Telekinesis (move)

Telekinesis
テレキネシス Telekinesis
Telekinesis VII.png
Telekinesis VII 2.png
Type  Psychic
Category  Status
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation V
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Condition  Clever
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  0  
Makes the remaining Pokémon nervous.

Telekinesis (Japanese: テレキネシス Telekinesis) is a non-damaging Psychic-type move introduced in Generation V. It was TM19 in Generation V.

Effect

Generations V to VII

Telekinesis raises its target into the air for three turns. This makes all moves used against the target (with the exception of one-hit knockout moves) bypass accuracy checks to always hit, unless the target is in the semi-invulnerable turn of a move such as Dig or Fly. In addition, the target will be immune to Ground-type moves, Spikes, Toxic Spikes, and Arena Trap.

If a Pokémon under the effect of Telekinesis is affected by Ingrain or holds an Iron Ball, it becomes grounded (i.e. it becomes vulnerable to Ground-type moves, Spikes, etc.), but the effect to make moves targeting it ignore accuracy checks still applies. If a Pokémon under the effect of Telekinesis is hit by Smack Down or Thousand Arrows, the effect of Telekinesis disappears. If Gravity comes into effect, the effect of Telekinesis disappears from all Pokémon.

The move Telekinesis cannot affect a Pokémon under the effect of Ingrain, Smack Down, or Thousand Arrows. While Gravity is in effect, Telekinesis cannot be selected.

Mega Gengar, Diglett, Dugtrio, Sandygast, and Palossand cannot be affected by the move Telekinesis, but a Pokémon transformed into one of these Pokémon can be affected. If Mega Gengar is affected by Telekinesis before Mega Evolving or receives the effect via Baton Pass, the effect disappears; the other four will retain the effect if they obtain it via Baton Pass.

Telekinesis itself also bypasses accuracy checks to always hit, unless the target is in the semi-invulnerable turn of a move such as Dig or Fly.

If powered up by a Psychium Z into Z-Telekinesis, the user's Special Attack stat rises by one stage.

Generation VIII

Telekinesis cannot be selected in a battle.

Description

Games Description
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
The user makes the target float with its psychic power. The target is easier to hit for three turns.
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
064   Kadabra
  Human-Like Human-Like 34 34XY
33ORAS
33SMUSUM
065   Alakazam
  Human-Like Human-Like 34 34XY
33ORAS
33SMUSUM
381   Latios
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 70 1, 70XY
36ORAS
36
517   Munna
  Field Field 43 43 43
574   Gothita
  Human-Like Human-Like 40 40 40
575   Gothorita
  Human-Like Human-Like 43 43 43
576   Gothitelle
  Human-Like Human-Like 45 45 45
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
[[|]]
II
[[|]]
III
[[|]]
IV
[[|]]
V
TM19
VI
--
VII
--
VIII
--
035   Clefairy
  Fairy Fairy
036   Clefable
  Fairy Fairy
054   Psyduck
  Water 1 Field
055   Golduck
  Water 1 Field
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
121   Starmie
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
122   Mr. Mime
  Human-Like Human-Like
124   Jynx
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
150   Mewtwo
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
173   Cleffa
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
175   Togepi
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
176   Togetic
 
 
Flying Fairy
177   Natu
 
 
Flying Flying
178   Xatu
 
 
Flying Flying
196   Espeon
  Field Field
199   Slowking
 
 
Monster Water 1
200   Misdreavus
  Amorphous Amorphous
203   Girafarig
 
 
Field Field
249   Lugia
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
280   Ralts
  Amorphous Amorphous
281   Kirlia
  Amorphous Amorphous
282   Gardevoir
  Amorphous Amorphous
292   Shedinja
 
 
Mineral Mineral
302   Sableye
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
307   Meditite
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
308   Medicham
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
325   Spoink
  Field Field
326   Grumpig
  Field Field
337   Lunatone
 
 
Mineral Mineral
338   Solrock
 
 
Mineral Mineral
343   Baltoy
 
 
Mineral Mineral
344   Claydol
 
 
Mineral Mineral
353   Shuppet
  Amorphous Amorphous
354   Banette
  Amorphous Amorphous
355   Duskull
  Amorphous Amorphous
356   Dusclops
  Amorphous Amorphous
358   Chimecho
  Amorphous Amorphous
375   Metang
 
 
Mineral Mineral
376   Metagross
 
 
Mineral Mineral
380   Latias
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
381   Latios
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
385   Jirachi
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
386   Deoxys
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
425   Drifloon
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
426   Drifblim
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
429   Mismagius
  Amorphous Amorphous
433   Chingling
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
436   Bronzor
 
 
Mineral Mineral
437   Bronzong
 
 
Mineral Mineral
439   Mime Jr.
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
442   Spiritomb
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
468   Togekiss
 
 
Flying Fairy
475   Gallade
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
477   Dusknoir
  Amorphous Amorphous
478   Froslass
 
 
Fairy Mineral
479   Rotom
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
480   Uxie
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
481   Mesprit
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
482   Azelf
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
487   Giratina
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
488   Cresselia
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
493   Arceus
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
494   Victini
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
517   Munna
  Field Field
518   Musharna
  Field Field
527   Woobat
 
