Mind Reader (move)

Mind Reader
こころのめ Mind's Eye
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Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  —
Accuracy  %
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 II
Condition  Smart
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jam  0  
Temporarily stops the crowd from getting excited.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  1
Earn +3 if two Pokémon raise the Voltage in a row.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Causes the user to move earlier on the next turn.

Mind Reader (Japanese: こころのめ Mind's Eye) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation II.

Effect

Generation II

The next move made by the user of this move against the target will not miss, even if the target uses a move with a semi-invulnerable turn like Fly. If the target switches out, the effect of Mind Reader wears off. This can be Baton Passed.

Mind Reader does not allow the user to bypass protection moves.

Metronome ignores the effect of Mind Reader in favor of its random targeting.

Mind Reader's accuracy is 100%.

Generation III

Mind Reader's effect now lasts until the end of the next turn rather than until the user makes its next move.

While Mind Reader prevents the user's move from missing if it targets the affected Pokémon, it does not prevent its target being changed by move-drawing moves and Abilities.

Mind Reader can also be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, causing certain moves (DynamicPunch, Hi Jump Kick, Sheer Cold, Submission and Superpower) to have their base appeal doubled.

Generation IV onward

The move Mind Reader now bypasses accuracy checks to always hit, unless the target is in the semi-invulnerable turn of a move such as Dig or Fly.

Mind Reader now fails if the user is already taking aim at a Pokémon. It will not fail if the Pokémon it was taking aim at fainted or switched out.

Mind Reader can also be used as part of a Contest Spectacular combination, causing a one-hit knockout move to give an extra three appeal points if used in the next turn.

If powered up by a Normalium Z into Z-Mind Reader, the user's Special Attack rises by one stage.

Description

Games Description
Stad2 It predicts the opponent's movement. The user's next attack will never miss.
GSC Ensures the next attack will hit.
RSE Senses the foe's action to ensure the next move's hit.
FRLG The user predicts the foe's action to ensure its next attack hits.
Colo.XD Senses the target's move so the next attack will hit.
DPPtHGSSPBR The user senses the foe's movements with its mind to ensure its next attack does not miss.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwSh
The user senses the target's movements with its mind to ensure its next attack does not miss the target.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
062   Poliwrath
 
 
Water 1 Water 1 51 51 53 43 43 43SMUSUM 1
106   Hitmonlee
  Human-Like Human-Like 31 31 33 33 33 33SMUSUM 28
144   Articuno
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 37 37 22 22 22 22SMUSUM 60
144   Articuno
Galarian Form
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 60
286   Breloom
 
 
Fairy Grass 45 37 37 37XY
33ORAS
33
290   Nincada
 
 
Bug Bug 19 19 19 19XY
25ORAS
25 35
291   Ninjask
 
 
Bug Bug 19 19 19 19XY
29ORAS
29 43
292   Shedinja
 
 
Mineral Mineral 19 19 19 19XY
25ORAS
25 43
307   Meditite
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 22RSE
25FRLG
18 18 18XY
25ORAS
25
308   Medicham
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 22RSE
25FRLG
18 18 18XY
25ORAS
25
801   Magearna
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 33 42
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
060   Poliwag
  Water 1 Water 1
236   Tyrogue
  Human-Like Human-Like
283   Surskit
 
 
Water 1 Bug
406   Budew
 
 
Fairy Grass
447   Riolu
  Field Human-Like
540   Sewaddle
 
 
Bug Bug
616   Shelmet
  Bug Bug
656   Froakie
  Water 1 Water 1
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 III

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
107   Hitmonchan
  Human-Like Human-Like Purified Shadow PokémonXD
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
122   Mr. Mime
  Human-Like Human-Like 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.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Red Rescue Team, Blue Rescue Team, Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Mind Reader is a move with 12PP. The user gains Sure Shot status condition for 11-12 turns, making user's moves ignore accuracy and evasion checks. This move is affected by Taunt.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Gives the user Sure Shot status, making all its moves and attacks completely accurate.
MDTDS Gives the user a Sure Shot status, which makes all moves and attacks completely accurate.
BSL じぶんが ひっちゅうじょうたいになる こうげきや わざが かならず めいちゅうする
MDGtI  UNUSED
SMD
MDRTDX
You'll get the Sure Shot status, which makes your attacks and moves hit the enemy without fail.


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 心之眼 Sām-jī Ngáahn
Mandarin 心之眼 Xīn-zhī Yǎn
  French Lire-Esprit
  German Willensleser
  Greek Εγκεφαλογράφημα
  Italian Leggimente
  Korean 마음의눈 Ma'eum-yi Nun
  Brazilian Portuguese Leitura Mental
  Serbian Čitanje misli
  Spanish Telépata
  Vietnamese Tâm Nhãn




Variations of the move Lock-On
  Lock-OnMind Reader


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