Confuse Ray (move)

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Confuse Ray
あやしいひかり Eerie Light
Confuse Ray VIII.png
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Type  Ghost
Category  Status
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  —
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  3 ♥♥♥
Jam  0  
Scrambles the order of appeals on the next turn.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Lowers the Voltage of all Judges by one each.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  1
Badly startles Pokémon that the audience has high expectations of.

Confuse Ray (Japanese: あやしいひかり Eerie Light) is a non-damaging Ghost-type move introduced in Generation I.

Effect

Confuse Ray causes the target to become confused.

If powered up by a Ghostium Z into Z-Confuse Ray, the user's Special Attack stat rises by one stage.

Description

Games Description
Stad A sinister flash of light makes the target confused. A special Ghost-type technique.
Stad2 A sinister flash of light makes the target confused. A special Ghost-type move.
GSC A move that causes confusion.
RSE A sinister ray that confuses the foe.
Colo.XD A sinister ray that confuses the target.
FRLG
DPPtHGSSPBR
The foe is exposed to a sinister ray that triggers confusion.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwSh
The target is exposed to a sinister ray that triggers confusion.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
037   Vulpix
  Field Field 28 19 21 17 17BW
15B2W2
15XY
12ORAS
12SMUSUM
14PE
20
037   Vulpix
Alolan Form
  Field Field 12SMUSUM
14PE
20
038   Ninetales
  Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1SMUSUM 1
038   Ninetales
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field 1SMUSUM 1
041   Zubat
 
 
Flying Flying 21 19 26 21 21BW
19B2W2
19XY
17ORAS
17 45
042   Golbat
 
 
Flying Flying 21 19 28 21 21BW
19B2W2
19XY
17ORAS
17 55
092   Gastly
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1 28 28RSE
21FRLG
19 19 19 19SMUSUM
5PE
1
093   Haunter
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1 31 31RSE
21FRLG
19 19 19 19SMUSUM
1, 5PE
1
094   Gengar
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1 31 31RSE
21FRLG
19 19 19 19SMUSUM
1, 5PE
1
120   Staryu
  Water 3 Water 3 40ORAS 40SMUSUM
22PE
8
121   Starmie
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 37 33 28 28BW
22B2W2
22XY
40ORAS
40SMUSUM 1
126   Magmar
  Human-Like Human-Like 39 49 49 25 26 26 26SMUSUM
39PE
20
131   Lapras
 
 
Monster Water 1 31 22 19 7 7 7 7SMUSUM
26PE
25
141   Kabutops
 
 
Water 1 Water 3 1PE
150   Mewtwo
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 1PE
169   Crobat
 
 
Flying Flying 19 28 21 21BW
19B2W2
19XY
17ORAS
17 55
170   Chinchou
 
 
Water 2 Water 2 29 29 17 12 17 17 16
171   Lanturn
 
 
Water 2 Water 2 33 32 17 17 17 17 16
177   Natu
 
 
Flying Flying 40 40 23 23 23 23 15
178   Xatu
 
 
Flying Flying 50 50 23 23 23 23 15
179   Mareep
  Monster Field 25B2W2 25 25
180   Flaaffy
  Monster Field 29B2W2 29 29
181   Ampharos
  Monster Field 29B2W2 29 29
197   Umbreon
  Field Field 30 30 29 29BW
17B2W2
17 17 20
200   Misdreavus
  Amorphous Amorphous 12 17 14 14 14 14
226   Mantine
 
 
Water 1 Water 1 49 50 37 37BW
11B2W2
11 11
234   Stantler
  Field Field 49 43RSE
41FRLG
23 23 23 23
240   Magby
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 43 43 25 25BW
26B2W2
26 26 20
292   Shedinja
 
 
Mineral Mineral 31 31 31 31XY
29ORAS
29 15
302   Sableye
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 37 46 46 46XY
31ORAS
31 6
313   Volbeat
  Bug Human-Like 5 9 9 9XY
8ORAS
8
325   Spoink
  Field Field 25 18 18 18 18
326   Grumpig
  Field Field 25 18 18 18 18
345   Lileep
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 29 22 22 22XY
13ORAS
13 8
346   Cradily
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 29 22 22 22XY
13ORAS
13 1
355   Duskull
  Amorphous Amorphous 23 17 17 17XY
30ORAS
30 12
356   Dusclops
  Amorphous Amorphous 23 17 17 17XY
30ORAS
30 12
416   Vespiquen
 
 
Bug Bug 7 7BW
1B2W2
1 1 1
436   Bronzor
 
 
Mineral Mineral 14 14BW
11B2W2
11 11 4
437   Bronzong
 
 
Mineral Mineral 14 14BW
11B2W2
11 11 1
442   Spiritomb
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1 1
458   Mantyke
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 37 37BW
11B2W2
11 11
467   Magmortar
  Human-Like Human-Like 25 26 26 26 20
477   Dusknoir
  Amorphous Amorphous 17 17 17XY
30ORAS
30 12
478   Froslass
 
