Psybeam (move)

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Psybeam
サイケこうせん Psyche-beam
Psybeam.png
Psybeam 2.png
Type  Psychic
Category  Special
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  65
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jam  0  
Scrambles the order of appeals on the next turn.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs first in the turn.
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Makes the audience expect little of the other contestants.

Psybeam (Japanese: サイケこうせん Psyche-beam) is a damage-dealing Psychic-type move introduced in Generation I.

Effect

Psybeam does damage and has a 10% chance of confusing the target.

Psybeam can be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining extra three appeal points if Calm Mind was used in the prior turn.

Description

Games Description
StadStad2 A Psychic-type attack. Has a one-in-ten of making the target confused.
GSC An attack that may confuse the foe.
RSE Fires a peculiar ray that may confuse the foe.
Colo.XD Fires a peculiar ray that may confuse the target.
FRLG A peculiar ray is shot at the foe. It may leave the foe confused.
DPPtHGSSPBR The foe is attacked with a peculiar ray. It may also leave the target confused.
BWB2W2 The target is attacked with a peculiar ray. It may also cause confusion.
XYORAS
SM
The target is attacked with a peculiar ray. This may also leave the target confused.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
012 Butterfree Butterfree
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 32RGB
34Y
34 34 24 24 24 17
048 Venonat Venonat
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 35 33 33 25 25 25 17
049 Venomoth Venomoth
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 38 36 36 25 25 25 17
064 Kadabra Kadabra
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 27 21 21 24 28 28XY
21ORAS
21
065 Alakazam Alakazam
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 27 21 21 24 28 28XY
21ORAS
21
096 Drowzee Drowzee
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 26 25 25 25
097 Hypno Hypno
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 28 25 25 25
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 36 29 25 25 25 25
137 Porygon Porygon
NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 23 12 12 7 7 7 7
196 Espeon Espeon
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field 36 36 36 36BW
21B2W2
20 20
200 Misdreavus Misdreavus
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 27 27 23 28 28 28
203 Girafarig Girafarig
NormalIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Field 41 41 19 19 19 19
223 Remoraid Remoraid
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 2 22 22 10 10 10 10
224 Octillery Octillery
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 2 22 22 1, 10 1, 10 1, 10 1, 10
226 Mantine Mantine
WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1 1B2W2 1 1
233 Porygon2 Porygon2
NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 12 12 7 7 7 7
269 Dustox Dustox
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 24 24 24 24XY
22ORAS
22
325 Spoink Spoink
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field 16 14 14 14 14
326 Grumpig Grumpig
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field 1, 16 1, 14 1, 14 1, 14 1, 14
327 Spinda Spinda
NormalIC Big.png Field Human-Like 16 19 19 19XY
14ORAS
14
343 Baltoy Baltoy
GroundIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 11 11 15BW
13B2W2
13XY
16ORAS
16
344 Claydol Claydol
GroundIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 11 11 15BW
13B2W2
13XY
16ORAS
16
352 Kecleon Kecleon
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 17 15DP
18PtHGSS
18 18 18
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Plant Cloak
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Bug 32 32 32 32
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
BugIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Bug Bug 32 32 32 32
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Trash Cloak
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug 32 32 32 32
414 Mothim Mothim
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 32 32 32 32
439 Mime Jr. Mime Jr.
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 25 25 25 25
474 Porygon-Z Porygon-Z
NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 7 7 7 7
517 Munna Munna
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field 11 11 11
518 Musharna Musharna
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field 1 1 1
561 Sigilyph Sigilyph
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 18 18 18
574 Gothita Gothita
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 16 16 16
575 Gothorita Gothorita
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 16 16 16
576 Gothitelle Gothitelle
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 16 16 16
605 Elgyem Elgyem
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 15 15 15
606 Beheeyem Beheeyem
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 15 15 15
648 Meloetta Meloetta
NormalIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 31 31 31
653 Fennekin Fennekin
FireIC Big.png Field Field 17 17
654 Braixen Braixen
FireIC Big.png Field Field 18 18
655 Delphox Delphox
FireIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Field 18 18
666 Vivillon Vivillon
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 17 17
677 Espurr Espurr
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field 17 17
678 Meowstic Meowstic
Male
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field 17 17
678 Meowstic Meowstic
Female
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field 17 17
686 Inkay Inkay
DarkIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 2 21 21
687 Malamar Malamar
DarkIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 2 21 21
720 Hoopa Hoopa
Confined
PsychicIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 15XY
19ORAS
19
720 Hoopa Hoopa
Unbound
PsychicIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 19ORAS 19
786 Tapu Lele Tapu Lele
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 14
801 Magearna Magearna
SteelIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1
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 Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
046 Paras Paras
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Grass
054 Psyduck Psyduck
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
109 Koffing Koffing
PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
118 Goldeen Goldeen
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2
165 Ledyba Ledyba
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
167 Spinarak Spinarak
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
170 Chinchou Chinchou
WaterIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
283 Surskit Surskit
BugIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Bug
456 Finneon Finneon
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
118 Goldeen Goldeen
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2 Dream World - Sparkling Sea
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 = 35 | Accuracy = 100% | Effect = Has a 10% chance of confusing each target.
Used by : Kadabra   Espeon   Gothorita

