Psycho Cut (move)

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Psycho Cut
サイコカッター Psycho Cutter
Psycho Cut IX.png
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Type  Psychic
Category  Physical
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  70
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs first in the turn.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Quite an appealing move.

Psycho Cut (Japanese: サイコカッター Psycho Cutter) is a damage-dealing Psychic-type move introduced in Generation IV. It was TM69 in Pokémon Sword and Shield.

Effect

Psycho Cut deals damage and has an increased critical hit ratio. If used by a Pokémon with Sharpness, its power is increased by 50%.

Psycho Cut can also be used as part of a Contest Spectacular combination, with the user gaining extra three appeal points if the move Focus Energy was used in the prior turn.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Category  Physical
PP  15
Agile Strong
Power  70  55  85
Accuracy  100%  100%  100%
Action speed modifier
Self  0  0  +5
Target  0  +3  0
Additional effect
Crit. stage  +1  +1  +2
   ?  ?
   ?  ?
Has an increased critical-hit ratio

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSSPBR The user tears at the foe with blades formed by psychic power. It has a high critical-hit ratio.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwShBDSP
The user tears at the target with blades formed by psychic power. Critical hits land more easily.
LA
SV
The user tears at the target with blades formed by psychic power. This move has a heightened chance of landing a critical hit.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0064 Kadabra PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 34 40 40XY
28ORAS
28 20 20 18
0065 Alakazam PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 34 40 40XY
28ORAS
28 20 20 18
0078 Rapidash
Rapidash
Galarian Form
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Field Field 1, Evo.
0144 Articuno
Articuno
Galarian Form
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 35 35
0150 Mewtwo PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 50 43 36 36 16 16 16
0359 Absol DarkIC Big.png Field Field 60 60BW
49B2W2
47XY
37ORAS
37 - -
0475 Gallade PsychicIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Human-Like Amorphous 31 36 36XY
31ORAS
31 42 42 18 42
0480 Uxie PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered - - - - - - - Rem.*
0481 Mesprit PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered - - - - - - - Rem.*
0482 Azelf PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered - - - - - - - Rem.*
0488 Cresselia PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 66 66 1, 66 1, 66 36 36 19 36
0686 Inkay DarkIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 2 39 39 27 27
0687 Malamar DarkIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 2 39 39 27 27
0798 Kartana GrassIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 67 -
0800 Necrozma
Necrozma
All available forms
PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 37 32 32
0858 Hatterene PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Fairy 1, Evo. Evo.
0937 Ceruledge FireIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 56
0976 Veluza WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2 40
1006 Iron Valiant FairyIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 35
1022 Iron Boulder RockIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 28
1023 Iron Crown SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 35
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 Egg Groups Egg Move
0096 Drowzee PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
0307 Meditite FightingIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
0327 Spinda NormalIC Big.png Field Human-Like
0624 Pawniard DarkIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like -
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM/Move Tutor

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Compatibility
0064 Kadabra PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
0065 Alakazam PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
0078 Rapidash
Rapidash
Galarian Form
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Field Field
0103 Exeggutor GrassIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Grass Grass
0121 Starmie WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
0123 Scyther BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0124 Jynx IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
0141 Kabutops RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
0144 Articuno
Articuno
Galarian Form
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0150 Mewtwo PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0151 Mew PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0212 Scizor BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0215 Sneasel DarkIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Field Field
0251 Celebi PsychicIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0359 Absol DarkIC Big.png Field Field
0375 Metang SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0376 Metagross SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0380 Latias DragonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0381 Latios DragonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0461 Weavile DarkIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Field Field
0475 Gallade PsychicIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Human-Like Amorphous
0480 Uxie PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0481 Mesprit PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0482 Azelf PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0488 Cresselia PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0503 Samurott
Samurott
Hisuian Form
WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field
0510 Liepard DarkIC Big.png Field Field
0527 Woobat PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Field Flying
0528 Swoobat PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Field Flying
0561 Sigilyph PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0612 Haxorus DragonIC Big.png Dragon Dragon
0624 Pawniard DarkIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
0625 Bisharp DarkIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
0679 Honedge SteelIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0680 Doublade SteelIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0681 Aegislash SteelIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0686 Inkay DarkIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 2
0687 Malamar DarkIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 2
0722 Rowlet GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying -
0723 Dartrix GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying -
0724 Decidueye GrassIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0724 Decidueye
Decidueye
Hisuian Form
GrassIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0754 Lurantis GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
0786 Tapu Lele PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0792 Lunala PsychicIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0798 Kartana GrassIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0800 Necrozma
Necrozma
All forms
PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0826 Orbeetle BugIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0858 Hatterene PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Fairy
0888 Zacian
Zacian
All forms
FairyIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0897 Spectrier GhostIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0898 Calyrex
Calyrex
Shadow Rider
PsychicIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0900 Kleavor BugIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Bug Bug
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 V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0096 Drowzee PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like Dream World - Spooky Manor
0624 Pawniard DarkIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like Dream World - Spooky Manor
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 Cut inflicts damage. The move has an increased critical hit ratio (30% in the Explorers and Adventure Squad series).

