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 1′08″ (0.5 m)
Weight 19.8 lbs (9.0 kg)
Abilities 1. Telepathy
2. Synchronize
Analytic (hidden ability)
Local № 111 (Black/White)
188 (Black 2/White 2)
275 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)

Training

EV yield 1 Special Attack
Catch rate 255 (33.3% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (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)

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.

Moves learned by Elgyem

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.
1ConfusionPsychic 50 100
4GrowlNormal 100
8Heal BlockPsychic
11Miracle EyePsychic
15PsybeamPsychic 65 100
18HeadbuttNormal 70 100
22Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
25ImprisonPsychic
29Simple BeamNormal 100
32Zen HeadbuttPsychic 80 90
36Psych UpNormal
39PsychicPsychic 90 100
43Calm MindPsychic
46RecoverNormal
50Guard SplitPsychic
50Power SplitPsychic
53SynchronoisePsychic 120 100
56Wonder RoomPsychic

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 SwitchPsychic
AstonishGhost 30 100
BarrierPsychic
Cosmic PowerPsychic
DisableNormal 100
Guard SwapPsychic
Nasty PlotDark
Power SwapPsychic
Skill SwapPsychic
TeleportPsychic

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 YouNormal
Ally SwitchPsychic
GravityPsychic
Magic CoatPsychic
Pain SplitNormal
RecycleNormal
Role PlayPsychic
Shock WaveElectric 60
Signal BeamBug 75 100
Skill SwapPsychic
SnatchDark
SnoreNormal 50 100
TelekinesisPsychic
TrickPsychic 100
UproarNormal 90 100
Wonder RoomPsychic
Zen HeadbuttPsychic 80 90

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
3PsyshockPsychic 80 100
4Calm MindPsychic
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
16Light ScreenPsychic
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
20SafeguardNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
24ThunderboltElectric 90 100
27ReturnNormal 100
29PsychicPsychic 90 100
30Shadow BallGhost 80 100
32Double TeamNormal
33ReflectPsychic
39Rock TombRock 60 95
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
49Echoed VoiceNormal 40 100
51Steel WingSteel 70 90
53Energy BallGrass 90 100
57Charge BeamElectric 50 90
63EmbargoDark 100
73Thunder WaveElectric 90
77Psych UpNormal
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
85Dream EaterPsychic 100 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
92Trick RoomPsychic
97Dark PulseDark 80 100
100ConfideNormal

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
FlashNormal 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1ConfusionPsychic 50 100
4GrowlNormal 100
8Heal BlockPsychic
11Miracle EyePsychic
15PsybeamPsychic 65 100
18HeadbuttNormal 70 100
22Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
25ImprisonPsychic
29Simple BeamNormal 100
32Zen HeadbuttPsychic 80 90
36Psych UpNormal
39PsychicPsychic 90 100
43Calm MindPsychic
46RecoverNormal
50Guard SplitPsychic
50Power SplitPsychic
53SynchronoisePsychic 120 100
56Wonder RoomPsychic

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Ally SwitchPsychic
AstonishGhost 30 100
BarrierPsychic
Cosmic PowerPsychic
DisableNormal 100
Guard SwapPsychic
Nasty PlotDark
Power SwapPsychic
Skill SwapPsychic
TeleportPsychic

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
3PsyshockPsychic 80 100
4Calm MindPsychic
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
16Light ScreenPsychic
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
20SafeguardNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
24ThunderboltElectric 90 100
27ReturnNormal 100
29PsychicPsychic 90 100
30Shadow BallGhost 80 100
32Double TeamNormal
33ReflectPsychic
39Rock TombRock 60 95
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
49Echoed VoiceNormal 40 100
51Steel WingSteel 70 90
53Energy BallGrass 90 100
57Charge BeamElectric 50 90
63EmbargoDark 100
73Thunder WaveElectric 90
77Psych UpNormal
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
85Dream EaterPsychic 100 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
92Trick RoomPsychic
97Dark PulseDark 80 100
100ConfideNormal

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 Sun & Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
FlashNormal 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM

Elgyem sprites

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

Other languages

English 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