Psychic (move)

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Psychic
サイコキネシス Psychokinesis
Psychic.png
Psychic 2.png
Type  Psychic
Category  Special
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  90
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  1
Jam  3 ♥♥♥
Badly startles those that have made appeals.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs first in the turn.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Quite an appealing move.

Psychic (Japanese: サイコキネシス Psychokinesis) is a damage-dealing Psychic-type move introduced in Generation I. It is TM29 in every generation so far. It can be upgraded to the special Z-Move Genesis Supernova by Mew holding Mewnium Z.

Effect

Generation I

Psychic does damage and has a 33.2% chance of lowering the target's Special by one stage.

Generation II onwards

Psychic now has a 10% chance of lowering the target's Special Defense by one stage.

Psychic can be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining an extra appeal point if any of the moves Calm Mind, Confusion or Kinesis was used in the prior turn. It can also be used to start a combination, causing certain moves (Confusion, Future Sight, Kinesis and Teleport) to have their base appeal points doubled if used in the next turn.

Description

Games Description
Stad A Psychic-type attack. Has a one-in-three chance of lowering the target's Special rating.
Stad2 A Psychic-type attack. Has a one-in-ten chance of lowering the target's Spcl.Def rating.
GSC An attack that may lower Spcl.Def.
RSEColo.XD A powerful psychic attack that may lower Sp. Def.
FRLG A strong telekinetic attack. It may also lower the foe's Sp. Def stat.
DPPtHGSSPBR The foe is hit by a strong telekinetic force. It may also reduce the foe's Sp. Def stat.
BWB2W2 The target is hit by a strong telekinetic force. It may also reduce the target's Sp.Def stat.
XYORAS
SM
The target is hit by a strong telekinetic force. This may also lower the target's Sp. Def stat.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
026 Raichu Raichu
Alola Form
ElectricIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Fairy 1, Evo.
048 Venonat Venonat
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 43 41 41 47 47 47 47
049 Venomoth Venomoth
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 50 52 52 55 55 55 55
064 Kadabra Kadabra
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 38 38 36 40 46 46XY
38ORAS
38
065 Alakazam Alakazam
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 38 38 36 40 46 46XY
38ORAS
38
079 Slowpoke Slowpoke
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1 48 48 48RSE
40FRLG
48 45 45 45
080 Slowbro Slowbro
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1 55 54 54RSE
44FRLG
54 49 49 49
096 Drowzee Drowzee
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 32 40 40RSE
31FRLG
40 49 49 49
097 Hypno Hypno
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 37 49 49RSE
35FRLG
50 49 49 49
102 Exeggcute Exeggcute
GrassIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Grass Grass 47 47BW
120 Staryu Staryu
WaterIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3 42ORAS 42
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 45RSE
43FRLG
39 39 39 39
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 1, 66 66 66 71 64 57 57
151 Mew Mew
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 40 40 40 30 30 30 30
167 Spinarak Spinarak
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 53 53 40 40 40 40
168 Ariados Ariados
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 63 63 46 46 46 46
177 Natu Natu
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 50 50 47 47 50XY
33ORAS
33
178 Xatu Xatu
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 65 65 59 59 66XY
35ORAS
35
196 Espeon Espeon
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field 47 47 64 64BW
37B2W2
37 37
199 Slowking Slowking
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1 48 48RSE
40FRLG
48 48 45 45
203 Girafarig Girafarig
NormalIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Field 37 37 37XY
50ORAS
50
238 Smoochum Smoochum
IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 37 45 35 35 38 38
280 Ralts Ralts
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 26 28 28 32XY
27ORAS
27
281 Kirlia Kirlia
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 26 31 31 36XY
30ORAS
30
282 Gardevoir Gardevoir
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 26 33 33 40XY
31ORAS
31
325 Spoink Spoink
