Confusion (move)

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This article is about the Pokémon move. For the status condition, see Confusion (status condition).

Confusion
ねんりき Mindpower
Confusion IX.png
Confusion IX 2.png
Type  Psychic
Category  Special
PP  25 (max. 40)
Power  50
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  3 ♥♥♥
Startles the Pokémon that appealed before the user.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Quite an appealing move.

Confusion (Japanese: ねんりき Mindpower) is a damage-dealing Psychic-type move introduced in Generation I.

Effect

Confusion does damage and has a 10% chance of confusing the target.

Confusion can be used as the first move of a Pokémon Contest combination, causing Future Sight, Kinesis, Psychic, and Teleport to score double the normal appeal if used in the next turn. It can also be used to finish a combination, with the user gaining 2 bonus appeal points if Calm Mind, Kinesis, or Psychic was used in the previous turn.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Category  Special
PP  20
Agile Strong
Power  50  40  60
Accuracy  100%  100%  100%
Action speed modifier
Self  0  0  +5
Target  0  +3  0
Additional effect
   ?  ?
   ?  ?
   ?  ?
None

Description

Games Description
StadStad2 A Psychic-type attack. Has a one-in-ten chance of leaving the target confused.
GSC An attack that may cause confusion.
RSEColo.XD A psychic attack that may cause confusion.
FRLG A weak telekinetic attack that may also leave the foe confused.
DPPtHGSSPBR The foe is hit by a weak telekinetic force. It may also leave the foe confused.
BWB2W2 The target is hit by a weak telekinetic force. It may also leave the target confused.
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwShBDSP
The target is hit by a weak telekinetic force. This may also confuse the target.
LA The target is hit with a weak telekinetic force to inflict damage.
SV The target is hit with a weak telekinetic force to inflict damage. This may also confuse the target.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX
0012 Butterfree BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 1, 12RGB
1, 10Y
1, 10 1, 10 1, 10 1, 10 1, 10 1, 11SMUSUM
1PE
8
0048 Venonat BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 19Y 17 17 11 11 11 11SMUSUM
12PE
11BDSP 11
0049 Venomoth BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 1Y 17 17 11 11 11 11SMUSUM
1, 12PE
11BDSP 11
0054 Psyduck WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field 36 16 16 18 18BW
15B2W2
15XY
11ORAS
10SMUSUM
14PE
6 6
0055 Golduck WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field 39 1, 16 16 18 18BW
15B2W2
15XY
11ORAS
10SMUSUM
1, 14PE
6 1
0064 Kadabra PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 1, 16RGB
16Y
1, 16 1, 16 1, 16 1, 16 1, 16 1, 16SMUSUM
1PE
1, Evo.SwShBDSP
Evo.LA
0065 Alakazam PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 1, 16RGB
16Y
1, 16 1, 16 1, 16 1, 16 1, 16 1, 16SMUSUM
1PE
1SwShBDSP
6LA
0077 Ponyta
Ponyta
Galarian Form
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field 10
0078 Rapidash
Rapidash
Galarian Form
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Field Field 1
0079 Slowpoke WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1 1 20 20RSE
17FRLG
15 14 14 14SMUSUM
18PE
12 12
0079 Slowpoke
Slowpoke
Galarian Form
PsychicIC Big.png Monster Water 1 12 12
0080 Slowbro WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1 1 20 20RSE
17FRLG
15 14 14 14SMUSUM
18PE
12 12
0080 Slowbro
Slowbro
Galarian Form
PoisonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1 12 12
0096 Drowzee PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 17 18 18RSE
11FRLG
9 9 9 9 9BDSP 9
0097 Hypno PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 1, 17 1, 18 1, 18RSE
1, 11FRLG
1, 9 1, 9 1, 9 1, 9 1, 9BDSP 1
0102 Exeggcute GrassIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Grass Grass 19 19 27 27 27 27SMUSUM
14PE
20
0103 Exeggutor GrassIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Grass Grass 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0103 Exeggutor
Exeggutor
Alolan Form
GrassIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Grass Grass 1 1
0114 Tangela GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass 10PE
0122 Mr. Mime PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 1, 15 6 5 1 1 1 1 12SwShBDSP
1LA
0122 Mr. Mime
Mr. Mime
Galarian Form
IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 12
0124 Jynx IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 12PE 12
0144 Articuno
Articuno
Galarian Form
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 5 5
0150 Mewtwo PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0151 Mew PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1PE
0163 Hoothoot NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 34 34 21 21 21 10 9 9
0164 Noctowl NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 41 41 22 22 22 10 9 9
0196 Espeon PsychicIC Big.png Field Field 16 16 15 15BW
9B2W2
9 1, Evo. 1, Evo.SwShBDSP
Evo.LA
Evo.
0199 Slowking WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1 20 20RSE
17FRLG
15 14 14 14 12 12
0199 Slowking
Slowking
Galarian Form
PoisonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1 12 12
0200 Misdreavus GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 1BDSP
6LA
1
0203 Girafarig NormalIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Field 1, 7 13 1 1 1 1 5BDSP 5
0234 Stantler NormalIC Big.png Field Field 5LA
0238 Smoochum IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 21 21 15 15 15 15 12
0251 Celebi PsychicIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0269 Dustox BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 1, 10 1, 10 1, 10 1, 10XY
12ORAS
12 12BDSP
Evo.LA
0280 Ralts PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Human-Like Amorphous 6 6 6 6XY
4ORAS
4 6SwShBDSP
1LA
6
0281 Kirlia PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Human-Like Amorphous 1, 6 1, 6 1, 6 1, 6XY
1, 4ORAS
1, 4 1 1
0282 Gardevoir PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Human-Like Amorphous 1, 6 1, 6 1, 6 1, 6XY
1, 4ORAS
1, 4 1 1
0307 Meditite FightingIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 9 8 8 8XY
7ORAS
7 7BDSP 1
0308 Medicham FightingIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 1, 9 1, 8 1, 8 1, 8XY
1, 7ORAS
1, 7 1, 7BDSP 1
0325 Spoink PsychicIC Big.png Field Field 1BDSP 7
