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Pokémon Types, Strengths & Weaknesses - Win Your Battles in Pokémon GO

Pokémon Go Types of Pokémon, Strengths & Weaknesses: Our in-depth guide to the different Fire, Bug, Electric, Fighting, Ghost, Dragon, Grass, Ice, Psychic, Dark and other Pokémon types you can catch in Pokémon Go, including which types of Pokémon they're strong and weak against in battle.

We've already given you a full beginner's guide and advanced guide to help you build the ultimate Pokémon fighting team, but maybe that's not enough. If you want to know more about the Pokémon you'll be hunting in Pokémon Go then check out our complete in-depth Pokédex, which reveals key info about every last creature lurking out there.

Here we've meanwhile grouped each Pokémon by type and listed all of their strengths and weaknesses, so you know exactly how to set up your squad before going into battle at that next gym. And because we love you, we've updated our Pokémon strengths and weaknesses table with those Gen 2 creatures, added in the most recent Pokémon Go update.

You can quickly search for a specific Pokémon by using cmd+f (Mac OS) or ctrl+f (Windows) and typing it in the search bar.

Fire Pokémon Strengths & Weaknesses

Pokémon GO Pokédex Number Pokémon Name Strong Against Weak Against
#004 Charmander Fire, Grass, Ice, Bug, Steel Water, Rock, Ground
#005 Charmeleon Fire, Grass, Ice, Bug, Steel Water, Rock, Ground
#006 Charizard Fire, Grass, Fighting, Ground, Ice, Bug, Steel Water, Rock, Electric
#037 Vulpix Fire, Grass, Ice, Bug, Steel Water, Rock, Ground
#038 Ninetales Fire, Grass, Ice, Bug, Steel Water, Rock, Ground
#058 Growlithe Fire, Grass, Ice, Bug, Steel Water, Rock, Ground
#059 Arcanine Fire, Grass, Ice, Bug, Steel Water, Rock, Ground
#077 Ponyta Fire, Grass, Ice, Bug, Steel Water, Rock, Ground
#078 Rapidash Fire, Grass, Ice, Bug, Steel Water, Rock, Ground
#126 Magmar Fire, Grass, Ice, Bug, Steel Water, Rock, Ground
#136 Flareon Fire, Grass, Ice, Bug, Steel Water, Rock, Ground
#146 Moltres Fire, Grass, Ice, Bug, Steel, Ground Water, Rock, Electric
#155 Cyndaquil Fire, Grass, Ice, Bug, Steel Water, Ground, Rock
#156 Quilava

Fire, Grass, Bug, Steel, Ground

Water, Ground, Rock
#157 Typhlosion Fire, Grass, Ice, Bug, Steel Water, Ground, Rock
#218 Slugma Fire, Grass, Ice, Bug, Steel Water, Ground, Rock
#219 Magcargo Normal, Fire, Ice, Flying, Bug Water, Ground, Rock
#240 Magby Fire, Grass, Ice, Bug, Steel Water, Ground, Rock

