Psychic (move)

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Move data

Type Psychic
Category Special  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
Omega Ruby/Alpha 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 Pokemon.

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.

Alolan RaichuRaichu
Alolan Raichu
#026 / Electric · Psychic
Level 1
VenonatVenonat
#048 / Bug · Poison
Level 47
VenomothVenomoth
#049 / Bug · Poison
Level 55
KadabraKadabra
#064 / Psychic
Level 38
AlakazamAlakazam
#065 / Psychic
Level 38
SlowpokeSlowpoke
#079 / Water · Psychic
Level 45
SlowbroSlowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
Level 49
DrowzeeDrowzee
#096 / Psychic
Level 49
HypnoHypno
#097 / Psychic
Level 49
StaryuStaryu
#120 / Water
Level 42
Mr. MimeMr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 39
MewtwoMewtwo
#150 / Psychic
Level 57
MewMew
#151 / Psychic
Level 30
SpinarakSpinarak
#167 / Bug · Poison
Level 40
AriadosAriados
#168 / Bug · Poison
Level 46
NatuNatu
#177 / Psychic · Flying
Level 33
XatuXatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
Level 35
EspeonEspeon
#196 / Psychic
Level 37
SlowkingSlowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
Level 45
GirafarigGirafarig
#203 / Normal · Psychic
Level 50
SmoochumSmoochum
#238 / Ice · Psychic
Level 38
RaltsRalts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 27
KirliaKirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 30
GardevoirGardevoir
#282 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 31
SpoinkSpoink
#325 / Psychic
Level 44
GrumpigGrumpig
#326 / Psychic
Level 52
LunatoneLunatone
#337 / Rock · Psychic
Level 29
SolrockSolrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Level 29
GorebyssGorebyss
#368 / Water
Level 34
MetangMetang
#375 / Steel · Psychic
Level 38
MetagrossMetagross
#376 / Steel · Psychic
Level 38
LatiasLatias
#380 / Dragon · Psychic
Level 51
LatiosLatios
#381 / Dragon · Psychic
Level 51
JirachiJirachi
#385 / Steel · Psychic
Level 20
Deoxys (Normal Forme)Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Level 31
Deoxys (Attack Forme)Deoxys
Attack Forme
#386 / Psychic
Level 31
Deoxys (Defense Forme)Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Level 31
Deoxys (Speed Forme)Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
Level 31
Wormadam (Plant Cloak)Wormadam
Plant Cloak
#413 / Bug · Grass
Level 44
Wormadam (Sandy Cloak)Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
#413 / Bug · Ground
Level 44
Wormadam (Trash Cloak)Wormadam
Trash Cloak
#413 / Bug · Steel
Level 44
MothimMothim
#414 / Bug · Flying
Level 44
Mime Jr.Mime Jr.
#439 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 39
CresseliaCresselia
#488 / Psychic
Level 93
MunnaMunna
#517 / Psychic
Level 37
WoobatWoobat
#527 / Psychic · Flying
Level 41
SwoobatSwoobat
#528 / Psychic · Flying
Level 41
SigilyphSigilyph
#561 / Psychic · Flying
Level 44
GothitaGothita
#574 / Psychic
Level 37
GothoritaGothorita
#575 / Psychic
Level 39
GothitelleGothitelle
#576 / Psychic
Level 39
SolosisSolosis
#577 / Psychic
Level 37
DuosionDuosion
#578 / Psychic
Level 39
ReuniclusReuniclus
#579 / Psychic
Level 39
ElgyemElgyem
#605 / Psychic
Level 39
BeheeyemBeheeyem
#606 / Psychic
Level 39
Meloetta (Aria Forme)Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
Level 57
FennekinFennekin
#653 / Fire
Level 41
BraixenBraixen
#654 / Fire
Level 49
DelphoxDelphox
#655 / Fire · Psychic
Level 57
Meowstic (Male)Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Level 40
Meowstic (Female)Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Level 40
SpritzeeSpritzee
#682 / Fairy
Level 48
AromatisseAromatisse
#683 / Fairy
Level 48
YveltalYveltal
#717 / Dark · Flying
Level 59
Hoopa (Hoopa Confined)Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
#720 / Psychic · Ghost
Level 75
Hoopa (Hoopa Unbound)Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
#720 / Psychic · Dark
Level 75
OranguruOranguru
#765 / Normal · Psychic
Level 43

