
V
TM29
VI
TM08
012 Butterfree Butterfree Bug Flying
035 Clefairy Clefairy Normal Normal
036 Clefable Clefable Normal Normal
039 Jigglypuff Jigglypuff Normal Normal
040 Wigglytuff Wigglytuff Normal Normal
048 Venonat Venonat Bug Poison
049 Venomoth Venomoth Bug Poison
054 Psyduck Psyduck Water Water
055 Golduck Golduck Water Water
060 Poliwag Poliwag Water Water
061 Poliwhirl Poliwhirl Water Water
062 Poliwrath Poliwrath Water Fighting
063 Abra Abra Psychic Psychic
064 Kadabra Kadabra Psychic Psychic
065 Alakazam Alakazam Psychic Psychic
079 Slowpoke Slowpoke Water Psychic
080 Slowbro Slowbro Water Psychic
092 Gastly Gastly Ghost Poison
093 Haunter Haunter Ghost Poison
094 Gengar Gengar Ghost Poison
096 Drowzee Drowzee Psychic Psychic
097 Hypno Hypno Psychic Psychic
102 Exeggcute Exeggcute Grass Psychic
103 Exeggutor Exeggutor Grass Psychic
113 Chansey Chansey Normal Normal
120 Staryu Staryu Water Water
121 Starmie Starmie Water Psychic
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime Psychic Psychic
124 Jynx Jynx Ice Psychic
125 Electabuzz Electabuzz Electric Electric
126 Magmar Magmar Fire Fire
131 Lapras Lapras Water Ice
137 Porygon Porygon Normal Normal
143 Snorlax Snorlax Normal Normal
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo Psychic Psychic
151 Mew Mew Psychic Psychic
163 Hoothoot Hoothoot Normal Flying
164 Noctowl Noctowl Normal Flying
167 Spinarak Spinarak Bug Poison
168 Ariados Ariados Bug Poison
173 Cleffa Cleffa Normal Normal
174 Igglybuff Igglybuff Normal Normal
175 Togepi Togepi Normal Normal
176 Togetic Togetic Normal Flying
177 Natu Natu Psychic Flying
178 Xatu Xatu Psychic Flying
186 Politoed Politoed Water Water
193 Yanma Yanma Bug Flying
196 Espeon Espeon Psychic Psychic
197 Umbreon Umbreon Dark Dark
198 Murkrow Murkrow Dark Flying
199 Slowking Slowking Water Psychic
200 Misdreavus Misdreavus Ghost Ghost
203 Girafarig Girafarig Normal Psychic
222 Corsola Corsola Water Rock
223 Remoraid Remoraid Water Water
224 Octillery Octillery Water Water
233 Porygon2 Porygon2 Normal Normal
234 Stantler Stantler Normal Normal
238 Smoochum Smoochum Ice Psychic
239 Elekid Elekid Electric Electric
240 Magby Magby Fire Fire
242 Blissey Blissey Normal Normal
249 Lugia Lugia Psychic Flying
250 Ho-Oh Ho-Oh Fire Flying
251 Celebi Celebi Psychic Grass
267 Beautifly Beautifly Bug Flying
269 Dustox Dustox Bug Poison
280 Ralts Ralts Psychic Psychic
281 Kirlia Kirlia Psychic Psychic
282 Gardevoir Gardevoir Psychic Psychic
302 Sableye Sableye Dark Ghost
307 Meditite Meditite Fighting Psychic
308 Medicham Medicham Fighting Psychic
325 Spoink Spoink Psychic Psychic
326 Grumpig Grumpig Psychic Psychic
327 Spinda Spinda Normal Normal
337 Lunatone Lunatone Rock Psychic
338 Solrock Solrock Rock Psychic
343 Baltoy Baltoy Ground Psychic
344 Claydol Claydol Ground Psychic
353 Shuppet Shuppet Ghost Ghost
354 Banette Banette Ghost Ghost
355 Duskull Duskull Ghost Ghost
356 Dusclops Dusclops Ghost Ghost
358 Chimecho Chimecho Psychic Psychic
368 Gorebyss Gorebyss Water Water
375 Metang Metang Steel Psychic
376 Metagross Metagross Steel Psychic
380 Latias Latias Dragon Psychic
381 Latios Latios Dragon Psychic
385 Jirachi Jirachi Steel Psychic
386 Deoxys Deoxys Psychic Psychic
413 Wormadam Wormadam Bug Grass
414 Mothim Mothim Bug Flying
425 Drifloon Drifloon Ghost Flying
426 Drifblim Drifblim Ghost Flying
429 Mismagius Mismagius Ghost Ghost
430 Honchkrow Honchkrow Dark Flying
433 Chingling Chingling Psychic Psychic
436 Bronzor Bronzor Steel Psychic
437 Bronzong Bronzong Steel Psychic
439 Mime Jr. Mime Jr. Psychic Psychic
440 Happiny Happiny Normal Normal
442 Spiritomb Spiritomb Ghost Dark
446 Munchlax Munchlax Normal Normal
448 Lucario Lucario Fighting Steel
466 Electivire Electivire Electric Electric
467 Magmortar Magmortar Fire Fire
468 Togekiss Togekiss Normal Flying
469 Yanmega Yanmega Bug Flying
474 Porygon-Z Porygon-Z Normal Normal
475 Gallade Gallade Psychic Fighting
477 Dusknoir Dusknoir Ghost Ghost
478 Froslass Froslass Ice Ghost
480 Uxie Uxie Psychic Psychic
481 Mesprit Mesprit Psychic Psychic
482 Azelf Azelf Psychic Psychic
487 Giratina Giratina Ghost Dragon
488 Cresselia Cresselia Psychic Psychic
490 Manaphy Manaphy Water Water
491 Darkrai Darkrai Dark Dark
492 Shaymin Shaymin Grass Grass
493 Arceus Arceus Normal Normal
494 Victini Victini Psychic Fire
517 Munna Munna Psychic Psychic
518 Musharna Musharna Psychic Psychic
527 Woobat Woobat Psychic Flying
528 Swoobat Swoobat Psychic Flying
531 Audino Audino Normal Normal
547 Whimsicott Whimsicott Grass Grass
555 Darmanitan Darmanitan Fire Fire
561 Sigilyph Sigilyph Psychic Flying
562 Yamask Yamask Ghost Ghost
563 Cofagrigus Cofagrigus Ghost Ghost
569 Garbodor Garbodor Poison Poison
574 Gothita Gothita Psychic Psychic
575 Gothorita Gothorita Psychic Psychic
576 Gothitelle Gothitelle Psychic Psychic
577 Solosis Solosis Psychic Psychic
578 Duosion Duosion Psychic Psychic
579 Reuniclus Reuniclus Psychic Psychic
592 Frillish Frillish Water Ghost
593 Jellicent Jellicent Water Ghost
594 Alomomola Alomomola Water Water
605 Elgyem Elgyem Psychic Psychic
606 Beheeyem Beheeyem Psychic Psychic
607 Litwick Litwick Ghost Fire
608 Lampent Lampent Ghost Fire
609 Chandelure Chandelure Ghost Fire
622 Golett Golett Ground Ghost
623 Golurk Golurk Ground Ghost
636 Larvesta Larvesta Bug Fire
637 Volcarona Volcarona Bug Fire
641 Tornadus Tornadus Flying Flying
642 Thundurus Thundurus Electric Flying
643 Reshiram Reshiram Dragon Fire
644 Zekrom Zekrom Dragon Electric
645 Landorus Landorus Ground Flying
646 Kyurem Kyurem Dragon Ice
648 Meloetta Meloetta Normal Psychic
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In the anime


