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.

103
Psychic type Pokémon
41
Single type Pokémon
62
Dual type Pokémon
63
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 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

73.6
HP
Ranked #6
75.7
Attack
Ranked #11
76.5
Defense
Ranked #7
95.8
Sp. Attack
Ranked #2
88.0
Sp. Defense
Ranked #1
77.8
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


Liza & Tate
Mossdeep City gym leader
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire

Psychic Pokémon

There are 103 Psychic-type Pokémon.
See also:

Raichu
Alolan Raichu
#026 / Electric · Psychic
Alakazam
Mega Alakazam
#065 / Psychic
Slowbro
Mega Slowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Mewtwo
Mega Mewtwo X
#150 / Psychic · Fighting
Mewtwo
Mega Mewtwo Y
#150 / Psychic
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Gardevoir
Mega Gardevoir
#282 / Psychic · Fairy
Medicham
Mega Medicham
#308 / Fighting · 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
Darmanitan
Zen Mode
#555 / Fire · Psychic
Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Inkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
#720 / Psychic · Ghost
Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
#720 / Psychic · Dark
Oricorio
Pa'u Style
#741 / Psychic · Flying
Necrozma
Dusk Mane Necrozma
#800 / Psychic · Steel
Necrozma
Dawn Wings Necrozma
#800 / Psychic · Ghost
Necrozma
Ultra Necrozma
#800 / Psychic · Dragon