Best Psychic Type Pokémon in Pokémon Go

We're taking a look at the best Psychic Pokémon currently available in Pokémon Go!

Pokémon Go is gaining popularity again, and it's causing everyone to start investigating what type of Pokémon they should catch, train, and use in raids/battles. In this guide, we're looking at Psychic Pokémon! We're going to give you some quick stats about the type and the Pokémon to make sure you know what to look for and how to win.

Best Psychic Type Pokémon in Pokémon Go

Before we begin, we want to cover a few important things when reading over this list. Everything in the list below affects how we rank the best Pokémon, so you'll want to glance over it at least once.

  • Pokémon Alterations: Some Pokémon can be altered into different versions, which significantly boosts them in such a way that it may put them at the top of a list, even if their standard version wouldn't be there. However,  Altered Psychic-type Pokémon are very rare, so we've excluded them from our lists.
  • Combination Types: Any Pokémon type can be mixed with any other type, which can cause some confusion in picking the best. These secondary types can change the recommended moveset, weaknesses, and other important stats like Max CP. Because of this, we have included additional lists of Psychic-exclusive Pokémon and Combination Psychic Pokémon.
  • The Algorithm: We determine our lists by getting the statistics of the ten Pokémon with the highest CP of their category. Then, we take the averages of their Max CP, Attack, Defense, and Stamina. The ranks are determined by which Pokémon has the best overall placement of those stats. We did it this way because it means you're not just getting the highest CP, but instead, the strongest Pokémon ranked by balanced averages.
  • The Lists for the Top Psychic Types: The list below provides you all the lists we're providing in this guide for Psychic Pokémon.
    • Top 10 Overall Psychic-type
    • Top Three Exclusive Psychic-type
    • Top Three Combination Psychic-type
  • Strengths/Weaknesses: This list will provide you all weaknesses and strengths of Psychic-type Pokémon.
    • Strong Weakness(es): None
    • Weakness(es): Bug, Dark, Ghost
    • Resistance(s): Fighting, Psychic
    • Strong Resistance(s): None

Related: Best Ice Type Pokémon in Pokémon Go - Pro Game Guides

Top 10 Overall Psychic-type

  • #1: Lugia
    • Max CP: 4186
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 193/310/235
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Extrasensory
      • Charge Attack: Aeroblast
  • #2: Mewtwo
    • Max CP: 4724
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 300/182/214
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Psycho Cut
      • Charge Attack: Psystrike
  • #3: Metagross (Tied)
    • Max CP: 4286
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 257/228/190
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Bullet Punch
      • Charge Attack: Meteor Mash
  • #3: Latios (Tied)
    • Max CP: 4310
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 268/212/190
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Zen Headbutt
      • Charge Attack: Psychic
  • #5: Latias (Tied)
    • Max CP: 3968
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 228/2469/190
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Dragon Breath
      • Charge Attack: Psychic
  • #5: Victini (Tied)
    • Max CP: 3691
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 210/210/225
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Confusion
      • Charge Attack: V-Create
  • #7: Jirachi
    • Max CP: 3691
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 210/210/225
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Confusion
      • Charge Attack: Doom Desire
  • #7: Celebi
    • Max CP: 3691
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 210/210/225
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Confusion
      • Charge Attack: Psychic
  • #9: Mew
    • Max CP: 3691
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 210/210/225
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Cut
      • Charge Attack: Psychic
  • #10: Azelf
    • Max CP: 3629
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 270/151/181
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Extrasensory
      • Charge Attack: Future Sight

Top Three Exclusive Psychic-type

  • #1: Mewtwo
    • Max CP: 4724
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 300/182/214
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Psycho Cut
      • Charge Attack: Psystrike
  • #1: Mew
    • Max CP: 3691
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 210/210/225
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Cut
      • Charge Attack: Psychic
  • #3: Azelf
    • Max CP: 3629
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 270/151/181
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Extrasensory
      • Charge Attack: Future Sight

Top Three Combination Psychic-type

  • #1: Lugia
    • Max CP: 4186
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 193/310/235
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Extrasensory
      • Charge Attack: Aeroblast
  • #2: Latios (Tied)
    • Max CP: 4310
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 268/212/190
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Zen Headbutt
      • Charge Attack: Psychic
  • #2: Metagross (Tied)
    • Max CP: 4286
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 257/228/190
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Bullet Punch
      • Charge Attack: Meteor Mash

If you have one of the Psychic Pokémon listed above, we suggest looking for raids and battles! Remember: with Psychic Pokémon, you want to avoid fighting their counters, primarily Ghost Pokémon. Check back for updates every season!

Want to see the best of some other types? Check out our guides for the Best Grass Type Pokémon and Best Fire Type Pokemon!

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