Psycho Cut (move)

Psycho Cut
サイコカッター Psycho Cutter
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Type  Psychic
Category  Physical
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  70
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs first in the turn.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Quite an appealing move.

Psycho Cut (Japanese: サイコカッター Psycho Cutter) is a damage-dealing Psychic-type move introduced in Generation IV. It is TM69 in Generation VIII.

Effect

Psycho Cut deals damage and has an increased critical hit ratio.

Psycho Cut can also be used as part of a Contest Spectacular combination, with the user gaining extra three appeal points if the move Focus Energy was used in the prior turn.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSSPBR The user tears at the foe with blades formed by psychic power. It has a high critical-hit ratio.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwSh
The user tears at the target with blades formed by psychic power. Critical hits land more easily.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
064   Kadabra
  Human-Like Human-Like 34 40 40XY
28ORAS
28 20
065   Alakazam
  Human-Like Human-Like 34 40 40XY
28ORAS
28 20
078   Rapidash
Galarian Form
 
 
Field Field 1, Evo.
144   Articuno
Galarian Form
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 35
150   Mewtwo
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 50 43 36 36 16
359   Absol
  Field Field 60 60BW
49B2W2
47XY
37ORAS
37
475   Gallade
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous 31 36 36XY
31ORAS
31 42
488   Cresselia
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 66 66 1, 66 1, 66 35
686   Inkay
 
 
Water 1 Water 2 39 39 27
687   Malamar
 
 
Water 1 Water 2 39 39 27
798   Kartana
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 67
800   Necrozma
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 37 32
858   Hatterene
 
 
Fairy Fairy 1, Evo.
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
--
VI
--
VII
--
VIII
TM69
064   Kadabra
  Human-Like Human-Like
065   Alakazam
  Human-Like Human-Like
078   Rapidash
Galarian Form
 
 
Field Field
103   Exeggutor
 
 
Grass Grass
121   Starmie
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
123   Scyther
 
 
Bug Bug
124   Jynx
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
141   Kabutops
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
144   Articuno
Galarian Form
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
150   Mewtwo
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
212   Scizor
 
 
Bug Bug
215   Sneasel
 
 
Field Field
251   Celebi
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
359   Absol
  Field Field
375   Metang
 
 
Mineral Mineral
376   Metagross
 
 
Mineral Mineral
380   Latias
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
381   Latios
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
461   Weavile
 
 
Field Field
475   Gallade
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous
480   Uxie
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
481   Mesprit
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
482   Azelf
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
488   Cresselia
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
510   Liepard
  Field Field
527   Woobat
 
 
Field Flying
528   Swoobat
 
 
Field Flying
561   Sigilyph
 
 
Flying Flying
612   Haxorus
  Dragon Dragon
624   Pawniard
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
625   Bisharp
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
679   Honedge
 
 
Mineral Mineral
680   Doublade
 
 
Mineral Mineral
681   Aegislash
 
 
Mineral Mineral
686   Inkay
 
 
Water 1 Water 2
687   Malamar
 
 
Water 1 Water 2
724   Decidueye
 
 
Flying Flying
754   Lurantis
  Grass Grass
786   Tapu Lele
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
792   Lunala
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
798   Kartana
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
800   Necrozma
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
826   Orbeetle
 
 
Bug Bug
858   Hatterene
 
 
Fairy Fairy
888   Zacian
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
897   Spectrier
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
898   Calyrex
Shadow Rider
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
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
096   Drowzee
  Human-Like Human-Like
307   Meditite
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
327   Spinda
  Field Human-Like
624   Pawniard
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
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 V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
096   Drowzee
  Human-Like Human-Like Dream World - Spooky Manor
624   Pawniard
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like Dream World - Spooky Manor
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 Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Psycho Cut is a move with 10 power, 88% accuracy and 14PP. The user attacks enemy in front, cutting corners. The move has an increased critical hit raito.

Super Smash Bros. series

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Cresselia appears on the Spear Pillar stage, often shooting Psycho Cuts around the field and sometimes shooting one large Psycho Cut as if it were a boomerang, hitting anyone that touches it.

