Psyshock (move)

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Psyshock
サイコショック Psycho Shock
Psyshock.png
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Type  Psychic
Category  Special
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  80
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation V
Condition  [[ (condition)|]]
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
 ???
Condition  [[ (condition)|]]
Appeal  0  
 ???
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  1
Jamming  4 ♥♥♥♥
Badly startles the last Pokémon to act before the user.

Psyshock (Japanese: サイコショック Psycho Shock) is a damage-dealing Psychic-type move introduced in Generation V. It has been TM03 since Generation V.

Effect

Psyshock inflicts physical damage. Despite being classified as a special move, this move calculates damage using the user's Special Attack and the opponent's Defense stat (similar to Psystrike and Secret Sword).

Despite targeting the opponent's Defense stat, the move's damage is unaffected by Reflect and it will not activate Counter; instead, it is affected by Light Screen and activates Mirror Coat.

Description

Games Description
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SM
The user materializes an odd psychic wave to attack the target. This attack does physical damage.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
096 Drowzee Drowzee
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 57 57 57
097 Hypno Hypno
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 57 57 57
103 Exeggutor Exeggutor
GrassIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Grass Grass 17 17 17
103 Exeggutor Exeggutor
Alola Form
GrassIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Grass Grass 17
325 Spoink Spoink
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field 34BW
38B2W2
38 38
326 Grumpig Grumpig
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field 37BW
42B2W2
42 42
337 Lunatone Lunatone
RockIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 1
574 Gothita Gothita
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 25 25 25
575 Gothorita Gothorita
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 25 25 25
576 Gothitelle Gothitelle
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 25 25 25
577 Solosis Solosis
PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 25 25 25
578 Duosion Duosion
PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 25 25 25
579 Reuniclus Reuniclus
PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 25 25 25
653 Fennekin Fennekin
FireIC Big.png Field Field 31 31
654 Braixen Braixen
FireIC Big.png Field Field 34 36
655 Delphox Delphox
FireIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Field 34 38
677 Espurr Espurr
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field 25 25
678 Meowstic Meowstic
Male
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field 25 25
678 Meowstic Meowstic
Female
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field 25 25
786 Tapu Lele Tapu Lele
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 32
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
--
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
TM03
VI
TM03
VII
TM03
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
038 Ninetales Ninetales
FireIC Big.png Field Field
038 Ninetales Ninetales
Alola Form
IceIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Field Field
054 Psyduck Psyduck
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
055 Golduck Golduck
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
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
096 Drowzee Drowzee
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
097 Hypno Hypno
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
103 Exeggutor Exeggutor
GrassIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Grass Grass
103 Exeggutor Exeggutor
Alola Form
GrassIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
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
137 Porygon Porygon
NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
151 Mew Mew
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
173 Cleffa Cleffa
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
196 Espeon Espeon
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
199 Slowking Slowking
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
203 Girafarig Girafarig
NormalIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Field
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
249 Lugia Lugia
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
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
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
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
358 Chimecho Chimecho
PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
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
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
468 Togekiss Togekiss
FairyIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Fairy
474 Porygon-Z Porygon-Z
NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
475 Gallade Gallade
PsychicIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
480 Uxie Uxie
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
481 Mesprit Mesprit
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
482 Azelf Azelf
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
488 Cresselia Cresselia
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
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
561 Sigilyph Sigilyph
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
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
605 Elgyem Elgyem
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
606 Beheeyem Beheeyem
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
648 Meloetta Meloetta
NormalIC Big.png
PsychicIC 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
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
683 Aromatisse Aromatisse
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
687 Malamar Malamar
DarkIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 2
700 Sylveon Sylveon
FairyIC Big.png Field Field
707 Klefki Klefki
SteelIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
716 Xerneas Xerneas
FairyIC 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
765 Oranguru Oranguru
NormalIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Field
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.


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 = 43 | Accuracy = 100%
Used by : Kirlia   Chimecho

Pokémon GO

Psyshock
Special Attack
Type Psychic
Power 65
Energy bar 3
Duration 2.7 seconds
Critical rate 5%
Drain  ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
AbraSlowpokeDrowzeeHypnoJynxCleffa
TogepiNatuSmoochum
  • Prior to an update to Niantic's servers on February 16, 2017, Psyshock had a power of 40.

Description

Games Description
Conq. The user materializes an odd psychic wave to attack the target. This attack does physical damage.
MDGtI This is a special move, but it won't be affected by the enemy's Special Defense.*
It damages an enemy. This move is a special attack, but the enemy's Defense stat determines damage instead of its Special Defense stat.*

In the anime

Lewis Gothorita Psyshock.png Christie Gothita Psyshock.png Officer Jenny Duosion Psyshock.png Alain Metang Psyshock.png
Gothorita Gothita Duosion Metang
The user creates a blob of psychic power and hurls it at the opponent
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
574 Gothita Gothita jumps into the air and puts its arms out in front of it. It then forms a mass of thick light blue, blue and purple energy and fires it at the opponent. When it hits the opponent, it pushes it back and explodes. Sometimes, the black tuft of hair on its head twitches and glows light purple before using the attack. When this happens, its body flashes light blue, blue and purple before forming the mass of energy.
Christie's Gothita Where Did You Go, Audino? Debut
Katharine's Gothita Scraggy and the Demanding Gothita! None
578 Duosion Duosion crouches its body together and three thick masses of light blue, blue and purple energy forms around the front of its body. Duosion then fires the masses at the opponent, one after the other.
Officer Jenny's Duosion Beheeyem, Duosion, and the Dream Thief! None
575 Gothorita Gothorita floats into the air and closes its eyes. Three thick masses of light blue, blue and purple energy forms in front of Gothorita's body, and it fires the orbs at the opponent.
Lewis's Gothorita Stopping the Rage of Legends! Part 2 None
Flora's Gothorita The Clubsplosion Begins! None
678F Meowstic Meowstic forms a purple orb of energy in one of its hands. It then fires three dark purple beams from the orb at the opponent.
Olympia's two Meowstic All Eyes on the Future! None
375 Metang Metang creates a stream of purple energy inbetween its hands and it then fires a purple beam of aura from its hands towards the opponent.
Alain's Metang The Synchronicity Test! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Psyshock 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

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 精神衝擊 Jīngsàhn Chūnggīk *
幻象攻擊 Waahnjeuhng Gūnggīk *
Mandarin 精神衝擊 / 精神冲击 Jīngshén Chōngjí / Jīngshén Chōngjī *
幻象攻擊 Huànxiàng Gōngjí *
France Flag.png French Choc Psy
Germany Flag.png German Psychoschock
Greece Flag.png Greek ψυχικοπληξία
Italy Flag.png Italian Psicoshock
South Korea Flag.png Korean 사이코쇼크 Psycho Shock
Poland Flag.png Polish Psychoszok
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Choque Psíquico (games, XY series-present, TCG, manga)
PsicoChoque (early anime)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal PsicoChoque
Spain Flag.png Spanish Psicocarga
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Psykchock*


Generation V TMs
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51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
010203040506
Generation VI TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 959697
9899100
Generation VI HMs
010203040506ORAS07ORAS
Generation VII TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100


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