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Pokémon type chart: weaknesses, strengths, resistances | Updated to 2022

What are Ice type Pokémon strong against? Ground? For those seeking to know weaknesses, strengths and resistances in Pokémon, check out our type chart.

Pokémon type chart: weaknesses, strengths, resistances | Updated to 2022

Pokémon fights in the franchise's games involve understanding the different types, strengths, weaknesses and resistances amongst creatures. Since its first installment, the Rock, Paper, Scissors system implemented by the series has become an essential part that Pokémon trainers should always keep in mind. In order to help to understand which Pokemon types beat Fire creatures or what are the strongest against Ghost ones, we have prepared a type chart and an explanation on how they work. This chart is updated to the 8th generation in 2022 so players can use it to play Sword and Shield, Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl and the recent Pokémon Legends Arceus for Nintendo Switch.

Pokemon Type Chart (up to Sword & Shield): all strengths and weaknesses

TypeImmune (x0 damage)Strong against (x2 damage)Vulnerable to (receive x2 damage)

Weak against (x0,5 damage)

NormalGhost---FightRock, Steel
Fire---Grass, Ice, Bug, SteelWater, Ground, Rock

Fire, Water, Rock, Dragon

Water---Fire, Ground, RockGrass, Electric

Water, Grass, Dragon

Grass---Water, Ground, RockFire, Ice, Poison, Flying, Bug

Fire, Grass, Flying, Bug, Poison, Bug, Dragon, Steel

ElectricGroundWater, FlyingGround

Grass, Electric, Dragon

Ice---Grass, Ground, Flying, DragonFire, Fighting, Rock, Steel

Fire, Water, Ice, Steel

FightingGhostNormal, Ice, Rock, Dark, SteelFlying, Psychic, Fairy

Poison, Flying, Psychic, Bug, Fairy

PoisonSteelGrass, fairyGround, Psychic

Poison, Ground, Rock, Ghost

GroundFlyingFire, Electric, Poison, Rock, SteelWater, Grass, IceGrass, Bug
Flying---Grass, Fighting, BugElectric, Ice, Rock

Electric, Rock, Steel

PsychicDarkFighting, PoisonBug, Ghost, DarkPsychic, Steel
Bug---Grass, Psychic, DarkFlying, Rock, Fire

Fire, Fighting, Poison, Flying, Ghost, Steel, Fairy

Rock---Fire, Ice, Flying, BugWater, Grass, Fighting, Ground, Steel

Fighting, Ground, Steel

GhostNormalPsychic, GhostGhost, DarkNormal, Dark
DragonFairyDragonIce, Dragon, FairySteel
Dark---Psychic, GhostFighting, Bug, Fairy

Fighting, Dark, Fairy

Steel---Ice, Rock, FairyFire, Fighting, Ground

Fire, Water, Electric, Steel

Fairy---Fighting, Dragon, DarkPoison, Steel

Fire, Poison, Steel

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How does the types work in Pokémon up to Pokémon Legends Arceus?

In the recent Pokémon installments we can find 18 Pokemon types. The latest one, Fairy type was introduced in Generation VI (Pokémon X & Y) to balance the Dragon and Dark types. Since 2013, things have remained fairly stable in terms of Rates. Each Pokémon can have 1 or 2 types. They can have up to 4 moves, or attacks, that also have types. The type of moves is the one that interacts with the type of the defending Pokémon.

When fighting, players should use Pokémon moves that have an advantage over their opponents type so they cause more damage to the rival creatures. If done, they will inflict double damage (x2). It is important to note that some Pokémon are double-type, so their resistances and weaknesses stack. For example, using a Grass-type move against a Groud-Rock type Pokémon will inflict a x4 modifier in the damage since it causes a x2 in each type.

There is another feature to take into consideration when ordering a Pokémon to attack. The STAB or Same Type Attack Bonus implies that when a Pokémon has the same type as the move it is using, it will have a 1,5 damage multiplier. For example, a Grass type Pokémon using a Grass-type move. This can be stacked with the previous mention advantages.


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