Pokemon Scarlet & Violet type chart: Strengths, weaknesses, resistances & vulnerabilities

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet logos with type chart iconsThe Pokemon Company / Wikimedia Commons

Knowing the details of each Pokemon you catch in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet can be extremely helpful when preparing for battles as each type has different strengths, weaknesses, resistances, and vulnerabilities. Below, we’ve curated a full chart that details every Pokemon type in the games, as well as their respective immunities.

With so many different Pokemon types to battle and collect throughout the franchise, it’s crucial to know your type matchups, like Fairy-type attacks being weak against Fire, Poison, and Steel-type Pokemon, or Water-type attacks being strong against Fire, Ground, or Rock-types.

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This is equally as essential throughout your journey in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet, so read on for Gen 9’s type chart (and details on Terastal typings) to ensure you’re in with the best chance of emerging from that next Gym Battle as the victor.

Make sure to also check out our guides on the Pokemon in the Paldean Pokedex, Gen 9’s Regional forms, Scarlet & Violet’s Sandwich recipes, the order to beat the gyms in, and where to find Spiritomb so you can start catching ’em all.

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You’ll need to know a Pokemon’s type to be in with the best chance of defeating and catching it.

Scarlet & Violet Pokemon type chart: Strengths & weaknesses

Below, you’ll find a table that features each Pokemon type alongside its strengths, weaknesses, resistances, and vulnerabilities.

These details are crucial to know on your way to becoming a Pokemon Master, as they can help you to prepare ahead of a fight and aid you in creating a perfect team for battle.

Pokemon TypeStrong AgainstWeak AgainstResistancesVulnerabilitiesImmunities
BugGrass / Dark / PsychicFairy / Fighting / Fire / Flying / Ghost / Poison / SteelFighting / Ground / GrassFire / Flying / Rock
DarkGhost / PsychicDark / Fairy / FightingDark / GhostBug / Fairy / FightingPsychic
DragonDragonSteelElectric / Grass / Fire / WaterDark / Fairy / Ice
ElectricFlying / WaterDragon / Electric / Grass / GroundElectric / Flying / Steel Ground
FairyDark / Dragon / FightingFire / Poison / SteelBug / Dark / FightingPoison / SteelDragon
FightingDark / Ice / Normal / Rock / SteelBug / Flying / Ghost / Poison / PsychicBug / Dark / RockFairy / Flying / Psychic
FireBug / Grass / Ice / SteelDragon / Fire / Rock / WaterBug / Fairy / Fire / Grass / Ice / SteelGround / Rock / Water
FlyingBug / Fighting / GrassElectric / Rock / SteelBug / Grass / FightingElectric / Ice / RockGround
GhostGhost / PsychicDark / NormalBug / PoisonDark / GhostNormal / Fighting
GrassGround / Rock / WaterBug / Dragon / Fire / Flying / Grass / Poison / SteelElectric / Grass / Ground / WaterBug / Fire / Flying / Ice / Poison
GroundElectric / Fire / Poison / Rock / SteelBug / Flying / GrassPoison / RockGrass / Ice / WaterElectric
IceDragon / Flying / Grass / GroundFire / Ice / Steel / WaterIceFighting / Fire / Rock / Steel
NormalGhost / Rock / Steel FightingGhost
PoisonFairy / GrassGhost / Ground / Poison / Rock / Steel Bug / Fairy / Fighting / Grass / PoisonGround / Psychic
PsychicFighting / PoisonDark / Psychic / SteelPsychic / FightingBug / Dark / Ghost
RockBug / Fire / Flying / IceFighting / Ground / SteelFire / Flying / Normal / PoisonFighting / Grass / Ground / Steel / Water
SteelFairy / Ice / RockElectric / Fire / Steel / WaterBug / Dragon / Fairy / Flying / Grass / Ice / Normal / Psychic / Rock / SteelFire / Fighting / GroundPoison
WaterFire / Ground / RockDragon / Grass / WaterFire / Ice / Steel / WaterGrass / Electric

While strengths and weaknesses are essential to consider while out exploring Paldea, it’s also vital to be aware of each type’s resistances, immunities, and vulnerabilities, too.

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A Pokemon trainer holding a Pokeball in Scarlet & VioletThe Pokemon Company / Game Freak

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet battle definitions

Now that we’ve broken down each type’s particular strengths, immunities, and more, you’ll now need to know what each one means. On its own, it can seem as if strengths mean the same as resistances — but they’re actually slightly different:

  • Strong against: Indicates the type of Pokemon that a particular type of attack is strong against (for example, Bug against Psychic).
  • Weak against: Indicates the type of Pokemon that a particular type of attack is weak against (for example, Fire against Rock).
  • Vulnerabilities: Indicates which type of attack each Pokemon type is vulnerable to (for example, Electric is vulnerable to Ground).
  • Resistances: Indicates which type of attack each Pokemon type is resistant to (for example, Fairy is resistant to Dark).
Eevee Tera type in Pokemon Scarlet & VioletGame Freak / YouTube: Nintendo of America
The Terastalize ability can have an effect on a Pokemon’s type once triggered.

Terastalize typing in Scarlet & Violet

Unique to Pokemon Scarlet & Violet, the Paldea Region introduces a brand new ability for you and your Pokemon to take advantage of: Terastallizing.

While our guide explaining what Terastallizing is goes into further detail on the ability’s specifics, it’s crucial to know that when it’s triggered, a Pokemon’s type can change.

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During a battle, if a Pokemon changes from its original, say, Normal-type to a Water Tera-type, the STAB bonus to its original, Normal-type move will still remain in place.

Dual-type Pokemon will also revert to a single-type while in the Terastal form, which makes knowing the typings even more essential — so we’d recommend keeping this page bookmarked so you can quickly check on a particular attack bonus if you’re unsure.

How many Pokemon types are there in Scarlet & Violet?

Pokemon features a total of 18 different types of attacks throughout its franchise, and this remains the same in Scarlet & Violet. As listed in the type chart table above, these types are:

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  • Bug
  • Dark
  • Dragon
  • Electric
  • Fairy
  • Fighting
  • Fire
  • Flying
  • Ghost
  • Grass
  • Ground
  • Ice
  • Normal
  • Psychic
  • Poison
  • Rock
  • Steel
  • Water

Every Pokemon has its own type. As an example, Pikachu is a pure Electic-type, but some ‘mon can also have two types, and these are known as dual-type Pokemon.

So, there you have it, that’s Pokemon Scarlet & Violet’s type chart explained — now get out there and catch ’em all!

For more tips, tricks, and guides to help you throughout Paldea, be sure to check out the following pages:

Best starter Pokemon | How to get Marks in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet | Are Pokemon Scarlet & Violet compatible with Pokemon Home? | Unlocking 5 & 6-star Tera Raids in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet | How to unlock Rotom Phone cases in Scarlet & Violet | How to change clothes in Scarlet & Violet | How to co-op with friends in Scarlet & Violet | All Shiny forms in Scarlet & Violet | Pokemon Scarlet & Violet egg breeding guide | How to get Rare Candy in Scarlet & Violet

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