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Psystrike (move)

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サイコブレイク Psycho Break
Type  Psychic
Category  Special
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  100
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation V
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Condition  Cool
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
An appealing move that can be used repeatedly without boring the audience.

Psystrike (Japanese: サイコブレイク Psycho Break) is a damage-dealing Psychic-type move introduced in Generation V. It is the signature move of Mewtwo and can be seen as a stronger version of Psyshock.


Psystrike inflicts physical damage. Despite being classified as a special move, this move calculates damage using the user's Special Attack and the opponent's Defense stat (similar to Psyshock and Secret Sword).


Games Description
The user materializes an odd psychic wave to attack the target. This attack does physical damage.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo Psychic Psychic 100 100
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

By event

Generation V

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
150 150 MewtwoLv.70 Psychic Pokémon Smash! Mewtwo
February 2012 Mewtwo
Strongest Return Mewtwo
Spring 2012 Mewtwo
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

Psystrike is the only move of Mewtwo.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U

For Mewtwo's Final Smash, it transforms into Mega Mewtwo Y and then uses Psystrike.

In the anime

None.png Mewtwo Psystrike.png Mega Mewtwo Y Psystrike.png None.png
Mewtwo Mega Mewtwo Y
The user creates a force field which explodes at the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo creates a white force field that expands rapidly from around it and explodes on contact with the opponent.
Mewtwo (Best Wishes series) Mewtwo — Prologue to Awakening Debut
150MY Mewtwo Mewtwo creates a white force field that expands rapidly from around it and explodes on contact with the opponent.
Mewtwo (Best Wishes series) Genesect and the Legend Awakened None

In the manga

In the movie adaptations

In other generations

Psystrike BW.png Psystrike B2W2.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
Generation I
Generation II Generation II
Generation II
Crystal Generation III Generation III
Generation III
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
Generation IV
PtHGSS HGSS BW BW B2W2 Generation V
Generation V
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
France Flag.png French Frappe Psy
Germany Flag.png German Psychostoß
Italy Flag.png Italian Psicobotta
South Korea Flag.png Korean 사이코브레이크 Psycho Break
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Psicoimpacto
Spain Flag.png Spanish Onda Mental

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