Psycho Shift (move)

Psycho Shift
サイコシフト Psycho Shift
Psycho Shift VIII.png
Psycho Shift VIII 2.png
Type  Psychic
Category  Status
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  —
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 IV
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Points equal 4 minus voltage of judge
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Raises the score if the Voltage is low.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  0  
Works great if the user goes last this turn.

Psycho Shift (Japanese: サイコシフト Psycho Shift) is a non-damaging Psychic-type move introduced in Generation IV.

Effect

Generation IV

Psycho Shift cures any non-volatile status condition the user has and afflicts the target with it.

It will not transfer volatile status conditions, such as confusion. It will fail if the target is immune to the status condition (such as via type, Ability, Safeguard, or by already having a status condition).

If a badly poisoned Pokémon uses Psycho Shift, its target will be badly poisoned. Psycho Shift can be used to transfer sleep when used via Sleep Talk. As there is no way to use Psycho Shift while frozen, it is not possible to transfer this status condition.

Psycho Shift will cure the user, then inflict the status condition on the opponent. Therefore, if Psycho Shift is used on a Pokémon with Synchronize, Synchronize will activate and afflict the user of Psycho Shift with that status condition again (if the user of Psycho Shift is susceptible to the status condition).

Generation V

Psycho Shift will now inflict the status condition on the target, then cure the user. Therefore, if Psycho Shift is used on a Pokémon with Synchronize, the user of Psycho Shift will already be afflicted with a status condition when Synchronize activates.

Generation VI onward

Psycho Shift's accuracy changed from 90% to 100%.

If powered up by a Psychium Z into Z-Psycho Shift, the user's Special Attack stat rises by two stages.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSSPBR
BWB2W2
Using its psychic power of suggestion, the user transfers its status problems to the target.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwShBDSPLA
Using its psychic power of suggestion, the user transfers its status conditions to the target.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
144   Articuno
Galarian Form
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1SwSh
163   Hoothoot
 
 
Flying Flying 41 49 49 19 15
164   Noctowl
 
 
Flying Flying 47 57 57 19 15
177   Natu
 
 
Flying Flying 33 33 33XY
39ORAS
39 26
178   Xatu
 
 
Flying Flying 37 37 37XY
43ORAS
43 28
380   Latias
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 50 50 50XY
28ORAS
28 75
381   Latios
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 50 50 50XY
28ORAS
28 75
386   Deoxys
Normal Forme
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 57 57 57XY
43ORAS
43 43BDSP
386   Deoxys
Attack Forme
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 57 57 57XY
43ORAS
43 43BDSP
386   Deoxys
Defense Forme
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 57 57 57XY
43ORAS
43 43BDSP
386   Deoxys
Speed Forme
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 57 57 57XY
43ORAS
43 43BDSP
488   Cresselia
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 75 75 1, 75 1, 75 24
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
063   Abra
  Human-Like Human-Like BDSP
175   Togepi
  Flying Fairy
198   Murkrow
 
 
Flying Flying BDSP
327   Spinda
  Field Human-Like BDSP
527   Woobat
 
 
Field Flying SwSh
561   Sigilyph
 
 
Flying Flying SwSh
876   Indeedee
Female
 
 
Fairy Fairy SwSh
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

  This move effect may be in need of research.
Reason: Which bad status conditions cannot be transferred in Explorers and Super Mystery Dungeon?
You can discuss this on the talk page.

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Psycho Shift is a move with 10PP that ignores accuracy and evasion checks. The user targets Pokémon in front, ally or enemy, transferring all bad status conditions to them. This move also cures move seals, but will not transfer them to the target. This move is affected by Taunt.

Description

Games Description
MDTDS Transfers the user's status problems to the Pokémon it is facing, which heals the user's status problems.
BSL じぶんの わるいじょうたいを すべて しょうめんの ポケモンに うつして じぶんは かいふくする
MDGtI  UNUSED
SMD It transfers your bad status condition to a target.*
It transfers your bad status condition to a target. Not all bad status conditions can be transferred, so be careful.*


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 精神轉移 Jīngsàhn Zhuǎnyí *
幻象轉移 Waahnjeuhng Jyúnyìh *
Mandarin 精神轉移 / 精神转移 Jīngshén Zhuǎnyí *
幻象轉移 Huànxiàng Zhuǎnyí *
  French Échange Psy*
Echange Psy*
  German Psybann
  Greek Τηλεμεταβίβαση Tilemetavívasi
  Italian Psicotrasfer
  Korean 사이코시프트 Psycho Shift
  Serbian Psihička smena
  Spanish Psicocambio*
Psico-cambio*
  Vietnamese Chuyển Dịch Siêu Linh



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