If you are any way familiar with the Pokemon franchise, you will be aware that all Pokemon have different strengths and weaknesses. For a good majority of Pokemon types, the strength and weakness will be quite obvious and based on nature. For example, fire Pokemon are weak against water Pokemon. Water extinguishes fire so this makes sense. Fire pokemon are strong against Ice because heat melts ice.
There are some other Pokemon though that are more difficult to relate to nature. What are psychic pokemon weak against or what about rock? There is no paper Pokemon type so figuring this part out can be a little more difficult. This page should be your one stop shop to understanding Pokemon strengths and weaknesses.
There is no simple formula to help you quickly figure out what the strongest Pokemon type is to use against another. Since some Pokemon have two types, they may have extra defense against a Pokemon even when the other type is weak against it. To make this a little easier, you can simply look up your favorite Pokemon using the tool below. Select the Pokemon you want from the dropdown and you will be able to find out the strengths that this Pokemon has. This makes it super simple to figure out what types it is going to be strong against in combat.
If you are just looking for some more general advice about Pokemon strengths and weaknesses the table below will give you a rough starting point to help you quickly figure out what Pokemon types are strongest against others.
The table below will break down all of the different Pokemon types in the first column. Across from this on the same row, you will be able to see the different Pokemon types that a type is strong and weak against.
|Type||Strong Against||Weak Against|
|Bug||Grass, Dark, Psychic||Fire, Flying, Rock|
|Dark||Ghost, Psychic||Bug, Fairy, Fighting|
|Dragon||Dragon||Dragon, Fairy, Ice|
|Fairy||Fighting, Dark, Dragon||Poison, Steel|
|Fighting||Dark, Ice, Normal, Rock, Steel||Fairy, Flying, Psychic|
|Fire||Bug, Grass, Ice, Steel||Ground, Rock, Water|
|Flying||Bug, Fighting, Grass||Electric, Ice, Rock|
|Ghost||Ghost, Psychic||Dark, Ghost|
|Grass||Ground, Rock, Water||Bug, Fire, Flying, Ice, Poison|
|Ground||Electric, Fire, Poison, Rock, Steel||Grass, Ice, Water|
|Ice||Dragon, Flying, Grass, Ground||Fighting, Fire, Rock, Steel|
|Poison||Fairy, Grass||Ground, Psychic|
|Psychic||Fighting, Poison||Bug, Dark, Ghost|
|Rock||Bug, Fire, Flying, Ice||Fighting, Grass, Ground, Steel, Water|
|Steel||Fairy, Ice, Rock||Fighting, Fire, Ground|
|Water||Fire, Ground, Rock||Electric, Grass|
Pokemon Strength Chart
For those who find a more visual explanation easier to understand, the following Pokemon strength chart will cover all of the different Pokemon types along with all of the different Pokemon types that they are strong against.
Just like how all Pokemon have strengths they also have weaknesses. You won’t last long if you use your Charizard against a Blastoise. It is important to know that even when you have a high level Pokemon that might be on its third evolution, it is still weak against certain Pokemon types and you may find yourself getting beaten up quite easily in combat by a Pokemon that is a lot weaker looking than your beloved.
The best way to get a handle on Pokemon weaknesses is to use the tool below. This lookup will allow you to search for a specific Pokemon. Once you find it, select the name from the dropdown and you will see a breakdown of all the strengths and weaknesses that this particular Pokemon has. This will help you determine whether this Pokemon is going to be a strong fit for you in combat or not.