Psycho Cut (move)

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Psycho Cut
サイコカッター Psycho Cutter
Psycho Cut VIII.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 is TM69 in Generation VIII.

Effect

Psycho Cut deals damage and has an increased critical hit ratio.

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.

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
SwSh
The user tears at the target with blades formed by psychic power. Critical hits land more easily.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
064 Kadabra Kadabra
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 34 40 40XY
28ORAS
28 20
065 Alakazam Alakazam
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 34 40 40XY
28ORAS
28 20
078 Rapidash Rapidash
Galarian Form
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Field Field 1, Evo.
144 Articuno Articuno
Galarian Form
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 35
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 50 43 36 36 16
359 Absol Absol
DarkIC Big.png Field Field 60 60BW
49B2W2
47XY
37ORAS
37
475 Gallade Gallade
PsychicIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Human-Like Amorphous 31 36 36XY
31ORAS
31 42
488 Cresselia Cresselia
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 66 66 1, 66 1, 66 35
686 Inkay Inkay
DarkIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 2 39 39 27
687 Malamar Malamar
DarkIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 2 39 39 27
798 Kartana Kartana
GrassIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 67
800 Necrozma Necrozma
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 37 32
858 Hatterene Hatterene
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Fairy 1, Evo.
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

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
--
VI
--
VII
--
VIII
TM69
064 Kadabra Kadabra
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
065 Alakazam Alakazam
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
078 Rapidash Rapidash
Galarian Form
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Field Field
103 Exeggutor Exeggutor
GrassIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Grass Grass
121 Starmie Starmie
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
123 Scyther Scyther
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
124 Jynx Jynx
IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
141 Kabutops Kabutops
RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
144 Articuno Articuno
Galarian Form
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
151 Mew Mew
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
212 Scizor Scizor
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug
215 Sneasel Sneasel
DarkIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Field Field
251 Celebi Celebi
PsychicIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
359 Absol Absol
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
375 Metang Metang
SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
376 Metagross Metagross
SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
380 Latias Latias
DragonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
381 Latios Latios
DragonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
461 Weavile Weavile
DarkIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Field Field
475 Gallade Gallade
PsychicIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Human-Like Amorphous
480 Uxie Uxie
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
481 Mesprit Mesprit
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
482 Azelf Azelf
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
488 Cresselia Cresselia
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
510 Liepard Liepard
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
527 Woobat Woobat
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Field Flying
528 Swoobat Swoobat
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Field Flying
561 Sigilyph Sigilyph
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
612 Haxorus Haxorus
DragonIC Big.png Dragon Dragon
624 Pawniard Pawniard
DarkIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
625 Bisharp Bisharp
DarkIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
679 Honedge Honedge
SteelIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
680 Doublade Doublade
SteelIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
681 Aegislash Aegislash
SteelIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
686 Inkay Inkay
DarkIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 2
687 Malamar Malamar
DarkIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 2
724 Decidueye Decidueye
GrassIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Flying Flying
754 Lurantis Lurantis
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
786 Tapu Lele Tapu Lele
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
792 Lunala Lunala
PsychicIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
798 Kartana Kartana
GrassIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
800 Necrozma Necrozma
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
826 Orbeetle Orbeetle
BugIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Bug Bug
858 Hatterene Hatterene
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Fairy
888 Zacian Zacian
FairyIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
897 Spectrier Spectrier
GhostIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
898 Calyrex Calyrex
Shadow Rider
PsychicIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
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
096 Drowzee Drowzee
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
307 Meditite Meditite
FightingIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
327 Spinda Spinda
NormalIC Big.png Field Human-Like
624 Pawniard 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.


Special move

Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
096 Drowzee Drowzee
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like Dream World - Spooky Manor
624 Pawniard 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

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Psycho Cut is a move with 10 power, 88% accuracy and 14PP. The user attacks enemy in front, cutting corners. The move has an increased critical hit raito.

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)MewtwoMedichamSpindaAbsolCresseliaDoubladeMalamar
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

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 Zoey Gallade Psycho Cut circles.png Iris Haxorus Psycho Cut.png Malamar Psycho Cut.png
Absol Gallade Haxorus Malamar
The user creates blades of psychic power and launches them at the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
475 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
359 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
359M 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
687 Malamar Malamar releases a pink crescent-like blade of energy from one 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
065M 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
800 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
800DW Necrozma Dawn Wings Necrozma forms a purple crescent-like blade of energy with from its chest and fires it at the opponent
Necrozma (anime) Full Moon and Many Arms! None
800DM 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
612 Haxorus Haxorus releases a pink crescent-like blade of energy from each of its tusks at the opponent.
Iris's Haxorus Thrash of the Titans! None
488 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


Pokémon Evolutions

None.png Necrozma Psycho Cut Evolutions.png None.png None.png
Necrozma
The user tears at the target with a blade formed by psychic power.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
800 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
Physical SlashCross PoisonNight SlashPsycho CutShadow Claw
Formerly a variation
Physical Leaf Blade


Generation VIII TMs
SwSh
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BDSP
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Generation VIII TRs (SwSh)
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