Every Pokemon fan out there knows that there is a wide variety of these creatures out there when it comes to appearance, abilities, and of course types, and while even the same type Pokemon can widely differ from one another, that statement may be most applicable when it comes to Psychic types.
This will become abundantly clear after taking only a glance at some of the representatives of this type. Some of them are capable of talking to humans, some can read minds, others can affect dreams and many of them are highly intelligent.
Love them or hate them, there is no denying that Psychic Pokemon is an extremely interesting bunch, so let’s take a closer look at some of the best of them.
Starting things off at number one, we have Starmie, a beloved Psychic/Water Pokemon stemming from the first generation of games, Pokemon Red and Blue. Starmie was one of MIsty’s favorite Pokemon in Kanto and has made an appearance in both anime as well as numerous Pokemon games, however, its role has been somewhat diminished in recent years of the franchise.
Regardless, Starmie was and is one of the more powerful Psychic type Pokemon out there. Starmie comes with a total of 520 stat points, with its highest stat being its Speed at 115, followed by its Special Attack at 100, both of which make it an excellent sweeper.
While Starmie’s stats are nothing to scoff at, what makes it a force to be reckoned with is its varied move set that consists of abilities such as Thunder Wave, Confuse Ray, Recover, and Surf. Somewhat ironic that despite not listing any of its Psychic moves, Starmie remains one of the best Psychic Pokemon out there.
2. Galarian Slowking
Following at number two we have the Galarian Slowking, a Pokemon that was first introduced with the release of the Isle of Armor expansion for Pokemon Sword and Shield.
Galarian Slowking is an evolved form of Galarian Slowpoke and can only occur once the player has 50 Slowpoke candy and catches 30 Psychic-type Pokemon with Galarian Slowpoke as their buddy.
Upon its introduction, the Galarian Slowking took many players by surprise due to its dual Poison/Psychic type which increased its destructive capabilities.
Galarian Slowking comes with a wide set of useful abilities such as Future Sight, Psychic, and Sludge Bomb which is very effective when it comes to removing tanky opponents.
When it comes to weaknesses, its low Speed stat is what brings Galarian Slowking down a peg or two, however, this Pokemon is pretty bulky and can take a few hits before it’s defeated making this weakness somewhat negligible.
Alakazam was added to the Pokedex way back in Generation one, and since then has become one of the most iconic Psychic Pokemon out there, due to its unique, albeit strange, and somewhat creepy appearance.
Alakazam is an evolved form of Kadabra and comes with a total of 500 base stats. Its highest stat is its Special attack with 135 points, followed by its Speed at 120. It is widely believed that Alakazam can glance at the entire lifeline of a person and has an IQ of over 5000 which we have to admit is very impressive.
Along with its massive intelligence, Alakazam comes with a unique and varied set of abilities that it can utilize in combat. Among these is Synchronize which will inflict the enemy’s status effect back on itself, Inner Focus which will prevent Pokemon from flinching as well as Magic Guard which makes Alakazam take damage only from Attacks of other Pokemon. It is also worth noting that Alakazam is capable of Mega evolving.
Veluza is one of the later Pokedex additions that was introduced to the franchise in the Ninth Generation. This Psychic/Water type Pokemon bears the appearance of a mechanical fish with purple fins and it is currently not known whether this Pokemon can evolve into, nor what Pokemon it evolves from.
Compared to other Pokemon on this list, Veluza doesn’t seem like much at first glance, especially with a base stat of only 478 being more or less equally distributed across the board.
However, Veluza can be a good addition to any team due to it being the only Pokemon able to learn the Fillet Away move which increases Veluza’s damage at the cost of 50% of its HP. If used wisely, Veluza can pack quite a punch, and going against one can turn out to be a very dangerous endeavor.
Coming up next we have Victini, a Psychic/Fire Mythical Pokemon that made its debut appearance during Generation Five. Due to its dual type combination, Victini is a favorite of many players, since it is widely considered that both Psychic and Fire types have the flashiest moves among all Pokemon.
All of Victini’s stats are equal with each of them being 100 and its total stat value comes out at 600. which is a common trait among Mythical Pokemon.
In terms of abilities, This cute rabbit-like Pokemon comes with a wide variety of them and can be utilized as an offensive and defensive Pokemon. However, its most widely known ability is Victory Stat which increases Victini’s accuracy as well as the accuracy of its allies allowing the player to moves that would typically come with low accuracy rates.
Following Victini, we have Rabsca, another new Pokemon that was introduced to the franchise with the release of the generation Nine games, Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. As its name implies, Rabsca is a Psychic/Bug Pokemon and an evolved form of Rellor whose evolution is possible only if a set of very specific conditions are met.
Rabsca’s total base stats value is 470 with the highest stat among them being its Special Attack at 115, closely followed by its Special Defense at 100, and the rest of its stats being more or less equally spread out. Its weakest stat by far is its Speed at 45, followed by its Attack at 50.
Unfortunately, Rabsca is not capable of learning any signature moves, however, the move set that is available to it is quite varied which makes Rabsca a worthy addition to any team, and a candidate worthy of appearing on this list.
