Psycho Boost (move)

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Psycho Boost
サイコブースト Psycho Boost
Psycho Boost VII.png
Psycho Boost VII 2.png
Type  Psychic
Category  Special
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  140
Accuracy  90%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Smart
Appeal  6 ♥♥♥♥♥♥
Jam  0  
After this move, the user is more easily startled.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +3 if the Pokémon that just went hit max Voltage.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  6 ♥♥♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
A very appealing move, but after using this move, the user is more easily startled.

Psycho Boost (Japanese: サイコブースト Psycho Boost) is a damage-dealing Psychic-type move introduced in Generation III. It is the signature move of Deoxys.

Effect

Generations III to VII

Psycho Boost inflicts damage and lowers the user's Special Attack stat by two stages.

Psycho Boost can be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining an extra six appeal points if Calm Mind was used in the prior turn.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Sword and Shield

Psycho Boost cannot be selected in a battle.

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Psycho Boost can be selected and functions as it did in previous generations.

Description

Games Description
RSEColo.XD Allows a full-power attack, but sharply lowers Sp. Atk.
FRLG An intense attack that also sharply reduces the user's Sp. Atk stat.
DPPtHGSSPBR The user attacks the foe at full power. The attack's recoil sharply reduces the user's Sp. Atk stat.
BWB2W2 The user attacks the target at full power. The attack's recoil harshly reduces the user's Sp. Atk stat.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwSh*BDSP
The user attacks the target at full power. The attack's recoil harshly lowers the user's Sp. Atk stat.
SwSh* This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
386   Deoxys
Normal Forme
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 45 89 89 89XY
67ORAS
67 67BDSP
386   Deoxys
Attack Forme
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 45 89 89 89XY
67ORAS
67 67BDSP
386   Deoxys
Defense Forme
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 45 89 89 89XY
67ORAS
67 67BDSP
386   Deoxys
Speed Forme
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 45 89 89 89XY
67ORAS
67 67BDSP
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
249   Lugia
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 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 IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
386   DeoxysLv. 50
Normal Forme
  Undiscovered Undiscovered Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs - Deoxys and the Odd Temple
386   DeoxysLv. 50
Attack Forme
  Undiscovered Undiscovered Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs - Deoxys and the Odd Temple
386   DeoxysLv. 50
Defense Forme
  Undiscovered Undiscovered Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs - Deoxys and the Odd Temple
386   DeoxysLv. 50
Speed Forme
  Undiscovered Undiscovered Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs - Deoxys and the Odd Temple
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 IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
386   DeoxysLv. 50
Normal Forme
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 10th Movie Deoxys
GameStop Deoxys
Nintendo of Korea Deoxys
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, Psycho Boost is a move with 28 base power, 90% accuracy and 8PP. The user attacks enemy in front, and lowers its own Special Attack by two stages.

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, the move's power has been changed to 45, its PP to 5 and its accuracy to 88%.

Pokémon GO

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In Pokémon GO, Psycho Boost is a Charged Attack that has been available since October 1, 2018.

  Psycho Boost
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 70
Energy cost 50  
Duration 4 seconds
Damage window 3.5 - 4 seconds
Trainer Battles
Power 70
Energy cost 35  
Secondary effect   2 Attack
Effect chance 100%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
    
By Elite Charged TM
By GO Snapshot
 
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Trainer Battles
  • December 11, 2019
    • Energy cost: 40 → 35
    • Secondary effect added

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target. However, it also lowers the user's Special Attack by two levels.
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target. But it also reduces the user's Special Attack by 2 levels.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる ただし じぶんのとくこうが 2だんかい さがってしまう
MDGtI  UNUSED
SMD It damages a Pokémon, even one far away. But it also sharply lowers your Sp. Atk. The stat returns to normal when you go to the next floor or step on a  Wonder Tile.


In the anime

Main series

       
Attack Forme Deoxys (M07) Attack Forme Deoxys (AG171)
The user forms a glowing ball of energy and shoots it at the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Deoxys Attack Forme Deoxys creates a glowing multi-colored ball of energy in between its tentacles and fires it at the opponent.
Deoxys (Purple Crystal) Destiny Deoxys Debut
Deoxys (anime) Pokémon Ranger - Deoxys Crisis! (Part 1) None


Pokémon Generations

       
Attack Forme Deoxys
The user forms a glowing ball of energy and shoots it at the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Deoxys Attack Forme Deoxys creates a glowing multi-colored ball of energy in between its tentacles and fires it at the opponent.
Trainer's Deoxys The Scoop Debut


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 精神突進 Jīngsàhn Dahtjeun *
精神提升 Jīngsàhn Tàihsīng *
Mandarin 精神突進 / 精神突进 Jīngshén Tūjìn *
精神提升 Jīngshen Tíshēng *
  Dutch Psycho Bol
  French Psycho-Boost*
Psycho Boost*
  German Psyschub
  Greek Ψυχική Επιτάχυνση
  Italian Psicoslancio
  Korean 사이코부스트 Psycho Boost
Portuguese   Brazil Impulso Psíquico
  Portugal Impulso Psíquico
  Serbian Psihičko Pojačanje
Spanish   Latin America Psico-impulso
  Spain Psicoataque
  Thai ไซโคบูสท์
  Vietnamese Khuếch Đại Siêu Linh



Variations of the move Overheat
  OverheatDraco MeteorLeaf StormFleur Cannon
Formerly a variation
  Psycho Boost


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