Pokemon Go Strength and Weakness Chart [All Types Tabulated]

If you are a Pokemon fan, you would know that every Pokemon falls under a specific type. The Pokemon type determines where the Pokemon lives, the attacks it can do and most importantly its strength and weakness against other Pokemon Types.

Pokemon type effectiveness is an important factor to consider while playing the Pokemon game. Pokemon Strength and weakness chart is a tabulated representation of the strength and weakness of one Pokemon type to other Pokemon types. Strength and weakness is something you should manipulate before playing any type of Pokemon Games. Pokemon Battling is not picking a random Pokemon and batting against each other. There are lot more things to consider before picking a Pokemon for battle.

Pokemon Go Strength and Weakness Chart

Why you should know about Pokemon Types?

In total there are 18 Pokemon types. Each type will be strong or weak or neutral against other types. Every Pokemon has a special attacking power based on the type it belongs to. Each Type has both weakness and strength against other types.

By knowing these strength and weakness upfront, you can master the Pokemon Game play. The strength and weakness of starter Pokemon are very easy to remember, just like Rock Paper Scissors Game. For example, a Squirtle (Water) is weak to Bulbasaur (Grass). Since Grass absorbs water. A Bulbasaur is weak to Charmander (fire) since fire burns Grass. A Charmander is weak to Squirtle (water) since water puts off the fire. This many sound very simple. But as we look at other types like Poison, dragon, Psychic, it is hard to predict Pokemon strength and weakness against other Pokemon types. So here we have tabulated a neat Pokemon Chart for understanding the strength and weakness of every Pokemon types.

