Pokémon Legends Arceus: Best Psychic-Type Pokémon

Here’s your list of Psychic-type Pokémon in Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

Since the first core series games, adding a Psychic-type Pokémon to your team has always been an advisable strategy. The same holds true in Pokémon Legends: Arceus as you explore the Hisui region before it became Sinnoh.

Below, you will find a list of of the best Psychic-type Pokémon in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. There are a few important notes to keep in mind when viewing this list. Firstly, this list does not include any Legendary and Mythical Pokémon. Secondly, each Pokémon on this list has at least a Base Stats Total of 500, though it’s interesting to note the highest is only 525, making the distribution of Psychic-type in the game more balanced than others. Thirdly, secondary type (if any) matters when considering any added psychic weaknesses.

1. Espeon (Base Stats Total: 525)

An Eeveelution has made every best type list for Arceus thus far, and Espeon continues that streak with good reason.

Espeon has two stats above 100 and one just under it with Special Attack at 130, Speed at 110, and Special Defense at 95. However, the tradeoff is paltry stats in HP (65), Attack (65), and Defense (60). Espeon should be quick enough and, if paired with special attacks and STAB, strong enough to faint opponents before being fainted.

It learns special attacks Confusion, Swift, and Psychic, along with status attacks like Baby-Doll Eyes and Calm Mind. It can learn through move tutors Dazzling Gleam, Shadow Ball, and Psychic.

As a pure Psychic-type Pokemon, Espeon is weak to Bug, Dark, and Ghost-type attacks. Having a move tutor teach Espeon Dazzling Gleam and Shadow Ball will counter the latter two weaknesses. Psychic-type attacks are super effective against Fighting and Poison.

To obtain Espeon, you need to evolve Eevee. Eevee can be found at Horseshoe Plains. However, it is very skittish and will flee at first sight, so be sneaky! Eevee will then evolve with high friendship during the day into Espeon.

2. Wyrdeer (Base Stats Total: 525)

While you do obtain the ability to use Wyrdeer as a Ride Pokemon after quelling Kleavor’s rage, you can also add the Hisuian exclusive to your team.

Wyrdeer has three stats over 100 and within two points of each other: Attack and Special Attack at 105 and HP at 103. However, its other stats are low with Special Defense at 75, Defense at 72, and Speed at 65. It can hit hard, but it’s slow and might not have enough defense to make use of that high HP.

Wyrdeer learns Confusion, Psyshield Bash, Extrasensory, and Zen Headbutt. It can also learn Bulldoze, Psychic, Megahorn, Iron Tail, and Thunderbolt, among others.

Wyrdeer is a Normal-type with a secondary Psychic-type. However, it doesn’t add Fighting as a weakness, as it reverts to normal damage due to being Psychic-type. Being Normal-type also negates any damage from Ghost types unless after an identifying move; this means Wyrdeer is only weak to Bug and Dark.

To obtain Wyrdeer, you need to evolve Stantler. You can find Stantler at Deertrack Heights Wayward Wood, and Windbreak Stand. Stantler can evolve into Wyrdeer after using Agile Style Psyshield Bash 20 times.

3. Gardevoir (Base Stats Total: 518)

One of two evolutions for Kirlia, Gardevoir is a great choice for any team because of its secondary typing.

Gardevoir is a Special Attack (125) and Special Defense (115) fiend. However, aside from its Speed (80), its other stats are middling at best. HP is 68 while Attack and Defense are 65 each.

Gardevoir learns only special attacks, and its high Special Attack stat should make it able to defeat even those foes with high Special Defense. It learns Dazzling Gleam, Confusion, Draining Kiss, Psychic, Moonblast, and Aura Sphere, in addition to status attacks like Recover and Calm Mind. It can also learn Charge Beam, Hyper Beam, Ice Beam, Mystical Fire, and Shadow Ball, among others.

Gardevoir adds a secondary Fairy-type, the most recent type added to the series. Fairy-type reverts Bug and Dark to normal damage. However, it does add weaknesses to Poison and Steel. It maintains its weakness to Ghost, so it’s weak to Ghost, Poison, and Steel. Luckily, Psychic attacks counter Poison and Aura Sphere counters Steel. Fairy is super effective against Dark, Fighting, and Dragon.

You can find Gardevoir at Heart’s Crag. If you want to evolve one from Ralts (then Kirlia), Ralts can be found at Gapejaw Bog, Heart’s Crag, Shrouded Ruins, and Snowpoint Temple.

4. Gallade (Base Stats Total: 518)

Gallade is your choice over Gardevoir if a physical attacker is what you desire. Gallade switches its Attack (125) with Special Attack (65) from Gardevoir. All other Base Stats remain the same.

It learns physical attacks Psycho Cut, Leaf Blade, and Close Combat, with special attacks like Draining Kiss and Psychic as well. It also learns status attacks like Swords Dance. It can also learn Poison Jab, Ice Punch, and Thunder Punch, all three attacks covering weaknesses.