Pokémon Conquest

 
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Stars: ★★★
Power: 38
Accuracy: 100%
Effect: Has a high critical hit ratio
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 GO

  Psycho Cut
Fast Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 5
Energy boost 8
Duration 0.6 seconds
Damage window 0.37 - 0.57 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 3
Energy boost 9
Turns 2
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
           
By Elite Fast TM
By GO Snapshot
 
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Gyms & Raids
  • July 30, 2016
    • Power: 15 → 7
  • February 16, 2017
    • Power: 7 → 8
    • Energy boost: 7 → 8
    • Duration: 0.57 → 1.07 seconds
  • February 21, 2017
    • Power: 8 → 5
    • Duration: 1.07 → 0.6 seconds

Description

Games Description
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target. It has a high critical-hit rate.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる きゅうしょに あたりやすい
Conq. The user tears at the target with blades formed by psychic power. It has a high critical-hit ratio.
MDGtI  UNUSED
SMD
MDRTDX
It damages an enemy. It has a high critical-hit rate.


In the anime

Main series

       
Absol Gallade Haxorus Malamar
The user creates blades of psychic power and launches them at the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Gallade Gallade's forearms glow light blue or purple and both of them grow and extend in the back. Gallade then swings his arms repeatedly and multiple light blue or purple crescent blades or light blue rings of energy come out of them and hit or slice the opponent; or, Gallade releases a pink crescent-like blade of energy from his head crest at the opponent.
Zoey's Gallade A Grand Fight for Winning! Debut
Woodward's Gallade Mending a Broken Spirit! None
Rinto's Gallade Beyond Chivalry… Aiming to be a Leek Master! None
  Absol Absol releases a purple crescent-like blade of energy from its horn at the opponent.
Astrid's Absol Mega Evolution Special I None
Magnus's Absol The Bonds of Evolution! None
  Absol Mega Absol releases a purple crescent-like blade of energy from its horn at the opponent.
A Trainer's Absol Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction None
Astrid's Absol Valuable Experience for All! Shown as a regular Absol during execution due to reused animation
  Malamar Malamar releases a pink crescent-like blade of energy from one of its tentacles at the opponent.
Multiple wild Malamar Facing the Grand Design! None
Xerosic's Malamar The Right Hero for the Right Job! None
  Alakazam Mega Alakazam forms five pink crescent-like blades of energy in front of its body. It then fires the blades at the opponent.
A Trainer's Alakazam Mega Evolution Special IV None
  Necrozma Necrozma slashes its arms and a purple crescent-like blade of energy is fired at the opponent
Necrozma (anime) Full Moon and Many Arms! None
  Necrozma Dawn Wings Necrozma forms a purple crescent-like blade of energy with from its chest and fires it at the opponent
Necrozma (anime) Full Moon and Many Arms! None
  Necrozma Dusk Mane Necrozma forms two purple crescent-like blades of energy at the sides of its head and fires multiple purple slashes from them at the opponent
Necrozma (anime) The Prism Between Light and Darkness! None
  Haxorus Haxorus releases a pink crescent-like blade of energy from each of its tusks at the opponent.
Iris's Haxorus Thrash of the Titans! None
  Cresselia Cresselia's tailfin glows pink, and she releases a pink crescent-like blade of energy from it at the opponent.
Cresselia (recurring) JN075 None


Pokémon Evolutions

       
Necrozma
The user tears at the target with a blade formed by psychic power.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Necrozma Necrozma forms a string of purple energy from one of its hands. It then swings the string around, causing a part of it to be fired at the opponent as a blade of energy.
A wild Necrozma The Eclipse Debut


In the manga

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


Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 精神利刃 Jīngsàhn Leihyahn *
幻象斬 Waahnjeuhng Jáam *
Mandarin 精神利刃 Jīngshén Lìrèn *
幻象斬 / 幻象斩 Huànxiàng Zhǎn *
  Dutch Psychosnij
  French Coupe Psycho
  German Psychoklinge
  Greek Ψυχοδρέπανο
  Italian Psicotaglio
  Korean 사이코커터 Psycho Cutter
  Polish Psychocięcie
Portuguese   Brazil Corte Psíquico
  Portugal Corte Psíquico
  Spanish Psicocorte*
Psico-corte*
  Thai ไซโคคัตเตอร์
  Turkish Psiko Kesici
  Vietnamese Phi Đao Siêu Linh*
Phi Đao Tâm Linh*



Variations of the move Slash
  SlashCross PoisonNight SlashPsycho CutShadow Claw
Formerly a variation
  Leaf Blade


Generation VIII TMs
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Generation VIII TRs
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