Psychic (Trainer class)

サイキッカー Psychicer
VSPsychic M BDSP.pngVSPsychic F BDSP.png
VS models from Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Other names Seer (English TCG)
Introduced in Generation I
Appears in Red, Blue, and Yellow
Gold, Silver, and Crystal
Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, FireRed, and LeafGreen
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, and SoulSilver
Black, White, Black 2, and White 2
X, Y, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire
Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Stadium, Stadium 2
Gender Both
Counterpart Hex Maniac (Generation VI)
Notable members Inver, Ricky, Carrie, Charlene
Anime debut Abra and the Psychic Showdown (Series)
TCG debut Aquapolis
TCG card Seer
Manga debut Punching Poliwrath (Adventures)
Find Munchlax! (DP Adventure!)

A Psychic (Japanese: サイキッカー Psychicer) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that first debuted in the Generation I games. They were originally only male, but in Generation III, female Psychics started to appear. In Generation VI, the Trainer class once again reverts to all male, having found a female counterpart in Hex Maniacs. They appear as young men or young women levitating Poké Balls with their psychokinetic powers.

When paired with Black Belts in Double Battles, they are called Brains & Brawns.

As their name suggests, they specialize in Psychic-type Pokémon, though they occasionally also use Ghost-type Pokémon from Generation III onward.



Art from Generation VI
by Yusuke Ohmura[1]

Sprites and models

In the core series

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Sprite from
Red and Blue
Sprite from
Prototype sprite from
Gold and Silver
Sprite from
Generation II
Female sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald (JP)
Sprites from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Sprites from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Overworld sprite from
Generation I
Overworld sprite from
Generation II
Overworld sprites from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Overworld sprites from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Sprites from
Generation IV
Sprites from
Black and White
Sprites from
Black 2 and White 2
VS portrait from
Generation VI
VS model from
Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
Master Trainer VS model from
Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
VS models from
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Overworld sprite from
Generation IV
Overworld sprites from
Generation V
Overworld model from
Generation VI
Overworld models from
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

In other games

Portrait from
Stadium and Stadium 2
Seer sprite from
Construction: Action

Trainer list

Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow

Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire

Pokémon Emerald

See more: List of Battle Frontier Trainers (Generation III)/Psychic

Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

Pokémon Platinum

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

Pokémon Black and White

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Pokémon X and Y

Special Trainers

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

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Pokémon Stadium

Pokémon Stadium 2


Emerald Battle Frontier

Diamond and Pearl Battle Tower


In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Psychic in the Pokémon Trading Card Game. In the English print, Psychic is translated as Seer.

Related cards
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a green background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Seer T [Su] Aquapolis   133/147 Wind from the Sea   077/092
Psychic's Third Eye Su BREAKpoint   108/122 Rage of the Broken Heavens   078/080


Artwork from the TCG:

Artwork by Ken Sugimori for the
Trading Card Game

In the anime

A Psychic in the anime

A number of Psychics were seen in the Saffron Gym in Abra and the Psychic Showdown.

Another Psychic appeared much later in Glory Blaze! as one of the participants of the Hearthome City Tag Battle Competition. There, he was partnered with a Black Belt and faced off against Ash and Paul in the quarterfinals. Despite the two working well as a team, they were unable to contend against the experienced Trainers and were knocked out.

A Psychic named Ricky appeared in Climbing the Tower of Success!. He is based on a Psychic named Bryce, who appeared in the Celestial Tower in the games.

A large number of Psychics who train under Olympia appeared in Cloudy Fate, Bright Future!. They included Carrie and Charlene.


Hearthome City Psychic

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The Psychic used his Metagross against Ash's Turtwig and Paul's Chimchar, partnering it up with the Black Belt's Zangoose. The Psychic trained his Metagross in order to be able to use quick attacks, as well as teaching it Magnet Rise in order to protect it from Ground-type moves. Despite its power and speed, Metagross was defeated by Chimchar's Flamethrower after it had increased its fire-power thanks to Zangoose's Fire Blast.

Metagross's known moves are Bullet Punch, Magnet Rise, and Psychic.

Debut Glory Blaze!

Anistar Gym Psychics

Mime Jr.

In the manga

A male Psychic in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Yellow arc

A male Psychic made a cameo appearance in a flashback in Punching Poliwrath as one of the Trainers that wanted to challenge Red to a battle after his win at the Indigo League, but he was considered to be a "boring" match.

HeartGold & SoulSilver arc

A male Psychic was seen amongst the people visiting the Safari Zone in Weavile Wobbles But It Won't Fall Down.

Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire arc

A male Psychic was one of the people swarming the Mossdeep Space Center in Diancie Shines.

