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Psywave

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority
Psychic - 80% 15 0

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 stat (relative to its tier) to use other damaging moves. Plus, a 50-150 damage range is rather unreliable 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.

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 HP Atk Def Spc Spe BST
Alakazam Psychic OU 55 50 45 135 120 405
Butterfree Bug / Flying UU 60 45 50 80 70 305
Chansey Normal OU 250 5 5 105 50 415
Clefable Normal UU 95 70 73 85 60 383
Electabuzz Electric UU 65 83 57 85 105 395
Exeggutor Grass / Psychic OU 95 95 85 125 55 455
Gengar Ghost / Poison OU 60 65 60 130 110 425
Hypno Psychic UU 85 73 70 115 67 410
Jynx Ice / Psychic OU 65 50 35 95 95 340
Lapras Water / Ice OU 130 85 80 95 60 450
Magmar Fire UU 65 95 57 85 93 395
Mew Psychic Uber 100 100 100 100 100 500
Mewtwo Psychic Uber 106 110 90 154 130 590
Mr. Mime Psychic UU 40 45 65 100 90 340
Poliwrath Water / Fighting UU 90 85 95 70 70 410
Porygon Normal UU 65 60 70 75 40 310
Slowbro Water / Psychic OU 95 75 110 80 30 390
Snorlax Normal OU 160 110 65 65 30 430
Starmie Water / Psychic OU 60 75 85 100 115 435
Venomoth Bug / Poison UU 70 65 60 90 90 375
Wigglytuff Normal UU 140 70 45 50 45 350