If you want to become one of the top Pokémon trainers, then the Pokémon type chart would be the most important thing you need to memorize. Being aware of the type chart of all the Pokémon is not something that only people who play Pokémon games are supposed to do. Even if you just watch the Pokémon series, it would be a great experience to know what type of Pokémon is strong or weak against what type so you can play along with the series’ events.
But when you are an avid gamer who loves playing Pokémon games, you should know about this concise Pokémon type chart. After all, there are almost a thousand Pokémon out there, and there’s no way you will be able to remember their strengths and weaknesses.
So, returning to this article and having a quick look will always prove beneficial. But you may ask, why does one need to know about the advantages, resistances, and weaknesses of various types? Well, read on to find your answer!
Why Do You Need A Pokémon Type Chart?
A Type Chart is the single most important thing for anyone who plays Pokémon games because Type Effectiveness is a thing!
A Pokémon’s type dictates whether one Pokémon is stronger or weaker against another, whether its attacks are super-effective or not very effective, or whether it deals or receives additional damage or reduced damage.
In simpler terms, you want to use a Pokémon with the type advantage over your opponent’s Pokémon. For example, if you are going up against a fire-type Pokémon, it only makes sense that you use a water-type Pokémon because of the clear type advantage.
That’s what the Pokémon type chart helps you with. It gives you all the information you need regarding which Pokémon type is more effective against which Pokémon type.
The Pokémon type chart has evolved since the first Pokémon game was released, and it will keep getting updated as new Pokémon are introduced, and new games are released. And if you are a first-time player of any Pokémon game, a type chart might seem daunting to you.
That is why I have created this simple type chart that you can refer to anytime you want and get all the information you need. There are no complicated terms mentioned in the below chart. You only get to see what Pokémon types are stronger and super effective against what Pokémon types, and that’s all!
While this Pokémon type chart has remained almost identical for all the main Pokémon games, some games do things differently. Pokémon GO is a good example of this! More on this later.
The Ultimate Pokémon Type Chart in 2022:
There are a few general rules that you need to keep in mind while absorbing information from the type chart.
As you will see below, some attacks are labeled as “no effect,” which means that that particular type has absolutely no effect on the opposing Pokémon. For example, a ground-type Pokémon’s attack has no effect on a flying-type Pokémon.
There are super-effective attacks, i.e., attacks against types your Pokémon is strong against, that deal 2x damage. And then there are not-very-effective attacks, i.e., attacks against types your Pokémon is weak against, that only deal 0.5x damage.
And just like some Pokémon types’ attacks do not affect some Pokémon, the opposite is also true. If you are up against a dual-type Pokémon that is doubly weak against the attacks of your Pokémon type, then you will be able to deal a massive 4x damage.
This is why you need to know the type charts; a little knowledge about type effectiveness takes you a long way in winning almost all your Pokémon battles.
The Pokémon type chart is accurate for all current main series Pokémon games, including Pokémon Sword and Sheild, along with both of the DLCs and Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, which are Gen 4 remakes.
In the below chart, the first two columns represent how effective that particular Pokémon type is when attacking, while the last two columns represent how strong it is while defending.
|Normal||–||Rock, Steel, Ghost||Ghost (no effect)||Fighting|
|Fire||Grass, Ice, Bug, Steel||Fire, Water, Rock, Dragon||Fire, Grass, Ice, Bug, Steel, Fairy||Water, Ground, Rock|
|Water||Fire, Ground, Rock||Water, Grass, Dragon||Fire, Water, Ice, Steel||Electric, Grass|
|Grass||Water, Ground, Rock||Fire, Grass, Poison, Flying, Bug, Dragon, Steel||Water, Electric, Grass Ground||Fire, Ice, Poison, Flying, Bug|
|Ice||Grass, Ground, Flying, Dragon||Fire, Water, Ice, Steel||Ice||Fire, Fighting, Rock, Steel|
|Electric||Water, Flying||Ground (no effect), Electric, Grass, Dragon||Electric, Flying, Steel||Ground|
|Flying||Grass, Fighting, Bug||Electric, Rock, Steel||Ground (no effect), Grass, Fighting, Bug||Electric, Ice, Rock|
|Psychic||Fighting, Poison||Dark (no effect), Psychic, Steel||Fighting, Psychic||Bug, Ghost, Dark|
|Ghost||Psychic, Ghost||Normal (no effect), Dark||Normal (no effect), Fighting (no effect), Poison, Bug||Ghost, Dark|
|Dark||Psychic, Ghost||Fighting, Dark, Fairy||Psychic (no effect), Ghost, Dark||Fighting, Bug, Fairy|
|Fighting||Normal, Ice, Rock, Dark, Steel||Ghost (no effect), Poison, Flying, Psychic, Bug, Fairy||Bug, Rock, Dark||Flying, Psychic, Fairy|
|Rock||Fire, Ice, Flying, Bug||Fighting, Ground, Steel||Normal, Fire, Poison, Flying||Water, Grass, Fighting, Ground, Steel|
|Ground||Fire, Electric, Poison, Rock, Steel||Flying (no effect), Grass, Bug||Electric (no effect), Poison, Rock||Water, Grass, Ice|
|Poison||Grass, Fairy||Steel (no effect), Poison, Ground, Rock, Ghost||Grass, Fighting, Poison, Bug, Fairy||Ground, Psychic|
|Bug||Grass, Psychic, Dark||Fire, Fighting, Poison, Flying, Ghost, Steel, Fairy||Grass, Fighting, Ground||Fire, Flying, Rock|
|Steel||Ice, Rock, Fairy||Fire, Water, Electric, Steel||Poison (no effect), Normal, Grass, Ice, Flying, Psychic, Bug, Rock, Dragon, Steel, Fairy||Fire, Fighting, Ground|
|Dragon||Dragon||Fairy (no effect), Steel||Fire, Water, Electric, Grass||Ice, Dragon, Fairy|
|Fairy||Fighting, Dragon, Dark||Fire, Poison, Steel||Dragon (no effect), Fighting, Bug, Dark||Poison, Steel|
Pokémon GO Type Chart:
The type chart for Pokémon GO is more or less similar to the one mentioned above, albeit with some slight differences:
- Super-effective moves deal a 1.6x damage rather than 2x damage
- Not-very-effective moves deal 0.625x damage rather than 0.5x damage
- If a Pokémon is immune to a particular type (like a fairy-type being completely immune to dragon-type attacks), then instead of 0 damage, 0.39x damage will be dealt. This means that if a dragon-type Pokémon were to attack a fairy-type Pokémon, the fairy-type would receive 0.39x damage instead of 0 damage.
- If a dual-type Pokémon is doubly weak against a move, for example, a grass/steel-type Pokémon hit with a fire-type move; then instead of being hit with a 4x damage, it will only get 2.56x damage.
These are the only things you need to keep in mind when you are playing Pokémon GO because apart from these changes in the multipliers, the Pokémon type chart remains almost the same.
Now that I have given you all the information you need about the effectiveness of the type chart and the importance of knowing the strengths and weaknesses of all the Pokémon types, it’s time to test your knowledge by getting into a Pokémon battle in the game that you are playing.
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