All Grass-type Pokemon weaknesses & resistances

Niladri Sarkar
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Grass-type Pokemon may not be the most powerful, but knowing how to use them well can win you plenty of battles. So, here are all the weaknesses, resistances, strengths, and best counters for Grass-type Pokemon.

Pokemon trainers with expertise in using Grass types have a major advantage in battles. After the Teal Mask DLC of Scarlet and Violet introduced the powerful Ogerpon, players are more interested than ever in using Grass types in Pokemon Go and the mainline games.

So, if you’re looking to use these underrated monsters like a pro, here are the weaknesses, resistances, strengths, and best counters for Grass-type Pokemon.


Grass-type Pokemon weaknesses

Pure Grass-type Pokemon are weak to Bug, Fire, Flying, Ice, and Poison-type attacks.

Keep in mind that dual types remove certain weaknesses and resistances and add others. For example, Meowscarada is a Grass/Dark-type Pokemon that gains weaknesses to Fairy and Fighting-type moves aside from its regular list, and is 4x weak to Bug-type moves. So make sure you always account for weaknesses when using dual-type Grass Pokemon.

Since these species typically have many weaknesses, I usually Terastallize them to have fewer numbers. For pure Grass types, the Electric Tera Type is great as it is only weak to Ground-type attacks.

Grass-type Pokemon resistances

The resistances of Grass-type Pokemon include Electric, Grass, Ground, and Water-type attacks.

These are undoubtedly amazing and I’ve often safely switched a Grass-type Pokemon into STAB (Same Type Attack Bonus) moves from powerhouses like Groudon, Kyogre, Miraidon, and Raging Bolt. If you’re planning to Terastallize, make sure you do it after tanking the attack from the opponent.

Grass-type Pokemon strengths

Grass-type Pokemon deal super-effective damage to Ground, Rock, and Water types.

Aside from its small but impressive super-effective coverage, Grass types are immune to commonly used moves like Stun Spore, which can put your Pokemon to sleep, and Leech Seed, which steals HP. This has proved to be a huge advantage in several matchups, often making players quit the battle!

Best counters for Grass-type Pokemon

Here are the best counters for Grass-type Pokemon:

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About The Author

Niladri is a Writer who specializes in Pokemon Go, Scarlet and Violet, and competitive VGC battles. With more than seven years of experience in copywriting and SEO content writing, Niladri has previously written for Pokémon GO Hub and Smogon. He has been covering Pokemon for CharlieIntel since June 2023. Niladri can be contacted at [email protected].