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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.

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.
PMDRB Inflicts damage on the target. It may also lower the target's Special Defense by one level.
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.
XY The target is hit by a strong telekinetic force. This may also lower the target's Sp. Def stat.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
048 Venonat Venonat Bug Poison 43 41 41 47 47 47
049 Venomoth Venomoth Bug Poison 50 52 52 55 55 55
064 Kadabra Kadabra Psychic Psychic 38 38 36 40 46 46
065 Alakazam Alakazam Psychic Psychic 38 38 36 40 46 46
079 Slowpoke Slowpoke Water Psychic 48 48 48 40 45 45 45
080 Slowbro Slowbro Water Psychic 55 54 54 44 49 49 49
096 Drowzee Drowzee Psychic Psychic 32 40 40 31 49 49 49
097 Hypno Hypno Psychic Psychic 37 49 49 35 49 49 49
102 Exeggcute Exeggcute Grass Psychic       47 47  
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime Psychic Fairy     45 43 39 39 39
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo Psychic Psychic --, 66 66 66 71 64 57
151 Mew Mew Psychic Psychic 40 40 40 30 30 30
167 Spinarak Spinarak Bug Poison   53 53 40 40 40
168 Ariados Ariados Bug Poison   63 63 46 46 46
177 Natu Natu Psychic Flying   50 50 47 47 50
178 Xatu Xatu Psychic Flying   65 65 59 59 66
196 Espeon Espeon Psychic Psychic   47 47 64 64 37 37
199 Slowking Slowking Water Psychic   48 48 40 48 48 45
203 Girafarig Girafarig Normal Psychic       37 37 37
238 Smoochum Smoochum Ice Psychic   37 45 35 35 38
280 Ralts Ralts Psychic Fairy     26 28 28 32
281 Kirlia Kirlia Psychic Fairy     26 31 31 36
282 Gardevoir Gardevoir Psychic Fairy     26 33 33 40
325 Spoink Spoink Psychic Psychic     34 31 31 44 44
326 Grumpig Grumpig Psychic Psychic     37 47 47 52 52
337 Lunatone Lunatone Rock Psychic     37 45 45 33 33
338 Solrock Solrock Rock Psychic           33 33
358 Chimecho Chimecho Psychic Psychic     46      
368 Gorebyss Gorebyss Water Water     36 42 42 42
375 Metang Metang Steel Psychic     38 36 36 41 41
376 Metagross Metagross Steel Psychic     38 36 36 41 41
380 Latias Latias Dragon Psychic     40 65 65 65
381 Latios Latios Dragon Psychic     40 65 65 65
385 Jirachi Jirachi Steel Psychic     20 20 20 20
386 Deoxys Deoxys Psychic Psychic     25 41 41 41
413 Wormadam Wormadam Bug Grass       44 44 44
414 Mothim Mothim Bug Flying       44 44 44
439 Mime Jr. Mime Jr. Psychic Fairy       39 39 39
488 Cresselia Cresselia Psychic Psychic       93 93 93
517 Munna Munna Psychic Psychic         37 37
527 Woobat Woobat Psychic Flying         41 41
528 Swoobat Swoobat Psychic Flying         41 41
561 Sigilyph Sigilyph Psychic Flying         44 44
574 Gothita Gothita Psychic Psychic         37 37
575 Gothorita Gothorita Psychic Psychic         39 39
576 Gothitelle Gothitelle Psychic Psychic         39 39
577 Solosis Solosis Psychic Psychic         37 37
578 Duosion Duosion Psychic Psychic         39 39
579 Reuniclus Reuniclus Psychic Psychic         39 39
605 Elgyem Elgyem Psychic Psychic         39 39
606 Beheeyem Beheeyem Psychic Psychic         39 39
648 Meloetta Meloetta Normal Psychic         57 57
653 Fennekin Fennekin Fire Fire           41
654 Braixen Braixen Fire Fire           48
655 Delphox Delphox Fire Psychic           51
678 Meowstic Meowstic Psychic Psychic           40
682 Spritzee Spritzee Fairy Fairy           48
683 Aromatisse Aromatisse Fairy Fairy           48
717 Yveltal Yveltal Dark Flying           59
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
TM29
012 Butterfree Butterfree Bug Flying
035 Clefairy Clefairy Fairy Fairy
036 Clefable Clefable Fairy Fairy
039 Jigglypuff Jigglypuff Normal Fairy
040 Wigglytuff Wigglytuff Normal Fairy
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 Fairy
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 Fairy Fairy
174 Igglybuff Igglybuff Normal Fairy
175 Togepi Togepi Fairy Fairy
176 Togetic Togetic Fairy 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 Fairy
281 Kirlia Kirlia Psychic Fairy
282 Gardevoir Gardevoir Psychic Fairy
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 Fairy
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 Fairy 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 Fairy
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
653 Fennekin Fennekin Fire Fire
654 Braixen Braixen Fire Fire
655 Delphox Delphox Fire Psychic
666 Vivillon Vivillon Bug Flying
669 Flabébé Flabébé Fairy Fairy
670 Floette Floette Fairy Fairy
671 Florges Florges Fairy Fairy
677 Espurr Espurr Psychic Psychic
678 Meowstic Meowstic Psychic Psychic
682 Spritzee Spritzee Fairy Fairy
683 Aromatisse Aromatisse Fairy Fairy
684 Swirlix Swirlix Fairy Fairy
685 Slurpuff Slurpuff Fairy Fairy
686 Inkay Inkay Dark Psychic
687 Malamar Malamar Dark Psychic
699 Aurorus Aurorus Rock Ice
703 Carbink Carbink Rock Fairy
707 Klefki Klefki Steel Fairy
708 Phantump Phantump Ghost Grass
709 Trevenant Trevenant Ghost Grass
710 Pumpkaboo Pumpkaboo Ghost Grass
711 Gourgeist Gourgeist Ghost Grass
714 Noibat Noibat Flying Dragon
715 Noivern Noivern Flying Dragon
716 Xerneas Xerneas Fairy Fairy
717 Yveltal Yveltal Dark Flying
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 IV

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
467 467 Magmortar Fire Pokémon Battle Revolution
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

Psychic is the only move of Alakazam and Gardevoir.

In the anime


In the manga

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga


In the movie adaptations


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga


In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga


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


In the Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King manga


In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga


In other generations

Psychic I.png Psychic II.png Psychic III.png Psychic DPPt.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
Psychic HGSS.png Psychic BW.png Psychic B2W2.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 BW 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
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 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

  • Psychic is the only move that has the same English name as that of one of the 18 types. If affixes were disregarded, this would apply to Fly as well.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 幻象術 Huànxiàng Shù
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Psychický útok
Denmark Flag.png Danish Telepati
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Psychisch
Finland Flag.png Finnish Psyko
Psykovoima (AG046)
France Flag.png French Psyko
Germany Flag.png German Psychokinese
Greece Flag.png Greek Ψυχισμός
India Flag.png Hindi मानसिक हमला Mansik Hamla,Dimagi Shakti
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
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
Generation I HMs
0102030405
Generation II TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
Generation II HMs
01020304050607
Generation III TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
Generation III HMs
0102030405060708
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
Generation VI TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100
Generation VI HMs
0102030405


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