Telekinesis (move)

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Telekinesis
テレキネシス Telekinesis
Telekinesis VII.png
Telekinesis VII 2.png
Type  Psychic
Category  Status
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation V
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Condition  Clever
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  0  
Makes the remaining Pokémon nervous.

Telekinesis (Japanese: テレキネシス Telekinesis) is a non-damaging Psychic-type move introduced in Generation V. It was TM19 in Generation V.

Effect

Generation V to VII

Telekinesis raises its target into the air for three turns. This makes all moves used against the target (with the exception of one-hit knockout moves) bypass accuracy checks to always hit, unless the target is in the semi-invulnerable turn of a move such as Dig or Fly. In addition, the target will be immune to Ground-type moves and Arena Trap.

If a Pokémon under the effect of Telekinesis is affected by Ingrain or holds an Iron Ball, it becomes grounded (i.e. it becomes vulnerable to Ground-type moves, etc.), but the effect to make moves targeting it ignore accuracy checks still applies. If a Pokémon under the effect of Telekinesis is hit by Smack Down or Thousand Arrows, the effect of Telekinesis disappears. If Gravity comes into effect, the effect of Telekinesis disappears from all Pokémon.

The move Telekinesis cannot affect a Pokémon under the effect of Ingrain, Smack Down, or Thousand Arrows. While Gravity is in effect, Telekinesis cannot be selected.

Mega Gengar, Diglett, Dugtrio, Sandygast, and Palossand cannot be affected by the move Telekinesis, but a Pokémon transformed into one of these Pokémon can be affected. If Mega Gengar is affected by Telekinesis before Mega Evolving or receives the effect via Baton Pass, the effect disappears; the other four will retain the effect if they obtain it via Baton Pass.

Telekinesis itself also bypasses accuracy checks to always hit, unless the target is in the semi-invulnerable turn of a move such as Dig or Fly.

If powered up by a Psychium Z into Z-Telekinesis, the user's Special Attack stat rises by one stage.

Generation VIII onwards

Telekinesis cannot be selected in a battle.

