Pokemon Legends Arceus Type guide: Strength, Weakness, and Resistance for all match-ups

Pokemon Type Strengths and Weaknesses are, of course, the backbone of all combat encounters in the series, and that isn’t any less true in Pokemon Legends Arceus, despite the slew of changes this title makes to Pokemon series traditions. 

As ever, in Legends Arceus, types are assigned to both Pokemon and moves. Moves are always strictly of one type, while a Pokemon can be ‘dual type’, meaning it can hold a primary and a sub-type, both of which impact their strengths and weaknesses in battle. Ultimately, there’s several hundred different Pokemon type combinations, which can make keeping track of who is strong against what rather challenging. While you can overcome some typing with buffs, crafted items, and smart move lists, type is ultimately still king in these games.

On this page, you’ll find two different ways of formatting the Pokemon Strengths and Weaknesses in Legends Arceus - both of which can be used to prepare for battle and figure out exactly how you’re going to approach a given encounter. It’s an especially useful reference for when things get hairier in the late game. It'll also let you plan when to evolve your Pokemon.

First, you’ll find the Pokemon Type Chart exactly as it’s presented in the game’s tutorial (with some minor edits), showcasing how Pokemon moves work on other types in battle. 

Second, we’ve got a complete Pokemon type weakness and strength list, which is a more simple presentation - you can visit a type and see what a Pokemon of that type is weak, strong, immune, and effective against.

Pokemon Legends Arceus Type Chart

The above Pokemon Legends Arceus Type Chart is the one that appears briefly during the game’s tutorial before you take on its first Pokemon battles - though we have annotated it just a little to put it all on one page and make it slightly clearer.

  • Faded dot - Attack will land normally.
  • Red Target - Attack is super-effective; deals double damage.
  • Grey Triangle - Attack will be resisted, and be half as effective.
  • Cross - Move is ineffective on target Pokemon; pointless to use. 

To read this Pokemon Type Chart, you want to pick an axis, and then read across or down accordingly. Like so:
If attacking, start from the vertical left-hand column. Find your move’s type, and then trace right to the type of the Pokemon you’re facing to see how effective the move will be.

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When Defending, start from the horizontal line on the top. Pick your Pokemon’s type(s), and trace down to the move/Pokemon type of your opponent to see how much damage they can do to you.

A Pokemon Battle, where type strengths and weaknesses are used to execute powerful moves.

Pokemon Legends Arceus Type Weakness & Strength List

If the chart isn’t your bag, this list below is how we on RPG Site have typically presented Pokemon types for past games. This is a simple list divided by type, listing each type’s strengths, weaknesses, and immunities, both for attacking and defending. It’s a slightly different and simpler way of displaying it - just click, search or scroll until you hit the type you need to know about:

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

Normal type weaknesses and strengths

  • Normal weakness to: Fighting
  • Normal immune to: Ghost
  • Normal 'Not Very Effective' vs: Rock, Steel
  • Normal type Pokemon: 
    • Bidoof, Bibarel, Starly, Staravia, Staraptor, Eevee, Stantler, Wyrdeer, Munchlax, Snorlax, Buneary, Lopunny, Aipom, Ambipom, Happiny, Chansey, Blissey, Teddiursa, Ursaring, Ursaluna, Lickitung, Lickilicky, Porygon, Porygon2, Porygon-Z, Glameow, Purugly, Chatot, Hisuian Zorua, Hisuian Zoroark, Rufflet, Regigigas, Arceus

Fire type weaknesses and strengths

  • Fire weakness to: Ground, Rock, Water
  • Fire resists: Bug, Steel, Fire, Grass, Ice, Fairy
  • Fire 'Not Very Effective' vs: Rock, Fire, Water, Dragon
  • Fire Super Effective vs: Bug, Steel, Grass, Ice
  • Fire type Pokemon:
    • Cyndaquil, Quilava, Typhlosion, Ponyta, Rapidash, Flareon, Chimchar, Monferno, Infernape, Hisuian Growlithe, Hisuian Arcanine, Vulpix, Ninetales, Magby, Magmar, Magmortar, Heatran

Water type weaknesses and strengths

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  • Water weakness to: Grass, Electric
  • Water resists: Steel, Fire, Water, Ice
  • Water 'Not Very Effective' vs: Water, Grass, Dragon
  • Water Super Effective vs: Ground, Rock, Fire
  • Water type Pokemon: 
    • Oshawott, Dewott, Samurott, Bibarel, Vaporeon, Buizel, Floatzel, Psyduck, Golduck, Magikarp, Gyarados, Shellos, Gastrodon, Barboach, Whiscash, Spheal, Sealeo, Walrein, Remoraid, Octillery, Piplup, Prinplup, Empoleon, Mantyke, Mantine, Bascuilin, Basculegion, Tentacool, Tentacruel, Finneon, Lumineon, Palkia, Phione, Manaphy

