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Psychic (Trainer class)

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Psychic
サイキッカー Psychicer
XY Psychic.png
Art from X and Y
Other names Seer (English TCG)
Introduced in Generation I
Appears in Red, Blue, and Yellow
Gold, Silver, and Crystal
Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, FireRed, and LeafGreen
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, and SoulSilver
Black, White, Black 2, and White 2
X, Y, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire
Stadium 2
Gender Both
Counterpart {{{counterpart}}}
Notable members Ricky
Anime debut Abra and the Psychic Showdown
TCG debut Aquapolis
TCG card Seer
Manga debut Find Munchlax! (DP Adventure!)

A Psychic (Japanese: サイキッカー Psychicer) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that first debuted in the Generation I games. They were originally only male, but in Generation III, female Psychics started to appear. In Generation VI, the trainer class once again reverts to all male, having found a female counterpart in Hex Maniacs. They appear as young men or young women levitating Poké Balls with their psychokinetic powers.

When paired with Black Belts in Double Battles, they are called Brains & Brawns.

They specialize in Psychic-type Pokémon, and also in Ghost-type Pokémon from Generation IV onward.

Appearance

Spr RG Psychic.png Spr GS Psychic.png Spr RS Psychic M.pngSpr RS Psychic F JP.png Spr RS Psychic M.pngSpr RS Psychic F.png S2 Psychic.png
Sprite from
Generation I
Sprite from
Generation II
Sprites from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald (JP)
Sprites from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Portrait from
Stadium and Stadium 2
Youngster I OD.png Youngster II OD.png Psychic m RSE OD.pngLass RSE OD.png
Overworld sprite from
Generation I
Overworld sprite from
Generation II
Overworld sprites from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Spr FRLG Psychic M.pngSpr FRLG Psychic F.png Spr DP Psychic M.pngSpr DP Psychic F.png Spr BW Psychic M.pngSpr BW Psychic F.png Spr B2W2 Psychic M.pngSpr B2W2 Psychic F.png VSPsychic.png
Sprites from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Sprites from
Generation IV
Sprites from
Black and White
Sprites from
Black 2 and White 2
VS sprite from
Generation VI
Cooltrainer m FRLG OD.pngPsychic f FRLG OD.png Psychic IV OD.png Psychic m OD.pngPsychic f OD.png
Overworld sprites from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Overworld sprite from
Generation IV
Overworld sprites from
Generation V

Trainer list

Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow


Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal


Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire


Pokémon Emerald


Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen


Pokémon Diamond and Pearl


Pokémon Platinum


Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver


Pokémon Black and White


Pokémon Black 2 and White 2


Pokémon X and Y


Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire


Other

Emerald Battle Frontier

Diamond and Pearl Battle Tower

Miscellaneous

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Psychic in the Pokémon Trading Card Game. In the English print, Psychic is translated as Seer.

Related cards
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Seer T [Su] Aquapolis Uncommon 133/147 Wind from the Sea Uncommon 077/092
 

Artwork

Artwork from the TCG:

Psychic Sugimori.png
Artwork by Ken Sugimori for the
Trading Card Game

In the anime

A Psychic in the anime

A number of Psychics were seen in the Saffron City Gym in Abra and the Psychic Showdown.

Another Psychic appeared much later in Glory Blaze! as one of the participants of the Hearthome City Tag Battle Competition where he was partnered with a Black Belt and faced Ash and Paul in the quarter-finals. Despite the two working well as a team, they were unable to contend against the experienced Trainers and were knocked out.

A Psychic by the name of Ricky appeared in Climbing the Tower of Success!. He is based after a Psychic by the name of Bryce, appearing in the Celestial Tower in the games.

Psychic's Metagross
Metagross
The Psychic used his Metagross against Ash's Turtwig and Paul's Chimchar, partnering it up with the Black Belt's Zangoose. The Psychic trained his Metagross in order to be able to use quick attacks, as well as teaching it Magnet Rise in order to protect it from Ground-type moves. Despite its power and speed, Metagross was defeated by Chimchar's Flamethrower after it had increased its fire-power thanks to Zangoose's Fire Blast.

