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Psyche Up is a recurring skill in the Dragon Quest series.


increases tension by one level.


Dragon Quest VIII

Making its debut, Psyche Up is a command selectable from the battle menu, available to all party members. It is also used by Mischievous moles, Hammerhoods, Spiked hares, Brownies, Hoods, Witches, Buffalo wings, Mad moles, Bomboulders, Hoodlums, Jackal rippers, Golems, Hellhounds, Ice queens, Stone golems, Dark dullahans, Buffalogres, Dullahans, Heavy hoods, Belials, Hell's gatekeepers, Sirens, Soul moles, Red horns, Captain Crow, Statue of Yangus, Lord of the Dragovians, Golden Dragon, Divine Dragon, and Ultimate Dragon, in battle.

Dragon Quest IX

Now a separate skill, it is learned with 16 skill points invested into the Martial Artist's Focus skill tree. It costs 0 MP and is also used by Bodkin fletchers, Ram raiders, Cumauluses, Cyclowns, Badboons, Zumeanies, Spinchillas, Rampages, Grinades, Big badboons, Gold golems, Battering rams, Cheeky tikis, Great gruffons, Whirly girlies, Living statues, Drakularges, Mega moais, Magmalices, Freezing fogs, Stone guardians, Fright knights, Barbatoses, Widow's piques, Octagoons, Drakulords, Garth Goyle, Dreadmaster, Goreham-Hogg, Corvus, Yore, Elusid, Hammibal, Tyrannosaurus Wrecks, Malroth, Zoma, and Estark in battle, as well as Hammerhoods, Brownies, Golems, and Stone golems once again.

Dragon Quest X

Acts the same as in its previous appearances, and is learned with 4 skill points invested into the Focus skill tree, and is also learned by recruited Golems, Mischievous moles, Brownies, and Needlemen by investing 3 skill points into their Mogura no Ai, Dirty Harry, Takatata Power, and Tension King skill trees. It costs 0 MP to use once again and is also used by Bunicorns, Rhinothropes, Aloehahas, Bat skeletons, Bud brothers, Sweaty yetis, Sasquashs, Flying corpses, Abracadabradors, Hellions, Rhinocerexes, Face invaders, Spike heads, King foo dogs, Dark brownies, Demon stewards, Hippo guards, White moles, Thorny dolls, Masqueraiders, Belfggors, Bullions, Flamethrowers, Sintaurs, Dirty dolls, Visor kaisers, Blizzybodies, Tormentaurs, Shadeshifters, Ursa minors, Emerald demons, Crimson glaives, Red fangs, Silverines, Rapscallions, Maniacal moles, Scary cherry blossoms, 24-carrot bunicorns, Bone leaders, Harmachises, Ursa pandas, Demon overlords, Glacial golems, Yarn, Demon Gaurad, Maracaraider, Ladis's Witness, Demon alligator, and Unfinished Demon, as well as Mischievous moles, Brownies, Spiked hares, Hoods, Hoodlums, Heavy hoods, Buffalorges, Red horns, Golems, Mega moais, and Barbatos once again.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Psyche Up appears as one of the Hero's down special moves in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, selectable from the Command Selection. When activated, it increases the Hero's knockback for his next attack.

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