Psychic Type Pokémon Explained – Info, Strengths, Weaknesses


What are Psychic Type Pokémon?

Psychic type Pokémon are one of the eighteen elemental types found in the world of Pokémon. All Pokémon are categorized into various types based on their characteristics and abilities. They can be a single type or two different types.


Psychic type Pokémon are generally associated with intelligence, mental superiority and the supernatural. Many of them have telepathic or extra-sensory abilities. The first Psychic Type Pokémon in the Pokédex is 0063 Abra. 

Abra Pokémon 0063

To date there are 108 Psychic type Pokémon including Pure Psychic types that are only Psychic type, and Half Psychic types whose Primary or Secondary type is Psychic.

Complete Psychic Pokémon List


What are Psychic Type Pokémon Strengths and Weaknesses?

When in battle, all Pokémon types have strengths and weaknesses against other Pokémon types. 

Psychic Type Strengths:

When attacking – Psychic type Pokémon moves are strong against Fighting and Poison type Pokémon. 

When being attacked – Psychic type Pokémon have a resistance to attacks by Fighting and Psychic type Pokémon.

Psychic Type Weaknesses:

When attacking – Psychic type Pokémon moves are weak against Psychic and Steel type Pokémon and will do very little damage.

When being attacked – Psychic type Pokémon are weak to Bug, Dark and Ghost type Pokémon.


Pokémon Trainers that specialise in Psychic type Pokémon

Throughout the Pokémon game series, players encounter Pokémon Gym Leaders and Trainers that specialise in Psychic type Pokémon. 

Psychic Elite Four

Caitlin- Pokémon League (Black & White, Black & White 2)

Lucian – Pokémon League (Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl)

Will – Indigo Plateau (Gold, Silver, Crystal, Stadium 2, HeartGold, SoulSilver)

Psychic Gym Leaders

Olympia – Anistar City Gym (X and Y)

Sabrina – Saffron City Gym (Red, Blue, Yellow, Gold, Silver, Crystal, FireRed, LeafGreen, HeartGold, SoulSilver, Black 2, White 2, Let’s Go, Pikachu, Let’s Go, Eevee)

Tate and Liza – Mossdeep City Gym (Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, Black 2, White 2, Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire)

Tulip – Alfornada Gym (Scarlet and Violet)

Pokémon Trainers

Avery – (Pokémon Shield)

Bede – (Sword and Shield)

Dexio – (X, Y, Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, Ultra Moon)

Faba – (Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, Ultra Moon)

Trainer Classes

Clown – (Various games)

Hex Maniac – (Various games)

Juggler – (Various games)

Medium – (Various games)

Psychic – (Various games)

Scientist – (Various games)


Psychic Type Pokémon in the TCG

While there are 18 different Pokémon types in the Pokédex and Video Game series, in the Trading Card Game (TCG) there are only 11 different Pokémon types. This means that in the TCG some categories contain more than one of the Game Pokémon types. 

Psychic Type Pokémon in the TCG currently include all Psychic and Ghost type Pokémon. From 2007 – 2019 Poison type Pokémon were also included in this category.

The Trading Cards for these Pokémon have the Psychic symbol in the top right-hand corner, next to the HP. 

076/182 Cofagrigus ex

To use the Hollow Hands attack associated with this card, the player must attach two Basic Psychic Energy cards. When deciding which cards to include in a deck, players should be aware of the qualities and requirements of their chosen Pokémon cards.

At the bottom of the card is detailed information about that card’s weakness, resistance and retreat cost.


In the TCG, Psychic type Pokémon generally have a weakness to Dark types. The Cofagrigus ex card shows this weakness to Dark type Pokémon and attacks from these types do double damage.  


Psychic type Pokémon cards are resistant to attacks by Fighting type Pokémon and the HP damage from these types maybe reduced. The Cofagrigus ex card shows that the HP damage is reduced by 30.




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