Psychic
サイコキネシス Psychokinesis
Psychic VIII.png
Introduced: Generation I
Battle Data
Type: Type Psychic.gif
Category: Type Special.gif
Power: 90
Accuracy: 100%
PP: 10 (Max. 16)
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: 1
Jam: 3 ♥♥♥
Badly startles those that have made appeals.
Super Contests (DPPt)
Condition: Smart
Appeal: 2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs first this turn.
Contest Spectaculars (ORAS)
Condition: Clever
Appeal: 4 ♥♥♥♥
Jam: 0
Quite an appealing move.

Psychic is a Psychic-type move introduced in Generation I. It has been TM29 since Generation I. In Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, it is available as TM40.

Description

Games Description
GSC An attack that may lower SPCL. DEF.
RSE A powerful psychic attack that may lower SP. DEF.
FRLG A strong telekinetic attack. It may also lower the foe's SP. DEF stat.
DPPtHGSS The foe is hit by a strong telekinetic force. It may also reduce the foe's Sp. Def stat.
BWB2W2 The target is hit by a strong telekinetic force. It may also reduce the target's Sp. Def stat.
XYORAS The target is hit by a strong telekinetic force. This may also reduce the target's Sp. Def stat.
SMUSUMPE The user hits the target with a strong telekinetic force. In addition, it may lower the target's Sp. Def stat.
SWSH The target is hit by a strong telekinetic force. This may also lower the target's Sp. Def stat.

Effect

In battle

Psychic deals damage and has a 10% chance to lower the target's Special Defense by 1 stage. In a Double Battle, Psychic can target any Pokémon around the user; in a Triple Battle, Psychic can only target a Pokémon that's adjacent to the user.

Learnset

By leveling up

Pokémon Type Egg groups Level
VII VIII
048.png Venonat bug/poison 43 41 41
049.png Venomoth bug/poison 50 52 52
064.png Kadabra psychic 38 38 36
065.png Alakazam psychic 38 38 36
079.png Slowpoke water/psychic 48 48 48 (RSE)
40 (FRLG)
080.png Slowbro water/psychic 55 54 54 (RSE)
44 (FRLG)
096.png Drowzee psychic 32 40 40 (RSE)
31 (FRLG)
097.png Hypno psychic 37 49 49 (RSE)
35 (FRLG)
102.png Exeggcute grass/psychic
120.png Staryu water
122.png Mr. Mime psychic 45 (RSE)
43 (FRLG)
150.png Mewtwo psychic 1, 66 66 66
151.png Mew psychic 40 40 40
167.png Spinarak bug/poison 53 53
168.png Ariados bug/poison 63 63
177.png Natu psychic/flying 50 50
178.png Xatu psychic/flying 65 65
196.png Espeon psychic 47 47
199.png Slowking water/psychic 48 48 (RSE)
50 (FRLG)
203.png Girafarig normal/psychic
238.png Smoochum ice/psychic 37 45
280.png Ralts psychic/fairy 26
281.png Kirlia psychic/fairy 26
282.png Gardevoir psychic/fairy 26
325.png Spoink psychic 34
326.png Grumpig psychic 37
337.png Lunatone rock/psychic 37
338.png Solrock rock/psychic
358.png Chimecho psychic 46
368.png Gorebyss water 36
375.png Metang steel/psychic 38
376.png Metagross steel/psychic 38
380.png Latias dragon/psychic 40
381.png Latios dragon/psychic 40
385.png Jirachi steel/psychic 20
386.png Deoxys psychic 25
413.png Wormadam bug/grass
414.png Mothim bug/flying
439.png Mime Jr. psychic/fairy
488.png Cresselia psychic
517.png Munna psychic
527.png Woobat psychic/flying
528.png Swoobat psychic/flying
561.png Sigilyph psychic/flying
574.png Gothita psychic
575.png Gothorita psychic
576.png Gothitelle psychic
577.png Solosis psychic
578.png Duosion psychic
579.png Reuniclus psychic
605.png Elgyem psychic
606.png Beheeyem psychic
648.png Meloetta normal/psychic
653.png Fennekin fire
654.png Braixen fire
655.png Delphox fire/psychic
678.png Meowstic psychic
682.png Spritzee fairy
683.png Aromatisse fairy
717.png Yveltal dark/flying
720.png Hoopa psychic/ghost
720U.png Hoopa psychic/dark
765.png Oranguru normal/psychic
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

By breeding

Pokémon Type Egg Groups Father
VI VII VIII
054.png Psyduck water 079.png080.png
196.png199.png
079.png080.png
196.png199.png
325.png326.png
368.png
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates a Pokémon that can only learn this move through chain breeding.

By TM

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Trivia

  • Psychic shares its name with a Trainer class. It shares this trait with Double Team.

Gallery

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Variations of Psychic
Psychic Bug Buzz Earth Power Energy Ball
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