Amnesia (move)

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Move data

Type Psychic
Category Status
Power
Accuracy
PP 20  (max. 32)
Introduced Generation 1

Effects

Amnesia raises the user's Special Defense by two stages.

Stats can be raised to a maximum of +6 stages each.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Psychium Z and uses its Z-Power, Amnesia turns into Z-Amnesia and eliminates any stat drops applied to the user, in addition to its usual effect as above.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets the user.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
Sharply raises the user's SPCL.DEF.
Ruby/Sapphire
FireRed/LeafGreen
Emerald
Forgets about something and sharply raises SP. DEF.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user temporarily empties its mind to forget its concerns. It sharply raises the user’s Sp. Def stat.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user temporarily empties its mind to forget its concerns. It sharply raises the user’s Sp. Def stat.
X/Y
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
The user temporarily empties its mind to forget its concerns. This sharply raises the user’s Sp. Def stat.
Sun/Moon The user temporarily empties its mind to forget its concerns. This sharply raises the user’s Sp. Def stat.

Learnt by level up

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

PsyduckPsyduck
#054 / Water
Level 37
GolduckGolduck
#055 / Water
Level 41
SlowpokeSlowpoke
#079 / Water · Psychic
Level 41
SlowbroSlowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
Level 43
SnorlaxSnorlax
#143 / Normal
Level 9
MewtwoMewtwo
#150 / Psychic
Level 79
MewMew
#151 / Psychic
Level 60
SentretSentret
#161 / Normal
Level 36
FurretFurret
#162 / Normal
Level 42
WooperWooper
#194 / Water · Ground
Level 23
QuagsireQuagsire
#195 / Water · Ground
Level 24
SlugmaSlugma
#218 / Fire
Level 36
MagcargoMagcargo
#219 / Fire · Rock
Level 36
SwinubSwinub
#220 / Ice · Ground
Level 48
PiloswinePiloswine
#221 / Ice · Ground
Level 58
SlakothSlakoth
#287 / Normal
Level 17
SlakingSlaking
#289 / Normal
Level 17
GulpinGulpin
#316 / Poison
Level 12
SwalotSwalot
#317 / Poison
Level 12
WailmerWailmer
#320 / Water
Level 37
WailordWailord
#321 / Water
Level 37
NumelNumel
#322 / Fire · Ground
Level 19
CameruptCamerupt
#323 / Fire · Ground
Level 19
TorkoalTorkoal
#324 / Fire
Level 40
BarboachBarboach
#339 / Water · Ground
Level 15
WhiscashWhiscash
#340 / Water · Ground
Level 15
LileepLileep
#345 / Rock · Grass
Level 36
CradilyCradily
#346 / Rock · Grass
Level 36
GorebyssGorebyss
#368 / Water
Level 16
RegiceRegice
#378 / Ice
Level 37
RegisteelRegisteel
#379 / Steel
Level 37
Deoxys (Defense Forme)Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Level 55
BidoofBidoof
#399 / Normal
Level 41
BibarelBibarel
#400 / Normal · Water
Level 48
DrifloonDrifloon
#425 / Ghost · Flying
Level 40
DrifblimDrifblim
#426 / Ghost · Flying
Level 46
MunchlaxMunchlax
#446 / Normal
Level 9
UxieUxie
#480 / Psychic
Level 46
PansearPansear
#513 / Fire
Level 25
WoobatWoobat
#527 / Psychic · Flying
Level 29
SwoobatSwoobat
#528 / Psychic · Flying
Level 29
TrubbishTrubbish
#568 / Poison
Level 40
GarbodorGarbodor
#569 / Poison
Level 46
HeatmorHeatmor
#631 / Fire
Level 47
LarvestaLarvesta
#636 / Bug · Fire
Level 80
VolcaronaVolcarona
#637 / Bug · Fire
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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

BulbasaurBulbasaur
#001 / Grass · Poison
Grass, Monster
IvysaurIvysaur
#002 / Grass · Poison
Grass, Monster
VenusaurVenusaur
#003 / Grass · Poison
Grass, Monster
Alolan SandshrewSandshrew
Alolan Sandshrew
#027 / Ice · Steel
Field
Alolan SandslashSandslash
Alolan Sandslash
#028 / Ice · Steel
Field
Nidoran♂Nidoran♂
#032 / Poison
Field, Monster
NidorinoNidorino
#033 / Poison
Field, Monster
NidokingNidoking
#034 / Poison · Ground
Field, Monster
ClefairyClefairy
#035 / Fairy
Fairy
ClefableClefable
#036 / Fairy
Fairy
MeowthMeowth
#052 / Normal
Field
Alolan MeowthMeowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Field
PersianPersian
#053 / Normal
Field
Alolan PersianPersian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Field
KrabbyKrabby
#098 / Water
Water 3
KinglerKingler
#099 / Water
Water 3
LickitungLickitung
#108 / Normal
Monster
TangelaTangela
#114 / Grass
Grass
ChinchouChinchou
#170 / Water · Electric
Water 2
LanturnLanturn
#171 / Water · Electric
Water 2
CleffaCleffa
#173 / Fairy
Undiscovered
HoppipHoppip
#187 / Grass · Flying
Fairy, Grass
SkiploomSkiploom
#188 / Grass · Flying
Fairy, Grass
JumpluffJumpluff
#189 / Grass · Flying
Fairy, Grass
GirafarigGirafarig
#203 / Normal · Psychic
Field
CorsolaCorsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Water 1, Water 3
MantineMantine
#226 / Water · Flying
Water 1
SeedotSeedot
#273 / Grass
Field, Grass
NuzleafNuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Field, Grass
ShiftryShiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Field, Grass
SpoinkSpoink
#325 / Psychic
Field
GrumpigGrumpig
#326 / Psychic
Field
CastformCastform
#351 / Normal
Amorphous, Fairy
RelicanthRelicanth
#369 / Water · Rock
Water 1, Water 2
TurtwigTurtwig
#387 / Grass
Grass, Monster
GrotleGrotle
#388 / Grass
Grass, Monster
TorterraTorterra
#389 / Grass · Ground
Grass, Monster
ShellosShellos
#422 / Water
Amorphous, Water 1
GastrodonGastrodon
#423 / Water · Ground
Amorphous, Water 1
MantykeMantyke
#458 / Water · Flying
Undiscovered
LickilickyLickilicky
#463 / Normal
Monster
TangrowthTangrowth
#465 / Grass
Grass
AudinoAudino
#531 / Normal
Fairy
ScraggyScraggy
#559 / Dark · Fighting
Dragon, Field
ScraftyScrafty
#560 / Dark · Fighting
Dragon, Field
BouffalantBouffalant
#626 / Normal
Field
PopplioPopplio
#728 / Water
Field, Water 1
BrionneBrionne
#729 / Water
Field, Water 1
PrimarinaPrimarina
#730 / Water · Fairy
Field, Water 1
CrabrawlerCrabrawler
#739 / Fighting
Water 3
CrabominableCrabominable
#740 / Fighting · Ice
Water 3
MorelullMorelull
#755 / Grass · Fairy
Grass
ShiinoticShiinotic
#756 / Grass · Fairy
Grass
ComfeyComfey
#764 / Fairy
Grass
SandygastSandygast
#769 / Ghost · Ground
Amorphous
PalossandPalossand
#770 / Ghost · Ground
Amorphous