Confusion (move)

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Confusion
ねんりき Mindpower
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Type  Psychic
Category  Special
PP  25 (max. 40)
Power  50
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 I
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  3 ♥♥♥
Startles the Pokémon that appealed before the user.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Quite an appealing move.

Confusion (Japanese: ねんりき Mindpower) is a damage-dealing Psychic-type move introduced in Generation I.

Effect

Confusion does damage and has a 10% chance of confusing the target.

Description

Games Description
StadStad2 A Psychic-type attack. Has a one-in-ten chance of leaving the target confused.
GSC An attack that may cause confusion.
RSEColo.XD A psychic attack that may cause confusion.
FRLG A weak telekinetic attack that may also leave the foe confused.
DPPtHGSS The foe is hit by a weak telekinetic force. It may also leave the foe confused.
BWB2W2 The target is hit by a weak telekinetic force. It may also leave the target confused.
XYORAS
SM
The target is hit by a weak telekinetic force. This may also confuse the target.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
012 Butterfree Butterfree
Bug Bug 1, 12RGB
1, 10Y
1, 10 1, 10 1, 10 1, 10 1, 10 1, 11
048 Venonat Venonat
Bug Bug 19Y 17 17 11 11 11 11
049 Venomoth Venomoth
Bug Bug 1Y 17 17 11 11 11 11
054 Psyduck Psyduck
Water 1 Field 36 16 16 18 18BW
15B2W2
15XY
11ORAS
10
055 Golduck Golduck
Water 1 Field 39 1, 16 16 18 18BW
15B2W2
15XY
11ORAS
10
064 Kadabra Kadabra
Human-Like Human-Like 1, 16RGB
16Y
1, 16 1, 16 1, 16 1, 16 1, 16 1, 16
065 Alakazam Alakazam
Human-Like Human-Like 1, 16RGB
16Y
1, 16 1, 16 1, 16 1, 16 1, 16 1, 16
079 Slowpoke Slowpoke
Monster Water 1 1 20 20RSE
17FRLG
15 14 14 14
080 Slowbro Slowbro
Monster Water 1 1 20 20RSE
17FRLG
15 14 14 14
096 Drowzee Drowzee
Human-Like Human-Like 17 18 18RSE
11FRLG
9 9 9 9
097 Hypno Hypno
Human-Like Human-Like 1, 17 1, 18 1, 18RSE
1, 11FRLG
1, 9 1, 9 1, 9 1, 9
102 Exeggcute Exeggcute
Grass Grass 19 19 27 27 27 27
103 Exeggutor Exeggutor
Grass Grass 1 1 1 1 1 1
103 Exeggutor Exeggutor
Alola Form
Grass Grass 1
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime
Human-Like Human-Like 1, 15 6 5 1 1 1 1
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
163 Hoothoot Hoothoot
Flying Flying 34 34 21 21 21 10
164 Noctowl Noctowl
Flying Flying 41 41 22 22 22 10
196 Espeon Espeon
Field Field 16 16 15 15BW
9B2W2
9 1
199 Slowking Slowking
Monster Water 1 20 20RSE
17FRLG
15 14 14 14
203 Girafarig Girafarig
Field Field 1, 7 13 1 1 1 1
238 Smoochum Smoochum
Undiscovered Undiscovered 21 21 15 15 15 15
251 Celebi Celebi
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1 1 1
269 Dustox Dustox
Bug Bug 1, 10 1, 10 1, 10 1, 10XY
12ORAS
12
280 Ralts Ralts
Amorphous Amorphous 6 6 6 6XY
4ORAS
4
281 Kirlia Kirlia
Amorphous Amorphous 1, 6 1, 6 1, 6 1, 6XY
1, 4ORAS
1, 4
282 Gardevoir Gardevoir
Amorphous Amorphous 1, 6 1, 6 1, 6 1, 6XY
1, 4ORAS
1, 4
307 Meditite Meditite
Human-Like Human-Like 9 8 8 8XY
7ORAS
7
308 Medicham Medicham
Human-Like Human-Like 1, 9 1, 8 1, 8 1, 8XY
1, 7ORAS
1, 7
337 Lunatone Lunatone
Mineral Mineral 7 1 1 1 1
338 Solrock Solrock
Mineral Mineral 7 1 1 1 1
343 Baltoy Baltoy
Mineral Mineral 1 1 1 1 1
344 Claydol Claydol
Mineral Mineral 1 1 1 1 1
358 Chimecho Chimecho
Amorphous Amorphous 14 14 14 14XY
1, 10ORAS
1, 10
368 Gorebyss Gorebyss
Water 1 Water 1 8 6 6 6XY
1ORAS
1
375 Metang Metang
Mineral Mineral 20 1, 20 1, 20 1, 20 1
376 Metagross Metagross
Mineral Mineral 1, 20 1, 20 1, 20 1, 20 1
385 Jirachi Jirachi
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1 1
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Plant Cloak
Bug Bug 23 23 23 23
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Sand Cloak
Bug Bug 23 23 23 23
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Trash Cloak
Bug Bug 23 23 23 23
414 Mothim Mothim
Bug Bug 23 23 23 23
433 Chingling Chingling
Undiscovered Undiscovered 14 14 14XY
10ORAS
10
436 Bronzor Bronzor
Mineral Mineral 1 1 1 1
437 Bronzong Bronzong
Mineral Mineral 1 1 1 1
439 Mime Jr. Mime Jr.
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1
475 Gallade Gallade
Amorphous Amorphous 1, 6 1, 6 1, 6XY
1, 4ORAS
1, 4
480 Uxie Uxie
Undiscovered Undiscovered 21DP
1PtHGSS
1 1 1
481 Mesprit Mesprit
Undiscovered Undiscovered 21DP
1PtHGSS
1 1 1
482 Azelf Azelf
Undiscovered Undiscovered 21DP
1PtHGSS
1 1 1
488 Cresselia Cresselia
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1
494 Victini Victini
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1
527 Woobat Woobat
Field Flying 1 1 1
528 Swoobat Swoobat
Field Flying 1 1 1
574 Gothita Gothita
Human-Like Human-Like 3 3 3
575 Gothorita Gothorita
Human-Like Human-Like 1, 3 1, 3 1, 3
576 Gothitelle Gothitelle
Human-Like Human-Like 1, 3 1, 3 1, 3
605 Elgyem Elgyem
Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1
606 Beheeyem Beheeyem
Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1
648 Meloetta Meloetta
Undiscovered Undiscovered 11 11 1, 11
677 Espurr Espurr
Field Field 9 9
678 Meowstic Meowstic
Male
Field Field 9 1, 9
678 Meowstic Meowstic
Female
Field Field 9 1, 9
720 Hoopa Hoopa
Confined
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1
720 Hoopa Hoopa
Unbound
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1
765 Oranguru Oranguru
Field Field 1
779 Bruxish Bruxish
Water 2 Water 2 9
786 Tapu Lele Tapu Lele
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1
792 Lunala Lunala
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1
800 Necrozma Necrozma
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1
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
007 Squirtle Squirtle
Monster Water 1
032 Nidoran♂ Nidoran♂
Monster Field
114 Tangela Tangela
Grass Grass
187 Hoppip Hoppip
Fairy Grass
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 Conquest

