Essentials

Psywave

Psychic special

Generation 1

Summary

Inflicts damage between 50% and 150% of the user's level.

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
* (no fixed power)
Accuracy
100%
PP
15, up to 24 with PP Up PP Up
Target
Selected Pokémon
Effect chance
n/a
Priority
0 (normal)

Machines

Generation 1
TM46
Generation 2
Not a TM
Generation 3
Not a TM
Generation 4
Not a TM
Generation 5
Not a TM
Generation 6
Not a TM

Effect

Inflicts typeless damage between 50% and 150% of the user's level, selected at random in increments of 10%.

Meta

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

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 2
Gold, Silver, Crystal

An attack with variable power.

Generation 3
Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald

Attacks with a psychic wave of varying intensity.

FireRed, LeafGreen

The foe is attacked with an odd, hot energy wave that varies in intensity.

Generation 4
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver

The foe is attacked with an odd, hot energy wave. The attack varies in intensity.

Generation 5
Black, White

The target is attacked with an odd psychic wave. The attack varies in intensity.

Black 2, White 2

The target is attacked with an odd psychic wave. The attack varies in intensity.

Generation 6
X, Y

The target is attacked with an odd psychic wave. The attack varies in intensity.

Foreign Names

Spanish
Psicoonda
Czech
Psy-vlna
Italian
Psiconda
German
Psywelle
French
Vague Psy
Japanese
サイコウェーブ (saikoweebu)

Contests

Generation 3 Contest

Type
Smart
Appeal
♡♡
Jam
Flavor text
Badly startles all Pokémon that made good appeals.
Use after
Use before
None

Generation 4 Super Contest

Type
Smart
Appeal
♡♡♡
Flavor text
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Similar moves

No other moves have the same effect as Psywave.

