Best Psychic-types in Pokémon Sword & Shield

Psychic-type Pokémon are rare in the wild, but Sword & Shield will add a few new ones to the mix. In this guide, you’ll be taking a look at the best Psychic-types in Pokémon Sword & Shield.

Hatterene

Hatterene is a Psychic and Fairy-type Pokémon, it is known as the Silent Pokémon, due to its tendency to be a quiet and gentle being. Hatterene is tall, weighing only 5 kilograms and standing at 2.1 meters tall. Its abilities are Healer, which heals itself when it faints, and Anticipation, which allows it to attack first in battle if an opponent faints. Its best stat is Special Attack. The egg cycles of these pokemon are 20 (4,884–5,140 steps). 

Alakazam

Alakazam is a Psychic type Pokémon known as the Psi Pokémon. It was introduced in Generation 1, and has 3 Special Attack EVs, a 50% catch rate with Poké Balls, and a base Friendship of 50

 It has a Mega Evolution, which can be obtained from X & Y onwards. Alakazam’s Pokédex entry says it synchronizes its psychic powers with others and has inner focus, making it immune to status effects. Alakazam’s growth rate is medium-slow, its egg groups are human-like and it takes 20 cycles (4,884–5,140 steps) to breed an egg. 

Espeon

Espeon is a Psychic type Pokémon having the ability to reflect status effects back at their opponents. Espeon was introduced in Generation 2. It has a high Special Attack and a low catch rate, but its base Friendship is 50 (normal). Espeon grows moderately fast. The egg group of this pokemon is a field. The gender of this pokemon is 87.5% male, 12.5% female. The egg cycles of the pokemon are 35 (8,739–8,995 steps).   

Rapidash

Rapidash is a Fire-type Pokémon, also known as the Fire-horse Pokémon. It is 1.7 meters tall (5’07”), weighs 95 kilograms (209.4 pounds), and you can find it in the wild. Rapidash has Run Away and Speed abilities. When caught, it has a base friendship of 50, which grows slowly when you level up. Its base experience yield can be boosted to 175 via Poké Balls and it grows quickly. The egg cycles of these pokemon are 20 (4,884–5,140 steps). 

Slowbro

Slowbro is a Water and Psychic-type Pokémon having two abilities: “water absorb” and “shell armor.” Slowbro is a Hermit Crab Pokémon that is 1.6 meters tall and weighs about 78.5 kilograms. It has a base friendship of 50 and a base experience yield of 172. The egg cycles of these pokemon are 20 (4,884–5,140 steps). 

Mr. Rime

Mr. Rime is an Ice/Psychic type Pokémon, also known as the Comedian Pokémon. Mr. Rime was introduced in Generation 8, it is 1.5 meters tall and weighs 58.2 kilograms. Its special abilities are Tangled Feet and Screen Cleaner. It has a catch rate of 45 with a Pokéball, and its base friendship is 50. It grows quickly and was introduced in Pokémon: Ice Version. The egg cycles of these pokemon are 25 (6,169–6,425 steps).

Gardevoir

Gardevoir, a Fairy type Pokémon known for its psychic abilities, such as its Synchronize ability. It has a height of 1.6 m (5’03”) and a weight of 48.4 kg (106.7 lbs.). It has a slow growth rate and low base friendships. Gardevoir has a special attack of three and a catch rate of 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP). The egg cycles of these pokemon are 20 (4,884–5,140 steps). 

Metagross

Metagross is a Steel/Psychic Pokémon, it has a clear body ability and high defense. It is the Iron Leg Pokémon with incredible power. Its catch rate is low, though, and it has low base friendship. Its base experience yield is low, but it evolves slowly. The egg cycles of these pokemon are 40 (10,024–10,280 steps). 

Articuno

Articuno is known as the Freeze Pokémon, and it was introduced in the first generation. Articuno has Pressure as its ability and can hide in snow with its Snow Cloak ability. It has a high Special Defense stat, and its catch rate is lower when it’s at full health. The egg group of this pokemon is Undiscovered This pokemon is Genderless. The egg cycles of the pokemon are 80 (20,304–20,560 steps).

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