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||
|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||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||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.