Psyshock (move)

Move data

Type Psychic
Category   Special
Power 80
Accuracy 100
PP 10  (max. 16)
Makes contact? No
Introduced Generation 5

Machine/Record

Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
TM03
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
TM03
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
TM03
Sword​/​Shield TR25

Effects

Inflicts damage based on the target's Defense, not Special Defense.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Psychium Z and uses its Z-Power, Psyshock turns into Shattered Psyche and has base power 160.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Psyshock
Japanese サイコショック (Psycho Shock)
German Psychoschock
French Choc Psy
Italian Psicoshock
Spanish Psicocarga

Game descriptions

Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The user materializes an odd psychic wave to attack the target. This attack does physical damage.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user materializes an odd psychic wave to attack the target. This attack does physical damage.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user materializes an odd psychic wave to attack the target. This attack does physical damage.
Sword​/​Shield The user materializes an odd psychic wave to attack the target. This attack does physical damage.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Psyshock 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 30
Alakazam
#065 / Psychic
Level 30
Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Psychic
Level 1
Exeggutor
Alolan Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Dragon
Level 1
Lunatone
#337 / Rock · Psychic
Level 20
Gothita
#574 / Psychic
Level 20
Gothorita
#575 / Psychic
Level 20
Gothitelle
#576 / Psychic
Level 20
Solosis
#577 / Psychic
Level 20
Duosion
#578 / Psychic
Level 20
Reuniclus
#579 / Psychic
Level 20
Espurr
#677 / Psychic
Level 33
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Level 39
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Level 39

Learnt by TR

Raichu
Alolan Raichu
#026 / Electric · Psychic
Ninetales
Alolan Ninetales
#038 / Ice · Fairy
Psyduck
#054 / Water
Golduck
#055 / Water
Abra
#063 / Psychic
Slowpoke
Galarian Slowpoke
#079 / Psychic
Slowbro
Galarian Slowbro
#080 / Poison · Psychic
Exeggutor
Alolan Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Dragon
Mr. Mime
Galarian Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Ice
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Cleffa
#173 / Fairy
Togepi
#175 / Fairy
Togetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
Natu
#177 / Psychic · Flying
Xatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
Ralts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
Kirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
Solrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Munna
#517 / Psychic
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Malamar
#687 / Dark · Psychic
Sylveon
#700 / Fairy
Klefki
#707 / Steel · Fairy
Lunala
#792 / Psychic · Ghost
Dottler
#825 / Bug · Psychic
Orbeetle
#826 / Bug · Psychic
Mr. Rime
#866 / Psychic · Ice
Indeedee
Male
#876 / Psychic · Normal
Indeedee
Female
#876 / Psychic · Normal