0326 Grumpig PsychicIC Big.png Field Field 1BDSP 1
0337 Lunatone RockIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 7 1 1 1 1 1
0338 Solrock RockIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 7 1 1 1 1 1
0343 Baltoy GroundIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 1 1 1 1 1 6
0344 Claydol GroundIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 1 1 1 1 1 1
0358 Chimecho PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 14 14 14 14XY
1, 10ORAS
1, 10 1, 10BDSP
6LA
1
0368 Gorebyss WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1 8 6 6 6XY
1ORAS
1 1BDSP
0375 Metang SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 20 1, 20 1, 20 1, 20 1, Evo. 1, Evo.
0376 Metagross SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 1, 20 1, 20 1, 20 1, 20 1 1
0380 Latias DragonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 15
0381 Latios DragonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 15
0385 Jirachi SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0413 Wormadam
Wormadam
Plant Cloak
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Bug 23 23 23 23 23BDSP
11LA
0413 Wormadam
Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
BugIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Bug Bug 23 23 23 23 23BDSP
11LA
0413 Wormadam
Wormadam
Trash Cloak
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug 23 23 23 23 23BDSP
11LA
0414 Mothim BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 23 23 23 23 23BDSP
11LA
0425 Drifloon GhostIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 1LA
0426 Drifblim GhostIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 1LA
0429 Mismagius GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 1BDSP
6LA
0433 Chingling PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 14 14 14XY
10ORAS
10 10BDSP
6LA
10
0436 Bronzor SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 1 1 1 1 1SwShBDSP
6LA
1
0437 Bronzong SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 1 1 1 1 1SwShBDSP
6LA
1
0439 Mime Jr. PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1 1 1 12SwShBDSP
1LA
0475 Gallade PsychicIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Human-Like Amorphous 1, 6 1, 6 1, 6XY
1, 4ORAS
1, 4 1 1
0480 Uxie PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 21DP
1PtHGSS
1 1 1 1 1
0481 Mesprit PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 21DP
1PtHGSS
1 1 1 1 1
0482 Azelf PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 21DP
1PtHGSS
1 1 1 1 1
0488 Cresselia PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1 1 1 1SwShBDSP
6LA
1
0489 Phione WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Fairy 6LA
0490 Manaphy WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Fairy 6LA
0493 Arceus NormalIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 6LA
0494 Victini PsychicIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1 1 1
0527 Woobat PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Field Flying 1 1 1 5
0528 Swoobat PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Field Flying 1 1 1 1
0561 Sigilyph PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 1
0574 Gothita PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 3 3 3 1 1
0575 Gothorita PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 1, 3 1, 3 1, 3 1 1
0576 Gothitelle PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 1, 3 1, 3 1, 3 1 1
0577 Solosis PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 1
0578 Duosion PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 1
0579 Reuniclus PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 1
0605 Elgyem PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1 1
0606 Beheeyem PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1 1
0648 Meloetta NormalIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 11 11 1, 11 1
0677 Espurr PsychicIC Big.png Field Field 9 9 9
0678 Meowstic PsychicIC Big.png Field Field 9 1, 9 9
0678 Meowstic
Meowstic
Female
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field 9 1, 9 9
0720 Hoopa
Hoopa
Confined
PsychicIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1 1
0720 Hoopa
Hoopa
Unbound
PsychicIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1ORAS 1 1
0765 Oranguru NormalIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Field 1 1 1
0779 Bruxish WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2 9 9
0786 Tapu Lele PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1
0792 Lunala PsychicIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1
0800 Necrozma PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1
0800 Necrozma
Necrozma
Dusk Mane
PsychicIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1USUM 1
0800 Necrozma
Necrozma
Dawn Wings
PsychicIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1USUM 1
0825 Dottler BugIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Bug Bug 1, Evo.
0826 Orbeetle BugIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Bug Bug 1
0856 Hatenna PsychicIC Big.png Fairy Fairy 1 1
0857 Hattrem PsychicIC Big.png Fairy Fairy 1 1
0858 Hatterene PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Fairy 1 1
0866 Mr. Rime IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 12
0898 Calyrex PsychicIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1
0898 Calyrex
Calyrex
Ice Rider
PsychicIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1
0898 Calyrex
Calyrex
Shadow Rider
PsychicIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1
0899 Wyrdeer NormalIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Field 5LA
0954 Rabsca BugIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Bug Bug 1
0955 Flittle PsychicIC Big.png Flying Flying 5
0956 Espathra PsychicIC Big.png Flying Flying 5
0981 Farigiraf NormalIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Field 5
1015 Munkidori PoisonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1
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 Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII IX
0007 Squirtle WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
0032 Nidoran♂ PoisonIC Big.png Monster Field
0063 Abra PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
0114 Tangela GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
0187 Hoppip GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Fairy Grass BDSP
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Form change

