Fighting Pokémon weakness, resistance, and strength

With our fighting Pokémon weakness guide, you can land a few low-blows on Hitmonlee, Hitmonchan, and any other combat specialists in your way.

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If you’re trying to humble a Hitmontop or out-macho a Machamp, we’re here to help. Our fighting Pokémon weakness guide has everything you need to know about Pokémon’s most physical typing, including 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.

For more Pokétips, check out our guides to fairy Pokémon weakness, ghost Pokémon weakness, psychic Pokémon weakness, poison Pokémon weakness, steel Pokémon weakness, electric Pokémon weakness, water Pokémon weakness, and dark Pokémon weakness. Or, catch up on every generation with our complete Pokédex.

So, let’s ring for round one and get into our fighting Pokémon weakness guide.

What are fighting Pokémon weaknesses?

Until gen six, fighting Pokémon only had two 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 defence, but you should do your best to avoid all three of these dangerous typings.

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What are fighting Pokémon resistances?

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.

What are fighting Pokémon strengths?

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 specialises 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.

There you have it, our fighting Pokémon weakness guide. While you’re here, check out another hit title with our Honkai Star Rail tier list and Honkai Star Rail codes guide.