Kinesis (move)

スプーンまげ Spoon Bend
Kinesis BDSP.png
Kinesis BDSP 2.png
Type  Psychic
Category  Status
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  —
Accuracy  80%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
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.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
An appealing move that can be used repeatedly without boring the audience.

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.


Generations I to II

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

In the Generation I and II core series games, when an in-game opponent outside of the Battle Tower uses Kinesis, the move has a 25% chance to fail in addition to its normal chance to miss.

Generation III

Kinesis can be used as the first move of a Pokémon Contest combination, causing Confusion, Future Sight, Psychic, and Teleport to score double the normal appeal if used in the next turn. It can also be used to finish a combination, with the user gaining 3 bonus appeal points if Confusion or Psychic was used in the previous turn.

Generation IV to VII

Kinesis can now be reflected with Magic Coat.

If powered up by a Psychium Z into Z-Kinesis, the user's evasiveness is raised by one stage.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Sword and Shield

In Versions 1.0 to 1.1.1 of Pokémon Sword and Shield, Kinesis could not be selected in a battle. Starting with Version 1.2.0, it is usable and functions the same as it did in previous generations.

Generation IX

Kinesis cannot be selected in a battle.


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.
ColoXD Distracts the target. May lower accuracy.
DPPtHGSSPBR 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.
The user distracts the target by bending a spoon. This lowers the target's accuracy.
SwSh*LA This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0064     Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1 1 1 1 1, Evo. 1, Evo. 1 1
0065     Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1 1 1 1 1, Evo. 1 1 1
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.

In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Kinesis lowers the enemy's accuracy by one stage.

Game Base
Range Target Cuts
MDRB - - 17 - 100% - Front Enemy No
MDTDS - - 17 - 100% - Front Enemy No
BSL - - 17 - 100% - Front Enemy No
SMD - - 20 40 75% 98% Front Enemy No
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:


Games Description
MDRB Lowers the target's Accuracy by one level.
MDTDS Reduces the target's accuracy by 1 level.
BSL てきポケモンの めいちゅうを 1だんかいさげる
It lowers the enemy's accuracy.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 折彎湯匙 Jitwāan Tōngchìh *
折彎匙羹 Jitwāan Tōnggāng *
Mandarin 折彎湯匙 / 折弯汤匙 Zhéwān Tāngchí
  French Télékinésie
  German Psykraft
  Greek Τηλεκίνηση
  Italian Cinèsi
  Korean 숟가락휘기 Sutgarakhwigi
  Brazilian Portuguese Cinese
  Serbian Telekineza
  Spanish Kinético

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