Psyshock (move)

Psyshock
サイコショック Psycho Shock
Psyshock VIII.png
Psyshock VIII 2.png
Type  Psychic
Category  Special
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  80
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation V
Condition  [[(condition)|]]
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
???
Condition  [[(condition)|]]
Appeal  0  
???
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  1
Jamming  4 ♥♥♥♥
Badly startles the last Pokémon to act before the user.

Psyshock (Japanese: サイコショック Psycho Shock) is a damage-dealing Psychic-type move introduced in Generation V. It was TM03 from Generation V to Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. It is TR25 in Generation VIII.

Effect

Psyshock inflicts damage. Despite being a special move, Psyshock uses the target's Defense instead of its Special Defense to calculate damage.

Psyshock is still a special move. It uses the user's Special Attack to calculate damage. It activates Mirror Coat (not Counter), has its damage reduced by Light Screen (not Reflect), activates the Maranga Berry (not the Kee Berry), etc.

Description

Games Description
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwShBDSPLA
The user materializes an odd psychic wave to attack the target. This attack does physical damage.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
064   Kadabra
  Human-Like Human-Like 30
065   Alakazam
  Human-Like Human-Like 30
096   Drowzee
  Human-Like Human-Like 57 57 57 57BDSP
097   Hypno
  Human-Like Human-Like 57 57 57 57BDSP
103   Exeggutor
 
 
Grass Grass 17 17 17 1
103   Exeggutor
Alolan Form
 
 
Grass Grass 17 1SwSh
325   Spoink
  Field Field 34BW
38B2W2
38 38 38BDSP
326   Grumpig
  Field Field 37BW
42B2W2
42 42 42BDSP
337   Lunatone
 
 
Mineral Mineral 1 20
574   Gothita
  Human-Like Human-Like 25 25 25 20SwSh
575   Gothorita
  Human-Like Human-Like 25 25 25 20SwSh
576   Gothitelle
  Human-Like Human-Like 25 25 25 20SwSh
577   Solosis
  Amorphous Amorphous 25 25 25 20SwSh
578   Duosion
  Amorphous Amorphous 25 25 25 20SwSh
579   Reuniclus
  Amorphous Amorphous 25 25 25 20SwSh
653   Fennekin
  Field Field 31 31
654   Braixen
  Field Field 34 36
655   Delphox
 
 
Field Field 34 38
677   Espurr
  Field Field 25 25 33SwSh
678   Meowstic
Male
  Field Field 25 25 39SwSh
678   Meowstic
Female
  Field Field 25 25 39SwSh
786   Tapu Lele
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 32 45SwSh
898   Calyrex
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 24SwSh
898   Calyrex
Ice Rider
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 24SwSh
898   Calyrex
Shadow Rider
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 24SwSh
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/TR

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
TM03
VI
TM03
VII
TM03
VIII
TR25
026   Raichu
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Fairy SwSh
035   Clefairy
  Fairy Fairy SwSh
036   Clefable
  Fairy Fairy SwSh
038   Ninetales
  Field Field SwSh
038   Ninetales
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field SwSh
054   Psyduck
  Water 1 Field SwSh
055   Golduck
  Water 1 Field SwSh
063   Abra
  Human-Like Human-Like SwSh
064   Kadabra
  Human-Like Human-Like SwSh
065   Alakazam
  Human-Like Human-Like SwSh
079   Slowpoke
 
 
Monster Water 1 SwSh
079   Slowpoke
Galarian Form
  Monster Water 1 SwSh
080   Slowbro
 
 
Monster Water 1 SwSh
080   Slowbro
Galarian Form
 
 
Monster Water 1 SwSh
096   Drowzee
  Human-Like Human-Like
097   Hypno
  Human-Like Human-Like
103   Exeggutor
 
 
Grass Grass SwSh
103   Exeggutor
Alolan Form
 
 
Grass Grass SwSh
121   Starmie
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 SwSh
122   Mr. Mime
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like SwSh
122   Mr. Mime
Galarian Form
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like SwSh
124   Jynx
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like SwSh
137   Porygon
  Mineral Mineral SwSh
144   Articuno
Galarian Form
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
150   Mewtwo
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
151   Mew
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
173   Cleffa
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
175   Togepi
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
176   Togetic
 
