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 by the various move tutors in the games.

Raichu
Alolan Raichu
#026 / Electric · Psychic
Exeggutor
Alolan Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Dragon
Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Shedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
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
Froslass
#478 / Ice · 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
Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Giratina
Origin Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Klink
#599 / Steel
Klang
#600 / Steel
Litwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Lampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
Genesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Inkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
Carbink
#703 / Rock · Fairy
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
Minior
Meteor Form
#774 / Rock · Flying