 
Fairy Mineral 19 19 19XY
32ORAS
32 35
479   Rotom
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1 10
486   Regigigas
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1 1
505   Watchog
  Field Field 20 20 1, Evo.
607   Litwick
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 10 10 10 12
608   Lampent
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 10 10 10 12
609   Chandelure
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1
615   Cryogonal
  Mineral Mineral 45 45 41 4
708   Phantump
 
 
Grass Amorphous 1 1 12
709   Trevenant
 
 
Grass Amorphous 1 1 12
710   Pumpkaboo
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 8
711   Gourgeist
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1
755   Morelull
 
 
Grass Grass 25 4
756   Shiinotic
 
 
Grass Grass 26 1
774   Minior
 
 
Mineral Mineral 10
792   Lunala
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 13 14
806   Blacephalon
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 20
826   Orbeetle
 
 
Bug Bug 4
890   Eternatus
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1
897   Spectrier
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 24
898   Calyrex
Shadow Rider
 
 
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 VIII
054   Psyduck
  Water 1 Field
072   Tentacool
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
122   Mr. Mime
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
122   Mr. Mime
Galarian Form
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
140   Kabuto
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
198   Murkrow
 
 
Flying Flying
222   Corsola
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
222   Corsola
Galarian Form
  Water 1 Water 3
226   Mantine
 
 
Water 1 Water 1
280   Ralts
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous
314   Illumise
  Bug Human-Like
349   Feebas
  Water 1 Dragon
353   Shuppet
  Amorphous Amorphous
366   Clamperl
  Water 1 Water 1
439   Mime Jr.
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
451   Skorupi
 
 
Bug Water 3
456   Finneon
  Water 2 Water 2 USUM
458   Mantyke
 
 
Water 1 Water 1
577   Solosis
  Amorphous Amorphous
592   Frillish
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
722   Rowlet
 
 
Flying Flying
885   Dreepy
 
 
Amorphous Dragon
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
198   Murkrow
 
 
Flying Flying Dream World - Windswept Sky
222   Corsola
 
 
Water 1 Water 3 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.


By event

Generation II

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
072   Tentacool
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 New York Pokémon Center
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
054   Psyduck
  Water 1 Field GTS Psyduck
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
140   Kabuto
 
 
Water 1 Water 3 Pokémon Adventure Camp Kabuto
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 Mystery Dungeon series

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, and Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Confuse Ray is a move with 13 PP and 100% accuracy. It inflicts Confused status on the enemy in the front. This move is affected by Magic Coat and Taunt.

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Status 2 100% An opponent Leaves the target confused.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts the Confused status on the target, making its attacks and movements erratic.
MDTDS Afflicts the targeted enemy with a Confused status condition. A Pokémon with the Confused status has its movements and attacks go astray.
BSL てきポケモンを こんらんじょうたいにかえる こんらんじょうたいになると こうげきや わざを へんなほうこうに くりだしてしまう
MDGtI It causes the Confused status condition to an enemy. The Confused status impairs its sense of direction.
SMD It makes an enemy confused.


