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Telekinesis (Japanese: テレキネシス Telekinesis) is a non-damaging Psychic-type move introduced in Generation V. It was TM19 in Generation V.
Telekinesis raises its target into the air for three turns. This makes all moves used against the target (with the exception of one-hit knockout moves) bypass accuracy checks to always hit, unless the target is in the semi-invulnerable turn of a move such as Dig or Fly. In addition, the target will be immune to Ground-type moves, Spikes, Toxic Spikes, and Arena Trap.
The effect of Telekinesis is canceled by the effects of Gravity, Smack Down, Ingrain, or an Iron Ball. If Telekinesis is used when any of these effects are active on its target, it will fail. If Gravity's effect is active, Telekinesis cannot even be selected for use.
Mega Gengar, Diglett, Dugtrio, Sandygast and Palossand cannot be affected by the move Telekinesis (a Pokémon transformed into one of these Pokémon can be affected). If Mega Gengar is affected by Telekinesis before Mega Evolving or receives the effect via Baton Pass, the effect disappears; the other four will retain the effect if they obtain it via Baton Pass.
Telekinesis itself also bypasses accuracy checks to always hit, unless the opponent is in the semi-invulnerable turn of a move such as Dig or Fly.
If powered up by a Psychium Z into Z-Telekinesis, the user's Special Attack stat raises one stage.
| The user makes the target float with its psychic power. The target is easier to hit for three turns.
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