Black & White arc

In Dream a Little Dream, a male and a female Psychic were seen as two of the 32 participants of the Pokémon League tournament, going through Victory Road. They were eventually defeated off-panel, eliminating them from the tournament.

X & Y arc

In Sylveon Enchants, a Psychic was seen at the Mini-game Corner.


Venomoth was seen with its Trainer at the Safari Zone Gate.

None of Venomoth's moves are known.

Debut Weavile Wobbles But It Won't Fall Down
Girafarig was seen with its Trainer at the Safari Zone Gate.

None of Girafarig's moves are known.

Debut Weavile Wobbles But It Won't Fall Down
A Psychic's Beheeyem was seen battling another Trainer's Ferrothorn at Victory Road.

None of Beheeyem's moves are known.

Debut Hallway Hijinks
A female Psychic's Reuniclus was seen battling another Trainer's Ferrothorn at Victory Road.

None of Reuniclus's moves are known.

Debut The Shadow Triad

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

In Find Munchlax!!, a female Psychic is one of the three Trainers searching for Munchlax. She uses her psychic powers to sense Munchlax's presence but only manages to find Hareta.


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 超能力者 Chīunàhnglihkjé
Mandarin 超能力者 Chāonénglìzhě
  Finnish Psyykikko
  French Kinésiste
  German Seher ()*
Seherin ()*
  Indonesian Cenayang
  Italian Sensitivo*
  Korean 초능력자 Choneungryeokja
  Polish Medium
Portuguese   Brazil Médium*
  Portugal Psíquico
  Spanish Médium


Trainer classes in the Pokémon core series
Kanto Ace Trainer*BeautyBikerBird KeeperBlack Belt*Bug CatcherBurglarCamper*ChampionGSCFRLGHGSSPE
ChannelerElite FourGSCFRLGHGSSPEEngineerFishermanGamer*GentlemanGym Leader*GSCFRLGHGSSPE
HikerJugglerLassPicnicker*Poké Maniac*Pokémon Trainer*GSCPEPsychicRivalFRLGRockerRoughneck*
SailorScientistSuper NerdSwimmerTamerTeam Rocket Boss*FRLGHGSSPETeam Rocket Grunt*Youngster
BoarderHGSSDouble TeamHGSSFirebreatherGSCHGSSGuitaristGSCHGSSMediumGSCHGSS
Cool CoupleFRLGCrush KinFRLGSis and BroFRLGYoung CoupleFRLGHGSS
Coach TrainerPEKarate MasterPEPunk GuyPETeam RocketPETeam Rocket AdminPE
Master TrainersPE
Unused Trainer class:
Sevii Islands Aroma LadyBikerBird KeeperBlack BeltBug CatcherCamperCool CoupleCooltrainerCrush Girl
Crush KinCue BallFishermanGentlemanHikerJugglerLadyLassPainterPicnickerPokéManiac
PKMN BreederPKMN RangerPsychicRuin ManiacScientistSis and BroSwimmerTamer
Team Rocket AdminTeam Rocket GruntTwinsTuberYoung CoupleYoungster
Trainer Tower only:
BeautyBurglarEngineerRockerSailorSuper Nerd
Johto Ace Trainer*BeautyBikerBird KeeperBlack Belt*BoarderBug CatcherBurglarCamper
ChampionExecutive*FirebreatherFisherman*GentlemanGuitaristHikerJugglerKimono GirlLass
LeaderMediumPicnickerPokéfanPoké Maniac*PKMN TrainerPoliceman*PsychicRivalHGSSSage
SailorSchool Kid*ScientistSkierSuper NerdSwimmerTeacherTeam Rocket Grunt*TwinsYoungster
Mystery Man*CHGSSDouble TeamHGSSElderHGSSPasserbyHGSSYoung CoupleHGSS
Battle Frontier only:HGSS

Aroma LadyArtistBattle GirlCameramanClownCollectorCowgirlCyclistDragon TamerIdol
JoggerLadyNinja BoyParasol LadyPIPoké KidPKMN BreederPKMN RangerRancherReporter
Rich BoyRoughneckRuin ManiacSocialiteTuberVeteranWaiterWaitressWorker
Arcade StarCastle ValetFactory HeadHall MatronTower Tycoon

