Psychic (move)

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Move data

Type Psychic
Category Special Special
Power 90
Accuracy 100
PP 10  (max. 16)
Introduced Generation 1

Technical/Hidden Machine

Red/Blue
Yellow
TM29
Gold/Silver
Crystal
TM29
Ruby/Sapphire
FireRed/LeafGreen
Emerald
TM29
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
TM29
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
TM29
X/Y TM29

Effects

Psychic deals damage and has a 10% chance of lowering the target's Special Defense by one stage.

Stats can be lowered to a minimum of -6 stages each.

Changes

In Generation 1, Psychic has a 30% chance of lowering the target's Special stat (Sp.Atk and Sp.Def combined).

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
An attack that may lower SPCL.DEF.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
A powerful psychic attack that may lower SP. DEF.
FireRed/LeafGreen A strong telekinetic attack. It may also lower the foe’s SP. DEF stat.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The foe is hit by a strong telekinetic force. It may also reduce the foe’s Sp. Def stat.
Black/White The target is hit by a strong telekinetic force. It may also reduce the target’s Sp. Def stat.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Psychic 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.

Venonat
#048 / Bug · Poison
Level 47
Venomoth
#049 / Bug · Poison
Level 55
Kadabra
#064 / Psychic
Level 46
Alakazam
#065 / Psychic
Level 46
Slowpoke
#079 / Water · Psychic
Level 45
Slowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
Level 49
Drowzee
#096 / Psychic
Level 49
Hypno
#097 / Psychic
Level 49
Exeggcute
#102 / Grass · Psychic
Level 47
Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 39
Mewtwo
#150 / Psychic
Level 64
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Level 30
Spinarak
#167 / Bug · Poison
Level 40
Ariados
#168 / Bug · Poison
Level 46
Natu
#177 / Psychic · Flying
Level 50
Xatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
Level 66
Espeon
#196 / Psychic
Level 64
Slowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
Level 45
Girafarig
#203 / Normal · Psychic
Level 37
Smoochum
#238 / Ice · Psychic
Level 38
Ralts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 32
Kirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 36
Gardevoir
#282 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 40
Spoink
#325 / Psychic
Level 44
Grumpig
#326 / Psychic
Level 52
Lunatone
#337 / Rock · Psychic
Level 45
Solrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Level 33
Gorebyss
#368 / Water
Level 42
Metang
#375 / Steel · Psychic
Level 36
Metagross
#376 / Steel · Psychic
Level 36
Latias
#380 / Dragon · Psychic
Level 60
Latios
#381 / Dragon · Psychic
Level 60
Jirachi
#385 / Steel · Psychic
Level 20
Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Level 41
Deoxys
Attack Forme
#386 / Psychic
Level 41
Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Level 41
Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
Level 41
Wormadam
Plant Cloak
#413 / Bug · Grass
Level 44
Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
#413 / Bug · Ground
Level 44
Wormadam
Trash Cloak
#413 / Bug · Steel
Level 44
Mothim
#414 / Bug · Flying
Level 44
Mime Jr.
#439 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 39
Cresselia
#488 / Psychic
Level 93
Munna
#517 / Psychic
Level 37
Woobat
#527 / Psychic · Flying
Level 41
Swoobat
#528 / Psychic · Flying
Level 41
Sigilyph
#561 / Psychic · Flying
Level 44
Gothita
#574 / Psychic
Level 37
Gothorita
#575 / Psychic
Level 39
Gothitelle
#576 / Psychic
Level 39
Solosis
#577 / Psychic
Level 37
Duosion
#578 / Psychic
Level 39
Reuniclus
#579 / Psychic
Level 39
Elgyem
#605 / Psychic
Level 39
Beheeyem
#606 / Psychic
Level 39
Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
Level 57
Fennekin
#653 / Fire
Level 41
Braixen
#654 / Fire
Level 48
Delphox
#655 / Fire · Psychic
Level 51
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Level 40
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Level 40
Spritzee
#682 / Fairy
Level 48
Aromatisse
#683 / Fairy
Level 48
Yveltal
#717 / Dark · Flying
Level 59

