Pokemon Go type chart: Strengths, weaknesses, resistance, vulnerability

Published: 12/Aug/2020 14:41

by Paul Cot


Battling is becoming an increasingly important part of Pokemon Go. Type effectiveness plays a crucial role in coming out on top in these battles. Here are every single type’s strengths, weaknesses, resistances and vulnerabilities.

Anyone who has battled in any form of Pokemon game before will be well aware of certain types holding advantages over another. Fire against grass, psychic against fighting and electric against water are just some of these.

Many trainers don’t see the full picture when it comes to type effectiveness, though. The following definitions should clear that up:

  • Strengths: Which type of Pokemon an attack of x type is strong against – i.e. electric against water
  • Weaknesses: Which type of Pokemon an attack of x type is weak against – i.e. grass against fire
  • Resistances: What types type x receive less damage from – i.e. dragon against fairy
  • Vulnerabilities: What types type x receive more damage from – i.e. steel against ice

Type strength chart

Here is the full table showing what each type is strong against, weak against, resistant to and vulnerable to:

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

Interestingly there are no type immunities in Pokemon Go. For example, in the mainline games ghost-types are immune to normal-type attacks — this isn’t the case in Pokemon Go.

Effectiveness multiplier

Just how effective they are depends on the game itself. Type advantages in Pokemon Sword and Shield are generally more pronounced with effective attacks being twice as strong and ‘not effective’ just half.

Pokemon Go has a smaller multiplier when it comes to typings, however. The multipliers for Pokemon Go are as follows:

  • Super effective against two types: 2.56x
  • Super effective attacks: 1.6x
  • Not very effective attacks: 0.625x
  • Not very effective against two types: 0.391x
pokestgo.clChart showing how effective each type of Pokemon is against each other in Pokemon Go…

Another difference between Pokemon Go and other games is multiple typings affect damage even further. If a species is weak to two of an opponent’s types then the multiplier effect would be halved again, as seen by the 0.391 multiplier.

The same applies to a Pokemon being effective against both a species’ types. An example of this is an electric-type versus Gyarados as it is a dual water and flying-type — two types which are weak against electric.

It’s certainly worth taking the time to learn which Pokemon are strong and weak against other types. This will help you no end in Raid Battles and will speed up the process of getting Pokemon on gyms for those all important PokeCoins. GO Battle League is where this knowledge is most useful, though!


10 Pokemon that players refuse to catch in Pokemon Go

Published: 1/Dec/2020 15:20

by Daniel Megarry


With four years since Pokemon Go released, gamers have had more than enough time to decide which Pokemon they love and which ones they hate – and there are some very strong opinions out there.

While players of Nintendo’s popular mobile game can probably all agree that stumbling across another Pidgey isn’t exactly the most thrilling encounter, there are some more unexpected choices that fans will do their best to avoid.

Despite the franchise’s Gotta Catch ‘Em All slogan, a recent thread on the Pokemon GO subreddit saw players share the Pokemon that they absolutely refuse to catch. The answers range from the “annoying bird” Murkrow to the “piece of garbage” Sunkern (ouch). User octropos sparked the debate and it’s fair to say some are unequivocal about their picks.

Check out 10 of the most disliked Pokemon in Pokemon Go below.


Bidoof Pokemon Go
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Bidoof may be cute but fans don’t rate it

Bidoof is one of the cutest Pokemon of all time, but not everyone is a fan. “For me it’s Bidoof,” wrote Reddit user octropos. “I can’t stand the noise it makes and I hate how stupid it looks.”

Poor Bidoof.


Cherrim in Pokemon GO
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Pokemon Go players aren’t sure Cherrim is worth the effort

Reddit user 47Dud3_ questioned the high frustration level of catching Cherrim when there isn’t much reward for doing so.

“They are annoying to catch because they even break out sometimes with a Golden Razz/Ultra Ball,” they complained. “Plus they can’t be shiny and have no meta relevance whatsoever. Gosh, I hate them so much.”


Zubat in Pokemon Go
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Zubat definitely isn’t anyone’s favorite Pokemon

Zubat has largely been considered a filler Pokemon since the very first game dropped on the Gameboy back in 1996, and its reputation hasn’t been much different in Pokemon Go.

“I leave rocket battles when Zubat is gonna be the reward if I can avoid it,” admitted Reddit user immarlondait. “I can’t seem to hit it consistently and I’m too lazy to bring up the nanab berry to keep it still.”


sunkern in pokemon go
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One Pokemon Go player called Sunkern a “piece of garbage”

The tiny Grass-type Sunkern is another Pokemon that hasn’t proven popular with players, and when compared to some of the most impressive and imposing creatures in the game, it’s not hard to see why.

“I was unlucky enough (in my opinion) to get a four-star Sunkern and I despise the little piece of garbage,” wrote Reddit user hitchicker42, while octropos joked, “that will be pokemon that would end up being eaten.”


Murkrow in Pokemon Go
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Murkrow is another Pokemon that doesn’t have many fans

Murkrow was bitterly reduced to the title of “the annoying bird” by Reddit user extreme39speed.

“I don’t care that I’ll never get its shiny,” they wrote. “I’ll get the delinquent medal platinum some other way. Cause since I got it gold, I steer away from the annoying bird.”


Exeggcute Pokemon Go
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Exeggutor may be powerful, but Exeggcute doesn’t get much love

Exeggutor may be considered a powerful Pokemon in the game, but for some players, having to catch an Exeggcute and put the work in to evolve it almost isn’t worth the effort.

“Freaking Exeggcute. I hate how big it is and how little its catch circle is,” wrote Reddit user TheRobotYoshi. “I caught just enough to get a good Exeggutor and then I was done catching them forever.”


Gulpin in Pokemon Go
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Gulpin has been called “awful” by some players

The bizarre-looking Gulpin hasn’t received much love from players, with one calling it “so awful” and questioning how it was approved for the game.

“A couple [of] months back that’s all that was spawning for me. Hated. Every. Single. One,” Reddit user HiFraaands wrote. “Even worse I got a Hundo Gulpin. Great.”


Yanma in Pokemon Go
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Yanma has been criticized for being too hard to catch

Bug and Flying-type Yanma has been criticized for being hard to catch by Reddit user Crafty_Leo, who wrote: “Yanma can not just stand still. Every time I throw a ball it’s either zooming around the screen or attacking me.”


Nosepass Pokemon Go
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Pokemon fans just don’t seem to like Nosepass

Nosepass has faced negativity from a number of players. Most of them didn’t give a reason, they just don’t like it. And that’s okay.

“My first red seal Pokemon was a Nosepass,” wrote Reddit user octropos. “Like, seriously? Out of all the Pokemon…”


Castform in Pokemon GO
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Castform has been cast aside by most Pokemon Go players

The Normal-type Castform is certainly a unique looking Pokemon, but that hasn’t won any favors with players, who aren’t quite sure what the point of having them around is.

“I wish they would evolve or something,” wrote Reddit user octropos. “They’re just so… whatever?”

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