Bug Pokémon Strengths & Weaknesses

Pokémon GO Pokédex Number Pokémon Name Strong Against Weak Against
#010 Caterpie Fighting, Grass, Ground Fire, Flying, Rock
#011 Metapod Fighting, Grass, Ground Fire, Flying, Rock
#012 Butterfree Bug, Grass, Psychic Fire, Flying, Rock, Electric
#013 Weedle Grass, Fighting, Bug, Poison Fire, Flying, Rock, Psychic
#014 Kakuna Grass, Fighting, Bug, Poison Fire, Flying, Rock, Psychic
#015 Beedrill Grass, Fighting Fire, Flying, Rock, Psychic, Bug
#046 Paras Water, Electric, Grass, Ground Fire, Flying, Bug, Rock, Poison
#047 Parasect Water, Electric, Grass, Fighting, Ground Fire, Ice, Flying, Bug, Rock, Poison
#048 Venonat Grass, Fighting, Bug, Poison Fire, Flying, Rock, Psychic
#049 Venomoth Grass, Fighting, Poison, Bug Fire, Flying, Psychic
#123 Scyther Grass, Fighting, Ground, Bug Electric, Flying, Ice, Rock, Fire
#127 Pinsir Grass, Fighting, Ground Fire, Flying, Rock
#165 Ledyba Grass, Fighting, Ground, Bug Electric, Flying, Ice, Rock, Fire
#166 Ledian Grass, Fighting, Ground, Bug Electric, Flying, Ice, Rock, Fire
#167 Spinarak Grass, Fighting, Ground, Bug, Poison Electric, Flying, Ice, Rock, Fire
#168 Ariados Grass, Fighting, Ground, Bug, Poison Fire, Flying, Rock
#193 Yanma Grass, Fighting, Ground, Bug Fire, Electric, Ice, Rock
#204 Pineco Grass, Fighting, Ground Fire, Flying, Rock
#205 Forretress Grass, Poison, Psychic, Bug, Ghost, Dragon, Dark, Steel Fire
#212 Scizor Normal, Grass, Ice, Poison, Psychic, Bug, Ghost, Dragon, Dark, Steel Fire
#213 Shuckle Normal, Poison Water, Rock, Steel
#214 Heracross Grass, Fighting, Ground, Bug, Dark Fire, Flying, Psychic

Electric Pokémon Strengths & Weaknesses

Pokémon GO Pokédex Number Pokémon Name Strong Against Weak Against
#025 Pikachu Electric, Flying, Steel Ground
#026 Raichu Electric, Flying, Steel Ground
#081 Magnemite Normal, Electric, Grass, Ice, Poison, Flying,Psychic, Bug, Rock, Ghost, Dragon, Steel Ground, Fire
#082 Magneton Normal, Electric, Grass, Ice, Poison, Flying,Psychic, Bug, Rock, Ghost, Dragon, Steel Ground, Fire
#100 Voltorb Electric, Flying, Steel Ground
#101 Electrode Electric, Flying, Steel Ground
#125 Electabuzz Electric, Flying, Steel Ground
#135 Jolteon Electric, Water, Flying Ground
#145 Zapdos Electric, Water, Flying Ice, Rock
#172 Pichu Electric, Water, Flying Ground
#179 Mareep Electric, Flying, Steel Ground
#180 Flaaffy Electric, Flying, Steel Ground
#181 Ampharos Electric, Flying, Steel Ground
#239 Elekid Electric, Flying, Steel Ground

Fighting Pokémon Strengths & Weaknesses

Pokémon GO Pokédex Number Pokémon Name Strong Against Weak Against
#056 Mankey                       Bug, Rock                                      Flying, Psychic
#057 Primeape Bug, Rock

Flying, Psychic

#066 Machop Bug, Rock Flying, Psychic
#067 Machoke Bug, Rock Flying, Psychic
#068 Machamp Bug, Rock Flying, Psychic
#106 Hitmonlee Bug, Rock Flying, Psychic
#107 Hitmonchan Bug, Rock Flying, Psychic
#236 Tyrogue Bug, Rock Flying, Psychic
#237 Hitmontop Bug, Rock, Dark Flying, Psychic

Ghost Pokémon Strengths & Weaknesses

Pokémon GO Pokédex Number Pokémon Name Strong Against Weak Against
#092 Gastly Poison, Grass, Normal, Fighting Ghost, Psychic, Ground
#093 Haunter Poison, Grass, Normal Ghost, Psychic, Ground
#094 Gengar Poison, Bug, Grass,  Ghost, Psychic, Ground
#200 Misdreavus Fighting, Poison, Bug, Normal Ghost, Dark

Dragon Pokémon Strengths & Weaknesses

Pokémon GO Pokédex Number Pokémon Name Strong Against Weak Against
#147 Dratini Dragon, Grass, Electric, Water, Fire Ice, Dragon
#148 Dragonair Dragon, Grass, Electric, Water, Fire Ice, Dragon
#149 Dragonite Dragon, Grass, Electric, Water, Fire Ice, Dragon, Rock

