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Psycho Shift (Japanese: サイコシフト Psycho Shift) is a non-damaging Psychic-type move introduced in Generation IV.
Psycho Shift cures any non-volatile status condition the user has and afflicts the target with it.
It will not transfer volatile status conditions, such as confusion. It will fail if the target is immune to the status condition (such as via type, Ability, Safeguard, or by already having a status condition).
If a badly poisoned Pokémon uses Psycho Shift, its target will be badly poisoned. Psycho Shift can be used to transfer sleep when used via Sleep Talk. As there is no way to act while frozen, Psycho Shift cannot transfer this condition.
Psycho Shift will cure the user, then inflict the status condition on the opponent. Therefore, if Psycho Shift is used on a Pokémon with Synchronize, Synchronize will activate and afflict the user of Psycho Shift with that status condition again (if the user of Psycho Shift is susceptible to the status condition).
Psycho Shift will now inflict the status condition on the target, then cure the user. Therefore, if Psycho Shift is used on a Pokémon with Synchronize, the user of Psycho Shift will already be afflicted with a status condition when Synchronize activates.
Generation VI onwards
Psycho Shift's accuracy changed from 90% to 100%.
If powered up by a Psychium Z into Z-Psycho Shift, the user's Special Attack stat raises two stages.
| Using its psychic power of suggestion, the user transfers its status problems to the target.
| Using its psychic power of suggestion, the user transfers its status conditions to the target.
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
| The user gives the opponent its current status ailment.
|| First Chapter Used In
|| Cresselia raises its head, letting out a loud cry. It is then healed from its current status ailment, while the opponent gains the status ailment Cresselia was just healed from.
| Palmer's Cresselia
|| The Final Dimensional Duel VIII
In other generations
Core series games
Spin-off series games
In other languages
|| 精神轉移 Jīngsàhn Zhuǎnyí *|
幻象轉移 Waahnjeuhng Jyúnyìh *
|| 精神轉移 / 精神转移 Jīngshén Zhuǎnyí *|
幻象轉移 Huànxiàng Zhuǎnyí *
|| Échange Psy*|
|| Τηλεμεταβίβαση Tilemetavívasi
|| 사이코시프트 Psycho Shift
| Brazilian Portuguese
|| Mudança Psíquica
|| Psihička smena