Pokemon Strength and Weakness Chart

TYPE

STRONG AGAINST

WEAK AGAINST

RESISTANT TO

VULNERABLE

NORMAL

-

ROCK, GHOST,STEEL

GHOST

FIGHTING

FIGHTING

ROCK, STEEL, ICE DARK, NORMAL

POISON, FLYING, BUG, GHOST, FAIRY

DARK, ROCK, BUG

PSYCHIC, FAIRY, FLYING

FLYING

BUG, GRASS, FIGHTING

ELECTRIC, ROCK, STEEL

FIGHTING, BUG, GROUND, GRASS

ICE, ELECTRIC, ROCK

POISON

GRASS, FAIRY

GHOST, STEEL, ROCK, GROUND, POISON

FIGHTING, POISON GRASS, FAIRY

PSYCHIC, GROUND

GROUND

POISON, ROCK, STEEL, FIRE, ELECTRIC

FLYING, GRASS, BUG

ROCK, POISON, ELECTRIC

WATER, GRASS, ICE

ROCK

FLYING, BUG, FIRE, ICE

FLYING, GROUND, STEEL

NORMAL, FLYING, POISON, FIRE

FIGHTING, GROUND, STEEL, WATER, GRASS

BUG

PSYCHIC, DARK, GRASS

FIGHTING,GHOST, STEEL, FAIRY, FIRE, POISON, FLYING

GRASS, GROUND, FIGHTING

FLYING, ROCK, FIRE

GHOST

GHOST, PSYCHIC

NORMAL, DARK

NORMAL, FIGHTING, POISON, BUG

NORMAL, FIGHTING, POISON, BUG

STEEL

FAIRY, ICE, ROCK

ELECTRIC, WATER, FIRE, STEEL

FAIRY, DRAGON, ICE PSYCHIC STEEL, GRASS, POISON, NORMAL, FLYING, ROCK

GROUND, FIGHTING, FIRE

FIRE

GRASS, BUG, STEEL, ICE

DRAGON, ROCK, FIRE, WATER

FIRE, GRASS, BUG, STEEL, ICE

GROUND, ROCK, WATER

WATER

GROUND, ROCK FIRE

WATER, GRASS, DRAGON

STEEL, WATER, FIRE, ICE

ELECTRIC, GRASS

GRASS

GROUND, ROCK, WATER

FLYING, POISON, BUG, STEEL, FIRE, GRASS, DRAGON

GROUND, WATER, GRASS, ELECTRIC

FLYING, POISON, BUG, FIRE, ICE

ELECTRIC

FLYING, WATER

GROUND, GRASS, ELECTRIC, DRAGON

FLYING, STEEL, ELECTRIC

GROUND

PSYCHIC

FIGHTING, POISON

STEEL, PSYCHIC, DARK

FIGHTING, PSYCHIC

BUG, GHOST, DARK

ICE

FLYING, GROUND, GRASS, DRAGON

STEEL, FIRE, WATER, ICE

ICE

FIGHTING, ROCK, STEEL, FIRE

DRAGON

DRAGON

STEEL, FAIRY

FIRE, WATER, GRASS, ELECTRIC

ICE, DRAGON, FAIRY

FAIRY

FIGHTING, DRAGON, DARK

POISON, STEEL, FIRE

FIGHTING, BUG, DRAGON, DARK

POISON, STEEL

DARK

GHOST, PSYCHIC

FIGHTING, DARK, FAIRY

GHOST, PSYCHIC, DARK

FIGHTING, BUG, FAIRY

So next time if you are struggling to battle in a gym or finding hard to beat a raid Boss, this Chart will help you to to select the best Pokemon for battle. By understanding this chart, you can cleverly pick your team and implement a proper strategy to increase your chances of winning.

How to use the Pokemon Strength and Weakness Chart?

Strong Against – Strong Against will give the maximum damage to the respective Pokemon Type. In other words, it is also called Super – Effective. For example, A Poison-type attack will cause 200 Percentage damage to a Grass Type. Whereas a Poison-type attack on a Fire-type Pokemon will cause only 100 Percentage damage.

Weak Against – Weak against column gives the list of Pokemon that will get only half of the damage. For example, If you are choosing a fire type Pokemon against a water type Pokemon, it will cause 100% damage.

Resistant to – Resistant Type shows the list of Pokemon Type that causes minor damage to you. For example, If you are using a water type Pokemon, it will receive only 50 Percentage damage from a fire type Pokemon. (Not so Effective) So this is the right choice of Pokemon.

Vulnerable – Vulnerable column shows the type’s ultimate Weakness. For Example, If you are using a water type Pokemon against a Grass-type Pokemon, it will get 200 Percentage damage from the grass-type. So change it up or you are going to lose it.

Normal Type Pokemon

Normal is the first Pokemon among the 18 types of Pokemon. Most normal type Pokemon attacks are Physical attacks. They have very few Special Attacks. Out of all other Pokemon, only normal type Pokemons resembles real-world animals. None of its attack will cause super effective damage on other Pokemon. Pokemons that can change their forms comes under normal type.

Attack

  • Normal Type Super Effective Against : None
  • Normal Type has No Effect on: Ghost
  • Defense

  • Type that has No Effect on Normal: Ghost
  • Types Super Effective on Normal: Fighting
  • Fighting Type Pokemon

    Fighting is the second Pokemon among the 18 types of Pokemon. Fighting type Pokemon rely heavily on their Melee attacks. Most of the fighting type Pokemon looks like a real fighter or Martial Arts practitioner. They also have body like humans. All fighting type attacks were Physical attacks before Gen IV. But after that, special attacks are also introduced for fighting type. Fighting Type Pokemons are known for their brave heart and they quest to became a great fighter.

    Attack

    • Fighting Type Super Effective Against : Normal, Ice, Rock, Dark, Steel
    • Fighting Type Not very Effective Against: Poison, Flying, Psychic, Bug Fairy
    • Fighting Type No Effect On: Ghost

    Defense

    • Types Not effective against Fighting: Dark, Bug, Rock
    • Types Super Effective against Fighting: Flying, Psychic, Fairy

    Flying Type Pokemon

    Flying is the third Pokemon among the 18 types of Pokemon. Pokemon of this type can fly and often live on High Altitudes. Often they look like birds or insects. Many have wings but some Pokemon just float like Rayaquaza and Gyarados. Flying Type Pokemon have Aerial attacks and wing attacks. Flying type is always paired with secondary type. Up to Generation V, no pure Flying type Pokemon is a pure Flying type. 