Grass Pokémon Strengths & Weaknesses

Pokémon GO Pokédex Number Pokémon Name Strong Against Weak Against
#001 Bulbasaur Water, Ground, Rock, Grass Fire, Ice, Psychic, Flying, Bug
#002 Ivysaur Electric, Water, Grass, Fighting Fire, Ice, Psychic, Flying, Bug
#003 Venusaur Electric, Water, Grass, Fighting Fire, Ice, Psychic, Flying, Bug
#043 Oddish Water, Electric, Fighting, Grass Fire,Flying, Psychic, Bug, Ice
#044 Gloom Water, Electric, Fighting, Grass Fire,Flying, Psychic, Bug, Ice
#045 Vileplume Water, Electric, Fighting, Grass Fire,Flying, Psychic, Bug, Ice
#069 Bellsprout Water, Electric, Fighting, Grass Fire,Flying, Psychic, Bug, Ice
#070 Weepinbell Water, Electric, Fighting, Grass Fire,Flying, Psychic, Bug, Ice
#071 Victreebel Water, Electric, Fighting, Grass Fire,Flying, Psychic, Bug, Ice
#102 Exeggcute Psychic, Water, Electric, Grass, Fighting, Ground Fire, Ice, Poison, Flying, Bug
#103 Exeggutor Psychic, Water, Electric, Grass, Fighting, Ground Fire, Ice, Poison, Flying, Bug
#114 Tangela Water, Electric, Grass, Ground Fire, Ice, Poison, Flying, Bug
#152 Chikorita Water, Electric, Grass, Ground Fire, Ice, Poison, Flying, Bug
#153 Bayleef Water, Electric, Grass, Ground Fire, Ice, Poison, Flying, Bug
#154 Meganium Water, Electric, Grass, Ground Fire, Ice, Poison, Flying, Bug
#182 Bellossom Grass, Electric, Water, Ground Fire, Ice, Poison, Flying, Bug
#187 Hoppip Water, Grass, Fighting, Ground Fire, Ice, Poison, Flying, Rock
#188 Skiploom Water, Grass, Fighting, Ground Fire, Ice, Poison, Flying, Rock
#189 Jumpluff Water, Grass, Fighting, Ground Fire, Ice, Poison, Flying, Rock
#191 Sunkern Water, Electric, Grass, Ground Fire, Ice, Poison, Flying, Bug
#192 Sunflora Water, Electric, Grass, Ground Fire, Ice, Poison, Flying, Bug

Ground Pokémon Strengths & Weaknesses

Pokémon GO Pokédex Number Pokémon Name Strong Against Weak Against
#027 Sandshrew          Fire, Electric, Poison, Rock, Steel Water, Grass, Ice
#028 Sandslash Electric, Poison, Rock, Steel Water, Grass, Ice
#050 Diglett Electric, Poison, Rock, Steel Water, Grass, Ice
#051 Dugtrio Electric, Poison, Rock, Steel Water, Grass, Ice
#104 Cubone Electric, Poison, Rock, Steel Water, Grass, Ice
#105 Marowak Electric, Poison, Rock, Steel Water, Grass, Ice
#111 Rhyhorn Normal, Fire, Electric, Poison, Flying, Rock Water, Grass, Ice, Ground, Fighting, Steel
#112 Rhydon Normal, Fire, Electric, Poison, Flying, Rock Water, Grass, Ice, Ground, Fighting, Steel
#207 Gilgar Electric, Fighting, Poison, Ground, Bug Water, Ice
#231 Phanpy Electric, Poison, Rock Water, Grass
#232 Donphan Electric, Poison, Rock Water, Grass