Hoenn Ace Trainer*Aqua AdminSEASAqua LeaderSEASAroma LadyBattle GirlBeautyBird KeeperBlack Belt
Bug CatcherBug ManiacCamperChampionCollectorDragon TamerElite FourExpertFisherman
GentlemanGuitaristHex ManiacHikerInterviewers*KindlerLadyLassLeaderMagma AdminREOR
Magma LeaderREORNinja BoyOld CoupleParasol LadyPicnickerPoké Fan*Poké Maniac*Pokémon Breeder*
Pokémon Ranger*Pokémon Trainer*PsychicRich BoyRuin ManiacSailorSchoolkid*Sis & Bro*Swimmer
Team Aqua GruntSEASTeam Magma GruntREORTeammates*TriathleteTuberTwinsWinstrateYoung CoupleYoungster
Ace DuoORASBrains & BrawnORASBackpackerORASDelinquentORASFairy Tale GirlORASFare PrinceORAS
Free DiverORASLeadersORASLorekeeperORASMysterious SistersORASProprietorORASRotation GirlORAS
Scuba DiverORASSecret Base ExpertORASSecret Base TrainerORASSootopolitanORASStreet ThugORAS
Battle Frontier only:E
Arena TycoonDome AceFactory HeadPalace MavenPike QueenPyramid KingSalon Maiden
Battle Institute and Battle Maison only:ORAS
ArtistBattle ChatelaineButlerChefFurisode GirlGarçonGardenerMadameMaidMonsieurOwnerPreschooler
Punk GirlPunk GuyRising StarRoller SkaterSchoolboySchoolgirlScientistTouristVeteranWaitressWorker
Sinnoh Ace TrainerAroma LadyArtistBattle GirlBeautyBird KeeperBlack BeltBug CatcherCameramanCamperChampion
ClownCollectorCommanderCowgirlCyclistDouble TeamDragon TamerElite FourFisher*GentlemanGuitarist
Gym Leader*HikerIdolInterviewersJoggerLadyLassMadame*Ninja BoyParasol LadyPicnickerPIPoké Fan*
Poké KidPokémon Breeder*Pokémon Ranger*Pokémon Trainer*Police Officer*PsychicRancherRanchers*
ReporterRich BoyRoughneckRuin ManiacSailorSchool KidScientistSkierSwimmerTeam Galactic Boss*
Team Galactic Grunt*Tower TycoonTuberTwinsVeteranWaiterWaitressWorkerYoung CoupleYoungster
Arcade StarPtCastle ValetPtFactory HeadPtHall MatronPtMaidPtGAME FREAK'sBDSP
Unova Ace TrainerArtistBackersBackpackerBakerBattle GirlBikerBlack BeltChampionClerk
CyclistDancerDepot AgentDoctorElite FourFishermanGAME FREAKGentlemanGym Leader*
NurseNursery AideParasol LadyPilotPokéfanPKMN BreederPKMN RangerPokémon Trainer*Policeman
PreschoolerPsychicRich BoyRoughneckSchool KidScientistSmasherSocialiteStrikerSubway Boss
SwimmerTeam PlasmaTeam Plasma GruntThe RichesBWTwinsVeteranWaiterWaitressWorkerYoungster
BeautyB2W2Boss TrainerB2W2GuitaristB2W2
Pokéstar Studios only:B2W2
A-list ActorActorActressBig StarCelebrityChic ActressChild StarComedian
Fine ActorMovie StarNew ActressStar ActorSuit ActorUnique StarVeteran Star
Pokémon World Tournament only:B2W2
Junior RepresentativeMaster RepresentativeSenior Representative
World ChampionWorld FinalistWorld Runner-up
Blueberry Academy only:SV
BB League ChampionBB League Elite FourBlueberry Academy Director
DirectorInstructorLeague ClubStudentTop Champion
Kalos Ace DuoAce TrainerArtistArtist FamilyBackpackerBattle GirlBeautyBlack BeltBrains & Brawn
ButlerChampionChefDriverElite FourFairy Tale GirlFishermanFurisode GirlGarçonGardener
Hex ManiacHikerHoneymoonersLassLeaderLumiose Gang MemberMysterious SistersOwner
Poké FanPoké Fan FamilyPokémon BreederPokémon ProfessorPokémon RangerPokémon Trainer
PreschoolerPsychicPunk CouplePunk GirlPunk GuyRangersRising StarRoller Skater
SchoolboySchoolgirlScientistSky TrainerSuccessorSuspicious ChildSuspicious Lady
Suspicious WomanSwimmerTeam FlareTeam Flare AdminTeam Flare BossTeam Flare Grunt
Battle Chateau ranks:
By male: BaronViscountEarlMarquisDukeGrand Duke
By female: BaronessViscountessCountessMarchionessDuchessGrand Duchess
Battle Institute and Battle Maison only:
Battle ChatelaineLadyMadameMaidMonsieurRich Boy
Unused Trainer classes:
Ace SurferSwimmers

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