With our fighting Pokémon weakness guide, you can master a melee with Machamp or take on Terrakion and its own game. We’ve got everything you need to know about Pokémon’s most physical typing, including fighting Pokémon weaknesses, resistances, and strengths. So, take a scroll down the page and find out how to beat Bruno and the rest of the black belts of the Pokémon world with ease.
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So, let’s ring for round one and get into our fighting Pokémon weakness guide.
Until gen six, there were just two fighting Pokémon weaknesses in psychic- and flying types, but these days there are also fairy Pokémon to contend with. Psychic and fairy moves are the biggest threat, especially as fighting Pokémon often have low special defense, but you should do your best to avoid all three of these dangerous typings. Put simply, fighting types are not a fan of bird Pokémon.
If you love a fighting type, like the monkey Pokémon Mankey, keep these in mind. That is, of course, unless you know how to evolve Primeape. With Annihilape, you can obliterate psychic types with some ghostly attacks.
Fighting Pokémon counters
In terms of specific Pokémon, we recommend that you use the following ‘mon to knock out the fighting-type creatures:
- Gardevoir (or Gallade, the other Ralts evolution)
All three of those Pokémon are strong against fighting Pokémon, with an array of moves available that can decimate the opposition. However, should you be after a different ‘mon to do the job, you should consider whether or not their secondary type is potentially weak to fighting-type moves.
Fighting Pokémon are resistant to dark-, rock-, and bug-type attacks, making them perfect for taking into a forest on a pitch-black night. The bug-type resistance isn’t too helpful, with Pokémon distinctly lacking in potent bugs, but the option to switch in a fighting Pokémon when faced with a rock or dark Pokémon might help turn the tide of a battle.
Admittedly, these three types of Pokémon can be tough to deal with, but that’s why we have our dark Pokémon weakness, rock Pokémon weakness, and bug Pokémon weakness guides. They hold all the answers on how to defeat Pokémon such as Obstagoon, Golem, and Beedrill.
The fighting type is easily one of the most offensive in Pokémon, with five different types hit for super-effective damage by fighting moves. If you face an opponent who specializes in any of these typings or has a couple of dual-type Pokémon with these types, a fighting-type move is sure to do some impressive HP damage.
Yes, you already know how to kick butt when it comes to these types, but you can never be too prepared. So, to know all of the best strategies, check out our steel Pokémon weakness, normal Pokémon weakness, and ice Pokémon weakness guides.