Psyshock (move)

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Move data

Type Psychic
Category Special
Power 80
Accuracy 100
PP 10  (max. 16)
Introduced Generation 5

Technical/Hidden Machine

Black/White
Black 2/White 2
TM03
X/Y
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire
TM03
Sun/Moon TM03

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 Pokemon.

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 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 Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

DrowzeeDrowzee
#096 / Psychic
Level 57
HypnoHypno
#097 / Psychic
Level 57
ExeggutorExeggutor
#103 / Grass · Psychic
Level 17
SpoinkSpoink
#325 / Psychic
Level 38
GrumpigGrumpig
#326 / Psychic
Level 42
GothitaGothita
#574 / Psychic
Level 25
GothoritaGothorita
#575 / Psychic
Level 25
GothitelleGothitelle
#576 / Psychic
Level 25
SolosisSolosis
#577 / Psychic
Level 25
DuosionDuosion
#578 / Psychic
Level 25
ReuniclusReuniclus
#579 / Psychic
Level 25
FennekinFennekin
#653 / Fire
Level 31
BraixenBraixen
#654 / Fire
Level 34
DelphoxDelphox
#655 / Fire · Psychic
Level 34
EspurrEspurr
#677 / Psychic
Level 25
Meowstic (Male)Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Level 25
Meowstic (Female)Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Level 25

Learnt by TM

ClefairyClefairy
#035 / Fairy
ClefableClefable
#036 / Fairy
NinetalesNinetales
#038 / Fire
PsyduckPsyduck
#054 / Water
GolduckGolduck
#055 / Water
AbraAbra
#063 / Psychic
KadabraKadabra
#064 / Psychic
AlakazamAlakazam
#065 / Psychic
SlowpokeSlowpoke
#079 / Water · Psychic
SlowbroSlowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
DrowzeeDrowzee
#096 / Psychic
HypnoHypno
#097 / Psychic
ExeggutorExeggutor
#103 / Grass · Psychic
StarmieStarmie
#121 / Water · Psychic
Mr. MimeMr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
JynxJynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
PorygonPorygon
#137 / Normal
MewtwoMewtwo
#150 / Psychic
MewMew
#151 / Psychic
CleffaCleffa
#173 / Fairy
TogepiTogepi
#175 / Fairy
TogeticTogetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
NatuNatu
#177 / Psychic · Flying
XatuXatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
EspeonEspeon
#196 / Psychic
SlowkingSlowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
GirafarigGirafarig
#203 / Normal · Psychic
Porygon2Porygon2
#233 / Normal
StantlerStantler
#234 / Normal
SmoochumSmoochum
#238 / Ice · Psychic
LugiaLugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
RaltsRalts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
KirliaKirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
GardevoirGardevoir
#282 / Psychic · Fairy
MedititeMeditite
#307 / Fighting · Psychic
MedichamMedicham
#308 / Fighting · Psychic
SpoinkSpoink
#325 / Psychic
GrumpigGrumpig
#326 / Psychic
LunatoneLunatone
#337 / Rock · Psychic
SolrockSolrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
BaltoyBaltoy
#343 / Ground · Psychic
ClaydolClaydol
#344 / Ground · Psychic
ChimechoChimecho
#358 / Psychic
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
ChinglingChingling
#433 / Psychic
BronzorBronzor
#436 / Steel · Psychic
BronzongBronzong
#437 / Steel · Psychic
Mime Jr.Mime Jr.
#439 / Psychic · Fairy
TogekissTogekiss
#468 / Fairy · Flying
Porygon-ZPorygon-Z
#474 / Normal
GalladeGallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
UxieUxie
#480 / Psychic
MespritMesprit
#481 / Psychic
AzelfAzelf
#482 / Psychic
CresseliaCresselia
#488 / Psychic
ArceusArceus
#493 / Normal
VictiniVictini
#494 / Psychic · Fire
MunnaMunna
#517 / Psychic
MusharnaMusharna
#518 / Psychic
WoobatWoobat
#527 / Psychic · Flying
SwoobatSwoobat
#528 / Psychic · Flying
AudinoAudino
#531 / Normal
SigilyphSigilyph
#561 / Psychic · Flying
GothitaGothita
#574 / Psychic
GothoritaGothorita
#575 / Psychic
GothitelleGothitelle
#576 / Psychic
SolosisSolosis
#577 / Psychic
DuosionDuosion
#578 / Psychic
ReuniclusReuniclus
#579 / Psychic
ElgyemElgyem
#605 / Psychic
BeheeyemBeheeyem
#606 / Psychic
Meloetta (Aria Forme)Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
FennekinFennekin
#653 / Fire
BraixenBraixen
#654 / Fire
DelphoxDelphox
#655 / Fire · Psychic
EspurrEspurr
#677 / Psychic
Meowstic (Male)Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Meowstic (Female)Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
AromatisseAromatisse
#683 / Fairy
MalamarMalamar
#687 / Dark · Psychic
SylveonSylveon
#700 / Fairy
KlefkiKlefki
#707 / Steel · Fairy
XerneasXerneas
#716 / Fairy
DiancieDiancie
#719 / Rock · Fairy
Hoopa (Hoopa Confined)Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
#720 / Psychic · Ghost
Hoopa (Hoopa Unbound)Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
#720 / Psychic · Dark