Ice Pokémon Strengths & Weaknesses

Pokémon GO Pokédex Number Pokémon Name Strong Against Weak Against
#124 Jynx Ice, Psychic Ghost, Dark, Steel, Bug, Rock, Fire
#144 Articuno Grass, Ground, Bug Fire, Electric, Rock, Steel
#220 Swinub Electric, Ground Fire, Water, Grass, Fighting, Steel
#221 Piloswine Electric, Ground, Poison Fire, Water, Grass, Fighting, Steel
#225 Delibird Grass, Ground, Bug Fire, Electric, Rock, Steel
#238 Smoochum Ice, Psychic Ghost, Dark, Steel, Bug, Rock, Fire

Normal Pokémon Strengths & Weaknesses

Pokémon GO Pokédex Number Pokémon Name Strong Against Weak Against
#016 Pidgey Grass, Bug, Ghost Electric, Ice, Rock
#017 Pidgeotto Grass, Bug, Ghost Electric, Ice, Rock
#018 Pidgeot Grass, Ground, Bug, Ghost Electric, Ice, Rock
#019 Rattata Ghost Fighting
#020 Raticate Ghost Fighting
#021 Spearow Grass, Ground, Bug, Ghost Electric, Ice, Rock
#022 Fearow Grass, Ground, Bug, Ghost Electric, Ice, Rock
#039 Jigglypuff Ghost Fighting
#040 Wigglypuff Ghost Fighting
#052 Meowth Ghost Fighting
#053 Persian Ghost Fighting
#083 Farfetch'd Bug, Grass Fighting, Electric, Rock
#084 Doduo Grass, Ground, Bug, Ghost Electric, Ice, Rock
#085 Dodrio Grass, Ground, Bug, Ghost Electric, Ice, Rock
#108 Lickitung Ghost Fighting
#113 Chansey Ghost Fighting
#115 Kangaskhan Ghost Fighting
#128 Tauros Ghost Fighting
#132 Ditto Ghost Fighting
#133 Eevee Ghost Fighting
#137 Porygon Ghost Fighting
#143 Snorlax Ghost Fighting
#161 Sentret Ghost Fighting
#162 Furret Ghost Fighting
#163 Hoothoot Grass, Ground, Bug Electric, Ice, Rock
#164 Noctowl Grass, Ground, Bug Electric, Ice, Rock
#173 Cleffa Ghost Fighting
#174 Igglybuff Ghost Fighting
#175 Togepi Ghost Fighting
#176 Togetic Grass, Ground, Bug Electric, Ice, Rock
#190 Aipom Grass, Ground, Bug Electric, Ice, Rock
#203 Girafarig Psychic, Ghost Dark, Bug
#206 Dunsparce Ghost Fighting
#209 Snubbull Ghost Fighting
#210 Granbull Ghost Fighting
#216 Teddiursa Ghost Fighting
#217 Ursaring Ghost Fighting
#233 Porygon2 Ghost Fighting
#234 Stantler Ghost Fighting
#235 Smeargle Ghost Fighting

Poison Pokémon Strengths & Weaknesses

Pokémon GO Pokédex Number Pokémon Name Strong Against Weak Against
#023 Ekans Grass, Fighting, Poison, Bug Ground, Psychic
#024 Arbok Grass, Fighting, Poison, Bug Ground, Psychic
#029 Nidoran♀ Grass, Fighting, Poison, Bug Ground, Psychic
#030 Nidorina Grass, Fighting, Poison, Bug Ground, Psychic
#031 Nidoqueen Electric, Fighting, Poison, Bug, Rock Water, Ice, Ground, Psychic
#032 Nidoran♂ Grass, Fighting, Poison, Bug Ground, Psychic
#033 Nidorino Grass, Fighting, Poison, Bug Ground, Psychic
#034 Nidoking Electric, Fighting, Poison, Bug, Rock Water, Ice, Ground, Psychic
#041 Zubat Grass, Fighting, Poison, Bug Electric, Ice, Psychic, Rock
#042 Golbat Grass, Fighting, Poison, Bug Electric, Ice, Psychic, Rock
#088 Grimer Grass, Fighting, Poison, Bug Ground, Psychic
#089 Muk Grass, Fighting, Poison, Bug Ground, Psychic
#109 Koffing Grass, Fighting, Poison, Bug Ground, Psychic
#110 Weezing Grass, Fighting, Poison, Bug Ground, Psychic
#169 Crobat Grass, Fighting, Poison, Bug, Ground Electric, Ice, Rock

