Psywave (move)

Move data

Type Psychic
Category   Special
Power
Accuracy 80
PP 15  (max. 24)
Introduced Generation 1

Technical/Hidden Machine

Red​/​Blue
Yellow
TM46

Effects

Psywave inflicts a random amount of HP damage, varying between 50% and 150% of the user's level. In other words, at level 100 the damage will be 50-150 HP.

The damage is typeless (not affected by type advantages/disadvantages) but it still does not affect Dark type Pokémon.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Psychium Z and uses its Z-Power, Psywave turns into Shattered Psyche and has base power 100.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Psywave
Japanese サイコウェーブ (Psycho Wave)
German Psywelle
French Vague Psy
Italian Psiconda
Spanish Psicoonda

Game descriptions

Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
An attack with variable power.
Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
Attacks with a psychic wave of varying intensity.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen The foe is attacked with an odd, hot energy wave that varies in intensity.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
The foe is attacked with an odd, hot energy wave. The attack varies in intensity.
Black​/​White The target is attacked with an odd psychic wave. The attack varies in intensity.
Black 2​/​White 2 The target is attacked with an odd psychic wave. The attack varies in intensity.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The target is attacked with an odd psychic wave. The attack varies in intensity.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The target is attacked with an odd psychic wave. The attack varies in intensity.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Psywave 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.

Staryu
#120 / Water
Level 13
Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 15
Mewtwo
#150 / Psychic
Level 1
Misdreavus
#200 / Ghost
Level 1
Spoink
#325 / Psychic
Level 7
Grumpig
#326 / Psychic
Level 1
Grumpig
#326 / Psychic
Level 7
Lunatone
#337 / Rock · Psychic
Level 13
Solrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Level 13
Chimecho
#358 / Psychic
Level 16
Latias
#380 / Dragon · Psychic
Level 1
Latios
#381 / Dragon · Psychic
Level 1
Mismagius
#429 / Ghost
Level 1
Bronzor
#436 / Steel · Psychic
Level 15
Bronzong
#437 / Steel · Psychic
Level 15
Munna
#517 / Psychic
Level 1
Sigilyph
#561 / Psychic · Flying
Level 8
Solosis
#577 / Psychic
Level 1
Duosion
#578 / Psychic
Level 1
Reuniclus
#579 / Psychic
Level 1
Inkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
Level 13
Malamar
#687 / Dark · Psychic
Level 13
Bruxish
#779 / Water · Psychic
Level 25
Tapu Lele
#786 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 8
Nihilego
#793 / Rock · Poison
Level 13

Learnt by breeding

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

Learnt in previous generations only

These Pokémon can only learn Psywave in previous games; check the respective Pokédex pages for full details.

Butterfree
#012 / Bug · Flying
Gen 1 — TM
Clefairy
#035 / Fairy
Gen 1 — TM
Clefable
#036 / Fairy
Gen 1 — TM
Jigglypuff
#039 / Normal · Fairy
Gen 1 — TM
Wigglytuff
#040 / Normal · Fairy
Gen 1 — TM
Venonat
#048 / Bug · Poison
Gen 1 — TM
Venomoth
#049 / Bug · Poison
Gen 1 — TM
Poliwag
#060 / Water
Gen 1 — TM
Poliwhirl
#061 / Water
Gen 1 — TM
Poliwrath
#062 / Water · Fighting
Gen 1 — TM
Abra
#063 / Psychic
Gen 1 — TM
Kadabra
#064 / Psychic
Gen 1 — TM
Alakazam
#065 / Psychic
Gen 1 — TM
Slowpoke
#079 / Water · Psychic
Gen 1 — TM
Slowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
Gen 1 — TM
Drowzee
#096 / Psychic
Gen 1 — TM
Hypno
#097 / Psychic
Gen 1 — TM
Exeggcute
#102 / Grass · Psychic
Gen 1 — TM
Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Psychic
Gen 1 — TM
Chansey
#113 / Normal
Gen 1 — TM
Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Gen 1 — TM
Electabuzz
#125 / Electric
Gen 1 — TM
Magmar
#126 / Fire
Gen 1 — TM
Lapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Gen 1 — TM
Porygon
#137 / Normal
Gen 1 — TM
Snorlax
#143 / Normal
Gen 1 — TM
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Gen 1 — TM