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Psybeam (move)

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Psybeam
サイケこうせん Psyche-beam
Psybeam V.png
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Type  Psychic
Category  Special
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  65
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  Beauty
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jam  0  
Scrambles the order of appeals on the next turn.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs first in the turn.

Psybeam (Japanese: サイケこうせん Psyche-beam) is a damage-dealing Psychic-type move introduced in Generation I.

Effect

Psybeam does damage and has a 10% chance of confusing the target.

Description

Games Description
StadStad2 A Psychic-type attack. Has a one-in-ten of making the target confused.
GSC An attack that may confuse the foe.
RSE Fires a peculiar ray that may confuse the foe.
Colo.XD Fires a peculiar ray that may confuse the target.
FRLG A peculiar ray is shot at the foe. It may leave the foe confused.
PMDRB Inflicts damage on the target, even at a distance. It may also leave the target confused.
DPPtHGSS The foe is attacked with a peculiar ray. It may also leave the target confused.
BWB2W2 The target is attacked with a peculiar ray. It may also cause confusion.
Conq Emit a beam of mysterious light in the enemy's direction. It may leave the target confused.
XY The target is attacked with a peculiar ray. This may also leave the target confused.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
012 Butterfree Butterfree Bug Flying 32 34 34 34 24 24 24
048 Venonat Venonat Bug Poison 35 33 33 25 25 25
049 Venomoth Venomoth Bug Poison 38 36 36 25 25 25
064 Kadabra Kadabra Psychic Psychic 27 21 21 24 28 28
065 Alakazam Alakazam Psychic Psychic 27 21 21 24 28 28
096 Drowzee Drowzee Psychic Psychic       26 25 25
097 Hypno Hypno Psychic Psychic       28 25 25
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime Psychic Fairy   36 29 25 25 25
137 Porygon Porygon Normal Normal 23 12 12 7 7 7
196 Espeon Espeon Psychic Psychic   36 36 36 36 21 20
200 Misdreavus Misdreavus Ghost Ghost   27 27 23 28 28
203 Girafarig Girafarig Normal Psychic   41 41 19 19 19
223 Remoraid Remoraid Water Water   22 22 10 10 10
224 Octillery Octillery Water Water   22 22 --, 10 --, 10 --, 10
226 Mantine Mantine Water Flying           -- --
233 Porygon2 Porygon2 Normal Normal   12 12 7 7 7
269 Dustox Dustox Bug Poison     24 24 24 24
325 Spoink Spoink Psychic Psychic     16 14 14 14
326 Grumpig Grumpig Psychic Psychic     --, 16 --, 14 --, 14 --, 14
327 Spinda Spinda Normal Normal     16 19 19 19
343 Baltoy Baltoy Ground Psychic     11 11 15 13 13
344 Claydol Claydol Ground Psychic     11 11 15 13 13
352 Kecleon Kecleon Normal Normal     17 15 18 18 18
413 Wormadam Wormadam Bug Grass       32 32 32
414 Mothim Mothim Bug Flying       32 32 32
439 Mime Jr. Mime Jr. Psychic Fairy       25 25 25
474 Porygon-Z Porygon-Z Normal Normal       7 7 7
517 Munna Munna Psychic Psychic         11 11
518 Musharna Musharna Psychic Psychic         -- --
561 Sigilyph Sigilyph Psychic Flying         18 18
574 Gothita Gothita Psychic Psychic         16 16
575 Gothorita Gothorita Psychic Psychic         16 16
576 Gothitelle Gothitelle Psychic Psychic         16 16
605 Elgyem Elgyem Psychic Psychic         15 15
606 Beheeyem Beheeyem Psychic Psychic         15 15
648 Meloetta Meloetta Normal Psychic         31 31
653 Fennekin Fennekin Fire Fire           18
654 Braixen Braixen Fire Fire           18
655 Delphox Delphox Fire Psychic           18
666 Vivillon Vivillon Bug Flying           17
677 Espurr Espurr Psychic Psychic           17
686 Inkay Inkay Dark Psychic           21
687 Malamar Malamar Dark Psychic           21
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
046 Paras Paras Bug Grass ButterfreeVenonatVenomoth ButterfreeVenonatVenomothDustox ButterfreeVenonatVenomothDustoxMothim ButterfreeVenonatVenomothDustoxMothim ButterfreeVenonatVenomothDustoxMothimVivillon
054 Psyduck Psyduck Water Water EspeonGirafarigRemoraidOctillery EspeonGirafarigRemoraidOctillerySpoinkGrumpigSpindaKecleon EspeonGirafarigRemoraidOctillerySpoinkGrumpigSpindaKecleon EspeonGirafarigRemoraidOctillerySpoinkGrumpigSpindaKecleonMunnaMusharna EspeonGirafarigRemoraidOctilleryMantineSpoinkGrumpigSpindaKecleonMunnaMusharna EspeonGirafarigRemoraidOctilleryMantineSpoinkGrumpigSpindaKecleonMunnaMusharnaInkayMalamar
109 Koffing Koffing Poison Poison Misdreavus Misdreavus Misdreavus Misdreavus Misdreavus
118 Goldeen Goldeen Water Water RemoraidOctillery RemoraidOctillery RemoraidOctillery RemoraidOctillery RemoraidOctilleryInkayMalamar
165 Ledyba Ledyba Bug Flying ButterfreeVenonatVenomoth ButterfreeVenonatVenomothDustox ButterfreeVenonatVenomothDustoxMothim ButterfreeVenonatVenomothDustoxMothim ButterfreeVenonatVenomothDustoxMothimVivillon
167 Spinarak Spinarak Bug Poison ButterfreeVenonatVenomoth ButterfreeVenonatVenomothDustox ButterfreeVenonatVenomothDustoxMothim ButterfreeVenonatVenomothDustoxMothim ButterfreeVenonatVenomothDustoxMothimVivillon
170 Chinchou Chinchou Water Electric       RemoraidOctillery RemoraidOctilleryInkayMalamar
283 Surskit Surskit Bug Water   ButterfreeVenonatVenomothRemoraidOctilleryDustox ButterfreeVenonatVenomothRemoraidOctilleryDustoxMothim ButterfreeVenonatVenomothRemoraidOctilleryDustoxMothim ButterfreeVenonatVenomothRemoraidOctilleryMantineDustoxMothim ButterfreeVenonatVenomothRemoraidOctilleryMantineDustoxMothimVivillonInkayMalamar
456 Finneon Finneon Water Water     RemoraidOctillery RemoraidOctillery RemoraidOctilleryInkayMalamar
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation V

