Psystrike (move)

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Psystrike
サイコブレイク Psycho Break
Psystrike IX.png
Psystrike IX 2.png
Type  Psychic
Category  Special
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  100
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation V
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Condition  Cool
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
An appealing move that can be used repeatedly without boring the audience.

Psystrike (Japanese: サイコブレイク Psycho Break) is a damage-dealing Psychic-type move introduced in Generation V. It is the signature move of Mewtwo.

Effect

Psystrike inflicts damage. Despite being a special move, Psystrike uses the target's Defense instead of its Special Defense to calculate damage. Due to being a special move, it uses the user's Special Attack to calculate damage. It activates Mirror Coat (not Counter), has its damage reduced by Light Screen (not Reflect), activates the Maranga Berry (not the Kee Berry), etc.

Description

Games Description
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwShBDSPLA
The user materializes an odd psychic wave to attack the target. This attack does physical damage.
SV The user materializes an odd psychic wave to attack the target. This move deals physical damage.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0150 Mewtwo PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 100 100 100 72 72 72
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 V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0150 Mewtwo
MewtwoLv. 70
PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered Pokémon Smash! Mewtwo
February 2012 Mewtwo
Strongest Return Mewtwo
Spring 2012 Mewtwo
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

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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Psystrike deals damage. The move's damage is determined by the enemy's Defense stat rather than the Sp. Def stat.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
SMD 30 99 15 30 95% 98% Front Enemy No
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon Conquest

 
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Stars: ★★★★
Power: 45
Accuracy: 100%
Effect: None
Users: Mewtwo
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.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U

For Mewtwo's Final Smash, it transforms into Mega Mewtwo Y and then uses Psystrike.

Pokémon GO

In Pokémon GO, Psystrike is a Charged Attack that has been available on September 16, 2019.

GO Psychic.png Psystrike
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 90
Energy cost 50
Duration 2.3 seconds
Damage window 1 - 2 seconds
Psystrike GO.png
Trainer Battles
Power 90
Energy cost 45
Secondary effect ?
Effect chance ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
By Elite Charged TM
MewtwoMewtwo (Armored Mewtwo)
By GO Snapshot
Smeargle
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Pokémon Rumble Rush

PsychicIC RR.png Psystrike
★★★★★
Attack power 18.06778
Charge time 1.14 seconds
Range type Circular (self)
Number of hits 5
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect None
Psystrike Rumble Rush.png

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description Playable Users
Special 3 100 120 100% An opponent Deals damage based on the target's Defense rather than Sp. Def. Giovanni & Mega Mewtwo Y (Requires a power boost)

Description

Games Description
Conq. The user materializes an odd psychic wave to attack the target. This attack does physical damage.
MDGtI IconKanji2MD.pngUNUSED
SMD
MDRTDX
It damages an enemy. This move is a special attack, but the enemy's Defense stat determines damage instead of its Sp. Def stat.


In the anime

Mewtwo Psystrike.png
Mewtwo


The user creates a force field which explodes at the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Mewtwo Mewtwo creates a white force field that expands rapidly from its body and explodes on contact with the opponent.
Mewtwo (M16) Mewtwo — Prologue to Awakening Debut


In the manga

Movie adaptations


Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 精神擊破 Jīngsàhn Gīkpo
Mandarin 精神擊破 / 精神击破 Jīngshén Jípò / Jīngshén Jīpò
France Flag.png French Frappe Psy
Germany Flag.png German Psychostoß
Italy Flag.png Italian Psicobotta
South Korea Flag.png Korean 사이코브레이크 Saikobeureikeu
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Golpe Psíquico
Spain Flag.png Spanish Onda Mental
Thailand Flag.png Thai ไซโคเบรก


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