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Psycho Shift

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

Description

If the user has a status ailment, and the target does not, then that status ailment is transferred to the target, curing the user and inflicting the target with the status. Does not transfer temporary status such as confusion. If the user does not have a status, the target already has a status, or the target is not susceptible to the user's status, the move will fail. If the target has an ability that activates in response to the status, then the Psycho Shift user is only cured after that ability has been activated. Psycho Shift does not activate the ability Synchronize.

Competitive Use

Psycho Shift is a very unfortunate move, requiring the user to have the same status that it wants to inflict on its opponent. Using a status orb is almost required to use this move with any consistent amount of effectiveness. Cresselia can use its massive bulk to spread burns in this way, but it is pretty pointless to use this convoluted tactic when so many other Pokemon have Will-O-Wisp. However, Sigilyph can use Psycho Shift very effectively due to Magic Guard protecting it from burn and poison damage from Flame Orb and Toxic Orb. It uses Psycho Shift to burn physical attackers, rendering them helpless as it sets up using Calm Mind or Cosmic Power.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Cresselia Psychic BL2 Levitate 120 70 120 75 130 85 600
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
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
Latias Dragon / Psychic OU Levitate 80 80 90 110 130 110 600
Latios Dragon / Psychic OU Levitate 80 90 80 130 110 110 600
Murkrow Dark / Flying NU Insomnia / Super Luck / Prankster 60 85 42 85 42 91 405
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
Sigilyph Psychic / Flying RU Wonder Skin / Magic Guard / Tinted Lens 72 58 80 103 80 97 490
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
Xatu Psychic / Flying UU Synchronize / Early Bird / Magic Bounce 65 75 70 95 70 95 470