Mind Reader (move)

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Move data

Type Normal
Category Status
Power
Accuracy
PP 5  (max. 8)
Introduced Generation 2

Effects

User's next attack is guaranteed to hit.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Mind Reader turns into Z-Mind Reader 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
Ensures the next attack will hit.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Senses the foe’s action to ensure the next move’s hit.
FireRed/LeafGreen The user predicts the foe’s action to ensure its next attack hits.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user senses the foe’s movements with its mind to ensure its next attack does not miss.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user senses the target’s movements with its mind to ensure its next attack does not miss the target.
X/Y
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
The user senses the target’s movements with its mind to ensure its next attack does not miss the target.
Sun/Moon The user senses the target’s movements with its mind to ensure its next attack does not miss the target.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Mind Reader 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.

PoliwrathPoliwrath
#062 / Water · Fighting
Level 43
HitmonleeHitmonlee
#106 / Fighting
Level 33
ArticunoArticuno
#144 / Ice · Flying
Level 22
BreloomBreloom
#286 / Grass · Fighting
Level 33
NincadaNincada
#290 / Bug · Ground
Level 25
NinjaskNinjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Level 29
ShedinjaShedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
Level 25
MedititeMeditite
#307 / Fighting · Psychic
Level 25
MedichamMedicham
#308 / Fighting · Psychic
Level 25
MagearnaMagearna
#801 / Steel · Fairy
Level 33

Learnt by breeding

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

PoliwagPoliwag
#060 / Water
Water 1
PoliwhirlPoliwhirl
#061 / Water
Water 1
PoliwrathPoliwrath
#062 / Water · Fighting
Water 1
HitmonleeHitmonlee
#106 / Fighting
Human-Like
HitmonchanHitmonchan
#107 / Fighting
Human-Like
PolitoedPolitoed
#186 / Water
Water 1
TyrogueTyrogue
#236 / Fighting
Undiscovered
HitmontopHitmontop
#237 / Fighting
Human-Like
SurskitSurskit
#283 / Bug · Water
Bug, Water 1
MasquerainMasquerain
#284 / Bug · Flying
Bug, Water 1
RoseliaRoselia
#315 / Grass · Poison
Fairy, Grass
BudewBudew
#406 / Grass · Poison
Undiscovered
RoseradeRoserade
#407 / Grass · Poison
Fairy, Grass
RioluRiolu
#447 / Fighting
Undiscovered
LucarioLucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Field, Human-Like
SewaddleSewaddle
#540 / Bug · Grass
Bug
SwadloonSwadloon
#541 / Bug · Grass
Bug
LeavannyLeavanny
#542 / Bug · Grass
Bug
ShelmetShelmet
#616 / Bug
Bug
AccelgorAccelgor
#617 / Bug
Bug
FroakieFroakie
#656 / Water
Water 1
FrogadierFrogadier
#657 / Water
Water 1
GreninjaGreninja
#658 / Water · Dark
Water 1