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Pokemon Sword & Shield - All types weaknesses and strengths

Pokemon Sword & Shield - All types weaknesses and strengths

By Sam Jones

Pokemon Sword & Shield - All types weaknesses and strengths

By Sam Jones - 20th Feb 2020

Clear and simple guide to help you in the latest Pokemon games

Pokemon Sword & Shield - All types weaknesses and strengths

We've all been there... you enter into a brand new Pokemon adventure with one of the latest games, heading into battles knowing some of the basic 'Grass beats Water, Water beats Fire, etc' types.

But when it comes to the majority of species, you might be unsure as to whether you have the advantage, or whether you've sent out a Pokemon who is automatically at a disadvantage due to the opposing Pokemon's superior type. If you want to avoid seeing "No effect!" or your opponent's health bar crawling at a snail's pace with each hit, it's definitely worth reading up on which types are stronger or weaker against others.

Lucky for you, budding Pokemon Trainer, we've put together a simple yet effective Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield weaknesses and strengths list, ready for when you head into battle - or when you want to create a strategy for catching the next pocket-sized monster for your collection.

Psychic Pokemon

Psychic Pokemon

What are Psychic Pokemon weak against?

Psychic Pokemon are weak against Bug, Dark and Ghost types.

What are Psychic Pokemon strong against?

Psychic Pokemon are strong against Fighting and Poison types.

Electric Pokemon

Electric Pokemon

What are Electric Pokemon weak against?

Electric Pokemon are weak against Ground types.

What are Electric Pokemon strong against?

Electric Pokemon are strong against Flying and Water types.

Fighting Pokemon

Fighting Pokemon

What are Fighting Pokemon weak against?

Fighting Pokemon are weak against Fairy, Flying and Psychic types.

What are Fighting Pokemon strong against?

Fighting Pokemon are strong against Dark, Ice, Normal, Rock and Steel types.

Ghost Pokemon

Ghost Pokemon

What are Ghost Pokemon weak against?

Ghost Pokemon are weak against Dark and Ghost types.

What are Ghost Pokemon strong against?

Ghost Pokemon are strong against Ghost and Psychic types.

(Yep, Ghost types are equally weak as they are strong against fellow Ghost Pokemon)

Water Pokemon

Water Pokemon

What are Water Pokemon weak against?

Water Pokemon are weak against Electric and Grass types.

What are Water Pokemon strong against?

Water Pokemon are strong against Fire, Ground and Rock types.

Poison Pokemon

Poison Pokemon

What are Poison Pokemon weak against?

Poison Pokemon are weak against Ground and Psychic types.

What are Poison Pokemon strong against?

Poison Pokemon are strong against Fairy and Grass types.

Dark Pokemon

Dark Pokemon

What are Dark Pokemon weak against?

Dark Pokemon are weak against Bug, Fairy and Fighting types.

What are Dark Pokemon strong against?

Dark Pokemon are strong against Ghost and Psychic types.

Ice Pokemon

Ice Pokemon

What are Ice Pokemon weak against?

Ice Pokemon are weak against Fighting, Fire, Rock and Steel types.

What are Ice Pokemon strong against?

Ice Pokemon are strong against Dragon, Flying, Grass and Ground types.

Dragon Pokemon

Dragon Pokemon

What are Dragon Pokemon weak against?

Dragon Pokemon are weak against Dragon, Fairy and Ice types.

What are Dragon Pokemon strong against?

Dragon Pokemon are strong against Dragon types.

(Fight Dragon with Dragon, it seems!)

Normal Pokemon

Normal Pokemon

What are Normal Pokemon weak against?

Normal Pokemon are weak against Fighting types.

What are Normal Pokemon strong against?

Normal Pokemon are strong against... nothing. They are neutral to all types in terms of strengths.

Rock Pokemon

Rock Pokemon

What are Rock Pokemon weak against?

Rock Pokemon are weak against Fighting, Grass, Ground, Steel, Water types.

What are Rock Pokemon strong against?

Rock Pokemon are strong against Bug, Fire, Flying and Ice types.

Fairy Pokemon

Fairy Pokemon

What are Fairy Pokemon weak against?

Fairy Pokemon are weak against Poison and Steel types.

What are Fairy Pokemon strong against?

Fairy Pokemon are strong against Fighting, Dark and Dragon types.

Fire Pokemon

Fire Pokemon

What are Fire Pokemon weak against?

Fire Pokemon are weak against Ground, Rock and Water types.

What are Fire Pokemon strong against?

Fire Pokemon are strong against Bug, Grass, Ice and Steel types.

Flying Pokemon

Flying Pokemon

What are Flying Pokemon weak against?

Flying Pokemon are weak against Electric, Ice and Rock types.

What are Flying Pokemon strong against?

Flying Pokemon are strong against Bug, Fighting and Grass types.

Grass Pokemon

Grass Pokemon

What are Grass Pokemon weak against?

Grass Pokemon are weak against Bug, Fire, Flying, Ice and Poison types.

What are Grass Pokemon strong against?

Grass Pokemon are strong against Ground, Rock and Water types.

Ground Pokemon

Ground Pokemon

What are Ground Pokemon weak against?

Ground Pokemon are weak against Grass, Ice and Water types.

What are Ground Pokemon strong against?

Ground Pokemon are strong against Electric, Fire, Poison, Rock and Steel types.

Bug Pokemon

Bug Pokemon

What are Bug Pokemon weak against?

Bug Pokemon are weak against Fire, Flying and Rock types.

What are Bug Pokemon strong against?

Bug Pokemon are strong against Grass, Dark and Psychic types.

Steel Pokemon

Steel Pokemon

What are Steel Pokemon weak against?

Steel Pokemon are weak against Fighting, Fire and Ground types.

What are Steel Pokemon strong against?

Steel Pokemon are strong against Fairy, Ice and Rock types.

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Pokemon Sword & Shield - All types weaknesses and strengths

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