Confuse Ray (move)

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Move data

Type Ghost
Category Status Status
Power -
Accuracy 100
PP 10  (max. 16)
Introduced Generation 1

Effects

Confuse Ray causes the target to become confused. Confused Pokémon have a 50% chance of hurting themselves each turn, for 1-4 turns. The damage received is as if the Pokémon attacks itself with a typeless 40 base power Physical attack.

Pokémon with the ability Own Tempo or those behind a Substitute cannot be confused.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
A move that causes confusion.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
A sinister ray that confuses the foe.
FireRed/LeafGreen
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The foe is exposed to a sinister ray that triggers confusion.
Black/White The target is exposed to a sinister ray that triggers confusion.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Confuse Ray at the level specified. The level numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the Pokémon's dex page for details.

Vulpix
#037 / Fire
Level 17
Ninetales
#038 / Fire
Level 1
Zubat
#041 / Poison · Flying
Level 19
Golbat
#042 / Poison · Flying
Level 19
Gastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Level 19
Haunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Level 19
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Level 19
Starmie
#121 / Water · Psychic
Level 28
Magmar
#126 / Fire
Level 26
Lapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Level 7
Crobat
#169 / Poison · Flying
Level 19
Chinchou
#170 / Water · Electric
Level 17
Lanturn
#171 / Water · Electric
Level 17
Natu
#177 / Psychic · Flying
Level 23
Xatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
Level 23
Mareep
#179 / Electric
Level 25
Flaaffy
#180 / Electric
Level 29
Ampharos
#181 / Electric
Level 29
Umbreon
#197 / Dark
Level 29
Misdreavus
#200 / Ghost
Level 14
Mantine
#226 / Water · Flying
Level 11
Stantler
#234 / Normal
Level 23
Magby
#240 / Fire
Level 26
Shedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
Level 31
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Level 46
Volbeat
#313 / Bug
Level 9
Spoink
#325 / Psychic
Level 18
Grumpig
#326 / Psychic
Level 18
Lileep
#345 / Rock · Grass
Level 22
Cradily
#346 / Rock · Grass
Level 22
Duskull
#355 / Ghost
Level 17
Dusclops
#356 / Ghost
Level 17
Vespiquen
#416 / Bug · Flying
Level 7
Bronzor
#436 / Steel · Psychic
Level 14
Bronzong
#437 / Steel · Psychic
Level 14
Spiritomb
#442 / Ghost · Dark
Level 1
Mantyke
#458 / Water · Flying
Level 11
Magmortar
#467 / Fire
Level 26
Dusknoir
#477 / Ghost
Level 17
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Level 19
Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ghost
Level 1
Rotom
Heat Rotom
#479 / Electric · Fire
Level 1
Rotom
Wash Rotom
#479 / Electric · Water
Level 1
Rotom
Frost Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ice
Level 1
Rotom
Fan Rotom
#479 / Electric · Flying
Level 1
Rotom
Mow Rotom
#479 / Electric · Grass
Level 1
Regigigas
#486 / Normal
Level 1
Watchog
#505 / Normal
Level 20
Litwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Level 10
Lampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Level 10
Chandelure
#609 / Ghost · Fire
Level 1
Cryogonal
#615 / Ice
Level 45
Phantump
#708 / Ghost · Grass
Level 1
Trevenant
#709 / Ghost · Grass
Level 1
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Level 1
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

These Pokémon can learn Confuse Ray as an egg move. Their breeding groups are also shown for reference.

Psyduck
#054 / Water
Water 1, Field
Golduck
#055 / Water
Water 1, Field
Tentacool
#072 / Water · Poison
Water 3
Tentacruel
#073 / Water · Poison
Water 3
Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
Human-Like
Kabuto
#140 / Rock · Water
Water 1, Water 3
Kabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
Water 1, Water 3
Murkrow
#198 / Dark · Flying
Flying
Corsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Water 1, Water 3
Ralts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
Amorphous
Kirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
Amorphous
Gardevoir
#282 / Psychic · Fairy
Amorphous
Illumise
#314 / Bug
Bug, Human-Like
Feebas
#349 / Water
Water 1, Dragon
Milotic
#350 / Water
Water 1, Dragon
Shuppet
#353 / Ghost
Amorphous
Banette
#354 / Ghost
Amorphous
Clamperl
#366 / Water
Water 1
Huntail
#367 / Water
Water 1
Gorebyss
#368 / Water
Water 1
Honchkrow
#430 / Dark · Flying
Flying
Mime Jr.
#439 / Psychic · Fairy
Undiscovered
Skorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Bug, Water 3
Drapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Bug, Water 3
Gallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Amorphous
Solosis
#577 / Psychic
Amorphous
Duosion
#578 / Psychic
Amorphous
Reuniclus
#579 / Psychic
Amorphous
Frillish
#592 / Water · Ghost
Amorphous
Jellicent
#593 / Water · Ghost
Amorphous