Telekinesis (move)

Move data

Type Psychic
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy
PP 15  (max. 24)
Introduced Generation 5

Technical/Hidden Machine

Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
TM19

Effects

Telekinesis raises the target into the air for three turns, guaranteeing that all attacks against the target (except OHKO moves) will hit, regardless of Accuracy or Evasion.

The target gains the usual benefits of being raised, e.g. immunity to Ground-type moves. More details, including when Telekinesis can't be used, are in the glossary.

The effect is cancelled if the raised Pokémon is hit by Smack Down.

Z-Move effects

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

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Telekinesis
Japanese テレキネシス (Telekinesis)
German Telekinese
French Lévikinésie
Italian Telecinesi
Spanish Telequinesis

Game descriptions

Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The user makes the target float with its psychic power. The target is easier to hit for three turns.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user makes the target float with its psychic power. The target is easier to hit for three turns.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user makes the target float with its psychic power. The target is easier to hit for three turns.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Telekinesis 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.

Kadabra
#064 / Psychic
Level 33
Alakazam
#065 / Psychic
Level 33
Latios
#381 / Dragon · Psychic
Level 36
Munna
#517 / Psychic
Level 43
Gothita
#574 / Psychic
Level 40
Gothorita
#575 / Psychic
Level 43
Gothitelle
#576 / Psychic
Level 45

Learnt by move tutor

These Pokémon can learn Telekinesis from a move tutor in the games.

Raichu
Alolan Raichu
#026 / Electric · Psychic
Psyduck
#054 / Water
Golduck
#055 / Water
Abra
#063 / Psychic
Gastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Haunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Hypno
#097 / Psychic
Exeggutor
Alolan Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Dragon
Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Cleffa
#173 / Fairy
Togepi
#175 / Fairy
Togetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
Natu
#177 / Psychic · Flying
Xatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
Forretress
#205 / Bug · Steel
Lugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Celebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
Ralts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
Kirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
Shedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Solrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Shuppet
#353 / Ghost
Banette
#354 / Ghost
Duskull
#355 / Ghost
Metang
#375 / Steel · Psychic
Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Attack Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
Wormadam
Plant Cloak
#413 / Bug · Grass
Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
#413 / Bug · Ground
Wormadam
Trash Cloak
#413 / Bug · Steel
Spiritomb
#442 / Ghost · Dark
Probopass
#476 / Rock · Steel
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ghost
Rotom
Heat Rotom
#479 / Electric · Fire
Rotom
Wash Rotom
#479 / Electric · Water
Rotom
Frost Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ice
Rotom
Fan Rotom
#479 / Electric · Flying
Rotom
Mow Rotom
#479 / Electric · Grass
Uxie
#480 / Psychic
Azelf
#482 / Psychic
Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Giratina
Origin Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Arceus
#493 / Normal
Victini
#494 / Psychic · Fire
Munna
#517 / Psychic
Audino
#531 / Normal
Yamask
#562 / Ghost
Klink
#599 / Steel
Klang
#600 / Steel
Litwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Lampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Golett
#622 / Ground · Ghost
Golurk
#623 / Ground · Ghost
Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
Genesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
Braixen
#654 / Fire
Delphox
#655 / Fire · Psychic
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Inkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
Malamar
#687 / Dark · Psychic
Sylveon
#700 / Fairy
Carbink
#703 / Rock · Fairy
Phantump
#708 / Ghost · Grass
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Diancie
#719 / Rock · Fairy
Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
#720 / Psychic · Ghost
Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
#720 / Psychic · Dark
Cutiefly
#742 / Bug · Fairy
Ribombee
#743 / Bug · Fairy
Comfey
#764 / Fairy
Minior
Meteor Form
#774 / Rock · Flying
Mimikyu
#778 / Ghost · Fairy
Dhelmise
#781 / Ghost · Grass
Lunala
#792 / Psychic · Ghost
Nihilego
#793 / Rock · Poison
Stakataka
#805 / Rock · Steel