Learnt by Machine

Butterfree
#012 / Bug · Flying
Clefairy
#035 / Fairy
Clefable
#036 / Fairy
Jigglypuff
#039 / Normal · Fairy
Wigglytuff
#040 / Normal · Fairy
Venonat
#048 / Bug · Poison
Venomoth
#049 / Bug · Poison
Psyduck
#054 / Water
Golduck
#055 / Water
Poliwag
#060 / Water
Poliwhirl
#061 / Water
Poliwrath
#062 / Water · Fighting
Abra
#063 / Psychic
Kadabra
#064 / Psychic
Alakazam
#065 / Psychic
Slowpoke
#079 / Water · Psychic
Slowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
Gastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Haunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Drowzee
#096 / Psychic
Hypno
#097 / Psychic
Exeggcute
#102 / Grass · Psychic
Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Psychic
Chansey
#113 / Normal
Staryu
#120 / Water
Starmie
#121 / Water · Psychic
Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Electabuzz
#125 / Electric
Magmar
#126 / Fire
Lapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Porygon
#137 / Normal
Snorlax
#143 / Normal
Mewtwo
#150 / Psychic
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Hoothoot
#163 / Normal · Flying
Noctowl
#164 / Normal · Flying
Spinarak
#167 / Bug · Poison
Ariados
#168 / Bug · Poison
Cleffa
#173 / Fairy
Igglybuff
#174 / Normal · Fairy
Togepi
#175 / Fairy
Togetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
Natu
#177 / Psychic · Flying
Xatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
Politoed
#186 / Water
Yanma
#193 / Bug · Flying
Espeon
#196 / Psychic
Umbreon
#197 / Dark
Murkrow
#198 / Dark · Flying
Slowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
Misdreavus
#200 / Ghost
Girafarig
#203 / Normal · Psychic
Corsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Remoraid
#223 / Water
Octillery
#224 / Water
Porygon2
#233 / Normal
Stantler
#234 / Normal
Smoochum
#238 / Ice · Psychic
Elekid
#239 / Electric
Magby
#240 / Fire
Blissey
#242 / Normal
Lugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Ho-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
Celebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
Beautifly
#267 / Bug · Flying
Dustox
#269 / Bug · Poison
Ralts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
Kirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
Gardevoir
#282 / Psychic · Fairy
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Meditite
#307 / Fighting · Psychic
Medicham
#308 / Fighting · Psychic
Spoink
#325 / Psychic
Grumpig
#326 / Psychic
Spinda
#327 / Normal
Lunatone
#337 / Rock · Psychic
Solrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Baltoy
#343 / Ground · Psychic
Claydol
#344 / Ground · Psychic
Shuppet
#353 / Ghost
Banette
#354 / Ghost
Duskull
#355 / Ghost
Dusclops
#356 / Ghost
Chimecho
#358 / Psychic
Gorebyss
#368 / Water
Metang
#375 / Steel · Psychic
Metagross
#376 / Steel · Psychic
Latias
#380 / Dragon · Psychic
Latios
#381 / Dragon · Psychic
Jirachi
#385 / Steel · Psychic
Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Attack Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
Wormadam
Plant Cloak
#413 / Bug · Grass
Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
#413 / Bug · Ground
Wormadam
Trash Cloak
#413 / Bug · Steel
Mothim
#414 / Bug · Flying
Drifloon
#425 / Ghost · Flying
Drifblim
#426 / Ghost · Flying
Mismagius
#429 / Ghost
Honchkrow
#430 / Dark · Flying
Chingling
#433 / Psychic
Bronzor
#436 / Steel · Psychic
Bronzong
#437 / Steel · Psychic
Mime Jr.
#439 / Psychic · Fairy
Happiny
#440 / Normal
Spiritomb
#442 / Ghost · Dark
Munchlax
#446 / Normal
Lucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Electivire
#466 / Electric
Magmortar
#467 / Fire
Togekiss
#468 / Fairy · Flying
Yanmega
#469 / Bug · Flying
Porygon-Z
#474 / Normal
Gallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Dusknoir
#477 / Ghost
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Uxie
#480 / Psychic
Mesprit
#481 / Psychic
Azelf
#482 / Psychic
Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Giratina
Origin Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Cresselia
#488 / Psychic
Manaphy
#490 / Water
Darkrai
#491 / Dark
Shaymin
Land Forme
#492 / Grass
Shaymin
Sky Forme
#492 / Grass · Flying
Arceus
#493 / Normal
Victini
#494 / Psychic · Fire
Munna
#517 / Psychic
Musharna
#518 / Psychic
Woobat
#527 / Psychic · Flying
Swoobat
#528 / Psychic · Flying
Audino
#531 / Normal
Whimsicott
#547 / Grass · Fairy
Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
Sigilyph
#561 / Psychic · Flying
Yamask
#562 / Ghost
Cofagrigus
#563 / Ghost
Garbodor
#569 / Poison
Gothita
#574 / Psychic
Gothorita
#575 / Psychic
Gothitelle
#576 / Psychic
Solosis
#577 / Psychic
Duosion
#578 / Psychic
Reuniclus
#579 / Psychic
Frillish
#592 / Water · Ghost
Jellicent
#593 / Water · Ghost
Alomomola
#594 / Water
Elgyem
#605 / Psychic
Beheeyem
#606 / Psychic
Litwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Lampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Chandelure
#609 / Ghost · Fire
Golett
#622 / Ground · Ghost
Golurk
#623 / Ground · Ghost
Larvesta
#636 / Bug · Fire
Volcarona
#637 / Bug · Fire
Tornadus
Incarnate Forme
#641 / Flying
Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Reshiram
#643 / Dragon · Fire
Zekrom
#644 / Dragon · Electric
Landorus
Incarnate Forme
#645 / Ground · Flying
Kyurem
Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem
White Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem
Black Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
Genesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
Fennekin
#653 / Fire
Braixen
#654 / Fire
Delphox
#655 / Fire · Psychic
Vivillon
#666 / Bug · Flying
Flabébé
#669 / Fairy
Floette
#670 / Fairy
Florges
#671 / Fairy
Espurr
#677 / Psychic
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Spritzee
#682 / Fairy
Aromatisse
#683 / Fairy
Swirlix
#684 / Fairy
Slurpuff
#685 / Fairy
Inkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
Malamar
#687 / Dark · Psychic
Aurorus
#699 / Rock · Ice
Carbink
#703 / Rock · Fairy
Klefki
#707 / Steel · Fairy
Phantump
#708 / Ghost · Grass
Trevenant
#709 / Ghost · Grass
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Noibat
#714 / Flying · Dragon
Noivern
#715 / Flying · Dragon
Xerneas
#716 / Fairy
Yveltal
#717 / Dark · Flying