    Attack

    • Flying Type Flying Type Super Effective Against : Grass Fighting, Bug
    • Flying Type Not very Effective Against: Electric, Rock Steel

    Defense

    • Type which has No Effect against Flying Pokemon: Ground
    • Types which are Not effective against Flying Type: Grass, Fighting, Bug
    • Types Super Effective against Flying Type: Electric, Rock, Ice

    Poison Type Pokemon

    Poison is is the fourth Pokemon among the 18 types of Pokemon. They have natural toxic quality. Most poison type Pokemon resemble real world Poisonous species like snakes and spiders. (Ekans is a snake and Drapion is a spider) But some Pokemon represent poisonous plants (Oddish). Most Poison type Pokemon that has dual Type will be Poison and Bug type. Some Poison type Pokemon resemble pollution. For example, Wheezing causes air Pollution and Muk causes Sewer pollution. 

    Attack

    • Poison Type Super Effective Against : Grass Fairy
    • Poison Type Not very Effective Against: Poison, Ground, Rock, Ghost
    • Poison Type No Effect On: Steel

    Defense

    • Types which are Not effective against Poison Type: Grass, Fighting, Bug, Poison, Fairy
    • Types Super Effective on Poison Type: Ground Psychic

    Ground Type Pokemon

    Ground is the fifth Pokemon among the 18 types of Pokemon. Ground type Pokemon has abilities that are related to ground. They hate water type and Rock type Pokemon. Ground type is one of the the strong offensive Pokemon. They live in caves and Rocky surfaces like mountains. Many Ground type Pokemons are also partially rock type Pokemon. Ground type Pokemon posses powerful moves like Earth Quake.

    Attack

    • Ground Type Super Effective Against : Fire, Electric, Rock, Steel
    • Ground Type Not very Effective Against: Grass, Bug
    • Ground Type No Effect On: Flying

    Defense

    • Types which are Not effective against Ground Type: Electric
    • Types Super Effective on Ground Type: Water, Grass, Ice

    Rock Type Pokemon

    Rock is the sixth Pokemon among the 18 types of Pokemon. Rock types are very good for defense. They are very fast but they lack accuracy of their attacks. The fossil Pokemon that are developed by genetic manipulation belongs to Rock type. Rock Type is also considered as the most abundant type. Rock type Pokemon are partially ground type too. But they are different. They hate water.

    Attack

    • Rock Type Super Effective Against : Fire, Ice, Flying Bug
    • Rock Type Not very Effective Against: Fighting, Ground, Steel
    • Rock Type No Effect On: Flying

    Defense

    • Types which are Not effective against Rock Type: Normal, Poison, Fire, Flying
    • Types Super Effective on Rock Type: Water, Grass, Fighting Ground, Steel

    Bug Type Pokemon

    Bug is the seventh Pokemon among the 18 types of Pokemon. Most Bug type Pokemon always resemble the real-world Bugs. They evolve the same as the life cycles of a bug. From Larvae to Butterfly. Bug type Pokemon are mostly found in forests and some live on the top of trees. Bug type Pokemon evolves faster than any other type. Some of the Bug type pokemon are weak without evolution.

    Attack

    • Bug Type Super Effective Against : Grass, Psychic, Dark
    • Bug Type Not very Effective Against: Fire, Fighting, Poison, Flying, Ghost, Steel, Fairy

    Defense

    • Types which are Not effective against Bug Type: Grass, Fighting, Ground
    • Types Super Effective on Bug Type: Fire, Flying, Rock

    Ghost Type Pokemon

    Ghost is the eighth Pokemon among the 18 types of Pokemon. This type has only few pokemon. All have low HP and move set. Ghost type pokemons are often connected with fear, dark and after life. They are often found in dark places, cemeteries and funeral places. Ghost type Pokemon scares people and play pranks on them. Some Ghost type Pokemon suck life energy from humans. 

