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The Psychic type is one of the 18 Pokémon elemental types. Most of the Psychic-type Pokémon tend to have high Special Attack stats and low Physical Defense stats. This type was the most dominant type in the earliest Pokémon games due to a programming mistake, but with the mistake fixed, as well as the introduction of Dark-type Pokémon, which is immune and super effective towards Psychic-type Pokémon, the dominance was quickly balanced.

Battle Properties

Offensive

This table shows the effectiveness of Psychic-type moves against other types of Pokémon.

Effectiveness Type
Super-effective against: (Damage x2) Fighting Poison
Not very effective against: (Damage x1/2) Psychic Steel
No effect against: (Damage x0) Dark

Defensive

This table shows the effectiveness of other types of moves against Psychic-type Pokémon.

Effectiveness Type
Immune to: (Damage x0) None
Resists: (Damage x1/2) Fighting Psychic
Weak to: (Damage x2) Dark Ghost Bug

Psychic-type Pokémon

Here is a list of currently obtainable Pokémon that belong to this type.

Pure Psychic-type Pokémon

Pokédex no. Name Image Obtaining Method
63 Abra
Abra XY
Catch on Route 3
64 Kadabra
Kadabra-M XY

Male

Kadabra-F XY

Female

Evolve Abra at Lv. 16 or above
65 Alakazam
Alakazam-M XY

Male

Alakazam-F XY

Female

Evolve Kadabra by trading
Alakazam-Mega XY

Mega Alakazam

Purchase Alakazite from the Stone Shop, Anthian City - Shopping District and equip it on Alakazam
151 Mew
Mew XY
Catch as Roaming Pokémon after encountering in Secret Lab
Warning: Extremely rare! Save after catching it.
196 Espeon
Espeon XY
Evolve Eevee with high happiness during daytime
201 Unown
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Catch in Desert Catacombs
325 Spoink
Spoink XY
Catch on Route 10
326 Grumpig
Grumpig XY
Evolve Spoink at Lv. 32 or above
433 Chingling
Chingling XY
Breed with a female Chimecho holding a Pure Incense
358 Chimecho
Chimecho XY
Catch on Route 10
Evolve Chingling with high happiness overnight
480 Uxie
Uxie XY
Resurrect a Fossilized Egg at Lagoona Lake Lab and hatch the revived egg
Dig for Fossilized Egg in underwater mining
481 Mesprit
Mesprit XY
482 Azelf
Azelf XY
517 Munna
Munna XY
Catch in Cosmeos Valley
518 Musharna
Musharna XY
Evolve Munna by using a Moon Stone
574 Gothita
Gothita XY
Catch at Old Graveyard
575 Gothorita
Gothorita XY
Evolve Gothita at Lv. 32 or above
576 Gothitelle
Gothitelle XY
Evolve Gothorita at Lv. 41 or above
577 Solosis
Solosis XY
Breed with a female Duosion or Reuniclus
578 Duosion
Duosion XY
Catch on Route 13
Evolve Solosis at Lv. 32 or above
579 Reuniclus
Reuniclus XY
Evolve Duosion at Lv. 41 or above
605 Elgyem
Elgyem XY
Catch in Aredia Ruins or Glistening Grotto
606 Beheeyem
Beheeyem XY
Evolve Elgyem at Lv. 42 or above
677 Espurr
Espurr XY
Catch on Route 8
678 Meowstic
Meowstic-F XY

Female


Meowstic-M XY

Male

Evolve Espurr at Lv. 25 or above

Partly Psychic-type Pokémon

Pokédex no. Name Type Image Obtaining Method
26 Raichu
Alola Form
ElectricPsychic
Raichu-Alola SM
Evolve Pikachu by using a Thunder Stone at Lost Islands
79 Slowpoke WaterPsychic
Slowpoke XY
Catch on Rosecove Beach
80 Slowbro WaterPsychic
Slowbro XY
Evolve Slowpoke at Lv. 37 or above
Slowbro-Mega ORAS

