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Psycho Shift (move)

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Psycho Shift
サイコシフト Psycho Shift
Psycho Shift V.png
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Type  Psychic
Category  Status
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  —
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 IV
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Points equal 4 minus voltage of judge
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Raises the score if the Voltage is low.

Psycho Shift (Japanese: サイコシフト Psycho Shift) is a non-damaging Psychic-type move introduced in Generation IV.

Effect

Psycho Shift cures any non-volatile status condition the user has and afflicts the target with it.

It will not transfer volatile status conditions, such as confusion. It will fail if the target is immune to the status condition (such as via type, Ability, Safeguard, or by already having a status condition).

If a badly poisoned Pokémon uses Psycho Shift, its target will be badly poisoned. Psycho Shift can be used to transfer sleep when used via Sleep Talk.

Generation IV

Psycho Shift will cure the user, then inflict the status condition on the opponent. Therefore, if Psycho Shift is used on a Pokémon with Synchronize, Synchronize will activate and afflict the user of Psycho Shift with that status condition again (if the user of Psycho Shift is susceptible to the status condition).

Generation V

Psycho Shift will inflicting the status condition on the target, then cure the user. Therefore, if Psycho Shift is used on a Pokémon with Synchronize, the user of Psycho Shift will already be afflicted with a status condition when Synchronize activates.

Generation VI

Psycho Shift's accuracy changed from 90% to 100%.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
Using its psychic power of suggestion, the user transfers its status problems to the target.
XY Using its psychic power of suggestion, the user transfers its status conditions to the target.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
163 Hoothoot Hoothoot Normal Flying 41 49 49
164 Noctowl Noctowl Normal Flying 47 57 57
177 Natu Natu Psychic Flying 33 33 33
178 Xatu Xatu Psychic Flying 37 37 37
380 Latias Latias Dragon Psychic 50 50 50
381 Latios Latios Dragon Psychic 50 50 50
386 Deoxys Deoxys Psychic Psychic 57 57 57
488 Cresselia Cresselia Psychic Psychic 75 75 --, 75
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
063 Abra Abra* Psychic Psychic no no Spinda
175 Togepi Togepi Fairy Fairy HoothootNoctowlNatuXatu HoothootNoctowlNatuXatu HoothootNoctowlNatuXatu
198 Murkrow Murkrow Dark Flying HoothootNoctowlNatuXatu HoothootNoctowlNatuXatu HoothootNoctowlNatuXatu
327 Spinda Spinda* Normal Normal no no Woobat
527 Woobat Woobat Psychic Flying no no HoothootNoctowlNatuXatu
561 Sigilyph Sigilyph Psychic Flying no HoothootNoctowlNatuXatu HoothootNoctowlNatuXatu
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 manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Psycho Shift 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

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 幻象轉移 Huànxiàng Zhuǎnyí
France Flag.png French Échange Psy*
Echange Psy*
Germany Flag.png German Psybann
Greece Flag.png Greek Τηλεμεταβίβαση
Italy Flag.png Italian Psicotrasfer
South Korea Flag.png Korean 사이코시프트 Psycho Shift
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Mudança Psíquica
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Psihička Smena
Spain Flag.png Spanish Psicocambio*
Psico-cambio*


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