Confusion (move)

Move data

Type Psychic
Category   Special
Power 50
Accuracy 100
PP 25  (max. 40)
Makes contact? No
Introduced Generation 1

Effects

Confusion deals damage and has a 10% chance of confusing the target.

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

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Psychium Z and uses its Z-Power, Confusion turns into Shattered Psyche and has base power 100.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Confusion
Japanese ねんりき (Nenriki)
German Konfusion
French Choc Mental
Italian Confusione
Spanish Confusión

Game descriptions

Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
An attack that may cause confusion.
Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
A psychic attack that may cause confusion.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen A weak telekinetic attack that may also leave the foe confused.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
The foe is hit by a weak telekinetic force. It may also leave the foe confused.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The target is hit by a weak telekinetic force. It may also leave the target confused.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The target is hit by a weak telekinetic force. This may also confuse the target.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee
The target is hit by a weak telekinetic force. This may also confuse the target.
Sword​/​Shield The target is hit by a weak telekinetic force. This may also confuse the target.

Learnt by level up

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

Butterfree
#012 / Bug · Flying
Level 8
Psyduck
#054 / Water
Level 6
Golduck
#055 / Water
Level 1
Kadabra
#064 / Psychic
Level 1
Alakazam
#065 / Psychic
Level 1
Ponyta
Galarian Ponyta
#077 / Psychic
Level 10
Rapidash
Galarian Rapidash
#078 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 1
Slowpoke
#079 / Water · Psychic
Level 12
Slowpoke
Galarian Slowpoke
#079 / Psychic
Level 12
Slowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
Level 12
Slowbro
Galarian Slowbro
#080 / Poison · Psychic
Level 12
Exeggcute
#102 / Grass · Psychic
Level 20
Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Psychic
Level 1
Exeggutor
Alolan Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Dragon
Level 1
Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 12
Mr. Mime
Galarian Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Ice
Level 12
Mewtwo
#150 / Psychic
Level 1
Hoothoot
#163 / Normal · Flying
Level 9
Noctowl
#164 / Normal · Flying
Level 9
Espeon
#196 / Psychic
Level 1
Slowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
Level 12
Celebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
Level 1
Ralts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 6
Kirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 1
Gardevoir
#282 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 1
Lunatone
#337 / Rock · Psychic
Level 1
Solrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Level 1
Baltoy
#343 / Ground · Psychic
Level 6
Claydol
#344 / Ground · Psychic
Level 1
Jirachi
#385 / Steel · Psychic
Level 1
Bronzor
#436 / Steel · Psychic
Level 1
Bronzong
#437 / Steel · Psychic
Level 1
Mime Jr.
#439 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 12
Gallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Level 1
Woobat
#527 / Psychic · Flying
Level 5
Swoobat
#528 / Psychic · Flying
Level 1
Sigilyph
#561 / Psychic · Flying
Level 1
Gothita
#574 / Psychic
Level 1
Gothorita
#575 / Psychic
Level 1
Gothitelle
#576 / Psychic
Level 1
Solosis
#577 / Psychic
Level 1
Duosion
#578 / Psychic
Level 1
Reuniclus
#579 / Psychic
Level 1
Elgyem
#605 / Psychic
Level 1
Beheeyem
#606 / Psychic
Level 1
Espurr
#677 / Psychic
Level 9
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Level 9
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Level 9
Oranguru
#765 / Normal · Psychic
Level 1
Lunala
#792 / Psychic · Ghost
Level 1
Necrozma
#800 / Psychic
Level 1
Dottler
#825 / Bug · Psychic
Level 1
Orbeetle
#826 / Bug · Psychic
Level 1
Hatenna
#856 / Psychic
Level 1
Hattrem
#857 / Psychic
Level 1
Hatterene
#858 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 1
Mr. Rime
#866 / Psychic · Ice
Level 12

Learnt by breeding

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