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This page explains Pokemon types and their elemental effectiveness, including immunity and weaknesses for the game Pokemon Sword and Shield. Read on to find out which types are super effective or not very effective on your foes!

Pokemon Type Effectiveness Chart

Defending Pokemon
Move Type Super Effective Not Very Effective No Effect
Normal - Rock Image Steel Image Ghost Image
Fighting Normal Image Rock Image Steel Image Ice Image Dark Image Flying Image Poison Image Psychic Image Fairy Image Bug Image Ghost Image
Poison Grass Image Fairy Image Ground Image Psychic Image Rock Image Ghost Image Steel Image
Ground Fire Image Electric Image Poison Image Rock Image Steel Image Bug Image Grass Image Flying Image
Rock Flying Image Bug Image Fire Image Ice Image Fighting Image Ground Image Steel Image -
Bug Grass Image Psychic Image Dark Image Fighting Image Flying Image Poison Image Ghost Image Steel Image Fire Image Fairy Image -
Ghost Ghost Image Psychic Image Dark Image Normal Image
Steel Rock Image Ice Image Fairy Image Steel Image Fire Image Water Image Electric Image -
Fire Bug Image Steel Image Grass Image Rock Image Fire Image Water Image Dragon Image -
Water Ground Image Rock Image Fire Image Water Image Grass Image Dragon Image -
Grass Ground Image Rock Image Water Image Flying Image Poison Image Bug Image Steel Image Fire Image Grass Image Dragon Image -
Electric Flying Image Water Image Grass Image Electric Image Dragon Image Ground Image
Psychic Fighting Image Poison Image Steel Image Psychic Image Dark Image
Ice Flying Image Ground Image Grass Image Dragon Image Steel Image Fire Image Water Image Ice Image -
Dragon Dragon Image Steel Image Fairy Image
Fairy Fighting Image Dragon Image Dark Image Fire Image Steel Image Poison Image -
Dark Ghost Image Psychic Image Fighting Image Dark Image Fairy Image -
Flying Fighting Image Bug Image Grass Image Rock Image Steel Image Electric Image -

Pokemon Type Effectiveness and Damage Output

Type Effectiveness

Type Effectiveness is the system which involves interactions between Pokemon types to determine the overall damage output. It functions similar to Rock, Paper, Scissors in that while certain Pokemon types have moves that deal double damage to others, they are in turn countered by another type. Using it properly means fighting your opponent with a Pokemon that can deal additional damage while reducing the damage they receive.

Damage Increases or Decreases Depending on Effectiveness

The total damage dealt by a Pokemon depends on the type effectiveness of that move.

Depending on your active Pokemon's type and the type of Pokemon you are up against, you may inflict or receive 2x or half damage (or 1x damage if the types do not effect eachother).

Pikachu X Noibat
Pokemon Type Interactions (Electric-type)
Electric Pokemon Deal 2x Damage To Flying-type Pokemon
However, Electric Pokemon Deal only 1/2 Damage To other Electric-type Pokemon
Meanwhile, Electric Pokemon Deal no damage To Ground-type Pokemon

Damage Output

Super Effective 2x Damage
Regular Effectiveness 1x Damage (Same Size)
Not Very Effective 1/2 Damage
Ineffective No Damage (Immunity)

Two-Type Pokemon Multiplying Effect

Some Pokemon belong to two categories instead of one. In this case, they may sometimes be hit with a move that is super effective against both of their types.

Sudowoodo
Rock
X Charizard
Fire-Flying

In this case, a super effective move could deal 4x damage to the defending Pokemon, so long as its two types are vulnerable to the move.

On the other hand, the damage output could become lower if one of the Pokemon's two types is resistant to the attacking Pokemon's move.

Both types are vulnerable 4x Damage
Type-1 is vulnerable and Type-2 is resistant 1x (Regular) Damage
Type-1 and Type-2 are both resistant 0.25x Damage
Either of the two types is immune (regardless of the second) No Damage

List of All Pokemon Type Effectiveness

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

The type of move used has different outputs on other types of Pokemon. See the list below to learn what types each Pokemon is vulnerable, resistant, and immune to.

Normal

Helioptile

Damage Dealt When Attacking When Defending
2x None Fighting Image
1/2 Steel Image Rock Image None
No Effect Ghost Image Ghost Image

Fire

Turtonator

Damage Dealt When Attacking When Defending
2x Grass Image Ice Image Bug Image Steel Image Water Image Ground Image Rock Image
1/2 Fire Image Water Image Rock Image Dragon Image Fire Image Grass Image Ice Image Bug Image Steel Image Fairy Image
No Effect None None

Water

Seaking

Damage Dealt When Attacking When Defending
2x Fire Image Ground Image Rock Image Electric Image Grass Image
1/2 Water Image Grass Image Dragon Image Fire Image Water Image Ice Image Steel Image
No Effect None None

