Psychic Type Weaknesses and Resistances Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

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The Psychic Type is one of the eighteen Pokémon types that specializes with special moves, stat changing moves, and moves that can leave opponents confused. One notable trainer in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet who specializes in Psychic types is Tulip of the Alfornada Gym.

In this guide, we will be talking about Psychic type weaknesses and resistances and how players can take advantage of it with the current Pokémon roster of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

Psychic Type Weaknesses

Psychic types are weak against:

  • Bug
  • Ghost
  • Dark

Keep a look out for these Pokémon who can deal super effective attacks:

  • Lokix (Bug/Dark)
  • Tarountula (Bug)
  • Spidops (Bug)
  • Nymble (Bug)
  • Rellor (Bug)
  • Rabsca (Bug/Psychic) *Psychic moves are not very effective
  • Slither Wing (Bug/Fighting) *Fighting moves are not very effective
  • Greavard (Ghost)
  • Houndstone (Ghost)
  • Gimmighoul Chest and Roaming (Ghost)
  • Flutter Mane (Ghost/Fairy)
  • Skeledirge (Fire/Ghost)
  • Bramblin (Grass/Ghost)
  • Brambleghast (Grass/Ghost)
  • Gholdengo (Steel/Ghost)
  • Ceruledge (Fire/Ghost)
  • Annihilape (Fighting/Ghost) *Fighting moves are not very effective
  • Rabsca (Bug/Psychic) *Psychic moves are not very effective
  • Maschiff (Dark)
  • Mabosstiff (Dark)
  • Iron Jugulis (Dark/Flying)
  • Ting-Lu (Dark/Ground)
  • Chien-Pao (Dark/Ice)
  • Wo-Chien (Dark/Grass)
  • Chi-Yu (Dark/Fire)
  • Kingambit (Dark/Steel)
  • Meowscarada (Grass/Dark)
  • Bombirdier (Flying/Dark)
  • Brute Bonnet (Grass/Dark)
  • Roaring Moon (Dragon/Dark)

Psychic Type Resistances

Psychic types are not immune to any types, but are slightly resistant against the following types:

  • Psychic
  • Fighting

Look out for these Pokémon who Psychic types can be relatively safe fighting against:

  • Slither Wing (Bug/Fighting) *Bug moves are super effective
  • Paldean Tauros (Fighting/Fire//Water)
  • Iron Hands (Fighting/Electric)
  • Koraidon (Fighting/Dragon)
  • Annihilape (Fighting/Ghost) *Ghost moves are super effective
  • Quaquaval (Water/Fighting)
  • Pawmo (Electric/Fighting)
  • Pawmot (Electric/Fighting)
  • Flamigo (Flying/Fighting)
  • Great Tusk (Ground/Fighting)
  • Iron Valiant (Fairy/Fighting)
  • Flittle (Psychic)
  • Espathra (Psychic)
  • Ting-Lu (Dark/Ground)
  • Rabsca (Bug/Psychic) *Bug moves are super effective
  • Farigiraf (Normal/Psychic)
  • Veluza (Water/Psychic)
  • Scream Tail (Fairy/Psychic)
  • Armarouge (Fire/Psychic)
Keep in mind that Pokémon types are just rough guides with regards to weaknesses and resistances and that these Pokémon can still learn moves that are outside their type.

If you like this guide, be sure to check out our other Pokémon Scarlet and Violet articles:

Type Weaknesses and Resistances:

Pokémon League:

How to Evolve:

Legendary Pokemon:

Check out this video by MandJTV explaining how Pokémon types fare against each other: