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.

In Generations 1-3, all Psychic type moves were categorized as Special.

130
Psychic type Pokémon
47
Single type Pokémon
83
Dual type Pokémon
77
Psychic-type moves

Attack pros & cons

Psychic moves are super-effective against:

Fighting Poison

Psychic moves are not very effective against:

Psychic Steel

Psychic moves have no effect on:

Dark

Defense pros & cons

These types are not very effective against Psychic Pokémon:

Fighting Psychic

These types are super-effective against Psychic Pokémon:

Bug Ghost Dark

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 2 2 ½ 0 ½
Fire 2 2 ½ 0 ½
Water 2 2 ½ 0 ½
Electric 2 2 ½ 0 ½
Grass 2 2 ½ 0 ½
Ice 2 2 ½ 0 ½
Fighting 2 2 2 2 2 2 4 2 2 2 2 2 2 0 2
Poison 2 2 2 2 2 2 4 2 2 2 2 2 2 0 2
Ground 2 2 ½ 0 ½
Flying 2 2 ½ 0 ½
Psychic ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ¼ ½
Bug 2 2 ½ 0 ½
Rock 2 2 ½ 0 ½
Ghost 2 2 ½ 0 ½
Dragon 2 2 ½ 0 ½
Dark 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Steel ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ¼ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½
Fairy 2 2 ½ 0 ½

Psychic Pokémon stat averages

74.0
HP
Ranked #6
75.8
Attack
Ranked #11
76.7
Defense
Ranked #8
95.5
Sp. Attack
Ranked #2
88.0
Sp. Defense
Ranked #1
76.3
Speed
Ranked #6

Notable Psychic-type trainers



Sabrina
Saffron City Gym Leader
Gen 1, 2, 3, 4, 7


Will
Elite Four
Gen 2, 4


Tate & Liza
Mossdeep City Gym Leader
Gen 3


Lucian
Elite Four
Gen 4, 8


Caitlin
Elite Four
Gen 5


Olympia
Anistar City Gym Leader
Gen 6


Liza & Tate
Mossdeep City Gym Leader
Gen 6


Tulip
Alfornada Gym Leader
Gen 9

Psychic Pokémon

There are 130 Psychic-type Pokémon.
See also:

Raichu
Alolan Raichu
#026 / Electric · Psychic
Abra
#063 / Psychic
Alakazam
Mega Alakazam
#065 / Psychic
Ponyta
Galarian Ponyta
#077 / Psychic
Rapidash
Galarian Rapidash
#078 / Psychic · Fairy
Slowpoke
Galarian Slowpoke
#079 / Psychic
Slowbro
Mega Slowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
Slowbro
Galarian Slowbro
#080 / Poison · Psychic
Hypno
#097 / Psychic
Mr. Mime
Galarian Mr. Mime
#122 / Ice · Psychic
Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Articuno
Galarian Articuno
#144 / Psychic · Flying
Mewtwo
Mega Mewtwo X
#150 / Psychic · Fighting
Mewtwo
Mega Mewtwo Y
#150 / Psychic
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Natu
#177 / Psychic · Flying
Xatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
Slowking
Galarian Slowking
#199 / Poison · Psychic
Unown
#201 / Psychic
Smoochum
#238 / Ice · Psychic
Lugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Celebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
Ralts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
Kirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
Gardevoir
Mega Gardevoir
#282 / Psychic · Fairy
Medicham
Mega Medicham
#308 / Fighting · Psychic
Solrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Beldum
#374 / Steel · Psychic
Metang
#375 / Steel · Psychic
Metagross
Mega Metagross
#376 / Steel · Psychic
Latias
Mega Latias
#380 / Dragon · Psychic
Latios
Mega Latios
#381 / Dragon · Psychic
Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Attack Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
Gallade
Mega Gallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Uxie
#480 / Psychic
Azelf
#482 / Psychic
Victini
#494 / Psychic · Fire
Munna
#517 / Psychic
Darmanitan
Zen Mode
#555 / Fire · Psychic
Braviary
Hisuian Braviary
#628 / Psychic · Flying
Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
Delphox
#655 / Fire · Psychic
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Inkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
Malamar
#687 / Dark · Psychic
Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
#720 / Psychic · Ghost
Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
#720 / Psychic · Dark
Oricorio
Pa'u Style
#741 / Psychic · Flying
Lunala
#792 / Psychic · Ghost
Necrozma
Dusk Mane Necrozma
#800 / Psychic · Steel
Necrozma
Dawn Wings Necrozma
#800 / Psychic · Ghost
Necrozma
Ultra Necrozma
#800 / Psychic · Dragon
Dottler
#825 / Bug · Psychic
Orbeetle
#826 / Bug · Psychic
Mr. Rime
#866 / Ice · Psychic
Indeedee
Male
#876 / Psychic · Normal
Indeedee
Female
#876 / Psychic · Normal
Calyrex
Ice Rider
#898 / Psychic · Ice
Calyrex
Shadow Rider
#898 / Psychic · Ghost
Rabsca
#923 / Bug · Psychic
Veluza
#932 / Water · Psychic