Psybeam (move)

Psybeam
サイケこうせん Psyche-beam
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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 audience expect little of 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
SMUSUMPE
SwSh
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 VIII
012   Butterfree
 
 
Bug Bug 32RGB
34Y
34 34 24 24 24 17SMUSUM
16PE
16
048   Venonat
 
 
Bug Bug 35 33 33 25 25 25 17SMUSUM
20PE
049   Venomoth
 
 
Bug Bug 38 36 36 25 25 25 17SMUSUM
20PE
054   Psyduck
  Water 1 Field 27PE
055   Golduck
  Water 1 Field 27PE
064   Kadabra
  Human-Like Human-Like 27 21 21 24 28 28XY
21ORAS
21SMUSUM
1, Evo.PE
5
065   Alakazam
  Human-Like Human-Like 27 21 21 24 28 28XY
21ORAS
21SMUSUM
1PE
5
077   Ponyta
Galarian Form
  Field Field 25
078   Rapidash
Galarian Form
 
 
Field Field 25
096   Drowzee
  Human-Like Human-Like 26 25 25 25SMUSUM
22PE
097   Hypno
  Human-Like Human-Like 28 25 25 25SMUSUM
22PE
102   Exeggcute
 
 
Grass Grass 27PE
110   Weezing
  Amorphous Amorphous 1PE
119   Seaking
  Water 2 Water 2 1PE
120   Staryu
  Water 3 Water 3 24
121   Starmie
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 1
122   Mr. Mime
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 36 29 25 25 25 25SMUSUM
30PE
28
122   Mr. Mime
Galarian Form
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 28
137   Porygon
  Mineral Mineral 23 12 12 7 7 7 7SMUSUM
9PE
20
150   Mewtwo
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 22PE
196   Espeon
  Field Field 36 36 36 36BW
21B2W2
20 20 25
200   Misdreavus
  Amorphous Amorphous 27 30 23 28 28 28
203   Girafarig
 
 
Field Field 41 43 19 19 19 19
223   Remoraid
  Water 1 Water 2 22 22 10 10 10 10 12
224   Octillery
  Water 1 Water 2 22 22 1, 10 1, 10 1, 10 1, 10 12
226   Mantine
 
 
Water 1 Water 1 1 1 1 1 1
233   Porygon2
  Mineral Mineral 12 12 7 7 7 7 20
269   Dustox
 
 
Bug Bug 24 24 24 24XY
22ORAS
22
280   Ralts
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous 18
281   Kirlia
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous 18
282   Gardevoir
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous 18
325   Spoink
  Field Field 16 14 14 14 14
326   Grumpig
  Field Field 1, 16 1, 14 1, 14 1, 14 1, 14
327   Spinda
  Field Human-Like 16 19 19 19XY
14ORAS
14
343   Baltoy
 
 
Mineral Mineral 11 11 15BW
13B2W2
13XY
16ORAS
16 15
344   Claydol
 
 
Mineral Mineral 11 11 15BW
13B2W2
13XY
16ORAS
16 15
352   Kecleon
  Field Field 17 15DP
18PtHGSS
18 18 18
413   Wormadam
Plant Cloak
 
 
Bug Bug 32 32 32 32
413   Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
 
 
Bug Bug 32 32 32 32
413   Wormadam
Trash Cloak
 
 
Bug Bug 32 32 32 32
414   Mothim
 
 
Bug Bug 32 32 32 32
439   Mime Jr.
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 25 25 25 25 28
474   Porygon-Z
  Mineral Mineral 7 7 7 7 20
475   Gallade
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous 1
480   Uxie
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 21
481   Mesprit
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 21
482   Azelf
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 21
488   Cresselia
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 18
517   Munna
  Field Field 11 11 11 8
518   Musharna
  Field Field 1 1 1 1
561   Sigilyph
 
 
Flying Flying 18 18 18 20
574   Gothita
  Human-Like Human-Like 16 16 16 12
575   Gothorita
  Human-Like Human-Like 16 16 16 12
576   Gothitelle
  Human-Like Human-Like 16 16 16 12
577   Solosis
  Amorphous Amorphous 12
578   Duosion
  Amorphous Amorphous 12
579   Reuniclus
  Amorphous Amorphous 12
605   Elgyem
  Human-Like Human-Like 15 15 15 18
606   Beheeyem
  Human-Like Human-Like 15 15 15 18
648   Meloetta
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 31 31 31
653   Fennekin
  Field Field 17 17
654   Braixen
  Field Field 18 18
655   Delphox
 
 
Field Field 18 18
666   Vivillon
 
 
Bug Bug 17 17
677   Espurr
  Field Field 17 17 21
678   Meowstic
Male
  Field Field 17 17 21
678   Meowstic
Female
  Field Field 17 17 21
686   Inkay
 