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
118 118 Goldeen Water Dream World - Sparkling Sea
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 other games

Pokémon Conquest

Psybeam is the only move of Kadabra, Espeon, and Gothorita.

In the anime


In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga


In other generations

Psybeam I.png Psybeam II.png Psybeam III.png Psybeam IV.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 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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
Psybeam PMD RB.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 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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
Psybeam Stad.png Psybeam 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 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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

  • In Pokémon X and Y, Psybeam uses an upgraded version of its original sound effect from Generations I and II.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 幻象光 Huànxiàng Guāng
Denmark Flag.png Danish Telebølge
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Psychostraal
Finland Flag.png Finnish Psykosäde
Ajatussäde (EP024)
France Flag.png French Rafale Psy
Germany Flag.png German Psystrahl
Greece Flag.png Greek Ψυχοριπή
India Flag.png Hindi मानसिक बीम Maansik Beam
Italy Flag.png Italian Psicoraggio
South Korea Flag.png Korean 환상빔 Hwansang Beam
Poland Flag.png Polish Psychopromień
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Raio Psíquico
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Feixe Psíquico
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Psi-Zrak
Spain Flag.png European Spanish Psicorrayo (Gen III-present)
Psico-Rayo (Gen I-II)


Variations of the move Aurora Beam
Physical Low SweepSpark
Special Aurora BeamBubble BeamPsybeamSludge


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