Psycho Cut (move)

Psycho Cut
サイコカッター Psycho Cutter
Psycho Cut IX.png
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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 was TM69 in Pokémon Sword and Shield.

Effect

Psycho Cut deals damage and has an increased critical hit ratio. If used by a Pokémon with Sharpness, its power is increased by 50%.

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.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Category  Physical
PP  15
Agile Strong
Power  70  55  85
Accuracy  100%  100%  100%
Action speed modifier
Self  0  0  +5
Target  0  +3  0
Additional effect
Crit. stage  +1  +1  +2
   ?  ?
   ?  ?
Has an increased critical-hit ratio

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
SwShBDSP
The user tears at the target with blades formed by psychic power. Critical hits land more easily.
LA
SV
The user tears at the target with blades formed by psychic power. This move has a heightened chance of landing a critical hit.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0064     Human-Like Human-Like 34 40 40XY
28ORAS
28 20 20 18
0065     Human-Like Human-Like 34 40 40XY
28ORAS
28 20 20 18
0078  
Rapidash
Galarian Form
 
 
Field Field 1, Evo.
0144  
Articuno
Galarian Form
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 35 35
0150     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 50 43 36 36 16 16 16
0359     Field Field 60 60BW
49B2W2
47XY
37ORAS
37 - -
0475    
 
Human-Like Amorphous 31 36 36XY
31ORAS
31 42 42 18 42
0480     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered - - - - - - - Rem.*
0481     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered - - - - - - - Rem.*
0482     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered - - - - - - - Rem.*
0488     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 66 66 1, 66 1, 66 36 36 19 36
0686    
 
Water 1 Water 2 39 39 27 27
0687    
 
Water 1 Water 2 39 39 27 27
0798    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 67 -
0800  
Necrozma
All available forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 37 32 32
0858    
 
Fairy Fairy 1, Evo. Evo.
0937    
 
Human-Like Human-Like 56
0976    
 
Water 2 Water 2 40
1006    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 35
1022    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 28
1023    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 35
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 Egg Groups Egg Move
0096     Human-Like Human-Like
0307    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0327     Field Human-Like
0624    
 
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.


By TM/Move Tutor

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Compatibility
0064     Human-Like Human-Like
0065     Human-Like Human-Like
0078  
Rapidash
Galarian Form
 
 
Field Field
0103    
 
Grass Grass
0121    
 
Water 3 Water 3
0123    
 
Bug Bug
0124    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0141    
 
Water 1 Water 3
0144  
Articuno
Galarian Form
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0150     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0151     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0212    
 
Bug Bug
0215    
 
Field Field
0251    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0359     Field Field
0375    
 
Mineral Mineral
0376    
 
Mineral Mineral
0380    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0381    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0461    
 
Field Field
0475    
 
Human-Like Amorphous
0480     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0481     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0482     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0488     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0503  
Samurott
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field
0510     Field Field
0527    
 
Field Flying
0528    
 
Field Flying
0561    
 
Flying Flying
0612     Dragon Dragon
0624    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0625    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0679    
 
Mineral Mineral
0680    
 
Mineral Mineral
0681    
 
Mineral Mineral
0686    
 
Water 1 Water 2
0687    
 
Water 1 Water 2
0722    
 
Flying Flying -
0723    
 
Flying Flying -
0724    
 
Flying Flying
0724  
Decidueye
Hisuian Form
 
 
Flying Flying
0754     Grass Grass
0786    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0792    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0798    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0800  
Necrozma
All forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0826    
 
Bug Bug
0858    
 
Fairy Fairy
0888  
Zacian
All forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0897     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0898  
Calyrex
Shadow Rider
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0900    
 
Bug Bug
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
0096     Human-Like Human-Like Dream World - Spooky Manor
0624    
 
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

Psycho Cut inflicts damage. The move has an increased critical hit ratio (30% in the Explorers and Adventure Squad series).

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDTDS 10 - 14 - 88% - Front Enemy Yes
BSL 10 - 14 - 88% - Front Enemy Yes
SMD 12 99 17 40 85% 98% Front Enemy Yes
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

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

Pokémon Rumble Rush

  Psycho Cut
★★★★
Attack power 42.2253
Charge time 0.66 seconds
Range type Homing
Number of hits 1
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 3%
Additional effect None

Pokémon UNITE

In Pokémon UNITE, Psycho Cut is Absol's second move. It is obtained by reaching level 7 and upgrading Slash into it instead of Sucker Punch. The user throws a wide slash in front, damaging, debuffing, and slowing the Pokémon hit. This debuff applies extra damage for the next 3 times the user hits the debuffed Pokémon with an auto attack or a Psycho Cut. At level 13, the user's movement speed is increased near debuffed enemies.

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
 
Ceruledge
The user tears at the target with blades formed by psychic power.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  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 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
  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 releases a pink crescent-like blade of energy from one or both 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
Alain's Malamar Curtain Up! Fight the Fights! None
  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 slashes its arms and a purple crescent-like blade of energy is fired at the opponent
Necrozma (anime) Full Moon and Many Arms! None
  Dawn Wings Necrozma forms a purple crescent-like blade of energy from its chest and fires it at the opponent
Necrozma (anime) Full Moon and Many Arms! None
  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 releases a pink crescent-like blade of energy from each of its tusks at the opponent, or, Haxorus's tusks glow pink. It then slashes the opponent with them.
Iris's Haxorus Thrash of the Titans! None
  Cresselia's tailfin glows pink, and she releases a pink crescent-like blade of energy from it at the opponent.
Cresselia (recurring) A Midsummer Night's Light! None
  Hatterene's tentacle glows pink, and she releases a pink crescent-like blade of energy from it at the opponent.
Gary's Hatterene Chasing to the Finish! None
A wild Hatterene Must Be Our Heroes and the Witch! None
  Ceruledge's arm blades glow pink, and it releases a pink crescent-like blade of energy from one of them at the opponent.
Amethio's Ceruledge The Pendant That Starts It All: Part One Debut


Pokémon Evolutions

 
Necrozma


The user tears at the target with a blade formed by psychic power.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  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
  SlashNight SlashShadow ClawPsycho CutCross PoisonAqua Cutter
Formerly a variation
  Leaf Blade


Generation VIII TMs
SwSh
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BDSP
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Generation VIII TRs (SwSh)
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