Psychic Pokémon Strengths & Weaknesses

Pokémon GO Pokédex Number Pokémon Name Strong Against Weak Against
#063 Abra Fighting, Poison, Psychic Bug, Ghost
#064 Kadabra Fighting, Psychic Bug, Ghost
#065 Alakazam Fighting, Psychic Bug, Ghost
#096 Drowzee Fighting, Psychic Bug, Ghost
#097 Hypno Fighting, Psychic Bug, Ghost
#122 Mr.Mime Fighting, Psychic Ghost, Steel, Poison
#150 Mewtwo Fighting, Psychic Bug, Ghost
#151 Mew Fighting, Psychic Bug, Ghost
#177 Natu Grass, Fighting, Psychic Ghost, Ice, Electric
#178 Xatu Grass, Fighting, Psychic Ghost, Ice, Electric, Rock
#196 Espeon Fighting, Psychic Bug, Ghost
#201 Unown Fighting, Psychic Ghost, Dark, Bug
#202 Wobbuffet Fighting, Psychic Ghost, Dark, Bug

Rock Pokémon Strengths & Weaknesses

Pokémon GO Pokédex Number Pokémon Name Strong Against Weak Against
#074 Geodude Normal, Fire, Electric, Poison, Flying, Rock Water, Grass, Ice, Fighting, Steel
#075 Graveler Normal, Fire, Electric, Poison, Flying, Rock Water, Grass, Ice, Fighting, Steel
#076 Golem Normal, Fire, Electric, Poison, Flying, Rock Water, Grass, Ice, Fighting, Steel
#095 Onix Normal, Fire, Electric, Poison, Flying, Rock Water, Grass, Ice, Fighting, Steel
#138 Omanyte Normal, Fire, Ice, Poison, Flying Electric, Grass, Fighting, Ground
#139 Omastar Normal, Fire, Ice, Poison, Flying Electric, Grass, Fighting, Ground
#140 Kabuto Normal, Fire, Ice, Poison, Flying Electric, Grass, Fighting, Ground
#141 Kabutops Normal, Fire, Ice, Poison, Flying Electric, Grass, Fighting, Ground
#142 Aerodactyl Normal, Fire, Poison, Ground, Flying, Bug Electric, Steel, Ice, Rock, Water
#185 Sudowoodo Normal, Fire, Poison, Flying Water, Grass, Ice, Fighting, Ground, Steel

