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This page and full type chart 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

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The type effectiveness chart below lists all the effective move type for a specific type of Pokemon. Check each move to know which is best to use and which to avoid based on the Pokemon's type.

Defending Pokemon
Move Type Super Effective Not Very Effective No Effect
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 -

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

Jump to a Type
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 Pokemon Fighting Image
1/2 Pokemon Steel Image Pokemon Rock Image None
No Effect Pokemon Ghost Image Pokemon Ghost Image

Fire

Turtonator

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

Water

Seaking

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

Electric

Pikachu

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

Grass

Cherubi

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

Ice

Froslass

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

Fighting

Tyrogue

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

Poison

Skorupi

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

Ground

Baltoy

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

Flying

Rookidee

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

Psychic

Hatenna

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

Bug

Grubbin

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

Rock

Larvitar

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

Ghost

Cursola

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

Dragon

Jangmo-o

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

Dark

Liepard

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

Steel

Steelix

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

Fairy

Milcery

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

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

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2 Anonymousabout 1 month

cool

1 Anonymous4 months

Fire is also super-effective against Ice. You forgot to put it!

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