Pokemon Type Chart – Strengths & Weaknesses of Every Type

Pokemon Type Chart - Strengths & Weaknesses of Every Type

Picking the right mix of Pokémon types is key in Pokémon games. Having just one type leaves you open to attacks that type is weak against, which can wipe out your whole team. So, it’s smart to have a variety of types to make your team stronger and to plan better for battles, especially against Gyms that focus on certain types. Knowing the weaknesses of each type helps you build a balanced team, which is crucial for winning battles.

In Pokémon, types matter in different ways. Each Pokémon species has a type, like Charmander being Fire-type, and there are move types too, like Earthquake being Ground-type. Using moves that match a Pokémon’s type gives them a boost in power, but Pokémon can also learn moves outside their type. For instance, Charmander can learn the Flying move Acrobatics, and Pikachu can learn the Steel move Iron Tail. Some matchups matter a lot, like Electric moves not affecting Ground Pokémon, but being super effective against Water types, which resist Steel moves.

Pokémon with two types, like Charizard being Fire and Flying, have more move options but also more weaknesses. Charizard, for example, is weak against Water, Rock, and Electric moves. While having a dual-type Pokémon can be great for offense, knowing both types’ weaknesses is crucial to avoid getting taken out unexpectedly.

List of every Pokémon type and what it is weak against

  • Normal-Type Weaknesses: x2 weakness to Fighting-type moves.
  • Fire-Type Weaknesses: x2 weakness to Water, Ground, and Rock-type moves.
  • Water-Type Weaknesses: x2 weakness to Electric and Grass-type moves.
  • Grass-Type Weaknesses: x2 weakness to Fire, Ice, Poison, Flying, and Bug-type moves.
  • Electric-Type Weaknesses: x2 weakness to Ground-type moves.
  • Ice-Type Weaknesses: x2 weakness to Fire, Fighting, Rock, and Steel-type moves.
  • Fighting-Type Weaknesses: x2 weakness to Flying, Psychic, and Fairy-type moves. 
  • Poison-Type Weaknesses: x2 weakness to Ground and Psychic-type moves.
  • Ground-Type Weaknesses: x2 weakness to Water, Grass, and Ice-Type moves.
  • Flying-Type Weaknesses: x2 weakness to Electric, Ice, and Rock-type moves.
  • Psychic-Type Weaknesses: x2 weakness to Bug, Ghost, and Dark-type moves.
  • Bug-Type Weaknesses: x2 weakness to Fire, Flying, and Rock-type moves.
  • Rock-Type Weaknesses: x2 weakness to Water, Grass, Fighting, Ground, and Steel-type moves.
  • Ghost-Type Weaknesses: x2 weakness to Ghost and Dark-type moves.
  • Dragon-Type Weaknesses: x2 weakness to Ice, Dragon, and Fairy-type moves.
  • Dark-Type Weaknesses: x2 weakness to Fighting, Bug, and Fairy-type moves.
  • Steel-Type Weaknesses: x2 weakness to Fire, Fighting, and Ground-type moves.
  • Fairy-Type Weaknesses: x2 weakness to Poison and Steel-type moves.

For a more detailed breakdown of Pokemon Type Strengths & Weaknesses, check out this post by Pokemon DB