Metagross's known moves are Bullet Punch, Magnet Rise and Psychic.

Debut Glory Blaze!

In the manga

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

In Find Munchlax!!, a female Psychic is one of the three Trainers searching for Munchlax. She uses her psychic powers to sense Munchlax's presence but only manages to find Hareta.

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 超能力者 Chāonénglì-zhě
Finland Flag.png Finnish Psyykikko
France Flag.png European French Kinésiste
Germany Flag.png German Psycho
Italy Flag.png Italian Psiche (Gen I-V)
Sensitivo (Gen VI)
South Korea Flag.png Korean 초능력자 Choneungryeokja
Poland Flag.png Polish Medium
Spain Flag.png European Spanish Médium



Trainer classes in the Pokémon main series
Kanto Ace Trainer*BeautyBikerBird KeeperBlack Belt*Bug CatcherBurglarCamper*ChampionGSCFRLGHGSS
ChannelerCue BallElite FourGSCFRLGHGSSEngineerFishermanGamer*GentlemanHikerJugglerLass
LeaderGSCFRLGHGSSPicnicker*Poké Maniac*PKMN TrainerGSCPsychicRivalRocker
Rocket Boss*FRLGHGSSSailorScientistSuper NerdSwimmerTamerTeam Rocket Grunt*Youngster
BoarderHGSSDouble TeamHGSSFirebreatherGSCHGSSGuitaristGSCHGSSMediumGSCHGSSPokéfanGSCHGSS
School Kid*GSCHGSSSkierHGSSTeacherGSCHGSSTwinsGSCFRLGHGSS
Cool CoupleFRLGCrush KinFRLGSis and BroFRLGYoung CoupleFRLGHGSS
Beta Trainer class:
ChiefRGBY
Sevii Islands Aroma LadyBikerBird KeeperBlack BeltBug CatcherCamperCool CoupleCooltrainerCrush Girl
Crush KinCue BallFishermanGentlemanHikerJugglerLadyLassPainterPicnickerPokéManiac
PKMN BreederPKMN RangerPsychicRuin ManiacScientistSis and BroSwimmerTamer
Team Rocket AdminTeam Rocket GruntTwinsTuberYoung CoupleYoungster
Only in Trainer Tower:
BeautyBurglarEngineerRockerSailorSuper Nerd
Johto Ace Trainer*BeautyBikerBird KeeperBlack Belt*BoarderBug CatcherBurglarCamper
ChampionExecutive*FirebreatherFisherman*GentlemanGuitaristHikerJugglerKimono GirlLass
LeaderMediumPicnickerPokéfanPoké Maniac*PKMN TrainerPoliceman*PsychicRivalSage
SailorSchool Kid*ScientistSkierSuper NerdSwimmerTeacherTeam Rocket Grunt*TwinsYoungster
Mystery ManCHGSS*
Double TeamHGSSElderHGSSYoung CoupleHGSS
Only in the Battle FrontierHGSS:

Aroma LadyArtistBattle GirlCameramanClownCollector
CowgirlCyclistDragon TamerIdolJoggerLadyNinja Boy
Parasol LadyPIPoké KidPKMN BreederPKMN Ranger
RancherReporterRich BoyRoughneckRuin ManiacSocialite
TuberVeteranWaiterWaitressWorker
Arcade StarCastle ValetFactory HeadHall MatronTower Tycoon

