Essentials

Psybeam

Psychic special

Generation 1

Summary

Has a 10% chance to confuse the target.

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
65; percentile 42.5
Accuracy
100%
PP
20, up to 32 with PP Up PP Up
Target
Selected Pokémon
Effect chance
10
Priority
0 (normal)

Machines

Generation 1
Not a TM
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 regular damage. Has a 10% chance to confuse the target.

Meta

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

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 2
Gold, Silver, Crystal

An attack that may confuse the foe.

Generation 3
Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald

Fires a peculiar ray that may confuse the foe.

FireRed, LeafGreen

A peculiar ray is shot at the foe. It may leave the foe confused.

Generation 4
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver

The foe is attacked with a peculiar ray. It may also leave the target confused.

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

The target is attacked with a peculiar ray. It may also cause confusion.

Generation 6
X, Y

The target is attacked with a peculiar ray. This may also leave the target confused.

Foreign Names

Spanish
Psicorrayo
German
Psystrahl
Italian
Psicoraggio
Czech
Psychický paprsek
French
Rafale Psy
Japanese
サイケこうせん (saikekousen)

Contests

Generation 3 Contest

Type
Beauty
Appeal
♡♡♡
Jam
Flavor text
Scrambles up the order of appeals on the next turn.
Use after
Use before
None

Generation 4 Super Contest

Type
Beauty
Appeal
♡♡
Flavor text
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs first in the turn.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Similar moves

These moves all have the same effect as Psybeam.

Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Confusion Psychic special 25 50 100%

Has a 10% chance to confuse the target.

Dizzy Punch Normal physical 10 70 100%

Has a 20% chance to confuse the target.

Dynamic Punch Fighting physical 5 100 50%

Has a 100% chance to confuse the target.

Signal Beam Bug special 15 75 100%

Has a 10% chance to confuse the target.

Water Pulse Water special 20 60 100%

Has a 20% chance to confuse the target.

Rock Climb Normal physical 20 90 85%

Has a 20% chance to confuse the target.