Mega Slowbro

Purchase Slowbronite from the Stone Shop, Anthian City - Shopping District and equip it on Slowbro
199 Slowking WaterPsychic
Slowking XY
Evolve Slowpoke by trading while holding a King's Rock
102 Exeggcute GrassPsychic
Exeggcute XY
Catch on Rosecove Beach by using Headbutt on palm trees
103 Exeggutor
Kanto Form
GrassPsychic
Exeggutor-Kanto XY
Evolve Exeggcute by using a Leaf Stone
121 Starmie WaterPsychic
Starmie XY
Evolve Staryu by using a Water Stone
439 Mime Jr. PsychicFairy
Mime Jr. XY
Breed with a female Mr. Mime holding an Odd Incense
122 Mr. Mime PsychicFairy
Mr. Mime XY
Catch on Route 14
Evolve Mime Jr. by levelling up while knowing the move Mimic
Mime Jr. learns Mimic at Lv. 15
238 Smoochum IcePsychic
Smoochum XY
Breed with a Jynx
124 Jynx IcePsychic
Jynx XY
Catch in Freezing Fissure
Evolve Smoochum at Lv. 30 or above
177 Natu PsychicFlying
Natu XY
Catch in Aredia Ruins
178 Xatu PsychicFlying
Xatu-M XY

Male

Xatu-F XY

Female

Evolve Natu at Lv. 25 or above
203 Girafarig NormalPsychic
Girafarig-M XY

Male

Girafarig-F XY

Female

Catch on Route 5
249 Lugia PsychicFlying
Lugia XY
Catch in Silver Cove after obtaining Silver Wing
Warning: One chance only! Save beforehand and turn off Autosave.
280 Ralts PsychicFairy
Ralts XY
Catch on Route 7
281 Kirlia PsychicFairy
Kirlia XY
Evolve Ralts at Lv. 20 or above
282 Gardevoir PsychicFairy
Gardevoir XY
Evolve Kirlia at Lv. 30 or above
Gardevoir-Mega XY

Mega Gardevoir

Purchase Gardevoirite from the BP Shop, Colosseum Marketplace and equip it on Gardevoir
475 Gallade PsychicFighting
Gallade XY
Evolve male Kirlia by using a Dawn Stone
Gallade-Mega ORAS

Mega Gallade

Purchase Galladite from the BP Shop, Colosseum Marketplace and equip it on Gallade
307 Meditite FightingPsychic
Meditite-M XY

Male

Meditite-F XY

Female

Catch in Cragonos Mines
308 Medicham FightingPsychic
Medicham-M XY

Male

Medicham-F XY

Female

Evolve Meditite at Lv. 37 or above
Medicham-Mega XY

Mega Medicham

Purchase Medichamite from the BP Shop, Colosseum Marketplace and equip it on Medicham
343 Baltoy GroundPsychic
Baltoy XY
Catch in Aredia Ruins
344 Claydol GroundPsychic
Claydol XY
Evolve Baltoy at Lv. 36 or above
374 Beldum SteelPsychic
Beldum XY
Catch on Route 14
375 Metang SteelPsychic
Metang XY
Evolve Beldum at Lv. 20 or above
376 Metagross SteelPsychic
Metagross XY
Evolve Metang at Lv. 45 or above
Metagross-Mega ORAS

Mega Metagross

Purchase Metagrossite from the Stone Shop, Anthian City - Shopping District and equip it on Metagross
380 Latias DragonPsychic
Latias XY
Catch as Roaming Pokémon after encountering on Route 15
Warning: Extremely rare! Save after catching it.
Latias-Mega ORAS

Mega Latias

Win Latiasite from Hobo's Lucky Lotto and equip it on Latias
381 Latios DragonPsychic
Latios XY
Catch as Roaming Pokémon after encountering on Route 15
Warning: Extremely rare! Save after catching it.
Latios-Mega ORAS

Mega Latios

Win Latiosite from Hobo's Lucky Lotto and equip it on Latios
385 Jirachi SteelPsychic
Jirachi XY
Say "I wish for (anything)" on the pedestal deep inside Grove of Dreams overnight
Warning: One chance only! Save beforehand and turn off Autosave.
436 Bronzor SteelPsychic
Bronzor XY
Catch in Glistening Grotto
437 Bronzong SteelPsychic
Bronzong XY
Evolve Bronzor at Lv. 33 or above
494 Victini PsychicFire
Victini XY
Catch in Aredia Ruins after obtaining all of the King's Jewels
Warning: One chance only! Save beforehand and turn off Auto Save.
527 Woobat PsychicFlying
Woobat XY
Catch in Cragonos Mines
528 Swoobat PsychicFlying
Swoobat XY
Evolve Woobat with high friendship
555 Darmanitan
Zen Mode
FirePsychic
Darmanitan-Zen XY
Evolve Darumaka at Lv. 35 or above
Requires Hidden Ability Zen Mode and HP lower than half to activate
561 Sigilyph PsychicFlying
Sigilyph XY
Catch in Aredia Ruins
655 Delphox FirePsychic
Delphox XY
Evolve Braixen at Lv. 36 or above
686 Inkay DarkPsychic
Inkay XY
Catch on Cragonos Peak
687 Malamar DarkPsychic
Malamar XY
Evolve Inkay at Lv. 30 or above while turning the mobile device upside down
Cannot evolve on a PC, must be done on a mobile device.

