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Does Reflect or Light Screen lessen Psyshock's damage?

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Considering that Psyshock is a special move that attacks based upon the target's defence?

asked Feb 2 by fondant

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Psyshock is affected by Light Screen. If a screen is set up before
opponent's move, the damage will be reduced. Critical hits ignore
Reflect's/Light Screen's effect. Note that in Doubles, a screen raises
(special) defense by 33% not 50%.

Although people might think reflect is the one that affects light screen, psychock is still a special move and is affected by light screen
Light Screen doesn't raise special defense; it halves damage taken from special attacks, and Psyshock is a special attack. It just happens that it calculates damage based on your own special attack stat against the opponent's physical defense.

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answered Feb 2 by dOkTorR (ツ) d00D?
selected Feb 2 by fondant
Okay wait; does anyone have more sources? Because right now it's conflicting. Smogon seems to indicate that it's Light Screen that lessens Psyshock's damage but it's not very clear about it.
http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/989552-/59684493 Source nr.2 that was everything i could find. It could be that meta is right, but im 98% sure it's light screen
That link actually does make a good point; Light Screen's description is that it halves the damage taken from special moves, it doesn't raise your sp. defence, & because Psyshock is a special move, its damage is halved by Light Screen.
Yeah, what i added in my answer also because i really liked that point
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It would lessen with reflect because the attack psyshock is based on your opponents defense so reflect would work best.

Source: http://pokemondb.net/pokebase/50044/psyshock-against-reflect-light-screen

answered Feb 2 by RedtheLEGEND
Do you have a source?
Omg why does nothing ever come up for me when a Q's already asked.