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Psystrike
サイコブレイク Psycho Break
Psystrike VIII.png
Psystrike VIII 2.png
Type  Psychic
Category  Special
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  100
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation V
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Condition  Cool
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
An appealing move that can be used repeatedly without boring the audience.

Psystrike (Japanese: サイコブレイク Psycho Break) is a damage-dealing Psychic-type move introduced in Generation V. It is the signature move of Mewtwo.

Contents

Effect

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

Psystrike 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
SwSh
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
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 100 100 100 72
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 V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
150 Mewtwo MewtwoLv. 70
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered Pokémon Smash! Mewtwo
February 2012 Mewtwo
Strongest Return Mewtwo
Spring 2012 Mewtwo
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

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Reason: Pokkén and Mystery Dungeon series information.

Pokémon Conquest

 
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Stars: ★★★★
Power: 45
Accuracy: 100%
Effect: None
Users: Mewtwo
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.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U

For Mewtwo's Final Smash, it transforms into Mega Mewtwo Y and then uses Psystrike.

Pokémon GO

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Reason: Missing image.

In Pokémon GO, Psystrike is a Charged Attack that has been available on September 16, 2019.

GO Psychic.png Psystrike
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 90
Energy cost 50 50
Duration 2.3 seconds
Damage window 1 - 2 seconds
Trainer Battles
Power 90
Energy cost 45 45
Secondary effect  ?
Effect chance  ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
By Elite Charged TM

Mewtwo

Mewtwo (Armored Mewtwo)
By GO Snapshot
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Description

Games Description
Conq. The user materializes an odd psychic wave to attack the target. This attack does physical damage.
MDGtI IconKanji2MD.pngUNUSED
SMD It damages an enemy. This move is a special attack, but the enemy's Defense stat determines damage instead of its Sp. Def stat.

In the anime

None.png Mewtwo Psystrike.png None.png None.png
Mewtwo
The user creates a force field which explodes at the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo creates a white force field that expands rapidly from its body and explodes on contact with the opponent.
Mewtwo (M16) Mewtwo — Prologue to Awakening Debut

In the manga

In the movie adaptations


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 精神擊破 Jīngsàhn Gīkpo
Mandarin 精神擊破 / 精神击破 Jīngshén Jípò / Jīngshén Jīpò
France Flag.png French Frappe Psy
Germany Flag.png German Psychostoß
Italy Flag.png Italian Psicobotta
South Korea Flag.png Korean 사이코브레이크 Psycho Break
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Golpe Psíquico
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Impacto Psíquico
Impulso Psíquico
Explosão Psíquica
Spain Flag.png Spanish Onda Mental


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