Psybeam (move)

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サイケこうせん Psyche-beam
Type  Psychic
Category  Special
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  65
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
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Does not affect any Pokémon*
Introduced  [[Generation {{{gen}}}]]
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jam  0  
Scrambles the order of appeals on the next turn.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs first in the turn.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Psybeam (Japanese: サイケこうせん Psyche-beam) is a Psychic-type move introduced in Generation I that deals a small amount of damage.


Generation I

Psybeam does damage and has a 9.8% chance of confusing the opponent.

Psybeam can't confuse an opponent that is already confused.

In Stadium, Psybeam can't confuse an opponent that has a Substitute.

In the anime


Kadabra. Kadabra's eyes glow red. Rainbow colored cirlces are relased and shot towards the foe.

Venonat. A multicolored beam is created from Venonat's eyes.

Espeon. It red gem on its head creates a multicolored beam.

Girafarig. A multicolored beam is created between its horns.

Combee. A multicolored beam is created from Combee's three faces' eyes.

Mothim. A multicolored beam is created from Mothim's eyes.


Generation I

By leveling up

Generation II

By leveling up

Generation III

By leveling up

Generation IV

By leveling up

In other languages

French: Rafale Psy, German: Psystrahl, Italian: Psicoraggio, Spanish: Psicorrayo

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