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDTDS 10 - 14 - 88% - Front Enemy Yes
BSL 10 - 14 - 88% - Front Enemy Yes
SMD 12 99 17 40 85% 98% Front Enemy Yes
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Super Smash Bros. series

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Cresselia appears on the Spear Pillar stage, often shooting Psycho Cuts around the field and sometimes shooting one large Psycho Cut as if it were a boomerang, hitting anyone that touches it.

Pokémon Conquest

 
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Stars: ★★★
Power: 38
Accuracy: 100%
Effect: Has a high critical hit ratio
Users: Gallade
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 Psycho Cut
Fast Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 5
Energy boost 8
Duration 0.6 seconds
Damage window 0.37 - 0.57 seconds
Psycho Cut GO.png
Trainer Battles
Power 3
Energy boost 9
Turns 2
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
KadabraAlakazamPonyta (Galarian Form)Rapidash (Galarian Form)Articuno (Galarian Form)MewtwoMedichamSpindaAbsolCresseliaDoubladeAegislashMalamarDecidueye (Hisuian Form)
By Elite Fast TM
By GO Snapshot
Smeargle
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Gyms & Raids
  • July 30, 2016
    • Power: 15 → 7
  • February 16, 2017
    • Power: 7 → 8
    • Energy boost: 7 → 8
    • Duration: 0.57 → 1.07 seconds
  • February 21, 2017
    • Power: 8 → 5
    • Duration: 1.07 → 0.6 seconds

Pokémon Rumble Rush

PsychicIC RR.png Psycho Cut
★★★★
Attack power 42.2253
Charge time 0.66 seconds
Range type Homing
Number of hits 1
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 3%
Additional effect None
Psycho Cut Rumble Rush.png

Pokémon UNITE

In Pokémon UNITE, Psycho Cut is Absol's second move. It is obtained by reaching level 7 and upgrading Slash into it instead of Sucker Punch. The user throws a wide slash in front, damaging, debuffing, and slowing the Pokémon hit. This debuff applies extra damage for the next 3 times the user hits the debuffed Pokémon with an auto attack or a Psycho Cut. At level 13, the user's movement speed is increased near debuffed enemies.

Description

Games Description
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target. It has a high critical-hit rate.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる きゅうしょに あたりやすい
Conq. The user tears at the target with blades formed by psychic power. It has a high critical-hit ratio.
MDGtI IconKanji2MD.pngUNUSED
SMD
MDRTDX
It damages an enemy. It has a high critical-hit rate.


