Confusion (move)

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Move data

Type Psychic
Category Special  Special
Power 50
Accuracy 100
PP 25  (max. 40)
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 Pokemon.

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
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 Sun & Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

ButterfreeButterfree
#012 / Bug · Flying
Level 1
ButterfreeButterfree
#012 / Bug · Flying
Level 11
VenonatVenonat
#048 / Bug · Poison
Level 11
VenomothVenomoth
#049 / Bug · Poison
Level 11
PsyduckPsyduck
#054 / Water
Level 10
GolduckGolduck
#055 / Water
Level 10
KadabraKadabra
#064 / Psychic
Level 1
KadabraKadabra
#064 / Psychic
Level 16
AlakazamAlakazam
#065 / Psychic
Level 1
AlakazamAlakazam
#065 / Psychic
Level 16
SlowpokeSlowpoke
#079 / Water · Psychic
Level 14
SlowbroSlowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
Level 14
DrowzeeDrowzee
#096 / Psychic
Level 9
HypnoHypno
#097 / Psychic
Level 1
HypnoHypno
#097 / Psychic
Level 9
ExeggcuteExeggcute
#102 / Grass · Psychic
Level 27
ExeggutorExeggutor
#103 / Grass · Psychic
Level 1
Alolan ExeggutorExeggutor
Alolan Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Dragon
Level 1
Mr. MimeMr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 1
MewtwoMewtwo
#150 / Psychic
Level 1
HoothootHoothoot
#163 / Normal · Flying
Level 10
NoctowlNoctowl
#164 / Normal · Flying
Level 10
EspeonEspeon
#196 / Psychic
Level 1
SlowkingSlowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
Level 14
GirafarigGirafarig
#203 / Normal · Psychic
Level 1
SmoochumSmoochum
#238 / Ice · Psychic
Level 15
CelebiCelebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
Level 1
DustoxDustox
#269 / Bug · Poison
Level 12
RaltsRalts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 4
KirliaKirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 1
KirliaKirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 4
GardevoirGardevoir
#282 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 1
GardevoirGardevoir
#282 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 4
MedititeMeditite
#307 / Fighting · Psychic
Level 7
MedichamMedicham
#308 / Fighting · Psychic
Level 1
MedichamMedicham
#308 / Fighting · Psychic
Level 7
LunatoneLunatone
#337 / Rock · Psychic
Level 1
SolrockSolrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Level 1
BaltoyBaltoy
#343 / Ground · Psychic
Level 1
ClaydolClaydol
#344 / Ground · Psychic
Level 1
ChimechoChimecho
#358 / Psychic
Level 1
ChimechoChimecho
#358 / Psychic
Level 10
GorebyssGorebyss
#368 / Water
Level 1
MetangMetang
#375 / Steel · Psychic
Level 1
MetagrossMetagross
#376 / Steel · Psychic
Level 1
JirachiJirachi
#385 / Steel · Psychic
Level 1
Wormadam (Plant Cloak)Wormadam
Plant Cloak
#413 / Bug · Grass
Level 23
Wormadam (Sandy Cloak)Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
#413 / Bug · Ground
Level 23
Wormadam (Trash Cloak)Wormadam
Trash Cloak
#413 / Bug · Steel
Level 23
MothimMothim
#414 / Bug · Flying
Level 23
ChinglingChingling
#433 / Psychic
Level 10
BronzorBronzor
#436 / Steel · Psychic
Level 1
BronzongBronzong
#437 / Steel · Psychic
Level 1
Mime Jr.Mime Jr.
#439 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 1
GalladeGallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Level 1
GalladeGallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Level 4
UxieUxie
#480 / Psychic
Level 1
MespritMesprit
#481 / Psychic
Level 1
AzelfAzelf
#482 / Psychic
Level 1
CresseliaCresselia
#488 / Psychic
Level 1
VictiniVictini
#494 / Psychic · Fire
Level 1
WoobatWoobat
#527 / Psychic · Flying
Level 1
SwoobatSwoobat
#528 / Psychic · Flying
Level 1
GothitaGothita
#574 / Psychic
Level 3
GothoritaGothorita
#575 / Psychic
Level 1
GothoritaGothorita
#575 / Psychic
Level 3
GothitelleGothitelle
#576 / Psychic
Level 1
GothitelleGothitelle
#576 / Psychic
Level 3
ElgyemElgyem
#605 / Psychic
Level 1
BeheeyemBeheeyem
#606 / Psychic
Level 1
Meloetta (Aria Forme)Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
Level 1
Meloetta (Aria Forme)Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
Level 11
EspurrEspurr
#677 / Psychic
Level 9
Meowstic (Male)Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Level 1
Meowstic (Male)Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Level 9
Meowstic (Female)Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Level 1
Meowstic (Female)Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Level 9
Hoopa (Hoopa Confined)Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
#720 / Psychic · Ghost
Level 1
Hoopa (Hoopa Unbound)Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
#720 / Psychic · Dark
Level 1
OranguruOranguru
#765 / Normal · Psychic
Level 1
BruxishBruxish
#779 / Water · Psychic
Level 9
Tapu LeleTapu Lele
#786 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 1
LunalaLunala
#792 / Psychic · Ghost
Level 1
NecrozmaNecrozma
#800 / Psychic
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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

Nidoran♂Nidoran♂
#032 / Poison
Field, Monster
NidorinoNidorino
#033 / Poison
Field, Monster
NidokingNidoking
#034 / Poison · Ground
Field, Monster
TangelaTangela
#114 / Grass
Grass
HoppipHoppip
#187 / Grass · Flying
Fairy, Grass
SkiploomSkiploom
#188 / Grass · Flying
Fairy, Grass
JumpluffJumpluff
#189 / Grass · Flying
Fairy, Grass
TangrowthTangrowth
#465 / Grass
Grass