How many Pokemon types are there? Strengths, weaknesses & resistance explained

Aakrit Sharma
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Grasping the various Pokemon types is a fundamental phase in your journey to becoming an expert trainer. Each Pokemon is categorized under one or more types, and each type possesses a unique collection of advantages and disadvantages. Here’s the total count of Pokemon types as well as the specific strengths and weaknesses associated with each.

In a Pokemon battle, a tiny Sylveon can beat a ferocious Dragon-type Pokemon in seconds. This can occur due to all of the different Pokemon types. Every creature in the history of the franchise belongs to a certain type, which makes it stronger and weaker against certain opponents.

Knowledge of types is pivotal for winning battles in a wide range of games such as Pokemon Go Pokemon Masters EX, and Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

If you’re new to Pokemon games, check out this guide on Pokemon types to win battles easily.

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List of all Pokemon types

  1. There are 18 Pokemon types which include:
  • Normal
  • Fire
  • Water
  • Grass
  • Electric
  • Ice
  • Fighting
  • Poison
  • Ground
  • Flying
  • Psychic
  • Bug
  • Rock
  • Ghost
  • Dark
  • Dragon
  • Steel
  • Fairy

Pokemon can belong to a single type or two types. Pokemon with two types are referred to as dual-type Pokemon. For example, Chansey is a Normal-type Pokemon while Dragonite is a Dragon/Flying type Pokemon.

Evolutions can change the type of a Pokemon as well. The best example of this is Eevee which is a Normal-type Pokemon that can evolve into eight different types.

Pokemon type chart: Strengths, weaknesses & resistances

This chart will help you understand how different Pokemon types perform against each other in battle:

TypeSuper effective againstNot very effective againstResistant against damage fromWeak against
NormalRock, Steel, Ghost (immune)Ghost Fighting
FairyFighting, Dragon, DarkPoison, Steel, FireFighting, Bug, Dark, DragonPoison, Steel
DarkGhost, PsychicFighting, Dark, FairyGhost, Dark, PsychicFighting, Bug, Fairy
DragonDragonSteelFire, Water, Grass, Electric
Ice, Dragon, Fairy
IceFlying, Ground, Grass, DragonSteel, Fire, Water, IceIceFighting, Rock,
Steel, Fire
PsychicFighting, PoisonSteel, Psychic, Dark Fighting, Psychic
Bug, Ghost, Dark
Flying, Water
Grass, Electric, Dragon, GroundFlying, Steel, ElectricGround
Fighting, Bug, GrassElectric, Rock, SteelFighting, Bug, Grass, Ground (immune)Rock, Electric, Ice
FightingNormal, Ice, Rock, Dark, SteelFlying, Poison, Bug, Psychic, Ghost (immune)Rock, Bug, Dark
Flying, Psychic, Fairy
PoisonGrass, Fairy
Poison, Ground, Rock, Ghost, Steel (immune)Fighting, Poison, Bug, Grass, FairyGround, Psychic
Poison, Rock, Steel, Fire, ElectricBug, Grass, Flying (immune)Poison, Rock, Electric (immune)Water, Grass, Ice
RockFlying, Bug, Fire, Ice
Fighting, Ground, Steel
Normal, Fire, Poison, Flying
Water, Grass, Fighting, Ground, Steel
BugGrass, Psychic, Dark
Fighting, Flying, Poison, Ghost, Steel, Fire, FairyFighting, Ground, Grass
Flying, Rock, Fire
GrassGround, Rock, Water
Flying, Poison, Bug, Steel, Fire, Grass, DragonWater, Grass, Electric, GroundFlying, Poison, Bug, Fire, Ice
WaterGround, Rock, FireWater, Grass, DragonFire, Water, Ice, SteelElectric, Grass
FireBug, Steel, Grass, IceRock, Fire, Water, DragonBug, Steel, Fire, Grass, Ice, FairyGround, Rock, Water
GhostGhost, Psychic
Dark, Normal (immune)
Poison, Bug, Normal (immune), Fighting (immune)Ghost, Dark

SteelIce, Rock, Fairy
Steel, Fire, Water, Electric
Normal, Grass, Ice, Flying, Psychic, Bug, Rock, Dragon, Steel, Fairy, Poison (immune)Fire, Fighting, Ground

It is worth noting that this chart reveals how different moves impact Pokemon during battles. This basically means that a Water-type Pokemon will resist damage from Fire, Water, Ice, and Steel moves but it will deal increased (2x) damage to a Ground, Rock, and Fire-type Pokemon only if it performs a Water-type move.

Pokemon can learn attacks outside of their types, which makes understanding the chart a valuable tool in battle.

Even though the combat mechanics might vary slightly in different Pokemon games, the basic type-based weaknesses and strengths remain the same. There are some exceptions to this such as Pokemon Masters where every Pokemon only has one weakness and the goal is to make solid sync pairs.

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