Learnt by TM

ButterfreeButterfree
#012 / Bug · Flying
Alolan RaichuRaichu
Alolan Raichu
#026 / Electric · Psychic
ClefairyClefairy
#035 / Fairy
ClefableClefable
#036 / Fairy
JigglypuffJigglypuff
#039 / Normal · Fairy
WigglytuffWigglytuff
#040 / Normal · Fairy
VenonatVenonat
#048 / Bug · Poison
VenomothVenomoth
#049 / Bug · Poison
PsyduckPsyduck
#054 / Water
GolduckGolduck
#055 / Water
PoliwagPoliwag
#060 / Water
PoliwhirlPoliwhirl
#061 / Water
PoliwrathPoliwrath
#062 / Water · Fighting
AbraAbra
#063 / Psychic
KadabraKadabra
#064 / Psychic
AlakazamAlakazam
#065 / Psychic
SlowpokeSlowpoke
#079 / Water · Psychic
SlowbroSlowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
GastlyGastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
HaunterHaunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
GengarGengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
DrowzeeDrowzee
#096 / Psychic
HypnoHypno
#097 / Psychic
ExeggcuteExeggcute
#102 / Grass · Psychic
ExeggutorExeggutor
#103 / Grass · Psychic
Alolan ExeggutorExeggutor
Alolan Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Dragon
ChanseyChansey
#113 / Normal
StaryuStaryu
#120 / Water
StarmieStarmie
#121 / Water · Psychic
Mr. MimeMr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
JynxJynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
ElectabuzzElectabuzz
#125 / Electric
MagmarMagmar
#126 / Fire
LaprasLapras
#131 / Water · Ice
PorygonPorygon
#137 / Normal
SnorlaxSnorlax
#143 / Normal
MewtwoMewtwo
#150 / Psychic
MewMew
#151 / Psychic
HoothootHoothoot
#163 / Normal · Flying
NoctowlNoctowl
#164 / Normal · Flying
SpinarakSpinarak
#167 / Bug · Poison
AriadosAriados
#168 / Bug · Poison
CleffaCleffa
#173 / Fairy
IgglybuffIgglybuff
#174 / Normal · Fairy
TogepiTogepi
#175 / Fairy
TogeticTogetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
NatuNatu
#177 / Psychic · Flying
XatuXatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
PolitoedPolitoed
#186 / Water
YanmaYanma
#193 / Bug · Flying
EspeonEspeon
#196 / Psychic
UmbreonUmbreon
#197 / Dark
MurkrowMurkrow
#198 / Dark · Flying
SlowkingSlowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
MisdreavusMisdreavus
#200 / Ghost
GirafarigGirafarig
#203 / Normal · Psychic
CorsolaCorsola
#222 / Water · Rock
RemoraidRemoraid
#223 / Water
OctilleryOctillery
#224 / Water
Porygon2Porygon2
#233 / Normal
StantlerStantler
#234 / Normal
SmoochumSmoochum
#238 / Ice · Psychic
ElekidElekid
#239 / Electric
MagbyMagby
#240 / Fire
BlisseyBlissey
#242 / Normal
LugiaLugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Ho-ohHo-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
CelebiCelebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
BeautiflyBeautifly
#267 / Bug · Flying
DustoxDustox
#269 / Bug · Poison
RaltsRalts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
KirliaKirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
GardevoirGardevoir
#282 / Psychic · Fairy
SableyeSableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
MedititeMeditite
#307 / Fighting · Psychic
MedichamMedicham
#308 / Fighting · Psychic
SpoinkSpoink
#325 / Psychic
GrumpigGrumpig
#326 / Psychic
SpindaSpinda
#327 / Normal
LunatoneLunatone
#337 / Rock · Psychic
SolrockSolrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
BaltoyBaltoy
#343 / Ground · Psychic
ClaydolClaydol
#344 / Ground · Psychic
ShuppetShuppet
#353 / Ghost
BanetteBanette
#354 / Ghost
DuskullDuskull
#355 / Ghost
DusclopsDusclops
#356 / Ghost
ChimechoChimecho
#358 / Psychic
GorebyssGorebyss
#368 / Water
MetangMetang
#375 / Steel · Psychic
MetagrossMetagross
#376 / Steel · Psychic
LatiasLatias
#380 / Dragon · Psychic
LatiosLatios
#381 / Dragon · Psychic
JirachiJirachi
#385 / Steel · Psychic
Deoxys (Normal Forme)Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys (Attack Forme)Deoxys
Attack Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys (Defense Forme)Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys (Speed Forme)Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
Wormadam (Plant Cloak)Wormadam
Plant Cloak
#413 / Bug · Grass
Wormadam (Sandy Cloak)Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
#413 / Bug · Ground
Wormadam (Trash Cloak)Wormadam
Trash Cloak
#413 / Bug · Steel
MothimMothim
#414 / Bug · Flying
DrifloonDrifloon
#425 / Ghost · Flying
DrifblimDrifblim
#426 / Ghost · Flying
MismagiusMismagius
#429 / Ghost
HonchkrowHonchkrow
#430 / Dark · Flying
ChinglingChingling
#433 / Psychic
BronzorBronzor
#436 / Steel · Psychic
BronzongBronzong
#437 / Steel · Psychic
Mime Jr.Mime Jr.
#439 / Psychic · Fairy