    Attack

    • Ghost Type Super Effective Against : Psychic. Ghost
    • Ghost Type Not very Effective Against: Dark

    Defense

    • Types which are Not effective against Ghost Type: Poison, Bug
    • Types Super Effective on Ghost Type: Ghost, Dark

    Steel Type Pokemon

    Steel is the ninth Pokemon among the 18 types of Pokemon. They are defensive against both physical and special attacks. Most steel type Pokemons are heavy and therefore they tend to be slow in battles. Steel type Pokemons look like mechanical parts. Some steel pokemons looks like normal pokemons but covered by steel armor. Steel is the strongest Type defensively.

    Attack

    • Steel Type Super Effective Against : Ice, Rocky, Fairy
    • Steel Type Not very Effective Against: Fire, water, Electric

    Defense

    • Types which are Not effective against Steel Type: Normal, Grass, Ice, Flying, Psychic, Bug, Rock, Dragon, Steel, Fairy.
    • Types Super Effective on Steel Type: Fire, Fighting, Ground.

    Fire Type Pokemon

    Fire is the tenth Pokemon among the 18 types of Pokemon. Fire is also one of the starter type. Most fire type moves are based on fire attacks. All Fire type Pokemons are immune to fire attacks. Fire type are based on predatory land animals. Fire type Species are notably less than other starter types. This is due to lack of their natural habitat. 

    Attack

    • Fire Type Super Effective Against : Grass, Ice, Bug, Steel
    • Fire Type Not very Effective Against: Fire, water, Rock, Dragon

    Defense

    • Types which are Not effective against Fire Type: Fire, Grass, Ice, Bug, Steel, Fairy.
    • Types Super Effective on Fire Type: Water, Ground, Rock.

    Water Type Pokemon

    Water is the eleventh Pokemon among the 18 types of Pokemon. Water is one of the starter type Pokemon. Water type is the most abundant type of Pokemon. This is due to the fact that water based creatures are widely present in the world. Most Pokemon of this type also have another type. Most water type Pokemon roam around water. Their attacks are based on water. 

    Attack

    • Water Type Super Effective Against : Fire, Ground, Rock
    • Water Type Not very Effective Against: Fire, water, Grass, Dragon

    Defense

    • Types which are Not effective against Water Type: Fire, Water, Ice, Steel
    • Types Super Effective on Water Type: Electric, Grass

    Grass Type Pokemon

    Grass is the twelveth Pokemon among the 18 types of Pokemon. Almost all Grass Pokemons looks like real world Grass and Fungi. Many Grass type Pokemon are often coupled with Poison type. ( like Oddish, Bellsprout) And some grass type Pokemons are animals with Plants attached to them. ( Ivysaur, Paras) Some Grass type Pokemons are based on ancient creatures. Their attacks involves using leaves, seeds, wood, vies and Sunlight. They can use attacks that can drain opponents energy and stamina.

    Attack

    • Grass Type Super Effective Against : Water, Ground, Rock

    • Grass Type Not very Effective Against: Fire, Grass, Poison, Flying, Bug, Dragon, Steel

    Defense

    • Types which are Not effective against Grass Type: Water, Electric, Grass, Ground.

    • Types Super Effective on Grass Type: Fire, Ice, Poison, Flying, Bug.

    Electric Type Pokemon

    Electric is the thirteenth Pokemon among the 18 types of Pokemon. Electric Type Pokemon use Electricity based attacks. All Electric type Pokemon can produce, store and control electricity. Electric type Pokemon are considered as fat pokemons. Their attacks can cripple and paralyze opponents. 

    Attack

    • Electric Type Super Effective Against : Water, Flying
    • Electric Type Not very Effective Against: Electric, Grass, Dragon.