Electric

Pikachu

Damage Dealt When Attacking When Defending
2x Water Image Flying Image Ground Image
1/2 Electric Image Grass Image Dragon Image Electric Image Flying Image Steel Image
No Effect Ground Image None

Grass

Cherubi

Damage Dealt When Attacking When Defending
2x Water Image Ground Image Rock Image Fire Image Ice Image Poison Image Flying Image Bug Image
1/2 Fire Image Grass Image Poison Image Flying Image Bug Image Dragon Image Steel Image Water Image Electric Image Grass Image Ground Image
No Effect None None

Ice

Froslass

Damage Dealt When Attacking When Defending
2x Grass Image Ground Image Flying Image Dragon Image Fire Image Fighting Image Rock Image Steel Image
1/2 Fire Image Water Image Ice Image Steel Image Ice Image
No Effect None None

Fighting

Tyrogue

Damage Dealt When Attacking When Defending
2x Normal Image Dark Image Ice Image Rock Image Steel Image Flying Image Psychic Image Fairy Image
1/2 Poison Image Flying Image Psychic Image Bug Image Fairy Image Bug Image Rock Image Dark Image
No Effect Ghost Image None

Poison

Skorupi

Damage Dealt When Attacking When Defending
2x Grass Image Fairy Image Ground Image Psychic Image
1/2 Poison Image Ground Image Rock Image Ghost Image Grass Image Fighting Image Ghost Image Bug Image Fairy Image
No Effect Steel Image None

Ground

Baltoy

Damage Dealt When Attacking When Defending
2x Fire Image Electric Image Poison Image Rock Image Steel Image Water Image Grass Image Ice Image
1/2 Grass Image Bug Image Poison Image Ground Image
No Effect Flying Image Electric Image

Flying

Rookidee

Damage Dealt When Attacking When Defending
2x Grass Image Fighting Image Bug Image Electric Image Ice Image Rock Image
1/2 Electric Image Rock Image Steel Image Grass Image Fighting Image Bug Image
No Effect None Ground Image

Psychic

Hatenna

Damage Dealt When Attacking When Defending
2x Fighting Image Poison Image Bug Image Ghost Image Dark Image
1/2 Psychic Image Steel Image Fighting Image Psychic Image
No Effect Dark Image None

Bug

Grubbin

Damage Dealt When Attacking When Defending
2x Grass Image Psychic Image Dark Image Fire Image Flying Image Rock Image
1/2 Fire Image Fighting Image Dark Image Flying Image Ghost Image Steel Image Fairy Image Grass Image Fighting Image Ground Image
No Effect None None

Rock

Larvitar

Damage Dealt When Attacking When Defending
2x Fire Image Ice Image Flying Image Bug Image Water Image Grass Image Fighting Image Ground Image Steel Image
1/2 Fighting Image Ground Image Steel Image Normal Image Fire Image Ghost Image Flying Image
No Effect None None

Ghost

Cursola

Damage Dealt When Attacking When Defending
2x Psychic Image Ghost Image Ghost Image Dark Image
1/2 Dark Image Poison Image Bug Image
No Effect Normal Image Normal Image Fighting Image

Dragon

Jangmo-o

Damage Dealt When Attacking When Defending
2x Dragon Image Ice Image Dragon Image Fairy Image
1/2 Steel Image Fire Image Water Image Electric Image Grass Image
No Effect Fairy Image None

Dark

Liepard

Damage Dealt When Attacking When Defending
2x Ghost Image Psychic Image Bug Image Fairy Image Fighting Image
1/2 Dark Image Fighting Image Fairy Image Dark Image Ghost Image
No Effect None Psychic Image

Steel

Steelix

Damage Dealt When Attacking When Defending
2x Ice Image Rock Image Psychic Image Fire Image Fighting Image Ground Image
1/2 Fire Image Water Image Electric Image Steel Image Normal Image Grass Image Ice Image Flying Image Psychic Image Bug Image Rock Image Dragon Image Steel Image Fairy Image
No Effect None Poison Image

Fairy

Milcery

Damage Dealt When Attacking When Defending
2x Fighting Image Dragon Image Dark Image Poison Image Steel Image
1/2 Fire Image Poison Image Steel Image Fighting Image Bug Image Dark Image
No Effect None Dragon Image

Type Immunity

Pokemon Immunity

As shown above, certain Pokemon types may be immune to certain types of moves. If one of a Pokemon's types is immune to a specific type, it will be immune to that regardless of any secondary type it may have.

The list below shows all immunities present in Pokemon.

List of Pokemon Type Immunities

Ground Image is immune to Electric Image
Flying Image is immune to Ground Image
Ghost Image is immune to Normal Image Fighting Image
Normal Image is immune to Ghost Image
Steel Image is immune to Poison Image
Dark Image is immune to Psychic Image
Fairy Image is immune to Dragon Image

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