Psywave (move)

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Psywave
サイコウェーブ Psychowave
Psywave.png
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Type  Psychic
Category  Special
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  Varies
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  1
Badly startles all Pokémon that made good appeals.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Effectiveness varies depending on when it is used.

Psywave (Japanese: サイコウェーブ Psychowave) is a damage-dealing Psychic-type move introduced in Generation I. It was TM46 in Generation I. It was the signature move of Misdreavus in Generation II.

Effect

Generation I

Psywave inflicts a random amount of damage, varying between 1 damage and 1.5× the user's level on the player's side, and between 0 damage and 1.5× the user's level on the opponent's side in a Link battle. If a 0 is generated by the PRNG, it causes the games to desync immediately as the target will receive 0 damage on the opponent's game, while the user's side will keep generating pseudo-random numbers until one between 1 and (User's Level ×1.5) is produced. Additionally, the game will freeze if a Level 0, 1, or 171 Pokémon uses the move, though this error is only possible with external modification or through the use of other glitches and was fixed in later generations.

Generations II to V

Psywave inflicts a random amount of damage, varying between 0.5× and 1.5× the user's level. The damage can be calculated using the following formula, where X is a randomly generated number between 0 and 1:

(X + 0.5) × User's level

The damage is always rounded down; however, Psywave will always deal at least 1 HP of damage.

Although Psywave is a Psychic-type move, its type does not alter the amount of damage it inflicts. It still cannot hit Dark-type Pokémon, however, except by using Miracle Eye.

Generation VI

Psywave's accuracy is changed from 80% to 100%.

Description

Games Description
StadStad2 A Psychic-type attack of varying intensity. It occasionally inflicts heavy damage.
GSC An attack with variable power.
RSEColo.XD Attacks with a psychic wave of varying intensity.
FRLG The foe is attacked with an odd, hot energy wave that varies in intensity.
DPPtHGSS The foe is attacked with an odd, hot energy wave. The attack varies in intensity.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SM
The target is attacked with an odd psychic wave. The attack varies in intensity.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
120 Staryu Staryu
Water 3 Water 3 13ORAS 13
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime
Human-Like Human-Like 15B2W2 15 15
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1
200 Misdreavus Misdreavus
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1 1 1
325 Spoink Spoink
Field Field 7 7 7 7 7
326 Grumpig Grumpig
Field Field 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7
337 Lunatone Lunatone
Mineral Mineral 25 23 23BW
17B2W2
17XY
13ORAS
13
338 Solrock Solrock
Mineral Mineral 25 23 23BW
17B2W2
17XY
13ORAS
13
358 Chimecho Chimecho
Amorphous Amorphous 30 30 30 30XY
16ORAS
16
380 Latias Latias
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1 1
381 Latios Latios
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1 1
429 Mismagius Mismagius
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1
436 Bronzor Bronzor
Mineral Mineral 15B2W2 15 15
437 Bronzong Bronzong
Mineral Mineral 15B2W2 15 15
517 Munna Munna
Field Field 1 1 1
561 Sigilyph Sigilyph
Flying Flying 8 8 8
577 Solosis Solosis
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1
578 Duosion Duosion
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1
579 Reuniclus Reuniclus
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1
686 Inkay Inkay
Water 1 Water 2 13 13
687 Malamar Malamar
Water 1 Water 2 13 13
779 Bruxish Bruxish
Water 2 Water 2 25
786 Tapu Lele Tapu Lele
Undiscovered Undiscovered 8
793 Nihilego Nihilego
Undiscovered Undiscovered 13
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
092 Gastly Gastly
Amorphous Amorphous
109 Koffing Koffing
Amorphous Amorphous
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 Egg Groups Machine
I
TM46
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
--
VI
--
VII
--
012 Butterfree Butterfree
Bug Bug
035 Clefairy Clefairy
Fairy Fairy
036 Clefable Clefable
Fairy Fairy
039 Jigglypuff Jigglypuff
Fairy Fairy
040 Wigglytuff Wigglytuff
Fairy Fairy
048 Venonat Venonat
Bug Bug
049 Venomoth Venomoth
Bug Bug
060 Poliwag Poliwag
Water 1 Water 1
061 Poliwhirl Poliwhirl
Water 1 Water 1
062 Poliwrath Poliwrath
Water 1 Water 1
063 Abra Abra
Human-Like Human-Like
064 Kadabra Kadabra
Human-Like Human-Like
065 Alakazam Alakazam
Human-Like Human-Like
079 Slowpoke Slowpoke
Monster Water 1
080 Slowbro Slowbro
Monster Water 1
092 Gastly Gastly
Amorphous Amorphous
093 Haunter Haunter
Amorphous Amorphous
094 Gengar Gengar
Amorphous Amorphous
096 Drowzee Drowzee
Human-Like Human-Like
097 Hypno Hypno
Human-Like Human-Like
102 Exeggcute Exeggcute
Grass Grass
103 Exeggutor Exeggutor
Grass Grass
113 Chansey Chansey
Fairy Fairy
120 Staryu Staryu
Water 3 Water 3
121 Starmie Starmie
Water 3 Water 3
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime
Human-Like Human-Like
124 Jynx Jynx
Human-Like Human-Like
125 Electabuzz Electabuzz
Human-Like Human-Like
126 Magmar Magmar
Human-Like Human-Like
131 Lapras Lapras
Monster Water 1
137 Porygon Porygon
Mineral Mineral
143 Snorlax Snorlax
Monster Monster
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo
Undiscovered Undiscovered
151 Mew Mew
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

