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Psychic

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Psychic 90 100% 10 0 Special Single non-user

Description

Deals damage and has a 10% chance to lower the target's Special Defense by one stage.

Competitive Use

Psychic is the most powerful of all special Psychic-type moves without drawbacks. Even though it has great distribution since it's a Technical Machine, it doesn't see a lot of uses in competitive play outside of STAB, because it has fairly poor coverage. However, it is commonly used as a STAB move for Pokemon such as Reuniclus and Alakazam, filling this role perfectly due to its great power and accuracy. Some battlers prefer to forgo Psychic in favor of Psyshock, since it hits most special walls harder, such as the omnipresent Blissey; however, Psychic is the more common sight in competitive battling because of its greater Base Power. It also pairs up nicely with Focus Blast, which hits Steel- and Dark-types for super effective damage.

Related Moves

Psyshock and Psystrike are options similar in Base Power but target the foe's Defense instead of Special Defense.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Abra Psychic LC Synchronize / Inner Focus / Magic Guard 25 20 15 105 55 90 310
Alakazam Psychic OU Synchronize / Inner Focus / Magic Guard 55 50 45 135 85 120 490
Alomomola Water NU Healer / Hydration / Regenerator 165 75 80 40 45 65 470
Arceus-Bug Bug Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Dark Dark Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Dragon Dragon Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Electric Electric Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Fighting Fighting Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Fire Fire Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Flying Flying Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Ghost Ghost Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Grass Grass Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Ground Ground Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Ice Ice Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Normal Normal Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Poison Poison Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Psychic Psychic Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Rock Rock Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Steel Steel Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Water Water Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Ariados Bug / Poison NU Swarm / Insomnia / Sniper 70 90 70 60 60 40 390
Audino Normal NU Healer / Regenerator / Klutz 103 60 86 60 86 50 445
Azelf Psychic UU Levitate 75 125 70 125 70 115 580
Baltoy Ground / Psychic LC Levitate 40 40 55 40 70 55 300
Banette Ghost NU Insomnia / Frisk / Cursed Body 64 115 65 83 63 65 455
Beautifly Bug / Flying NU Swarm / Rivalry 60 70 50 90 50 65 385
Beheeyem Psychic NU Telepathy / Synchronize / Analytic 75 75 75 125 95 40 485
Blissey Normal OU Natural Cure / Serene Grace / Healer 255 10 10 75 135 55 540
Bronzong Steel / Psychic UU Levitate / Heatproof / Heavy Metal 67 89 116 79 116 33 500
Bronzor Steel / Psychic LC Levitate / Heatproof / Heavy Metal 57 24 86 24 86 23 300
Butterfree Bug / Flying NU Compoundeyes / Tinted Lens 60 45 50 80 80 70 385
Celebi Psychic / Grass OU Natural Cure 100 100 100 100 100 100 600
Chandelure Ghost / Fire UU Flash Fire / Flame Body / Shadow Tag 60 55 90 145 90 80 520
