Psycho Shift (move)

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Psycho Shift
サイコシフト Psycho Shift
Psycho Shift.png
Psycho Shift 2.png
Type  Psychic
Category  Status
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Points equal 4 minus voltage of judge
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Raises the score if the Voltage is low.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  0  
Works great if the user goes last this turn.

Psycho Shift (Japanese: サイコシフト Psycho Shift) is a non-damaging Psychic-type move introduced in Generation IV.

Effect

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).

Generation V

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

Psycho Shift's accuracy changed from 90% to 100%.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
Using its psychic power of suggestion, the user transfers its status problems to the target.
XYORAS
SM
Using its psychic power of suggestion, the user transfers its status conditions to the target.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
163 Hoothoot Hoothoot
Flying Flying 41 49 49
164 Noctowl Noctowl
Flying Flying 47 57 57
177 Natu Natu
Flying Flying 33 33 33XY
39ORAS
178 Xatu Xatu
Flying Flying 37 37 37XY
43ORAS
380 Latias Latias
Undiscovered Undiscovered 50 50 50XY
28ORAS
381 Latios Latios
Undiscovered Undiscovered 50 50 50XY
28ORAS
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Undiscovered Undiscovered 57 57 57XY
43ORAS
488 Cresselia Cresselia
Undiscovered Undiscovered 75 75 1, 75
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
063 Abra Abra
Human-Like Human-Like
175 Togepi Togepi
Undiscovered Undiscovered
198 Murkrow Murkrow
Flying Flying
327 Spinda Spinda
Field Human-Like
527 Woobat Woobat
Field Flying
561 Sigilyph Sigilyph
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.


In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Psycho Shift IV.png Psycho Shift V.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
Mandarin Chinese 幻象轉移 Huànxiàng Zhuǎnyí
France Flag.png French Échange Psy*
Echange Psy*
Germany Flag.png German Psybann
Greece Flag.png Greek Τηλεμεταβίβαση
Italy Flag.png Italian Psicotrasfer
South Korea Flag.png Korean 사이코시프트 Psycho Shift
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Mudança Psíquica
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Psihička smena
Spain Flag.png Spanish Psicocambio*
Psico-cambio*


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