In the anime

       
Gengar Drapion Regigigas Solosis
The foe is exposed to a sinister ray that triggers confusion.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Haunter Haunter charges an orange ball in its hands, then shoots it at the opponent. The opponent's eyes turn red and it gets confused, or Haunter fires a purple circle from its eyes towards the opponent.
Captain's Haunter A Shipful of Shivers Debut
Morty's Haunter From Ghost to Ghost None
  Gengar Gengar's eyes glow blue, purple, or red, causing the opponent to become confused.
Drake's Gengar Hello, Pummelo! None
Morty's Gengar From Ghost to Ghost None
  Natu Natu's eyes glow a rainbow hue and the opponent becomes confused.
McKenzie's Naughty Doin' What Comes Natu-rally None
  Chinchou The orbs at the end of Chinchou's antennae glow purple and release a light purple ray that confuses the opponent.
Trinity's Chinchou The Perfect Match! None
  Spoink Spoink's pearl glows purple, then it fires a purple beam from the pearl at the opponent, confusing it.
Spoink (recurring) Pearls Are a Spoink's Best Friend None
  Mantine Mantine charges a purple ball in between its antennae. Then, Mantine releases a huge purple flash, which makes any Pokémon who see it become confused.
A Mantine captured by Jack Walker's Capture Styler Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea None
  Dusclops Dusclops's eye glows red and emits a bright purple light from it, making the opponent confused.
Brandon's Dusclops Gathering the Gang of Four! None
  Misdreavus The large orb on Misdreavus's neck glows purple and it shoots four silhouettes of itself at the opponent from the necklace.
Zoey's Misdreavus Mounting a Coordinator Assault! None
  Mismagius Mismagius's eyes glow purple. If the opponent sees the attack, it begins to see illusions.
A wild Mismagius Malice in Wonderland! None
  Bronzor Bronzor's eyes glow purple and it releases dark purple beams from its body at the opponent. When the opponent is affected, its eyes glow red.
Saturn's Bronzor Journey to the Unown! None
  Regigigas Regigigas's body becomes surrounded in a maroon aura and the braille pattern on its face glows the same color. The opponent's eyes then glow red and Regigigas can control them.
A wild Regigigas Pillars of Friendship! None
  Murkrow Murkrow looks deeply into the opponent's eyes and causes it to see illusions.
Mitchell's Murkrow Try for the Family Stone! None
  Watchog Watchog holds its arms out and five golden orbs of light appear and circle around its body. When it raises its arms in the air, the five orbs fire at the opponent and stop above it. The orbs then circle around the opponent and float downward to the middle of its body. They then float back up above the opponent's head and grow larger until they explode in a flash of white light, confusing the opponent.
Lenora's Watchog Rematch at the Nacrene Gym! None
  Solosis Solosis's body glows gold faintly and six golden orbs of energy appear around its body and spin around it clockwise. Solosis's body then flashes white and it fires the six orbs of energy at the opponent. When the orbs reach the opponent, they surround it and latch onto its body, completely enveloping it. The orbs then glow gold brightly and explode, confusing the opponent.
Doyle's Solosis Where Did You Go, Audino? None
  Chandelure Chandelure fires six golden orbs of energy at the opponent. When the orbs reach the opponent, they surround it and latch onto its body, completely enveloping it. The orbs then glow gold brightly and explode, confusing the opponent.
A wild Chandelure Climbing the Tower of Success! None
  Jellicent Jellicent fires six golden orbs of energy at the opponent. When the orbs reach the opponent, they surround it and latch onto its body, completely enveloping it. The orbs then glow gold brightly and explode, confusing the opponent.
Rizzo's two Jellicent Guarding the Guardian of the Mountain! None
  Vespiquen Vespiquen forms multiple brown-gold balls around itself and fires them at the opponent.
A wild Vespiquen A Shockingly Cheeky Friendship! None
  Trevenant Trevenant forms multiple brown-gold balls around itself and fires them at the opponent. When the orbs reach the opponent, they surround it and explode, putting the opponent to sleep in the process.
A wild Trevenant Forging Forest Friendships! None
  Drapion Drapion forms multiple golden balls of aura around itself and they grow into larger golden balls with purple and white colored aura inside of them and then they fly towards the opponent, circle around the opponent and converge into a singular ball, that is a brighter version of the balls and it disappears, confusing the opponent or putting them to sleep.
Celosia's Drapion A Towering Takeover! None


In the manga

Aim to Be a Card Master!!


Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blazing Exploration Team


Pokémon Pocket Monsters


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • Confuse Ray is the only Ghost-type move capable of inflicting confusion.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 奇異之光 Kèihyih-jī Gwōng *
奇異光線 Kèihyih Gwōngsin *
古怪光線 Gúgwaai Gwōngsin *
Mandarin 奇異之光 / 奇异之光 Qíyì-zhī Guāng *
奇異光線 Qíyì Guāngxiàn *
光束 Guāngshù *
  Czech Matoucí paprsek
  Danish Forvirringsstråle
  Dutch Verwarstraal
  Finnish Sekosäde (EP182)
Hämmennyssäde (AG079)
  French Onde Folie
  German Konfusstrahl*
Konfustrahl*
  Greek Ακτίνα Σύγχυσης
  Hindi Behkane Wali Roshni
  Indonesian Cahaya Menyilaukan
Cahaya Membingungkan
  Italian Stordiraggio
  Korean 이상한빛 Isanghanbit
  Polish Promień Pomieszania*
Halucynopromień*
Szokujący Promień*
Odurzające Promieniowanie*
Poplątany Promień/Promień Zamieszania*
Porażający Promień*
Mylące Promienie*
Portuguese   Brazil Raio da Confusão (Pokémon the Series: XY-present, Black & White-present, manga)
Raio de Confusão (Diamond & Pearl-Unleashed, The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Raio Confusão (early anime)
  Portugal Raio Confusão
  Romanian Raza Amăgitoare
  Serbian Zbunjujući zrak
Spanish   Latin America Rayo de Confusión
  Spain Rayo Confuso
  Swedish Förvirringsstråle
  Vietnamese Ánh Sáng Kì Lạ



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