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Kinesis

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Psychic - 80% 15 0 - Single non-user

Description

Lowers the target's accuracy by one stage. Pokemon protected by Magic Coat or the ability Magic Bounce are unaffected and instead use this move themselves.

Competitive Use

An exclusive move from Alakazam's line, which thanks to poor distribution is not very well known. The effect is not particularly useful in most competitive matches because reducing the foe's accuracy is not a reliable strategy, as the opponent can simply switch out to negate the effect. The majority of players would prefer to incapacitate a foe completely (inducing sleep, for example) or simply use a set-up move. Finally, with the imperfect accuracy, it is outclassed by several other similar moves like Flash and Sand-Attack. You shouldn't use this.

Related Moves

Sand-Attack is a Ground-type equivalent.

Flash is a Normal-type equivalent.

SmokeScreen is a Normal-type equivalent.

Mud-Slap deals damage along with lowering the opponent's accuracy one stage.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Alakazam Psychic OU Synchronize / Inner Focus / Magic Guard 55 50 45 135 85 120 490
Kadabra Psychic NU Synchronize / Inner Focus / Magic Guard 40 35 30 120 70 105 400