Elgyem

Elgyem is a Psychic type Pokémon introduced in Generation 5. It is known as the Cerebral Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 605
Type Psychic
Species Cerebral Pokémon
Height 0.5 m (1′08″)
Weight 9.0 kg (19.8 lbs)
Abilities 1. Telepathy
2. Synchronize
Analytic (hidden ability)
Local № 111 (Black/White)
188 (Black 2/White 2)
275 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
277 (Sword/Shield)

Training

EV yield 1 Special Attack
Catch rate 255 (33.3% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 67
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Human-Like
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 55
220 314
Attack 55
103 229
Defense 55
103 229
Sp. Atk 85
157 295
Sp. Def 55
103 229
Speed 30
58 174
Total 335 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Elgyem.

Evolution chart

(Level 42)

Elgyem changes

Pokédex entries

Black It uses its strong psychic power to squeeze its opponent’s brain, causing unendurable headaches.
White This Pokémon had never been seen until it appeared from far in the desert 50 years ago.
Black 2
White 2
Rumors of its origin are linked to a UFO crash site in the desert 50 years ago.
X
Omega Ruby
It uses its strong psychic power to squeeze its opponent’s brain, causing unendurable headaches.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
Rumors of its origin are linked to a UFO crash site in the desert 50 years ago.
Ultra Sun It controls tremendous psychic power. Most reports of alien sightings are actually just people mistaking Elgyem for an alien.
Ultra Moon This Pokémon is shrouded in mystery. It’s said to have appeared from a UFO that fell from the sky about 50 years ago.
Sword If this Pokémon stands near a TV, strange scenery will appear on the screen. That scenery is said to be from its home.
Shield This Pokémon was discovered about 50 years ago. Its highly developed brain enables it to exert its psychic powers.

Moves learned by Elgyem

Moves learnt by level up

Elgyem learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1ConfusionPsychicSpecial 50 100
1GrowlNormalStatus 100
6ImprisonPsychicStatus
12TeleportPsychicStatus
18PsybeamPsychicSpecial 65 100
24Guard SplitPsychicStatus
24Power SplitPsychicStatus
30HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100
36Zen HeadbuttPsychicPhysical 80 90
43RecoverNormalStatus
48Calm MindPsychicStatus
54Wonder RoomPsychicStatus
60PsychicPsychicSpecial 90 100

Egg moves

Elgyem learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Elgyem egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AstonishGhostPhysical 30 100
Destiny BondGhostStatus
DisableNormalStatus 100
Psych UpNormalStatus

Move Tutor moves

Elgyem can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sword & Shield from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Expanding ForcePsychicSpecial 80 100
Meteor BeamRockSpecial 120 90

Moves learnt by TM

Elgyem is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Elgyem is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by level up

Elgyem learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1ConfusionPsychicSpecial 50 100
4GrowlNormalStatus 100
8Heal BlockPsychicStatus 100
11Miracle EyePsychicStatus
15PsybeamPsychicSpecial 65 100
18HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100
22Hidden PowerNormalSpecial 60 100
25ImprisonPsychicStatus
29Simple BeamNormalStatus 100
32Zen HeadbuttPsychicPhysical 80 90
36Psych UpNormalStatus
39PsychicPsychicSpecial 90 100
43Calm MindPsychicStatus
46RecoverNormalStatus
50Guard SplitPsychicStatus
50Power SplitPsychicStatus
53SynchronoisePsychicSpecial 120 100
56Wonder RoomPsychicStatus

Egg moves

Elgyem learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Elgyem egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Ally SwitchPsychicStatus
AstonishGhostPhysical 30 100
BarrierPsychicStatus
Cosmic PowerPsychicStatus
DisableNormalStatus 100
Guard SwapPsychicStatus
Nasty PlotDarkStatus
Power SwapPsychicStatus
Skill SwapPsychicStatus
TeleportPsychicStatus

Move Tutor moves

Elgyem can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
After YouNormalStatus
Ally SwitchPsychicStatus
GravityPsychicStatus
Magic CoatPsychicStatus
Pain SplitNormalStatus
RecycleNormalStatus
Role PlayPsychicStatus
Shock WaveElectricSpecial 60
Signal BeamBugSpecial 75 100
Skill SwapPsychicStatus
SnatchDarkStatus
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
TelekinesisPsychicStatus
TrickPsychicStatus 100
UproarNormalSpecial 90 100
Wonder RoomPsychicStatus
Zen HeadbuttPsychicPhysical 80 90

Moves learnt by TM

Elgyem is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

Transfer-only moves

Elgyem can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
FlashNormalStatus 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM

Elgyem sprites

Type Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Elgyem  sprite from Black & White Elgyem  sprite from X & Y Elgyem  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Elgyem  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Elgyem Shiny sprite from Black & White Elgyem Shiny sprite from X & Y Elgyem Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Elgyem

Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Celestial Tower
X
Y
Trade/migrate from another game
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Route 121, Mt. Pyre
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Mount Hokulani
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Bridge Field, Motostoke Riverbank

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Elgyem
Japanese リグレー (Ligray)
German Pygraulon
French Lewsor

Name origin

L.G.M.
initials for ‘Little Green Man’ i.e. an alien