Type  Psychic
Category  Special
Power  Varies
Accuracy  100%
PP  10 (max. 16)
Priority  {{{priority}}}
The target is attacked with an odd psychic wave. The attack varies in intensity.
  • Does not make contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe
Self Ally
May affect anyone but the user

Psywave is an offensive Psychic-type move.

Psywave inflicts a random amount of damage, varying between 0.5× and 1.5× the user's level. The damage can be calculated using the following formula, where X is a randomly generated number between 0 and 1:

(X + 0.5) × User's level

The damage is always rounded down; however, Psywave will always deal at least 1 HP of damage.

Although Psywave is a Psychic-type move, its type does not alter the amount of damage it inflicts. It still cannot hit Dark-type Pokémon, however, except by using Miracle Eye.

Pokémon that learn Psywave

By leveling up

Pokémon Type Level
#092 Icon092 Misdreavus Ghost Unknown Start
#093 Icon093 Mismagius Ghost Unknown Start
#142 Icon142 Masking Psychic Unknown Start
#143 Icon143 Dramsama Psychic Ghost Start
#144 Icon144 Antarki Ghost Fire Start
#179 Icon179 Praseopunk Psychic Electric 23

By Breeding

Pokémon Type Father
#018 Icon018 Grozard Ground Unknown Icon092Icon093
#019 Icon019 Terlard Ground Dragon Icon092Icon093
#035 Icon035 Owten Normal Flying Icon144
#036 Icon036 Eshouten Normal Flying Icon144