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Pokémon Sword / Pokemon Shield – weaknesses and strengths of Pokémon



Pokémon Sword / Pokemon Shield – weaknesses and strengths of Pokémon


There are 18 different types of Pokémon in Pokémon sword and shield. And they all have their own Strengths and weaknessesthat make them effective and vulnerable to certain other species.

With 18 types, it’s easy to lose track of things unless you’ve been playing Pokémon long enough to internalize everything. Therefore we show you one on this page Overview of all Pokémon types in Pokémon Sword and Shield and what they are best for.

If a type is effective or very effective at fighting another Pokémon in Pokémon Sword and Shield, the damage done increases. If your Pokémon is weak or resistant to another Pokémon type, your damage will in turn decrease.

If you know the strengths and weaknesses of the Pokémon types, it is much easier.

In the case of immunity or ineffectiveness, any damage fizzles out, but status changes can still occur, for example burns or paralysis. Here all types with strengths and weaknesses in Pokémon sword and shield:

Pokémon type: ground

Ground-type Pokémon have no effect in the fight against Flying-type Pokémon, and Electric-Type Pokémon cannot harm them.

Effective against: fire, electronics, poison, stone, steel
Weakness (offensive): plant, beetle
Weakness (defensive): plant, water, ice
Resistant to: poison, rock
Immune to: Electro
Ineffective against: flight

Pokémon type: Dragon

Dragon Pokémon are not immune to any other Pokémon, but they cannot do anything against Fairy Pokémon.

Effective against: Dragon
Weakness (offensive): Steel
Weakness (defensive): ice, dragon, fairy
Resistant to: plant, fire, water, electrical
Immune to: –
Ineffective against: Fee

Pokémon type: Ice cream

Like the dragons, Ice-Type Pokémon are not immune to anything, but at the same time are not ineffective against any other Pokémon.

Effective against: plant, flight, soil, dragon
Weakness (offensive): fire, water, ice, steel
Weakness (Defensive): Fire, Combat, Rock, Steel
Resistant to: ice
Immune to: –
Ineffective against: –

Pokémon type: Electric

Paralysis doesn’t work with Electric Pokémon. They are not immune to any other type and their attacks fizzle out against ground-type Pokémon.

Effective against: water, flight
Weakness (offensive): Plant, Electro, Dragon
Weakness (Defensive): Ground
Resistant to: electric, flight, steel
Immune to: –
Ineffective against: soil

Pokémon type: fairy

Dragon-Pokémon cannot harm the Fairy-type Pokémon, and at the same time their attacks cannot be ineffective for any other Pokémon.

Effective against: fight, dragon, dark
Weakness (offensive): fire, poison, steel
Weakness (Defensive): Poison, Steel
Resistant to: fight, bugs, dark
Immune to: dragon
Ineffective against: –

Pokémon type: Fire

Fire-type Pokémon have no immunity, and their attacks are not ineffective against any other type. On top of that, they cannot get burned.

Effective against: plants, beetles, ice, steel
Weakness (offensive): fire, water, rock, dragon
Weakness (defensive): water, soil, rock
Resistant to: plant, beetle, fire, beetle, ice, steel, fairy
Immune to: –
Ineffective against: –

Pokémon type: Flight

Ground-type Pokémon cannot do anything against the type of flight, at the same time the attacks from the air are ineffective for any other Pokémon.

Effective against: plant, fight, beetle
Weakness (offensive): electro, rock, steel
Weakness (defensive): electro, rock, ice
Resistant to: plant, fight, beetle
Immune to: soil
Ineffective against: –

Pokémon type: ghost

Ghost-type Pokémon cannot be bothered by Normal or Combat Pokémon, but their attacks on Normal Pokémon are also useless.

Effective against: Psycho, Geist
Weakness (offensive): Dark
Weakness (defensive): spirit, dark
Resistant to: poison, beetles
Immune to: normal, fight
Ineffective against: Normal

Pikachu serves as a projectile here.

Pokémon type: rock

Rock-type Pokémon are also not immune to anything, and their attacks don’t fizzle out with any other type.

Effective against: fire, flight, beetles, ice
Weakness (offensive): fight, ground, steel
Weakness (Defensive): Plant, Water, Combat, Soil, Steel
Resistant to: normal, fire, flight, poison
Immune to: –
Ineffective against: –

Pokémon type: Poison

Poison Pokémon cannot be poisoned, of course, and they are not immune to anything. They don’t do anything against Steel Pokémon.

Effective against: plant, fairy
Weakness (offensive): poison, soil, rock, spirit
Weakness (Defensive): Ground, Psycho
Resistant to: plant, fight, poison, beetle, fairy
Immune to: –
Ineffective against: steel

Pokémon type: Fight

Combat-type attacks do no damage to Ghost-type Pokémon. The fighting Pokémon are immune to nothing.

Effective against: normal, rock, ice, dark, steel
Weakness (offensive): flight, poison, beetle, psycho, fairy
Weakness (defensive): flight, psycho, fairy
Resistant to: rocks, beetles, dark
Immune to: –
Ineffective against: spirit

Pokémon type: Beetle

Beetle-type Pokémon also have no immunity, and their attacks do not have any effect on any other type.

Effective against: plant, psycho, dark
Weakness (offensive): fire, fight, flight, poison, spirit, steel, fairy
Weakness (defensive): fire, flight, rock
Resistant to: plant, fight, soil
Immune to: –
Ineffective against: –

Pokémon type: Normal

Normal-type Pokémon cannot harm Ghost Pokémon. The other way around, however, does not work either, because their attacks have no effect on ghosts.

Effective against: –
Weakness (offensive): rock, steel
Weakness (Defensive): Fight
Resistant to: –
Immune to: spirit
Ineffective against: spirit

Pokémon type: plant

Plants are naturally prone to fire, they are not immune to anything. But no Pokémon type is immune to them either.

Effective against: water, soil, rock
Weakness (offensive): plant, fire, flight, poison, beetle, dragon, steel
Weakness (defensive): fire, flight, poison, beetle, ice
Resistant to: plants, water, electricity, soil
Immune to: –
Ineffective against: –

Pokémon type: Psycho

Psychic Pokémon cannot do anything against Pokémon of the Dark type, they are not immune to any other.

Effective against: fight, psycho
Weakness (offensive): Psycho, steel
Weakness (defensive): beetle, ghost, dark
Resistant to: fight, psycho
Immune to: –
Ineffective against: Darkness

Pokémon type: steel

Fire melts steel, it is one of the weaknesses of the steel type. They are immune to poison, their attacks are ineffective against any Pokémon type.

Effective against: rocks, ice, fairy
Weakness (offensive): fire, water, electro, steel
Weakness (Defensive): Fire, Combat, Ground
Resistant to: normal, plant, flight, rock, beetle, ice, psycho, dragon, steel, fairy
Immune to: poison
Ineffective against: –

Pokémon type: Dark

If you fight a ghost with a dark Pokémon, you have little to fear, only beware of fairies. None of their attacks are ineffective.

Effective against: Psycho, Geist
Weakness (offensive): fight, dark, fairy
Weakness (defensive): fight, bug, fairy
Resistant to: spirit, dark
Immune to: Psycho
Ineffective against: –

Pokémon type: water

Electricity and water are a dangerous mix, so Electric Water-type Pokémon do enormous damage. They do not have immunity and their attacks are ineffective against any type.

Effective against: fire, soil, rock
Weakness (offensive): plant, water, dragon
Weakness (Defensive): Plant, Electro
Resistant to: fire, water, ice, steel
Immune to: –
Ineffective against: –

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