Next up is Latios, one of the Legendary Pokemon and a member of the Eon duo, alongside Latias. It is worth noting that Latios is a male-only species of Pokemon and Latias is its female counterpart.
Latios is a Psychic/Dragon type Pokemon with a total of 600 base stats. Its highest stat by far is its Special Attack at 130, with its Speed and Special Defense following behind at 110 while the rest of its stats are spread out pretty equally.
Latios is an excellent offensive Pokemon due to its Speed and Special Attack which is perfectly complemented by its moves such as Draco Meteor and Psychic.
When it comes to weaknesses, Latios’ defensive abilities are somewhat lacking, however, this can be offset by its Roost ability which allows Latios to regain its lost HP. Fortunately, players won’t need to rely on it too much as Latios is more than capable of eliminating other Pokemon before they even have a chance to attack.
Espeon is one of many final evolutions of Eevee and one of two of its evolutions that was introduced in the second generation of Pokemon games. Like most of Eevee’s evolutions, this one only occurs when special conditions are met, however, getting your hands on Espeon is a tedious process, even when compared to other Eeveelutions.
Espeon is a pure Psychic type Pokemon and comes with a base stat total of 525. Its highest stat is Special Attack at 130 followed by SPeed at 110. Most of its other stats are relatively low between 60 and 65 with the only exception being its Special Defense at 95.
In terms of power, Espeon is considered to be one of the stronger Psychic type Pokemon, however, not quite top tier. Nevertheless, it comes with a good set of abilities among which are Synchronize which applies the same status effect given to Espeon to the enemy, as well as Magic Bounce which reflects status-altering abilities back at the attacker.
Coming in at number nine we have another Mythical Pokemon, Jirachi. This dual type Psychic/Steel Pokemon made its debut appearance in Generation Three, and at the moment, Jirachi is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokemon.
Jirachi, also known as the Wish Pokemon, has a lot going for it. As a Mythical, it has a base stat value of 600, equally spread out among six main stats, as well as a wide variety of moves that it can learn.
This tiny humanoid Pokemon, can utilize Iron Head and has a 30% to flinch its target which is always a welcome addition. Its defensive capabilities aren’t lacking either as it can use U-Turn to keep itself out of harm’s way. Lastly, Jirachi is a decent support Pokemon as it can use Healing Wish to fully heal other Pokemon on the battlefield.
Overall, Jirachi definitely lives up to its Mythical status due to its versatile set of abilities which can make it a big nuisance if you are going up against it, especially if it constantly keeps darting in and out of combat.
Hoopa is yet another Mythical Pokemon to appear on our list, and it is a Psychic/ Ghost type that was added to the Pokedex in Generation Six. Just like is the case with many Mythical Pokemon, it is unknown what Hoopa evolves from, or into. However, it is worth noting that Hoopa has an alternate form called Hoopa Unbound which it assumes upon using the Prison Bottle.
Hoopa has a base stat value of 600, however, this is increased to 680 when it assumes its Hoopa Unbound form. In either of its two forms, Hoopa’s main strengths are its high Special Attack, Speed, and Special Defense.
When it comes to abilities, Hoopa has access to a highly varied list of them, among which are the likes of Confusion, Psybeam, Dark Pulse, and Psychic, depending on what form the Hoopa assumes.
Gardevoir is up next from Generation Three and it is a dual Psychic/Fairy type, however, it is worth noting that prior to Generation Six, Gardevoir was a pure Psychic type Pokemon.
Gardevoir is an evolved form of Kirlia and can occur once Kirlia reaches level 30. It is also one of the final forms of Ralts alongside Gallade. Another thing worth noting is that Gardevoir is capable of Mega Evolving into Mega Gardevoir with the use of Gardevoirite.
Gardevoir’s highest stat is its Special Attack at 125, closely followed by its Special Defense at 115. Its speed is also decent at 80, while the rest of its stats are comparatively low.
Due to its dual type, Gardevoir can learn extremely powerful abilities such as Moonblast which is an excellent counter to sweepers, as well as Focus Blast and Shadow Ball which can be used to lower the enemy’s defenses.
Cresselia was added to the Pokedex with Generation Four and is another pure Psychic type Legendary Pokemon on our list. Alongside Darkrai, Cresselia is a member of the Lunar duo of the Sinnoh region.
Like most Legendaries, Cresselia comes with a total base stat of 600 and is an excellent defensive POkemon due to its Special Defense stat at 130, its Defense at 120, and its HP stat at 120.
According to the lore, Cresselia brings pleasant dreams, however, those may turn into nightmares depending on which side of the battle you find yourself when encountering Cresselia.
Due to its stats, Cresselia is very durable and is regarded by many to be one of the best supporting Pokemon out there thanks to its varied move set. Cresselia is also the only Pokemon capable of learning the moves Lunar Dance and Lunar Blessing.
Malamar is a Psychic/Dark type Pokemon that was introduced in Generation Six. It is an evolved form of Inkay and occurs when somewhat odd conditions are met, namely once Inkay reaches level 30 when the game system is held upside-down.
