Confusion (move)

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Move data

Type Psychic
Category Special Special
Power 50
Accuracy 100
PP 25  (max. 40)
Introduced Generation 1

Effects

Confusion deals damage and has a 10% chance of confusing the target.

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
An attack that may cause confusion.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
A psychic attack that may cause confusion.
FireRed/LeafGreen A weak telekinetic attack that may also leave the foe confused.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The foe is hit by a weak telekinetic force. It may also leave the foe confused.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The target is hit by a weak telekinetic force. It may also leave the target confused.
X/Y The target is hit by a weak telekinetic force. This may also confuse the target.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Confusion at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Butterfree
#012 / Bug · Flying
Level 1
Butterfree
#012 / Bug · Flying
Level 10
Venonat
#048 / Bug · Poison
Level 11
Venomoth
#049 / Bug · Poison
Level 11
Psyduck
#054 / Water
Level 15
Golduck
#055 / Water
Level 15
Kadabra
#064 / Psychic
Level 1
Kadabra
#064 / Psychic
Level 16
Alakazam
#065 / Psychic
Level 1
Alakazam
#065 / Psychic
Level 16
Slowpoke
#079 / Water · Psychic
Level 14
Slowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
Level 14
Drowzee
#096 / Psychic
Level 9
Hypno
#097 / Psychic
Level 1
Hypno
#097 / Psychic
Level 9
Exeggcute
#102 / Grass · Psychic
Level 27
Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Psychic
Level 1
Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 1
Mewtwo
#150 / Psychic
Level 1
Hoothoot
#163 / Normal · Flying
Level 21
Noctowl
#164 / Normal · Flying
Level 22
Espeon
#196 / Psychic
Level 9
Slowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
Level 14
Girafarig
#203 / Normal · Psychic
Level 1
Smoochum
#238 / Ice · Psychic
Level 15
Celebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
Level 1
Dustox
#269 / Bug · Poison
Level 1
Dustox
#269 / Bug · Poison
Level 10
Ralts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 6
Kirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 1
Kirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 6
Gardevoir
#282 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 1
Gardevoir
#282 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 6
Meditite
#307 / Fighting · Psychic
Level 8
Medicham
#308 / Fighting · Psychic
Level 1
Medicham
#308 / Fighting · Psychic
Level 8
Lunatone
#337 / Rock · Psychic
Level 1
Solrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Level 1
Baltoy
#343 / Ground · Psychic
Level 1
Claydol
#344 / Ground · Psychic
Level 1
Chimecho
#358 / Psychic
Level 14
Gorebyss
#368 / Water
Level 6
Metang
#375 / Steel · Psychic
Level 1
Metang
#375 / Steel · Psychic
Level 20
Metagross
#376 / Steel · Psychic
Level 1
Metagross
#376 / Steel · Psychic
Level 20
Jirachi
#385 / Steel · Psychic
Level 1
Wormadam
Plant Cloak
#413 / Bug · Grass
Level 23
Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
#413 / Bug · Ground
Level 23
Wormadam
Trash Cloak
#413 / Bug · Steel
Level 23
Mothim
#414 / Bug · Flying
Level 23
Chingling
#433 / Psychic
Level 14
Bronzor
#436 / Steel · Psychic
Level 1
Bronzong
#437 / Steel · Psychic
Level 1
Mime Jr.
#439 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 1
Gallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Level 1
Gallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Level 6
Uxie
#480 / Psychic
Level 1
Mesprit
#481 / Psychic
Level 1
Azelf
#482 / Psychic
Level 1
Cresselia
#488 / Psychic
Level 1
Victini
#494 / Psychic · Fire
Level 1
Woobat
#527 / Psychic · Flying
Level 1
Swoobat
#528 / Psychic · Flying
Level 1
Gothita
#574 / Psychic
Level 3
Gothorita
#575 / Psychic
Level 1
Gothorita
#575 / Psychic
Level 3
Gothitelle
#576 / Psychic
Level 1
Gothitelle
#576 / Psychic
Level 3
Elgyem
#605 / Psychic
Level 1
Beheeyem
#606 / Psychic
Level 1
Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
Level 11
Espurr
#677 / Psychic
Level 9
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Level 9
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Level 9
Hoopa
#720 / Psychic · Ghost
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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

Nidoran♂
#032 / Poison
Field, Monster
Nidorino
#033 / Poison
Field, Monster
Nidoking
#034 / Poison · Ground
Field, Monster
Tangela
#114 / Grass
Grass
Hoppip
#187 / Grass · Flying
Fairy, Grass
Skiploom
#188 / Grass · Flying
Fairy, Grass
Jumpluff
#189 / Grass · Flying
Fairy, Grass
Tangrowth
#465 / Grass
Grass