In the manga

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Ginji's Rescue Team manga


In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga



In other generations

Psychic I.png Psychic II.png Psychic III.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Psychic DPPt.png Psychic HGSS.png Psychic BW.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG DPPt Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Psychic Stad2.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Trivia

  • Psychic is the only move that shares exactly the same name as its type. If affixes were disregarded, then Fly would share the same name as its type. This is not present in the Japanese version of the games, where Esper is the type and Psychokinesis is the move.
  • So far, only Psyduck has been able to learn Psychic via breeding.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 幻象術 Huànxiàng Shù
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Psychisch
Finland Flag.png Finnish Psykovoima
Psyko
France Flag.png French Psyko
Germany Flag.png German Psychokinese
Greece Flag.png Greek Ψυχισμός
India Flag.png Hindi मानसिक हमला Mansik Hamla
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Psikis
Italy Flag.png Italian Psichico
South Korea Flag.png Korean 사이코키네시스 Psychokinesis
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Psíquico
Romania Flag.png Romanian Psihic
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Psihički Napad
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Fuerza Psiquica
Spain Flag.png Spain Psíquico



Variations of the move Psychic
Special PsychicBug BuzzEarth PowerEnergy Ball


Generation I TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
Generation I HMs
0102030405


Generation II TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
Generation II HMs
01020304050607


Generation III TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
Generation III HMs
0102030405060708RSE


Generation IV TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708


Generation V TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
010203040506


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