Psychic (Trainer class)

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サイキッカー Psychicer
VSPsychic M BDSP.pngVSPsychic F BDSP.png
VS models from Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
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
Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Stadium, Stadium 2
Gender Both
Counterpart Hex Maniac*
Notable members Ricky, Carrie, Charlene
Anime debut Abra and the Psychic Showdown
TCG debut Aquapolis
TCG card Seer
Manga debut Punching Poliwrath (Adventures)
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.

As their name suggests, they specialize in Psychic-type Pokémon, though they occasionally also use Ghost-type Pokémon from Generation III onward.



In the core series

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Generation IV
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Black and White
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Black 2 and White 2
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Generation VI
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Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
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In other games

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Portrait from
Stadium and Stadium 2
Seer sprite from
Construction: Action


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Art from Generation VI

Trainer list

Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow

Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire

Pokémon Emerald

See more: List of Battle Frontier Trainers (Generation III)/Psychic

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

Special Trainers

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!

Pokémon Stadium

Pokémon Stadium 2


Emerald Battle Frontier

Diamond and Pearl Battle Tower


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
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Seer T [Su] Aquapolis Uncommon 133/147 Wind from the Sea Uncommon 077/092
Psychic's Third Eye Su BREAKpoint Uncommon 108/122 Rage of the Broken Heavens U 078/080


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 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. There, he was partnered with a Black Belt and faced off against Ash and Paul in the quarterfinals. Despite the two working well as a team, they were unable to contend against the experienced Trainers and were knocked out.

A Psychic named Ricky appeared in Climbing the Tower of Success!. He is based on a Psychic named Bryce, who appeared in the Celestial Tower in the games.

A large number of Psychics who train under Olympia appeared in Cloudy Fate, Bright Future!. They included Carrie and Charlene.


Hearthome City Psychic

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Psychic's 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!

Anistar Gym Psychics

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Mime Jr.
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In the manga

A male Psychic in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Yellow chapter

A male Psychic made a cameo appearance in a flashback in Punching Poliwrath as one of the Trainers that wanted to challenge Red to a battle after his win at the Indigo League, but he was considered to be a "boring" match.

HeartGold & SoulSilver chapter

A male Psychic was seen amongst the people visiting the Safari Zone in Weavile Wobbles But It Won't Fall Down.

Black & White chapter

In Dream a Little Dream, a male and a female Psychic were seen as two of the 32 participants of the Pokémon League tournament, going through Victory Road. They were eventually defeated off-panel, eliminating them from the tournament.

X & Y chapter

In Sylveon Enchants, a Psychic was seen at the Mini-game Corner.

Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire chapter

A male Psychic was one of the people swarming the Mossdeep Space Center in PS606.


Psychic's Venomoth
Venomoth was seen with its Trainer at the Safari Zone Gate.

None of Venomoth's moves are known.

Debut Weavile Wobbles But It Won't Fall Down
Psychic's Girafarig
Girafarig was seen with its Trainer at the Safari Zone Gate.

None of Girafarig's moves are known.

Debut Weavile Wobbles But It Won't Fall Down
Psychic's Beheeyem
A Psychic's Beheeyem was seen battling another Trainer's Ferrothorn at Victory Road.

None of Beheeyem's moves are known.

Debut Hallway Hijinks
Psychic's Reuniclus
A female Psychic's Reuniclus was seen battling another Trainer's Ferrothorn at Victory Road.

None of Reuniclus's moves are known.

Debut The Shadow Triad

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

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.


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 超能力者 Chīunàhnglihkjé
Mandarin 超能力者 Chāonénglìzhě
Finland Flag.png Finnish Psyykikko
France Flag.png French Kinésiste
Germany Flag.png German Seher ()*
Seherin ()*
Italy Flag.png Italian Sensitivo*
South Korea Flag.png Korean 초능력자 Choneungryeokja
Poland Flag.png Polish Medium
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Médium*
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Psíquico
Spain Flag.png Spanish Médium

