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.
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:
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.
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:
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 Type||Strong Against||Weak Against|
|Bug||Grass / Dark / Psychic||Fairy / Fighting / Fire / Flying / Ghost / Poison / Steel|
|Dark||Ghost / Psychic||Dark / Fairy / Fighting|
|Dragon||Dragon||Fairy / Steel|
|Electric||Flying / Water||Dragon / Electric / Grass / Ground|
|Fairy||Fighting / Dark / Dragon||Fire / Poison / Steel|
|Fire||Bug / Grass / Steel / Ice||Dragon / Fire / Rock / Water|
|Fighting||Dark / Ice / Normal / Rock / Steel||Bug / Fairy / Flying / Ghost / Poison / Psychic|
|Flying||Bug / Fighting / Grass||Electric / Rock / Steel|
|Ghost||Ghost / Psychic||Dark / Normal|
|Grass||Ground / Rock / Water||Bug / Dragon / Fire / Flying / Grass / Poison / Steel|
|Ground||Electric / Fire / Poison / Rock / Steel||Bug / Flying / Grass|
|Ice||Dragon / Flying / Grass / Ground||Fire / Ice / Steel / Water|
|Normal||—||Ghost / Rock / Steel|
|Poison||Fairy / Grass||Ghost / Ground / Poison / Rock / Steel|
|Psychic||Fighting / Poison||Dark / Psychic / Steel|
|Rock||Bug / Fire / Flying / Ice||Fighting / Ground / Steel|
|Steel||Fairy / Ice / Rock||Electric / Fire / Steel / Water|
|Water||Fire / Ground / Rock||Dragon / 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:
|Bug||Fire / Flying / Rock||Fighting / Grass / Ground||—|
|Dark||Bug / Fairy / Fighting||Dark / Ghost / Psychic||Psychic|
|Dragon||Dragon / Fairy / Ice||Electric / Fire / Grass / Water||—|
|Electric||Ground||Electric / Flying / Steel||—|
|Fairy||Poison / Steel||Bug / Dark / Dragon / Fighting||Dragon|
|Fire||Fairy / Flying / Psychic||Bug / Dark / Rock||—|
|Fighting||Ground / Rock / Water||Bug / Fire / Grass / Ice / Steel||—|
|Flying||Electric / Ice / Rock||Bug / Fighting / Grass / Ground||Ground|
|Ghost||Dark / Ghost||Bug / Fighting / Normal / Poison||Normal / Fighting|
|Grass||Bug / Fire / Flying / Ice / Poison||Electric / Grass / Ground / Water||—|
|Ground||Grass / Ice / Water||Electric / Poison / Rock||Electric|
|Ice||Fighting / Fire / Rock / Steel||Ice||—|
|Poison||Ground / Psychic||Fairy / Fighting / Grass / Poison||—|
|Psychic||Bug / Dark / Ghost||Fighting / Psychic||—|
|Rock||Fighting / Grass / Ground / Steel / Water||Fire / Flying / Normal / Poison||—|
|Steel||Fighting / Fire / Ground||Bug / Dragon / Fairy / Flying / Grass / Ice / Poison / Psychic / Rock / Steel||Poison|
|Water||Electric / Grass||Fire / Ice / Steel / Water||—|
Unique to Pokemon Scarlet & Violet, the Paldea Region introduces a brand new ability for you and your Pokemon to take advantage of: Terastallizing.
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.
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