Description

Games Description
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
The user makes the target float with its psychic power. The target is easier to hit for three turns.
SwShBDSPLA
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
0064 Kadabra PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 34 34XY
33ORAS
33
0065 Alakazam PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 34 34XY
33ORAS
33
0381 Latios DragonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 70 1, 70XY
36ORAS
36
0517 Munna PsychicIC Big.png Field Field 43 43 43
0574 Gothita PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 40 40 40
0575 Gothorita PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 43 43 43
0576 Gothitelle PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 45 45 45
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
0026 Raichu
Raichu
Alolan Form
ElectricIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Fairy
0035 Clefairy FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
0036 Clefable FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
0039 Jigglypuff NormalIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Fairy -
0040 Wigglytuff NormalIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Fairy -
0054 Psyduck WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
0055 Golduck WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
0063 Abra PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
0064 Kadabra PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
0065 Alakazam PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
0079 Slowpoke WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
0080 Slowbro WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
0092 Gastly GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0093 Haunter GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0094 Gengar GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0096 Drowzee PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
0097 Hypno PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
0102 Exeggcute GrassIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Grass Grass
0103 Exeggutor GrassIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Grass Grass
0103 Exeggutor
Exeggutor
Alolan Form
GrassIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
0113 Chansey NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy -
0121 Starmie WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
0122 Mr. Mime PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
0124 Jynx IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
0137 Porygon NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral -
0150 Mewtwo PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0151 Mew PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0173 Cleffa FairyIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0175 Togepi FairyIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0176 Togetic FairyIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Fairy
0177 Natu PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0178 Xatu PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0196 Espeon PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
0199 Slowking WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
0200 Misdreavus GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0203 Girafarig NormalIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Field
0205 Forretress BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug -
0233 Porygon2 NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral -
0242 Blissey NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy -
0249 Lugia PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0251 Celebi PsychicIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered -
0280 Ralts PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Human-Like Amorphous
0281 Kirlia PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Human-Like Amorphous
0282 Gardevoir PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Human-Like Amorphous
0292 Shedinja BugIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0302 Sableye DarkIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
0307 Meditite FightingIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
0308 Medicham FightingIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
0325 Spoink PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
0326 Grumpig PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
0337 Lunatone RockIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0338 Solrock RockIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0343 Baltoy GroundIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0344 Claydol GroundIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0353 Shuppet GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0354 Banette GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0355 Duskull GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0356 Dusclops GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0358 Chimecho PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
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
0385 Jirachi SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0386 Deoxys
Deoxys
All forms
PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0413 Wormadam
Wormadam
All forms
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Bug -
0425 Drifloon GhostIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0426 Drifblim GhostIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0429 Mismagius GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0433 Chingling PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0436 Bronzor SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0437 Bronzong SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0439 Mime Jr. PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0442 Spiritomb GhostIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0468 Togekiss FairyIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Fairy
0474 Porygon-Z NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral -
0475 Gallade PsychicIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Human-Like Amorphous
0477 Dusknoir GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0478 Froslass IceIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Fairy Mineral
0479 Rotom
Rotom
All forms
ElectricIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous 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
0487 Giratina
Giratina
All forms
GhostIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0488 Cresselia PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0493 Arceus
Arceus
All available forms
NormalIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0494 Victini PsychicIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0517 Munna PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
0518 Musharna PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
0527 Woobat PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Field Flying
0528 Swoobat PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Field Flying
0531 Audino NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
0561 Sigilyph PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0562 Yamask GhostIC Big.png Mineral Amorphous
0563 Cofagrigus GhostIC Big.png Mineral Amorphous
0574 Gothita PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
0575 Gothorita PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
0576 Gothitelle PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
0577 Solosis PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0578 Duosion PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0579 Reuniclus PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0599 Klink SteelIC Big.png Mineral Mineral -
0600 Klang SteelIC Big.png Mineral Mineral -
0601 Klinklang SteelIC Big.png Mineral Mineral -
0605 Elgyem PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
0606 Beheeyem PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
0607 Litwick GhostIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0608 Lampent GhostIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0609 Chandelure GhostIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0622 Golett GroundIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0623 Golurk GroundIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0648 Meloetta NormalIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0649 Genesect
Genesect
All forms
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered -
0654 Braixen FireIC Big.png Field Field
0655 Delphox FireIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Field
0677 Espurr PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
0678 Meowstic
Meowstic
All forms
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
0682 Spritzee FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
0683 Aromatisse FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
0686 Inkay DarkIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 2
0687 Malamar DarkIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 2
0700 Sylveon FairyIC Big.png Field Field
0703 Carbink RockIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Mineral
0708 Phantump GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Grass Amorphous
0709 Trevenant GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Grass Amorphous
0710 Pumpkaboo GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0711 Gourgeist GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0719 Diancie RockIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0720 Hoopa
Hoopa
All forms
PsychicIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0742 Cutiefly BugIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Bug Fairy
0743 Ribombee BugIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Bug Fairy
0764 Comfey FairyIC Big.png Grass Grass
0765 Oranguru NormalIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Field
0774 Minior
Minior
All forms
RockIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0778 Mimikyu GhostIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0779 Bruxish WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
0781 Dhelmise GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0785 Tapu Koko ElectricIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0786 Tapu Lele PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0787 Tapu Bulu GrassIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0788 Tapu Fini WaterIC 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
0793 Nihilego RockIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0800 Necrozma
Necrozma
All forms
PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0805 Stakataka RockIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
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

Telekinesis inflicts the Telekinesis status condition on the target in front. With this status, the affected Pokémon cannot move and its evasiveness is reduced, however it will not take any damage from Ground-type moves.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDGtI - - 15 50 —% - Front All No
SMD - - 15 30 —% - Front All No
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description Playable Users
Status 2 —% An opponent Applies the No Evasion effect to the target. Thorton & Bronzong

Past description

  • Prior to Version 2.10.0*: Makes the target unable to evade moves.

