Psycho Boost (move)

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Psycho Boost
サイコブースト Psycho Boost
Psycho Boost IX.png
Psycho Boost IX 2.png
Type  Psychic
Category  Special
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  140
Accuracy  90%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Smart
Appeal  6 ♥♥♥♥♥♥
Jam  0  
After this move, the user is more easily startled.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +3 if the Pokémon that just went hit max Voltage.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  6 ♥♥♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
A very appealing move, but after using this move, the user is more easily startled.

Psycho Boost (Japanese: サイコブースト Psycho Boost) is a damage-dealing Psychic-type move introduced in Generation III. It is the signature move of Deoxys.

Effect

Psycho Boost inflicts damage and lowers the user's Special Attack stat by two stages.

Psycho Boost can be used as the second move of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining 6 bonus appeal points if Calm Mind was used in the previous turn.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Sword and Shield

Psycho Boost cannot be selected in a battle.

Generation IX

In Versions 1.0 to 2.0.2 of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, Psycho Boost could not be selected in a battle. Starting with Version 3.0.0, it is usable and functions the same as it did in previous generations.

Description

Games Description
RSEColo.XD Allows a full-power attack, but sharply lowers Sp. Atk.
FRLG An intense attack that also sharply reduces the user's Sp. Atk stat.
DPPtHGSSPBR The user attacks the foe at full power. The attack's recoil sharply reduces the user's Sp. Atk stat.
BWB2W2 The user attacks the target at full power. The attack's recoil harshly reduces the user's Sp. Atk stat.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwSh*BDSPLA
SV*
The user attacks the target at full power. The attack's recoil harshly lowers the user's Sp. Atk stat.
SwSh*
SV*
This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0386 Deoxys
Deoxys
All forms
PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 45 89 89 89XY
67ORAS
67 67 67
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation III

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0249 Lugia PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered Purified Shadow PokémonXD
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0386 Deoxys
DeoxysLv. 50
All forms
PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs - Deoxys and the Odd Temple
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 IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0386 Deoxys
DeoxysLv. 50
Normal Forme
PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 10th Movie Deoxys
GameStop Deoxys
Nintendo of Korea Deoxys
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

Psycho Boost deals damage. The user's Special Attack is then decreased by two stages.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDRB 28 - 8 - 90% - Front Enemy No
MDTDS 44 - 5 - 88% - Front Enemy No
BSL 44 - 5 - 88% - Front Enemy No
SMD 40 50 10 30 92% 98% 4 tiles away Enemy Yes
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon GO

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In Pokémon GO, Psycho Boost is a Charged Attack that has been available since October 1, 2018.

GO Psychic.png Psycho Boost
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 70
Energy cost 50
Duration 4 seconds
Damage window 3.5 - 4 seconds
Trainer Battles
Power 70
Energy cost 35
Secondary effect GO drop arrow.png 2 Attack
Effect chance 100%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
DeoxysDeoxysDeoxysDeoxys
By Elite Charged TM
By GO Snapshot
Smeargle
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Trainer Battles
  • December 11, 2019
    • Energy cost: 40 → 35
    • Secondary effect added

Pokémon Rumble Rush

PsychicIC RR.png Psycho Boost
★★★★★
Attack power 51.53108
Charge time 0.58 seconds
Range type Circular (ranged)
Number of hits 1
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect Lowers the user's Attack
Psycho Boost Rumble Rush.png

Pokémon Masters EX

Name Category Cost in move-gauge slots MP
(uses)
Base power Max power Accuracy Target Effect tag(s) Description Playable sync pair(s)
Psycho Boost Special 4 200 240 90% An opponent Lowers the user's Sp. Atk by two stat ranks. Sygna Suit Steven & Deoxys (Attack Forme, Defense Forme, and Speed Forme)
3 Sygna Suit Steven & Deoxys (Normal Forme, only after using "Try This!")
Sync move(s)
Name Category State Base power Max power Target Effect tag Description Playable sync pair
Space Rocks Psycho Boost Special Default 200 240 An opponent The more the user's stats are raised, the greater the power of this attack. Sygna Suit Steven & Deoxys
6★ EX 300 360
6★ EX with EX role The sync buff is doubled the first time a sync move is used.

Notes:

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target. However, it also lowers the user's Special Attack by two levels.
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target. But it also reduces the user's Special Attack by 2 levels.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる ただし じぶんのとくこうが 2だんかい さがってしまう
MDGtI IconKanji2MD.pngUNUSED
SMD It damages a Pokémon, even one far away. But it also sharply lowers your Sp. Atk. The stat returns to normal when you go to the next floor or step on a IconTileSMD.pngWonder Tile.


In the anime

Main series

Deoxys purple crystal Psycho Boost.png
Attack Forme Deoxys (M07)
Deoxys Psycho Boost.png
Attack Forme Deoxys (AG171)
The user forms a glowing ball of energy and shoots it at the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Deoxys Attack Forme Deoxys creates a glowing multi-colored ball of energy in between its tentacles and fires it at the opponent.
Deoxys (Purple Crystal) Destiny Deoxys Debut
Deoxys (anime) Pokémon Ranger - Deoxys Crisis! (Part 1) None


Pokémon Generations

Deoxys Psycho Boost PG.png
Attack Forme Deoxys


The user forms a glowing ball of energy and shoots it at the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Deoxys Attack Forme Deoxys creates a glowing multi-colored ball of energy in between its tentacles and fires it at the opponent.
Trainer's Deoxys The Scoop Debut


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 精神突進 Jīngsàhn Dahtjeun *
精神提升 Jīngsàhn Tàihsīng *
Mandarin 精神突進 / 精神突进 Jīngshén Tūjìn *
精神提升 Jīngshen Tíshēng *
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Psycho Bol
France Flag.png French Psycho-BoostVIII+
Psycho BoostIIIVII
Germany Flag.png German Psyschub
Greece Flag.png Greek Ψυχική Επιτάχυνση
Italy Flag.png Italian Psicoslancio
South Korea Flag.png Korean 사이코부스트 Saikobuseuteu
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Impulso Psíquico
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Psicobola
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Psihičko Pojačanje
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Psico-impulso
Spain Flag.png Spain Psicoataque
Thailand Flag.png Thai ไซโคบูสท์
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Khuếch Đại Siêu Linh


Variations of the move Overheat
SpecialIC HOME.png OverheatDraco MeteorLeaf StormFleur Cannon
Formerly a variation
SpecialIC HOME.png Psycho Boost


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