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Psywave

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Psychic 1 80% 15 0 Special Single non-user

Description

Deals a set amount of damage equal to a random value between 0.5x and 1.5x the user's level, rounded down, but not less than 1 HP. Does not take type resistances or weaknesses into account, but cannot hit Dark-types. The calculation for the amount of damage dealt is as follows, where where X is a random number from 0 to 100:

Base Power = (user's level) * (X+50) / 100

Competitive Use

This move seems like it would function as a decent alternative to Seismic Toss or Night Shade for Pokemon that do not have those moves. The problem is that every Pokemon that gets this move has a decent enough Attack or Special Attack stat (relative to its tier) to use other damaging moves. Plus, a 50-150 damage range is rather unpredictable compared to the stability of Night Shade and Seismic Toss.

Related Moves

Psychic is a much more powerful option available to every Pokemon that learns Psywave.

Psyshock and Psystrike are much powerful options that target the foe's Defense stat instead of their Special Defense stat.

Night Shade and Seismic Toss are much more reliable options for set damage moves, dealing fixed damage based on the user's level.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Chimecho Psychic NU Levitate 65 50 70 95 80 65 425
Duosion Psychic NU Overcoat / Magic Guard / Regenerator 65 40 50 125 60 30 370
Gastly Ghost / Poison LC Levitate 30 35 30 100 35 80 310
Gengar Ghost / Poison OU Levitate 60 65 60 130 75 110 500
Grumpig Psychic NU Thick Fat / Own Tempo / Gluttony 80 45 65 90 110 80 470
Haunter Ghost / Poison NU Levitate 45 50 45 115 55 95 405
Koffing Poison LC Levitate 40 65 95 60 45 35 340
Latias Dragon / Psychic OU Levitate 80 80 90 110 130 110 600
Latios Dragon / Psychic OU Levitate 80 90 80 130 110 110 600
Lunatone Rock / Psychic NU Levitate 70 55 65 95 85 70 440
Misdreavus Ghost NU Levitate 60 60 60 85 85 85 435
Mismagius Ghost UU Levitate 60 60 60 105 105 105 495
Munna Psychic LC Forewarn / Synchronize / Telepathy 76 25 45 67 55 24 292
Musharna Psychic NU Forewarn / Synchronize / Telepathy 116 55 85 107 95 29 487
Reuniclus Psychic OU Overcoat / Magic Guard / Regenerator 110 65 75 125 85 30 490
Sigilyph Psychic / Flying RU Wonder Skin / Magic Guard / Tinted Lens 72 58 80 103 80 97 490
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
Spoink Psychic LC Thick Fat / Own Tempo / Gluttony 60 25 35 70 80 60 330
Weezing Poison NU Levitate 65 90 120 85 70 60 490