The Psychic type has few outright strengths, however, it also has few weaknesses. In the first generation, Psychic ended up being massively overpowered, mainly due to a complete lack of remotely powerful Bug moves, its only weakness. Furthermore, a mistake in the game meant that Ghost-type moves had no effect on Psychic (although this only affected the low-powered Lick). Generation II rectified the situation with the addition of the Dark type, plus better Pokemon and moves of all types.
Psychic moves are super-effective against:
Psychic moves are not very effective against:
Psychic moves have no effect on:
These types are not very effective against Psychic pokemon:
These types are super-effective against Psychic pokemon:
The chart below shows the strength of the Psychic type against every type combination. The numbers in the squares show the fraction damage the move will do (i.e. ½ means 50% damage and not very effective, while 4 means 400% - super-effective).
For example, look where the Grass and Poison types intersect to see how good a Psychic-type move would be against a pokemon like Venusaur. You will see that it is 200%.
Note: the exact strengths and weaknesses of the newly revealed Fairy type are not yet confirmed.
There are 72 Psychic-type pokemon.
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