Psycho Cut (move)

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Psycho Cut
サイコカッター Psycho Cutter
Psycho Cut.png
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Type  Psychic
Category  Physical
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  70
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs first in the turn.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Quite an appealing move.

Psycho Cut (Japanese: サイコカッター Psycho Cutter) is a damage-dealing Psychic-type move introduced in Generation IV.

Effect

Psycho Cut deals damage and has an increased critical hit ratio.

Psycho Cut can also be used as part of a Contest Spectacular combination, with the user gaining extra three appeal points if the move Focus Energy was used in the prior turn.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSSPBR The user tears at the foe with blades formed by psychic power. It has a high critical-hit ratio.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SM
The user tears at the target with blades formed by psychic power. Critical hits land more easily.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
064 Kadabra Kadabra
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 34 40 40XY
28ORAS
28
065 Alakazam Alakazam
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 34 40 40XY
28ORAS
28
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 50 43 36 36
359 Absol Absol
DarkIC Big.png Field Field 60 60BW
49B2W2
47XY
37ORAS
37
475 Gallade Gallade
PsychicIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 31 36 36XY
31ORAS
31
488 Cresselia Cresselia
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 66 66 1, 66 1, 66
686 Inkay Inkay
DarkIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 2 39 39
687 Malamar Malamar
DarkIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 2 39 39
798 Kartana Kartana
GrassIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 67
800 Necrozma Necrozma
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 37
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 Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
096 Drowzee Drowzee
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
307 Meditite Meditite
FightingIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
327 Spinda Spinda
NormalIC Big.png Field Human-Like
624 Pawniard Pawniard
DarkIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
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 Types Egg Groups Obtained with
096 Drowzee Drowzee
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like Dream World - Spooky Manor
624 Pawniard Pawniard
DarkIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like Dream World - Spooky Manor
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Super Smash Bros. series

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Cresselia appears on the Spear Pillar stage, often shooting Psycho Cuts around the field and sometimes shooting one large Psycho Cut as if it were a boomerang, hitting anyone that touches it.

Pokémon Conquest

 
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Table assumes the user is in the square marked by > facing to the right.
Orange squares indicate spaces that are hit.
Red squares indicate the knockback on hit Pokémon.
A blue square indicates the user's position after performing the move.
★★★
Power = 38 | Accuracy = 100% | Effect = Has a high critical hit ratio
Used by : Gallade

Pokémon GO

Psycho Cut
Fast Attack
Type Psychic
Power 5
Energy boost 8%
Duration 0.6 seconds
Eligible Pokémon:
KadabraAlakazamMewtwo
  • Prior to an update to Niantic's servers on July 30, 2016, Psycho Cut had a power of 15.
  • Prior to an update to Niantic's servers on February 16, 2017, Psycho Cut had a power of 7, an energy gain of 7%, and a duration of 0.57 seconds.
  • Prior to an update to Niantic's servers on February 21, 2017, Psycho Cut had a power of 8 and a duration of 1.07 seconds.

Description

Games Description
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target. It has a high critical-hit rate.
Conq. The user tears at the target with blades formed by psychic power. It has a high critical-hit ratio.

In the anime

Astrid Absol Psycho Cut.png Zoey Gallade Psycho Cut.png Zoey Gallade Psycho Cut circles.png Malamar Psycho Cut.png
Absol Gallade Variation with circles Malamar
Both of the user's hands glow blue and it uses them to slice the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
475 Gallade Gallade's forearms glow light blue and both of them grow and extend in the back. Gallade then swings its arms repeatedly and multiple light blue crescent blades or light blue rings of energy comes out of them and hits or slices the opponent with its forearms, or Gallade releases a pink crescent-like blade of energy from its head towards the opponent.
Zoey's Gallade A Grand Fight for Winning! Debut
Woodward's Gallade Mending a Broken Spirit! None
359 Absol Absol releases a purple crescent-like blade of energy from its horn at the opponent.
Astrid's Absol Mega Evolution Special I None
Magnus's Absol The Bonds of Evolution! None
359M Absol Mega Absol releases a purple crescent-like blade of energy from its horn at the opponent.
A Trainer's Absol Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction None
Astrid's Absol Valuable Experience for All! It was shown as an Absol using the move, even though it was most likely meant to be a Mega Absol when it used the move.
687 Malamar Malamar releases a pink cresent-like blade of energy from one of its tentacles at the opponent.
Multiple wild Malamar Facing the Grand Design! None
Xerosic's Malamar The Right Hero for the Right Job! None
065M Alakazam Mega Alakazam forms five pink cresent-like blades of energy in front of its body. It then fires the blades at the opponent.
A Trainer's Alakazam Mega Evolution Special IV None

In the manga

In the Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition ~ Ranse's Color Picture Scroll ~ manga

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In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Core series games

Psycho Cut IV.png Psycho Cut V.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)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI 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

Spin-off series games

Psycho Cut PBR.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)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI 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
Psycho Cut Battrio.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)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI 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
Chinese Cantonese 精神利刃 Jīngsàhn Leihyahn *
幻象斬 Waahnjeuhng Jáam *
Mandarin 精神利刃 Jīngshén Lìrèn *
幻象斬 / 幻象斩 Huànxiàng Zhǎn *
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Psycho Snij
France Flag.png French Coupe Psycho
Germany Flag.png German Psychoklinge
Greece Flag.png Greek Ψυχοδρέπανο
Italy Flag.png Italian Psicotaglio
South Korea Flag.png Korean 사이코커터 Psycho Cutter
Poland Flag.png Polish Psycho cięcie
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Corte Psíquico
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Corte Psíquico
Spain Flag.png Spanish Psicocorte*
Psico-corte*
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Psiko Kesici
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Phi Đao Siêu Linh


Variations of the move Slash
Physical SlashCross PoisonNight SlashPsycho CutShadow Claw
Formerly a variation
Physical Leaf Blade


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