 
Water 1 Water 2 21 21 15
687   Malamar
 
 
Water 1 Water 2 21 21 15
720   Hoopa
Confined
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 15XY
19ORAS
19
720   Hoopa
Unbound
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 19ORAS 19
786   Tapu Lele
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 14 20
801   Magearna
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 30
826   Orbeetle
 
 
Bug Bug 16
856   Hatenna
  Fairy Fairy 20
857   Hattrem
  Fairy Fairy 20
858   Hatterene
 
 
Fairy Fairy 20
866   Mr. Rime
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 28
876   Indeedee
Male
 
 
Fairy Fairy 15
876   Indeedee
Female
 
 
Fairy Fairy 15
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
046   Paras
 
 
Bug Grass
054   Psyduck
  Water 1 Field
109   Koffing
  Amorphous Amorphous
118   Goldeen
  Water 2 Water 2
165   Ledyba
 
 
Bug Bug
167   Spinarak
 
 
Bug Bug
170   Chinchou
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
283   Surskit
 
 
Water 1 Bug
456   Finneon
  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 III

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
165   Ledyba
 
 
Bug Bug 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.


Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
118   Goldeen
  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 Mystery Dungeon series

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, Psybeam has 12 baser power, 17 PP and 84% accuracy. The attack travels up to 10 tiles away and hits the first Pokémon it encounters, ally or enemy, possibly inflicting confusion on them.

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, the move's accurasy has been decreased to 79.8%.

Pokémon Conquest

 
>
 
Stars: ★★★
Power: 35
Accuracy: 100%
Effect: Has a 10% chance of confusing each target.
Users:          
Grid 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.

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Special 2 48 57 100% An opponent Has a chance (10%) of leaving the target confused.

Past Description

  • Prior to Version 2.10.0 (from June 28, 2021): Has a very small chance of leaving the target confused.

Pokémon GO

  Psybeam
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 70
Energy cost 50  
Duration 3.2 seconds
Damage window 1.3 - 2.7 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 70
Energy cost 60  
Secondary effect ?
Effect chance ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
                       
By Elite Charged TM
 
By GO Snapshot
 
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
  
None

Updates

Gyms & Raids
  • July 30, 2016
    • Power: 35 → 40
  • February 16, 2017
    • Power: 40 → 70
    • Energy cost: 25 → 50
    • Duration: 3.8 → 3.2 seconds
    • Damage window: 2.3 - 3.6 → 1.3 - 2.7 seconds

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target, even at a distance. It may also leave the target confused.
MDTD
MDS*
Inflicts damage on the target, even at a distance. It may also afflict the targeted enemy with a Confused status condition.
MDS* Inflicts damage on the target, even at a distance. It may also afflict the target with a Confused status condition.
BSL はなれたポケモンに ダメージをあたえる いっていのかくりつで こんらんじょうたいにかえる
Conq. Emit a beam of mysterious light in the enemy's direction. It may leave the target confused.
MDGtI It damages even a faraway Pokémon. It could also cause the Confused status condition. The Confused status impairs its sense of direction.
SMD It damages a Pokémon, even one far away. It could also make the enemy confused.


In the anime


In the manga

Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition ~ Ranse's Color Picture Scroll ~


Pokémon Adventures


  • Black's Musharna, Musha, was revealed to know Psybeam on the official web site, but he was never shown using the move.

Pokémon Battrio: Aim to be Battrio Master!


Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All


Pokémon Pocket Monsters


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

In other languages

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 *
  Czech Psychický paprsek
  Danish Telebølge
  Dutch Psystraal
  Finnish Psykosäde
Ajatussäde (EP024)
  French Rafale Psy
  German Psystrahl
  Greek Ψυχοριπή Psychoripí
  Hebrew קרן על-חושית Keren Al-Khushit
  Hindi मानसिक बीम Maansik Beam
  Italian Psicoraggio
  Korean 환상빔 Hwansangbim
  Polish Psychopromień*
Atak Promieniowania*
Psychocios/Psychoatak*
Psycho*
Portuguese   Brazil Feixe Psíquico (games, Pokémon the Series: XY-present, Plasma Blast-present, and manga)
Raio Psíquico (Undaunted-Boundaries Crossed)
Raio Mental (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
  Portugal Raio Psíquico
  Russian Психо Луч Psiho Luch
  Serbian Psi-Zrak
Spanish   Latin America Psícorrayo
Rayo Psíquico
Hipnorayo (EP024)
Super Rayo (EP032)
  Spain Psicorrayo (Gen III-present)
Psico-Rayo (Gen I-II)
  Swedish Psykstråleattack*
Blängattack*
Strålen*
  Thai ลำแสงพลังจิต
  Turkish Psişik Işın
  Vietnamese Chùm Tia Tâm Linh



Variations of the move Aurora Beam
  Spark
  Aurora BeamBubble BeamSludgePsybeam


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