All Psychic-type Pokemon weaknesses & resistances

Ezequiel Leis
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Psychic-type Pokemon can be fiery foes to challenge in any Pokemon game. Some of them can be even more daunting than your average Ghost type. We’ll go through all their weaknesses and resistances so you’re ready to battle Psychic-type Pokemon any time.

Back in Gen 1, Psychic-type Pokemon stole the spotlight thanks to their strong move pool and slim set of weaknesses. But Gen 2 switched things up by introducing Dark-type Pokemon, giving trainers more strategies to battle Psychic-types.

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Psychic types are still among the most powerful species in the entire Pokemon franchise, but they’re not untouchable. Here’s everything you need to know about Psychic-type Pokemon weaknesses and resistances.

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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, with iconic 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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.