Pokemon Types are friendly monsters with various shapes, sizes, and abilities. It’s no wonder why Pokemon became popular worldwide as it highlights the hunger for greatness and stresses the importance of friendships. Most people only know a single Pokemon type because of Pikachu – electric. However, if you add them up, the total number of Pokémon types would reach 18. This includes Normal, Fire, Water, Grass, Flying, Fighting, Poison, Electric, Ground, Rock, Psychic, Ice, Bug, Ghost, Steel, Dragon, Dark, and Fairy.
Pokemon Types Each Pokémon has its unique resistance, strengths, and weaknesses, which you must know to win your battles. A Bug Pokémon grows and evolves quickly compared to other normal types. They are known to be weak and somewhat useless, but their attacks in every battle are super effective against grass, psychics, and Dark-type Pokemon. The second generation of Pokemons presented the 76 Dark-type Pokémon to balance the other types. The attacks of the dark types are immune and more potent against psychic and ghost types. The weaknesses of dark dual types include bugs, fairy-type, and fighting type.
Dragons are hard to train because they require more EXP points at every level compared to other types. Dragons also have less damage with steels and do not affect a fairy-type that much. There were four added to the previous generations of Electric Pokemon. This kind of Pokemon defense is super effective against steels and flying-type Pokemon. Meanwhile, an Electric-type attack does not affect dragons and grass-type Pokémon that much. But how many Pokemon are there in the world?
All Pokémon creatures and their moves are assigned certain types. Each type has several strengths and weaknesses in both attack and defense. In battle, you should use Pokémon and moves that have a type advantage over your opponent; doing so will cause much more damage than normal.
A single-type advantage (for instance a Water attack against a Ground-type Pokémon) will net you double normal damage. The advantages also
stack up, so a double-type advantage (for instance a Water attack against a Ground/Rock-type Pokémon) will net you quadruple damage. In both these cases you will see the message
It’s super effective! in-game after the attack.
Conversely, a single- and double-type disadvantage will afflict half and a quarter normal damage respectively. Here you will see the message
It’s not very effective… in-game.
Another advantage you can gain is Same Type Attack Bonus (STAB). As the name implies, this increases the power of the move if the attacking Pokémon has the same type as the move used (for example a Fire-type Pokémon using a Fire-type move). In this case the damage is 1.5 times normal. Again this is added to any other advantages, so a Water-type Pokémon using a Water-type move against a Ground/Rock-type Pokémon will bag you six times (2×2×1.5) normal damage!
The full type chart here displays the strengths and weaknesses of each type. Look down the left hand side for the attacking type, then move across to see how effective it is against each Pokémon type.