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.

100
Psychic type Pokémon
41
Single type Pokémon
59
Dual type Pokémon
61
Psychic-type moves

Attack pros & cons

Tick Psychic moves are super-effective against:

Fighting Poison

Cross Psychic moves are not very effective against:

Psychic Steel

Cross Psychic moves have no effect on:

Dark

Defense pros & cons

Tick These types are not very effective against Psychic Pokémon:

Fighting Psychic

Cross 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 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

71.2
HP
Ranked #7
72.6
Attack
Ranked #14
74.8
Defense
Ranked #7
94.6
Sp. Attack
Ranked #2
86.8
Sp. Defense
Ranked #2
77.1
Speed
Ranked #4

Notable Psychic-type trainers

Sabrina
Sabrina
Saffron City gym leader
Red/Blue/Yellow
Sabrina
Sabrina
Saffron City gym leader
Gold/Silver/Crystal
Will
Will
Elite Four
Gold/Silver/Crystal
Tate & Liza
Tate & Liza
Mossdeep City gym leader
Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald
Sabrina
Sabrina
Saffron City gym leader
FireRed/LeafGreen
Lucian
Lucian
Elite Four
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum
Sabrina
Sabrina
Saffron City gym leader
HeartGold/SoulSilver
Will
Will
Elite Four
HeartGold/SoulSilver
Caitlin
Caitlin
Elite Four
Black/White/Black 2/White 2
Olympia
Olympia
Anistar City gym leader
X/Y
Liza & Tate
Liza & Tate
Mossdeep City gym leader
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire

Psychic Pokémon

There are 100 Psychic-type Pokémon.
See also:

Alolan RaichuRaichu
Alolan Raichu
#026 / Electric · Psychic
AbraAbra
#063 / Psychic
KadabraKadabra
#064 / Psychic
AlakazamAlakazam
#065 / Psychic
Mega AlakazamAlakazam
Mega Alakazam
#065 / Psychic
SlowpokeSlowpoke
#079 / Water · Psychic
SlowbroSlowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
Mega SlowbroSlowbro
Mega Slowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
DrowzeeDrowzee
#096 / Psychic
HypnoHypno
#097 / Psychic
ExeggcuteExeggcute
#102 / Grass · Psychic
ExeggutorExeggutor
#103 / Grass · Psychic
StarmieStarmie
#121 / Water · Psychic
Mr. MimeMr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
JynxJynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
MewtwoMewtwo
#150 / Psychic
Mega Mewtwo XMewtwo
Mega Mewtwo X
#150 / Psychic · Fighting
Mega Mewtwo YMewtwo
Mega Mewtwo Y
#150 / Psychic
MewMew
#151 / Psychic
NatuNatu
#177 / Psychic · Flying
XatuXatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
EspeonEspeon
#196 / Psychic
SlowkingSlowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
UnownUnown
#201 / Psychic
WobbuffetWobbuffet
#202 / Psychic
GirafarigGirafarig
#203 / Normal · Psychic
SmoochumSmoochum
#238 / Ice · Psychic
LugiaLugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
CelebiCelebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
RaltsRalts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
KirliaKirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
GardevoirGardevoir
#282 / Psychic · Fairy
Mega GardevoirGardevoir
Mega Gardevoir
#282 / Psychic · Fairy
MedititeMeditite
#307 / Fighting · Psychic
MedichamMedicham
#308 / Fighting · Psychic
Mega MedichamMedicham
Mega Medicham
#308 / Fighting · Psychic
SpoinkSpoink
#325 / Psychic
GrumpigGrumpig
#326 / Psychic
LunatoneLunatone
#337 / Rock · Psychic
SolrockSolrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
BaltoyBaltoy
#343 / Ground · Psychic
ClaydolClaydol
#344 / Ground · Psychic
ChimechoChimecho
#358 / Psychic
WynautWynaut
#360 / Psychic
BeldumBeldum
#374 / Steel · Psychic
MetangMetang
#375 / Steel · Psychic
MetagrossMetagross
#376 / Steel · Psychic
Mega MetagrossMetagross
Mega Metagross
#376 / Steel · Psychic
LatiasLatias
#380 / Dragon · Psychic
Mega LatiasLatias
Mega Latias
#380 / Dragon · Psychic
LatiosLatios
#381 / Dragon · Psychic
Mega LatiosLatios
Mega Latios
#381 / Dragon · Psychic
JirachiJirachi
#385 / Steel · Psychic
Deoxys (Normal Forme)Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys (Attack Forme)Deoxys
Attack Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys (Defense Forme)Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys (Speed Forme)Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
ChinglingChingling
#433 / Psychic
BronzorBronzor
#436 / Steel · Psychic
BronzongBronzong
#437 / Steel · Psychic
Mime Jr.Mime Jr.
#439 / Psychic · Fairy
GalladeGallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Mega GalladeGallade
Mega Gallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
UxieUxie
#480 / Psychic
MespritMesprit
#481 / Psychic
AzelfAzelf
#482 / Psychic
CresseliaCresselia
#488 / Psychic
VictiniVictini
#494 / Psychic · Fire
MunnaMunna
#517 / Psychic
MusharnaMusharna
#518 / Psychic
WoobatWoobat
#527 / Psychic · Flying
SwoobatSwoobat
#528 / Psychic · Flying
Darmanitan (Zen Mode)Darmanitan
Zen Mode
#555 / Fire · Psychic
SigilyphSigilyph
#561 / Psychic · Flying
GothitaGothita
#574 / Psychic
GothoritaGothorita
#575 / Psychic
GothitelleGothitelle
#576 / Psychic
SolosisSolosis
#577 / Psychic
DuosionDuosion
#578 / Psychic
ReuniclusReuniclus
#579 / Psychic
ElgyemElgyem
#605 / Psychic
BeheeyemBeheeyem
#606 / Psychic
Meloetta (Aria Forme)Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
DelphoxDelphox
#655 / Fire · Psychic
EspurrEspurr
#677 / Psychic
Meowstic (Male)Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Meowstic (Female)Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
InkayInkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
MalamarMalamar
#687 / Dark · Psychic
Hoopa (Hoopa Confined)Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
#720 / Psychic · Ghost
Hoopa (Hoopa Unbound)Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
#720 / Psychic · Dark
Oricorio (Pa'u Style)Oricorio
Pa'u Style
#741 / Psychic · Flying
OranguruOranguru
#765 / Normal · Psychic
BruxishBruxish
#779 / Water · Psychic
Tapu LeleTapu Lele
#786 / Psychic · Fairy
CosmogCosmog
#789 / Psychic
CosmoemCosmoem
#790 / Psychic
SolgaleoSolgaleo
#791 / Psychic · Steel
LunalaLunala
#792 / Psychic · Ghost
NecrozmaNecrozma
#800 / Psychic