All Psychic-type Pokemon weaknesses & resistances

Ezequiel Leis
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A wide range of Psychic-type Pokemon like Mewtwo, Alakazam, Latios, and Metagross are quite hard to beat. To help you add such powerful Pokemon to your team, here are all Psychic-type strengths, weaknesses, and resistances.

Psychic-type Pokemon are as iconic as it gets. From Celebi and Espeon to Mr. Mine and Lugia, some of the most popular creatures in the franchise boast psychic abilities, and even in combat, they can shred opponents effortlessly.

Having said that, no Pokemon is invincible as you can always exploit their type-based strengths and weaknesses. With proper knowledge, you can aim to beat the likes of Metagross, Mewtwo, and Gardevoir without breaking a sweat.

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On that note, here are all the Psychic-type Pokemon weaknesses, strengths, and resistances.

Mew and Mewtwo in Pokemon animeThe Pokemon Company
Mew and Mewtwo are two of the most powerful Pscychic-type Pokemon.

What are Psychic-type Pokemon?

Psychic-type Pokemon have been in the franchise since the beginning, including creatures like Alakazam, Mew, and Mewtwo, among many others. While they don’t have any visual features that set them apart, Psychic-types usually have powerful moves that can inflict status effects that could change the outcome of any battle.

Psychic is the fifth most common type in the franchise, representing more than a 10% of all Pokemon. All other 17 types have been paired up with Psychic at least once according to Bulbapedia.

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All Psychic-type Pokemon weaknesses

From Gen 2 onward, Psychic-type Pokemon are weak to Bug, Ghost, and Dark-type attacks. Dark-type Pokemon are usually the go-to type when facing Psychic-types because they’re immune to all Psychic-type damage.

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It’s important to note that Psychic-type moves are not very effective against Steel and other Psychic-type Pokemon.

As we mentioned, many Psychic-types have dual typing, so you should keep that in mind when looking for weaknesses in your opponent.

All Psychic-type Pokemon resistances

Psychic-type Pokemon can resist Fighting and Psychic-type moves, so you should avoid those categories when preparing for battle.

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When it comes to strengths, Psychic-type attacks are strong against Fighting and Poison-type opponents.

While you should avoid using these Pokemon types when battling a Psychic-type, it’s also important to know if they have dual-typing.

Best counters for Psychic-type Pokemon

Giratina, Sableye, Spiritbomb, Shedninja, and Tyranitar are the best counters for Psychic-type Pokemon. Most of these creatures can gain a double super-effective buff due to their unique typing. Just make sure that they have the ideal type-based moves as well.

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About The Author

Ezequiel is a Writer at CharlieIntel. With a great knowledge on gaming, movies and TV, he's focused on Pokemon and Games stories in general. With a journalism degree, Ezequiel has worked on La Cosa and Infobae, two of the most prestigious outlets in Argentina. He joined CharlieIntel in 2023. You can reach Ezequiel at [email protected], or via his Twitter @ExoPLeis.