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field 34 31 31BW
44B2W2
44 44
326 Grumpig Grumpig
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field 37 47 47BW
52B2W2
52 52
337 Lunatone Lunatone
RockIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 37 45 45BW
33B2W2
33XY
29ORAS
29
338 Solrock Solrock
RockIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 33B2W2 33XY
29ORAS
29
358 Chimecho Chimecho
PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 46
368 Gorebyss Gorebyss
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1 36 42 42 42XY
34ORAS
34
375 Metang Metang
SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 38 36 36BW
41B2W2
41XY
38ORAS
38
376 Metagross Metagross
SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 38 36 36BW
41B2W2
41XY
38ORAS
38
380 Latias Latias
DragonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 40 65 65 65XY
51ORAS
51
381 Latios Latios
DragonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 40 65 65 65XY
51ORAS
51
385 Jirachi Jirachi
SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 20 20 20 20 20
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Normal Forme
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 25 41 41 41XY
31ORAS
31
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Attack Forme
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 25 41 41 41XY
31ORAS
31
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Defense Forme
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 25 41 41 41XY
31ORAS
31
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Speed Forme
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 25 41 41 41XY
31ORAS
31
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Plant Cloak
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Bug 44 44 44 44
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
BugIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Bug Bug 44 44 44 44
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Trash Cloak
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug 44 44 44 44
414 Mothim Mothim
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 44 44 44 44
439 Mime Jr. Mime Jr.
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 39 39 39 39
488 Cresselia Cresselia
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 93 93 93 93
517 Munna Munna
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field 37 37 37
527 Woobat Woobat
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Field Flying 41 41 41
528 Swoobat Swoobat
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Field Flying 41 41 41
561 Sigilyph Sigilyph
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 44 44 44
574 Gothita Gothita
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 37 37 37
575 Gothorita Gothorita
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 39 39 39
576 Gothitelle Gothitelle
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 39 39 39
577 Solosis Solosis
PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 37 37 37
578 Duosion Duosion
PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 39 39 39
579 Reuniclus Reuniclus
PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 39 39 39
605 Elgyem Elgyem
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 39 39 39
606 Beheeyem Beheeyem
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 39 39 39
648 Meloetta Meloetta
NormalIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 57 57 57
653 Fennekin Fennekin
FireIC Big.png Field Field 41 41
654 Braixen Braixen
FireIC Big.png Field Field 48 49
655 Delphox Delphox
FireIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Field 51 57
678 Meowstic Meowstic
Male
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field 40 40
678 Meowstic Meowstic
Female
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field 40 40
682 Spritzee Spritzee
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy 48 48
683 Aromatisse Aromatisse
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy 48 48
717 Yveltal Yveltal
DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 59 59
720 Hoopa Hoopa
Confined
PsychicIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 75 75
720 Hoopa Hoopa
Unbound
PsychicIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 75ORAS 75
765 Oranguru Oranguru
NormalIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Field 43
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
054 Psyduck Psyduck
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
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

