The user boasts about its own abilities and demoralizes the target, raising the user's Sp. Atk but lowering the target's Sp. Def.
The user works itself up and inflates its own ego while at the same time confusing the opponent into misunderstanding its own abilities, boosting its own strength and confidence and reducing the foe's resolve.
Raises the user's Special Attack by one stage and lowers the target's Special Defense by one stage. The user's Special Attack will not be raised if the opponent avoids the move.