|1||Mr. Psychic’s House in Saffron City. This is in the lower-right side of the city’s bottom street.||No|
TM29 Psychic is given to you by a man named Mr. Psychic who lives in Saffron City. You’ll find his house directly east of the Pokémon Center in the city.
You can get TM29 at any point after gaining access to Saffron City.
This is what you need to do before you can get TM29:
- Buy a drink from the vending machine at the top of the Celadon Mart and give it to a guard to gain access to Saffron City.
Getting TM29 Psychic
Starting from the Saffron City Pokémon Center, head east until you reach Mr. Psychic’s house. You’ll recognize his house because there’s a sign out front near the front door.
Enter Mr. Psychic’s House once you get there.
Walk up to Mr. Psychic and talk to him. He’ll predict you wanted TM29 and then give it to you.
Psychic Move Details
|Psychic Move Details|
|PP||10 (max. 16)|
|Effect||Has a 30% chance of lowering the opposing Pokémon’s Special stat.|
Psychic is the premier Psychic type move in Gen 1.
Compared to later gens where Psychic has a 10% chance of lowering the opposing Pokémon’s Special Defense, Psychic in Gen 1 has a 30% chance of lowering the opposing Pokémon’s Special stat.
Since the Special stat in Gen 1 includes both Special Attack and Special Defense, Psychic is made twice as useful.
If you’ve got a Psychic-type Pokémon on your team, then Psychic is a must-have move.
Most Psychic-type Pokémon in Gen 1 have a high Special stat. Pair this with Psychic’s power of 90, and the same type attack bonus (STAB) Psychic types would get from using the move, and Psychic’s power is incredibly high.
Even non-Psychic types with a good Special stat could benefit from using Psychic.
Psychic’s combination of high power and good probability for major stat lowering makes it one of the best TM moves in Gen 1.