Confuse Ray (move)

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Move data

Type Ghost
Category Status
Power
Accuracy 100
PP 10  (max. 16)
Introduced Generation 1

Effects

Confuse Ray causes the target to become confused. Confused Pokémon have a 50% chance of hurting themselves each turn, for 1-4 turns. The damage received is as if the Pokémon attacks itself with a typeless 40 base power Physical attack.

Pokémon with the ability Own Tempo or those behind a Substitute cannot be confused.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Ghostium Z and uses its Z-Power, Confuse Ray turns into Z-Confuse Ray and raises Special Attack one stage, in addition to its usual effect as above.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
A move that causes confusion.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
A sinister ray that confuses the foe.
FireRed/LeafGreen The foe is exposed to a sinister ray that triggers confusion.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The foe is exposed to a sinister ray that triggers confusion.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The target is exposed to a sinister ray that triggers confusion.
X/Y
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
The target is exposed to a sinister ray that triggers confusion.
Sun/Moon The target is exposed to a sinister ray that triggers confusion.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Confuse Ray at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

VulpixVulpix
#037 / Fire
Level 12
NinetalesNinetales
#038 / Fire
Level 1
ZubatZubat
#041 / Poison · Flying
Level 17
GolbatGolbat
#042 / Poison · Flying
Level 17
GastlyGastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Level 19
HaunterHaunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Level 19
GengarGengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Level 19
StaryuStaryu
#120 / Water
Level 40
StarmieStarmie
#121 / Water · Psychic
Level 40
MagmarMagmar
#126 / Fire
Level 26
LaprasLapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Level 7
CrobatCrobat
#169 / Poison · Flying
Level 17
ChinchouChinchou
#170 / Water · Electric
Level 17
LanturnLanturn
#171 / Water · Electric
Level 17
NatuNatu
#177 / Psychic · Flying
Level 23
XatuXatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
Level 23
MareepMareep
#179 / Electric
Level 25
FlaaffyFlaaffy
#180 / Electric
Level 29
AmpharosAmpharos
#181 / Electric
Level 29
UmbreonUmbreon
#197 / Dark
Level 17
MisdreavusMisdreavus
#200 / Ghost
Level 14
MantineMantine
#226 / Water · Flying
Level 11
StantlerStantler
#234 / Normal
Level 23
MagbyMagby
#240 / Fire
Level 26
ShedinjaShedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
Level 29
SableyeSableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Level 31
VolbeatVolbeat
#313 / Bug
Level 8
SpoinkSpoink
#325 / Psychic
Level 18
GrumpigGrumpig
#326 / Psychic
Level 18
LileepLileep
#345 / Rock · Grass
Level 13
CradilyCradily
#346 / Rock · Grass
Level 13
DuskullDuskull
#355 / Ghost
Level 30
DusclopsDusclops
#356 / Ghost
Level 30
VespiquenVespiquen
#416 / Bug · Flying
Level 1
BronzorBronzor
#436 / Steel · Psychic
Level 11
BronzongBronzong
#437 / Steel · Psychic
Level 11
SpiritombSpiritomb
#442 / Ghost · Dark
Level 1
MantykeMantyke
#458 / Water · Flying
Level 11
MagmortarMagmortar
#467 / Fire
Level 26
DusknoirDusknoir
#477 / Ghost
Level 30
FroslassFroslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Level 32
RotomRotom
#479 / Electric · Ghost
Level 1
Rotom (Heat Rotom)Rotom
Heat Rotom
#479 / Electric · Fire
Level 1
Rotom (Wash Rotom)Rotom
Wash Rotom
#479 / Electric · Water
Level 1
Rotom (Frost Rotom)Rotom
Frost Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ice
Level 1
Rotom (Fan Rotom)Rotom
Fan Rotom
#479 / Electric · Flying
Level 1
Rotom (Mow Rotom)Rotom
Mow Rotom
#479 / Electric · Grass
Level 1
RegigigasRegigigas
#486 / Normal
Level 1
WatchogWatchog
#505 / Normal
Level 20
LitwickLitwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Level 10
LampentLampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Level 10
ChandelureChandelure
#609 / Ghost · Fire
Level 1
CryogonalCryogonal
#615 / Ice
Level 45
PhantumpPhantump
#708 / Ghost · Grass
Level 1
TrevenantTrevenant
#709 / Ghost · Grass
Level 1
Pumpkaboo (Average Size)Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Level 1
Gourgeist (Average Size)Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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

PsyduckPsyduck
#054 / Water
Field, Water 1
GolduckGolduck
#055 / Water
Field, Water 1
TentacoolTentacool
#072 / Water · Poison
Water 3
TentacruelTentacruel
#073 / Water · Poison
Water 3
Mr. MimeMr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
Human-Like
KabutoKabuto
#140 / Rock · Water
Water 1, Water 3
KabutopsKabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
Water 1, Water 3
MurkrowMurkrow
#198 / Dark · Flying
Flying
CorsolaCorsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Water 1, Water 3
RaltsRalts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
Amorphous
KirliaKirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
Amorphous
GardevoirGardevoir
#282 / Psychic · Fairy
Amorphous
IllumiseIllumise
#314 / Bug
Bug, Human-Like
FeebasFeebas
#349 / Water
Dragon, Water 1
MiloticMilotic
#350 / Water
Dragon, Water 1
ShuppetShuppet
#353 / Ghost
Amorphous
BanetteBanette
#354 / Ghost
Amorphous
ClamperlClamperl
#366 / Water
Water 1
HuntailHuntail
#367 / Water
Water 1
GorebyssGorebyss
#368 / Water
Water 1
HonchkrowHonchkrow
#430 / Dark · Flying
Flying
Mime Jr.Mime Jr.
#439 / Psychic · Fairy
Undiscovered
SkorupiSkorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Bug, Water 3
DrapionDrapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Bug, Water 3
GalladeGallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Amorphous
SolosisSolosis
#577 / Psychic
Amorphous
DuosionDuosion
#578 / Psychic
Amorphous
ReuniclusReuniclus
#579 / Psychic
Amorphous
FrillishFrillish
#592 / Water · Ghost
Amorphous
JellicentJellicent
#593 / Water · Ghost
Amorphous