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Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target, even at a distance. The amount of damage depends on the user's level.

In the anime

Zoey Mismagius Psywave.png Officer Jenny Duosion Psywave.png Brandon Solrock Psywave.png Mandi Exeggutor Psywave.png
Mismagius Duosion Solrock Exeggutor
The foe is attacked with an odd, hot energy wave.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
124 Jynx Jynx's eyes glow and it raises its hands in the air. The opponent then lifts up into the air, and by waving its arms, Jynx can control wherever the opponent goes.
Santa Claus's Jynx Holiday Hi-Jynx Debut
103 Exeggutor Exeggutor's eyes glow green and it bends down, firing a white ring at the opponent from the middle of its leaves.
Mandi's Exeggutor Round One - Begin! None
092 Gastly Gastly shoots the fog around its body at the opponent and the fog morphs into an arrow-like shape that hits the opponent.
Officer Jenny's Gastly Pikachu Re-Volts None
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime raises its hands then brings them down in the shape of a circle and a white circle appears in front of it. It then fires the ring at the opponent.
Toku's Mr. Mime The Psychic Sidekicks! None
338 Solrock Solrock's body becomes outlined in light blue, and its eyes also glow light blue. Solrock then fires light blue rings at the opponent from its body.
Brandon's Solrock Pace - The Final Frontier! None
429 Mismagius Mismagius's outlines glow light blue and it releases a wave of energy out of its body. When it hits the opponent, its body glows multicolored at Mismagius can control the opponent, or Mismagius's body becomes outlined in light blue and it fires invisible or light blue shockwaves at the opponent from its body, or the gems on Mismagius's body glow pink and its body becomes outlined in light blue. It then fires multiple light blue tentacles from the outline at the opponent, or Mismagius's eyes become surrounded in multicolored energy and it fires a beam of multicolored energy from its eyes at the opponent.
Cocoa's Mismagius Arriving in Style! None
Fantina's Mismagius Playing the Leveling Field! None
Zoey's Mismagius Coming Full - Festival Circle! None
Grings Kodai's Mismagius Zoroark: Master of Illusions None
358 Chimecho Chimecho's body becomes outlined in light blue and it releases multiple light blue rings from its mouth at the opponent.
Maya's Chimecho Mastering Current Events! None
578 Duosion Duosion puts its arms out in front of it and multicolored energy appears and gathers in front of its body. A wavy multicolored beam of energy then fires from the energy at the opponent.
Officer Jenny's Duosion Beheeyem, Duosion, and the Dream Thief! None
326 Grumpig Grumpig fires a beam of multicolored energy from between its hands at the opponent.
A wild Grumpig An Oasis of Hope! None
325 Spoink Spoink fires a beam of multicolored energy from between its hands at the opponent.
Multiple wild Spoink An Oasis of Hope! None
561 Sigilyph Sigilyph's two eyes on its head start to glow and then it fires a beam of multicolored energy from its eyes at the opponent.
Carrie's Sigilyph Cloudy Fate, Bright Future! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Phantom Thief Pokémon 7 manga


In the Pokémon Try Adventure manga


In other generations

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

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 精神波 Jīngsàhn Bō *
幻象波 Waahnjeuhng Bō *
幻像波浪 Waahnjeuhng Bōlohng *
Mandarin 精神波 Jīngshén Bō *
幻象波 Huànxiàng Bō *
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Psygoot
Finland Flag.png Finnish Psykoaalto
France Flag.png French Vague Psy
Germany Flag.png German Psywelle
Greece Flag.png Greek Ψυχοκύμα
India Flag.png Hindi मानसिक लहर Maansik leher
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Psywave
Italy Flag.png Italian Psiconda*
Psico-onda*
South Korea Flag.png Korean 사이코웨이브 Psycho Wave
Poland Flag.png Polish Psychofala
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Onda Psíquica
Romania Flag.png Romanian Psywave
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Psihički Talas
Spain Flag.png Spanish Psicoonda*
Psico-Onda*
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Sóng Tâm Linh


Generation I TMs
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Generation I HMs
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