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
Black 2/White 2
The target is hit by a strong telekinetic force. It may also reduce the target’s Sp. Def stat.
X/Y The target is hit by a strong telekinetic force. This may also lower the target’s Sp. Def stat.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Psychic 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.

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
Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 39
Mewtwo
#150 / Psychic
Level 57
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 37
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 33
Solrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Level 33
Gorebyss
#368 / Water
Level 42
Metang
#375 / Steel · Psychic
Level 41
Metagross
#376 / Steel · Psychic
Level 41
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
Hoopa
#721 / Psychic · Ghost
Level 75

Learnt by TM

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
Diancie
#719 / Rock · Fairy
Hoopa
#721 / Psychic · Ghost