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Psycho Boost (move)

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Psycho Boost
サイコブースト Psycho Boost
Psycho Boost.png
Type  Psychic
Category  Special
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  140
Accuracy  90%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Smart
Appeal  6 ♥♥♥♥♥♥
Jam  0  
After this move, the user is more easily startled.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +3 if the Pokémon that just went hit max Voltage.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Psycho Boost (Japanese: サイコブースト Psycho Boost) is a damage-dealing Psychic-type move introduced in Generation III. It is the signature move of Deoxys in the handheld games.


Psycho Boost inflicts damage, and lowers the user's Special Attack stat by two stages.


Games Description
RSEColo.XD Allows a full-power attack, but sharply lowers Sp. Atk.
FRLG An intense attack that also sharply reduces the user’s Sp. Atk stat.
DPPtHGSS The user attacks the foe at full power. The attack’s recoil sharply reduces the user’s Sp. Atk stat.
BWB2W2 The user attacks the target at full power. The attack's recoil harshly reduces the user's Sp. Atk stat.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
386 Deoxys Deoxys Psychic Psychic 45 89 89 ''''
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

By purification

Generation III

#   Pokémon Type Game
249 249 Lugia Psychic Flying XD
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

By event

Generation IV

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
386 386 DeoxysLv.50 Psychic 10th Movie Event
GameStop Event
Nintendo of Korea
Guardian Signs - Ranger Net
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

In the anime

None.png Deoxys purple crystal Psycho Boost.png Deoxys Psycho Boost.png None.png
Deoxys (M07) Deoxys
The user forms a glowing ball of energy and shoots it at foe.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
386A Deoxys Deoxys creates a glowing multi-colored ball of energy within its tentacles and throws it at the opponent.
Deoxys (Purple Crystal) Destiny Deoxys Debut
A wild Deoxys Pokémon Ranger - Deoxys Crisis! (Part 1) None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

In other generations

Psycho Boost III.png Psycho Boost DPPt.png Psycho Boost HGSS.png Psycho Boost BW.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
Generation I
Generation II Generation II
Generation II
Crystal Generation III Generation III
Generation III
FRLG DPPt Generation IV
Generation IV
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
Generation V
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


In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 精神提升 Jīngshen Tíshēng
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Psycho Bol
France Flag.png French Psycho Boost
Germany Flag.png German Psyschub
Greece Flag.png Greek Ψυχική Επιτάχυνση
Italy Flag.png Italian Psicoslancio
South Korea Flag.png Korean 사이코부스트 Psycho Boost
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Impulso Psíquico
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Psihičko Pojačanje
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Psico-impulso
Spain Flag.png Spain Psicoataque

Variations of the move Overheat
Special OverheatDraco MeteorLeaf Storm
Formerly a variation
Special Psycho Boost

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