Psychic-type Moves

Move Category Power Accuracy PP (Max PP) Description
Agility
Status Category
--- ---% 30 (48) The user relaxes and lightens its body to move faster. This sharply raises the Speed stat.
Ally Switch
Status Category
--- ---% 15 (24) The user teleports using a strange power and switches places with one of its allies.
Amnesia
Status Category
--- ---% 20 (32) The user temporarily empties its mind to forget its concerns. This sharply raises the user’s Sp. Def stat.
Barrier
Status Category
--- ---% 20 (32) The user throws up a sturdy wall that sharply raises its Defense stat.
Calm Mind
Status Category
--- ---% 20 (32) The user quietly focuses its mind and calms its spirit to raise its Sp. Atk and Sp. Def stats.
Confusion
Special Category
50 100% 25 (40) The target is hit by a weak telekinetic force. This may also confuse the target.
Cosmic Power
Status Category
--- ---% 20 (32) The user absorbs a mystical power from space to raise its Defense and Sp. Def stats.
Dream Eater
Special Category
100 100% 15 (24) The user eats the dreams of a sleeping target. It absorbs half the damage caused to heal its own HP.
Extrasensory
Special Category
80 100% 20 (32) The user attacks with an odd, unseeable power. This may also make the target flinch.
Future Sight
Special Category
120 100% 10 (16) Two turns after this move is used, a hunk of psychic energy attacks the target.
Gravity
Status Category
--- ---% 5 (8) Enables Flying-type Pokémon or Pokémon with the Levitate Ability to be hit by Ground-type moves. Flying moves can’t be used.
Guard Split
Status Category
--- ---% 10 (16) The user employs its psychic power to average its Defense and Sp. Def stats with those of the target.
Guard Swap
Status Category
--- ---% 10 (16) The user employs its psychic power to switch changes to its Defense and Sp. Def stats with the target.
Heal Block
Status Category
--- ---% 15 (24) For five turns, the user prevents the opposing team from using any moves, Abilities, or held items that recover HP.
Heal Pulse
Status Category
--- ---% 10 (16) The user restores half of an ally target's maximum HP. Cannot be used on itself.
Healing Wish
Status Category
--- ---% 10 (16) The user faints. In return, the Pokémon taking its place will have its HP restored and status conditions cured.
Heart Stamp
Physical Category
60 100% 25 (40) The user unleashes a vicious blow after its cute act makes the target less wary. This may also make the target flinch.
Heart Swap
Status Category
--- ---% 10 (16) The user employs its psychic power to switch stat changes with the target.
Hyperspace Hole
Special Category
80 ---% 5 (8) Using a hyperspace hole, the user appears right next to the target and strikes. This also hits a target using a move such as Protect or Detect.
Hypnosis
Status Category
--- 60% 20 (32) The user employs hypnotic suggestion to make the target fall into a deep sleep.
Imprison
Status Category
--- ---% 10 (16) If opposing Pokémon know any move also known by the user, they are prevented from using it.
Instruct
Status Category
--- ---% 15 (24) The user instructs the target to use the target’s last move again.
Kinesis
Status Category
--- 80% 15 (24) The user distracts the target by bending a spoon. This lowers the target’s accuracy.
Light Screen
Status Category
--- ---% 30 (48) A wondrous wall of light is put up to reduce damage from special attacks for five turns.
Lunar Dance
Status Category
--- ---% 10 (16) The user faints. In return, the Pokémon taking its place will have its status and HP fully restored.
Luster Purge
Special Category
70 100% 5 (8) The user lets loose a damaging burst of light. This may also lower the target’s Sp. Def stat.
Magic Coat
Status Category
--- ---% 15 (24) A barrier reflects back to the target moves like Leech Seed and moves that damage status.
Magic Room
Status Category
--- ---% 10 (16) The user creates a bizarre area in which Pokémon’s held items lose their effects for five turns.
Meditate
Status Category
--- ---% 40 (64) The user meditates to awaken the power deep within its body and raise its Attack stat.
Miracle Eye
Status Category
--- ---% 40 (64) Enables a Dark-type target to be hit by Psychic-type attacks. This also enables an evasive target to be hit.