Chansey Normal BL Natural Cure / Serene Grace / Healer 250 5 5 35 105 50 450
Chimecho Psychic NU Levitate 65 50 70 95 80 65 425
Chingling Psychic LC Levitate 45 30 50 65 50 45 285
Claydol Ground / Psychic UU Levitate 60 70 105 70 120 75 500
Clefable Normal RU Cute Charm / Magic Guard / Unaware 95 70 73 85 90 60 473
Cleffa Normal LC Cute Charm / Magic Guard / Friend Guard 50 25 28 45 55 15 218
Cofagrigus Ghost UU Mummy 58 50 145 95 105 30 483
Corsola Water / Rock NU Hustle / Natural Cure / Regenerator 55 55 85 65 85 35 380
Cresselia Psychic BL2 Levitate 120 70 120 75 130 85 600
Darkrai Dark Uber Bad Dreams 70 90 90 135 90 125 600
Darmanitan Fire UU Sheer Force / Zen Mode 105 140 55 30 55 95 480
Darmanitan-Z Fire / Psychic Limbo Sheer Force / Zen Mode 105 30 105 140 105 55 540
Deoxys Psychic Uber Pressure 50 150 50 150 50 150 600
Deoxys-A Psychic Uber Pressure 50 180 20 180 20 150 600
Deoxys-D Psychic Uber Pressure 50 70 160 70 160 90 600
Deoxys-S Psychic Uber Pressure 50 95 90 95 90 180 600
Drifblim Ghost / Flying NU Aftermath / Unburden / Flare Boost 150 80 44 90 54 80 498
Drifloon Ghost / Flying LC Aftermath / Unburden / Flare Boost 90 50 34 60 44 70 348
Drowzee Psychic LC Insomnia / Forewarn / Inner Focus 60 48 45 43 90 42 328
Duosion Psychic NU Overcoat / Magic Guard / Regenerator 65 40 50 125 60 30 370
Dusclops Ghost UU Pressure 40 70 130 60 130 25 455
Dusknoir Ghost RU Pressure 45 100 135 65 135 45 525
Duskull Ghost LC Levitate 20 40 90 30 90 25 295
Dustox Bug / Poison NU Shield Dust / Compoundeyes 60 50 70 50 90 65 385
Electabuzz Electric NU Static / Vital Spirit 65 83 57 95 85 105 490
Electivire Electric RU Motor Drive / Vital Spirit 75 123 67 95 85 95 540
Elekid Electric LC Static / Vital Spirit 45 63 37 65 55 95 360
Elgyem Psychic LC Telepathy / Synchronize / Analytic 55 55 55 85 55 30 335
Espeon Psychic OU Synchronize / Magic Bounce 65 65 60 130 95 110 525
Exeggcute Grass / Psychic LC Chlorophyll / Harvest 60 40 80 60 45 40 325
Exeggutor Grass / Psychic NU Chlorophyll / Harvest 95 95 85 125 65 55 520
Frillish Water / Ghost LC Water Absorb / Cursed Body / Damp 55 40 50 65 85 40 335
Froslass Ice / Ghost BL Snow Cloak / Cursed Body 70 80 70 80 70 110 480
Gallade Psychic / Fighting RU Steadfast / Justified 68 125 65 65 115 80 518
Garbodor Poison NU Stench / Weak Armor / Aftermath 80 95 82 60 82 75 474
Gardevoir Psychic NU Synchronize / Trace / Telepathy 68 65 65 125 115 80 518
Gastly Ghost / Poison LC Levitate 30 35 30 100 35 80 310
Genesect Bug / Steel Uber Download 71 120 95 120 95 99 600
Gengar Ghost / Poison OU Levitate 60 65 60 130 75 110 500
Girafarig Normal / Psychic NU Inner Focus / Early Bird / Sap Sipper 70 80 65 90 65 85 455
Giratina Ghost / Dragon Uber Pressure / Telepathy 150 100 120 100 120 90 680
Giratina-O Ghost / Dragon Uber Levitate / Levitate 150 120 100 120 100 90 680
Golduck Water NU Damp / Cloud Nine / Swift Swim 80 82 78 95 80 85 500
Golett Ground / Ghost LC Iron Fist / Klutz / No Guard 59 74 50 35 50 35 303
Golurk Ground / Ghost NU Iron Fist / Klutz / No Guard 89 124 80 55 80 55 483
Gorebyss Water NU Swift Swim / Hydration 55 84 105 114 75 52 485
Gothita Psychic LC Frisk / Shadow Tag 45 30 50 55 65 45 290
Gothitelle Psychic BL Frisk / Shadow Tag 70 55 95 95 110 65 490
Gothorita Psychic NU Frisk / Shadow Tag 60 45 70 75 85 55 390
Grumpig Psychic NU Thick Fat / Own Tempo / Gluttony 80 45 65 90 110 80 470
Happiny Normal LC Natural Cure / Serene Grace / Friend Guard 100 5 5 15 65 30 220
Haunter Ghost / Poison NU Levitate 45 50 45 115 55 95 405