Pokémon

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

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

Red, Blue Yellow Generation 2 Generation 3 Diamond, Pearl Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver
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.
32 34 34 34 24 24 24 24 24 Butterfree Bug Flying Compound Eyes
Tinted Lens
½ male, ½ female Bug 60 45 50 90 80 70 395
35 35 33 33 25 25 25 25 25 Venonat Bug Poison Compound Eyes
Tinted Lens
Run Away
½ male, ½ female Bug 60 55 50 40 55 45 305
38 38 36 36 25 25 25 25 25 Venomoth Bug Poison Shield Dust
Tinted Lens
Wonder Skin
½ male, ½ female Bug 70 65 60 90 75 90 450
27 27 21 21 24 24 28 28 28 Kadabra Psychic Synchronize
Inner Focus
Magic Guard
¾ male, ¼ female Human-Like 40 35 30 120 70 105 400
27 27 21 21 24 24 28 28 28 Alakazam Psychic Synchronize
Inner Focus
Magic Guard
¾ male, ¼ female Human-Like 55 50 45 135 95 120 500
28 Alakazam Mega Alakazam Psychic Trace ¾ male, ¼ female Human-Like 55 50 65 175 95 150 590
26 26 25 25 25 Drowzee Psychic Insomnia
Forewarn
Inner Focus
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 60 48 45 43 90 42 328
28 28 25 25 25 Hypno Psychic Insomnia
Forewarn
Inner Focus
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 85 73 70 73 115 67 483
25 25 25 25 25 Mime Jr. Psychic Fairy Soundproof
Filter
Technician
½ male, ½ female Undiscovered 20 25 45 70 90 60 310
36 29 25 25 25 25 25 Mr. Mime Psychic Fairy Soundproof
Filter
Technician
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 40 45 65 100 120 90 460
36 36 36 36 36 21 20 Espeon Psychic Synchronize
Magic Bounce
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 65 65 60 130 95 110 525
23 23 12 12 7 7 7 7 7 Porygon Normal Trace
Download
Analytic
genderless Mineral 65 60 70 85 75 40 395
12 12 7 7 7 7 7 Porygon2 Normal Trace
Download
Analytic
genderless Mineral 85 80 90 105 95 60 515
7 7 7 7 7 Porygon-Z Normal Adaptability
Download
Analytic
genderless Mineral 85 80 70 135 75 90 535
27 30 23 23 28 28 28 Misdreavus Ghost Levitate ½ male, ½ female Amorphous 60 60 60 85 85 85 435
41 43 19 19 19 19 19 Girafarig Normal Psychic Inner Focus
Early Bird
Sap Sipper
½ male, ½ female Field 70 80 65 90 65 85 455
22 22 10 10 10 10 10 Remoraid Water Hustle
Sniper
Moody
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Water 2
35 65 35 65 35 65 300
22 22 Octillery Water Suction Cups
Sniper
Moody
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Water 2
75 105 75 105 75 45 480
Mantine Water Flying Swift Swim
Water Absorb
Water Veil
½ male, ½ female Water 1 65 40 70 80 140 70 465
24 24 24 24 24 24 Dustox Bug Poison Shield Dust
Compound Eyes
½ male, ½ female Bug 60 50 70 50 90 65 385
16 14 14 14 14 14 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
16 19 19 19 19 19 Spinda Normal Own Tempo
Tangled Feet
Contrary
½ male, ½ female Field
Human-Like
60 60 60 60 60 60 360
11 11 11 15 13 13 Baltoy Ground Psychic Levitate genderless Mineral 40 40 55 40 70 55 300
11 11 11 15 13 13 Claydol Ground Psychic Levitate genderless Mineral 60 70 105 70 120 75 500
17 15 18 18 18 18 Kecleon Normal Color Change
Protean
½ male, ½ female Field 60 90 70 60 120 40 440
32 32 32 32 32 Plant Wormadam Bug Grass Anticipation
Overcoat
always female Bug 60 59 85 79 105 36 424
32 32 32 32 32 Wormadam Sandy Wormadam Bug Ground Anticipation
Overcoat
always female Bug 60 79 105 59 85 36 424
32 32 32 32 32 Wormadam Trash Wormadam Bug Steel Anticipation
Overcoat
always female Bug 60 69 95 69 95 36 424
32 32 32 32 32 Mothim Bug Flying Swarm
Tinted Lens
always male Bug 70 94 50 94 50 66 424
11 11 11 Munna Psychic Forewarn
Synchronize
Telepathy
½ male, ½ female Field 76 25 45 67 55 24 292
Musharna Psychic Forewarn
Synchronize
Telepathy
½ male, ½ female Field 116 55 85 107 95 29 487
18 18 18 Sigilyph Psychic Flying Wonder Skin
Magic Guard
Tinted Lens
½ male, ½ female Flying 72 58 80 103 80 97 490
16 16 16 Gothita Psychic Frisk
Competitive
Shadow Tag
¼ male, ¾ female Human-Like 45 30 50 55 65 45 290
16 16 16 Gothorita Psychic Frisk
Competitive
Shadow Tag
¼ male, ¾ female Human-Like 60 45 70 75 85 55 390
16 16 16 Gothitelle Psychic Frisk
Competitive
Shadow Tag
¼ male, ¾ female Human-Like 70 55 95 95 110 65 490
15 15 15 Elgyem Psychic Telepathy
Synchronize
Analytic
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 55 55 55 85 55 30 335
15 15 15 Beheeyem Psychic Telepathy
Synchronize
Analytic
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 75 75 75 125 95 40 485
31 31 31 Aria Meloetta Normal Psychic Serene Grace genderless Undiscovered 100 77 77 128 128 90 600
31 31 31 Meloetta Pirouette Meloetta Normal Fighting Serene Grace genderless Undiscovered 100 128 90 77 77 128 600
17 Fennekin Fire Blaze
Magician
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 40 45 40 62 60 60 307
18 Braixen Fire Blaze
Magician
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 59 59 58 90 70 73 409
18 Delphox Fire Psychic Blaze
Magician
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 75 69 72 114 100 104 534
17 Vivillon Bug Flying Shield Dust
Compound Eyes
Friend Guard
½ male, ½ female Bug 80 52 50 90 50 89 411
17 Espurr Psychic Keen Eye
Infiltrator
Own Tempo
½ male, ½ female Field 62 48 54 63 60 68 355
17 Male Meowstic Psychic Keen Eye
Infiltrator
Prankster
½ male, ½ female Field 74 48 76 83 81 104 466
17 Meowstic Female Meowstic Psychic Keen Eye
Infiltrator
Competitive
½ male, ½ female Field 74 48 76 83 81 104 466
21 Inkay Dark Psychic Contrary
Suction Cups
Infiltrator
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Water 2
53 54 53 37 46 45 288
21 Malamar Dark Psychic Contrary
Suction Cups
Infiltrator
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Water 2
86 92 88 68 75 73 482
Red, Blue Yellow Generation 2 Generation 3 Diamond, Pearl Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver
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.
• • • • • • • Paras Bug Grass Effect Spore
Dry Skin
Damp
½ male, ½ female Bug
Grass
35 70 55 45 55 25 285
• • • • • • • Psyduck Water Damp
Cloud Nine
Swift Swim
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Field
50 52 48 65 50 55 320
• • • • • • • Koffing Poison Levitate ½ male, ½ female Amorphous 40 65 95 60 45 35 340
• • • • • • • Goldeen Water Swift Swim
Water Veil
Lightning Rod
½ male, ½ female Water 2 45 67 60 35 50 63 320
• • • • • • • Ledyba Bug Flying Swarm
Early Bird
Rattled
½ male, ½ female Bug 40 20 30 40 80 55 265
• • • • • • • Spinarak Bug Poison Swarm
Insomnia
Sniper
½ male, ½ female Bug 40 60 40 40 40 30 250
• • • • • Chinchou Water Electric Volt Absorb
Illuminate
Water Absorb
½ male, ½ female Water 2 75 38 38 56 56 67 330
• • • • • • Surskit Bug Water Swift Swim
Rain Dish
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Bug
40 30 32 50 52 65 269
• • • • • Finneon Water Swift Swim
Storm Drain
Water Veil
½ male, ½ female Water 2 49 49 56 49 61 66 330

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