Psywave (move)

Psywave
サイコウェーブ Psychowave
Psywave VII.png
Psywave VII 2.png
Type  Psychic
Category  Special
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  1
Badly startles all Pokémon that made good appeals.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Effectiveness varies depending on when it is used.

Psywave (Japanese: サイコウェーブ Psychowave) is a damage-dealing Psychic-type move introduced in Generation I. It was TM46 in Generation I. In Generation II, it was the signature move of Misdreavus.

Effect

Generation I

Psywave inflicts a random amount of damage, varying between 1 damage and 1.5× the user's level.

In a link battle, the damage dealt varies between 1 damage and 1.5× the user's level on the user's side, and between 0 damage and 1.5× the user's level on its opponent's side in a link battle. As a result, if a 0 is generated in a link battle, it causes the games to desynchronize as the target will receive 0 damage on the opponent's game, while the user's side will keep generating pseudorandom numbers until it produces a number between 1 and 1.5× the user's level. Additionally, the game will freeze if a Level 0, 1, or 171 Pokémon uses the move, though Pokémon cannot normally be obtained at these levels without the use of glitches.

In Pokémon Stadium (English), Psywave always deals at least 1 damage.

Generation II

Psywave inflicts a random amount of damage, varying between 1 HP and 1.5× the user's level. The damage is always rounded down; however, Psywave will always deal at least 1 HP of damage.

Psywave does not take weaknesses or resistances into account; however, type immunity is not ignored.

Generations III and IV

Psywave inflicts damage equal to  , where r is a random number from 0 to 10. However, if this calculation produces a value of 0, Psywave deals 1 HP of damage instead.

Psywave can be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining extra two appeal points if Calm Mind was used in the prior turn.

Generation V

Psywave inflicts damage equal to  , where r is a random number from 0 to 100. However, if this calculation produces a value of 0, Psywave deals 1 HP of damage instead.

Generations VI and VII

Psywave's accuracy is now 100% instead of 80%.

Generation VIII

Psywave cannot be selected in a battle.

Description

Games Description
StadStad2 A Psychic-type attack of varying intensity. It occasionally inflicts heavy damage.
GSC An attack with variable power.
RSEColo.XD Attacks with a psychic wave of varying intensity.
FRLG The foe is attacked with an odd, hot energy wave that varies in intensity.
DPPtHGSSPBR The foe is attacked with an odd, hot energy wave. The attack varies in intensity.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
The target is attacked with an odd psychic wave. The attack varies in intensity.
SwSh This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
120   Staryu
  Water 3 Water 3 13ORAS 13SMUSUM
4PE
121   Starmie
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 1PE
122   Mr. Mime
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 15B2W2 15 15SMUSUM
20PE
150   Mewtwo
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 1
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 33PE
200   Misdreavus
  Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1 1 1
325   Spoink
  Field Field 7 7 7 7 7
326   Grumpig
  Field Field 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7
337   Lunatone
 
 
Mineral Mineral 25 23 23BW
17B2W2
17XY
13ORAS
13
338   Solrock
 
 
Mineral Mineral 25 23 23BW
17B2W2
17XY
13ORAS
13
358   Chimecho
  Amorphous Amorphous 30 30 30 30XY
16ORAS
16
380   Latias
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1 1
381   Latios
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1 1
429   Mismagius
  Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1
436   Bronzor
 
 
Mineral Mineral 15B2W2 15 15
437   Bronzong
 
 
Mineral Mineral 15B2W2 15 15
517   Munna
  Field Field 1 1 1
561   Sigilyph
 
 
Flying Flying 8 8 8
577   Solosis
  Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1
578   Duosion
  Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1
579   Reuniclus
  Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1
686   Inkay
 
 
Water 1 Water 2 13 13
687   Malamar
 
 
Water 1 Water 2 13 13
779   Bruxish
 
 
Water 2 Water 2 25
786   Tapu Lele
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 8
793   Nihilego
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 13
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
092   Gastly
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
109   Koffing
  Amorphous Amorphous
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
TM46
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
--
VI
--
VII
--
VIII
--
012   Butterfree
 
 
Bug Bug
035   Clefairy
  Fairy Fairy
036   Clefable
  Fairy Fairy
039   Jigglypuff
  Fairy Fairy
040   Wigglytuff
  Fairy Fairy
048   Venonat
 
 
Bug Bug
049   Venomoth
 
 
Bug Bug
060   Poliwag
  Water 1 Water 1
061   Poliwhirl
  Water 1 Water 1
062   Poliwrath
 
 
Water 1 Water 1
063   Abra
  Human-Like Human-Like
064   Kadabra
  Human-Like Human-Like
065   Alakazam
  Human-Like Human-Like
079   Slowpoke
 
 
Monster Water 1
080   Slowbro
 
 
Monster Water 1
092   Gastly
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
093   Haunter
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
094   Gengar
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
096   Drowzee
  Human-Like Human-Like
097   Hypno
  Human-Like Human-Like
102   Exeggcute
 
 
Grass Grass
103   Exeggutor
 
 
Grass Grass
113   Chansey
  Fairy Fairy
120   Staryu
  Water 3 Water 3
121   Starmie
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
122   Mr. Mime
  Human-Like Human-Like
124   Jynx
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
125   Electabuzz
  Human-Like Human-Like
126   Magmar
  Human-Like Human-Like
131   Lapras
 
 
Monster Water 1
137   Porygon
  Mineral Mineral
143   Snorlax
  Monster Monster
150   Mewtwo
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
151   Mew
  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.


