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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.

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.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSS The user tears at the foe with blades formed by psychic power. It has a high critical-hit ratio.
PMDTDS Inflicts damage on the target. It has a high critical-hit rate.
BWB2W2
XY
The user tears at the target with blades formed by psychic power. Critical hits land more easily.
Conq The user tears at the target with blades formed by psychic power. It has a high critical-hit ratio.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
064 Kadabra Kadabra Psychic Psychic 34 40 40
065 Alakazam Alakazam Psychic Psychic 34 40 40
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo Psychic Psychic 50 43 36
359 Absol Absol Dark Dark 60 60 49 47
475 Gallade Gallade Psychic Fighting 31 36 36
488 Cresselia Cresselia Psychic Psychic 66 66 --, 66
686 Inkay Inkay Dark Psychic     39
687 Malamar Malamar Dark Psychic     39
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
096 Drowzee Drowzee Psychic Psychic KadabraAlakazam KadabraAlakazam KadabraAlakazam
307 Meditite Meditite Fighting Psychic KadabraAlakazam KadabraAlakazam KadabraAlakazam
327 Spinda Spinda Normal Normal KadabraAlakazamAbsol KadabraAlakazamAbsol KadabraAlakazamAbsol
624 Pawniard Pawniard Dark Steel no KadabraAlakazam KadabraAlakazam
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
096 096 Drowzee Psychic Dream World - Spooky Manor
624 624 Pawniard Dark Steel Dream World - Spooky Manor
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

Psycho Cut is the only move of Gallade.

     
     
     
  ^  
     
★★★
Orange squares indicate hit area.
Blue squares indicate area Pokémon the Pokémon will need to move to perform the move.
Red squares indicate the knockback on hit Pokémon.
Table assumes the Pokémon is in the square marked by ^.

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.

In the anime

Astrid Absol Psycho Cut.png Zoey Gallade Psycho Cut.png Zoey Gallade Psycho Cut circles.png None.png
Absol Gallade Variation with circles
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 the opponent, or Gallade's forearms glow light blue and they extend in the back. Gallade then slices the opponent with its forearms.
Zoey's Gallade A Grand Fight for Winning! Debut
359 Absol Absol releases a purple crescent-like blade from its horn at the opponent
Astrid's Absol Mega Evolution Special I None
Magnus's Absol The Bonds of Evolution! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

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)
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
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)
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

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 幻象斬 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
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Cortador Psíquico
Spain Flag.png Spanish Psico-corte
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Psiko Kesici


Variations of the move Slash
Physical Cross PoisonNight SlashPsycho CutShadow ClawSlash
Formerly a variation
Physical Leaf Blade


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