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|
|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.