In other games

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Reason: Pokken

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, Psywave has 19PP and 100% accuracy. The attack travels up to 10 tiles away and hits the first Pokémon it encounters, ally or enemy, dealing damage between 1/2 and 383/256 (~1.49x) of the user's level. It is affected by type matchup and STAB unlike in main series. Before accounting for type matchup and STAB, the move is guaranteed to deal at least 1HP of damage, but no more than 199 (although that number is impossible to achieve under normal gameplay).

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, the move's PP has been decreased to 12, and its accuracy to 95%.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target, even at a distance. The amount of damage depends on the user's level.
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target, even at a distance. The higher the user's level, the greater the damage.
BSL はなれたポケモンに ダメージをあたえる じぶんの レベルがたかいほど ダメージが おおきくなりやすい
MDGtI Its damage varies. The higher your level, the greater the possible damage.*
It damages even a faraway Pokémon. The higher your level, the greater the damage.*
SMD Its damage varies. The higher your level, the greater the possible damage.*
It damages an enemy. The higher your level, the greater the damage.*


In the anime

       
Mismagius Duosion Solrock Exeggutor
The foe is attacked with an odd, hot energy wave.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Jynx Jynx's eyes glow and she raises her hands in the air. The opponent then lifts up into the air, and by waving her arms, Jynx can control wherever the opponent goes.
Santa Claus's Jynx Holiday Hi-Jynx Debut
  Exeggutor Exeggutor's eyes glow green and it bends down, firing a white ring at the opponent from the middle of its leaves.
Mandi's Exeggutor Round One - Begin! None
  Gastly Gastly shoots the fog around its body at the opponent and the fog morphs into an arrow-like shape that hits the opponent.
Officer Jenny's Gastly Pikachu Re-Volts None
  Mr. Mime Mr. Mime raises its hands then brings them down in the shape of a circle and a white circle appears in front of it. It then fires the ring at the opponent.
Toku's Mr. Mime The Psychic Sidekicks! None
  Solrock Solrock's body becomes outlined in light blue, and its eyes also glow light blue. Solrock then fires light blue rings at the opponent from its body.
Brandon's Solrock Pace - The Final Frontier! None
  Mismagius Mismagius's outlines glow light blue and it releases a wave of energy out of its body. When it hits the opponent, its body glows multicolored and Mismagius can control the opponent, or Mismagius's body becomes outlined in light blue and it fires invisible or light blue shockwaves at the opponent from its body, or the gems on Mismagius's body glow pink and its body becomes outlined in light blue. It then fires multiple light blue tentacles from the outline at the opponent, or Mismagius's eyes become surrounded in multicolored energy and it fires a beam of multicolored energy from its eyes at the opponent.
Cocoa's Mismagius Arriving in Style! None
Fantina's Mismagius Playing the Leveling Field! None
Zoey's Mismagius Coming Full - Festival Circle! None
Grings Kodai's Mismagius Zoroark: Master of Illusions None
  Chimecho Chimecho's body becomes outlined in light blue and it releases multiple light blue rings from its mouth at the opponent.
Maya's Chimecho Mastering Current Events! None
  Reuniclus Reuniclus puts its hands together in front of it and fires a multicolored beam of energy from its hands at the opponent.
Damon's Reuniclus White—Victini and Zekrom None
  Duosion Duosion puts its arms out in front of it and multicolored energy appears and gathers in front of its body. A wavy multicolored beam of energy then fires from the energy at the opponent.
Officer Jenny's Duosion Beheeyem, Duosion, and the Dream Thief! None
  Mewtwo Mega Mewtwo Y creates a white force field that expands rapidly from around it and explodes on contact with the opponent.
Mewtwo (M16) Genesect and the Legend Awakened Mewtwo cannot legally know Psywave in Generation V
  Grumpig Grumpig fires a beam of multicolored energy from between its hands at the opponent.
A wild Grumpig An Oasis of Hope! None
  Spoink Spoink fires a beam of multicolored energy from between its hands at the opponent.
Multiple wild Spoink An Oasis of Hope! None
  Sigilyph Sigilyph's two eyes on its head start to glow and then it fires a beam of multicolored energy from its eyes at the opponent.
Carrie's Sigilyph Cloudy Fate, Bright Future! None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


Phantom Thief Pokémon 7


Pokémon Try Adventure


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 精神波 Jīngsàhn Bō *
幻象波 Waahnjeuhng Bō *
幻像波浪 Waahnjeuhng Bōlohng *
Mandarin 精神波 Jīngshén Bō *
幻象波 Huànxiàng Bō *
  Czech Psychická vlna
  Dutch Psygolf
  Finnish Psykoaalto
  French Vague Psy
  German Psywelle
  Greek Ψυχοκύμα Psychokýma
  Hindi मानसिक लहर Maansik leher
  Indonesian Psywave
  Italian Psiconda*
Psico-onda*
  Korean 사이코웨이브 Saikoweibeu
  Polish Psychofala
  Brazilian Portuguese Onda Psíquica
  Romanian Psywave
  Serbian Psihički Talas
  Spanish Psicoonda*
Psico-Onda*
  Swedish Psykvåg
Hypnos*
  Vietnamese Sóng Tâm Linh



Generation I TMs
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Generation I HMs
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