Mind Reader (move)

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

Poliwrath
#062 / Water · Fighting
Level 43
Hitmonlee
#106 / Fighting
Level 33
Articuno
#144 / Ice · Flying
Level 22
Breloom
#286 / Grass · Fighting
Level 33
Nincada
#290 / Bug · Ground
Level 25
Ninjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Level 29
Shedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
Level 25
Meditite
#307 / Fighting · Psychic
Level 25
Medicham
#308 / Fighting · Psychic
Level 25
Magearna
#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.