Pokemon Shield and Sword Type Chart – Power Strength and Weakness

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Anyone aware of the Pokemon universe will know that each and every Pokemon has at least one type, like fire, water, ground, etc. The types are a way to classify the skills and properties of a Pokemon. As of generation VI, the entire Pokemon universe now has a total of 18 different Pokemon types as explained in the following diagram.

The Pokemon types define the amount of damage a certain Pokemon can give out to its opponent and take in return from another Pokemon. For example, the grass type Pokemon are weak when competing with fire type Pokemon, while the fire type pokemon are most vulnerable against water type Pokemon. Any moves the water type does against the fire type will be really effective, meaning they’ll deal double damage. But when the fire type does an attack against the water type, it will not be as effective, dealing only half the damage.

Most Pokemon have two types, it is, therefore, possible to deal quadruple damage to the opponents. For instance, a Pokemon that can fly will damage Bug/Grass type Pokemon 4x times more! You can use this as an advantage or be informed of this any time you are in a combat.

Pokemon Type Chart – Strengths and Weaknesses

A Reddit user made an amazing Pokemon Generation VI type chart a long time ago which is still relevant. Just click the image below to enlarge it. If you’re on mobile, click here to see a mobile version.


We have laid out the entire chart in simple text for you, let’s understand some legends used in it. Strong against refers to the types that deals 2x times the damage, weak against means half, that is 0.5x time the damage, resistant to means it takes 0.5x times damage and vulnerable to means it takes double the damage, i.e. 2x.

Type Strong Against Weak Against Resistant To
Vulnerable To
Normal Rock, Ghost, Steel Ghost Fighting
Fighting Normal, Rock, Steel, Ice, Dark Flying, Poison, Psychic, Bug, Ghost, Fairy Rock, Bug, Dark
Flying, Psychic, Fairy
Flying Fighting, Bug, Grass Rock, Steel, Electric Fighting, Ground, Bug, Grass
Rock, Electric, Ice
Poison Grass, Fairy Poison, Ground, Rock, Ghost, Steel Fighting, Poison, Grass, Fairy
Ground, Psychic
Ground Poison, Rock, Steel, Fire, Electric Flying, Bug, Grass Poison, Rock, Electric
Water, Grass, Ice
Rock Flying, Bug, Fire, Ice Fighting, Ground, Steel Normal, Flying, Poison, Fire
Fighting, Ground, Steel, Water, Grass
Bug Grass, Psychic, Dark Fighting, Flying, Poison, Ghost, Steel, Fire, Fairy Fighting, Ground, Grass
Flying, Rock, Fire
Ghost Ghost, Psychic Normal, Dark Normal, Fighting, Poison, Bug Ghost, Dark
Steel Rock, Ice, Fairy Steel, Fire, Water, Electric Normal, Flying, Poison, Rock, Bug, Steel, Grass, Psychic, Ice, Dragon, Fairy
Fighting, Ground, Fire
Fire Bug, Steel, Grass, Ice Rock, Fire, Water, Dragon Bug, Steel, Fire, Grass, Ice
Ground, Rock, Water
Water Ground, Rock, Fire Water, Grass, Dragon Steel, Fire, Water, Ice
Grass, Electric
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

For most of the part, the type strengths and weaknesses are quite informative and intuitive. It’ll definitely benefit you to learn these charts and damage multipliers, especially if you are planning to battle players in Sword and Shield.

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