Essentials

Psycho Boost

Psychic special

Generation 3

Summary

Lowers the user's Special Attack by two stages after inflicting damage.

Damage Dealt

  • Bug 1
  • Dark 0
  • Dragon 1
  • Electric 1
  • Fairy 1
  • Fighting 2
  • Fire 1
  • Flying 1
  • Ghost 1
  • Grass 1
  • Ground 1
  • Ice 1
  • Normal 1
  • Poison 2
  • Psychic ½
  • Rock 1
  • Steel ½
  • Water 1

Stats

Power
140; percentile 95.2
Accuracy
90% ≈ 126.0 power
PP
5, up to 8 with PP Up PP Up
Target
Selected Pokémon
Effect chance
100
Priority
0 (normal)

Machines

Generation 3
Not a TM
Generation 4
Not a TM
Generation 5
Not a TM
Generation 6
Not a TM

Effect

Inflicts regular damage, then lowers the user's Special Attack by two stages.

Meta

This reflects how the games treat moves and may be somewhat idealistic.

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 3
Ruby, Sapphire

Allows a full-power attack, but sharply lowers SP. ATK.

Emerald

Allows a full-power attack, but sharply lowers SP. ATK.

FireRed, LeafGreen

An intense attack that also sharply reduces the user’s SP. ATK stat.

Generation 4
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver

The user attacks the foe at full power. The attack’s recoil sharply reduces the user’s Sp. Atk stat.

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

The user attacks the target at full power. The attack’s recoil harshly reduces the user’s Sp. Atk stat.

Generation 6
X, Y

The user attacks the target at full power. The attack’s recoil harshly lowers the user’s Sp. Atk stat.

Foreign Names

Japanese
サイコブースト (saikobuusuto)
Korean
사이코부스트
French
Psycho Boost
German
Psyschub
Spanish
Psicoataque
Italian
Psicoslancio
Czech
Psyzvýšení

Contests

Generation 3 Contest

Type
Smart
Appeal
♡♡♡♡♡♡
Jam
Flavor text
After this move, the user is more easily startled.
Use after
Use before
None

Generation 4 Super Contest

Type
Smart
Appeal
♡♡
Flavor text
Earn +3 if the Pokémon that just went hit max Voltage.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Similar moves

These moves all have the same effect as Psycho Boost.

Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Overheat Fire special 5 130 90%

Lowers the user's Special Attack by two stages after inflicting damage.

Leaf Storm Grass special 5 130 90%

Lowers the user's Special Attack by two stages after inflicting damage.

Draco Meteor Dragon special 5 130 90%

Lowers the user's Special Attack by two stages after inflicting damage.

Pokémon

Psychic Pokémon get STAB, and have their types highlighted in green.

Pokémon with higher Special Attack are more suited to Psycho Boost's special damage, and have the stat highlighted in green.

Ruby, Sapphire Emerald Colosseum
XD
FireRed, LeafGreen Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Level up: Learned when a Pokémon reaches a certain level.
45 45 89 89 89 Normal Deoxys Psychic Pressure genderless Undiscovered 50 150 50 150 50 150 600
45 89 89 89 Deoxys Attack Deoxys Psychic Pressure genderless Undiscovered 50 180 20 180 20 150 600
45 89 89 89 Deoxys Defense Deoxys Psychic Pressure genderless Undiscovered 50 70 160 70 160 90 600
45 89 89 89 Deoxys Speed Deoxys Psychic Pressure genderless Undiscovered 50 95 90 95 90 180 600

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