Psystrike in action

Psystrike is an offensive Psychic-type move. It is notable for the fact that its power stems from the user's Sp. Atk but inflicts physical damage, that is, it does damage according to the opponent's physical Defense. It is the signature move of Mewtwo, which learns the move at level 100. However, it could learn Psystrike at earlier levels through events.

Oddly, this move was introduced far from Mewtwo's first appearance, in Generation V, where it cannot be encountered normally. It is obtained only through trading.


Dex. Type Level
Psychic 100


Game(s) Description
Pokémon X and Y The user materializes an odd psychic wave to attack the target. This attack does physical damage.