Electric type weaknesses and strengths

  • Electric weakness to: Ground
  • Electric resists: Flying, Steel, Electric
  • Electric immune vs: Ground
  • Electric 'Not Very Effective' vs: Grass, Electric, Dragon
  • Electric Super Effective vs: Flying, Water
  • Electric type Pokemon: 
    • Shinx, Luxio, Luxray, Jolteon, Pichu, Pikachu, Raichu, Pachirisu, Magnemite, Magneton, Magnezone, Elekid, Electabuzz, Electivire, Hisuian Voltorb, Hisuian Electrode, Rotom, Thundurus

Grass type weaknesses and strengths

  • Grass weakness to: Flying, Poison, Bug, Fire, Ice
  • Grass resists: Ground, Water, Grass, Electric
  • Grass 'Not Very Effective' vs: Flying, Poison, Bug, Steel, Fire, Grass, Dragon
  • Grass Super Effective vs: Ground, Rock, Water
  • Grass type Pokemon: 
    • Rowlet, Dartrix, Hisuian Decidueye, Leafeon, Wormadam, Paras, Parasect, Cherubi, Cherrim, Budew, Roselia, Roserade, Carnivine, Petilil, Lilligant, Tangela, Tangrowth, Turtwig, Grotle, Torterra, Hisuian Voltorb, Hisuian Electrode, Snover, Abomasnow, Shaymin

Ice type weaknesses and strengths

  • Ice weakness to: Fighting, Rock, Steel, Fire
  • Ice resists: Ice
  • Ice 'Not Very Effective' vs: Steel, Fire, Water, Ice
  • Ice Super Effective vs: Flying, Ground, Grass, Dragon
  • Ice type Pokemon: 
    • Glaceon, Spheal, Sealeo, Walrein, Weavile, Snorunt, Glalie, Froslass, Swinub, Piloswine, Mamoswine, Bergmite, Hisuian Avalugg, Snover, Abomasnow

Fighting type weaknesses and strengths

  • Fighting weakness to: Flying, Psychic, Fairy
  • Fighting resists: Rock, Bug, Dark
  • Fighting 'Not Very Effective' vs: Flying, Poison, Bug
  • Fighting immune vs: Ghost
  • Fighting Super Effective vs: Normal, Rock, Steel, Ice, Dark
  • Fighting type Pokemon: 
    • Decidueye, Monferno, Infernape, Heracross, Lilligant, Croagunk, Toxicroak, Gallade, Machop, Machoke, Machamp, Hisuian Sneasel, Sneasler, Riolu, Lucario

Poison type weaknesses and strengths

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  • Poison weakness vs: Ground, Psychic
  • Poison resists: Fighting, Poison, Bug, Grass, Fairy
  • Poison 'Not Very Effective' vs: Poison, Ground, Rock, Ghost
  • Poison immune vs: Ghost
  • Poison Super Effective vs: Grass, Fairy
  • Poison type Pokemon: 
    • Dustox, Zubat, Golbat, Crobat, Hisuian Qwilfish, Overqwil, Budew, Roselia, Roserade, Croagunk, Toxicroak, Stunky, Skuntank, Gastly, Haunter, Gengar, Skorupi, Drapion, Tentacool, Tentacruel, Hisuian Sneasel, Sneasler

Ground type weaknesses and strengths

  • Ground weakness to: Water, Grass, Ice
  • Ground resists: Poison, Rock
  • Ground 'Not Very Effective' vs: Bug, Grass
  • Ground immune to: Electric
  • Ground immune vs: Flying
  • Ground Super Effective vs: Poison, Rock, Steel, Fire, Electric
  • Ground type Pokemon: 
    • Geodude, Graveler, Golem, Gastrodon, Barboach, Whiscash, Hippopotas, Hippowdon, Ursaluna, Onix, Steelix, Rhyhorn, Rhydon, Rhyperior, Torterra, Gilgar, Gliscor, Gible, Gabite, Garchomp, Swinub, Piloswine, Mamoswine, Landorus

Flying type weaknesses and strengths

  • Flying weakness to: Rock, Electric, Ice
  • Flying resists: Fighting, Bug, Grass
  • Flying immune to: Ground
  • Flying 'Not Very Effective' vs: Rock, Steel, Electric
  • Flying Super Effective vs: Fighting, Bug, Grass, Fairy
  • Flying type Pokemon: 
    • Rowlet, Dartrix, Starly, Starravia, Staraptor, Beautifly, Zubat, Golbat, Crobat, Drifloon, Drifblim, Mothim, Combee, Vespiquen, Scyther, Gyarados, Yanma, Yanmega, Togetic, Togekiss, Murkrow, Honchkrow, Chatot, Mantyke, Mantine, Gilgar, Gliscor, Rufflet, Braviary, Thundurus, Tornadus, Landorus, Enamorus

