Pokemon Scarlet & Violet type chart: Strengths, weaknesses, resistances & immunities

Ezequiel Leis
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet background with Pokemon type logosNintendo

Pokemon types are a key element of any Pokemon game experience and learning weaknesses and resistances is a sure path to becoming a Champion. This guide has everything you need to know about the Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Pokemon type chart.

Pokemon types are a fundamental mechanic in the franchise’s battles in almost every game. With many new creatures being introduced in generation 9’s Pokemon Scarlet & Violet, getting to know the type chart is useful for getting through the different storylines and quests the game has to offer.

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This Pokemon type chart will help you build the best possible teams to face different opponents like Gym Leaders, members of Team Star, and the Elite Four, which might be challenging if you’re not well-prepared.

Lucario and Hisuian ZoroarkGame Freak/The Pokemon Company
Knowing Pokemon types is the key to winning battles in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet.

How many Pokemon types are there?

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet features a total of 18 different Pokemon types. There are many different ways these types can combine and that determines the strengths and weaknesses of every creature in the Pokedex.

Pokemon can either have one or two of the types listed below:

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  • Normal
  • Fire
  • Water
  • Grass
  • Electric
  • Ice
  • Fighting
  • Poison
  • Ground
  • Flying
  • Psychic
  • Bug
  • Rock
  • Ghost
  • Dark
  • Dragon
  • Steel
  • Fairy
starter pokemon in pokemon scarlet and violetGame Freak/The Pokemon Company
Starter Pokemon are always Grass, Water, and Fire-type.

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet type chart

Here is a Pokemon type chart for Pokemon Scarlet & Violet with their respective strengths, weaknesses, resistances, and immunities. This will help you prepare for fights against different trainers and create a balanced team for different situations.

Pokemon TypeSuper effective againstNot very effective againstResistancesWeaknessesImmunities
BugGrass / Dark / PsychicFairy / Fighting / Fire / Flying / Ghost / Poison / SteelFighting / Ground / GrassFire / Flying / Rock
DarkGhost / PsychicDark / Fairy / FightingDark / GhostBug / Fairy / FightingPsychic
DragonDragonSteelElectric / Grass / Fire / WaterDark / Fairy / Ice
ElectricFlying / WaterDragon / Electric / Grass / GroundElectric / Flying / SteelGround
Fairy Dark / Dragon / FightingFire / Poison / Steel Bug / Dark / FightingPoison / SteelDragon
FightingDark / Ice / Normal / Rock / SteelBug / Flying / Ghost / Poison / PsychicBug / Dark / RockFairy / Flying / Psychic
FireBug / Grass / Ice / SteelDragon / Fire / Rock / WaterBug / Fairy / Fire / Grass / Ice / SteelGround / Rock / Water
FlyingBug / Fighting / GrassElectric / Rock / Steel Bug / Grass / FightingElectric / Ice / RockGround
Ghost Ghost / PsychicDark / NormalBug / PoisonDark / GhostNormal / Fighting
GrassGround / Rock / WaterBug / Dragon / Fire / Flying / Grass / Poison / SteelElectric / Grass / Ground / WaterBug / Fire / Flying / Ice / Poison
Ground Electric / Fire / Poison / Rock / SteelBug / Flying / GrassPoison / RockGrass / Ice / WaterElectric
IceDragon / Flying / Grass / GroundFire / Ice / Steel / WaterIceFighting / Fire / Rock / Steel
Normal Ghost / Rock / SteelFightingGhost
PoisonFairy / GrassGhost / Ground / Poison / Rock / SteelBug / Fairy / Fighting / Grass / PoisonGround / Psychic
PsychicFighting / PoisonDark / Psychic / SteelPsychic / FightingBug / Dark / Ghost
RockBug / Fire / Flying / Ice Fighting / Ground / SteelFire / Flying / Normal / PoisonFighting / Grass / Ground / Steel / Water
SteelFairy / Ice / RockElectric / Fire / Steel / WaterBug / Dragon / Fairy / Flying / Grass / Ice / Normal / Psychic / Rock / SteelFire / Fighting / GroundPoison
WaterFire / Ground / RockDragon / Grass / WaterFire / Ice / Steel / WaterGrass / Electric

Most combat relies on the strengths and weaknesses of different Pokemon types, but resistances and immunities are key to building powerful and balanced teams in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet.

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How do Pokemon types work in battle?

  • Super effective against indicates the type of Pokemon a specific type of attack will deal 2x the damage against. (For example, Dark-type attacks are strong against Ghost-type Pokemon.)
  • Not very effective against indicates the type of Pokemon a specific type of attack will deal 0.5x damage against. (For example, Fire-type attacks are weak against Water-type Pokemon.)
  • Weaknesses indicate which attack type a specific Pokemon type is vulnerable to (For example, Normal-type Pokemon are weak against Fighting-type attacks.)
  • Resistances indicate which attack type a specific Pokemon type is resistant to (For example, Ice-type Pokemon are resistant to Ice-type attacks.)
  • Immunities indicate which attack type a specific Pokemon type is immune to (For example, Steel Pokemon get no damage from Poison-type attacks.)

As the table above shows, some strengths and weaknesses are easy to figure out (water is strong against fire just like in the real world), while others require some thinking.

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How does Terastallizing affect Pokemon types?

Fuecoco TerastallizeNintendo
Terastallizing is a phenomenon introduced in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet.

Like previous entries in the franchise, Pokemon Scarlet & Violet introduced a new battle mechanic called Terastallizing. You can find out more about this in our Tera Types Guide, but it’s important to know that Terastallizing a Pokemon might change its type.

On one hand, it’s important to know that the type change won’t modify the STAB (Same Type Attack Bonus) to its original type. In other words, if a Normal-type Pokemon changes to Grass-type during Terastallizing, any Normal-Type attacks will still do bonus damage.

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Pokemon with two types will change to one type while they’re in the Terastal form, so it’s important to know the team’s strengths and weaknesses before getting into battle.

Now you know every Pokemon type there is along with their strengths, weaknesses, resistances, and immunities. You’re ready to take on any enemy Pokemon Scarlet & Violet might put in your way.

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About The Author

Ezequiel is a Writer at CharlieIntel. With a great knowledge on gaming, movies and TV, he's focused on Pokemon and Games stories in general. With a journalism degree, Ezequiel has worked on La Cosa and Infobae, two of the most prestigious outlets in Argentina. He joined CharlieIntel in 2023. You can reach Ezequiel at [email protected], or via his Twitter @ExoPLeis.