Pokémon UNITE

In Pokémon UNITE, Telekinesis is Slowbro's second move. It is obtained by reaching level 6 and upgrading Slack Off into it instead of Amnesia. The user shoots a beam, causing the first enemy hit to float in the air and restoring some of the user's Oblivious health. The user can reactivate the ability to pull the enemy to them, but otherwise cannot act for the duration. At level 13, the range and speed of the beam are increased.

Description

Games Description
MDGtI It causes the Telekinesis status condition to the Pokémon in front of you. With the Telekinesis status, the Pokémon can't move and its evasiveness goes down, but it won't take damage from Ground-type moves.
SMD It causes the Telekinesis status condition to the Pokémon in front of you. In the Telekinesis status condition, the Pokémon can't move and its evasiveness goes down, but it won't take damage from Ground-type moves.
MDRTDX It gives the Telekinesis condition to the Pokémon in front of you. In the Telekinesis condition, the Pokémon can't move and its evasiveness goes down, but it won't take damage from Ground-type moves.


In the anime

Lewis Gothorita Telekinesis.png
Gothorita
Icarus Elgyem Telekinesis.png
Elgyem
Christie Gothita Telekinesis.png
Gothita
Cofagrigus Telekinesis.png
Cofagrigus
The user makes the target float with its psychic power.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Elgyem Elgyem's eyes glow light green. The opponent then becomes outlined in light green as well and Elgyem can make it float and control it with its mind.
Professor Icarus's Elgyem A UFO for Elgyem! Debut
A Trainer's Elgyem A Maractus Musical! None
Gothita Gothita's eyes glow light green and it raises both of its arms into the air. The opponent then becomes surrounded in a light green aura and Gothita can make it float and control it with its mind.
Christie's Gothita Where Did You Go, Audino? None
Gothitelle Gothitelle's eyes glow light green and it raises its arms and points its palms at the opponent. The opponent then becomes outlined in light green and Gothitelle can make the opponent float by moving its arms where it wants it to go. When Gothitelle puts its arms down, the light green glow fades away.
A Trainer's Gothitelle Lost at the Stamp Rally! None
Gothorita Gothorita closes its eyes and crouches its body together slightly. The opponent then becomes outlined in light green and Gothorita can control it with its mind.
Lewis's Gothorita Stopping the Rage of Legends! Part 1 None
Cofagrigus Cofagrigus's eyes glow light green and it raises both of its arms into the air. The opponent then becomes surrounded in a light green aura and Cofagrigus can make it float and control it with its mind.
Multiple wild Cofagrigus Explorers of the Hero's Ruin! None
Golurk The opponent becomes surrounded in a light green aura and Golurk can make it float with its mind.
Cedric Juniper's assistant's Golurk Ash and N: A Clash of Ideals! None
Beheeyem Beheeyem's eyes glow light green and it raises both of its arms into the air. The opponent then becomes surrounded in a light green aura and Beheeyem can make it float and control it with its mind.
Multiple wild Beheeyem Capacia Island UFO! None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 意念移物 Yinihmyìhmaht *
心靈傳動術 Sāmlìhng Chyùhnduhngseuht *
Mandarin 意念移物 Yìniànyíwù *
心靈傳動術 Xīnlíng Chuándòngshù *
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Telekinese
France Flag.png French Lévikinésie
Germany Flag.png German Telekinese
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Telekinesis
Italy Flag.png Italian Telecinesi
South Korea Flag.png Korean 텔레키네시스 Tellekinesiseu
Poland Flag.png Polish Telekineza
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Telecinese (Pokémon UNITE, BW120–present, TCG, manga)
Telecinésia (BW035)
Telecinesia (BW030)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Telecinese
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Telequinesia
Spain Flag.png Spain Telequinesis
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Telekinezi
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Dịch Chuyển Tức Thời


Generation V TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819
20212223242526272829303132333435363738
39404142434445464748495051525354555657
58596061626364656667686970717273747576
77787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
010203040506
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