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Types are aspects of Pokémon and attacks, which give them an advantage over some types but a disadvantage over others. There are 18 types in total.

Each Pokémon can have one or two types. When it has only one type, it's called pure-type Pokémon and when it has two types, the one of types is called primary type and the other secondary type. Attacks on the other hand can have only one type.

List of types

  • Bug
    • There are 46 Bug-type Pokémon, 12 of them are purely Bug-type.
    • There are 9 Bug-type attacks, 4 of them are fast attacks and 5 of them are charged attacks.
  • Dark
    • There are 34 Dark-type Pokémon, 9 of them are purely Dark-type.
    • There are 8 Dark-type attacks, 4 of them are fast attacks and 4 of them are charged attacks.
  • Dragon
    • There are 23 Dragon-type Pokémon, 4 of them are purely Dragon-type.
    • There are 7 Dragon-type attacks, 2 of them are fast attacks and 5 of them are charged attacks.
  • Electric
    • There are 33 Electric-type Pokémon, 23 of them are purely Electric-type.
    • There are 11 Electric-type attacks, 5 of them are fast attacks and 6 of them are charged attacks.
  • Fairy
    • There are 21 Fairy-type Pokémon, 6 of them are purely Fairy-type.
    • There are 6 Fairy-type attacks, 1 of them are fast attacks and 5 of them are charged attacks.
  • Fighting
    • There are 28 Fighting-type Pokémon, 12 of them are purely Fighting-type.
    • There are 12 Fighting-type attacks, 4 of them are fast attacks and 8 of them are charged attacks.
  • Fire
    • There are 44 Fire-type Pokémon, 25 of them are purely Fire-type.
    • There are 13 Fire-type attacks, 3 of them are fast attacks and 10 of them are charged attacks.
  • Flying
    • There are 67 Flying-type Pokémon, none of them are purely Flying-type.
    • There are 9 Flying-type attacks, 3 of them are fast attacks and 6 of them are charged attacks.
  • Ghost
    • There are 25 Ghost-type Pokémon, 9 of them are purely Ghost-type.
    • There are 9 Ghost-type attacks, 4 of them are fast attacks and 5 of them are charged attacks.
  • Grass
    • There are 64 Grass-type Pokémon, 25 of them are purely Grass-type.
    • There are 13 Grass-type attacks, 3 of them are fast attacks and 10 of them are charged attacks.
  • Ground
    • There are 54 Ground-type Pokémon, 13 of them are purely Ground-type.
    • There are 10 Ground-type attacks, 2 of them are fast attacks and 8 of them are charged attacks.
  • Ice
    • There are 27 Ice-type Pokémon, 6 of them are purely Ice-type.
    • There are 10 Ice-type attacks, 4 of them are fast attacks and 6 of them are charged attacks.
  • Normal
    • There are 80 Normal-type Pokémon, 52 of them are purely Normal-type.
    • There are 26 Normal-type attacks, 11 of them are fast attacks and 15 of them are charged attacks.
  • Poison
    • There are 54 Poison-type Pokémon, 13 of them are purely Poison-type.
    • There are 10 Poison-type attacks, 3 of them are fast attacks and 7 of them are charged attacks.
  • Psychic
    • There are 54 Psychic-type Pokémon, 20 of them are purely Psychic-type.
    • There are 12 Psychic-type attacks, 4 of them are fast attacks and 8 of them are charged attacks.
  • Rock
    • There are 40 Rock-type Pokémon, 6 of them are purely Rock-type.
    • There are 8 Rock-type attacks, 2 of them are fast attacks and 6 of them are charged attacks.
  • Steel
    • There are 40 Steel-type Pokémon, 6 of them are purely Steel-type.
    • There are 11 Steel-type attacks, 4 of them are fast attacks and 7 of them are charged attacks.
  • Water
    • There are 96 Water-type Pokémon, 49 of them are purely Water-type.
    • There are 15 Water-type attacks, 4 of them are fast attacks and 11 of them are charged attacks.

Type effectiveness

There are several dependencies between types:

  • When Pokémon because of its type is weak to specific type attack, such attack is Super Effective against it and its damage is multiplied by 1.6.
  • When Pokémon because of its type is resistant to specific attack, such attack is Not Very Effective against it and its damage is multiplied by 0.625.
  • When Pokémon because of its type is immune to specific attack, such attack is Not Effective against it and its damage is multiplied by 0.391.
  • When type of used attack is the same as the type of Pokémon that uses it, its damage is multiplied by 1.2. See STAB.

Type effectiveness chart

In chart below following columns stand for types of Pokémon that are being attacked (D). Rows stand for types of attacks that are used against such Pokémon (A).

For simplicity, the following values have been rounded.

Chart legend

Type advantage Actual value Rounded value
None 1.0 Not shown
Weakness 1.6 1.6
Resistance 0.625 0.6
Double-resistance 0.390625 0.4

D

A

Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fairy
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
Bug
1.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 1.6 0.6 1.6 0.6
Dark
0.6 0.6 0.6 1.6 1.6
Dragon
1.6 0.4 0.6
Electric
0.6 0.6 1.6 0.6 0.4 1.6
Fairy
1.6 1.6 1.6 0.6 0.6 0.6
Fighting
0.6 1.6 0.6 0.6 0.4 1.6 1.6 0.6 0.6 1.6 1.6
Fire
1.6 0.6 0.6 1.6 1.6 0.6 1.6 0.6
Flying
1.6 0.6 1.6 1.6 0.6 0.6
Ghost
0.6 1.6 0.4 1.6
Grass
0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 1.6 0.6 1.6 0.6 1.6
Ground
0.6 1.6 1.6 0.4 0.6 1.6 1.6 1.6
Ice
1.6 0.6 1.6 1.6 1.6 0.6 0.6 0.6
Normal
0.4 0.6 0.6
Poison
1.6 0.6 1.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.4
Psychic
0.4 1.6 1.6 0.6 0.6
Rock
1.6 0.6 1.6 1.6 0.6 1.6 0.6
Steel
0.6 1.6 0.6 1.6 1.6 0.6 0.6
Water
0.6 1.6 0.6 1.6 1.6 0.6
A

D

Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fairy
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water

Type Effectiveness Chart


Gallery

Type icons

These following icons are seen mainly in Pokémon summary page displaying Pokémon's type and types of its attacks. It can be also seen on cards with weather that informs player what types are currently being boosted.


Medal types icons

These following icons are seen as medals for catching Pokémon of specific type. They can bee seen on trainer's profile page in medals section and in encounter screen - as catch bonus for such medals.


Pokémon summary page backgrounds

There are different backgrounds on Pokémon summary page depending on Pokémon's primary type.

Prior to release of Johto-region Pokémon, there was no backgrounds for Dark and Steel-type Pokémon, as none of the Kanto-region Pokémon has these types as the primary ones. Also despite of presence of background for Flying-type Pokémon in game files, there is no use for it, as none of the Pokémon that are currently available in the game have Flying as their primary type.

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