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What is the fire Pokémon weakness?

If you want to know what the fire Pokémon weakness is you need to look no further as we dive into how you can take down these pesky pyromancers.

Fire Pokemon weakness: Arcanine, Charizard, and Ninetails in front of an orange background

What is the fire Pokémon weakness? Let’s find out. These creatures can be vicious in battle, and while their shortcomings may seem obvious, the fire-type weaknesses, resistances, and strengths might surprise you (or not, we all know that fire burns).

Alternatively, should you need a firestarter on your team, our fire Pokémon guide is here to help. We also have electric Pokémon, poison Pokémon, normal Pokémon, psychic Pokémon, dragon Pokémon, ghost Pokémon, dark Pokémon, and flying Pokémon articles if you want to know who else makes a solid addition to any team. Oh, and we also couldn’t help but weigh in on the debate about the best starter Pokémon in the Pokédex.

Anyway, onto what you need to know about the fire Pokémon weakness.

Fire Pokemon weakness: the ground, water, and rock icons in front of an orange background

What are the fire Pokémon weaknesses?

Naturally, the main fire Pokémon weakness is water, but it’s useful to know that these pyromaniacs are susceptible to attacks from both the rock and ground-types. As such, you want to avoid creatures such as Golem, Blastoise, and Lycanroc.

Coming up against these three types might be difficult for Arcanine or Charizard, but just look at our ground Pokémon weakness, rock Pokémon weakness, and water Pokémon weakness guides to find out how to beat them.

Fire Pokémon counters

As for specific Pokémon to use as a counter to a fire-type, we suggest Gyarados, Blastoise, and Excadrill, as well as the following from specific generations:

All of these creatures are the perfect counters against the likes of Ninetails, Magmar, and Moltres. Especially Rhyperior as a dual rock- and ground-type, and Gyarados thanks to some devastating water attacks.

However, when picking your counter in a battle against fire Pokémon, make sure you consider the possibility of a secondary type being weak to fire. Oh, and ensure you use the correct moves. An example is having a Gyarados that uses something like ice fang over water pulse. As ice is weak to fire, that attack will do very little damage, whereas water pulse is a super effective attack against fire Pokémon.

What are the fire Pokémon resistances?

Fire Pokémon are resistant to fire-, grass-, and bug-types. So, don’t worry if you come across a Beedrill or a Venusaur; both will go up in flames.

For even more information on how to beat bug and grass creatures, consult our bug Pokémon weakness and grass Pokémon weakness guides. Those guides can also tell you how to make the most of them in battle.

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What are the fire Pokémon strengths?

Ice-, bug-, and grass-types are weak to fire Pokémon (Rellor’s evolution and Scyther’s evolution come to mind) – no need for an exterminator with the likes of Charizard, Rhapidash, and Arcanine on your team.

Look, we’re sure you know how to melt ice-types at this point, but our ice Pokémon weakness guide might hold some information that you’re yet to learn, especially if you have one on your team.

Well, there you have it. You now know what the fire Pokémon weakness is. Should you be curious about how to beat those who live in the shadows, make sure you check out our ghost Pokémon weakness and dark Pokémon weakness guides. We also have flying Pokémon weakness, steel Pokémon weakness, and poison Pokémon weakness guides to help you dominate the battlefield.