 
Field Flying
528   Swoobat
 
 
Field Flying
531   Audino
  Fairy Fairy
561   Sigilyph
 
 
Flying Flying
562   Yamask
  Mineral Amorphous
563   Cofagrigus
  Mineral Amorphous
574   Gothita
  Human-Like Human-Like
575   Gothorita
  Human-Like Human-Like
576   Gothitelle
  Human-Like Human-Like
577   Solosis
  Amorphous Amorphous
578   Duosion
  Amorphous Amorphous
579   Reuniclus
  Amorphous Amorphous
605   Elgyem
  Human-Like Human-Like
606   Beheeyem
  Human-Like Human-Like
607   Litwick
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
608   Lampent
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
609   Chandelure
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
622   Golett
 
 
Mineral Mineral
623   Golurk
 
 
Mineral Mineral
648   Meloetta
 
 
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.


By Move Tutor

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Game
SM USUM PE
026   Raichu
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Fairy
035   Clefairy
  Fairy Fairy
036   Clefable
  Fairy Fairy
039   Jigglypuff
 
 
Fairy Fairy
040   Wigglytuff
 
 
Fairy Fairy
054   Psyduck
  Water 1 Field
055   Golduck
  Water 1 Field
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
101   Electrode
  Mineral Mineral
102   Exeggcute
 
 
Grass Grass
103   Exeggutor
 
 
Grass Grass
103   Exeggutor
Alolan Form
 
 
Grass Grass
113   Chansey
  Fairy Fairy
121   Starmie
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
122   Mr. Mime
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
124   Jynx
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
137   Porygon
  Mineral Mineral
150   Mewtwo
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
173   Cleffa
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
175   Togepi
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
176   Togetic
 
 
Flying Fairy
177   Natu
 
 
Flying Flying
178   Xatu
 
 
Flying Flying
196   Espeon
  Field Field
199   Slowking
 
 
Monster Water 1
200   Misdreavus
  Amorphous Amorphous
203   Girafarig
 
 
Field Field
205   Forretress
 
 
Bug Bug
233   Porygon2
  Mineral Mineral
242   Blissey
  Fairy Fairy
249   Lugia
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
251   Celebi
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
280   Ralts
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
281   Kirlia
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
282   Gardevoir
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
292   Shedinja
 
 
Mineral Mineral
302   Sableye
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
307   Meditite
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
308   Medicham
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
325   Spoink
  Field Field
326   Grumpig
  Field Field
337   Lunatone
 
 
Mineral Mineral
338   Solrock
 
 
Mineral Mineral
343   Baltoy
 
 
Mineral Mineral
344   Claydol
 
 
Mineral Mineral
353   Shuppet
  Amorphous Amorphous
354   Banette
  Amorphous Amorphous
355   Duskull
  Amorphous Amorphous
356   Dusclops
  Amorphous Amorphous
358   Chimecho
  Amorphous Amorphous
375   Metang
 
 
Mineral Mineral
376   Metagross
 
 
Mineral Mineral
380   Latias
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
381   Latios
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
385   Jirachi
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
386   Deoxys
Normal Forme
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
386   Deoxys
Attack Forme
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
386   Deoxys
Defense Forme
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
386   Deoxys
Speed Forme
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
413   Wormadam
Plant Cloak
 
 
Bug Bug
413   Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
 
 
Bug Bug
413   Wormadam
Trash Cloak
 
 
Bug Bug
425   Drifloon
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
426   Drifblim
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
429   Mismagius
  Amorphous Amorphous
433   Chingling
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
436   Bronzor
 
 
Mineral Mineral
437   Bronzong
 
 
Mineral Mineral
439   Mime Jr.
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
442   Spiritomb
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
468   Togekiss
 
 
Flying Fairy
474   Porygon-Z
  Mineral Mineral
475   Gallade
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
476   Probopass
 
 
Mineral Mineral
477   Dusknoir
  Amorphous Amorphous
478   Froslass
 
 
Fairy Mineral
479   Rotom
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
480   Uxie
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
481   Mesprit
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
482   Azelf
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
487   Giratina
Altered Forme
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
487   Giratina
Origin Forme
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
488   Cresselia
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
493   Arceus
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
494   Victini
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
517   Munna
  Field Field
518   Musharna
  Field Field
527   Woobat
 
 
Field Flying
528   Swoobat
 
 
Field Flying
531   Audino
  Fairy Fairy
561   Sigilyph
 
 
Flying Flying
562   Yamask
  Mineral Amorphous
563   Cofagrigus
  Mineral Amorphous
574   Gothita
  Human-Like Human-Like
575   Gothorita
  Human-Like Human-Like
576   Gothitelle
  Human-Like Human-Like
577   Solosis
  Amorphous Amorphous
578   Duosion
  Amorphous Amorphous
579   Reuniclus
  Amorphous Amorphous
599   Klink
  Mineral Mineral
600   Klang
  Mineral Mineral
601   Klinklang
  Mineral Mineral
605   Elgyem
  Human-Like Human-Like
606   Beheeyem
  Human-Like Human-Like
607   Litwick
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
608   Lampent
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
609   Chandelure
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
622   Golett
 
