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Psyshock (move)

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Psyshock
サイコショック Psycho Shock
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Type  Psychic
Category  Special
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  80
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation V
Condition  [[ (condition)|]]
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
 ???
Condition  [[ (condition)|]]
Appeal  0  
 ???
Condition  [[ (condition)|]]
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Psyshock (Japanese: サイコショック Psycho Shock) is a damage-dealing Psychic-type move introduced in Generation V. It is TM03 as of Generation V.

Effect

In battle

Psyshock inflicts damage. Despite being classified as Special move, this move calculates damage using the user's Special Attack and the opponent's Defense stat (similar to Psystrike and Secret Sword).

Description

Games Description
BWB2W2Conq The user materializes an odd psychic wave to attack the target. This attack does physical damage.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
096 Drowzee Drowzee Psychic Psychic 57 ''''
097 Hypno Hypno Psychic Psychic 57 ''''
103 Exeggutor Exeggutor Grass Psychic 17 ''''
325 Spoink Spoink Psychic Psychic 34 38 ''''
326 Grumpig Grumpig Psychic Psychic 37 42 ''''
574 Gothita Gothita Psychic Psychic 25 ''''
575 Gothorita Gothorita Psychic Psychic 25 ''''
576 Gothitelle Gothitelle Psychic Psychic 25 ''''
577 Solosis Solosis Psychic Psychic 25 ''''
578 Duosion Duosion Psychic Psychic 25 ''''
579 Reuniclus Reuniclus Psychic Psychic 25 ''''
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
--
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
TM03
VI
TM08
035 Clefairy Clefairy Normal Normal
036 Clefable Clefable Normal Normal
038 Ninetales Ninetales Fire Fire
054 Psyduck Psyduck Water Water
055 Golduck Golduck Water Water
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
096 Drowzee Drowzee Psychic Psychic
097 Hypno Hypno Psychic Psychic
103 Exeggutor Exeggutor Grass Psychic
121 Starmie Starmie Water Psychic
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime Psychic Psychic
124 Jynx Jynx Ice Psychic
137 Porygon Porygon Normal Normal
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo Psychic Psychic
151 Mew Mew Psychic Psychic
173 Cleffa Cleffa Normal Normal
175 Togepi Togepi Normal Normal
176 Togetic Togetic Normal Flying
177 Natu Natu Psychic Flying
178 Xatu Xatu Psychic Flying
196 Espeon Espeon Psychic Psychic
199 Slowking Slowking Water Psychic
203 Girafarig Girafarig Normal Psychic
233 Porygon2 Porygon2 Normal Normal
234 Stantler Stantler Normal Normal
238 Smoochum Smoochum Ice Psychic
249 Lugia Lugia Psychic Flying
280 Ralts Ralts Psychic Psychic
281 Kirlia Kirlia Psychic Psychic
282 Gardevoir Gardevoir Psychic Psychic
307 Meditite Meditite Fighting Psychic
308 Medicham Medicham Fighting Psychic
325 Spoink Spoink Psychic Psychic
326 Grumpig Grumpig Psychic Psychic
337 Lunatone Lunatone Rock Psychic
338 Solrock Solrock Rock Psychic
343 Baltoy Baltoy Ground Psychic
344 Claydol Claydol Ground Psychic
358 Chimecho Chimecho Psychic Psychic
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
433 Chingling Chingling Psychic Psychic
436 Bronzor Bronzor Steel Psychic
437 Bronzong Bronzong Steel Psychic
439 Mime Jr. Mime Jr. Psychic Psychic
468 Togekiss Togekiss Normal Flying
474 Porygon-Z Porygon-Z Normal Normal
475 Gallade Gallade Psychic Fighting
480 Uxie Uxie Psychic Psychic
481 Mesprit Mesprit Psychic Psychic
482 Azelf Azelf Psychic Psychic
488 Cresselia Cresselia Psychic Psychic
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
561 Sigilyph Sigilyph Psychic Flying
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
605 Elgyem Elgyem Psychic Psychic
606 Beheeyem Beheeyem Psychic Psychic
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

Lewis Gothorita Psyshock.png Christie Gothita Psyshock.png Officer Jenny Duosion Psyshock.png None.png
Gothorita Gothita Duosion
The user creates a blob of psychic power and hurls it at the opponent
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
574 Gothita Gothita jumps into the air and puts its arms out in front of it. It then forms a mass of thick light blue, blue and purple energy and fires it at the opponent. When it hits the opponent, it pushes it back and explodes. Sometimes, the black tuft of hair on its head twitches and glows light purple before using the attack. When this happens, its body flashes light blue, blue and purple before forming the mass of energy.
Christie's Gothita Where Did You Go, Audino? Debut
Katharine's Gothita Scraggy and the Demanding Gothita! None
578 Duosion Duosion crouches its body together and three thick masses of light blue, blue and purple energy forms around the front of its body. Duosion then fires the masses at the opponent, one after the other.
Officer Jenny's Duosion Beheeyem, Duosion, and the Dream Thief! None
575 Gothorita Gothorita floats into the air and closes its eyes. Three thick masses of light blue, blue and purple energy forms in front of Gothorita's body, and it fires the orbs at the opponent.
Lewis's Gothorita Stopping the Rage of Legends! Part 2 None
Flora's Gothorita The Clubsplosion Begins! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


Trivia

  • Psyshock is an attack that has appeared on many English trading cards in the Pokémon Trading Card Game since Generation I, long before its actualization as a move in Generation V. However, on the original Japanese cards, the attack's name is ねんりき, the Japanese name of Confusion. Its effect induces paralysis.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 幻象攻擊 Huànxiàng Gōngjí
France Flag.png French Choc Psy
Germany Flag.png German Psychoschock
Italy Flag.png Italian Psicoshock
South Korea Flag.png Korean 사이코쇼크 Psycho Shock
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Psicochoque
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Choque Psiquico
Spain Flag.png Spain Psicocarga


Generation V TMs
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Generation V HMs
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