Water Pokémon Strengths & Weaknesses

Pokémon GO Pokédex Number Pokémon Name Strong Against Weak Against
#007 Squirtle Fire, Water, Ice, Steel Electric, Grass
#008 Wartortle Fire, Water, Ice, Steel Electric, Grass
#009 Blastoise Fire, Water, Ice, Steel Electric, Grass
#054 Psyduck Fire, Water, Ice, Steel Electric, Grass
#055 Golduck Fire, Water, Ice, Steel Electric, Grass
#060 Poliwag Fire, Water, Ice, Steel Electric, Grass
#061 Poliwhirl Fire, Water, Ice, Steel Electric, Grass
#062 Poliwrath Fire, Water, Ice, Steel Electric, Grass
#072 Tentacool Fire, Water, Ice, Fighting, Poison, Bug, Steel Electric, Ground
#073 Tentacruel Fire, Water, Ice, Fighting, Poison, Bug, Steel Electric, Ground, Psychic
#079 Slowpoke Fire, Water, Ice, Fighting, Psychic, Steel Electric, Grass, Bug
#080 Slowbro Fire, Water, Ice, Fighting, Psychic, Steel Electric, Grass, Bug
#086 Seel Fire, Water, Ice, Steel Electric, Grass
#087 Dewgong Water, Ice Grass, Electric, Rock
#090 Shellder Fire, Water, Ice, Steel Electric, Grass
#091 Cloyster Water, Ice Electric, Grass, Rock, Fighting
#098 Krabby Fire, Water, Ice, Steel Electric, Grass
#099 Kingler Fire, Water, Ice, Steel Electric, Grass
#116 Horsea Fire, Water, Ice, Steel Electric, Grass
#117 Seadra Fire, Water, Ice, Steel Electric, Grass
#118 Goldeen Fire, Water, Ice, Steel Electric, Grass
#119 Seaking Fire, Water, Ice, Steel Electric, Grass
#120 Staryu Fire, Water, Ice, Steel Electric, Grass
#121 Starmie Fire, Water, Ice, Steel, Fighting Electric, Grass, Ghost
#129 Magikarp Fire, Water, Ice, Steel Electric, Grass
#130 Gyarados Fire, Water, Bug, Steel Electric, Rock
#131 Lapras Water, Ice Electric, Grass, Rock, Fighting
#134 Vaporeon Fire, Water, Ice, Steel Electric, Grass
#158 Totodile Fire, Water, Ice, Steel Electric, Grass
#159 Croconaw Fire, Water, Ice, Steel Electric, Grass
#160 Feraligatr Fire, Water, Ice, Steel Electric, Grass
#170 Chinchou Fire, Water, Ice, Flying, Steel Grass, Ground
#171 Lanturn Fire, Water, Ice, Flying, Steel Grass, Ground
#183 Marill Fire, Water, Ice, Steel Electric, Grass
#184 Azumarill Fire, Water, Ice, Steel Electric, Grass
#186 Politoed Fire, Water, Ice, Steel Electric, Grass
#194 Wooper Fire, Electric, Poison, Rock, Steel Grass
#195 Quagsire Fire, Electric, Poison, Rock, Steel Grass
#199 Slowking Fire, Water, Ice, Fighting, Poison, Psychic, Steel Electric, Grass, Bug
#211 Qwilfish Fire, Water, Ice, Fighting, Poison, Bug, Steel Electric, Ground
#222 Corsola Normal, Fire, Ice, Poison, Flying Electric, Grass, Fighting, Ground
#223 Remoraid Fire, Water, Ice, Steel Electric, Grass
#224 Octillery Fire, Water, Ice, Steel Electric, Grass
#226 Mantine Fire, Water, Ice, Steel, Bug Electric, Rock
#230 Kingdra Fire, Water, Ice, Steel Dragon

Fairy Pokémon Strengths & Weaknesses

Pokémon GO Pokédex Number Pokémon Name Strong Against Weak Against
#035 Clefairy Ghost Fighting
#036 Clefable Ghost Fighting
#175 Togepi Ghost Fighting

Dark Pokémon Strengths & Weaknesses

Pokémon GO Pokédex Number Pokémon Name Strong Against Weak Against
#197 Umbreon Psychic, Ghost, Dark Fighting, Bug
#198 Murkrow Dark, Ghost, Ground, Grass Electric, Ice, Rock
#215 Sneasel Ice, Psychic, Ghost, Dark Fighting, Fire, Bug, Rock, Steel
#228 Houndour Fire, Grass, Ice, Psychic, Ghost, Dark, Steel Water, Ground, Rock
#229 Houndoom Fire, Grass, Ice, Psychic, Ghost, Dark, Steel Water, Fighting, Ground, Rock

Steel Pokémon Strengths & Weaknesses

Pokémon GO Pokédex Number Pokémon Name Strong Against Weak Against
#208 Steelix Normal, Electric, Poison, Flying, Psychic, Bug, Rock, Ghost, Dragon, Dark, Steel Fire, Water, Fighting, Ground
#227 Skamory Normal, Electric, Poison, Flying, Psychic, Bug, Rock, Ghost, Dragon, Dark, Steel Fire, Electric

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