Generation VII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0800 Necrozma PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered Having no other movesUSUM
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation VIII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0800 Necrozma PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered Having no other moves
0898 Calyrex PsychicIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered Having no other moves
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Confusion deals damage and may leave the target confused.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDRB 5 - 22 - 100% - Front Enemy No
MDTDS 5 - 22 - 85% - Front Enemy No
BSL 5 - 22 - 85% - Front Enemy No
MDGtI 5 99 18 50 95% 98% Front Enemy No
SMD 5 99 18 40 95% 98% Front Enemy No
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Super Smash Bros. series

Mewtwo uses Confusion as its side special move. The move acts as a grab, ignoring shields while flipping the opponent in midair. Additionally, the move is capable of reflecting projectiles, although they would not damage the initial user of the projectile in Super Smash Bros. Melee. This was fixed in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U.

Pokémon Conquest

 
>
 
Stars: ★★
Power: 29
Accuracy: 100%
Effect: 10% chance to confuse the target
Users: Ralts   Chingling   Gothita
Grid assumes the user is in the square marked by > facing to the right.
Orange squares indicate spaces that are hit.
Red squares indicate the knockback on hit Pokémon.
A blue square indicates the user's position after performing the move.

Pokémon GO

GO Psychic.png Confusion
Fast Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 20
Energy boost 15
Duration 1.6 seconds
Damage window 0.6 - 1.6 seconds
Confusion GO.png
Trainer Battles
Power 16
Energy boost 12
Turns 4
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
ButterfreeVenonatVenomothGolduckKadabraAlakazamSlowpokeSlowpoke (Galarian Form)SlowbroSlowbro (Galarian Form)DrowzeeHypnoExeggcuteExeggutorMr. MimeMr. Mime (Galarian Form)JynxArticuno (Galarian Form)MewtwoMewtwo (Armored Mewtwo)EspeonSlowkingSlowking (Galarian Form)GirafarigCelebiDustoxRaltsKirliaGardevoirMedititeLunatoneSolrockBaltoyClaydolGorebyssJirachiWormadam (Plant Cloak)Wormadam (Sandy Cloak)Wormadam (Trash Cloak)BronzorBronzongMime Jr.GalladeUxieMespritAzelfCresseliaVictiniWoobatSwoobatGothitaGothoritaGothitelleElgyemBeheeyemMeloetta (Aria Forme)EspurrMeowstic (Male)Meowstic (Female)Hoopa (Confined)Hoopa (Unbound)OranguruBruxishTapu LeleLunalaMr. Rime
By Elite Fast TM
By GO Snapshot
Smeargle
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Gyms & Raids
  • July 30, 2016
    • Power: 12 → 15
    • Energy boost: 7 → 14
  • February 16, 2017
    • Power: 15 → 20
    • Energy boost: 14 → 10
    • Duration: 1.51 → 2.1 seconds
    • Damage window: 1.31 - 1.51 → 0.6 - 1.6 seconds
  • February 21, 2017
    • Energy boost: 10 → 15
    • Duration: 2.1 → 1.6 seconds
Trainer Battles
  • January 31, 2019
    • Power: 12 → 16