Ho-Oh Fire / Flying Uber Pressure / Regenerator 106 130 90 110 154 90 680
Honchkrow Dark / Flying UU Insomnia / Super Luck / Moxie 100 125 52 105 52 71 505
Hoothoot Normal / Flying LC Insomnia / Keen Eye / Tinted Lens 60 30 30 36 56 50 262
Hypno Psychic NU Insomnia / Forewarn / Inner Focus 85 73 70 73 115 67 483
Igglybuff Normal LC Cute Charm / Friend Guard 90 30 15 40 20 15 210
Jellicent Water / Ghost OU Water Absorb / Cursed Body / Damp 100 60 70 85 105 60 480
Jirachi Steel / Psychic OU Serene Grace 100 100 100 100 100 100 600
Jynx Ice / Psychic NU Oblivious / Forewarn / Dry Skin 65 50 35 115 95 95 455
Kadabra Psychic NU Synchronize / Inner Focus / Magic Guard 40 35 30 120 70 105 400
Kyurem Dragon / Ice BL Pressure 125 130 90 130 90 95 660
Lampent Ghost / Fire NU Flash Fire / Flame Body / Shadow Tag 60 40 60 95 60 55 370
Landorus Ground / Flying Uber Sand Force / Sheer Force 89 125 90 115 80 101 600
Lapras Water / Ice NU Water Absorb / Shell Armor / Hydration 130 85 80 85 95 60 535
Larvesta Bug / Fire LC Flame Body / Swarm 55 85 55 50 55 60 360
Latias Dragon / Psychic OU Levitate 80 80 90 110 130 110 600
Latios Dragon / Psychic OU Levitate 80 90 80 130 110 110 600
Litwick Ghost / Fire LC Flash Fire / Flame Body / Shadow Tag 50 30 55 65 55 20 275
Lucario Fighting / Steel OU Steadfast / Inner Focus / Justified 70 110 70 115 70 90 525
Lugia Psychic / Flying Uber Pressure / Multiscale 106 90 130 90 154 110 680
Lunatone Rock / Psychic NU Levitate 70 55 65 95 85 70 440
Magby Fire LC Flame Body / Vital Spirit 45 75 37 70 55 83 365
Magmar Fire NU Flame Body / Vital Spirit 65 95 57 100 85 93 495
Magmortar Fire RU Flame Body / Vital Spirit 75 95 67 125 95 83 540
Manaphy Water Uber Hydration 100 100 100 100 100 100 600
Medicham Fighting / Psychic RU Pure Power / Telepathy 60 60 75 60 75 80 410
Meloetta Normal / Psychic UU Serene Grace 100 77 77 128 128 90 600
Meloetta-P Normal / Fighting UU Serene Grace 100 128 90 77 77 128 600
Mesprit Psychic RU Levitate 80 105 105 105 105 80 580
Metagross Steel / Psychic OU Clear Body / Light Metal 80 135 130 95 90 70 600
Metang Steel / Psychic NU Clear Body / Light Metal 60 75 100 55 80 50 420
Mew Psychic UU Synchronize 100 100 100 100 100 100 600
Mewtwo Psychic Uber Pressure / Unnerve 106 110 90 154 90 130 680
Mime Jr. Psychic LC Soundproof / Filter / Technician 20 25 45 70 90 60 310
Misdreavus Ghost NU Levitate 60 60 60 85 85 85 435
Mismagius Ghost UU Levitate 60 60 60 105 105 105 495
Mothim Bug / Flying NU Swarm / Tinted Lens 70 94 50 94 50 66 424
Mr. Mime Psychic NU Soundproof / Filter / Technician 40 45 65 100 120 90 460
Munchlax Normal NU Pickup / Thick Fat / Gluttony 135 85 40 40 85 5 390
Munna Psychic LC Forewarn / Synchronize / Telepathy 76 25 45 67 55 24 292
Murkrow Dark / Flying NU Insomnia / Super Luck / Prankster 60 85 42 85 42 91 405
Musharna Psychic NU Forewarn / Synchronize / Telepathy 116 55 85 107 95 29 487
Natu Psychic / Flying NU Synchronize / Early Bird / Magic Bounce 40 50 45 70 45 70 320
Noctowl Normal / Flying NU Insomnia / Keen Eye / Tinted Lens 100 50 50 76 96 70 442
Octillery Water NU Suction Cups / Sniper / Moody 75 105 75 105 75 45 480
Politoed Water OU Water Absorb / Damp / Drizzle 90 75 75 90 100 70 500
Poliwag Water LC Water Absorb / Damp / Swift Swim 40 50 40 40 40 90 300
Poliwrath Water / Fighting RU Water Absorb / Damp / Swift Swim 90 85 95 70 90 70 500
Porygon Normal LC Trace / Download / Analytic 65 60 70 85 75 40 395
Porygon-Z Normal UU Adaptability / Download / Analytic 85 80 70 135 75 90 535