Mirror Coat
Special Category
--- 100% 20 (32) A retaliation move that counters any special attack, inflicting double the damage taken.
Mist Ball
Special Category
70 100% 5 (8) A mist-like flurry of down envelops and damages the target. This may also lower the target’s Sp. Atk stat.
Power Split
Status Category
--- ---% 10 (16) The user employs its psychic power to average its Attack and Sp. Atk stats with those of the target.
Power Swap
Status Category
--- ---% 10 (16) The user employs its psychic power to switch changes to its Attack and Sp. Atk stats with the target.
Power Trick
Status Category
--- ---% 10 (16) The user employs its psychic power to switch its Attack stat with its Defense stat.
Prismatic Laser
Special Category
160 100% 10 (16) The user shoots powerful lasers using the power of a prism. The user can’t move on the next turn.
Psybeam
Special Category
65 100% 20 (32) The target is attacked with a peculiar ray. This may also leave the target confused.
Psychic
Special Category
90 100% 10 (16) The target is hit by a strong telekinetic force. This may also lower the target’s Sp. Def stat.
Psychic Fangs
Physical Category
85 100% 10 (16) The user bites the target with its psychic capabilities. This can also destroy Light Screen and Reflect.
Psychic Terrain
Status Category
--- ---% 10 (16) This protects Pokémon on the ground from priority moves and powers up Psychic-type moves for five turns.
Psycho Boost
Special Category
140 90% 5 (8) The user attacks the target at full power. The attack’s recoil harshly lowers the user’s Sp. Atk stat.
Psycho Cut
Physical Category
70 100% 20 (32) The user tears at the target with blades formed by psychic power. Critical hits land more easily.
Psycho Shift
Status Category
--- 90% 10 (16) Using its psychic power of suggestion, the user transfers its status conditions to the target.
Psyshock
Special Category
80 100% 10 (16) The user materializes an odd psychic wave to attack the target. This attack does physical damage.
Psystrike
Special Category
100 100% 10 (16) The user materializes an odd psychic wave to attack the target. This attack does physical damage.
Psywave
Special Category
Varies 80% 15 (24) The target is attacked with an odd psychic wave. The attack varies in intensity.
Reflect
Status Category
--- ---% 20 (32) A wondrous wall of light is put up to reduce damage from physical attacks for five turns.
Rest
Status Category
--- ---% 10 (16) The user goes to sleep for two turns. This fully restores the user’s HP and heals any status conditions.
Role Play
Status Category
--- ---% 15 (24) The user mimics the target completely, copying the target’s natural Ability.
Shattered Psyche Varies Varies ---% 1 (1) The user controls the target with its Z-Power and hurts the target with full force. The power varies, depending on the original move.
Skill Swap
Status Category
--- ---% 10 (16) The user employs its psychic power to exchange Abilities with the target.
Speed Swap
Status Category
--- ---% 10 (16) The user exchanges Speed stats with the target.
Stored Power
Special Category
20 100% 10 (16) The user attacks the target with stored power. The more the user’s stats are raised, the greater the move’s power.
Synchronoise
Special Category
120 100% 15 (24) Using an odd shock wave, the user inflicts damage on any Pokémon of the same type in the area around it.
Telekinesis
Status Category
--- ---% 15 (24) The user makes the target float with its psychic power. The target is easier to hit for three turns.
Teleport
Status Category
--- ---% 20 (32) Use it to flee from any wild Pokémon.
Trick
Status Category
--- 100% 10 (16) The user catches the target off guard and swaps its held item with its own.
Trick Room
Status Category
--- ---% 5 (8) The user creates a bizarre area in which slower Pokémon get to move first for five turns.
Wonder Room
Status Category
--- ---% 10 (16) The user creates a bizarre area in which Pokémon’s Defense and Sp. Def stats are swapped for five turns.
Zen Headbutt
Physical Category
80 90% 15 (24) The user focuses its willpower to its head and attacks the target. This may also make the target flinch.

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