Psycho Cut (move)

Move data

Type Psychic
Category   Physical
Power 70
Accuracy 100
PP 20  (max. 32)
Makes contact? No
Introduced Generation 4

Machine/Record

Sword​/​Shield TM69

Effects

Psycho Cut deals damage and has an increased critical hit ratio (18 instead of 124).

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Psychium Z and uses its Z-Power, Psycho Cut turns into Shattered Psyche and has base power 140.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Psycho Cut
Japanese サイコカッター (Psycho Cutter)
German Psychoklinge
French Coupe Psycho
Italian Psicotaglio
Spanish Psicocorte

Game descriptions

Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
The user tears at the foe with blades formed by psychic power. It has a high critical-hit ratio.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The user tears at the target with blades formed by psychic power. Critical hits land more easily.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user tears at the target with blades formed by psychic power. Critical hits land more easily.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user tears at the target with blades formed by psychic power. Critical hits land more easily.
Sword​/​Shield The user tears at the target with blades formed by psychic power. Critical hits land more easily.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Psycho Cut 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.

Kadabra
#064 / Psychic
Level 20
Alakazam
#065 / Psychic
Level 20
Rapidash
Galarian Rapidash
#078 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 1
Articuno
Galarian Articuno
#144 / Psychic · Flying
Level 35
Mewtwo
#150 / Psychic
Level 16
Gallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Level 42
Cresselia
#488 / Psychic
Level 36
Inkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
Level 27
Malamar
#687 / Dark · Psychic
Level 27
Necrozma
#800 / Psychic
Level 32
Hatterene
#858 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 1

Learnt by TM

Rapidash
Galarian Rapidash
#078 / Psychic · Fairy
Scyther
#123 / Bug · Flying
Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Kabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
Articuno
Galarian Articuno
#144 / Psychic · Flying
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Celebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
Absol
#359 / Dark
Metang
#375 / Steel · Psychic
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Uxie
#480 / Psychic
Azelf
#482 / Psychic
Liepard
#510 / Dark
Pawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
Bisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Honedge
#679 / Steel · Ghost
Doublade
#680 / Steel · Ghost
Aegislash
Shield Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Aegislash
Blade Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Inkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
Malamar
#687 / Dark · Psychic
Lunala
#792 / Psychic · Ghost
Kartana
#798 / Grass · Steel
Orbeetle
#826 / Bug · Psychic
Zacian
Crowned Sword
#888 / Fairy · Steel
Calyrex
Shadow Rider
#898 / Psychic · Ghost