Psybeam (move)

Move data

Type Psychic
Category   Special
Power 65
Accuracy 100
PP 20  (max. 32)
Makes contact? No
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 Pokémon.

Other languages

English Psybeam
Japanese サイケこうせん (Psych Kōsen)
German Psystrahl
French Rafale Psy
Italian Psicoraggio
Spanish Psicorrayo

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
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee
The target is attacked with a peculiar ray. This may also leave the target confused.
Sword​/​Shield 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 Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Butterfree
#012 / Bug · Flying
Level 16
Kadabra
#064 / Psychic
Level 5
Alakazam
#065 / Psychic
Level 5
Ponyta
Galarian Ponyta
#077 / Psychic
Level 25
Rapidash
Galarian Rapidash
#078 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 25
Staryu
#120 / Water
Level 24
Starmie
#121 / Water · Psychic
Level 1
Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 28
Mr. Mime
Galarian Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Ice
Level 28
Porygon
#137 / Normal
Level 20
Espeon
#196 / Psychic
Level 25
Remoraid
#223 / Water
Level 12
Octillery
#224 / Water
Level 12
Mantine
#226 / Water · Flying
Level 1
Porygon2
#233 / Normal
Level 20
Ralts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 18
Kirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 18
Gardevoir
#282 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 18
Baltoy
#343 / Ground · Psychic
Level 15
Claydol
#344 / Ground · Psychic
Level 15
Mime Jr.
#439 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 28
Porygon-Z
#474 / Normal
Level 20
Gallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Level 1
Munna
#517 / Psychic
Level 8
Musharna
#518 / Psychic
Level 1
Sigilyph
#561 / Psychic · Flying
Level 20
Gothita
#574 / Psychic
Level 12
Gothorita
#575 / Psychic
Level 12
Gothitelle
#576 / Psychic
Level 12
Solosis
#577 / Psychic
Level 12
Duosion
#578 / Psychic
Level 12
Reuniclus
#579 / Psychic
Level 12
Elgyem
#605 / Psychic
Level 18
Beheeyem
#606 / Psychic
Level 18
Espurr
#677 / Psychic
Level 21
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Level 21
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Level 21
Inkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
Level 15
Malamar
#687 / Dark · Psychic
Level 15
Magearna
#801 / Steel · Fairy
Level 30
Orbeetle
#826 / Bug · Psychic
Level 16
Hatenna
#856 / Psychic
Level 20
Hattrem
#857 / Psychic
Level 20
Hatterene
#858 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 20
Mr. Rime
#866 / Psychic · Ice
Level 28
Indeedee
Male
#876 / Psychic · Normal
Level 15
Indeedee
Female
#876 / Psychic · Normal
Level 15

Learnt by breeding

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

Weezing
Galarian Weezing
#110 / Poison · Fairy
Amorphous