Psycho Shift (move)

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Psycho Shift
サイコシフト Psycho Shift
Psycho Shift VIII.png
Psycho Shift VIII 2.png
Type  Psychic
Category  Status
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  —
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 IV
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Points equal 4 minus voltage of judge
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Raises the score if the Voltage is low.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  0  
Works great if the user goes last this turn.

Psycho Shift (Japanese: サイコシフト Psycho Shift) is a non-damaging Psychic-type move introduced in Generation IV.

Effect

Generation IV

Psycho Shift cures any non-volatile status condition the user has and afflicts the target with it.

It will not transfer volatile status conditions, such as confusion. It will fail if the target is immune to the status condition (such as via type, Ability, Safeguard, or by already having a status condition).

If a badly poisoned Pokémon uses Psycho Shift, its target will be badly poisoned. Psycho Shift can be used to transfer sleep when used via Sleep Talk. As there is no way to use Psycho Shift while frozen, it is not possible to transfer this status condition.

Psycho Shift will cure the user, then inflict the status condition on the opponent. Therefore, if Psycho Shift is used on a Pokémon with Synchronize, Synchronize will activate and afflict the user of Psycho Shift with that status condition again (if the user of Psycho Shift is susceptible to the status condition).

Generation V

Psycho Shift will now inflict the status condition on the target, then cure the user. Therefore, if Psycho Shift is used on a Pokémon with Synchronize, the user of Psycho Shift will already be afflicted with a status condition when Synchronize activates.

Generation VI onward

Psycho Shift's accuracy changed from 90% to 100%.

If powered up by a Psychium Z into Z-Psycho Shift, the user's Special Attack stat rises by two stages.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSSPBR
BWB2W2
Using its psychic power of suggestion, the user transfers its status problems to the target.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwSh
Using its psychic power of suggestion, the user transfers its status conditions to the target.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
144 Articuno Articuno
Galarian Form
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1
163 Hoothoot Hoothoot
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 41 49 49 19 15
164 Noctowl Noctowl
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 47 57 57 19 15
177 Natu Natu
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 33 33 33XY
39ORAS
39 26
178 Xatu Xatu
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 37 37 37XY
43ORAS
43 28
380 Latias Latias
DragonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 50 50 50XY
28ORAS
28 75
381 Latios Latios
DragonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 50 50 50XY
28ORAS
28 75
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Normal Forme
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 57 57 57XY
43ORAS
43
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Attack Forme
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 57 57 57XY
43ORAS
43
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Defense Forme
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 57 57 57XY
43ORAS
43
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Speed Forme
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 57 57 57XY
43ORAS
43
488 Cresselia Cresselia
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 75 75 1, 75 1, 75 24
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
063 Abra Abra
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
175 Togepi Togepi
FairyIC Big.png Flying Fairy
198 Murkrow Murkrow
DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
327 Spinda Spinda
NormalIC Big.png Field Human-Like
527 Woobat Woobat
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Field Flying
561 Sigilyph Sigilyph
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
876 Indeedee Indeedee
Female
PsychicIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Fairy Fairy
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

151Mew.png This move effect may be in need of research.
Reason: Which bad status conditions cannot be transferred in Explorers and Super Mystery Dungeon?
You can discuss this on the talk page.

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Psycho Shift is a move with 10PP that ignores accuracy and evasion checks. The user targets Pokémon in front, ally or enemy, transferring all bad status conditions to them. This move also cures move seals, but will not transfer them to the target. This move is affected by Taunt.

Description

Games Description
MDTDS Transfers the user's status problems to the Pokémon it is facing, which heals the user's status problems.
BSL じぶんの わるいじょうたいを すべて しょうめんの ポケモンに うつして じぶんは かいふくする
MDGtI IconKanji2MD.pngUNUSED
SMD It transfers your bad status condition to a target.*
It transfers your bad status condition to a target. Not all bad status conditions can be transferred, so be careful.*

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 精神轉移 Jīngsàhn Zhuǎnyí *
幻象轉移 Waahnjeuhng Jyúnyìh *
Mandarin 精神轉移 / 精神转移 Jīngshén Zhuǎnyí *
幻象轉移 Huànxiàng Zhuǎnyí *
France Flag.png French Échange Psy*
Echange Psy*
Germany Flag.png German Psybann
Greece Flag.png Greek Τηλεμεταβίβαση Tilemetavívasi
Italy Flag.png Italian Psicotrasfer
South Korea Flag.png Korean 사이코시프트 Psycho Shift
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Mudança Psíquica
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Psihička smena
Spain Flag.png Spanish Psicocambio*
Psico-cambio*
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Chuyển Dịch Siêu Linh


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