Confusion (move)

Move data

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

Butterfree
#012 / Bug · Flying
Level 1
Butterfree
#012 / Bug · Flying
Level 11
Venonat
#048 / Bug · Poison
Level 11
Venomoth
#049 / Bug · Poison
Level 11
Psyduck
#054 / Water
Level 10
Golduck
#055 / Water
Level 10
Kadabra
#064 / Psychic
Level 1
Kadabra
#064 / Psychic
Level 16
Alakazam
#065 / Psychic
Level 1
Alakazam
#065 / Psychic
Level 16
Slowpoke
#079 / Water · Psychic
Level 14
Slowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
Level 14
Drowzee
#096 / Psychic
Level 9
Hypno
#097 / Psychic
Level 1
Hypno
#097 / Psychic
Level 9
Exeggcute
#102 / Grass · Psychic
Level 27
Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Psychic
Level 1
Exeggutor
Alolan Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Dragon
Level 1
Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 1
Mewtwo
#150 / Psychic
Level 1
Hoothoot
#163 / Normal · Flying
Level 10
Noctowl
#164 / Normal · Flying
Level 10
Espeon
#196 / Psychic
Level 1
Slowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
Level 14
Girafarig
#203 / Normal · Psychic
Level 1
Smoochum
#238 / Ice · Psychic
Level 15
Celebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
Level 1
Dustox
#269 / Bug · Poison
Level 12
Ralts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 4
Kirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 1
Kirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 4
Gardevoir
#282 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 1
Gardevoir
#282 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 4
Meditite
#307 / Fighting · Psychic
Level 7
Medicham
#308 / Fighting · Psychic
Level 1
Medicham
#308 / Fighting · Psychic
Level 7
Lunatone
#337 / Rock · Psychic
Level 1
Solrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Level 1
Baltoy
#343 / Ground · Psychic
Level 1
Claydol
#344 / Ground · Psychic
Level 1
Chimecho
#358 / Psychic
Level 1
Chimecho
#358 / Psychic
Level 10
Gorebyss
#368 / Water
Level 1
Metang
#375 / Steel · Psychic
Level 1
Metagross
#376 / Steel · Psychic
Level 1
Jirachi
#385 / Steel · Psychic
Level 1
Wormadam
Plant Cloak
#413 / Bug · Grass
Level 23
Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
#413 / Bug · Ground
Level 23
Wormadam
Trash Cloak
#413 / Bug · Steel
Level 23
Mothim
#414 / Bug · Flying
Level 23
Chingling
#433 / Psychic
Level 10
Bronzor
#436 / Steel · Psychic
Level 1
Bronzong
#437 / Steel · Psychic
Level 1
Mime Jr.
#439 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 1
Gallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Level 1
Gallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Level 4
Uxie
#480 / Psychic
Level 1
Mesprit
#481 / Psychic
Level 1
Azelf
#482 / Psychic
Level 1
Cresselia
#488 / Psychic
Level 1
Victini
#494 / Psychic · Fire
Level 1
Woobat
#527 / Psychic · Flying
Level 1
Swoobat
#528 / Psychic · Flying
Level 1
Gothita
#574 / Psychic
Level 3
Gothorita
#575 / Psychic
Level 1
Gothorita
#575 / Psychic
Level 3
Gothitelle
#576 / Psychic
Level 1
Gothitelle
#576 / Psychic
Level 3
Elgyem
#605 / Psychic
Level 1
Beheeyem
#606 / Psychic
Level 1
Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
Level 1
Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
Level 11
Espurr
#677 / Psychic
Level 9
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Level 1
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Level 9
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Level 1
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Level 9
Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
#720 / Psychic · Ghost
Level 1
Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
#720 / Psychic · Dark
Level 1
Oranguru
#765 / Normal · Psychic
Level 1
Bruxish
#779 / Water · Psychic
Level 9
Tapu Lele
#786 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 1
Lunala
#792 / Psychic · Ghost
Level 1
Necrozma
#800 / Psychic
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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

Learnt in previous generations only

These Pokémon can only learn Confusion in previous games; check the respective Pokédex pages for full details.

Squirtle
#007 / Water
Gen 2 — Breeding
Wartortle
#008 / Water
Gen 2 — Breeding
Blastoise
#009 / Water
Gen 2 — Breeding