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サイコウェーブ Psychowave
Psywave V.png
Type  Psychic
Category  Special
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  Varies
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  1
Badly startles all Pokémon that made good appeals.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Psywave (Japanese: サイコウェーブ Psychowave) is a damage-dealing Psychic-type move introduced in Generation I. It was TM46 in Generation I.


Generation I-V

Psywave inflicts a random amount of damage, varying between 0.5× and 1.5× the user's level. The damage can be calculated using the following formula, where X is a randomly generated number between 0 and 10:

(X + 5) × (User's level / 10)

The damage is always rounded down; however, Psywave will always deal at least 1 HP of damage.

In Generation I, the game will freeze if a level 1 Pokémon uses the move, though this error is only possible with external modification and was fixed in later generations.

Though it is a Psychic move, Psywave deals typeless damage, taking neither weakness nor resistance into account, and not being affected by STAB, though it still cannot hit Dark-type Pokémon without using Miracle Eye.

Generation VI

Psywave's accuracy is changed from 80% to 100%.


Games Description
StadStad2 A Psychic-type attack of varying intensity. It occasionally inflicts heavy damage.
GSC An attack with variable power.
RSEColo.XD Attacks with a psychic wave of varying intensity.
FRLG The foe is attacked with an odd, hot energy wave that varies in intensity.
PMDRB Inflicts damage on the target, even at a distance. The amount of damage depends on the user's level.
DPPtHGSS The foe is attacked with an odd, hot energy wave. The attack varies in intensity.
The target is attacked with an odd psychic wave. The attack varies in intensity.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime Psychic Fairy           15 15
200 Misdreavus Misdreavus Ghost Ghost   -- -- -- -- --
325 Spoink Spoink Psychic Psychic     7 7 7 7
326 Grumpig Grumpig Psychic Psychic     --, 7 --, 7 --, 7 --, 7
337 Lunatone Lunatone Rock Psychic     25 23 23 17 17
338 Solrock Solrock Rock Psychic     25 23 23 17 17
358 Chimecho Chimecho Psychic Psychic     30 30 30 30
380 Latias Latias Dragon Psychic     -- -- -- '
381 Latios Latios Dragon Psychic     -- -- -- '
429 Mismagius Mismagius Ghost Ghost       -- -- --
436 Bronzor Bronzor Steel Psychic           15 '
437 Bronzong Bronzong Steel Psychic           15 '
517 Munna Munna Psychic Psychic         -- '
561 Sigilyph Sigilyph Psychic Flying         8 8
577 Solosis Solosis Psychic Psychic         -- --
578 Duosion Duosion Psychic Psychic         -- --
579 Reuniclus Reuniclus Psychic Psychic         -- --
686 Inkay Inkay Dark Psychic           13
687 Malamar Malamar Dark Psychic           13
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
092 Gastly Gastly Ghost Poison Misdreavus MisdreavusChimecho MisdreavusMismagiusChimecho MisdreavusMismagiusChimechoSolosisDuosionReuniclus MisdreavusMismagiusChimechoSolosisDuosionReuniclus
109 Koffing Koffing Poison Poison Misdreavus MisdreavusChimecho MisdreavusMismagiusChimecho MisdreavusMismagiusChimechoSolosisDuosionReuniclus
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


# Pokémon Type Machine
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
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
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

Cocoa Mismagius Psywave.png Officer Jenny Duosion Psywave.png Brandon Solrock Psywave.png Mandi Exeggutor Psywave.png
Mismagius Duosion Solrock Exeggutor
The foe is attacked with an odd, hot energy wave.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
124 Jynx Jynx's eyes glow and it raises its hands in the air. The opponent then lifts up into the air, and by waving its arms, Jynx can control wherever the opponent goes.
Santa Claus's Jynx Holiday Hi-Jynx Debut
103 Exeggutor Exeggutor's eyes glow green and it bends down, firing a white ring at the opponent from the middle of its leaves.
Mandi's Exeggutor Round One - Begin! None
092 Gastly Gastly shoots the fog around its body at the opponent and the fog morphs into an arrow-like shape that hits the opponent.
Officer Jenny's Gastly Pikachu Re-Volts None
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime raises its hands then brings them down in the shape of a circle and a white circle appears in front of it. It then fires the ring at the opponent.
Toku's Mr. Mime The Psychic Sidekicks! None
338 Solrock Solrock's body becomes outlined in light blue, and its eyes also glow light blue. Solrock then fires light blue rings at the opponent from its body.
Brandon's Solrock Pace - The Final Frontier! None
429 Mismagius Mismagius's outlines glow light blue and it releases a wave of energy out of its body. When it hits the opponent, its body glows multicolored at Mismagius can control the opponent, or Mismagius's body becomes outlined in light blue and it fires invisible or light blue shockwaves at the opponent from its body, or the gems on Mismagius's body glow pink and its body becomes outlined in light blue. It then fires multiple light blue tentacles from the outline at the opponent, or Mismagius's eyes become surrounded in multicolored energy and it fires a beam of multicolored energy from its eyes at the opponent.
Cocoa's Mismagius Arriving in Style! None
Fantina's Mismagius Playing the Leveling Field! None
Zoey's Mismagius Coming Full - Festival Circle! None
Grings Kodai's Mismagius Zoroark: Master of Illusions None
358 Chimecho Chimecho's body becomes outlined in light blue and it releases multiple light blue rings from its mouth at the opponent.
Maya's Chimecho Mastering Current Events! None
578 Duosion Duosion puts its arms out in front of it and multicolored energy appears and gathers in front of its body. A wavy multicolored beam of energy then fires from the energy at the opponent.
Officer Jenny's Duosion Beheeyem, Duosion, and the Dream Thief! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In the Phantom Thief Pokémon 7 manga

In other generations

Psywave I.png Psywave II.png Psywave III.png Psywave IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
Generation I
Generation II Generation II
Generation II
Crystal Generation III Generation III
Generation III
FRLG Generation IV 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 幻象波 Huànxiàng Bō
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Psygotisch
Finland Flag.png Finnish Psykoaalto
France Flag.png French Vague Psy
Germany Flag.png German Psywelle
Greece Flag.png Greek Ψυχοκύμα
India Flag.png Hindi मानसिक लहर Maansik leher
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Psywave
Italy Flag.png Italian Psico-onda (Gen I-II)
Psiconda (Gen III-present)
South Korea Flag.png Korean 사이코웨이브 Psycho Wave
Poland Flag.png Polish Psychofala
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Onda Psíquica
Romania Flag.png Romanian Psywave
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Psihički Talas
Spain Flag.png Spanish Psico-Onda (Gen I-II)
Psicoonda (Gen III-present)

Generation I TMs
Generation I HMs
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