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Pokémon GO Shinx Community Day Move: Psychic Fangs Explained

Pokémon GO trainers want to know everything they can about the new Community Day move: Psychic Fangs.
Pokémon GO trainers want to know everything they can about the new Community Day move: Psychic Fangs. / Niantic Labs

Pokémon GO trainers want to know everything they can about the new Community Day move: Psychic Fangs.

Niantic Labs announced that trainers who took part in the November 2021 Community Day would obtain a Luxray that knew the charged move Psychic Fangs. This excited trainers, as Luxray has a particularly small move pool with three quick and charged moves to its name. Another charged move would be the perfect addition for this electric-type… If only trainers knew how it performed.

Here’s everything you need to know about Psychic Fangs.

Pokémon GO Psychic Fangs Explained

Psychic Fangs is a psychic-type charged move that has a 100% chance of lowering the defense stat of its target by one stage. It has the following stats in PvE:

  • Base Damage: 30
  • Damage Per Second (DPS): 25
  • Damage Per Energy (DPE): 0.91
  • Charge Bars: 3
  • Cooldown Time: 1.20 seconds

In PvP, its base damage changes to 40, charge energy becomes 35, and its DPE becomes 1.14.

We don’t recommend trainers pick up Psychic Fangs for their Luxray, however. While it is a unique addition to Luxray’s move pool, it is immediately outclassed by the Pokémon’s electric-type charged move Wild Charge.

Not only does Wild Charge benefit from Luxray’s Same-Type Attack Bonus (STAB) 20% damage boost, it also just does more DPS than Psychic Fangs while costing less energy.

Trainers can find Shinx, Luxio, and Luxray during their Community Day feature today, Nov. 21. Shinx can be evolved into Luxio and Luxray using 25 and 100 candies, respectively.