Pokémon Rumble Rush

PsychicIC RR.png Confusion
★★
Attack power 47.05378
Charge time 0.9 seconds
Range type Circular (ranged)
Number of hits 1
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect May confuse the foe
Confusion Rumble Rush.png

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Cost in move-gauge slots MP
(uses)
Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag(s) Description Playable sync pair(s)
Special 1 18 21 100% An opponent Has a chance (10%) of leaving the target confused. Liza & Lunatone
Giovanni & Mewtwo (before Mega Evolving only)
Sabrina (New Year's 2022) & Chingling
Sygna Suit Dawn & Cresselia (Direct link)
Lucian & Girafarig
Sygna Suit Hilda & Victini (Direct link)
Bede (Champion) & Articuno (Galarian Form)
Scottie/Bettie & Mesprit (Direct link)
Scottie/Bettie & Exeggcute/Exeggutor Egg
  • Description prior to Version 2.10.0*: Has a very small chance of leaving the target confused.

Pokémon UNITE

In Pokémon UNITE, Confusion is Mr. Mime's and Gardevoir's first move and Hoopa's second move

Mr. Mime can obtain it by reaching level 4 and upgrading Fake Out into it instead of Psychic. The user fires a wave of psychic energy, damaging and knocking enemies back. Enemies hit into a wall take bonus damage and are stunned for 1.5s. Enemies debuffed by Guard Swap take bonus damage and are stunned, but are not knocked back. At level 11, its damage is increased.

Gardevoir starts with the move as Ralts. The user fires a piercing bolt, damaging enemies. At level 7 at Kirlia stage, the move is replaced by either Psychic or Moonblast.

Hoopa starts with the move. The user unleashes a telekinetic force in the designated direction, dealing damage to the first opposing Pokémon it hits. The telekinetic force clings to that Pokémon and then causes a delayed explosion. The explosion deals damage to opposing Pokémon in the area of effect and decreases their movement speed for a short time. At level 4, this move is replaced by either Hyperspace Hole or Trick.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target. It may also leave the target confused.
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target. It may also afflict the targeted enemy with a Confused status condition, which makes its movements and attacks go astray.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる しかも いっていのかくりつで こんらんじょうたいにかえる
Conq. The target is hit by a weak telekinetic force. It may also leave the target confused.
MDGtI It damages an enemy. It could also cause the Confused status condition. The Confused status impairs its sense of direction.
SMD It damages an enemy. It could also make the enemy confused.


In the anime

Main series


Pokédex entries

Episode Subject Source Entry
EP182 Confusion Ash's Pokédex Confusion. This powerful Psychic attack confuses an opponent and weakens it as well.

Pokémon Origins


In the manga

Ash & Pikachu


How I Became a Pokémon Card


Pokémon Adventures


  • Blaine's Mewtwo was revealed to know Confusion on the official website, but it was never shown using the move.
  • A wild Dustox was revealed to know Confusion on the official website, but it was never shown using the move.

Pokémon Colosseum Snatcher Leo


Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys


Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • The English name of this move is semantically dissimilar to its Japanese name, ねんりき Nenriki, which can be translated to mean mindpower. This has been known to cause some confusion when depicted in the English dub of the anime.
  • In the anime, Confusion seems to have exactly the same effect as the move Psychic.
  • A majority of the time when Confusion is featured in the Pokémon Trading Card Game, it causes the Defending Pokémon to be Paralyzed rather than Confused.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 念力 Nihmlihk *
精神念力 Jīngsàhn Nihmlihk
Mandarin 念力 Niànlì
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Zmatení
Denmark Flag.png Danish Forvirring
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Verwarring
Finland Flag.png Finnish Sekaannus (Original Series)
Hämmennys (Advanced Generation)
France Flag.png French Choc Mental
Germany Flag.png German Konfusion
Greece Flag.png Greek Σύγχυση Sýgchysi
India Flag.png Hindi चक्रादों Chakraado, Uljhan me daalna
Italy Flag.png Italian Confusione
South Korea Flag.png Korean 염동력 Yeomdongnyeok
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Forvirring
Poland Flag.png Polish Zamęt
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Confusão
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Confusão (Pokémon Chronicles)
Romania Flag.png Romanian Confuzie
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Zbunjivanje
Spain Flag.png Spanish Confusión
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Förvirring
Thailand Flag.png Thai จิตตานุภาพ
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Karmaşa
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Gây Rối


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