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Kinesis (move)

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Kinesis
スプーンまげ Spoon Bend
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Type  Psychic
Category  Status
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  —
Accuracy  80%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Smart
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jam  0  
Temporarily stops the crowd from growing excited.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  0  
Earn double the score in the next turn.

Kinesis (Japanese: スプーンまげ Spoon Bend) is a non-damaging Psychic-type move introduced in Generation I. It is the signature move of Kadabra and Alakazam.

Effect

Kinesis decreases the target's accuracy stat by one stage.

Description

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Games Description
StadStad2 A special move of bending spoons to confound the enemy. Makes the user harder to hit.
GSC Reduces the foe's accuracy.
RSE Distracts the foe. May lower accuracy.
FRLG The user distracts the foe by bending a spoon. It may lower accuracy.
Colo. Distracts the target. May lower accuracy.
DPPtHGSS The user distracts the foe by bending a spoon. It may lower the target's accuracy.
BWB2W2 The user distracts the target by bending a spoon. It lowers the target's accuracy.
XY The user distracts the target by bending a spoon. This lowers the target's accuracy.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
064 Kadabra Kadabra Psychic Psychic   -- -- -- -- -- --
065 Alakazam Alakazam Psychic Psychic   -- -- -- -- --
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 generations

Kinesis I.png Kinesis II.png Kinesis III.png Kinesis 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)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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
Kinesis Stadium.png Kinesis Stad2.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)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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

  • This move is a reference to the psychokinetic spoon bending tricks popularized by stage psychic Uri Geller.
  • In Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue, it was impossible to learn Kinesis, as neither Kadabra nor Alakazam learn it by leveling up. It only appeared as a random Metronome move. Pokémon Yellow featured wild Kadabra that could be caught and later games featured Move Reminders that allowed Kadabra and Alakazam to learn the move.
  • Along with Barrage, Leech Life, and Struggle, Kinesis is one of four moves originating from Generation I that has not been featured in the main series anime (Barrage was featured in Pokémon Origins).

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 折彎湯匙 Zhéwān Tāngchí
France Flag.png French Télékinésie
Germany Flag.png German Psykraft
Greece Flag.png Greek Τηλεκίνηση
Italy Flag.png Italian Cinèsi
South Korea Flag.png Korean 숟가락휘기 Sutgarak Hwigi
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Cinese
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Telekineza
Spain Flag.png Spanish Kinético


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Last modified on 1 July 2014, at 14:16