With its secondary Fighting-type, Gallade adds weaknesses to Flying and Fairy. However, it reverts its weaknesses to Bug and Dark back to normal damage. Fighting is super effective against Steel, Ice, Normal, and Rock.

You can find Gallade at Snowpoint Temple. The same locations apply to Ralts’ location as the Gardevoir entry above. However, to evolve one into Gallade, you need two things: a male Kirlia and a Dawn Stone. Use the Dawn Stone on your male Kirla to evolve it into Gallade.

5. Hisuian Braviary (Base Stats Total: 510)

Another of the Ride Pokemon you’ll encounter in Arceus, the Hisuian variant of Braviary is like Gardevoir in that it favors special attacks over its Unovan form.

Hisuian Braviary is also more well-balanced than its future Unovan descendant. It has Special Attack at 112 and HP at 110. An 18-point range spans the other four stats with Attack at 83, Defense and Special Defense at 70, and Speed at 65. It’s a slower Flying-type, possibly due to its size.

It learns special attacks like Twister, Air Slash, Esper Wing, and Hurricane. It also learns some strong physical attacks like Aerial Ace and Brave Bird. It can also learn Dazzling Gleam, Psychic, Rock Smash, and Hyper Beam, among others.

Braviary adds a secondary Flying-type, which adds weaknesses to Electric, Ice, and Rock. It does revert Bug damage to normal. Flying is super effective against Fighting, Flying, and Grass.

You can find Hisuian Braviary at Snowpoint Temple. If you want to evolve one from a Rufflet, you can also find them at the same location.

6. Alakazam (Base Stats Total: 500)

One of the original special attack specialists, Alakazam is a good addition should you be able to protect it from any sort of physical damage.

Alakazam is all about hitting hard with special attacks and hitting fast. It has Special Attack of 135 and Speed of 120, with Special Defense at 95. However, it has the worst physical stats of any Pokemon on this list with HP of 55, Attack of 50, and Defense of 45.

Alakazam learns two physical attacks, Psycho Cut and Zen Headbutt. The other attacks it learns include Confusion and Psychic, along with status attacks like Calm Mind, Recover, and Teleport. It can also learn Dazzling Gleam, Shadow Ball, and Ice Punch, two of which cover two Psychic-type weaknesses.

Alakazam can be found at Sandgem Flats. If you want to evolve one from an Abra, they can be found at Sandgem Flats, Lake Acuity, and Windswept Run. However, Abra may be the most frustrating Pokemon to catch in the game! You will then need to trade Kadabra to evolve it into Alakazam.

7. Bronzong (Base Stats Total: 500)

Bronzong is your Psychic-type tank with enough offensive firepower to let it hold its own in battle – save maybe for one key stat.

As a tank, Bronzong’s best stats are Defense and Special Defense at 116 each. Its HP is low at 67, but it has decent offense with Attack at 89 and Special Attack at 79. However, it’s the only one on this list with a stat lower than of Alakazam’s physical stats: Bronzong’s Speed is a paltry 33.

It learns Confusion, Hex, Flash Cannon, and Extrasensory, along with status attacks like Iron Defense and Hypnosis. It can also learn It can also learn Psychic, Shadow Ball, and Rock Smash, among others.

Bronzong is a secondary Psychic-type with a primary Steel-type. Steel normally adds weaknesses to Fire, Fighting, and Ground. However, its Psychic-type reverts Fighting to normal damage while its Steel type reverts Bug to normal damage. Further, if your Bronzong has the ability Levitate, it will be immune to Ground attacks. This will be in addition to being immune to Poison as a Steel-type. Steel attacks are super effective against Ice, Rock, and Fairy. It’s also resistant to most types.

Bronzong can be found at Ancient Quarry, Celestica Ruins, Clamberclaw Cliffs, Lake Acuity, and Stonetooth Rows. If you want to evolve one from a Bronzor, you can find them at the same locations.

Honorable mention for best Psychic-type Pokémon in Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Here are some Psychic-types that didn’t quite make the cut for the above list. They may be worth it to your team construction, or could be sentimental favorites.

  • Mr. Mime (Psychic-Fairy, Base Stats Total: 460)
  • Chimecho (Psychic, Base Stats Total: 455)
  • Unown (Psychic, Base Stats Total: 336)

Legendary and Mythical Psychic-type Pokémon in Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Should you want a Legendary or mythical Psychic-type in Arceus, here are the ones in Hisui.

  • Uxie
  • Mesprit
  • Azelf
  • Cresselia

Uxie can be found at Lake Acuity, Mesprit at Lake Verity, and Azelf at Lake Valor. Cressellia can be found at Moonview Arena.

The 25-point range between the first and last entries on this list means that any choice would be a good addition to your team. Will you go for a pure Psychi-type or one with a dual Psychic-type?

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