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This page is a guide on how type effectiveness works in the game Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX for Nintendo Switch. Read on to learn about the type chart, the mechanics of type effectiveness, and STAB.

The Type Effectiveness Chart

Defending Pokemon
Move Type Super Effective Not Very Effective Ineffective
Normal - Pokemon Rock Image Pokemon Steel Image Pokemon Ghost Image
Fighting Pokemon Normal Image Pokemon Rock Image Pokemon Steel Image Pokemon Ice Image Pokemon Dark Image Pokemon Flying Image Pokemon Poison Image Pokemon Psychic Image Pokemon Fairy Image Pokemon Bug Image Pokemon Ghost Image
Poison Pokemon Grass Image Pokemon Fairy Image Pokemon Ground Image Pokemon Psychic Image Pokemon Rock Image Pokemon Ghost Image Pokemon Steel Image
Ground Pokemon Fire Image Pokemon Electric Image Pokemon Poison Image Pokemon Rock Image Pokemon Steel Image Pokemon Bug Image Pokemon Grass Image Pokemon Flying Image
Rock Pokemon Flying Image Pokemon Bug Image Pokemon Fire Image Pokemon Ice Image Pokemon Fighting Image Pokemon Ground Image Pokemon Steel Image -
Bug Pokemon Grass Image Pokemon Psychic Image Pokemon Dark Image Pokemon Fighting Image Pokemon Flying Image Pokemon Poison Image Pokemon Ghost Image Pokemon Steel Image Pokemon Fire Image Pokemon Fairy Image -
Ghost Pokemon Ghost Image Pokemon Psychic Image Pokemon Dark Image Pokemon Normal Image
Steel Pokemon Rock Image Pokemon Ice Image Pokemon Fairy Image Pokemon Steel Image Pokemon Fire Image Pokemon Water Image Pokemon Electric Image -
Fire Pokemon Bug Image Pokemon Steel Image Pokemon Grass Image Pokemon Rock Image Pokemon Fire Image Pokemon Water Image Pokemon Dragon Image -
Water Pokemon Ground Image Pokemon Rock Image Pokemon Fire Image Pokemon Water Image Pokemon Grass Image Pokemon Dragon Image -
Grass Pokemon Ground Image Pokemon Rock Image Pokemon Water Image Pokemon Flying Image Pokemon Poison Image Pokemon Bug Image Pokemon Steel Image Pokemon Fire Image Pokemon Grass Image Pokemon Dragon Image -
Electric Pokemon Flying Image Pokemon Water Image Pokemon Grass Image Pokemon Electric Image Pokemon Dragon Image Pokemon Ground Image
Psychic Pokemon Fighting Image Pokemon Poison Image Pokemon Steel Image Pokemon Psychic Image Pokemon Dark Image
Ice Pokemon Flying Image Pokemon Ground Image Pokemon Grass Image Pokemon Dragon Image Pokemon Steel Image Pokemon Fire Image Pokemon Water Image Pokemon Ice Image -
Dragon Pokemon Dragon Image Pokemon Steel Image Pokemon Fairy Image
Fairy Pokemon Fighting Image Pokemon Dragon Image Pokemon Dark Image Pokemon Fire Image Pokemon Steel Image Pokemon Poison Image -
Dark Pokemon Ghost Image Pokemon Psychic Image Pokemon Fighting Image Pokemon Dark Image Pokemon Fairy Image -
Flying Pokemon Fighting Image Pokemon Bug Image Pokemon Grass Image Pokemon Rock Image Pokemon Steel Image Pokemon Electric Image -

What Is Type Effectiveness?

Type effectiveness is a system that determines how much damage is done by a move of a particular type on a Pokemon with a particular type. It operates like a complex game of Rock-Paper-Scissors, where the 18 types have Pokemon they're strong against and Pokemon they're weak against.

Knowing about these type match-ups and using this system effectively could be the key to your success in the different mystery dungeons, so please read on!

How Does Type Effectiveness Work?

Type Effectiveness comes into play whenever you or the enemy Pokemon uses an attacking move. The game considers the attacking move's type and the target's type combination to determine what kind of damage the move will do.

In most cases, the move will be normally effective and deal a normal amount of damage. However, based on the type match-up, the move can be super effective, not very effective, or ineffective.

Super Effective Moves

If Cyndaquil uses Ember, a Fire-type move, on a Bug-type Pokemon like Wurmple, the move will be super effective! This means that the move will deal 1.4x more damage than it normally would.

While it feels great to deal super effective damage, remember that enemy Pokemon can also deal this kind of damage, so be careful!

Not Very Effective Moves

If Sunkern uses Absorb, a Grass-type move, on a Fire-type Pokemon like Cyndaquil, the move will be not very effective. This means that the move will only deal 0.7x the damage it normally would.

Try not to catch yourself using not very effective moves!

Ineffective Moves

If Cubone uses Bone Club, a Ground-type move, on a Flying-type Pokemon like Pidgey, the move will be ineffective. This means that the move will only deal 0.5x damage, so try not to use ineffective moves if you can help it.

What Is STAB?

STAB is an acronym that stands for Same-Type Attack Bonus and is a powerful buff similar to super effective moves. This bonus applies when a Pokemon like Cyndaquil (a Fire-type) uses a move it shares a type with like Ember (a Fire-type move).

With STAB, the Pokemon will deal 1.5x damage on top of any modifiers that come with the type match-up! Try using STAB moves as much as possible!

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1 Anonymous5 months

not effective is wrong.. its not 0.5 damage its 0 damage.. unless there is another mechanic like steamroll involved.

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