Pokémon GO

Psybeam
Special Attack
Type Psychic
Power 70
Energy bar 2
Duration 3.2 seconds
Critical rate 5%
Drain  ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
VenonatPsyduckKadabraDrowzeeChanseyStarmie
Mr. MimePorygonEspeon
  • Prior to an update to Niantic's servers on July 30, 2016, Psybeam had a power of 35.
  • Prior to an update to Niantic's servers on February 16, 2017, Psybeam had a power of 40, an energy bar of 4, and a duration of 3.8 seconds.

Chansey and Starmie may only know this move if they were obtained before August 20, 2016. Porygon may only know this move if it was obtained before February 16, 2017.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target, even at a distance. It may also leave the target confused.
Conq. Emit a beam of mysterious light in the enemy's direction. It may leave the target confused.

In the anime


In the manga

In the Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition ~ Ranse's Color Picture Scroll ~ manga


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Battrio: Aim to be Battrio Master manga


In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga


In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga


In other generations

Core series games

Psybeam I.png Psybeam II.png Psybeam III.png Psybeam 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
Psybeam 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

Spin-off series games

Psybeam Stad.png Psybeam Stad2.png Psybeam Colo.png Psybeam 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
Psybeam PBR.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
Psybeam 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

Trivia

  • In Generation VI, Psybeam uses an upgraded version of its original sound effect from Generations I and II.

In other languages

Doll Meowth III.png This article has information requiring translation. If you are able to translate Greek and would like to help, please add the English translation to the section or sections in Greek.
Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 幻象光線 Waahnjeuhng Gwōngsin *
幻像光線 Waahnjeuhng Gwōngsin *
幻象光 Waahnjeuhnggwōng
Mandarin 幻象光線 / 幻象光线 Huànxiàng Guāngxiàn *
幻象光 Huànxiàng Guāng *
幻象 Huànxiàng *
Denmark Flag.png Danish Telebølge
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Psystraal
Finland Flag.png Finnish Psykosäde
Ajatussäde (EP024)
France Flag.png French Rafale Psy
Germany Flag.png German Psystrahl
Greece Flag.png Greek Ψυχοριπή
Israel Flag.png Hebrew קרן על-חושית Keren Al-Hushit
India Flag.png Hindi मानसिक बीम Maansik Beam
Italy Flag.png Italian Psicoraggio
South Korea Flag.png Korean 환상빔 Hwansang Beam
Poland Flag.png Polish Psychopromień
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Raio Psíquico (Undaunted-Boundaries Crossed)
Feixe Psíquico (XY series-present, Plasma Blast-present, and manga)
Raio Mental (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Raio Psíquico
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Psi-Zrak
Spain Flag.png Spanish Psicorrayo (Gen III-present)
Psico-Rayo (Gen I-II)
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Psişik Işın
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Chùm Tia Tâm Linh


Variations of the move Aurora Beam
Physical Spark
Special Aurora BeamBubble BeamSludgePsybeam


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