Confusion (move)

Move data

Type Psychic
Category Special  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
Korean 염동력
Chinese (Simplified) 念力
Chinese (Traditional) 念力

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
B.Diamond​/​S.Pearl
The target is hit by a weak telekinetic force. This may also confuse the target.
Scarlet​/​Violet The target is hit with a weak telekinetic force to inflict damage. This may also confuse the target.

Learnt by level up

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

VenonatVenonat
#0048 / Bug · Poison
Level 11
VenomothVenomoth
#0049 / Bug · Poison
Level 11
PsyduckPsyduck
#0054 / Water
Level 6
GolduckGolduck
#0055 / Water
Level 1
SlowpokeSlowpoke
#0079 / Water · Psychic
Level 12
Galarian SlowpokeSlowpoke
Galarian Slowpoke
#0079 / Psychic
Level 12
SlowbroSlowbro
#0080 / Water · Psychic
Level 12
Galarian SlowbroSlowbro
Galarian Slowbro
#0080 / Poison · Psychic
Level 12
DrowzeeDrowzee
#0096 / Psychic
Level 9
HypnoHypno
#0097 / Psychic
Level 1
Galarian ArticunoArticuno
Galarian Articuno
#0144 / Psychic · Flying
Level 5
MewtwoMewtwo
#0150 / Psychic
Level 1
SlowkingSlowking
#0199 / Water · Psychic
Level 12
Galarian SlowkingSlowking
Galarian Slowking
#0199 / Poison · Psychic
Level 12
MisdreavusMisdreavus
#0200 / Ghost
Level 1
GirafarigGirafarig
#0203 / Normal · Psychic
Level 5
RaltsRalts
#0280 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 6
KirliaKirlia
#0281 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 1
GardevoirGardevoir
#0282 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 1
MedititeMeditite
#0307 / Fighting · Psychic
Level 1
MedichamMedicham
#0308 / Fighting · Psychic
Level 1
SpoinkSpoink
#0325 / Psychic
Level 7
GrumpigGrumpig
#0326 / Psychic
Level 1
BronzorBronzor
#0436 / Steel · Psychic
Level 1
BronzongBronzong
#0437 / Steel · Psychic
Level 1
GalladeGallade
#0475 / Psychic · Fighting
Level 1
UxieUxie
#0480 / Psychic
Level 1
MespritMesprit
#0481 / Psychic
Level 1
AzelfAzelf
#0482 / Psychic
Level 1
CresseliaCresselia
#0488 / Psychic
Level 1
GothitaGothita
#0574 / Psychic
Level 1
GothoritaGothorita
#0575 / Psychic
Level 1
GothitelleGothitelle
#0576 / Psychic
Level 1
Meloetta (Aria Forme)Meloetta
Aria Forme
#0648 / Normal · Psychic
Level 1
Hoopa (Hoopa Confined)Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
#0720 / Psychic · Ghost
Level 1
Hoopa (Hoopa Unbound)Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
#0720 / Psychic · Dark
Level 1
OranguruOranguru
#0765 / Normal · Psychic
Level 1
BruxishBruxish
#0779 / Water · Psychic
Level 9
HatennaHatenna
#0856 / Psychic
Level 1
HattremHattrem
#0857 / Psychic
Level 1
HattereneHatterene
#0858 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 1
CalyrexCalyrex
#0898 / Psychic · Grass
Level 1
Calyrex (Ice Rider)Calyrex
Ice Rider
#0898 / Psychic · Ice
Level 1
Calyrex (Shadow Rider)Calyrex
Shadow Rider
#0898 / Psychic · Ghost
Level 1
RabscaRabsca
#0954 / Bug · Psychic
Level 1
FlittleFlittle
#0955 / Psychic
Level 5
EspathraEspathra
#0956 / Psychic
Level 5
FarigirafFarigiraf
#0981 / Normal · Psychic
Level 5

Learnt upon evolution

EspeonEspeon
#0196 / Psychic