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%
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Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation V
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Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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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.


Psystrike inflicts physical damage. Despite being classified as 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 ''''
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
Mighty 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.

In other generations

Psystrike BW.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
Generation I
Generation II Generation II
Generation II
Crystal Generation III Generation III
Generation III
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
Generation IV
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
Generation V
Generation VI XY ORAS Generation VII SMUSUM LGPE Generation VIII 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


  • Despite being Mewtwo's signature move, it was introduced four generations after Mewtwo was introduced.
  • In Pokémon Rumble Blast, the charging animation of this move is similar to the animation of a Pokémon charging up a healing move.

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
Spain Flag.png Spanish Onda Mental

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