Psychic (move)

Move data

Type Psychic
Category   Special
Power 90
Accuracy 100
PP 10  (max. 16)
Makes contact? No
Introduced Generation 1

Machine/Record

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
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee TM40
Sword​/​Shield TR11

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
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee
The target is hit by a strong telekinetic force. This may also lower the target’s Sp. Def stat.
Sword​/​Shield 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 Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Raichu
Alolan Raichu
#026 / Electric · Psychic
Level 1
Kadabra
#064 / Psychic
Level 35
Alakazam
#065 / Psychic
Level 35
Ponyta
Galarian Ponyta
#077 / Psychic
Level 50
Rapidash
Galarian Rapidash
#078 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 56
Slowpoke
#079 / Water · Psychic
Level 36
Slowpoke
Galarian Slowpoke
#079 / Psychic
Level 36
Slowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
Level 36
Slowbro
Galarian Slowbro
#080 / Poison · Psychic
Level 36
Staryu
#120 / Water
Level 40
Starmie
#121 / Water · Psychic
Level 1
Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 48
Mr. Mime
Galarian Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Ice
Level 48
Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Level 34
Mewtwo
#150 / Psychic
Level 48
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Level 100
Natu
#177 / Psychic · Flying
Level 35
Xatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
Level 41
Espeon
#196 / Psychic
Level 40
Slowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
Level 36
Slowking
Galarian Slowking
#199 / Poison · Psychic
Level 36
Smoochum
#238 / Ice · Psychic
Level 32
Ralts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 30
Kirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 38
Gardevoir
#282 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 42
Lunatone
#337 / Rock · Psychic
Level 30
Solrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Level 30
Metang
#375 / Steel · Psychic
Level 34
Metagross
#376 / Steel · Psychic
Level 34
Latias
#380 / Dragon · Psychic
Level 60
Latios
#381 / Dragon · Psychic
Level 60
Jirachi
#385 / Steel · Psychic
Level 42
Mime Jr.
#439 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 48
Gallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Level 1
Uxie
#480 / Psychic
Level 49
Mesprit
#481 / Psychic
Level 49
Azelf
#482 / Psychic
Level 49
Cresselia
#488 / Psychic
Level 54
Munna
#517 / Psychic
Level 36
Musharna
#518 / Psychic
Level 1
Woobat
#527 / Psychic · Flying
Level 40
Swoobat
#528 / Psychic · Flying
Level 40
Sigilyph
#561 / Psychic · Flying
Level 40
Gothita
#574 / Psychic
Level 36
Gothorita
#575 / Psychic
Level 40
Gothitelle
#576 / Psychic
Level 40
Solosis
#577 / Psychic
Level 36
Duosion
#578 / Psychic
Level 40
Reuniclus
#579 / Psychic
Level 40
Elgyem
#605 / Psychic
Level 60
Beheeyem
#606 / Psychic
Level 68
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Level 54
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Level 54
Spritzee
#682 / Fairy
Level 27
Aromatisse
#683 / Fairy
Level 27
Yveltal
#717 / Dark · Flying
Level 45
Oranguru
#765 / Normal · Psychic
Level 45
Orbeetle
#826 / Bug · Psychic
Level 36
Hatenna
#856 / Psychic
Level 40
Hattrem
#857 / Psychic
Level 44
Hatterene
#858 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 46
Mr. Rime
#866 / Psychic · Ice
Level 48
Indeedee
Male
#876 / Psychic · Normal
Level 35
Indeedee
Female
#876 / Psychic · Normal
Level 35
Calyrex
#898 / Psychic · Grass
Level 56
Calyrex
Ice Rider
#898 / Psychic · Ice
Level 56
Calyrex
Shadow Rider
#898 / Psychic · Ghost
Level 56

Learnt by TR

Raichu
Alolan Raichu
#026 / Electric · Psychic
Psyduck
#054 / Water
Golduck
#055 / Water
Poliwag
#060 / Water
Abra
#063 / Psychic
Ponyta
Galarian Ponyta
#077 / Psychic
Rapidash
Galarian Rapidash
#078 / Psychic · Fairy
Slowpoke
Galarian Slowpoke
#079 / Psychic
Slowbro
Galarian Slowbro
#080 / Poison · Psychic
Gastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Haunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Exeggutor
Alolan Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Dragon
Staryu
#120 / Water
Mr. Mime
Galarian Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Ice
Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Magmar
#126 / Fire
Lapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Articuno
Galarian Articuno
#144 / Psychic · Flying
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Cleffa
#173 / Fairy
Togepi
#175 / Fairy
Togetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
Natu
#177 / Psychic · Flying
Xatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
Umbreon
#197 / Dark
Slowking
Galarian Slowking
#199 / Poison · Psychic
Corsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Corsola
Galarian Corsola
#222 / Ghost
Smoochum
#238 / Ice · Psychic
Magby
#240 / Fire
Lugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Ho-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
Celebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
Ralts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
Kirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Solrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Duskull
#355 / Ghost
Metang
#375 / Steel · Psychic
Spiritomb
#442 / Ghost · Dark
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Uxie
#480 / Psychic
Azelf
#482 / Psychic
Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Giratina
Origin Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Victini
#494 / Psychic · Fire
Munna
#517 / Psychic
Audino
#531 / Normal
Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
Darmanitan
Galarian Standard Mode
#555 / Ice
Yamask
#562 / Ghost
Yamask
Galarian Yamask
#562 / Ground · Ghost
Frillish
#592 / Water · Ghost
Litwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Lampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Golett
#622 / Ground · Ghost
Golurk
#623 / Ground · Ghost
Larvesta
#636 / Bug · Fire
Volcarona
#637 / Bug · Fire
Tornadus
Incarnate Forme
#641 / Flying
Tornadus
Therian Forme
#641 / Flying
Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Thundurus
Therian Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Reshiram
#643 / Dragon · Fire
Landorus
Incarnate Forme
#645 / Ground · Flying
Landorus
Therian Forme
#645 / Ground · Flying
Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem
Black Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem
White Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Genesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Swirlix
#684 / Fairy
Inkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
Malamar
#687 / Dark · Psychic
Aurorus
#699 / Rock · Ice
Carbink
#703 / Rock · Fairy
Klefki
#707 / Steel · Fairy
Phantump
#708 / Ghost · Grass
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Noibat
#714 / Flying · Dragon
Xerneas
#716 / Fairy
Yveltal
#717 / Dark · Flying
Diancie
#719 / Rock · Fairy
Cutiefly
#742 / Bug · Fairy
Ribombee
#743 / Bug · Fairy
Mimikyu
#778 / Ghost · Fairy
Lunala
#792 / Psychic · Ghost
Nihilego
#793 / Rock · Poison
Dottler
#825 / Bug · Psychic
Orbeetle
#826 / Bug · Psychic
Thievul
#828 / Dark
Cursola
#864 / Ghost
Mr. Rime
#866 / Psychic · Ice
Indeedee
Male
#876 / Psychic · Normal
Indeedee
Female
#876 / Psychic · Normal
Calyrex
Ice Rider
#898 / Psychic · Ice
Calyrex
Shadow Rider
#898 / Psychic · Ghost