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My Top Ten Psychic-Type Pokemon

#10. Malamar

Malamar is a Psychic and Dark type Pokemon introduced in the Kalos region. The anime features a group of three evil Malamar abducting and brainwashing Officer Jenny and other humans and Pokemon, in an attempt to take over the world. It is also the evolved form of Inkay; the first Kalos Pokemon caught by Team Rocket. I've never used a Malamar for a full playthrough, but I would love to. Unfortunately their stats aren't up to much, but their backstory and design is just so fascinating. 

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#9. Mew

The original event legendary Pokemon ends up here. The mystery of Pokemon; Mew. Does anyone know how Mew came about? Does anyone really know anything about Mew? Honestly, I don't. Mew was the OG. A mysterious but also cute Pokemon with an even 600 BST. An adorable personality but there's just something that doesn't resonate with me. Maybe it's the lack of availability, maybe it's the weak bitch effect when compared to the real Psychic legendary of Gen 1. Maybe the producers of the original game felt the same, since Mew wasn't meant to be in Red and Blue until a late minute change. 

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#8. Girafarig

One of the most underrated Psychic type Pokemon to exist. It also has a great Normal typing which gives Girafarig a lovely Ghost-type immunity. I feel like Girafarig could have more to be desired with her base stats, but the use of Sap Sipper could become pretty nice for in-game. I haven't actually used Girafarig in game, bar one or two rare occasions, but I really love the Pokemon design. A beautiful and clean-cut design.

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#7. Lugia

Let me begin by saying Lugia should not even be on this list. This is where having 3 potential typings would come in handy. Lugia is hailed as the beast of the seas and the guardian of whirlpools. There is absolutely no reason why Lugia should not be Water type; apart from a crippling 4x weakness to electric attacks. This could easily be rectified by the use of a primal or mega form with a Water/Flying typing, and a new ability referencing The Power of One; and making Lugia neutral to Ice, Electric and Fire. Let's also take a moment to remember Lugia's song, 'The Power of One'. Lugia is also noteable as his role as XD001 in Gale of Darkness; the powerful ship destroying Shadow Pokemon. 

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#6. Delphox

My absolute favorite starter Pokemon of the whole six generations. Generation VI brought Pokemon back to prominence and amazing designs overall; something which the prior 2 (and to an extent 3) generations lacked. An absolute stunner. Yes, it would have been better on four legs, but we already had enough Digimon copying going on in Kalos; the next thing we need is a Kyubimon crossover. Delphox embodies everything I love about Psychic types; powerful and smart, with an element of mystery and evil. Hopefully, she'll receive a mega evolution in the never-coming Pokemon Z!

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#5. Alakazam

An absolute legend. There is a reason Alakazam used to be FEARED. Alakazam is the original trade evolution Pokemon and one of my favorites since the good old days of Pokemon Red and Blue; even if I was never able to actually obtain one and had to stick with good old Kadabra. It's mega evolution in X and Y is extremely frightening with his 175 base Special Attack. Alakazam is given decent coverage from the use of Shadow Ball, Dazzling Gleam and Energy Ball, outside of Psychic. Charge Beam is also handy in certain team situations to boost Special Attack (especially as an in-game player who doesn't like to use set up moves, i.e. Calm Mind). It's a bit of a shame he can't learn Thunderbolt like Gengar can though. Alakazam is a wise old fool and that's why I adore him.

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#4. Celebi

Such an adorable Pokemon; and for a legendary as well. Celebi was the star of the fourth Pokemon movie, alongside the majestic Suicune. Showing compassion, cuteness and just general beautiful design, this adorable Grass / Psychic combination ends up here. Realistically, there's no way Celebi would go any higher on this list as the top 3 are actually my top 3 favorite Pokemon ever. Celebi is a cute ball of energy and I adore her and always have. It was a great gift alongside Pokemon Bank. 

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#3. Starmie

Featuring at the top spot in my Water-Type Pokemon countdown, Starmie ends up here at #3 in the Psychic-Type countdown. It's also my 3rd favorite Pokemon of all time. An amazing in-game Pokemon with very little resistant from any enemy team using the powerful combination of Surf, Ice Beam, Thunderbolt and Psychic. Starmie has just gotten better and better throughout the generations and I pray to Arceus that one day we will have a mega evolution because L'oreal; she's worth it.

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#2. Espeon

"WHAT!" I hear you all shout at your laptop screens as the Pokemon in my avi is not the #1 choice. Espeon is my favorite non-legendary Pokemon, that's for sure, and it's one of the most adorable and cutest Pokemon there is; it's based off a cat after all. If I wanted a pet from the Pokemon world, Espeon would probably be the one. Like all eeveelutions, Espeon is no slouch, but in particular is definitely one of the strongest of them all. With a respectable 130 Special Attack and 110 Speed, Espeon is such a powerful threat all emerging from this little cute cat, and with access to Psychic, Shadow Ball, Dazzling Gleam and even recovery in the vein of Morning Sun, Espeon is one to be feared.