HappinyHappiny
#440 / Normal
SpiritombSpiritomb
#442 / Ghost · Dark
MunchlaxMunchlax
#446 / Normal
LucarioLucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
ElectivireElectivire
#466 / Electric
MagmortarMagmortar
#467 / Fire
TogekissTogekiss
#468 / Fairy · Flying
YanmegaYanmega
#469 / Bug · Flying
Porygon-ZPorygon-Z
#474 / Normal
GalladeGallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
DusknoirDusknoir
#477 / Ghost
FroslassFroslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
UxieUxie
#480 / Psychic
MespritMesprit
#481 / Psychic
AzelfAzelf
#482 / Psychic
Giratina (Altered Forme)Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
CresseliaCresselia
#488 / Psychic
ManaphyManaphy
#490 / Water
DarkraiDarkrai
#491 / Dark
Shaymin (Land Forme)Shaymin
Land Forme
#492 / Grass
Shaymin (Sky Forme)Shaymin
Sky Forme
#492 / Grass · Flying
ArceusArceus
#493 / Normal
VictiniVictini
#494 / Psychic · Fire
MunnaMunna
#517 / Psychic
MusharnaMusharna
#518 / Psychic
WoobatWoobat
#527 / Psychic · Flying
SwoobatSwoobat
#528 / Psychic · Flying
AudinoAudino
#531 / Normal
WhimsicottWhimsicott
#547 / Grass · Fairy
Darmanitan (Standard Mode)Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
SigilyphSigilyph
#561 / Psychic · Flying
YamaskYamask
#562 / Ghost
CofagrigusCofagrigus
#563 / Ghost
GarbodorGarbodor
#569 / Poison
GothitaGothita
#574 / Psychic
GothoritaGothorita
#575 / Psychic
GothitelleGothitelle
#576 / Psychic
SolosisSolosis
#577 / Psychic
DuosionDuosion
#578 / Psychic
ReuniclusReuniclus
#579 / Psychic
FrillishFrillish
#592 / Water · Ghost
JellicentJellicent
#593 / Water · Ghost
AlomomolaAlomomola
#594 / Water
ElgyemElgyem
#605 / Psychic
BeheeyemBeheeyem
#606 / Psychic
LitwickLitwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
LampentLampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
ChandelureChandelure
#609 / Ghost · Fire
GolettGolett
#622 / Ground · Ghost
GolurkGolurk
#623 / Ground · Ghost
LarvestaLarvesta
#636 / Bug · Fire
VolcaronaVolcarona
#637 / Bug · Fire
Tornadus (Incarnate Forme)Tornadus
Incarnate Forme
#641 / Flying
Thundurus (Incarnate Forme)Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
ReshiramReshiram
#643 / Dragon · Fire
ZekromZekrom
#644 / Dragon · Electric
Landorus (Incarnate Forme)Landorus
Incarnate Forme
#645 / Ground · Flying
KyuremKyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem (Black Kyurem)Kyurem
Black Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem (White Kyurem)Kyurem
White Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Meloetta (Aria Forme)Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
GenesectGenesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
FennekinFennekin
#653 / Fire
BraixenBraixen
#654 / Fire
DelphoxDelphox
#655 / Fire · Psychic
VivillonVivillon
#666 / Bug · Flying
FlabébéFlabébé
#669 / Fairy
FloetteFloette
#670 / Fairy
FlorgesFlorges
#671 / Fairy
EspurrEspurr
#677 / Psychic
Meowstic (Male)Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Meowstic (Female)Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
SpritzeeSpritzee
#682 / Fairy
AromatisseAromatisse
#683 / Fairy
SwirlixSwirlix
#684 / Fairy
SlurpuffSlurpuff
#685 / Fairy
InkayInkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
MalamarMalamar
#687 / Dark · Psychic
AurorusAurorus
#699 / Rock · Ice
CarbinkCarbink
#703 / Rock · Fairy
KlefkiKlefki
#707 / Steel · Fairy
PhantumpPhantump
#708 / Ghost · Grass
TrevenantTrevenant
#709 / Ghost · Grass
Pumpkaboo (Average Size)Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Gourgeist (Average Size)Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
NoibatNoibat
#714 / Flying · Dragon
NoivernNoivern
#715 / Flying · Dragon
XerneasXerneas
#716 / Fairy
YveltalYveltal
#717 / Dark · Flying
DiancieDiancie
#719 / Rock · Fairy
Hoopa (Hoopa Confined)Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
#720 / Psychic · Ghost
Hoopa (Hoopa Unbound)Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
#720 / Psychic · Dark
PrimarinaPrimarina
#730 / Water · Fairy
CutieflyCutiefly
#742 / Bug · Fairy
RibombeeRibombee
#743 / Bug · Fairy
OranguruOranguru
#765 / Normal · Psychic
SandygastSandygast
#769 / Ghost · Ground
PalossandPalossand
#770 / Ghost · Ground
Minior (Meteor Form)Minior
Meteor Form
#774 / Rock · Flying
MimikyuMimikyu
#778 / Ghost · Fairy
BruxishBruxish
#779 / Water · Psychic
Tapu LeleTapu Lele
#786 / Psychic · Fairy
SolgaleoSolgaleo
#791 / Psychic · Steel
LunalaLunala
#792 / Psychic · Ghost
NihilegoNihilego
#793 / Rock · Poison
NecrozmaNecrozma
#800 / Psychic
BlacephalonBlacephalon
#806 / Fire · Ghost