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Pokémon Sword and Shield type chart: Every strength, weakness and resistance

The key to success in any Pokémon title is knowing your type advantages, so here’s a rundown of the strengths and weaknesses for Pokémon Sword and Shield.
Pokémon Sword and Shield type chart: Every strength, weakness and resistance

Pokémon Sword and Shield isn’t slowing time anytime soon, with expansion packs Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra keeping the game alive way after the credits roll. 

The key to taking out the top trainers and becoming a formidable foe online however entirely relies on Pokémon knowledge - namely what types are super effective against others, and which Pokémon you should hastily retreat when Dragonite drops on the field. 

So if you’re against the ropes in a heated battle, here’s a chart of the type strengths, weaknesses and resistances listed below. 

Knowing your types is essential (Picture: Nintendo)

If you’re brand new to Pokémon, a super effective move deals double damage, a move which isn’t very effective will deal half damage, while a resistance indicates the Pokémon will recieve less or no damage to that certain type.


Pokémon Sword and Shield Type chart

Type Super Effective Against Weakness Resistance
Bug Dark, Grass, Psychic Fire, Flying, Rock Fighting, Ground, Grass
Dragon Dragon Dragon, Fairy, Ice Fire, Water, Grass, Electric
Dark Ghost, Psychic Bug, Fairy, Fighting Ghost, Dark, Psychic (immune)
Grass Ground, Rock, Water Bug, Flying, Ice, Poison, Fire Water, Grass, Electric, Ground
Fire Bug, Grass, Ice, Steel Ground, Rock, Water Bug, Steel, Fire, Grass, Ice, Fairy
Water Fire, Ground, Rock Electric, Grass Fire, Water, Ice, Steel
Ice Dragon, Flying, Grass, Ground Fighting, Fire, Rock, Steel Ice
Normal N/A Fighting Ghost (immune)
Fighting Dark, Ice, Normal, Rock, Steel Fairy, Flying, Psychic Rock, Bug, Dark
Poison Fairy, Grass Ground, Psychic Fighting, Poison, Bug, Grass, Fairy
Flying Bug, Fighting, Grass Electric, Ice, Rock Fighting, Bug, Grass, Ground (immune)
Ground Electric, Fire, Poison, Rock, Steel Grass, Ice, Water Poison, Rock, Electric (immune)
Rock Bug, Fire, Flying, Ice Fighting, Grass, Ground, Steel, Water Normal, Fire, Poison, Flying
Ghost Ghost, Psychic Dark, Ghost Poison, Bug, Normal (immune),Fighting (immune)
Steel Fairy, Ice, Rock Fighting, Fire, Ground Normal, Ice, Grass, Flying, Psychic, Bug, Rock, Dragon, Steel, Fairy, Poison (immune)
Electric Flying, Water Ground Flying, Steel, Electric
Psychic Fighting, Poison Bug, Dark, Ghost Fighting, Psychic
Fairy Dark, Dragon, Fighting Poison, Steel Fighting, Bug, Dark, Dragon (immune)

It’s important to note this type chart is specifically Sword and Shield - with Pokémon Go having some variants on the strengths and weaknesses. 

Pokémon Sword and Shield is available on Nintendo Switch.