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Pokémon Types Explained

Pokémon Types Explained
Here's everything you need to know about Pokémon types! (Credit: LeoRenahy via DeviantArt)

Doesn’t matter whether you’re new to Pokémon or not, Pokémon types — at least the rarer ones — will always be a challenge to battle. We’ll explain everything about Pokémon types, what’s effective against what type and everything else that’s important.

If you’re a live-long Pokémon fan, you probably have a Pokémon types chart that you always refer to when battling. Fire is effective against grass, water is effective against fire, grass is effective against water. These three types are probably the most — and maybe only — obvious ones. But there’s so many more. Like… seriously.

What Are The 18 Types of Pokémon?

The 18 Types of Pokémon are: 

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

Now, it should be obvious why you need to have a chart or some sort of cheat sheet to battle, especially because more often than not, Pokémon have multiple types.

What Is The Rarest Pokémon Type?

The rarest Pokémon type — as of Gen 9 — is Ice, with only 51 Pokémon being Ice type. If you’re like me, this might confuse you, because almost every single game had a snow area with ice Pokémon. Mandela effect, I guess.

What Is the Most Common Pokémon Type?

You’d assume it’s either fire, water or grass right? Wrong. The most common Pokémon type is actually psychic, and that includes mythical as well as legendary Pokémon. But are you surprised, though? Even if it’s not the main type, psychic is just always present in your team, one way or another.

What is the Weakest Pokémon Type?

Once again, Ice Pokémon. Maybe there’s a reason why Ice Pokémon are the rarest, they just have far too many weaknesses. They’re good against Dragon, but when a Fire Pokémon comes near you, you just die… instantly. Obviously.

Pokémon Types Chart

Let’s make this easy for you. Here’s a chart of which Pokémon type is good and not so good against which other Pokémon type:

Pokémon Types Chart
We'll make it as easy as we possible can for you. (Credit: RankedBoost)

Just leave EarlyGame open while you battle, and you'll be good to go. Never lose to any type again because you don't know their weaknesses/strengths.