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Psychic (type)

Revision as of 22:15, 13 May 2007 by Ben10 (talk | contribs) (Battle properties)

Template:ElementalTypes Template:TypeNotice Some notable Psychic trainers include Sabrina of Saffron City, Will of the Kanto/Johto Elite Four, Tate and Liza of Mossdeep City, and Lucian of the Sinnoh Elite Four.

Psychic type Pokémon are at the center of a balance issue in the Generation I games. The issue arose from the lack of an effective countermeasure against Psychic types caused by the absence of powerful Ghost and Bug type (the only elemental weaknesses of Psychic types) attacks. Additionally the only three Ghost type Pokémon in Generation I were weak to Psychic attacks due to their secondary Poison type. The issue was rectified in later generations with the addition of more powerful Ghost and Bug type attacks, pure Ghost type Pokémon, and Steel type Pokémon (which are resistant to Psychic attacks) and Dark type Pokémon (which are both immune to Psychic attacks, and powerful against Psychic Pokémon).


Statistical averages

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
129 - 176 248 - 342
63 - 128 121 - 251
65 - 132 126 - 258
81 - 151 159 - 298
77 - 146 150 - 287
71 - 138 137 - 271
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Battle properties

Generation I

Psychic-type attacks:

  • Are super-effective against: Fighting, Poison
  • Are not very effective against: Psychic
  • Have no effect against: None (Dark wasn't introduced until Generation II)

Psychic-type Pokémon:

Generation II-onward

Psychic-type attacks:

  • Are super-effective against: Fighting, Poison
  • Are not very effective against: Psychic, Steel
  • Have no effect against: Dark

Psychic-type Pokémon:


Pure Psychic-type Pokémon

Half Psychic-type Pokémon

Primary Psychic-type Pokémon

Secondary Psychic-type Pokémon


In other languages

  • Japanese: エスパー ESPer
  • French: psy
  • German: psycho
  • Italian: psico
  • Spanish: psiquico
  • Dutch: psycho
  • Portuguese: psíquico
  • Russian: Психический
  • Hebrew: על-חושי al-hushi
  • Swedish: psykisk
  • Danish: psykisk
  • Norwegian: psykisk
  • Finnish: meedio
  • Polish: psychiczny
  • Hungarian: pszicho
  • Catalan: psíquic
  • Arabic: ذهني