Confuse Ray (move)

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Confuse Ray
あやしいひかり Eerie Light
Confuse Ray.png
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Type  Ghost
Category  Status
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Smart
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jam  0  
Scrambles the order of appeals on the next turn.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Lowers the Voltage of all Judges by one each.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  1
Badly startles Pokémon that the audience has high expectations of.

Confuse Ray (Japanese: あやしいひかり Eerie Light) is a non-damaging Ghost-type move introduced in Generation I.

Effect

Confuse Ray causes the target to become confused. Confuse Ray will fail if the target has a substitute. Confuse Ray cannot affect a Pokémon that is already confused, has the Ability Own Tempo or is protected by Safeguard.

If powered up by a Ghostium Z into Z-Confuse Ray, the user's Special Attack stat raises one stage.

Description

Games Description
Stad A sinister flash of light makes the target confused. A special Ghost-type technique.
Stad2 A sinister flash of light makes the target confused. A special Ghost-type move.
GSC A move that causes confusion.
RSE A sinister ray that confuses the foe.
Colo.XD A sinister ray that confuses the target.
FRLG
DPPtHGSS
The foe is exposed to a sinister ray that triggers confusion.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SM
The target is exposed to a sinister ray that triggers confusion.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
037 Vulpix Vulpix
Field Field 28 19 21 17 17BW
15B2W2
15XY
12ORAS
12
037 Vulpix Vulpix
Alola Form
Field Field 12
038 Ninetales Ninetales
Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1
038 Ninetales Ninetales
Alola Form
Field Field 1
041 Zubat Zubat
Flying Flying 21 19 26 21 21BW
19B2W2
19XY
17ORAS
17
042 Golbat Golbat
Flying Flying 21 19 28 21 21BW
19B2W2
19XY
17ORAS
17
092 Gastly Gastly
Amorphous Amorphous 1 28 28RSE
21FRLG
19 19 19 19
093 Haunter Haunter
Amorphous Amorphous 1 31 31RSE
21FRLG
19 19 19 19
094 Gengar Gengar
Amorphous Amorphous 1 31 31RSE
21FRLG
19 19 19 19
120 Staryu Staryu
Water 3 Water 3 40ORAS 40
121 Starmie Starmie
Water 3 Water 3 37 33 28 28BW
22B2W2
22XY
40ORAS
40
126 Magmar Magmar
Human-Like Human-Like 39 49 49 25 26 26 26
131 Lapras Lapras
Monster Water 1 31 22 19 7 7 7 7
169 Crobat Crobat
Flying Flying 19 28 21 21BW
19B2W2
19XY
17ORAS
17
170 Chinchou Chinchou
Water 2 Water 2 29 29 17 12 17 17
171 Lanturn Lanturn
Water 2 Water 2 33 32 17 17 17 17
177 Natu Natu
Flying Flying 40 40 23 23 23 23
178 Xatu Xatu
Flying Flying 50 50 23 23 23 23
179 Mareep Mareep
Monster Field 25B2W2 25 25
180 Flaaffy Flaaffy
Monster Field 29B2W2 29 29
181 Ampharos Ampharos
Monster Field 29B2W2 29 29
197 Umbreon Umbreon
Field Field 30 30 29 29BW
17B2W2
17 17
200 Misdreavus Misdreavus
Amorphous Amorphous 12 17 14 14 14 14
226 Mantine Mantine
Water 1 Water 1 49 50 37 37BW