Psychic type weaknesses and strengths

  • Psychic weakness to: Bug, Ghost, Dark
  • Psychic resists: Fighting, Psychic
  • Psychic immune vs: Dark
  • Psychic 'Not Very Effective' vs: Steel, Psychic
  • Psychic Super Effective vs: Fighting, Poison
  • Psychic type Pokemon: 
    • Espeon, Wyrdeer, Abra, Kadabra, Alakazam, Mime Jr., Mr. Mime, Ralts, Kirlia, Gardevoir, Gallade, Unown, Bronzor, Bronzong, Chingling, Chimecho, Braviary, Uxie, Mesprit, Azelf, Cresselia

Bug type weaknesses and strengths

  • Bug weakness to: Flying, Rock, Fire
  • Bug resists: Fighting, Grass
  • Bug 'Not Very Effective' vs: Fighting, Flying, Poison, Ghost, Steel, Fire, Fairy
  • Bug Super Effective vs: Grass, Psychic, Dark
  • Bug type Pokemon: 
    • Wurmple, Silcoon, Beautifly, Cascoon, Dustox, Kricketot, Kricketune, Burmy, Wormadam, Mothim, Paras, Parasect, Combee, Vespiquen, Scyther, Scizor, Kleavor, Heracross, Yanma, Yanmega, Skorupi, 

Rock type weaknesses and strengths

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  • Rock weakness to: Fighting, Ground, Steel, Water, Grass
  • Rock resists: Normal, Flying, Poison, Fire
  • Rock 'Not Very Effective' vs: Fighting, Ground, Steel
  • Rock Super Effective vs: Flying, Bug, Fire, Ice
  • Rock type Pokemon: 
    • Geodude, Graveler, Golem, Kleavor, Onix, Rhyhorn, Rhydon, Rhyperior, Bonsly, Sudowoodo, Hisuian Growlithe, Hisuian Arcanine, Nosepass, Probopass, Cranidos, Rampardos, Shieldon, Bastiodon, Hisuian Avalugg, 

Ghost type weaknesses and strengths

  • Ghost weakness to: Ghost, Dark
  • Ghost resists: Poison, Bug
  • Ghost immune to: Normal, Fighting
  • Ghost 'Not Very Effective' vs: Dark
  • Ghost Super Effective vs: Ghost, Psychic
  • Ghost type Pokemon: 
    • Hisuian Typhlosion, Drifloon, Drifblim, Gastly, Haunter, Gengar, Spiritomb, Duskull, Dusclops, Dusknoir, Basculegion, Rotom, Misdreavus, Mismagius, Froslass, Hisuian Zorua, Hisuian Zoroark, Giratina

Dragon type weaknesses and strengths

  • Dragon weakness to: Ice, Dragon, Fairy
  • Dragon resists: Fire, Water, Grass, Electric
  • Dragon immune vs: Fairy
  • Dragon 'Not Very Effective' vs: Steel
  • Dragon Super Effective vs: Dragon
  • Dragon type Pokemon: 
    • Goomy, Hisuian Sliggoo, Hisuian Goodra, Gible, Gabite, Garchomp, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina

Dark type weaknesses and strengths

  • Dark weakness to: Fighting, Bug, Fairy
  • Dark resists: Ghost, Dark
  • Dark 'Not Very Effective' vs: Fighting, Dark, Fairy
  • Dark Super Effective vs: Ghost, Psychic
  • Dark type Pokemon: 
    • Hisuian Samurott, Umbreon, Qwilfish, Overqwil, Stunky, Skuntank, Spiritomb, Murkrow, Honchkrow, Drapion, Weavile, Darkrai

Steel type weaknesses and strengths

  • Steel weakness to: Fighting, Ground, Fire
  • Steel resists: Normal, Flying, Rock, Bug, Steel, Grass, Psychic, Ice, Dragon, Fairy
  • Steel 'Not Very Effective' attack vs: Steel, Fire, Water, Electric
  • Steel Super Effective vs: Rock, Ice, Fairy
  • Steel type Pokemon: 
    • Scizor, Hisuian Sliggoo, Hisuian Goodra, Steelix, Empoleon, Magnemite, Magneton, Magnezone, Bronzor, Bronzong, Probopass, Shieldon, Bastiodon, Lucario, Heatran, Dialga

Fairy type weaknesses and strengths

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  • Fairy weakness to: Poison, Steel
  • Fairy resists: Fighting, Dark
  • Fairy 'Not Very Effective' vs: Poison, Steel, Fire
  • Fairy Super Effective vs: Fighting, Dragon, Dark
  • Fairy type Pokemon:
    • Sylveon, Mime Jr., Mr. Mime, Ralts, Kirlia, Gardevoir, Togepi, Togetic, Togekiss, Cleffa, Clefairy, Clefable, Enamorus
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