 
Flying Fairy SwSh
177   Natu
 
 
Flying Flying SwSh
178   Xatu
 
 
Flying Flying SwSh
196   Espeon
  Field Field SwSh
199   Slowking
 
 
Monster Water 1 SwSh
199   Slowking
Galarian Form
 
 
Monster Water 1 SwSh
203   Girafarig
 
 
Field Field
233   Porygon2
  Mineral Mineral SwSh
234   Stantler
  Field Field
238   Smoochum
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
249   Lugia
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
280   Ralts
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous SwSh
281   Kirlia
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous SwSh
282   Gardevoir
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous SwSh
307   Meditite
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
308   Medicham
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
325   Spoink
  Field Field
326   Grumpig
  Field Field
337   Lunatone
 
 
Mineral Mineral SwSh
338   Solrock
 
 
Mineral Mineral SwSh
343   Baltoy
 
 
Mineral Mineral SwSh
344   Claydol
 
 
Mineral Mineral SwSh
358   Chimecho
  Amorphous Amorphous
375   Metang
 
 
Mineral Mineral SwSh
376   Metagross
 
 
Mineral Mineral SwSh
380   Latias
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
381   Latios
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
385   Jirachi
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
386   Deoxys
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
433   Chingling
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
436   Bronzor
 
 
Mineral Mineral SwSh
437   Bronzong
 
 
Mineral Mineral SwSh
439   Mime Jr.
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
468   Togekiss
 
 
Flying Fairy SwSh
474   Porygon-Z
  Mineral Mineral SwSh
475   Gallade
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous SwSh
480   Uxie
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
481   Mesprit
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
482   Azelf
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
488   Cresselia
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
493   Arceus
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
494   Victini
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
517   Munna
  Field Field SwSh
518   Musharna
  Field Field SwSh
527   Woobat
 
 
Field Flying SwSh
528   Swoobat
 
 
Field Flying SwSh
531   Audino
  Fairy Fairy SwSh
561   Sigilyph
 
 
Flying Flying SwSh
574   Gothita
  Human-Like Human-Like SwSh
575   Gothorita
  Human-Like Human-Like SwSh
576   Gothitelle
  Human-Like Human-Like SwSh
577   Solosis
  Amorphous Amorphous SwSh
578   Duosion
  Amorphous Amorphous SwSh
579   Reuniclus
  Amorphous Amorphous SwSh
605   Elgyem
  Human-Like Human-Like SwSh
606   Beheeyem
  Human-Like Human-Like SwSh
648   Meloetta
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
653   Fennekin
  Field Field
654   Braixen
  Field Field
655   Delphox
 
 
Field Field
677   Espurr
  Field Field SwSh
678   Meowstic
Male
  Field Field SwSh
678   Meowstic
Female
  Field Field SwSh
683   Aromatisse
  Fairy Fairy SwSh
687   Malamar
 
 
Water 1 Water 2 SwSh
700   Sylveon
  Field Field SwSh
707   Klefki
 
 
Mineral Mineral SwSh
716   Xerneas
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
719   Diancie
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
720   Hoopa
Confined
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
720   Hoopa
Unbound
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
765   Oranguru
 
 
Field Field SwSh
786   Tapu Lele
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
791   Solgaleo
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
792   Lunala
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
793   Nihilego
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
800   Necrozma
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
800   Necrozma
Dusk Mane
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered USUM SwSh
800   Necrozma
Dawn Wings
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered USUM SwSh
806   Blacephalon
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered USUM SwSh
825   Dottler
 
 
Bug Bug SwSh
826   Orbeetle
 
 
Bug Bug SwSh
854   Sinistea
  Mineral Amorphous SwSh
855   Polteageist
  Mineral Amorphous SwSh
856   Hatenna
  Fairy Fairy SwSh
857   Hattrem
  Fairy Fairy SwSh
858   Hatterene
 
 
Fairy Fairy SwSh
866   Mr. Rime
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like SwSh
869   Alcremie
  Fairy Amorphous SwSh
876   Indeedee
Male
 