 
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Table 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.
★★
Power = 29 | Accuracy = 100% | Effect = 10% chance to confuse the target
Used by : Ralts   Chingling   Gothita

Super Smash Bros. series

Mewtwo uses Confusion as its side special move. The move acts as a grab, ignoring shields while flipping the opponent in midair. Additionally, the move is capable of reflecting projectiles, although they would not damage the initial user of the projectile in Super Smash Bros. Melee. This was fixed in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U.

Pokémon GO

Confusion
Fast Attack
Type Psychic
Power 15
Energy boost 14%
Duration 1.51 seconds
Eligible Pokémon:
ButterfreeVenonatVenomothGolduckKadabraAlakazam
SlowpokeSlowbroDrowzeeHypnoExeggcuteExeggutor
Mr. MimeMewtwo

Prior to an update to Niantic's servers on July 30, Confusion had a power of 12 and an energy gain of 7%.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target. It may also leave the target confused.
Conq. The target is hit by a weak telekinetic force. It may also leave the target confused.

In the anime

In the main series


Pokédex entries

Episode Subject Source Entry
EP182 Confusion Ash's Pokédex Confusion. This powerful Psychic attack confuses an opponent and weakens it as well.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In Pokémon Origins


In the manga

In the Ash & Pikachu manga


In the How I Became a Pokémon Card manga


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Colosseum Snatcher Leo manga


In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga


In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga


In other generations

Confusion I.png Confusion II.png Confusion III.png Confusion 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
Confusion V.png Confusion 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
Confusion Stad.png Confusion Stad2.png Confusion Colo.png Confusion 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

Trivia

  • The English name of this move is semantically dissimilar to its Japanese name, ねんりき Nenriki, which can be translated to mean mindpower. This has been known to cause some confusion when depicted in the English dub of the anime.
  • In the anime, Confusion seems to have exactly the same effect as the move Psychic.
  • A majority of the time when Confusion is featured in the Pokémon Trading Card Game, it causes the Defending Pokémon to be Paralyzed rather than Confused.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 念力 Niànlì
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Zmatení
Denmark Flag.png Danish Forvirring
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Verwarring
Finland Flag.png Finnish Sekaannus (Original Series)
Hämmennys (Advanced Generation)
France Flag.png French Choc Mental
Germany Flag.png German Konfusion
Greece Flag.png Greek Σύγχυση Sýgchysi
India Flag.png Hindi चक्रादों Chakraado, Uljhan me daalna
Italy Flag.png Italian Confusione
South Korea Flag.png Korean 염동력 Yeomdongryeok
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Forvirring
Poland Flag.png Polish Zamęt
Konfuzja*
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Confusão
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Confusão (Pokémon Chronicles)
Romania Flag.png Romanian Confuzie
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Zbunjivanje
Spain Flag.png Spanish Confusión
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Förvirring
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Karmaşa
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Gây Rối


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