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Pokemon types are a key element of any Pokemon game experience and learning weaknesses and resistances is a sure path to becoming a Champion. This guide has everything you need to know about the Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Pokemon type chart.

Pokemon types are a fundamental mechanic in the franchise’s battles in almost every game. With many new creatures being introduced in generation 9’s Pokemon Scarlet & Violet, getting to know the type chart is useful for getting through the different storylines and quests the game has to offer.

This Pokemon type chart will help you build the best possible teams to face different opponents like Gym Leaders, members of Team Star, and the Elite Four, which might be challenging if you’re not well-prepared.

Lucario and Hisuian Zoroark
Game Freak/The Pokemon Company

Knowing Pokemon types is the key to winning battles in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet.

How many Pokemon types are there?

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet features a total of 18 different Pokemon types. There are many different ways these types can combine and that determines the strengths and weaknesses of every creature in the Pokedex.

Pokemon can either have one or two of the types listed below:

  • Normal
  • Fire
  • Water
  • Grass
  • Electric
  • Ice
  • Fighting
  • Poison
  • Ground
  • Flying
  • Psychic
  • Bug
  • Rock
  • Ghost
  • Dark
  • Dragon
  • Steel
  • Fairy
starter pokemon in pokemon scarlet and violet
Game Freak/The Pokemon Company

Starter Pokemon are always Grass, Water, and Fire-type.

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet type chart

Here is a Pokemon type chart for Pokemon Scarlet & Violet with their respective strengths, weaknesses, resistances, and immunities. This will help you prepare for fights against different trainers and create a balanced team for different situations.

Pokemon Type Super effective against Not very effective against Resistances Weaknesses Immunities
Bug Grass / Dark / Psychic Fairy / Fighting / Fire / Flying / Ghost / Poison / Steel Fighting / Ground / Grass Fire / Flying / Rock
Dark Ghost / Psychic Dark / Fairy / Fighting Dark / Ghost Bug / Fairy / Fighting Psychic
Dragon Dragon Steel Electric / Grass / Fire / Water Dark / Fairy / Ice
Electric Flying / Water Dragon / Electric / Grass / Ground Electric / Flying / Steel Ground
Fairy Dark / Dragon / Fighting Fire / Poison / Steel Bug / Dark / Fighting Poison / Steel Dragon
Fighting Dark / Ice / Normal / Rock / Steel Bug / Flying / Ghost / Poison / Psychic Bug / Dark / Rock Fairy / Flying / Psychic
Fire Bug / Grass / Ice / Steel Dragon / Fire / Rock / Water Bug / Fairy / Fire / Grass / Ice / Steel Ground / Rock / Water
Flying Bug / Fighting / Grass Electric / Rock / Steel Bug / Grass / Fighting Electric / Ice / Rock Ground
Ghost Ghost / Psychic Dark / Normal Bug / Poison Dark / Ghost Normal / Fighting
Grass Ground / Rock / Water Bug / Dragon / Fire / Flying / Grass / Poison / Steel Electric / Grass / Ground / Water Bug / Fire / Flying / Ice / Poison
Ground Electric / Fire / Poison / Rock / Steel Bug / Flying / Grass Poison / Rock Grass / Ice / Water Electric
Ice Dragon / Flying / Grass / Ground Fire / Ice / Steel / Water Ice Fighting / Fire / Rock / Steel
Normal Ghost / Rock / Steel Fighting Ghost
Poison Fairy / Grass Ghost / Ground / Poison / Rock / Steel Bug / Fairy / Fighting / Grass / Poison Ground / Psychic
Psychic Fighting / Poison Dark / Psychic / Steel Psychic / Fighting Bug / Dark / Ghost
Rock Bug / Fire / Flying / Ice Fighting / Ground / Steel Fire / Flying / Normal / Poison Fighting / Grass / Ground / Steel / Water
Steel Fairy / Ice / Rock Electric / Fire / Steel / Water Bug / Dragon / Fairy / Flying / Grass / Ice / Normal / Psychic / Rock / Steel Fire / Fighting / Ground Poison
Water Fire / Ground / Rock Dragon / Grass / Water Fire / Ice / Steel / Water Grass / Electric

Most combat relies on the strengths and weaknesses of different Pokemon types, but resistances and immunities are key to building powerful and balanced teams in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet.

How do Pokemon types work in battle?

  • Super effective against indicates the type of Pokemon a specific type of attack will deal 2x the damage against. (For example, Dark-type attacks are strong against Ghost-type Pokemon.)
  • Not very effective against indicates the type of Pokemon a specific type of attack will deal 0.5x damage against. (For example, Fire-type attacks are weak against Water-type Pokemon.)
  • Weaknesses indicate which attack type a specific Pokemon type is vulnerable to (For example, Normal-type Pokemon are weak against Fighting-type attacks.)
  • Resistances indicate which attack type a specific Pokemon type is resistant to (For example, Ice-type Pokemon are resistant to Ice-type attacks.)
  • Immunities indicate which attack type a specific Pokemon type is immune to (For example, Steel Pokemon get no damage from Poison-type attacks.)

As the table above shows, some strengths and weaknesses are easy to figure out (water is strong against fire just like in the real world), while others require some thinking.

How does Terastallizing affect Pokemon types?

Fuecoco Terastallize

Terastallizing is a phenomenon introduced in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet.

Like previous entries in the franchise, Pokemon Scarlet & Violet introduced a new battle mechanic called Terastallizing. You can find out more about this in our Tera Types Guide, but it’s important to know that Terastallizing a Pokemon might change its type.

On one hand, it’s important to know that the type change won’t modify the STAB (Same Type Attack Bonus) to its original type. In other words, if a Normal-type Pokemon changes to Grass-type during Terastallizing, any Normal-Type attacks will still do bonus damage.

Pokemon with two types will change to one type while they’re in the Terastal form, so it’s important to know the team’s strengths and weaknesses before getting into battle.

Now you know every Pokemon type there is along with their strengths, weaknesses, resistances, and immunities. You’re ready to take on any enemy Pokemon Scarlet & Violet might put in your way.

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