Porygon2 Normal UU Trace / Download / Analytic 85 80 90 105 95 60 515
Psyduck Water LC Damp / Cloud Nine / Swift Swim 50 52 48 65 50 55 320
Ralts Psychic LC Synchronize / Trace / Telepathy 28 25 25 45 35 40 198
Remoraid Water LC Hustle / Sniper / Moody 35 65 35 65 35 65 300
Reshiram Dragon / Fire Uber Turboblaze 100 120 100 150 120 90 680
Reuniclus Psychic OU Overcoat / Magic Guard / Regenerator 110 65 75 125 85 30 490
Sableye Dark / Ghost UU Keen Eye / Stall / Prankster 50 75 75 65 65 50 380
Shaymin Grass UU Natural Cure 100 100 100 100 100 100 600
Shaymin-S Grass / Flying Uber Serene Grace 100 103 75 120 75 127 600
Shuppet Ghost LC Insomnia / Frisk / Cursed Body 44 75 35 63 33 45 295
Sigilyph Psychic / Flying RU Wonder Skin / Magic Guard / Tinted Lens 72 58 80 103 80 97 490
Slowbro Water / Psychic UU Oblivious / Own Tempo / Regenerator 95 75 110 100 80 30 490
Slowking Water / Psychic RU Oblivious / Own Tempo / Regenerator 95 75 80 100 110 30 490
Slowpoke Water / Psychic LC Oblivious / Own Tempo / Regenerator 90 65 65 40 40 15 315
Smoochum Ice / Psychic LC Oblivious / Forewarn / Hydration 45 30 15 85 65 65 305
Snorlax Normal UU Immunity / Thick Fat / Gluttony 160 110 65 65 110 30 540
Solosis Psychic LC Overcoat / Magic Guard / Regenerator 45 30 40 105 50 20 290
Solrock Rock / Psychic NU Levitate 70 95 85 55 65 70 440
Spinarak Bug / Poison LC Swarm / Insomnia / Sniper 40 60 40 40 40 30 250
Spinda Normal NU Own Tempo / Tangled Feet / Contrary 60 60 60 60 60 60 360
Spiritomb Ghost / Dark RU Pressure / Infiltrator 50 92 108 92 108 35 485
Spoink Psychic LC Thick Fat / Own Tempo / Gluttony 60 25 35 70 80 60 330
Stantler Normal NU Intimidate / Frisk / Sap Sipper 73 95 62 85 65 85 465
Starmie Water / Psychic OU Illuminate / Natural Cure / Analytic 60 75 85 100 85 115 520
Staryu Water LC Illuminate / Natural Cure / Analytic 30 45 55 70 55 85 340
Swoobat Psychic / Flying NU Unaware / Klutz / Simple 67 57 55 77 55 114 425
Thundurus Electric / Flying Uber Prankster / Defiant 79 115 70 125 80 111 580
Togekiss Normal / Flying UU Hustle / Serene Grace / Super Luck 85 50 95 120 115 80 545
Togepi Normal LC Hustle / Serene Grace / Super Luck 35 20 65 40 65 20 245
Togetic Normal / Flying NU Hustle / Serene Grace / Super Luck 55 40 85 80 105 40 405
Tornadus Flying UU Prankster / Defiant 79 115 70 125 80 111 580
Umbreon Dark UU Synchronize / Inner Focus 95 65 110 60 130 65 525
Uxie Psychic RU Levitate 75 75 130 75 130 95 580
Venomoth Bug / Poison BL2 Shield Dust / Tinted Lens / Wonder Skin 70 65 60 90 75 90 450
Venonat Bug / Poison LC Compoundeyes / Tinted Lens / Run Away 60 55 50 40 55 45 305
Victini Psychic / Fire UU Victory Star 100 100 100 100 100 100 600
Volcarona Bug / Fire OU Flame Body / Swarm 85 60 65 135 105 100 550
Whimsicott Grass RU Prankster / Infiltrator / Chlorophyll 60 67 85 77 75 116 480
Wigglytuff Normal NU Cute Charm / Frisk 140 70 45 75 50 45 425
Woobat Psychic / Flying LC Unaware / Klutz / Simple 55 45 43 55 43 72 313
Wormadam Bug / Grass NU Anticipation / Overcoat 60 59 85 79 105 36 424
Wormadam-G Bug / Ground NU Anticipation / Overcoat 60 79 105 59 85 36 424
Wormadam-S Bug / Steel NU Anticipation / Overcoat 60 69 95 69 95 36 424
Xatu Psychic / Flying UU Synchronize / Early Bird / Magic Bounce 65 75 70 95 70 95 470
Yamask Ghost LC Mummy 38 30 85 55 65 30 303
Yanmega Bug / Flying UU Speed Boost / Tinted Lens / Frisk 86 76 86 116 56 95 515
Zekrom Dragon / Electric Uber Teravolt 100 150 120 120 100 90 680