Psychic (move)

Move data

Type Psychic
Category   Special
Power 90
Accuracy 100
PP 10  (max. 16)
Introduced Generation 1

Technical/Hidden Machine

Red​/​Blue
Yellow
TM29
Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
TM29
Ruby​/​Sapphire
FireRed​/​LeafGreen
Emerald
TM29
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
TM29
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
TM29
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
TM29
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
TM29

Effects

Psychic deals damage and has a 10% chance of lowering the target's Special Defense by one stage.

Stats can be lowered to a minimum of -6 stages each.

Changes

In Generation 1, Psychic has a 30% chance of lowering the target's Special stat (Sp.Atk and Sp.Def combined).

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Psychium Z and uses its Z-Power, Psychic turns into Shattered Psyche and has base power 175.

When Mew is holding Mewnium Z and uses its Z-Power, Psychic turns into Genesis Supernova and has base power 185.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Psychic
Japanese サイコキネシス (Psychokinesis)
German Psychokinese
French Psyko
Italian Psichico
Spanish Psíquico

Game descriptions

Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
An attack that may lower SPCL.DEF.
Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
A powerful psychic attack that may lower SP. DEF.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen A strong telekinetic attack. It may also lower the foe’s SP. DEF stat.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
The foe is hit by a strong telekinetic force. It may also reduce the foe’s Sp. Def stat.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The target is hit by a strong telekinetic force. It may also reduce the target’s Sp. Def stat.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The target is hit by a strong telekinetic force. This may also lower the target’s Sp. Def stat.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The target is hit by a strong telekinetic force. This may also lower the target’s Sp. Def stat.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Psychic 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.

Raichu
Alolan Raichu
#026 / Electric · Psychic
Level 1
Venonat
#048 / Bug · Poison
Level 47
Venomoth
#049 / Bug · Poison
Level 55
Kadabra
#064 / Psychic
Level 38
Alakazam
#065 / Psychic
Level 38
Slowpoke
#079 / Water · Psychic
Level 45
Slowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
Level 49
Drowzee
#096 / Psychic
Level 49
Hypno
#097 / Psychic
Level 49
Staryu
#120 / Water
Level 42
Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 39
Mewtwo
#150 / Psychic
Level 57
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Level 30
Spinarak
#167 / Bug · Poison
Level 40
Ariados
#168 / Bug · Poison
Level 46
Natu
#177 / Psychic · Flying
Level 33
Xatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
Level 35
Espeon
#196 / Psychic
Level 37
Slowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
Level 45
Girafarig
#203 / Normal · Psychic
Level 50
Smoochum
#238 / Ice · Psychic
Level 38
Ralts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 27
Kirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 30
Gardevoir
#282 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 31
Spoink
#325 / Psychic
Level 44
Grumpig
#326 / Psychic
Level 52
Lunatone
#337 / Rock · Psychic
Level 29
Solrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Level 29
Gorebyss
#368 / Water
Level 34
Metang
#375 / Steel · Psychic
Level 38
Metagross
#376 / Steel · Psychic
Level 38
Latias
#380 / Dragon · Psychic
Level 51
Latios
#381 / Dragon · Psychic
Level 51
Jirachi
#385 / Steel · Psychic
Level 20
Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Level 31
Deoxys
Attack Forme
#386 / Psychic
Level 31
Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Level 31
Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
Level 31
Wormadam
Plant Cloak
#413 / Bug · Grass
Level 44
Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
#413 / Bug · Ground
Level 44
Wormadam
Trash Cloak
#413 / Bug · Steel
Level 44
Mothim
#414 / Bug · Flying
Level 44
Mime Jr.
#439 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 39
Cresselia
#488 / Psychic
Level 93
Munna
#517 / Psychic
Level 37
Woobat
#527 / Psychic · Flying
Level 41
Swoobat
#528 / Psychic · Flying
Level 41
Sigilyph
#561 / Psychic · Flying
Level 44
Gothita
#574 / Psychic
Level 37
Gothorita
#575 / Psychic
Level 39
Gothitelle
#576 / Psychic
Level 39
Solosis
#577 / Psychic
Level 37
Duosion
#578 / Psychic
Level 39
Reuniclus
#579 / Psychic
Level 39
Elgyem
#605 / Psychic
Level 39
Beheeyem
#606 / Psychic
Level 39
Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
Level 57
Fennekin
#653 / Fire
Level 41
Braixen
#654 / Fire
Level 49
Delphox
#655 / Fire · Psychic
Level 57
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Level 40
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Level 40
Spritzee
#682 / Fairy
Level 48
Aromatisse
#683 / Fairy
Level 48
Yveltal
#717 / Dark · Flying
Level 59
Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
#720 / Psychic · Ghost
Level 75
Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
#720 / Psychic · Dark
Level 75
Oranguru
#765 / Normal · Psychic
Level 43

Learnt by TM

Raichu
Alolan Raichu
#026 / Electric · Psychic
Venonat
#048 / Bug · Poison
Exeggutor
Alolan Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Dragon
Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Magmar
#126 / Fire
Lapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Ariados
#168 / Bug · Poison
Yanma
#193 / Bug · Flying
Corsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Magby
#240 / Fire
Ho-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
Dustox
#269 / Bug · Poison
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Attack Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
Wormadam
Plant Cloak
#413 / Bug · Grass
Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
#413 / Bug · Ground
Wormadam
Trash Cloak
#413 / Bug · Steel
Mothim
#414 / Bug · Flying
Yanmega
#469 / Bug · Flying
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Giratina
Origin Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Shaymin
Land Forme
#492 / Grass
Shaymin
Sky Forme
#492 / Grass · Flying
Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
Litwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Lampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Larvesta
#636 / Bug · Fire
Volcarona
#637 / Bug · Fire
Tornadus
Incarnate Forme
#641 / Flying
Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Landorus
Incarnate Forme
#645 / Ground · Flying
Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem
Black Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem
White Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
Genesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Inkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
Aurorus
#699 / Rock · Ice
Carbink
#703 / Rock · Fairy
Klefki
#707 / Steel · Fairy
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Diancie
#719 / Rock · Fairy
Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
#720 / Psychic · Ghost
Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
#720 / Psychic · Dark
Cutiefly
#742 / Bug · Fairy
Ribombee
#743 / Bug · Fairy
Minior
Meteor Form
#774 / Rock · Flying