I see useful knowledge in your future. Our psychic Pokémon weakness guide is here to tell you all you need to know about those other-worldly ‘mon on your team; though they likely already know the outcome of the battle before it begins, let’s pretend they don’t. These Pokémon can play on the fears of your opponents, but that does little good should their ‘mon be of the spooky variety themselves. Yes, ghosts are just one of the psychic-type weaknesses.
Wait, before we dive into how to beat the likes of Alakazam, you should probably find out who the best psychic Pokémon are with our guide (we suggest looking at our Ralts evolution guide in that regard, too). Or, maybe check out our steel Pokémon, dragon Pokémon, fire Pokémon, ice Pokémon, grass Pokémon, water Pokémon, and normal Pokémon guides to see who else should be on your team. There are hundreds upon hundreds of creatures in the Pokédex, and many of them are formidable in the right hands.
Anyway, onto what you need to know about psychic Pokémon weaknesses.
Psychic Pokémon can play on the fears of your opponents, but that does little good should their ‘mon be of the spooky variety themselves. Psychic Pokémon are weak to Ghost, dark, and bug-types. Of course, this is something you should also think about if you face someone that’s fond of those little mind readers.
Psychic Pokémon counters
The best Pokémon to use to counter psychic Pokémon are as follows:
- Gen 4 Pokémon Mismagius (check our Misdreavus evolution guide to learn how to get one)
- Gen 8 Pokémon Dragapult (check our Dreepy evolution guide to learn how to get one)
- Gen 3 Pokémon Dustox (check our Wurmple evolution guide to learn how to get one)
- Gen 1 Pokémon Scyther (our Scyther evolution guide can help you get Scizor and Kleavor)
All of those Pokémon, along with many others, are super effective against psychic Pokémon thanks to both their type and the moves they have access to. However, it’s important to do your due diligence and check whether or not the secondary-type of potential counter ‘mon is weak to psychic-type attacks.
- Psychic Pokémon
- Fighting Pokémon
Psychic Pokémon are resistant to their own type as well as fighting Pokémon, the latter of which they tend to obliterate in battle.
- Fighting Pokémon
- Poison Pokémon
Psychic Pokémon are strong against fighting Pokémon and poison Pokémon, meaning not only can they squash Pokémon such as Arbok, Drapion, and Weezing, they can also knock out opponents like Machamp and Hitmonlee.
Well, there you have it, everything you need to know about psychic Pokémon weaknesses. If you want to learn how to beat other types, you can read our water Pokémon weakness, ground Pokémon weakness, flying Pokémon weakness, normal Pokémon weakness, and rock Pokémon weakness guides (and maybe our Pokédex article). We can even help you out with Rockruff’s evolution, Floette’s evolution, Salandit’s evolution, Bisharp’s evolution, and more.