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    Pokémon Go Type Chart: Strengths, Weaknesses, Stamina, Vulnerability

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    Pokémon Go is full of different characters that have their own strengths and weaknesses. If you want to become the best, you'll need to know the game mechanics inside and out, starting from the type chart of all Pokémon and their resistances, strengths, weaknesses, and vulnerabilities.



    Any Pok√©mon Trainer who has fought in Game Freak's monster battle series you will know that certain types have an advantage over others. For example, fire is strong against grass, psychic against combat, and electric against water. These are just a few examples of how type advantages work.

    However, many coaches often overlook the full picture when it comes to type effectiveness. This is particularly true when Niantic add new creatures to Pokémon Go

    our chart Pokémon Go Type should help clear up any confusion and help you win more competitive battles in no time, especially with the Spotlight Hour event bringing different 'mon into the spotlight.

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    With the addition of 'mon like Shiny Kadabra and Alakazam, knowing your types is key.


    Pokemon Go battle definitions

    Before checking out the Pokémon Go strength and weakness type chart below, make sure you are aware of the following definitions:


    • Forces: What type of Pok√©mon an X-type attack is strong against, i.e. Electric against Water.
    • Weaknesses: What type of Pok√©mon an X-type attack is weak, i.e. grass versus fire.
    • Resistances:  Which types will take less damage from what, i.e. dragon vs fairy.
    • Vulnerabilities: which types take more damage than, ie, steel versus ice.

    Pok√©mon Go Type Chart ‚Äď Strengths and Weaknesses

    Here's the full table that shows what each type of Pokémon Go is strong, weak, tough, and vulnerable to:

    Modelstrong againstweak againstResistant tovulnerable to
    Bug Grass / Dark / PsychicFairy / Fighting / Fire / Flying / Ghost / Poison / SteelLuta / Grama / SoloFire / Fly / Rock
    DarkGhost / PsychicDark / Fairy / FightingDark / Ghost / PsychicBug / Fada / Luta
    DragonDragonFairy / SteelElectric / Fire / Grass / WaterDragon / Fairy / Ice
    Elétricoflying / waterDragon / Electric / Grass / SoilElectric / Flying / SteelFloor
    Fairy Fighting / Dark / DragonFire / Poison / SteelBug / Dark / Dragon / FightingPoison, Steel
    fightingDark / Ice / Normal / Rock / SteelInsect / Fairy / Flying / Ghost / Poison / PsychicBug / Dark / RockFairy / Flying / Psychic
    FireInsect / Grass / Steel / IceDragon / Fire / Stone / WaterInsect / Fire / Grass / Ice / SteelSoil / Stone / Water
    FlightBug / Fighting / GrassElectric / Rock / SteelBug / Fighting / Grass / GroundElectric / Ice / Rock
    GhostGhost / PsychicDark / NormalBug / Fight / Normal / Poisondark ghost
    GrassSoil / Stone / WaterBug / Dragon / Fire / Flying / Grass / Poison / SteelElectric / Grass / Soil / WaterBug / Fire / Flying / Ice / Poison
    FloorElectric / Fire / Poison / Rock / SteelBug / Flying / GrassElectric / Poison / RockGrass / Ice / Water
    IceDragon / Flying / Grass / SoilFire / Ice / Steel / WaterIceFight / Fire / Stone / Steel
    NormalGhost / Rock / SteelGhostfighting
    potionFairy / GrassGhost / Soil / Poison / Rock / SteelFairy / Fight / Grass / PoisonGround / Psychic
    PsychicFight / PoisonDark / Psychic / SteelFighting / PsychicBug / Dark / Ghost
    StoneBug / Fire / Flying / IceFight / Solo / SteelFire / Flying / Normal / PoisonFight / Grass / Ground / Steel / Water
    SteelFairy / Ice / RockElectric / Fire / Steel / WaterInsect / Dragon / Fairy / Flying / Grass / Ice / Poison / Psychic / Stone / SteelFight / Fire / Solo
    WaterFire / Earth / RockDragon / Grass / WaterFire / Ice / Steel / WaterElectric / Grass

    Interestingly, Niantic chose not to include type immunities in the Pokémon Go. For example, in mainline games, ghost types are immune to normal type attacks, this is not the case in Pokemon Go.



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    The effectiveness of a Pokémon's movement depends entirely on the game itself. Type advantages in Pokémon Sword and Shield are generally more pronounced, with effective attacks being twice as strong.



    One part of mastering the art of Trainer Battles is understanding how the types of your Pok√©mon‚Äôs moves affect the Pok√©mon you‚Äôre battling. Here‚Äôs a chart that shows which types are super effective vs. which Pok√©mon. Good luck and #GOBattle! ūü•ä pic.twitter.com/gJJwRVcTsI

    ‚ÄĒ Pok√©mon GO (@PokemonGoApp) November 23, 2019

    Pokémon Go has a smaller multiplier when it comes to typing. However, that doesn't diminish the importance of selecting your Pokémon before a battle. You can gain a huge advantage if you are aware of the strengths and weaknesses of certain types.

    List of Pokemon Go Multipliers

    Os multipliers from Pok√©mon Go are as follows:

    • Superfication against two types: 2,56x
    • Attacks supereficazes : 1,6x
    • Not very effective attacks: 0,625x
    • It is not very effective against two types: 0,391x

    Here is a match type visualization chart for all of these:

    Graph that shows the effectiveness of each type of Pokémon against each other in Pokémon Go…

    Another difference between Pokémon Go and other games is that various typifications further affect damage. If a species is weak to two of an opponent's types, the multiplier effect would be halved again, as seen by the 0,391 multipliers.

    The same applies to a Pokémon being effective against both types of species. An example of this is an electric type versus Gyarados as it is dual water and flying type, two types that are weak against electricity.

    Take the time to learn which Pok√©mon are strong and weak against other types can often give you the edge you need to swing even the toughest fights in your favor. 

    In addition, familiarize yourself with the types of Pokémon Go will help you in Raid Battles, while speeding up the process of acquiring the all-important PokeCoins.

    Image Credits: Niantic

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