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For example, if I have a smeargle and want it to hit every Pokemon with normal effectiveness or super effectiveness, is that possible? Also if so what are the 4 types of moves that would cover this? Also what is the best 4 (meaning that they have the least normal effectiveness)? Thanks!

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There are probably like 100 of these.

Btw these do not count abilities, barr Shedinja's WonderGuard

http://pokemondb.net/tools/type-coverage <--- doesn't count abilities normally, cri


  • Ground/Rock/Normal
  • Ground/Rock/Fire
  • Ground/Rock/Ice
  • Ground/Rock/Fighting
  • Ground/Rock/Poison
  • Ground/Rock/Ice
  • Ground/Rock/Psychic
  • Ground/Rock/Bug
  • Ground/Rock/Ghost
  • Ground/Rock/Dragon
  • Ground/Rock/Fairy
  • Ground/Rock/Steel

  • Electric/Ice/Ghost
  • Electric/Ice/Dark
  • Fighting/Ghost
  • Ghost/Dark/Fighting
  • Dark/Fighting/Normal
  • Ghost/Fighting/Normal
  • Fighting/Rock/Water
  • Fighting/Rock/Fire
  • Flying/Ground/Water
  • Flying/Ground/Electric
  • Flying/Ground/Ice
  • Flying/Ground/Ghost
  • Flying/Ground/Dark

  • Fire/Grass/Dragon/Fighting
  • Fire/Fighting/Normal/Dragon
  • Fire/Water/Grass/Dragon
  • Fire/Water/Grass/Ghost
  • Fire/Water/Grass/Dark
  • Fire/Water/Grass/Fairy

Input any of these into the type coverage. No resistances or immunities.

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Good answer, but you listed Ground/Rock/Ice twice.
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Yes, there are four moves that cover everything. In fact, you can have complete coverage with just two:

Ghost and Fighting.

If you think about it, Ghost covers all types at least normally effectively, except Normal and Dark (and Steel if you're on Gen V or earlier). Fighting covers all of these moves super effectively. The only way for these moves to lose their coverage is if Game Freak makes a Normal/Ghost Pokemon.

If you would like to know the four types that "have the least normal effectiveness," they are:

Ghost, Fighting, Ice, and Ground.

Not only do these types hit all types at least normally effective, but they hit super effectively on the vast majority of Pokemon: 588/774, to be exact.

I hope this answers your question.

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Ghost, Psychic, Grass, and Fighting
Alakazam is a good Pokemon for this since you can teach it shadowball, psychic, energy ball, and focus blast

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they dont cover all the types, you're missing Flying, Fire, Bug, Fairy, Electric, Grass and Dragon.
I edited my question with another question :P
what 6
No I mean all pokemon with normal or super effectiveness kawaii terlor, I'll rephrase
Well that can be done with even 2 moves! since Normal and Dragon are neutral to almost every type all you have to do is have a Dragon or Normal move and almost any other type of move
Steel types, Terlor, Steel types.  The other type would probably have to be Fire, Fighting, or Ground.
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Ghost / Fighting / Steel.
Mega Lucario can do that.
Source: http://pokemondb.net/tools/type-coverage
Plug them in, I don't know how to screenshot on a macbook.

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Might as well add Ground and change Ghost to Dark.
True, but Ghost/Fighting have near flawless coverage outside of Wigglytuff, and Wigglytuff is weak to steel and poison, so I figured wynaut Steel since it hits more. P:
You don't even need Steel.  Wigglytuff's part-Normal typing makes Fighting moves normally effective, by the way.