 
Fairy Fairy SwSh
876   Indeedee
Female
 
 
Fairy Fairy SwSh
898   Calyrex
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
898   Calyrex
Ice Rider
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
898   Calyrex
Shadow Rider
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 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 Conquest

 
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Stars: ★★★★
Power: 43
Accuracy: 100%
Effect: None
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

  Psyshock
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 65
Energy cost 33  
Duration 2.7 seconds
Damage window 2 - 2.6 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 70
Energy cost 45  
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
  • February 16, 2017
    • Power: 40 → 65
    • Damage window: 2.2 - 2.7 → 2 - 2.6 seconds

Description

Games Description
Conq. The user materializes an odd psychic wave to attack the target. This attack does physical damage.
MDGtI This is a special move, but it won't be affected by the enemy's Special Defense.*
It damages an enemy. This move is a special attack, but the enemy's Defense stat determines damage instead of its Special Defense stat.*
SMD It damages an enemy. This move is a special attack, but the damage is determined by the enemy's Defense stat rather than its Sp. Def stat.
MDRTDX It damages an enemy. The damage is determined by the enemy's Defense stat.


In the anime

       
Meditite Gothita Duosion Metang
The user materializes an odd psychic blast to attack the target.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Gothita Gothita jumps into the air and puts its arms out in front of it. It then forms a mass of thick light blue, blue, and purple energy and fires it at the opponent. When it hits the opponent, it pushes it back and explodes. Sometimes, the black tuft of hair on its head twitches and glows light purple before using the attack. When this happens, its body flashes light blue, blue, and purple before forming the mass of energy.
Christie's Gothita Where Did You Go, Audino? Debut
Katharine's Gothita Scraggy and the Demanding Gothita! None
  Duosion Duosion crouches its body together and three thick masses of light blue, blue, and purple energy forms around the front of its body. Duosion then fires the masses at the opponent, one after the other.
Officer Jenny's Duosion Beheeyem, Duosion, and the Dream Thief! None
  Gothorita Gothorita floats into the air and closes its eyes. Three thick masses of light blue, blue, and purple energy forms in front of Gothorita's body, and it fires the orbs at the opponent.
Lewis's Gothorita Stopping the Rage of Legends! Part 2 None
Flora's Gothorita The Clubsplosion Begins! None
  Meowstic Meowstic forms a purple orb of energy in one of its hands. It then fires three dark purple beams of energy from the orb at the opponent.
Olympia's two Meowstic All Eyes on the Future! None
  Metang Metang creates a stream of purple energy in between its hands before firing a purple beam of energy from its hands towards the opponent.
Alain's Metang The Synchronicity Test! None
  Meditite Meditite forms a ring of purple masses of energy in front of its body. Meditite then fires the masses at the opponent, one after the other.
Kira's Meditite Raid Battle in The Ruins! None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 精神衝擊 Jīngsàhn Chūnggīk *
幻象攻擊 Waahnjeuhng Gūnggīk *
Mandarin 精神衝擊 / 精神冲击 Jīngshén Chōngjí / Jīngshén Chōngjī *
幻象攻擊 Huànxiàng Gōngjí *
  French Choc Psy
  German Psychoschock
  Greek ψυχικοπληξία
  Italian Psicoshock
  Korean 사이코쇼크 Psycho Shock
  Polish Psychoszok
Portuguese   Brazil Choque Psíquico (games, Pokémon the Series: XY-present, TCG, manga)
Psicochoque (early anime)
  Portugal Psicochoque
Spanish   Latin America Choque Psíquico
  Spain Psicocarga
  Swedish Psykchock*
  Thai ไซโคช็อค
  Vietnamese Cú Sốc Tâm Linh



Variations of the move Psyshock
  Body Press
  Psyshock



Generation V TMs
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Generation V HMs
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Generation VI TMs
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798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 9596979899100
Generation VI HMs
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Generation VII TMs
SMUSUM
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767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100
PE
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4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
Generation VIII TMs
SwSh
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BDSP
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Generation VIII TRs (SwSh)
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