Pokémon

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

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

Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Black, White Black 2, White 2 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.
15 15 Mr. Mime Psychic Fairy Soundproof
Filter
Technician
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 40 45 65 100 120 90 460
Misdreavus Ghost Levitate ½ male, ½ female Amorphous 60 60 60 85 85 85 435
Mismagius Ghost Levitate ½ male, ½ female Amorphous 60 60 60 105 105 105 495
7 7 7 7 7 Spoink Psychic Thick Fat
Own Tempo
Gluttony
½ male, ½ female Field 60 25 35 70 80 60 330
Grumpig Psychic Thick Fat
Own Tempo
Gluttony
½ male, ½ female Field 80 45 65 90 110 80 470
25 23 23 17 17 Lunatone Rock Psychic Levitate genderless Mineral 70 55 65 95 85 70 440
25 23 23 17 17 Solrock Rock Psychic Levitate genderless Mineral 70 95 85 55 65 70 440
30 30 30 30 30 Chimecho Psychic Levitate ½ male, ½ female Amorphous 65 50 70 95 80 65 425
Latias Dragon Psychic Levitate always female Undiscovered 80 80 90 110 130 110 600
Latios Dragon Psychic Levitate always male Undiscovered 80 90 80 130 110 110 600
15 15 Bronzor Steel Psychic Levitate
Heatproof
Heavy Metal
genderless Mineral 57 24 86 24 86 23 300
15 15 Bronzong Steel Psychic Levitate
Heatproof
Heavy Metal
genderless Mineral 67 89 116 79 116 33 500
Munna Psychic Forewarn
Synchronize
Telepathy
½ male, ½ female Field 76 25 45 67 55 24 292
8 8 8 Sigilyph Psychic Flying Wonder Skin
Magic Guard
Tinted Lens
½ male, ½ female Flying 72 58 80 103 80 97 490
Solosis Psychic Overcoat
Magic Guard
Regenerator
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 45 30 40 105 50 20 290
Duosion Psychic Overcoat
Magic Guard
Regenerator
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 65 40 50 125 60 30 370
Reuniclus Psychic Overcoat
Magic Guard
Regenerator
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 110 65 75 125 85 30 490
13 Inkay Dark Psychic Contrary
Suction Cups
Infiltrator
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Water 2
53 54 53 37 46 45 288
13 Malamar Dark Psychic Contrary
Suction Cups
Infiltrator
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Water 2
86 92 88 68 75 73 482
Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Black, White Black 2, White 2 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Egg: Appears on a newly-hatched Pokémon, if the father had the same move.
• • • • • • Gastly Ghost Poison Levitate ½ male, ½ female Amorphous 30 35 30 100 35 80 310
• • • • • • Koffing Poison Levitate ½ male, ½ female Amorphous 40 65 95 60 45 35 340
Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Black, White Black 2, White 2 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Machine: Can be taught at any time by using a TM or HM.
46 Butterfree Bug Flying Compound Eyes
Tinted Lens
½ male, ½ female Bug 60 45 50 90 80 70 395
46 Clefairy Fairy Cute Charm
Magic Guard
Friend Guard
¼ male, ¾ female Fairy 70 45 48 60 65 35 323
46 Clefable Fairy Cute Charm
Magic Guard
Unaware
¼ male, ¾ female Fairy 95 70 73 95 90 60 483
46 Jigglypuff Normal Fairy Cute Charm
Competitive
Friend Guard
¼ male, ¾ female Fairy 115 45 20 45 25 20 270
46 Wigglytuff Normal Fairy Cute Charm
Competitive
Frisk
¼ male, ¾ female Fairy 140 70 45 85 50 45 435
46 Venonat Bug Poison Compound Eyes
Tinted Lens
Run Away
½ male, ½ female Bug 60 55 50 40 55 45 305
46 Venomoth Bug Poison Shield Dust
Tinted Lens
Wonder Skin
½ male, ½ female Bug 70 65 60 90 75 90 450
46 Poliwag Water Water Absorb
Damp
Swift Swim
½ male, ½ female Water 1 40 50 40 40 40 90 300
46 Poliwhirl Water Water Absorb
Damp
Swift Swim
½ male, ½ female Water 1 65 65 65 50 50 90 385
46 Poliwrath Water Fighting Water Absorb
Damp
Swift Swim
½ male, ½ female Water 1 90 95 95 70 90 70 510
46 Abra Psychic Synchronize
Inner Focus
Magic Guard
¾ male, ¼ female Human-Like 25 20 15 105 55 90 310
46 Kadabra Psychic Synchronize
Inner Focus
Magic Guard
¾ male, ¼ female Human-Like 40 35 30 120 70 105 400
46 Alakazam Psychic Synchronize
Inner Focus
Magic Guard
¾ male, ¼ female Human-Like 55 50 45 135 95 120 500
46 Slowpoke Water Psychic Oblivious
Own Tempo
Regenerator
½ male, ½ female Monster
Water 1
90 65 65 40 40 15 315
46 Slowbro Water Psychic Oblivious
Own Tempo
Regenerator
½ male, ½ female Monster
Water 1
95 75 110 100 80 30 490
46 Gastly Ghost Poison Levitate ½ male, ½ female Amorphous 30 35 30 100 35 80 310
46 Haunter Ghost Poison Levitate ½ male, ½ female Amorphous 45 50 45 115 55 95 405
46 Gengar Ghost Poison Levitate ½ male, ½ female Amorphous 60 65 60 130 75 110 500
46 Drowzee Psychic Insomnia
Forewarn
Inner Focus
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 60 48 45 43 90 42 328
46 Hypno Psychic Insomnia
Forewarn
Inner Focus
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 85 73 70 73 115 67 483
46 Exeggcute Grass Psychic Chlorophyll
Harvest
½ male, ½ female Grass 60 40 80 60 45 40 325
46 Exeggutor Grass Psychic Chlorophyll
Harvest
½ male, ½ female Grass 95 95 85 125 65 55 520
46 Chansey Normal Natural Cure
Serene Grace
Healer
always female Fairy 250 5 5 35 105 50 450
46 Staryu Water Illuminate
Natural Cure
Analytic
genderless Water 3 30 45 55 70 55 85 340
46 Starmie Water Psychic Illuminate
Natural Cure
Analytic
genderless Water 3 60 75 85 100 85 115 520
46 Mr. Mime Psychic Fairy Soundproof
Filter
Technician
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 40 45 65 100 120 90 460
46 Jynx Ice Psychic Oblivious
Forewarn
Dry Skin
always female Human-Like 65 50 35 115 95 95 455
46 Electabuzz Electric Static
Vital Spirit
¾ male, ¼ female Human-Like 65 83 57 95 85 105 490
46 Magmar Fire Flame Body
Vital Spirit
¾ male, ¼ female Human-Like 65 95 57 100 85 93 495
46 Lapras Water Ice Water Absorb
Shell Armor
Hydration
½ male, ½ female Monster
Water 1
130 85 80 85 95 60 535
46 Porygon Normal Trace
Download
Analytic
genderless Mineral 65 60 70 85 75 40 395
46 Snorlax Normal Immunity
Thick Fat
Gluttony
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster 160 110 65 65 110 30 540
46 Mewtwo Psychic Pressure
Unnerve
genderless Undiscovered 106 110 90 154 90 130 680
46 Mew Psychic Synchronize genderless Undiscovered 100 100 100 100 100 100 600

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