In the anime

Main series

Astrid Absol Psycho Cut.png
Absol
Zoey Gallade Psycho Cut.png
Gallade
Iris Haxorus Psycho Cut.png
Haxorus
Amethio Ceruledge Psycho Cut.png
Ceruledge
The user tears at the target with blades formed by psychic power.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Gallade Gallade's forearms glow light blue or purple and both of them grow and extend in the back. Gallade then swings his arms repeatedly and multiple light blue or purple crescent blades or light blue rings of energy come out of them and hit or slice the opponent; or, Gallade releases a pink crescent-like blade of energy from his head crest at the opponent.
Zoey's Gallade A Grand Fight for Winning! Debut
Woodward's Gallade Mending a Broken Spirit! None
Rinto's Gallade Beyond Chivalry… Aiming to be a Leek Master! None
Absol Absol releases a purple crescent-like blade of energy from its horn at the opponent.
Astrid's Absol Mega Evolution Special I None
Magnus's Absol The Bonds of Evolution! None
Absol Mega Absol releases a purple crescent-like blade of energy from its horn at the opponent.
A Trainer's Absol Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction None
Astrid's Absol Valuable Experience for All! Shown as a regular Absol during execution due to reused animation
Malamar Malamar releases a pink crescent-like blade of energy from one or both of its tentacles at the opponent.
Multiple wild Malamar Facing the Grand Design! None
Xerosic's Malamar The Right Hero for the Right Job! None
Alain's Malamar Curtain Up! Fight the Fights! None
Alakazam Mega Alakazam forms five pink crescent-like blades of energy in front of its body. It then fires the blades at the opponent.
A Trainer's Alakazam Mega Evolution Special IV None
Necrozma Necrozma slashes its arms and a purple crescent-like blade of energy is fired at the opponent
Necrozma (anime) Full Moon and Many Arms! None
Necrozma Dawn Wings Necrozma forms a purple crescent-like blade of energy from its chest and fires it at the opponent
Necrozma (anime) Full Moon and Many Arms! None
Necrozma Dusk Mane Necrozma forms two purple crescent-like blades of energy at the sides of its head and fires multiple purple slashes from them at the opponent
Necrozma (anime) The Prism Between Light and Darkness! None
Haxorus Haxorus releases a pink crescent-like blade of energy from each of its tusks at the opponent, or, Haxorus's tusks glow pink. It then slashes the opponent with them.
Iris's Haxorus Thrash of the Titans! None
Cresselia Cresselia's tailfin glows pink, and she releases a pink crescent-like blade of energy from it at the opponent.
Cresselia (recurring) A Midsummer Night's Light! None
Hatterene Hatterene's tentacle glows pink, and she releases a pink crescent-like blade of energy from it at the opponent.
Gary's Hatterene Chasing to the Finish! None
A wild Hatterene Must Be Our Heroes and the Witch! None
Ceruledge Ceruledge's arm blades glow pink, and it releases a pink crescent-like blade of energy from one of them at the opponent.
Amethio's Ceruledge The Pendant That Starts It All: Part One Debut


Pokémon Evolutions

Necrozma Psycho Cut Evolutions.png
Necrozma


The user tears at the target with a blade formed by psychic power.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Necrozma Necrozma forms a string of purple energy from one of its hands. It then swings the string around, causing a part of it to be fired at the opponent as a blade of energy.
A wild Necrozma The Eclipse Debut


In the manga

Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition ~ Ranse's Color Picture Scroll ~


Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 精神利刃 Jīngsàhn Leihyahn *
幻象斬 Waahnjeuhng Jáam *
Mandarin 精神利刃 Jīngshén Lìrèn *
幻象斬 / 幻象斩 Huànxiàng Zhǎn *
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Psychosnij
France Flag.png French Coupe Psycho
Germany Flag.png German Psychoklinge
Greece Flag.png Greek Ψυχοδρέπανο
Italy Flag.png Italian Psicotaglio
South Korea Flag.png Korean 사이코커터 Psycho Cutter
Poland Flag.png Polish Psychocięcie
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Corte Psíquico
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Corte Psíquico
Spain Flag.png Spanish Psicocorte*
Psico-corte*
Thailand Flag.png Thai ไซโคคัตเตอร์
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Psiko Kesici
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Phi Đao Siêu Linh*
Phi Đao Tâm Linh*


Variations of the move Slash
PhysicalIC HOME.png SlashNight SlashShadow ClawPsycho CutCross PoisonAqua Cutter
Formerly a variation
PhysicalIC HOME.png Leaf Blade


Generation VIII TMs
SwSh
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BDSP
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Generation VIII TRs (SwSh)
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