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
TM29
II
TM29
III
TM29
IV
TM29
V
TM29
VI
TM29
VII
TM29
012 Butterfree Butterfree
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
026 Raichu Raichu
Alola Form
ElectricIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Fairy
035 Clefairy Clefairy
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
036 Clefable Clefable
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
039 Jigglypuff Jigglypuff
NormalIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Fairy
040 Wigglytuff Wigglytuff
NormalIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Fairy
048 Venonat Venonat
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
049 Venomoth Venomoth
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
054 Psyduck Psyduck
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
055 Golduck Golduck
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
060 Poliwag Poliwag
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
061 Poliwhirl Poliwhirl
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
062 Poliwrath Poliwrath
WaterIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1
063 Abra Abra
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
064 Kadabra Kadabra
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
065 Alakazam Alakazam
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
079 Slowpoke Slowpoke
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
080 Slowbro Slowbro
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
092 Gastly Gastly
GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
093 Haunter Haunter
GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
094 Gengar Gengar
GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
096 Drowzee Drowzee
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
097 Hypno Hypno
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
102 Exeggcute Exeggcute
GrassIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Grass Grass
103 Exeggutor Exeggutor
GrassIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Grass Grass
103 Exeggutor Exeggutor
Alola Form
GrassIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
113 Chansey Chansey
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
120 Staryu Staryu
WaterIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3
121 Starmie Starmie
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
124 Jynx Jynx
IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
125 Electabuzz Electabuzz
ElectricIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
126 Magmar Magmar
FireIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
131 Lapras Lapras
WaterIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
137 Porygon Porygon
NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
143 Snorlax Snorlax
NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
151 Mew Mew
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
163 Hoothoot Hoothoot
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
164 Noctowl Noctowl
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
167 Spinarak Spinarak
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
168 Ariados Ariados
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
173 Cleffa Cleffa
FairyIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
174 Igglybuff Igglybuff
NormalIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
175 Togepi Togepi
FairyIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
176 Togetic Togetic
FairyIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Fairy
177 Natu Natu
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
178 Xatu Xatu
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
186 Politoed Politoed
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
193 Yanma Yanma
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
196 Espeon Espeon
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
197 Umbreon Umbreon
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
198 Murkrow Murkrow
DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
199 Slowking Slowking
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
200 Misdreavus Misdreavus
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
203 Girafarig Girafarig
NormalIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Field
222 Corsola Corsola
WaterIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
223 Remoraid Remoraid
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 2
224 Octillery Octillery
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 2
233 Porygon2 Porygon2
NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
234 Stantler Stantler
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
238 Smoochum Smoochum
IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
239 Elekid Elekid
ElectricIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
240 Magby Magby
FireIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
242 Blissey Blissey
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
249 Lugia Lugia
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
250 Ho-Oh Ho-Oh
FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
251 Celebi Celebi
PsychicIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
267 Beautifly Beautifly
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
269 Dustox Dustox
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
280 Ralts Ralts
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
281 Kirlia Kirlia
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
282 Gardevoir Gardevoir
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
302 Sableye Sableye
DarkIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
307 Meditite Meditite
FightingIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
308 Medicham Medicham
FightingIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
325 Spoink Spoink
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
326 Grumpig Grumpig
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
327 Spinda Spinda
NormalIC Big.png Field Human-Like
337 Lunatone Lunatone
RockIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
338 Solrock Solrock
RockIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
343 Baltoy Baltoy
GroundIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
344 Claydol Claydol
GroundIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
353 Shuppet Shuppet
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
354 Banette Banette
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
355 Duskull Duskull
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
356 Dusclops Dusclops
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
358 Chimecho Chimecho
PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
368 Gorebyss Gorebyss
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
375 Metang Metang
SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
376 Metagross Metagross
SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
380 Latias Latias
DragonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
381 Latios Latios
DragonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
385 Jirachi Jirachi
SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
386 Deoxys Deoxys
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Plant Cloak
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Bug
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
BugIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Bug Bug
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Trash Cloak
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug
414 Mothim Mothim
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
425 Drifloon Drifloon
GhostIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
426 Drifblim Drifblim
GhostIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
429 Mismagius Mismagius
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
430 Honchkrow Honchkrow
DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
433 Chingling Chingling
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
436 Bronzor Bronzor
SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
437 Bronzong Bronzong
SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
439 Mime Jr. Mime Jr.
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
440 Happiny Happiny
NormalIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
442 Spiritomb Spiritomb
GhostIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
446 Munchlax Munchlax
NormalIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
448 Lucario Lucario
FightingIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Human-Like
466 Electivire Electivire
ElectricIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
467 Magmortar Magmortar
FireIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
468 Togekiss Togekiss
FairyIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Fairy
469 Yanmega Yanmega
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
474 Porygon-Z Porygon-Z
NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
475 Gallade Gallade
PsychicIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
477 Dusknoir Dusknoir
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
478 Froslass Froslass
IceIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Fairy Mineral
480 Uxie Uxie
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
481 Mesprit Mesprit
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
482 Azelf Azelf
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
487 Giratina Giratina
GhostIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
488 Cresselia Cresselia
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
490 Manaphy Manaphy
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Fairy
491 Darkrai Darkrai
DarkIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
492 Shaymin Shaymin
Land Forme
GrassIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
492 Shaymin Shaymin
Sky Forme
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered PtHGSS
493 Arceus Arceus
NormalIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
494 Victini Victini
PsychicIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
517 Munna Munna
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
518 Musharna Musharna
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
527 Woobat Woobat
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Field Flying
528 Swoobat Swoobat
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Field Flying
531 Audino Audino
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
547 Whimsicott Whimsicott
GrassIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Grass Fairy
555 Darmanitan Darmanitan
FireIC Big.png Field Field
561 Sigilyph Sigilyph
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
562 Yamask Yamask
GhostIC Big.png Mineral Amorphous
563 Cofagrigus Cofagrigus
GhostIC Big.png Mineral Amorphous
569 Garbodor Garbodor
PoisonIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
574 Gothita Gothita
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
575 Gothorita Gothorita
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
576 Gothitelle Gothitelle
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
577 Solosis Solosis
PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
578 Duosion Duosion
PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
579 Reuniclus Reuniclus
PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
592 Frillish Frillish
WaterIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
593 Jellicent Jellicent
WaterIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
594 Alomomola Alomomola
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 2
605 Elgyem Elgyem
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
606 Beheeyem Beheeyem
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
607 Litwick Litwick
GhostIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
608 Lampent Lampent
GhostIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
609 Chandelure Chandelure
GhostIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
622 Golett Golett
GroundIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
623 Golurk Golurk
GroundIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
636 Larvesta Larvesta
BugIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Bug Bug
637 Volcarona Volcarona
BugIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Bug Bug
641 Tornadus Tornadus
FlyingIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
642 Thundurus Thundurus
ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
643 Reshiram Reshiram
DragonIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
644 Zekrom Zekrom
DragonIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
645 Landorus Landorus
GroundIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
646 Kyurem Kyurem
Normal Kyurem
DragonIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
646 Kyurem Kyurem
Black Kyurem
DragonIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered B2W2
646 Kyurem Kyurem
White Kyurem
DragonIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered B2W2
648 Meloetta Meloetta
NormalIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
649 Genesect Genesect
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
653 Fennekin Fennekin
FireIC Big.png Field Field
654 Braixen Braixen
FireIC Big.png Field Field
655 Delphox Delphox
FireIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Field
666 Vivillon Vivillon
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
669 Flabébé Flabébé
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
670 Floette Floette
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
670 Floette Floette
Eternal Flower
FairyIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
671 Florges Florges
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
677 Espurr Espurr
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
678 Meowstic Meowstic
Male
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
678 Meowstic Meowstic
Female
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
682 Spritzee Spritzee
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
683 Aromatisse Aromatisse
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
684 Swirlix Swirlix
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
685 Slurpuff Slurpuff
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
686 Inkay Inkay
DarkIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 2
687 Malamar Malamar
DarkIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 2
699 Aurorus Aurorus
RockIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Monster
703 Carbink Carbink
RockIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Mineral
707 Klefki Klefki
SteelIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
708 Phantump Phantump
GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Grass Amorphous
709 Trevenant Trevenant
GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Grass Amorphous
710 Pumpkaboo Pumpkaboo
GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
711 Gourgeist Gourgeist
GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
714 Noibat Noibat
FlyingIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Flying Flying
715 Noivern Noivern
FlyingIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Flying Flying
716 Xerneas Xerneas
FairyIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
717 Yveltal Yveltal
DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
719 Diancie Diancie
RockIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
720 Hoopa Hoopa
Confined
PsychicIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
720 Hoopa Hoopa
Unbound
PsychicIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered ORAS
730 Primarina Primarina
WaterIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
742 Cutiefly Cutiefly
BugIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Bug Fairy
743 Ribombee Ribombee
BugIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Bug Fairy
765 Oranguru Oranguru
NormalIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Field
769 Sandygast Sandygast
GhostIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
770 Palossand Palossand
GhostIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
774 Minior Minior
RockIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
778 Mimikyu Mimikyu
GhostIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
779 Bruxish Bruxish
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
786 Tapu Lele Tapu Lele
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
791 Solgaleo Solgaleo
PsychicIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
792 Lunala Lunala
PsychicIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
793 Nihilego Nihilego
RockIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
800 Necrozma Necrozma
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
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 IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
467 Magmortar Magmortar
FireIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like Heated Secret GiftPBR
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 = 44 | Accuracy = 100% | Effect = Has a 10% chance of lowering each target's Defense.
Used by : Alakazam   Gardevoir