11B2W2
11 11
234 Stantler Stantler
Field Field 49 43RSE
41FRLG
23 23 23 23
240 Magby Magby
Undiscovered Undiscovered 43 43 25 25BW
26B2W2
26 26
292 Shedinja Shedinja
Mineral Mineral 31 31 31 31XY
29ORAS
29
302 Sableye Sableye
Human-Like Human-Like 37 46 46 46XY
31ORAS
31
313 Volbeat Volbeat
Bug Human-Like 5 9 9 9XY
8ORAS
8
325 Spoink Spoink
Field Field 25 18 18 18 18
326 Grumpig Grumpig
Field Field 25 18 18 18 18
345 Lileep Lileep
Water 3 Water 3 29 22 22 22XY
13ORAS
13
346 Cradily Cradily
Water 3 Water 3 29 22 22 22XY
13ORAS
13
355 Duskull Duskull
Amorphous Amorphous 23 17 17 17XY
30ORAS
30
356 Dusclops Dusclops
Amorphous Amorphous 23 17 17 17XY
30ORAS
30
416 Vespiquen Vespiquen
Bug Bug 7 7BW
1B2W2
1 1
436 Bronzor Bronzor
Mineral Mineral 14 14BW
11B2W2
11 11
437 Bronzong Bronzong
Mineral Mineral 14 14BW
11B2W2
11 11
442 Spiritomb Spiritomb
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1
458 Mantyke Mantyke
Undiscovered Undiscovered 37 37BW
11B2W2
11 11
467 Magmortar Magmortar
Human-Like Human-Like 25 26 26 26
477 Dusknoir Dusknoir
Amorphous Amorphous 17 17 17XY
30ORAS
30
478 Froslass Froslass
Fairy Mineral 19 19 19XY
32ORAS
32
479 Rotom Rotom
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1
486 Regigigas Regigigas
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1
505 Watchog Watchog
Field Field 20 20 1
607 Litwick Litwick
Amorphous Amorphous 10 10 10
608 Lampent Lampent
Amorphous Amorphous 10 10 10
609 Chandelure Chandelure
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1
615 Cryogonal Cryogonal
Mineral Mineral 45 45 41
708 Phantump Phantump
Grass Amorphous 1 1
709 Trevenant Trevenant
Grass Amorphous 1 1
710 Pumpkaboo Pumpkaboo
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1
711 Gourgeist Gourgeist
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1
755 Morelull Morelull
Grass Grass 25
756 Shiinotic Shiinotic
Grass Grass 26
774 Minior Minior
Mineral Mineral 10
792 Lunala Lunala
Undiscovered Undiscovered 13
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 Egg Groups Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
054 Psyduck Psyduck
Water 1 Field
072 Tentacool Tentacool
Water 3 Water 3
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime
Human-Like Human-Like
140 Kabuto Kabuto
Water 1 Water 3
198 Murkrow Murkrow
Flying Flying
222 Corsola Corsola
Water 1 Water 3
280 Ralts Ralts
Amorphous Amorphous
314 Illumise Illumise
Bug Human-Like
349 Feebas Feebas
Water 1 Dragon
353 Shuppet Shuppet
Amorphous Amorphous
366 Clamperl Clamperl
Water 1 Water 1
439 Mime Jr. Mime Jr.
Undiscovered Undiscovered
451 Skorupi Skorupi
Bug Water 3
577 Solosis Solosis
Amorphous Amorphous
592 Frillish Frillish
Flying Flying
722 Rowlet Rowlet
Flying Flying
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 Egg Groups Obtained with
198 Murkrow Murkrow
Flying Flying Dream World - Windswept Sky
222 Corsola Corsola
Water 1 Water 3 Dream World - Sparkling Sea
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 II