    Defense

    • Types which are Not effective against Electric Type: Electric, Ground, Flying.
    • Types Super Effective on Electric Type: Ground

    Psychic Type Pokemon

    Psychic is the fourteenth Pokemon among the 18 types of Pokemon. Many Legendary pokemons belong to this type. Many consider Psychic type is the powerful type. Psychic type Pokemons are very intelligent. Their attacks are based mind power. Their attacks have ore special stats than physical stats. In the first generation, psychic type is shown overpowered with bug type as its only weakness. But this is rectified in generation II. 

    Attack

    • Psychic Type Super Effective Against : Fighting Poison.
    • Psychic Type Not very Effective Against: Psychic Steel

    Defense

    • Types which are Not effective against Psychic Type: Fighting Psychic
    • Types Super Effective on Psychic Type: Bug, Ghost, Dark

    Ice Type Pokemon

    Ice is the fifteenth Pokemon among the 18 types of Pokemon. They are the rarest of all types. Only few pokemons belong t this type. Ice type Pokemons can endure very low temperature. Their habitat is high mountains, caves and caverns. They have the ability to control Ice. All Ice type Pokemons can freeze its opponents. They rank up defensively. Most Ice type Pokemons are based on real word arctic creatures like Seals and Penguins)

    Attack

    • Ice Type Super Effective Against : Grass, Ground, Flying, Dragon
    • Ice Type Not very Effective Against: Fire, water, Ice, steel.

    Defense

    • Types which are Not effective against Ice Type: Ice
    • Types Super Effective on Ice Type: Fire, Fighting, Rock Steel

    Dragon Type Pokemon:

    Dragon is the sixteenth Pokemon among the 18 types of Pokemon. They are the most powerful of all types They are very difficult and hard to train. Most Legendary Pokemons belong to this type. They are also very hard to catch. Although Dragon types are powerful, they are weak at their early stages. It takes lot of time for evolution of dragon type Pokemon. 

    Attack

    • Dragon Type Super Effective Against : Dragon
    • Dragon Type Not very Effective Against: Steel.

    Defense

    • Types which are Not effective against Dragon Type: Fire, Water, Electric, Grass
    • Types Super Effective on Dragon Type: Ice, Dragon Fairy.

    Dark Type Pokemon

    Dark is the seventeenth Pokemon among the 18 types of Pokemon. They are originally created to counter the over power of Psychic type. Dark type is super effective against Psychic type. Dark type Pokemons are associated with cruel, crafty and aggressive. Dark type does't mean evil. The character of the Pokemon is highly influenced by trainers.

    Attack

    • Dark Type Super Effective Against : Psychic, Ghost
    • Dark Type Not very Effective Against: Fighting, Dark, Fairy

    Defense

    • Types which are Not effective against Dark Type: Ghost, Dark.
    • Types Super Effective on Dark Type: Fighting, Bug, Fairy.

    Fairy Type Pokemon

    Fairy is the eighteenth Pokemon among the 18 types of Pokemon. Fairy type is considered as cute and beautiful. They have partial color on their body. They are feminine in nature. They are originally created to balance dragon type and dark type Pokemon. Fairy type is super effective against both of these types. They have powers that are based of super natural abilities and magic. They are one of the powerful type.

    Attack

    • Fairy Type Super Effective Against : Dragon, Fighting, Dark
    • Fairy Type Not very Effective Against: Fire, Poison Steel.

    Defense

    • Types which are Not effective against Fairy Type: Fighting, Bug, Dark.
    • Types Super Effective on Fairy Type: Poison, Steel.

    Final Words

    So in this article, we have tabulated and summarized the strength and weakness of all Pokemon. I hope you will find the Pokemon Strength and Weakness chart useful. With the reference to this chart, one can make strategies to defeat the opponent. This is also very useful for battling raid Bosses and while playing 1 vs 1 with your friends.