Malamar’s stats are nothing to write home about with its most powerful stat being its Attack of 92. However, this strange Pokemon bearing the appearance of a bird/squid hybrid is known as one of the most powerful Psychic Pokemon out there, capable of taking control of anyone they desire.
Taking over the spotlight for this entry is Solgaleo, a Psychic/Steel type Legendary Pokemon that first appeared in Generation Seven. Solgaleo is an evolved form of Cosmoem, a game mascot of Pokemon Sun and likely one of the top three best Psychic Pokemon currently in existence.
In terms of stats, Solgaleo comes with an impressive 680 base stat points with its HP and Attack being the highest among them at 137 followed by its Special Attack at 113, and its other stats being more or less equally distributed at around 100.
Solgaleo has a wide selection of abilities it can utilize among which are Fire-type offensive moves such as Flare Blitz which can quickly dispatch enemy Pokemon, as well as abilities such as Knock-Off and Teleport which will allow you to carefully come up with a plan to counter your enemies.
Our next entry is Deoxys, a pure Psychic Mythical Pokemon whom we first met in the third generation of Pokemon games. Deoxys is a strange mutated virus that came from outer space and has the ability to regenerate body parts that were damaged or lost in combat. While this is certainly an interesting ability, it is not the only one as Deoxys has three entirely separate forms that it can assume, each with its own strengths and weaknesses.
Deoxys’ stats also depend on the form it is in, and while all three of them (Attack Forme, Defense Forme, and Speed Forme) can be useful in specific situations, many players agree that Deoxys is most useful as a pure offensive Pokemon that sacrifices its defensive abilities in order to maximize its damage output. This approach usually allows the player to quickly clear the area of enemy Pokemon as well as any other potential threats.
Deoxys Speed Forme can also prove useful in specific situations since it comes with decent defensive capabilities and therefore can be used to take a hit before using one of its many moves such as Skill Swap, Spikes, Stealth Rocks, or Magic Coat.
We can’t write a list of some of the best Psychic Pokemon out there without mentioning Mew, a pure Psychic Mythical Pokemon that was revealed only two months after the launch of the first generation Pokemon games, Pokemon Red and Green in Japan. Mew is also a member of the Mew duo alongside Mewtwo and It is widely believed that Mew contains the DNA of every single Pokemon.
Mew comes with a base stat total of 600 evenly distributed among all stats, which makes it a Jack of all trades, but also a master of none. However, it is this versatility that makes Mew an excellent addition to every team.
Mew is capable of learning a huge amount of different moves of various types which makes it versatile Pokemon able to fulfill an offensive, defensive, and even supportive role. Among those abilities are the likes of Ice Beam, Will-O-Wisp, Knock-Off, and Psychic.
Lunala is an evolved form of Cosmoem and one of Cosmog’s final forms alongside Solgaleo. This Psychic/Ghost Legendary Pokemon first appeared in Generation Seven and is most widely known today as the mascot of Pokemon Moon.
Lunala comes with a total base stat value of 680, however, its strongest stats are its HP and Special Attack with the value of 137. Its other stats are also relatively high, with each of them being a bit over or under 100.
In terms of abilities, Lunala’s Moongeist Beam allows it to completely ignore some of its enemy’s attacks while moves such as Photon Geyser and Psystrike allow Lunala to deal massive amounts of damage, to even the toughest of enemies.
Next up we have Lugia, a Legendary Psychic/Flying Pokemon from Generation Two and the official mascot of Pokemon Silver, Pokemon SoulSilver, and a few more games. Lugia is also known as the Guardian of the sea and a leader of Zapdos, Articuno, and Moltres, the legendary Pokemon known as the legendary birds.
What makes Lugia an excellent addition to your team are its high defensive stats including its Special Defense at 154, Defense at 130, and HP at 106, all of which make it a pain to eliminate.
This is further complemented by its abilities such as Multiscale which reduces the damage Lugia takes by 50% when it has full HP and Roost which allows Lugia to regenerate lost health.
Nearing the end of our list at number 19 we have Hatterene, a Psychic/Fairy type Pokemon from Generation Eight. Hatterene is an evolved form of Hattrem and the final form of Hatenna.
At first glance, Hatterene’s stats are nothing to brag about besides its Special Attack of 136 and Special Defense of 103. All of its other stats are comparatively low with Speed being its worst with a value of 29.
However, its low speed is exactly what makes Hatterene a dangerous opponent as it can use its Trick Room ability to flip its Speed stat. The lower its Speed gets, the faster the fighter becomes. This, combined with its other abilities such as Magic Guard make is what earns Hatterene a spot on this list.
Last but not least, we have Mewtwo, the second member of the Mew duo and a pure Psychic type Legendary that was introduced way back in Generation One. According to a couple of sources, Mewtwo was born from a pregnant Mew and its DNA was later altered during a series of experiments which makes it an artificial Pokemon.
Mewtwo is regarded by many as one of the most powerful Pokemon out there due to its high stats and a wide variety of moves which allows it to quickly blast through even the tankiest Pokemon. And if that isn’t enough, Mewtwo is also capable of Mega Evolving into two different forms, Mega Mewtwo X and Mega Mewtwo Y, with the latter form being somewhat superior of the two.