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
072 Tentacool Tentacool
Water 3 Water 3 New York Pokémon Center
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

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts the Confused status on the target, making its attacks and movements erratic.

In the anime

Drake Gengar Confuse Ray.png Mismagius Confuse Ray.png Saturn Bronzor Confuse Ray.png Doyle Solosis Confuse Ray.png
Gengar Mismagius Bronzor Solosis
The foe is exposed to a sinister ray that triggers confusion.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
093 Haunter Haunter charges an orange ball in its hands, then shoots it at the opponent. The opponent's eyes turn red and it gets confused, or Haunter fires a purple circle from its eyes towards the opponent.
Captain's Haunter A Shipful of Shivers Debut
Morty's Haunter From Ghost to Ghost None
094 Gengar Gengar's eyes glow blue, purple, or red, causing the opponent to become confused.
Drake's Gengar Hello, Pummelo! None
Morty's Gengar From Ghost to Ghost None
177 Natu Natu's eyes glow a rainbow hue and the opponent becomes confused.
McKenzie's Naughty Doin' What Comes Natu-rally None
170 Chinchou The orbs at the end of Chinchou's antennae glow purple and release a light purple ray that confuses the opponent.
Trinity's Chinchou The Perfect Match! None
325 Spoink Spoink's pearl glows purple, then it fires a purple beam from the pearl at the opponent, confusing it.
A wild Spoink Pearls Are a Spoink's Best Friend None
226 Mantine Mantine charges a purple ball in between its antennae. Then, Mantine releases a huge purple flash, which makes any Pokémon who see it become confused.
A Mantine captured by Jack Walker's Capture Styler Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea None
356 Dusclops Dusclops's eye glows red and emits a bright purple light from it, making the opponent confused.
Brandon's Dusclops Gathering the Gang of Four! None
200 Misdreavus The large orb on Misdreavus's neck glows purple and it shoots four silhouettes of itself at the opponent from the necklace.
Zoey's Misdreavus Mounting a Coordinator Assault! None
429 Mismagius Mismagius's eyes glow purple. If the opponent sees the attack, it begins to see illusions.
A wild Mismagius Malice in Wonderland! None
436 Bronzor Bronzor's eyes glow purple and it releases dark purple beams from its body at the opponent. When the opponent is affected, its eyes glow red.
Saturn's Bronzor Journey to the Unown! None
486 Regigigas Regigigas's body becomes surrounded in a maroon aura and the braille pattern on its face glows the same color. The opponent's eyes then glow red and Regigigas can control them.
A wild Regigigas Pillars of Friendship! None
198 Murkrow Murkrow looks deeply into the opponent's eyes and causes it to see illusions.
Mitchell's Murkrow Try for the Family Stone! None
505 Watchog Watchog holds its arms out and five golden orbs of light appear and circle around its body. When it raises its arms in the air, the five orbs fire at the opponent and stop above it. The orbs then circle around the opponent and float downward to the middle of its body. They then float back up above the opponent's head and grow larger until they explode in a flash of white light, confusing the opponent.
Lenora's Watchog Rematch at the Nacrene Gym! None
577 Solosis Solosis's body glows gold faintly and six golden orbs of energy appear around its body and spin around it clockwise. Solosis's body then flashes white and it fires the six orbs of energy at the opponent. When the orbs reach the opponent, they surround it and latch onto its body, completely enveloping it. The orbs then glow gold brightly and explode, confusing the opponent.
Doyle's Solosis Where Did You Go, Audino? None
609 Chandelure Chandelure fires six golden orbs of energy at the opponent. When the orbs reach the opponent, they surround it and latch onto its body, completely enveloping it. The orbs then glow gold brightly and explode, confusing the opponent.
A wild Chandelure Climbing the Tower of Success! None
593F Jellicent Jellicent fires six golden orbs of energy at the opponent. When the orbs reach the opponent, they surround it and latch onto its body, completely enveloping it. The orbs then glow gold brightly and explode, confusing the opponent.
Rizzo's two Jellicent Guarding the Guardian of the Mountain! None
416 Vespiquen Vespiquen forms multiple brown-gold balls around itself and fires them at the opponent.
A wild Vespiquen A Shockingly Cheeky Friendship! None
709 Trevenant Trevenant forms multiple brown-gold balls around itself and fires them at the opponent. When the orbs reach the opponent, they surround it and explode, putting the opponent to sleep in the process.
A wild Trevenant Forging Forest Friendships! None
452 Drapion Drapion forms multiple golden balls of aura around itself and they grow into larger golden balls with purple and white colored aura inside of them and then they fly towards the opponent, circle around the opponent and converge into a singular ball, that is a brighter version of the balls and it disappears, confusing the opponent or putting them to sleep.
Celosia's Drapion A Towering Takeover! None

In the manga

In the Aim to Be a Card Master!! manga


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blazing Exploration Team manga


In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga


In other generations

Confuse Ray I.png Confuse Ray II.png Confuse Ray III.png Confuse Ray IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Confuse Ray V.png Confuse Ray PMD RB.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Confuse Ray Stad.png Confuse Ray Stad2.png Confuse Ray Colo.png Confuse Ray XD.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 奇異光線 Kèihyih Gwōngsin
古怪光線 Gúgwaai Gwōngsin *
Mandarin 奇異之光 / 奇异之光 Qíyì-zhī Guāng *
奇異光線
Qíyì Guāngxiàn *
Denmark Flag.png Danish Forvirringsstråle
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Verwarstraal
Finland Flag.png Finnish Sekosäde (original series)
Hämmennyssäde (AG series)
France Flag.png French Onde Folie
Germany Flag.png German Konfustrahl
Greece Flag.png Greek Ακτίνα Σύγχυσης
India Flag.png Hindi Behkane Wali Roshni
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Cahaya Menyilaukan
Cahaya Membingungkan
Italy Flag.png Italian Stordiraggio
South Korea Flag.png Korean 이상한빛 Isanghan Bit
Poland Flag.png Polish Promień Pomieszania
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Raio Confusão
Raio de Confusão (Secret Wonders-Unleashed)
Raio da Confusão (XY series and Black & White-present)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Raio Confusão
Romania Flag.png Romanian Raza Amăgitoare
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Zbunjujući zrak
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Rayo de Confusión
Spain Flag.png Spain Rayo Confuso
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Ánh Sáng Kì Lạ


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