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Pokemon Go: Which commonly used Pokemon have double weakness?

Published: 7/Apr/2020 22:03

by Paul Cot


Its common knowledge than in Pokemon battles certain types have weaknesses to others. What you may not know though, is that because of dual typings some are double super effective. Here’s a list of the more commonly used species in Pokemon Go that you can take advantage of with double weaknesses.

It varies from game to game but in Pokemon Go a super effective attack will do 1.6x the damage. Double super effective attacks will do 2.56x the damage.

So, it doesn’t take a Pokemon master to work out that if you can get yourself a double super effective situation you’re almost certainly going to win that battle. Not all Pokemon have double weaknesses, however.

Altaria Double Weakness Ice
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Altaria is a problem to compete with in GO Battle Great League unless you have ice-type moves waiting…

Double weaknesses list

Let’s take a look at the ones that do. Here are all the Pokemon you come across most often in GO Battle League – Great League, Ultra League and Master League – and their weak points.

  • Alolan Ninetales: Steel
  • Alolan Sandslash: Fighting and Fire
  • Altaria: Ice
  • Articuno: Rock
  • Bastiodon: Fighting and Ground
  • Breloom: Flying
  • Charizard: Rock
  • Dragonite: Ice
  • Escavalier: Fire
  • Flygon: Ice
  • Garchomp: Ice
  • Golem: Grass and Water
  • Gliscor: Ice
  • Gyarados: Electric
  • Heracross: Flying
  • Ho-Oh: Rock
  • Landorus (Incarnate Forme): Ice
  • Moltres: Rock
  • Rayquaza: Ice
  • Rhyperior: Grass and Water
  • Scrafty: Fairy
  • Seismitoad: Grass
  • Shiftry: Bug
  • Swampert: Grass
  • Toxicroak: Psychic
  • Tropius: Ice
  • Tyranitar: Fighting
  • Virizion: Flying
  • Weavile: Fighting
  • Whiscash: Grass

Obviously all of these are dual-type Pokemon which is where they’re susceptibility to double weaknesses originates.

Ice moves prove to be the typing that most commonly causes a double weakness with all of Altaria, Dragonite, Flygon, Garchomp, Gliscor, Rayquaza and Tropius being vulnerable to them. Meanwhile, Golem, Rhyperior, Seismitoad, Swampert and Whiscash are all terrified of grass moves!

If you can learn all these matchups and have these moves ready, you’ll be setting yourself up for a big advantage in PvP battles. Unfortunately many trainers are clever enough to immediately switch out when there’s a double weakness.

So, if possible, you want to try and leave it for when they have no other Pokemon available. Another way is to hit them with a surprise Charge Move of that type. Ancient Power and Ice Beam are two examples of moves that a lot of Pokemon can learn that you may not expect.


Pokemon Go finally adding popular Gen 6 Pokemon in December event

Published: 19/Nov/2020 6:05

by Isaac McIntyre


Pokémon from the series’ sixth generation, including popular Kalos starters Froakie, Chespin, and Fennekin, are finally on the verge of being added to the Pokemon Go Pokedex, developers Niantic have confirmed.

So far in Pokemon Go, regions like Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, Sinnoh, Unova, Alola, and Galar have had their time in the spotlight. Now it’s finally Kalos’ turn.

Niantic has confirmed as many as 17 new Pokemon will be added to the handheld game during the December event. This includes the previously listed Kalos starter Pokemon and, of course, their first and second stage evolutions.

The update will add one of the most popular Pokemon in the franchise, Greninja, who ranked as this year’s fan-voted Pokemon of the Year. Kalos fave Talonflame ⁠— an iconic competitive monster ⁠— will also be included.

Other Kalos critters confirmed in Niantic’s next expansion include Bunnelby, Diggersby, Fletchling, Fletchinder, Litleo, and Pyroar (both forms).

Greninja Pokemon of the Year 2020
Greninja, the 2020 Pokemon of the Year, is finally coming to Pokemon Go in December.

Niantic has also confirmed Klefki, the Steel/Fairy Pokemon, will also be coming to Pokemon Go in the December event. The key-shaped Pokemon will be region-locked, however; trainers will only be able to catch Klefki in France.

The rest of the Kalos Pokemon will be widely available. Pokemon trainers can find them in the wild, through egg breeding, or by evolving basic stage Pokemon.

The initial update is only adding a small number of Kalos Pokemon. Niantic is expected to roll out more of the sixth-generation region’s critters throughout 2021, in a fashion similar to their last few expansions.

All sixth-gen Pokemon coming in December

  • Chespin
  • Quilladin
  • Chesnaught
  • Fennekin
  • Braixen
  • Delphox
  • Froakie
  • Frogadier
  • Greninja
  • Bunnelby
  • Diggersby
  • Fletchling
  • Fletchinder
  • Talonflame
  • Litleo
  • Pyroar
  • Klefki (only in France).

The Pokemon devs also confirmed a “special event” featuring the new Pokemon will run from Dec. 2-8. The Kalos event will begin at 10am on day one.


Niantic also mentioned Mega Evolutions in the December notes. While it may just be a reference point for Kalos itself, the devs may also be teasing the popular Pokemon feature’s arrival in their global game ⁠— we’ll have to wait and see!

In other Pokemon Go news, the devs are also shifting the level cap up to 50 in January. The new level shift marks the first time since the title was first released in 2016 that trainers will be able to level up past level 40, the game’s original rank.