Psychic (type)

The Psychic type has few outright strengths, however, it also has few weaknesses. In the first generation it ended up being massively overpowered, mainly due to a complete lack of 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 2 rectified the situation with the addition of the Dark type along with better Pokémon and moves of all types.

83
Psychic type Pokémon
38
Single type Pokémon
45
Dual type Pokémon
54
Psychic-type moves

Attack pros & cons

Psychic moves are super-effective against:

Psychic moves are not very effective against:

Psychic moves have no effect on:

Defense pros & cons

These types are not very effective against Psychic Pokémon:

These types are super-effective against Psychic Pokémon:

Dual-type attack pros & cons

This chart shows the strength of the Psychic type against every type combination. The fraction of damage a Psychic type move will deal is shown - ½ means 50% damage (not very effective), 2 means 200% (super-effective) and so on.

Nor Fir Wat Ele Gra Ice Fig Poi Gro Fly Psy Bug Roc Gho Dra Dar Ste Fai
Normal 22½0½
Fire 22½0½
Water 22½0½
Electric 22½0½
Grass 22½0½
Ice 22½0½
Fighting 222222422222202
Poison 222222422222202
Ground 22½0½
Flying 22½0½
Psychic ½½½½½½½½½½½½0¼½
Bug 22½0½
Rock 22½0½
Ghost 22½0½
Dragon 22½0½
Dark 00000000000000000
Steel ½½½½½½½½¼½½½½0½
Fairy 22½0½

Psychic Pokémon stat averages

70.4
HP
Ranked #9
68.1
Attack
Ranked #17
71.9
Defense
Ranked #11
91.5
Sp. Attack
Ranked #1
84.0
Sp. Defense
Ranked #1
76.1
Speed
Ranked #4

Notable Psychic-type trainers


Sabrina
Saffron City gym leader
Red/Blue/Yellow

Sabrina
Saffron City gym leader
Gold/Silver/Crystal

Will
Elite Four
Gold/Silver/Crystal

Tate & Liza
Mossdeep City gym leader
Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald

Sabrina
Saffron City gym leader
FireRed/LeafGreen

Lucian
Elite Four
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum

Sabrina
Saffron City gym leader
HeartGold/SoulSilver

Will
Elite Four
HeartGold/SoulSilver

Caitlin
Elite Four
Black/White/Black 2/White 2

Olympia
Anistar City gym leader
X/Y

Psychic Pokémon

There are 83 Psychic-type Pokémon.
See also:

Abra
#063 / Psychic
Kadabra
#064 / Psychic
Alakazam
#065 / Psychic
Alakazam
Mega Alakazam
#065 / Psychic
Slowpoke
#079 / Water · Psychic
Slowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
Drowzee
#096 / Psychic
Hypno
#097 / Psychic
Exeggcute
#102 / Grass · Psychic
Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Psychic
Starmie
#121 / Water · Psychic
Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Mewtwo
#150 / Psychic
Mewtwo
Mega Mewtwo X
#150 / Psychic · Fighting
Mewtwo
Mega Mewtwo Y
#150 / Psychic
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Natu
#177 / Psychic · Flying
Xatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
Espeon
#196 / Psychic
Slowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
Unown
#201 / Psychic
Wobbuffet
#202 / Psychic
Girafarig
#203 / Normal · Psychic
Smoochum
#238 / Ice · Psychic
Lugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Celebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
Ralts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
Kirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
Gardevoir
#282 / Psychic · Fairy
Gardevoir
Mega Gardevoir
#282 / Psychic · Fairy
Meditite
#307 / Fighting · Psychic
Medicham
#308 / Fighting · Psychic
Medicham
Mega Medicham
#308 / Fighting · Psychic
Spoink
#325 / Psychic
Grumpig
#326 / Psychic
Lunatone
#337 / Rock · Psychic
Solrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Baltoy
#343 / Ground · Psychic
Claydol
#344 / Ground · Psychic
Chimecho
#358 / Psychic
Wynaut
#360 / Psychic
Beldum
#374 / Steel · Psychic
Metang
#375 / Steel · Psychic
Metagross
#376 / Steel · Psychic
Latias
#380 / Dragon · Psychic
Latios
#381 / Dragon · Psychic
Jirachi
#385 / Steel · Psychic
Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Attack Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
Chingling
#433 / Psychic
Bronzor
#436 / Steel · Psychic
Bronzong
#437 / Steel · Psychic
Mime Jr.
#439 / Psychic · Fairy
Gallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Uxie
#480 / Psychic
Mesprit
#481 / Psychic
Azelf
#482 / Psychic
Cresselia
#488 / Psychic
Victini
#494 / Psychic · Fire
Munna
#517 / Psychic
Musharna
#518 / Psychic
Woobat
#527 / Psychic · Flying
Swoobat
#528 / Psychic · Flying
Darmanitan
Zen Mode
#555 / Fire · Psychic
Sigilyph
#561 / Psychic · Flying
Gothita
#574 / Psychic
Gothorita
#575 / Psychic
Gothitelle
#576 / Psychic
Solosis
#577 / Psychic
Duosion
#578 / Psychic
Reuniclus
#579 / Psychic
Elgyem
#605 / Psychic
Beheeyem
#606 / Psychic
Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
Delphox
#655 / Fire · Psychic
Espurr
#677 / Psychic
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Inkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
Malamar
#687 / Dark · Psychic