At this point, there are so many different types and type combinations in the world of Pokémon Go, even an established Pokémon professor might have to check their notes from time to time. So, if you want to be the best there ever was, you’ll need to know your counters to Camerupt, and how to answer to an Aerodactyle, before you learn the hard way.
Fortunately, we’ve got the tool for any budding Pokémon master with our Pokémon Go type chart. With this, you can hit enemies for six with super-effective moves, you can also plan around your preferred team for switching in to soak up any resisted attacks. It’s especially useful for any nostalgia fuelled Pokémon Go players, who might have missed out on the introduction of new typings.
Once you know your way around our Pokémon Go type chart, why not take a browse of our Pokémon GO legendary guide to see what big-hitters might suit your newly strategised team. On the subject of typings, you should also swing by our Pokémon Go Eevee evolution list, and check out how to get your hands on the full roster of adorable Eevee alternatives.
Pokémon Go type chart – strengths, weaknesses and effectiveness
All of the ‘mons in Pokémon Go have the same types as they do in the series’ core games, making things a little easier for returning fans. However, there‘s some variation with type matchups, so for experienced trainers, it’s still worth checking in on how Niantic interprets the vast pool of different types.
|Type||Strong Against||Weak Against||Resistant To||Vulnerable To|
|Fire||Ice, Bug, Grass, Steel||Fire, Rock, Water, Dragon||Grass, Bug, Fire, Ice, Steel||Water, Rock, Ground|
|Water||Rock, Ground, Fire||Grass, Water, Dragon||Fire, Water, Steel, Ice||Grass, Electric|
|Electric||Flying, Water,||Grass, Ground, Electric, Dragon||Flying, Steel, Electric||Ground|
|Grass||Ground, Rock, Water||Fire, Flying, Dragon, Bug, Grass, Steel, Poison||Ground, Electric, Grass, Water||Ice, Fire, Bug, Flying, Poison|
|Normal||–||Steel, Ghost, Rock||Ghost||Fighting|
|Psychic||Poison, Fighting||Steel, Dark, Psychic||Psychic, Fighting||Ghost, Dark, Bug|
|Ghost||Psychic, Ghost||Normal, Dark||Normal, Poison, Bug, Fighting||Dark, Ghost|
|Fighting||Normal, Rock, Ice, Steel, Dark||Psychic, Flying, Fairy, Bug, Ghost, Poison||Dark, Rock, Bug||Psychic, Fairy, Flying|
|Rock||Fire, Bug, Flying, Ice||Ground, Fighting, Steel||Normal, Poison, Fire, Flying||Water, Steel, Fighting, Grass, Ground|
|Ground||Poison, Fire, Rock, Steel, Electric||Flying, Bug, Grass||Rock, Poison, Electric||Ice, Water, Grass|
|Dragon||Dragon||Fairy, Steel||Grass, Electric, Fire, Water||Dragon, Fairy, Ice|
|Flying||Fighting, Bug, Grass||Rock, Steel, Electric||Fighting, Grass, Ground, Bug||Ice, Electric, Rock|
|Ice||Grass, Ground, Dragon, Flying||Steel, Water, Fire, Ice||Ice||Fire, Fighting, Rock, Steel|
|Poison||Fairy, Grass||Steel, Rock, Ghost, Ground, Poison||Fighting, Poison, Grass, Fairy||Psychic, Ground|
|Bug||Dark, Grass, Psychic||Flying, Ghost, Fire, Steel, Poison, Fairy, Fighting||Grass, Ground, Fighting||Rock, Flying, Fairy|
|Dark||Psychic, Ghost||Fairy, Dark, Fighting||Ghost, Dark, Psychic||Fairy, Bug, Fighting|
|Steel||Ice, Rock, Fairy||Fire, Steel, Water, Electric||Grass, Ice, Fairy, Flying, Poison, Steel, Rock, Psychic Dragon, Bug||Ground, Fire, Fighting|
|Fairy||Fighting, Dragon, Dark||Steel, Poison, Fire||Dragon, Dark, Bug, Fighting||Steel, Poison|
Multipliers and Immunities in Pokémon Go
Even with our Pokémon Go type chart, it can still take a little working out to understand what attack to opt for with so many dual-type Pokémon. The good news is that we know the exact multipliers for each and any combination, so you don’t have to do the maths.
|Super effective against one type||2.56x|
|Super effective against both types||1.6x|
|Not very effective against one type||0.625x|
|Not very effective against two types||0.391x|
Long-time fans of the franchise will also know that in the core series games, some Pokémon are entirely immune to attacks of a particular typing, but that doesn’t carry over into Pokémon Go. Instead, any moves that would usually be immune are doubly resisted in this game, and have the same damage multiplier as a move not very effective against two types.
With all that under your belt, you should be raring and ready to go for some better battles in Pokémon Go. If you still need a little help adding some new types to your team, check out our list of Pokémon Go codes for access to a bunch of Pokéballs and other handy items.