Psybeam (move)

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Move data

Type Psychic
Category Special
Power 65
Accuracy 100
PP 20  (max. 32)
Introduced Generation 1

Effects

Psybeam 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, Psybeam turns into Shattered Psyche and has base power 120.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
An attack that may confuse the foe.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Fires a peculiar ray that may confuse the foe.
FireRed/LeafGreen A peculiar ray is shot at the foe. It may leave the foe confused.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The foe is attacked with a peculiar ray. It may also leave the target confused.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The target is attacked with a peculiar ray. It may also cause confusion.
X/Y
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
The target is attacked with a peculiar ray. This may also leave the target confused.
Sun/Moon The target is attacked with a peculiar ray. This may also leave the target confused.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Psybeam 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 17
VenonatVenonat
#048 / Bug · Poison
Level 17
VenomothVenomoth
#049 / Bug · Poison
Level 17
KadabraKadabra
#064 / Psychic
Level 21
AlakazamAlakazam
#065 / Psychic
Level 21
DrowzeeDrowzee
#096 / Psychic
Level 25
HypnoHypno
#097 / Psychic
Level 25
Mr. MimeMr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 25
PorygonPorygon
#137 / Normal
Level 7
EspeonEspeon
#196 / Psychic
Level 20
MisdreavusMisdreavus
#200 / Ghost
Level 28
GirafarigGirafarig
#203 / Normal · Psychic
Level 19
RemoraidRemoraid
#223 / Water
Level 10
OctilleryOctillery
#224 / Water
Level 1
OctilleryOctillery
#224 / Water
Level 10
MantineMantine
#226 / Water · Flying
Level 1
Porygon2Porygon2
#233 / Normal
Level 7
DustoxDustox
#269 / Bug · Poison
Level 22
SpoinkSpoink
#325 / Psychic
Level 14
GrumpigGrumpig
#326 / Psychic
Level 1
GrumpigGrumpig
#326 / Psychic
Level 14
SpindaSpinda
#327 / Normal
Level 14
BaltoyBaltoy
#343 / Ground · Psychic
Level 16
ClaydolClaydol
#344 / Ground · Psychic
Level 16
KecleonKecleon
#352 / Normal
Level 18
Wormadam (Plant Cloak)Wormadam
Plant Cloak
#413 / Bug · Grass
Level 32
Wormadam (Sandy Cloak)Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
#413 / Bug · Ground
Level 32
Wormadam (Trash Cloak)Wormadam
Trash Cloak
#413 / Bug · Steel
Level 32
MothimMothim
#414 / Bug · Flying
Level 32
Mime Jr.Mime Jr.
#439 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 25
Porygon-ZPorygon-Z
#474 / Normal
Level 7
MunnaMunna
#517 / Psychic
Level 11
MusharnaMusharna
#518 / Psychic
Level 1
SigilyphSigilyph
#561 / Psychic · Flying
Level 18
GothitaGothita
#574 / Psychic
Level 16
GothoritaGothorita
#575 / Psychic
Level 16
GothitelleGothitelle
#576 / Psychic
Level 16
ElgyemElgyem
#605 / Psychic
Level 15
BeheeyemBeheeyem
#606 / Psychic
Level 15
Meloetta (Aria Forme)Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
Level 31
FennekinFennekin
#653 / Fire
Level 17
BraixenBraixen
#654 / Fire
Level 18
DelphoxDelphox
#655 / Fire · Psychic
Level 18
VivillonVivillon
#666 / Bug · Flying
Level 17
EspurrEspurr
#677 / Psychic
Level 17
Meowstic (Male)Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Level 17
Meowstic (Female)Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Level 17
InkayInkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
Level 21
MalamarMalamar
#687 / Dark · Psychic
Level 21
Hoopa (Hoopa Confined)Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
#720 / Psychic · Ghost
Level 19
Hoopa (Hoopa Unbound)Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
#720 / Psychic · Dark
Level 19
Tapu LeleTapu Lele
#786 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 14
MagearnaMagearna
#801 / Steel · Fairy
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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

ParasParas
#046 / Bug · Grass
Bug, Grass
ParasectParasect
#047 / Bug · Grass
Bug, Grass
PsyduckPsyduck
#054 / Water
Field, Water 1
GolduckGolduck
#055 / Water
Field, Water 1
KoffingKoffing
#109 / Poison
Amorphous
WeezingWeezing
#110 / Poison
Amorphous
GoldeenGoldeen
#118 / Water
Water 2
SeakingSeaking
#119 / Water
Water 2
LedybaLedyba
#165 / Bug · Flying
Bug
LedianLedian
#166 / Bug · Flying
Bug
SpinarakSpinarak
#167 / Bug · Poison
Bug
AriadosAriados
#168 / Bug · Poison
Bug
ChinchouChinchou
#170 / Water · Electric
Water 2
LanturnLanturn
#171 / Water · Electric
Water 2
SurskitSurskit
#283 / Bug · Water
Bug, Water 1
MasquerainMasquerain
#284 / Bug · Flying
Bug, Water 1
FinneonFinneon
#456 / Water
Water 2
LumineonLumineon
#457 / Water
Water 2