 
Mineral Mineral
623   Golurk
 
 
Mineral Mineral
648   Meloetta
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
649   Genesect
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
654   Braixen
  Field Field
655   Delphox
 
 
Field Field
677   Espurr
  Field Field
678   Meowstic
Male
  Field Field
678   Meowstic
Female
  Field Field
682   Spritzee
  Fairy Fairy
683   Aromatisse
  Fairy Fairy
686   Inkay
 
 
Water 1 Water 2
687   Malamar
 
 
Water 1 Water 2
700   Sylveon
  Field Field
703   Carbink
 
 
Fairy Mineral
708   Phantump
 
 
Grass Amorphous
709   Trevenant
 
 
Grass Amorphous
710   Pumpkaboo
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
711   Gourgeist
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
719   Diancie
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
720   Hoopa
Confined
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
720   Hoopa
Unbound
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
742   Cutiefly
 
 
Bug Fairy
743   Ribombee
 
 
Bug Fairy
764   Comfey
  Grass Grass
765   Oranguru
 
 
Field Field
774   Minior
 
 
Mineral Mineral
778   Mimikyu
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
779   Bruxish
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
781   Dhelmise
 
 
Mineral Mineral
785   Tapu Koko
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
786   Tapu Lele
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
787   Tapu Bulu
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
788   Tapu Fini
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
792   Lunala
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
793   Nihilego
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
800   Necrozma
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
800   Necrozma
Dusk Mane
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
800   Necrozma
Dawn Wings
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
805   Stakataka
 
 
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

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Status 2 —% An opponent Applies the No Evasion effect to the target.

Past Description

  • Prior to Version 2.10.0 (from June 28, 2021): Makes the target unable to evade moves.

Description

Games Description
MDGtI It causes the Telekinesis status condition to the Pokémon in front of you. With the Telekinesis status, the Pokémon can't move and its evasiveness goes down, but it won't take damage from Ground-type moves.
SMD It causes the Telekinesis status condition to the Pokémon in front of you. In the Telekinesis status condition, the Pokémon can't move and its evasiveness goes down, but it won't take damage from Ground-type moves.
MDRTDX It gives the Telekinesis condition to the Pokémon in front of you. In the Telekinesis condition, the Pokémon can't move and its evasiveness goes down, but it won't take damage from Ground-type moves.


In the anime

       
Gothorita Elgyem Gothita Cofagrigus
The user makes the target float with its psychic power.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Elgyem Elgyem's eyes glow light green. The opponent then becomes outlined in light green as well and Elgyem can make it float and control it with its mind.
Professor Icarus's Elgyem A UFO for Elgyem! Debut
A Trainer's Elgyem A Maractus Musical! None
  Gothita Gothita's eyes glow light green and it raises both of its arms into the air. The opponent then becomes surrounded in a light green aura and Gothita can make it float and control it with its mind.
Christie's Gothita Where Did You Go, Audino? None
  Gothitelle Gothitelle's eyes glow light green and it raises its arms and points its palms at the opponent. The opponent then becomes outlined in light green and Gothitelle can make the opponent float by moving its arms where it wants it to go. When Gothitelle puts its arms down, the light green glow fades away.
A Trainer's Gothitelle Lost at the Stamp Rally! None
  Gothorita Gothorita closes its eyes and crouches its body together slightly. The opponent then becomes outlined in light green and Gothorita can control it with its mind.
Lewis's Gothorita Stopping the Rage of Legends! Part 1 None
  Cofagrigus Cofagrigus's eyes glow light green and it raises both of its arms into the air. The opponent then becomes surrounded in a light green aura and Cofagrigus can make it float and control it with its mind.
Multiple wild Cofagrigus Explorers of the Hero's Ruin! None
  Golurk The opponent becomes surrounded in a light green aura and Golurk can make it float with its mind.
Cedric Juniper's assistant's Golurk Ash and N: A Clash of Ideals! None
  Beheeyem Beheeyem's eyes glow light green and it raises both of its arms into the air. The opponent then becomes surrounded in a light green aura and Beheeyem can make it float and control it with its mind.
Multiple wild Beheeyem Capacia Island UFO! None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 意念移物 Yinihmyìhmaht *
心靈傳動術 Sāmlìhng Chyùhnduhngseuht *
Mandarin 意念移物 Yìniànyíwù *
心靈傳動術 Xīnlíng Chuándòngshù *
  Dutch Telekinese
  French Lévikinésie
  German Telekinese
  Indonesian Telekinesis
  Italian Telecinesi
  Korean 텔레키네시스 Telekinesis
  Polish Telekineza
Portuguese   Brazil Telecinese (BW120-present, TCG, manga)
Telecinésia
  Portugal Telecinese
Spanish   Latin America Telequinesia
  Spain Telequinesis
  Turkish Telekinezi
  Vietnamese Dịch Chuyển Tức Thời



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