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Flying Pokémon weakness, strengths, and resistances

The flying Pokémon weakness is especially handy to know when you come up against birds, but you should also know what their strengths are.

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Our flying Pokémon weakness guide is essential if you want to beat those creatures in the sky. Mind you, if you want one on your team, you need to know more than just the flying-type weakness. So, we also dive into their resistances and strengths so you know what Pokémon they can fly away with.

To decide which flying Pokémon should be on your team, take flight with our guide. Or, to fill out the other spaces on your squad, take a look at our fire Pokémon, psychic Pokémon, dark Pokémon, ghost Pokémon, steel Pokémon, water Pokémon, normal Pokémon, and poison Pokémon guides. While you’re here, why not see what the best mythical Pokémon are, too? There are many great ‘mon in the Pokédex.

Here’s everything you need to know about the flying Pokémon weakness:

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What are the flying Pokémon weaknesses?

There are three types that flying Pokémon are especially weak to ice-, electric-, and rock-types. If you come across one of those with a bird on your team, we suggest you rename them to Christmas, Easter, or Thanksgiving, as that’s all they’re good for.

To protect your flying Pokémon, take a look at our electric Pokémon weakness, rock Pokémon weakness, and ice Pokémon weakness guides to see what types can beat them.

Flying Pokémon counters

When it comes to specific Pokémon to use against flying Pokémon, we suggest the likes of Pikachu, Zeraora, Onix, Glaceon, and Abomasnow. For specific ‘mon from each generation, we recommend:

Remember, while the likes of Rhyperior are a great choice thanks to partially being a rock-type, you need to consider that its secondary type is ground, an element flying Pokémon are resistant to.

What are the flying Pokémon resistances?

flying Pokémon have four resistances – bug-, ground-, grass-, and fighting-types.Going one step further, ground attacks don’t damage flying-types at all.

To discover the best way to beat these types, check out our fighting Pokémon weakness, grass Pokémon weakness, ground Pokémon weakness, and bug Pokémon weakness guides.

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What are the flying Pokémon strengths?

  • Fighting Pokémon
  • Grass Pokémon
  • Bug Pokémon

Flying Pokémon are super effective against fighting-, grass-, and bug-types on the battlefield. Honestly, fighting Pokémon such as Machamp are about to get their butt kicked (flown?) into the middle of next week, while bug- and grass-types are about to become dinner.

Well, there you have it. You now know what the flying Pokémon weakness is. To discover how to beat other types, take a look at our poison Pokémon weakness, fire Pokémon weakness, ghost Pokémon weakness, water Pokémon weakness, steel Pokémon weakness, psychic Pokémon weakness, and dark Pokémon weakness guides.