Geomancy (move)

ジオコントロール Geocontrol
Geomancy VIII.png
Geomancy VIII 2.png
Type  Fairy
Category  Status
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Introduced  Generation VI
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  0  
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Gets the Pokémon pumped up. Helps prevent nervousness, too.

Geomancy (Japanese: ジオコントロール Geocontrol) is a non-damaging Fairy-type move introduced in Generation VI. It is the signature move of Xerneas.


The user charges the move on the first turn. On the second turn, the user's Special Attack, Special Defense, and Speed increase by two stages.

The held item Power Herb can allow its holder to use Geomancy in one turn, then the Power Herb is consumed in the process. If the user falls for Taunt while charging, the move will fail on the next turn.

If powered up by a Fairium Z into Z-Geomancy, the user's Attack, Defense, Special Attack, Special Defense, and Speed are raised by one stage each (before Geomancy's charging turn). If the user is under the effect of Taunt, Z-Geomancy's initial stat-boosting effect as well as its charging turn will execute normally, but the move will fail after the charging turn.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Sword and Shield

In Versions 1.0 to 1.2.1 of Pokémon Sword and Shield, Geomancy could not be selected in a battle. Starting with Version 1.3.0, it is usable and functions the same as it did in previous generations.

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Geomancy cannot be selected in a battle.

Generation IX

Geomancy cannot be selected in a battle.


Games Description
The user absorbs energy and sharply raises its Sp. Atk, Sp. Def, and Speed stats on the next turn.
BDSP This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.
SV The user absorbs energy on the first turn, then sharply boosts its Sp. Atk, Sp. Def, and Speed stats on the next turn.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0716     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 26 26 55SwSh
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

The user gains the Geomancy status condition for a turn. On the next turn, the user boosts the Sp. Attack, Sp. Defense, and Travel Speed of the user and teammates.

Game Base
Range Target Cuts
SMD - - 20 40 —% - Entire room Party Yes
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon Masters EX

Name Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description Playable Users
Sync move
Gentlemanly Geomancy Status —% All allies Default: Charges the user's move gauge by two for each allied sync pair on the field. When used in a co-op battle, charges the move gauges of all allied players by two instead. The higher the user's move level, the more this move raises the Sp. Atk, Sp. Def, and Speed of all allied sync pairs (can be raised by up to six stat ranks maximum).

6★ EX: The sync buff is doubled the first time a sync move is used.

Professor Sycamore & Xerneas


  • Unlike some sync moves, this action did not have access to its 6★-EX feature since its release date (of February 11, 2021) until 700 days* later (on January 12, 2022).

In-depth description

Professor Sycamore's &

Xerneas's Move Level

Amount of Stat Ranks that Sp. Atk, Sp. Def, & Speed

are Each Raised By

X X + 1
1 2
2 3
3 4
4 5
5 6

Super Smash Bros. series

Xerneas using Geomancy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Xerneas uses Geomancy to temporarily turn fighters into gold versions of themselves that are immune to knockback and more resistant to attacks. They also become surrounded by a rainbow glow that shrinks as time passes to indicate when the effect will end.


Games Description
SMD It sharply boosts your teammates' Sp. Atk, Sp. Def, and Travel Speed the next turn.*
You'll get the Geomancy status condition, which lets you charge power, and then sharply boosts the Sp. Atk, Sp. Def, and Travel Speed of your party in the same room. The stats return to normal when you go to the next floor or step on a  Wonder Tile.*

Pokémon GO

Fast Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 20
Energy boost 14
Duration 1.5 seconds
Damage window 1.0-1.5 seconds
Trainer Battles
Power 4
Energy boost 13
Turns 3
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
By Elite Fast TM
By GO Snapshot
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible

In the anime


The user emits waves of energy that resurrect anyone petrified by Oblivion Wing.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Xerneas emits green or rainbow-colored waves of energy from its body that affect everything around it. Anything turned to stone by Oblivion Wing is restored to life.
Xerneas (M17) Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction Debut
A wild Xerneas The Legend of X, Y, and Z! None

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 大地掌控 Daaihdeih Jéunghung *
Mandarin 大地掌控 Dàdì Zhǎngkòng *
大地控制 Dàdì Kòngzhì *
  French Géo-Contrôle
  German Geokontrolle
  Italian Geocontrollo
  Korean 지오컨트롤 Jiokeonteurol
Portuguese   Brazil Geomancia
  Portugal Geomancia
  Spanish Geocontrol
  Vietnamese Điều Khiển Địa Chất

  This article is part of Project Moves and Abilities, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on two related aspects of the Pokémon games.