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Pokemon Scarlet & Violet type chart: Strengths, weaknesses, resistances & vulnerabilities

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  • Posted on 18th Nov, 2022 11:54 AM

Here's the type chart for Pokemon Scarlet & Violet to help you to be prepared for each battle in Gen 9, from strengths to weaknesses.

During your adventure to catch ’em all in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet, you’ll need to know each type’s strengths, weaknesses, resistances, and vulnerabilities as you complete Paldea’s National Dex. Below, you’ll find a chart detailing every type in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet along with details on immunities and Tera types.

With 18 Pokemon types to battle and collect throughout the Pokemon franchise’s many iterations, it’s crucial to know that Fairy-type attacks are weak against Fire, Poison, and Steel-type Pokemon, and that Water-type attacks are strong against Fire, Ground, or Rock-types.

This is equally as essential throughout your journey in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet, so read on for Gen 9’s type chart (and details on Terastal typings) to ensure you’re in with the best chance of emerging from that next Gym Battle as the victor.

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Alternatively, make sure to check out our guides on the Pokemon in the Paldean Pokedex, Gen 9’s Regional forms, Scarlet & Violet’s version differences, and where to buy Scarlet & Violet.


The Pokemon Company / Game FreakYou’ll need to know a Pokemon’s type to be in with the best chance of defeating and catching it.

How many Pokemon types are there in Scarlet & Violet?

As we’ve mentioned, Pokemon features a total of 18 different types of attacks throughout its franchise, and this remains the same in Scarlet & Violet. These types are:

  • Bug
  • Dark
  • Dragon
  • Electric
  • Fairy
  • Fighting
  • Fire
  • Flying
  • Ghost
  • Grass
  • Ground
  • Ice
  • Normal
  • Psychic
  • Poison
  • Rock
  • Steel
  • Water

Every Pokemon has its own type. As an example, Pikachu is a pure Electic-type, but some ‘mon can also have two types, and these are known as dual-type Pokemon.

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet battle definitions

Before we break down each type’s particular strengths, immunities, and more, you’ll first need to know what each one means. On its own, it can seem as if strengths mean the same as resistances — but they’re actually slightly different:

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  • Strong against: Indicates the type of Pokemon that a particular type of attack is strong against (for example, Bug against Psychic).
  • Weak against: Indicates the type of Pokemon that a particular type of attack is weak against (for example, Fire against Rock).
  • Vulnerabilities: Indicates which type of attack each Pokemon type is vulnerable to (for example, Electric is vulnerable to Ground).
  • Resistances: Indicates which type of attack each Pokemon type is resistant to (for example, Fairy is resistant to Dark).
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Scarlet & Violet Pokemon type chart: Strengths & weaknesses

Below, you’ll find a table that features each Pokemon type alongside its strengths, weaknesses, resistances, and vulnerabilities.

These details are crucial to know on your way to becoming a Pokemon Master, as they can help you to prepare ahead of a fight and aid you in creating a perfect team for battle.

Pokemon TypeStrong AgainstWeak Against
BugGrass / Dark / PsychicFairy / Fighting / Fire / Flying / Ghost / Poison / Steel
DarkGhost / PsychicDark / Fairy / Fighting
DragonDragonFairy / Steel
ElectricFlying / WaterDragon / Electric / Grass / Ground
FairyFighting / Dark / DragonFire / Poison / Steel
FireBug / Grass / Steel / IceDragon / Fire / Rock / Water
FightingDark / Ice / Normal / Rock / SteelBug / Fairy / Flying / Ghost / Poison / Psychic
FlyingBug / Fighting / GrassElectric / Rock / Steel
GhostGhost / PsychicDark / Normal
GrassGround / Rock / WaterBug / Dragon / Fire / Flying / Grass / Poison / Steel
GroundElectric / Fire / Poison / Rock / SteelBug / Flying / Grass
IceDragon / Flying / Grass / GroundFire / Ice / Steel / Water
NormalGhost / Rock / Steel
PoisonFairy / GrassGhost / Ground / Poison / Rock / Steel
PsychicFighting / PoisonDark / Psychic / Steel
RockBug / Fire / Flying / IceFighting / Ground / Steel
SteelFairy / Ice / RockElectric / Fire / Steel / Water
WaterFire / Ground / RockDragon / Grass / Water

While strengths and weaknesses are essential to consider while out exploring Paldea, it’s also vital to be aware of each type’s resistances, immunities, and vulnerabilities. Check out the following table below:

Scarlet & Violet Pokemon type chart: Resistances & vulnerabilities

Pokemon TypeVulnerabilitiesResistancesImmunities
BugFire / Flying / RockFighting / Grass / Ground
DarkBug / Fairy / FightingDark / Ghost / PsychicPsychic
DragonDragon / Fairy / IceElectric / Fire / Grass / Water
ElectricGroundElectric / Flying / Steel
FairyPoison / SteelBug / Dark / Dragon / FightingDragon
FireFairy / Flying / PsychicBug / Dark / Rock
FightingGround / Rock / WaterBug / Fire / Grass / Ice / Steel
FlyingElectric / Ice / RockBug / Fighting / Grass / GroundGround
GhostDark / GhostBug / Fighting / Normal / PoisonNormal / Fighting
GrassBug / Fire / Flying / Ice / PoisonElectric / Grass / Ground / Water
GroundGrass / Ice / WaterElectric / Poison / RockElectric
IceFighting / Fire / Rock / SteelIce
PoisonGround / PsychicFairy / Fighting / Grass / Poison
PsychicBug / Dark / GhostFighting / Psychic
RockFighting / Grass / Ground / Steel / WaterFire / Flying / Normal / Poison
SteelFighting / Fire / GroundBug / Dragon / Fairy / Flying / Grass / Ice / Poison / Psychic / Rock / SteelPoison
WaterElectric / GrassFire / Ice / Steel / Water
Game Freak / YouTube: Nintendo of AmericaThe Terastalize ability can have an effect on a Pokemon’s type once triggered.

Terastalize typing in Scarlet & Violet

Unique to Pokemon Scarlet & Violet, the Paldea Region introduces a brand new ability for you and your Pokemon to take advantage of: Terastallizing.

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While our guide explaining what Terastallizing is goes into further detail on the ability’s specifics, it’s crucial to know that when it’s triggered, a Pokemon’s type can change.

During a battle, if a Pokemon changes from its original, say, Normal-type to a Water Tera type, the STAB bonus to its original, Normal-type move will still remain in place.

Dual-type Pokemon will also revert to a single-type while in the Terastal form, which makes knowing the typings even more essential — so we’d recommend keeping this page bookmarked so you can quickly check on a particular attack bonus if you’re unsure.

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So, there you have it, that’s Pokemon Scarlet & Violet’s type chart explained — now get out there and catch ’em all!

For more tips, tricks, and guides to help you throughout Paldea, be sure to check out the following pages:

All new Pokemon in Scarlet & Violet | Everything we know about Scarlet & Violet’s starter Pokemon | What is Pokemon Scarlet & Violet’s region? | Everything we know about Scarlet & Violet | What is Terastallizing in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet? | How to get Marks in Scarlet & Violet | How to unlock Rotom Phone cases | Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Tera Raids explained | Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Pokedex | Pokemon Scarlet & Violet characters | Pokemon Scarlet & Violet gym leaders so far

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