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Considering the fact that poison can shut down the mind, the type matchup should be the other way round.

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One theory is because poison was related to fatal diseases, and psychic was related to willpower. Apparently people have a much higher chance to survive diseases if they have the will to live.

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Maybe because the mind could think up a cure to many diseases?

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The answer is basically what you said but in reverse.

Psychic is super effective on poison because psychic powers remove toxins, not toxins shutting down the mind (Although that is a good point).

So basically what you said in reverse.

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