Pokémon GO

Psychic
Special Attack
Type Psychic
Power 100
Energy bar 1
Duration 2.8 seconds
Critical rate 5%
Drain  ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
ButterfreeClefableVenomothGolduckAlakazamSlowpoke
SlowbroDrowzeeHypnoExeggcuteExeggutorChansey
StarmieMr. MimeMewtwoMewNoctowlIgglybuff
EspeonSlowkingGirafarigBlisseyCelebi
  • Prior to an update to Niantic's servers on July 30, 2016, Psychic had a power of 50.
  • Prior to an update to Niantic's servers on February 16, 2017, Psychic had a power of 55 and an energy bar of 2.

Alakazam may only know this move if it was obtained before February 16, 2017.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target. It may also lower the target's Special Defense by one level.
Conq. The user launches a strong psychokinetic attack, lowering their enemy's Defense.
Monopoly: Pokémon Exclusive Kanto Edition Telekinetically take a Professor Oak or Trainer Battle card from an opponent!

In the anime

In the main series


In the Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer


In Pokémon Generations


In the manga

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga


In the movie adaptations


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Colosseum Snatchers manga

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Please feel free to edit this section to add missing information and complete it.
Reason: description of the move.

In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga


In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga


In the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Ginji's Rescue Team manga


In the Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King manga


In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga


In other generations

Core series games

Psychic I.png Psychic II.png Psychic III.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
Psychic DPPt.png Psychic HGSS.png Psychic BW.png Psychic B2W2.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 DPPt Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS BW 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

Spin-off series games

Psychic Stad.png Psychic Stad2.png Psychic Colo.png Psychic 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
Psychic PBR.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
Psychic 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

Trivia

  • Psychic is the only move that has the same English name as that of one of the 18 types.
  • From Generation VI onward, Psychic uses an upgraded version of its original sound effect from Generations I and II.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 精神強念 Jīngsàhn Kèuhngnihm *
幻象術 Waahnjeuhng Seuht *
精神念力 Jīngsàhn Nihmlihk *
Mandarin 精神強念 / 精神强念 Jīngshén Qiángniàn *
幻象術 Huànxiàng Shù
意念致动 Yìniàn Zhìdòng *
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Psychický útok
Denmark Flag.png Danish Telepati
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Psychisch
Finland Flag.png Finnish Psyko
Psykovoima (AG046)
France Flag.png French Psyko
Germany Flag.png German Psychokinese
Greece Flag.png Greek Ψυχισμός Psychismós
Israel Flag.png Hebrew על-חושי Al-Hushi
India Flag.png Hindi मानसिक हमला Mansik Hamla,Dimagi Shakti
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Psikis
Italy Flag.png Italian Psichico
South Korea Flag.png Korean 사이코키네시스 Psychokinesis
Poland Flag.png Polish Psychiczny Cios
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Psíquico (games, anime, TCG, manga)
Efeitos Paranormais (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Poderes Mentais (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Poderes Paranormais (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Paranormal (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Psíquico
Romania Flag.png Romanian Psihic
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Psihički Napad
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Ataque Psíquico (EP022-AG062)
Poder (SS014, AG079)
Fuerza Psiquica (AG090-present)
Spain Flag.png Spain Psíquico
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Psykattack*
Mental attack
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Niệm Lực



Variations of the move Psychic
Special PsychicBug BuzzEarth PowerEnergy Ball


Generation I TMs
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Generation I HMs
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Generation II TMs
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Generation II HMs
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Generation III TMs
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Generation III HMs
0102030405060708RSE
Generation IV TMs
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51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
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Generation V HMs
010203040506
Generation VI TMs
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767778798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 959697
9899100
Generation VI HMs
010203040506ORAS07ORAS
Generation VII TMs
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767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100


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