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Published: 11/Jan/2021 13:16 Updated: 11/Jan/2021 13:15by Paul Cot
Battling in Pokemon Go is an extremely important part of the game. It’s key you’re aware of every advantage you can take to ensure you come out on top. Here are every single type’s resistances, strengths, weaknesses, and vulnerabilities.
Any player who has battled in one of the Pokemon games before will know that certain types hold an advantage over one and another. For example, fire against grass, psychic against fighting, and electric against water are just some of these.
Many trainers often overlook the full picture when it comes to type effectiveness, though. The following definitions should clear that up:
Here is the full table showing what each type is strong against, weak against, resistant to, and vulnerable to:
|Type||Strong Against||Weak Against||Resistant To||Vunerable To|
|Grass||Ground, Rock, Water||Bug, Dragon, Fire, Flying, Grass, Poison, Steel||Electric, Grass, Ground, Water||Bug, Fire, Flying, Ice, Poison|
|Psychic||Fighting, Poison||Dark, Psychic, Steel||Fighting, Psychic||Bug, Dark, Ghost|
|Fire||Bug, Grass, Ice, Steel||Dragon, Fire, Rock, Water||Bug, Fire, Grass, Ice, Steel||Ground, Rock, Water|
|Electric||Flying, Water||Dragon, Electric, Grass, Ground||Electric, Flying, Steel||Ground|
|Fairy||Dark, Dragon, Fighting||Fire, Poison, Steel||Bug, Dark, Dragon, Fighting||Poison, Steel|
|Fighting||Dark, Ice, Normal, Rock, Steel||Bug, Fairy, Flying, Ghost, Poison, Psychic||Bug, Dark, Rock||Fairy, Flying, Psychic|
|Dragon||Dragon||Fairy, Steel||Electric, Fire, Grass, Water||Dragon, Fairy, Ice|
|Flying||Bug, Fighting, Grass||Electric, Rock, Steel||Bug, Fighting, Grass, Ground||Electric, Ice, Rock|
|Ghost||Ghost, Psychic||Dark, Normal||Bug, Fighting, Normal, Poison||Dark, Ghost|
|Bug||Dark, Grass, Psychic||Fairy, Fighting, Fire, Flying, Ghost, Poison, Steel||Fighting, Grass, Ground||Fire, Flying, Rock|
|Ground||Electric, Fire, Poison, Rock, Steel||Bug, Flying, Grass||Electric, Poison, Rock||Grass, Ice, Water|
|Ice||Dragon, Flying, Grass, Ground||Fire, Ice, Steel, Water||Ice||Fighting, Fire, Rock, Steel|
|Normal||Ghost, Rock, Steel||Ghost||Fighting|
|Poison||Fairy, Grass||Ghost, Ground, Poison, Rock, Steel||Fairy, Fighting, Grass, Poison||Ground, Psychic|
|Dark||Ghost, Psychic||Dark, Fairy, Fighting||Dark, Ghost, Psychic||Bug, Fairy, Fighting|
|Water||Fire, Ground, Rock||Dragon, Grass, Water||Fire, Ice, Steel, Water||Electric, Grass|
|Steel||Fairy, Ice, Rock||Electric, Fire, Steel, Water||Bug, Dragon, Fairy, Flying, Grass, Ice, Poison, Psychic, Rock, Steel||Fighting, Fire, Ground|
|Rock||Bug, Fire, Flying, Ice||Fighting, Ground, Steel||Fire, Flying, Normal, Poison||Fighting, Grass, Ground, Steel, Water|
Interestingly, Niantic opted to include no type immunities in Pokemon Go. For example, in the mainline games, ghost-types are immune to normal-type attacks — this isn’t the case in Pokemon Go.
Just how effective they are depends on the game itself. Type advantages in Pokemon Sword and Shield are generally more pronounced with effective attacks being twice as strong and ‘not effective’ just half.
One part of mastering the art of Trainer Battles is understanding how the types of your Pokémon’s moves affect the Pokémon you’re battling. Here’s a chart that shows which types are super effective vs. which Pokémon. Good luck and #GOBattle! ? pic.twitter.com/gJJwRVcTsI
— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) November 23, 2019
Pokemon Go has a smaller multiplier when it comes to typings. However, this does not discount how important the selection of your Pokemon is before a battle. You can gain a massive advantage if you’re aware of the weaknesses and strengths of certain types.
The multipliers for Pokemon Go are as follows:
Another difference between Pokemon Go and other games is multiple typings affect damage even further. If a species is weak to two of an opponent’s types then the multiplier effect would be halved again, as seen by the 0.391 multiplier.
The same applies to a Pokemon being effective against both a species’ types. An example of this is an electric-type versus Gyarados as it is a dual water and flying-type — two types which are weak against electric.
Taking the time to learn which Pokemon are strong and weak against other types could be the difference-maker in your next battle. On top of this, familiarizing yourself with the different types will help you no end in Raid Battles and will speed up the process of acquiring those all-important PokeCoins.
Don’t forget to use the chart above to your advantage and put yourself in the best position to win your battles!