Hoenn Ace Trainer*Aqua AdminSEASAqua LeaderSEASAroma LadyBattle GirlBeautyBird KeeperBlack Belt
Bug CatcherBug ManiacCamperChampionCollectorDragon TamerElite FourExpertFisherman
GentlemanGuitaristHex ManiacHikerInterviewersKindlerLadyLassLeaderMagma AdminREOR
Magma LeaderREORNinja BoyOld CoupleParasol LadyPicnickerPoké FanPoké ManiacPokémon Ranger
Pokémon TrainerPokémon BreederPsychicRich BoyRuin ManiacSailorSchoolkid*Sis and BroSwimmer
Team Aqua GruntSEASTeam Magma GruntREORTeammates*TriathleteTuberTwinsWinstrateYoung CoupleYoungster
Ace DuoORASBrains & BrawnORASBackpackerORASDelinquentORASFairy Tale GirlORASFare PrinceORASFree DiverORAS
LorekeeperORASMysterious SistersORASProprietorORASRotation GirlORASScuba DiverORASSecret Base ExpertORAS
Secret Base TrainerORASSootopolitanORASStreet ThugORAS
Battle Frontier only:E
Arena TycoonDome AceFactory HeadPalace MavenPike QueenPyramid KingSalon Maiden
Battle Institute and Battle Maison only:ORAS
ArtistBattle ChatelaineButlerChefGarçonGardenerMaidMonsieurOwnerPreschoolerPunk Girl
Punk GuyRising StarRoller SkaterSchoolboySchoolgirlTouristWaitressWorker
Sinnoh Ace TrainerAroma LadyArtistBattle GirlBeautyBelle & PaBird KeeperBlack BeltBug CatcherCameraman
CamperChampionClownCollectorCommanderCowgirlCyclistDouble TeamDragon TamerElite Four
FishermanGalactic BossGalactic GruntGentlemanGuitaristHikerIdolInterviewersJoggerLadyLassLeader
Ninja BoyParasol LadyPicnickerPIPokéfanPoké KidPKMN BreederPKMN RangerPKMN Trainer
PolicemanPsychicRancherReporterRich BoyRoughneckRuin ManiacSailorSchool KidScientistSkier
SocialiteSwimmerTower TycoonTuberTwinsVeteranWaiterWaitressWorkerYoung CoupleYoungster
Arcade StarPtCastle ValetPtFactory HeadPtHall MatronPtMaidPt
Unova Ace TrainerArtistBackersBackpackerBakerBattle GirlBeautyB2W2BikerBlack BeltBoss TrainerB2W2Champion
ClerkCyclistDancerDepot AgentDoctorElite FourFishermanGAME FREAKGentlemanGuitaristB2W2Harlequin
HikerHooligansHoopsterInfielderJanitorLadyLassLeaderLinebackerMaidMotorcyclistMusicianNurse
Nursery AideParasol LadyPilotPokéfanPKMN BreederPKMN RangerPKMN TrainerPoliceman
PreschoolerPsychicRich BoyRoughneckSchool KidScientistSmasherSocialiteStrikerSubway Boss
SwimmerTeam PlasmaTeam Plasma GruntThe RichesBWTwinsVeteranWaiterWaitressWorkerYoungster
Pokéstar Studios Only:B2W2
A-list ActorActorActressBig StarCelebrityChic ActressChild StarComedianFine Actor
Movie StarNew ActressStar ActorSuit ActorUnique StarVeteran Star
Pokémon World Tournament Only:B2W2
Junior RepresentativeMaster RepresentativeSenior Representative
World ChampionWorld FinalistWorld Runner-up
Kalos Ace DuoAce TrainerArtistArtist FamilyBackpackerBattle GirlBeautyBlack BeltBrains & Brawn
ButlerChampionChefDriverElite FourFairy Tale GirlFishermanFurisode GirlGarçonGardener
Hex ManiacHikerHoneymoonersLassLeaderLumiose Gang MemberMysterious SistersOwner
Poké FanPoké Fan FamilyPokémon BreederPokémon ProfessorPokémon RangerPokémon Trainer
PreschoolerPsychicPunk CouplePunk GirlPunk GuyRangersRising StarRoller Skater
SchoolboySchoolgirlScientistSky TrainerSuccessorSuspicious ChildSuspicious Lady
Suspicious WomanSwimmerTeam FlareTeam Flare AdminTeam Flare BossTeam Flare Grunt
TouristTwinsVeteranWaitressWorkerYoungster
Battle Chateau Ranks:
By Male: BaronViscountEarlMarquisDukeGrand Duke
By Female: BaronessViscountessCountessMarchionessDuchessGrand Duchess
Only in Battle Institute and Battle Maison:
Battle ChatelaineLadyMadameMaidMonsieurRich Boy
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