Pokemon GO is just as much about taking your Pokemon to Gyms and competing against your fellow trainers as it is about collecting them all. The very best Pokemon trainers won’t just think about CP when stepping into the arena, but also the strengths and weaknesses of the opposing Pokemon. We’ve given you a helping hand in identifying the strengths of each type so you can deal hefty damage, and the weaknesses that you’ll want to avoid coming up against in battle.
Type Strengths: None- Normal attacks simply deliver a standard amount of damage to all types except for those listed below.
The Normal-type Pokemon in Pokemon GO are: Pidgey, Pidgeotto, Pidgeot, Rattata, Raticate, Spearow, Fearow, Jigglypuff, Wigglytuff, Meowth, Persian, Farfetch’d, Doduo, Dodrio, Lickitung, Chansey, Kangaskhan, Tauros, Ditto, Eevee, Porygon and Snorlax.
Type Strengths: Grass, Ice, Bug, and Steel
Weaknesses: Water, Ground, and Rock
The Fire-type Pokemon in Pokemon GO are: Charmander, Charmeleon, Charizard, Vulpix, Ninetales, Growlithe, Arcanine, Ponyta, Rapidash, Magmar, Flareon and Moltres.
Type Strengths: Fire, Ground, and Rock
Weaknesses: Electric and Grass
The Water-type Pokemon in Pokemon GO are: Squirtle, Wartortle, Blastoise, Psyduck, Golduck, Poliwag, Poliwhirl, Poliwrath, Tentacool, Tentacruel, Slowpoke, Slowbro, Seel, Dewgong, Shellder, Cloyster, Krabby, Kingler, Horsea, Seadra, Omanyte, Omastar, Kabuto, Kabutops, Goldeen, Seaking, Staryu, Starmie, Magikarp, Gyarados, Lapras and Vaporeon.
Strengths: Water and Flying
Here’s a full list of the Grass Pokemon in Pokemon GO: Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur, Oddish, Gloom, Vileplume, Bellsprout, Weepinbell, Victreebell, Exeggcute, Exeggutor, Tangela, Paras and Parasect.
Strengths: Water, Ground and Rock
Weaknesses: Water, Electric, Grass and Ground
Here’s a full list of the Grass Pokemon in Pokemon GO: Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur, Oddish, Gloom, Vileplume, Bellsprout, Weepinbell, Victreebell, Exeggcute, Exeggutor, Tangela, Paras, and Parasect.
Strengths: Grass, Ground, Flying, Dragon
Weaknesses: Fire, Fighting, Rock, and Steel
There are five Ice Pokemon in Pokemon GO. These are: Jynx, Dewgong, Cloyster, Lapras, and the legendary bird, Articuno.
Strengths: Normal, Ice, Rock
Weaknesses: Flying, Fairy, and Psychic
Mankey, Primeape, Machop, Machoke, Machamp, Hitmonlee, Hitmonchan, and Poliwrath who is also a Water-type.
Strengths: Grass and Bug
Weaknesses: Ground, Psychic, and Bug
There are 33 Poison-type Pokemon in Pokemon Go, though many of these are also other types, too. Here’s the full list: Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur, Oddish, Gloom, Vileplume, Weedle, Kakuna, Beedrill, Venonat, Venomoth, Bellsprout, Weepinbel, Victreebel, Ekans, Arbok, Nidoran (Female), Nidoran (Male), Nidorina, Nidoqueen, Nidorino, Nidoking, Zubat, Golbat, Grimer, Muk, Koffing, Weezing, Tentacool, Tentacruel, Gastly, Haunter, and Gengar.
Strengths: Fire, Electric, Poison, and Rock
Weaknesses: Water, Grass, and Ice
The 14 Ground-type Pokemon to be found in Pokemon GO are: Sandshrew, Sandslash, Diglett, Dugtrio, Geodude, Graveler, Golem, Onyx, Cubone, Marowak, Rhyhorn, Rhydon, Nidoqueen, and Nidoking.
Strengths: Grass, Fighting, and Bug
Weaknesses: Electric, Ice, and Rock
You can catch 19 Flying-type Pokemon in Pokemon GO, though some of these will also fall under other types as well. The full list is: Charizard, Pidgey, Pidgeotto, Pidgeot, Spearow, Fearow, Farfetch’d, Doduo, Dodrio, Butterfree, Zubat, Golbat, Scyther, Aerodactyl, Gyarados, Dragonite, Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres.
Strengths: Fighting and Poison
There are 14 Psychic-type Pokemon up for grabs in Pokemon GO, these being: Abra, Kadabra, Alakazam, Drowzee, Hypno, Exeggcute, Exeggutor, Slowpoke, Slowbrow Jynx, Mr. Mime, Mewtwo, and Mew. Though it must be noted that Mewtwo and Mew have yet to be properly released in the game yet.
Strengths: Grass, Poison, and Psychic
Weaknesses: Fire, Poison, Flying, and Rock
You can catch 12 Bug-type Pokemon in the game. These are: Caterpie, Metapod, Butterfree, Weedle, Kakuna, Beedrill, Paras, Parasect, Venonat, Venomoth, Scyther, and Pinsir.
Strengths: Fire, Ice, Flying, and Bug
Weaknesses: Water, Grass, Fighting, Steel, and Ground
There’s 11 different Rock-type Pokemon out there for catching in Pokemon GO. These are: Geodude, Graveler, Golem, Onix, Rhyhorn, Rhydon, Omanyte, Omastar, Kabuto, Kabutops,and Aerodactyl.
There is only Gastly, Haunter, and Gengar that are Ghost-type Pokemon in Pokemon GO currently. So all you have to do is keep coming across Gastlys and Haunters and save up enough Candy to get yourself the strongest Ghost-type in the game.
Weaknesses: Ice, Fairy, and Dragon
Much like the Ghost-type, there are only three Dragon-type Pokemon and they all come from the same evolutionary line. Dratini, Dragonair, and Dragonite can all, of course, be obtained through evolving your Dratini with Candy.
Strengths: Fighting and Dragon
Weaknesses: Poison and Steel
There are only five Fairy-type Pokemon that can be added to your Pokedex in Pokemon GO. These are: Clefairy, Clefable, Jigglypuff, Wigglytuff, and Mr. Mime
Strengths: Ice, Rock, and Fairy
Weaknesses: Fire, Fighting, and Ground
Finally, there are just two Steel-type Pokemon in Pokemon GO- Magnemite and Magneton.