The Psychic type in Pokémon represents one of the most elaborate and varied typings around. In some ways, it features the most intelligent Pokémon, including ones who can communicate with humans, while others feature the more mystical, mysterious, and magical side of the Pokémon series.
With such grand variance in Psychic typing, figuring out the best Psychic Pokémon of all time feels like a challenge. That said, these Psychic Pokémon represent the best parts of the typing regarding their designs, movesets, stats, popularity, and more.
When it comes to the best Psychic Pokémon of all time, the originals stand tall as the hardest ones to beat. Mew represents the origin of not just Psychic typing but all Pokémon in general. Its simple but memorable design matches well with its uncanny ability to use almost every move in the series.
No other Pokémon matches its versatility, a trademark feature of Psychic typing.
Mewtwo comes close to matching its predecessor but falls just short. This man-made Pokémon exhibits some of the best stats and movesets in the series. Couple this with its incredible intelligence, and Mewtwo communicates with humans in a way other Pokémon dream of.
The Gen 2 Mythical Pokémon Celebi feels like a strong mascot for the Psychic typing. Its adorable design mixes well with its immense power over time. Its inclusion in the excellent fourth Pokémon anime movie helps its high placement.
When players think of Psychic Pokémon, Gardevoir comes to mind first for many in the community. The Gen 3 Pokémon has one of the most unforgettable designs in its gorgeous human-like appearance and terrific Psychic and Fairy combination.
Necrozma nails the idea of a Psychic Pokémon the best out of the legendary trio from Gen 7. It features impressive flexibility and can change from Psychic to match Lunala and Solgaleo’s typings to even the fascinating and powerful Psychic and Dragon combo.
Lunala, like Cresselia, features a space-like design. This wondrous idea matches well with its Psychic and Ghost typing. This makes it one of the most substantial Psychic types in the series, with only weaknesses to Ghost and Dark, which represent some of the most uncommon typings.
The box art legendary for Pokémon Sun feels unique in how it has Psychic typing, but it looks nothing like the other Pokémon on this list. This disconnection sets it back behind its fellow legendary Pokémon, even though it features one of the strongest designs in the series with its solar lion idea.
Metagross uses its pseudo-legendary status well. It has an impressive moveset as a Steel and Psychic Pokémon, some fantastic stats, and a solid Mega Evolution form. It exists as one of the most powerful Psychic Pokémon in the series.
9. Tapu Lele
Psychic and Fairy feels like a classic combo in the series, and Tapu Lele exudes both aspects well. It has the more mysterious island guardian look for Psychic and the pink to match the Fairy typing. Out of the four Tapu Pokémon from Gen 7, it stands at the top.
This Gen 4 legendary Pokémon reflects the Psychic typing in such a magical and mystical way. It takes a galactic approach to its appearance, which pairs better with the typing than almost any other Psychic Pokémon in existence.
Eevee has a Psychic evolution in the Gen 2 Pokémon, Espeon. Espeon tops the list of the Eevee evolutions, ranking alongside the other greats of Umbreon and Sylveon. While its stats and moveset need some light work, it has one of the strongest designs in this typing group.
Meloetta uses the underrated Normal and Psychic combo, which helps it have only two weaknesses in the entire series. Pair this with its memorable musical idol design, and players have one of the most magnificent and elegant Pokémon of all time.
This Gen 3 Mythical Pokémon went for the Steel and Psychic combo, which feels odd since there already existed that typing for another Gen 3 Pokémon. Still, its high stats and status as the star of one of the better Pokémon anime movies help it out.
For many players in the earlier days of the Pokémon series, the Alakazam line introduced them to the Psychic typing. Abra, Kadabra, and Alakazam all look great alongside their useful moveset and stats.
Hattrem represents the best evolution in this three-stage Psychic line from Gen 8. It looks a bit weird but cute at the same time while also featuring some solid stats for a middle evolution. It stands out as one of the better recent Psychic Pokémon.
16. Galarian Ponyta
Ponyta already stood out as a fan-favorite for many Gen 1 fans, but the Galarian version enhanced the Pokémon. Its unicorn-like status and the colorful mane on its head match well with its fairytale-like Psychic typing. If only Galarian Rapidash matched Ponyta’s success.
The Pokémon series often features some rather inventive designs, and Meowstic represents one of the strongest ones. This Pokémon looks like an adorable magical feline who saw the future and became traumatized in the process.
This bizarre alien DNA creature from space features one of the weirdest Psychic Pokémon in the series. But with its various forms and memorable moments in the series, including with the anime film, it lands in this spot.
19. Galarian Articuno
Articuno looked the best of the legendary bird trio from the first generation of games, but its Galarian form knocks it back to last place in the regional versions. Despite this, it features incredible stats, a still solid appearance, and great typing.
The only starter Pokémon in the series thus far to feature Psychic typing for its secondary typing, Delphox stands in a unique place in the franchise. Unfortunately, its design falls short of its two predecessors or else it might rise through the ranks.
Victini features the strange Psychic and Fire typing combo, which feels a bit odd for this Pokémon, hence its placement on this list. Despite this, the cutesy little fighter has some solid stats and an upbeat design which looks iconic.
This Gen 5 Psychic Pokémon represents one of the most standard Pokémon in the type group. It has the solo Psychic typing alongside an adorable dreamlike design. While its evolution loses some visual quality, Munna remains a memorable Pokémon.
23. Alolan Raichu
Alolan Raichu takes a unique approach in its regional form with the Electric and Psychic typing. This welcome combo gives it some impressive coverage with the ability to shock Water and Flying-type Pokémon alongside its utility against Poison and Fighting types as well.
24. Iron Leaves
For the most part, this Paradox Pokémon version of Virizion looks pretty similar to it, outside of the excellent shiny version. Its Grass and Psychic typing combination feels a bit too familiar as well, but it makes up with its stats and Psyblade signature move.
This Generation 9 Pokémon features the solid Fire and Psychic-type combo. In addition to that, it has great stats alongside its moveset, which includes the overpowered Armor Cannon signature move.