Psychic Terrain (move)

Move data

Type Psychic
Category   Status
PP 10  (max. 16)
Introduced Generation 7

Technical/Hidden Machine

Sword​/​Shield TM91


Psychic Terrain creates a low-lying psychic field lasting 5 turns, that prevents grounded Pokémon from being hit by high-priority moves (such as Quick Attack or Sucker Punch). The power of Psychic type moves also increases while in effect.

Grounded Pokémon are simply those that are not raised. Raised Pokémon are any Flying types or those under the effects of Levitate, Magnet Rise or Telekinesis. Full details in glossary.

Psychic Terrain is a terrain condition and can coexist at the same time as weather conditions, but not other terrain conditions.

The move Nature Power turns into Psychic under Psychic Terrain.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Psychium Z and uses its Z-Power, Psychic Terrain turns into Z-Psychic Terrain and raises Special Attack one stage, in addition to its usual effect as above.

Move target


Targets the entire field.

Other languages

English Psychic Terrain
Japanese サイコフィールド (Psycho Field)
German Psychofeld
French Champ Psychique
Italian Campo Psichico
Spanish Campo Psíquico

Game descriptions

Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
This protects Pokémon on the ground from priority moves and powers up Psychic-type moves for five turns.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Psychic Terrain 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.

#518 / Psychic
Level 1
#606 / Psychic
Level 1
Tapu Lele
#786 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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