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Confusion VIII.png
Introduced: Generation I
Battle Data
Type: Type Psychic.gif
Category: Type Special.gif
Power: 50
Accuracy: 100%
PP: 25, max: 40
Priority: 0
Contact: No
Affected by
Magic Coat: No
Magic Bounce: No
Bright Powder: Yes
Detect/Protect: Yes
Snatch: No
Mirror Move: Yes
King's Rock: No
Contest Data
Contests (RSE)
Condition: Smart
Appeal: 2 ♥♥
Jam: 3 ♥♥♥
Startles the Pokémon that appealed before the user.
Super Contests (DPPt)
Condition: Smart
Appeal: 3 ♥♥♥
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.
Contest Spectaculars (ORAS)
Condition: Clever
Appeal: 4 ♥♥♥♥
Jam: 0
Quite an appealing move.

Confusion is a Psychic-type move introduced in Generation I.


Games Description
GSC An attack that may cause confusion.
RSE A psychic attack that may cause confusion.
FRLG A weak telekinetic attack that may also leave the foe confused.
DPPtHGSS The foe is hit by a weak telekinetic force. It may also leave the foe confused.
BWB2W2 The target is hit by a weak telekinetic force. It may also leave the target confused.
The target is hit by a weak telekinetic force. This may also confuse the target.


In battle

Confusion does damage and has a 10% chance to confuse the target. In a Double Battle, Confusion can target any Pokémon around the user. In a Triple Battle, Confusion can only target a Pokémon that's adjacent to the user.


By leveling up

Pokémon Type Egg groups Level
012.png Butterfree bug/flying 1, 12 (RB)
1, 10 (Y)
1, 10 1, 10
048.png Venonat bug/poison 19 (Y) 17 17
049.png Venomoth bug/poison 1 (Y) 17 17
054.png Psyduck water 36 16 16
055.png Golduck water 39 1, 16 16
064.png Kadabra psychic 1, 16 (RB)
16 (Y)
1, 16 1, 16
065.png Alakazam psychic 1, 16 (RB)
16 (Y)
1, 16 1, 16
079.png Slowpoke water/psychic 1 20 20 (RSE)
17 (FRLG)
080.png Slowbro water/psychic 1 20 20 (RSE)
17 (FRLG)
096.png Drowzee psychic 17 18 18 (RSE)
11 (FRLG)
097.png Hypno psychic 1, 17 1, 18 1, 18 (RSE)
1, 11 (FRLG)
102.png Exeggcute grass/psychic 19 19
103.png Exeggutor grass/psychic 1 1
122.png Mr. Mime psychic/fairy 1, 15 6 5
150.png Mewtwo psychic 1 1 1
163.png Hoothoot normal/flying 34 34
164.png Noctowl normal/flying 41 41
196.png Espeon psychic 16 16
199.png Slowking water/psychic 1 20 20 (RSE)
17 (FRLG)
203.png Girafarig normal/psychic 1, 7 13
238.png Smoochum ice/psychic 21 21
251.png Celebi psychic/grass 1 1
269.png Dustox bug/poison 1, 10
280.png Ralts psychic/fairy 6
281.png Kirlia psychic/fairy 1, 6
282.png Gardevoir psychic/fairy 1, 6
307.png Meditite fighting/psychic 9
308.png Medicham fighting/psychic 1, 9
337.png Lunatone rock/psychic 7
338.png Solrock rock/psychic 7
343.png Baltoy ground/psychic 1
344.png Claydol ground/psychic 1
358.png Chimecho psychic 14
368.png Gorebyss water 8
375.png Metang steel/psychic 20
376.png Metagross steel/psychic 1, 20
385.png Jirachi steel/psychic 1
413.png Wormadam bug/grass
414.png Mothim bug/flying
433.png Chingling psychic
436.png Bronzor steel/psychic
437.png Bronzong steel/psychic
439.png Mime Jr. psychic/fairy
475.png Gallade psychic/fighting
480.png Uxie psychic
481.png Mesprit psychic
482.png Azelf psychic
488.png Cresselia psychic
494.png Victini psychic/fire
527.png Woobat psychic/flying
528.png Swoobat psychic/flying
574.png Gothita psychic
575.png Gothorita psychic
576.png Gothitelle psychic
605.png Elgyem psychic
606.png Beheeyem psychic
648.png Meloetta normal/psychic
677.png Espurr psychic
678.png Meowstic psychic
720.png Hoopa psychic/ghost
720U.png Hoopa psychic/ghost
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

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