Trainer classes in the Pokémon core series
Kanto Ace Trainer*BeautyBikerBird KeeperBlack Belt*Bug CatcherBurglarCamper*ChampionGSCFRLGHGSSPE
ChannelerElite FourGSCFRLGHGSSPEEngineerFishermanGamer*GentlemanGym Leader*GSCFRLGHGSSPE
HikerJugglerLassPicnicker*Poké Maniac*Pokémon Trainer*GSCPEPsychicRivalRocker
Roughneck*SailorScientistSuper NerdSwimmerTamerTeam Rocket Grunt*Youngster
BoarderHGSSDouble TeamHGSSFirebreatherGSCHGSSGuitaristGSCHGSSMediumGSCHGSSPokéfanGSCHGSS
Cool CoupleFRLGCrush KinFRLGSis and BroFRLGYoung CoupleFRLGHGSS
Coach TrainerPEKarate MasterPEPunk GuyPETeam RocketPETeam Rocket AdminPE
Master TrainersPE
Beta Trainer class:
Sevii Islands Aroma LadyBikerBird KeeperBlack BeltBug CatcherCamperCool CoupleCooltrainerCrush Girl
Crush KinCue BallFishermanGentlemanHikerJugglerLadyLassPainterPicnickerPokéManiac
PKMN BreederPKMN RangerPsychicRuin ManiacScientistSis and BroSwimmerTamer
Team Rocket AdminTeam Rocket GruntTwinsTuberYoung CoupleYoungster
Trainer Tower only:
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 TeamHGSSElderHGSSPasserbyHGSSYoung CoupleHGSS
Battle Frontier only:HGSS

Aroma LadyArtistBattle GirlCameramanClownCollector
CowgirlCyclistDragon TamerIdolJoggerLadyNinja Boy
Parasol LadyPIPoké KidPKMN BreederPKMN Ranger
RancherReporterRich BoyRoughneckRuin ManiacSocialite
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 & Bro*Swimmer
Team Aqua GruntSEASTeam Magma GruntREORTeammates*TriathleteTuberTwinsWinstrateYoung CoupleYoungster
Ace DuoORASBrains & BrawnORASBackpackerORASDelinquentORASFairy Tale GirlORASFare PrinceORASFree DiverORAS
LeadersORASLorekeeperORASMysterious SistersORASProprietorORASRotation GirlORASScuba DiverORAS
Secret Base ExpertORASSecret Base TrainerORASSootopolitanORASStreet ThugORAS
Battle Frontier only:E
Arena TycoonDome AceFactory HeadPalace MavenPike QueenPyramid KingSalon Maiden
Battle Institute and Battle Maison only:ORAS
ArtistBattle ChatelaineButlerChefFurisode GirlGarçonGardenerMadameMaidMonsieurOwnerPreschoolerPunk Girl
Punk GuyRising StarRoller SkaterSchoolboySchoolgirlScientistTouristVeteranWaitressWorker
Sinnoh Ace TrainerAroma LadyArtistBattle GirlBeautyBird KeeperBlack BeltBug CatcherCameramanCamperChampion
ClownCollectorCommanderCowgirlCyclistDouble TeamDragon TamerElite FourFisher*GentlemanGuitarist
Gym Leader*HikerIdolInterviewersJoggerLadyLassMadame*Ninja BoyParasol LadyPicnickerPIPoké Fan*
Poké KidPokémon BreederPokémon RangerPokémon TrainerPolice Officer*PsychicRancherRanchers*
ReporterRich BoyRoughneckRuin ManiacSailorSchool KidScientistSkierSwimmerTeam Galactic Boss*
Team Galactic Grunt*Tower TycoonTuberTwinsVeteranWaiterWaitressWorkerYoung CoupleYoungster
Arcade StarPtCastle ValetPtFactory HeadPtHall MatronPtMaidPtGAME FREAK'sBDSP
Unova Ace TrainerArtistBackersBackpackerBakerBattle GirlBeautyB2W2BikerBlack BeltBoss TrainerB2W2Champion
ClerkCyclistDancerDepot AgentDoctorElite FourFishermanGAME FREAKGentlemanGuitaristB2W2Harlequin
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
Battle Chateau ranks:
By male: BaronViscountEarlMarquisDukeGrand Duke
By female: BaronessViscountessCountessMarchionessDuchessGrand Duchess
Battle Institute and Battle Maison only:
Battle ChatelaineLadyMadameMaidMonsieurRich Boy

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