Pokémon types & type chart

Type list

About Pokémon types

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 add 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!

Type chart

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.

Note: this chart is for the latest Generation 6 games, Pokémon X & Y. Type charts for previous games have some minor differences - see below.

Chart key

  • 0 No effect (0%)
  • ½ Not very effective (50%)
  •   Normal (100%)
  • 2 Super-effective (200%)

Downloads

You can download the type chart as an image to print out and keep handy as you are playing and battling!

Gen 6+ type chart
Gen 2-5 type chart
Gen 1 type chart

See also:
Dual type charts
Previous type charts
DEFENSE →
ATTACK ↴
Nor Fir Wat Ele Gra Ice Fig Poi Gro Fly Psy Bug Roc Gho Dra Dar Ste Fai
Normal½0½
Fire½½222½½2
Water2½½22½
Electric2½½02½
Grass½2½½2½½2½½
Ice½½2½222½
Fighting22½½½½2022½
Poison2½½½½02
Ground22½20½22
Flying½222½½
Psychic22½0½
Bug½2½½½2½2½½
Rock22½½22½
Ghost022½
Dragon2½0
Dark½22½½
Steel½½½22½2
Fairy½2½22½

Type chart changes

The majority of the type chart has remained the same over the years, but there have been a few changes. In Generation 2, Dark and Steel types were added, while in Generation 6 (Pokémon X and Pokémon Y) the Fairy type was added. Below are the differences compared to the current type chart. The charts can be seen on the Old Type Charts page.

Generation 2-5

Generation 1