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Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Type Strengths and Weaknesses

How to use type matchups for maximum effectiveness

All Pokémon have one or two “types.” This category gives them advantages and disadvantages against other types. Some of these are obvious. You’ll probably be able to remember that Water moves are super effective against Fire type Pokémon. But what about how Ice types interact with Fighting types? 

If you’re diving into Pokémon Scarlet and Violet and want a refresher on the type strengths and weaknesses, you’ll find them all here. 

Pokémon type effects

Pokémon types have two effects. Pokémon of a certain type can be weak to or strong against moves of other types. If a Pokémon is weak to a type, moves of that type will be super effective and deal more damage. If a Pokémon is strong to a type, moves of that type will be not very effective and deal less damage. This can be the key to winning tough battles.

Some types are fully immune to others. For example, Fighting moves do no damage against Ghost types.

Some Pokémon have two types. This can reduce the number of overall weaknesses they have. However, this is typically cancelled out by some types having double strength against them. For example, a Ground and Flying type has full immunity to Ground and Electric type attacks. However, it will take four times as much damage from Ice type attacks.

Pokémon moves have their own types which do not necessarily line up with the type of the Pokémon in question. However, if they do, the Pokémon will receive a “STAB” or “same type attack bonus,” making it even stronger. 

Pokémon types in Scarlet and Violet

Pokémon typing has existed in all Pokémon games. However, it hasn’t always been the same. New types have been introduced, and strengths and weaknesses have been changed over the years.

So far, it seems that the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet type strengths and weaknesses will be the same as in other recent games. However, the introduction of the Terastal system can give Pokémon new types, so keep an eye out.

If any other changes are revealed, we will update this article.

Pokémon types strength and weaknesses chart

Below is a chart detailing all interactions between Pokémon types in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. The left three columns describe attacks. For example, a Bug type attack is super effective (deals twice damage) to Grass, Psychic, and Dark type Pokémon. The right three columns describe defence. For example, a Bug type Pokémon is weak to (will take twice damage from) Fire, Flying, and Rock type attacks.

Type Super Effective Against Not Very Effective Against No Effect On Weak To Resistant To Immune To
Bug Grass, Psychic, Dark Fire, Fighting, Poison, Flying, Ghost, Steel, Fairy Fire, Flying, Rock Grass, Fighting, Ground
Dark Psychic, Ghost Fighting, Dark, Fairy Fighting, Bug, Fairy Ghost, Dark Psychic
Dragon Dragon Steel Fairy Ice, Dragon, Fairy Fire, Water, Electric, Grass
Electric Water, Flying Electric, Grass, Dragon Ground Ground Electric, Flying, Steel
Fairy Fighting, Dragon, Dark Fire, Poison, Steel Poison, Steel Fighting, Bug, Dark Dragon
Fighting Normal, Ice, Rock, Dark, Steel Poison, Flying, Psychic, Bug, Fairy Ghost Flying, Psychic, Fairy Bug, Rock, Dark
Fire Grass, Ice, Bug, Steel Fire, Water, Rock, Dragon Water, Ground, Rock Fire, Grass, Ice, Bug, Steel, Fairy
Flying Grass, Fighting, Bug Electric, Rock, Steel Electric, Ice, Rock Grass, Fighting, Bug Ground
Ghost Psychic, Ghost Dark Normal Ghost, Dark Poison, Bug Normal, Fighting
Grass Water, Ground, Rock Fire, Grass, Poison, Flying, Bug, Dragon, Steel Fire, Ice, Poison, Flying, Bug Water, Electric, Grass, Ground
Ground Fire, Electric, Poison, Rock, Steel Grass, Bug Flying Water, Grass, Ice Poison, Rock Electric
Ice Grass, Ground, Flying, Dragon Fire, Water, Ice, Steel Fire, Fighting, Rock, Steel Ice
Normal Rock, Steel Ghost Fighting Ghost
Poison Grass, Fairy Poison, Ground, Rock, Ghost Steel Ground, Psychic Grass, Fighting, Poison, Bug, Fairy
Psychic Fighting, Poison Psychic, Steel Dark Bug, Ghost, Dark Fighting, Psychic
Rock Fire, Ice, Flying, Bug Fighting, Ground, Steel Water, Grass, Fighting, Ground, Steel Normal, Fire, Poison, Flying
Steel Ice, Rock, Fairy Fire, Water, Electric, Steel Fire, Fighting, Ground Normal, Grass, Ice, Flying, Psychic, Bug, Rock, Dragon, Steel, Fairy Poison
Water Fire, Ground, Rock Water, Grass, Dragon Electric, Grass Fire, Water, Ice, Steel