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All Pokemon Types

All Pokemon are classified as a specific "type". All the Pokemon types are as follows:

  1. Normal
  2. Fire
  3. Water
  4. Grass
  5. Electric
  6. Ice
  7. Fighting
  8. Poison
  9. Ground
  10. Flying
  11. Psychic
  12. Bug
  13. Rock
  14. Ghost
  15. Dark
  16. Dragon
  17. Steel
  18. Fairy
Pokemon Types Symbols

Symbols of various Pokemon Types

A Pokemon's type is usually determined by their elemental abilities, such as Fire and Water types, or their physical appearances, such as Bug and Flying types. Each type of Pokemon has its own set of abilities, as well as strengths and weaknesses when pegged against other types of Pokemon.

Most of these are based on logical setups, such as Fire-type Pokemon being weak against Water-type Pokemon, while Water-type will be weak against Electric-types. These matchups also apply to the types of moves as well: A Fire-type move such as Ember will be strong against a Grass-type Pokemon such as Bulbasaur.

Below, you can find a complete list of all Pokemon types, their advantage and disadvantages against other types of Pokemon.

Type Advantage Over Disadvantage Against
Grass Water, Ground, Rock Fire, Ice, Poison, Flying, Bug
Rock Fire, Ice, Flying, Bug Water, Grass, Fighting, Ground, Steel
Ice Grass, Ground, Flying, Dragon Fire, Fighting, Rock, Steel
Dragon Dragon Ice, Dragon, Fairy
Dark Psychic, Ghost Fighting, Bug, Fairy
Psychic Fighting, Poison Bug, Ghost, Dark
Bug Grass, Psychic, Dark Fire, Flying, Rock
Flying Grass, Fighting, Bug Electric, Ice, Rock
Steel Ice, Rock, Fairy Fire, Fighting, Ground
Fire Grass, Ice, Bug, Steel Water, Ground, Rock
Fighting Normal, Ice, Rock, Dark, Steel Flying, Psychic, Fairy
Ground Fire, Electric, Poison, Rock, Steel Water, Grass, Ice
Ghost Psychic, Ghost Ghost, Dark
Poison Grass, Fairy Ground, Psychic
Water Fire, Ground, Rock Electric, Grass
Fairy Fight, Dragon, Dark Poison, Steel
Electric Water, Flying Ground
Normal None Fighting

Some Pokemon can be classified into two types and are known as Dual-Type Pokemon. However, this does not expand their set of moves by a factor of two as well. So while a Pokemon can be affiliated to two types, each of their moves will hail to one or the other type.

During evolution, some Dual-Type Pokemon may lose or gain a type, such as Scyther (a Bug/Flying-type) which evolves into Scizor (a Bug/Steel-type). The only exception to these common rules is Cubone, a Ground-type Pokemon that evolves into Alolan Marowak a Fire and Ghost-type.

Ideal Team Build

When you're out in the wild in any Pokemon game, you can encounter any type of Pokemon. So, you should have a team that consists of the most powerful Pokemon from the following types:

  • Grass
  • Water
  • Fire
  • Ice
  • Fighting
  • Ground

This set-up should allow you to cover and counter a vast majority of Pokemon types that you encounter in the wild. Any double type Pokemon should be considered the cherry on the top.

Ideal Gym Battle Builds

In every Pokemon game are always 8 gyms that you need to defeat in order to become a Pokemon master. Each gym has a theme or a dominant type. In Pokemon Sword and Shield, the gym types are as follows:

  • Grass
  • Water
  • Fire
  • Fighting (Sword) & Ghost (Shield)
  • Fairy
  • Rock
  • Dark
  • Dragon

For every gym battle, you should configure your team in a such a way your Pokemon have an edge over the enemy. So if you're fighting in the Grass gym, then your ideal team should be comprised of Fire, Ice, Poison, Flying or Bug-type Pokemon.

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