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#1. Mewtwo

This really should have been no surprise to anyone. Mewtwo is my ultimate favorite Pokemon and therefore is my favorite Psychic type too. He's such a legendary iCON that he didn't just receive one mega evolution, no, he received TWO. And guess what? He's also the next big star of Pokken Tournament receiving a Shadow Pokemon form there too. Mewtwo is everything that Mew failed to be. Amnesia was so broken in Gen 1, and while not as broken any more, Mewtwo received such a buff in Kalos with the Mewtwonite Y boosting his base Special Attack to a whopping unboosted 194. Just remind everyone who the true Pokemon god is, coz everyone and their grandmother knows it ain't that failed design from Generation Four. 

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I love your top ten! brit0

Mine is this:

  1. Mew Mew E
  2. Victini Victini NB
  3. Espeon Espeon E
  4. Wobbuffet Wobbuffet E
  5. Slowking Slowking E
  6. Gardevoir Gardevoir E
  7. Alakazam Alakazam E
  8. Jirachi Jirachi E
  9. Meowstic http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20140109172851/pokeminds/es/images/b/b4/Meowstic_XY.gif
  10. Delphox delphox.gif

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21 minutes ago, ChooseyLover said:

I love your top ten! brit0

Mine is this:

  1. Mew Mew E
  2. Victini Victini NB
  3. Espeon Espeon E
  4. Wobbuffet Wobbuffet E
  5. Slowking Slowking E
  6. Gardevoir Gardevoir E
  7. Alakazam Alakazam E
  8. Jirachi Jirachi E
  9. Meowstic http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20140109172851/pokeminds/es/images/b/b4/Meowstic_XY.gif
  10. Delphox delphox.gif

oh oops at wobbuffet. honorable mention to ha. completely useless for in game but an adorable loving pokemon to all anime fans. jirachi was #11 moo1 

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10 minutes ago, Hylia said:

The 3 Malamar in that episode were so shady lmfao1 

the first one (with just the one malamar) was so great. when I saw the episode start I was like THIS IS SO DIFFERENT. It felt so much darker than a normal episode and I loved it. the other one early one which gave me that feeling was the espurr one. 

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2 minutes ago, RihannaRTT said:

oh oops at wobbuffet. honorable mention to ha. completely useless for in game but an adorable loving pokemon to all anime fans. jirachi was #11 moo1 

EXACTLY. jj2

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1 minute ago, RihannaRTT said:

the first one (with just the one malamar) was so great. when I saw the episode start I was like THIS IS SO DIFFERENT. It felt so much darker than a normal episode and I loved it. the other one early one which gave me that feeling was the espurr one. 

The XY series is such a step up in my opinion, from the plots to the character development (i.e. Serena changing her look and even having an acknowledged crush on Ash). But of course each series has it's own things that make them special

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3 minutes ago, Hylia said:

The XY series is such a step up in my opinion, from the plots to the character development (i.e. Serena changing her look and even having an acknowledged crush on Ash). But of course each series has it's own things that make them special

oh agreed. havent watched since the start of Hoenn and XY just drew me to it. Got the DVDs for S17 and S18-1. 

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1 and 2 gives me so much LL and ET Katycat stanning teas. ET as no. 1 and LL as 2. ny1 

but anyways awesome list Pauliekins. antm1 Starmie love oprah2 

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Ew at Delphlop vomit1 

Pretty good list tho. I remember you saying Umbreon was overrated yet Espeon ranked higher in the Megarate and is overrated af. lol1 (as is Mewtwo but he's badass af) 

Also yasss at someone giving Girafarig love yas1 

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2 minutes ago, Brittnay said:

Ew at Delphlop vomit1 

Pretty good list tho. I remember you saying Umbreon was overrated yet Espeon ranked higher in the Megarate and is overrated af. lol1 (as is Mewtwo but he's badass af) 

Also yasss at someone giving Girafarig love yas1 

Umbreon IS overrated. He's extremely useless for in-game playthroughs due to weak attacking stats. Espeon is overused but not overrated because she deserves to be rated that high unlike useless weakling stall bitcheon. sass1 

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1 hour ago, RihannaRTT said:

Umbreon IS overrated. He's extremely useless for in-game playthroughs due to weak attacking stats. Espeon is overused but not overrated because she deserves to be rated that high unlike useless weakling stall bitcheon. sass1 

Umbreon got me through Coliseum like the beast he is sass1 

None of the Eeveelutions are that good in battle. They're for looks. And Umbreon is an amazing design. So is Espeon, but I'm not here for Umbreon getting the shaft or being called "overrated" when Espeon isn't much better. Like any serious tournament player has an Espeon in their team psh sass1 

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2 minutes ago, Brittnay said:

Umbreon got me through Coliseum like the beast he is sass1 

None of the Eeveelutions are that good in battle. They're for looks. And Umbreon is an amazing design. So is Espeon, but I'm not here for Umbreon getting the shaft or being called "overrated" when Espeon isn't much better. Like any serious tournament player has an Espeon in their team psh sass1 

Espeon got me through it sass1 

There's a reason Espeon has always been higher rated on competitive teams than UU-mbreon sass1 While both are currently UU right now, Espeon was OU open XY's release and in Gen 5 sass1 Let's not act like they're never used in competitions when Vaporeon / Jolteon and Sylveon all exist.

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49 minutes ago, ParentalAdvisory said:

starmie.gif the queen will get ha mega soon

HOPEFULLY. The sun is a star, so hopefully M-Starmie is coming! 

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