Psybeam (move)

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Move data

Type Psychic
Category Special Special
Power 65
Accuracy 100
PP 20  (max. 32)
Introduced Generation 1

Effects

Psybeam 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 confuse the foe.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Fires a peculiar ray that may confuse the foe.
FireRed/LeafGreen A peculiar ray is shot at the foe. It may leave the foe confused.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The foe is attacked with a peculiar ray. It may also leave the target confused.
Black/White The target is attacked with a peculiar ray. It may also cause confusion.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Psybeam 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.

Butterfree
#012 / Bug · Flying
Level 24
Venonat
#048 / Bug · Poison
Level 25
Venomoth
#049 / Bug · Poison
Level 25
Kadabra
#064 / Psychic
Level 28
Alakazam
#065 / Psychic
Level 28
Drowzee
#096 / Psychic
Level 25
Hypno
#097 / Psychic
Level 25
Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 25
Porygon
#137 / Normal
Level 7
Espeon
#196 / Psychic
Level 20
Misdreavus
#200 / Ghost
Level 28
Girafarig
#203 / Normal · Psychic
Level 19
Remoraid
#223 / Water
Level 10
Octillery
#224 / Water
Level 10
Mantine
#226 / Water · Flying
Level 1
Porygon2
#233 / Normal
Level 7
Dustox
#269 / Bug · Poison
Level 24
Spoink
#325 / Psychic
Level 14
Grumpig
#326 / Psychic
Level 14
Spinda
#327 / Normal
Level 19
Baltoy
#343 / Ground · Psychic
Level 15
Claydol
#344 / Ground · Psychic
Level 15
Kecleon
#352 / Normal
Level 18
Wormadam
Plant Cloak
#413 / Bug · Grass
Level 32
Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
#413 / Bug · Ground
Level 32
Wormadam
Trash Cloak
#413 / Bug · Steel
Level 32
Mothim
#414 / Bug · Flying
Level 32
Mime Jr.
#439 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 25
Porygon-Z
#474 / Normal
Level 7
Munna
#517 / Psychic
Level 11
Musharna
#518 / Psychic
Level 1
Sigilyph
#561 / Psychic · Flying
Level 18
Gothita
#574 / Psychic
Level 16
Gothorita
#575 / Psychic
Level 16
Gothitelle
#576 / Psychic
Level 16
Elgyem
#605 / Psychic
Level 15
Beheeyem
#606 / Psychic
Level 15
Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
Level 31
Fennekin
#653 / Fire
Level 17
Braixen
#654 / Fire
Level 18
Delphox
#655 / Fire · Psychic
Level 18
Vivillon
#666 / Bug · Flying
Level 17
Espurr
#677 / Psychic
Level 17
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Level 17
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Level 17
Inkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
Level 21
Malamar
#687 / Dark · Psychic
Level 21

Learnt by breeding

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

Paras
#046 / Bug · Grass
Bug, Grass
Parasect
#047 / Bug · Grass
Bug, Grass
Psyduck
#054 / Water
Water 1, Field
Golduck
#055 / Water
Water 1, Field
Koffing
#109 / Poison
Amorphous
Weezing
#110 / Poison
Amorphous
Goldeen
#118 / Water
Water 2
Seaking
#119 / Water
Water 2
Ledyba
#165 / Bug · Flying
Bug
Ledian
#166 / Bug · Flying
Bug
Spinarak
#167 / Bug · Poison
Bug
Ariados
#168 / Bug · Poison
Bug
Chinchou
#170 / Water · Electric
Water 2
Lanturn
#171 / Water · Electric
Water 2
Surskit
#283 / Bug · Water
Water 1, Bug
Masquerain
#284 / Bug · Flying
Water 1, Bug
Finneon
#456 / Water
Water 2
Lumineon
#457 / Water
Water 2