Pokemon Let's Go Type guide: every type weakness, strength and resistance

As is series tradition, battles in Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Pokemon Let's Go Eevee are determined in part by Pokemon types. All types have associated type weaknesses and type strengths - and on this page, we break them down.

A lot of other websites display Pokemon type strengths and weaknesses via a type chart - which is an absolutely valid and decent way of showing it off. We wanted to do something a little simpler: a list with each type and their strengths and weaknesses bullet-pointed out.

That means if you're struggling to take down a specific Pokemon or having a pain toppling a particular Gym Leader or Master Trainer, you can consult this by scrolling to the Pokemon Type and taking in that Pokemon's type strengths and weakness without having to trace it across a larger graph. Simple. Combined this with out Pokemon Tier List for some ideas on creating a powerful team.

Remember that Pokemon can have two types - and in that instance, that Pokemon has the combined strength and weakness from both types - which might make it more or less vulnerable depending on how the buffs and debuffs stack. Anyway, here's the full list:

Need more Pokemon Let's Go help? Check out our guide on catch combos for help encounting rare Pokemon and shiny Pokemon - or if you're after something with a more unique type combination go get yourself some Alolan form Pokemon with our guide on them.


Pokemon Let's Go: type weakness and strength list

Normal type weaknesses and strengths

  • Normal weakness to: Fighting
  • Normal immune to: Ghost
  • Normal 'Not Very Effective' vs: Rock, Steel
  • Normal type Pokemon: 
    • Pidgey, Pidgeotto, Pidgeot, Mega Pidgeot, Rattata, Raticate, Alolan Rattata, Alolan Raticate, Spearow, Fearow, Jigglypuff, Wigglytuff, Meowth, Persian, Farfetch'd, Doduo, Dodrio, Lickitung, Chansey, Kangaskhan, Mega Kangaskhan, Tauros, Ditto, Eevee, Porygon, Snorlax

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:
    • Mankey, Primeape, Poliwrath, Machop, Machoke, Machamp, Hitmonlee, Hitmonchan, Mega Mewtwo X

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:
    • Charizard, Mega Charizard X &Y, Butterfree, Pidgey, Pidgeotto, Pidgeot, Mega Pidgeot, Spearow, Fearow, Zubat, Golbat, Farfetch'd, Doduo, Dodrio, Scyther, Mega Pinsir, Gyarados, Mega Gyarados, Aerodactyl, Mega Aerodactyl, Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, Dragonite

Poison type weaknesses and strengths

  • 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:
    • Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur, Mega Venusaur, Weedle, Kakuna, Beedrill, Mega Beedrill, Ekans, Abrok, Nidoran, Nidorino/Nidorina, Nidoqueen/Nidoking, Zubat, Golbat, Oddish, Gloom, Vileplume, Venonat, Venomoth, Bellsprout, Weepinbel, Victreebel, Tentacool, Tentacruel, Grimer, Muk, Alolan Grimer, Alolan Muk, Gastly, Haunter, Gengar, Mega Gengar, Koffing, Weezing

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:
    • Sandshrew, Sandslash, Nidoqueen, Nidoking, Diglett, Dugtrio, Alolan Diglett, Alolan Dugtrio, Geodude, Graveler, Golem, Onix, Cubone, Marowak, Rhyhorn, Rhydon, Mega Rhydon

Rock type weaknesses and strengths

  • 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, Alolan Geodude, Alolan Graveler, Alolan Golem, Onix, Rhyhorn, Rhydon, Mega Rhydon, Omanyte, Omastar, Kabuto, Kabutops, Aerodactyl, Mega Aerodactyl

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:
    • Caterpie, Metapod, Butterfree, Weedle, Kakuna, Beedrill, Mega Beedrill, Paras, Parasect, Venonat, Venomoth, Scyther, Pinsir, Mega Pinsir

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:
    • Gastly, Haunter, Gengar, Mega Gengar, Alolan Marowak

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:
    • Alolan Sandshrew, Alolan Sandslash, Alolan Diglett, Alolan Dugtrio, Magnemite, Magneton

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:
    • Charmander, Charmeleon, Charizard, Mega Charizard X & Y, Vulpix, Ninetales, Growlithe, Arcanine, Ponyta, Rapidash, Alolan Marowak, Magmar, Flareon, Moltres

Water type weaknesses and strengths

  • 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:
    • Squirtle, Wartortle, Blastoise, Mega Blastoise, Psyduck, Golduck, Poliwag, Poliwhirl, Poliwrath, Tentacool, Tentacruel, Slowpoke, Slowbro, Mega Slowbro, Seel, Dewgong, Shellder, Cloyster, Krabby, Kingler, Horsea, Seadra, Goldeen, Seaking, Starmie, Staryu, Magikarp, Gyarados, Mega Gyarados, Lapras, Vaporeon, Omanyte, Omastar, Kabuto, Kabutops

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:
    • Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur, Mega Venusaur, Oddish, Gloom Vileplume, Paras, Parasect, Bellsprout, Weepinbell, Victreebel, Exeggcute, Exeggutor, Alolan Exeggutor, Tangela

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:
    • Pikachu, Raichu, Alolan Raichu, Alolan Geodude, Alolan Graveler, Alolan Golem, Magnemite, Magneton, Voltorb, Electrode, Electabuzz, Jolteon, Zapdos

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:
    • Alolan Raichu, Abra, Kadabra, Alakazam, Mega Alakazam, Slowpoke, Slowbro, Mega Slowbro, Drowzee, Hypno, Exeggcute, Exeggutor, Starmie, Mr. Mime, Jynx, Mewtwo, Mega Mewtwo X & Y, Mew

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:
    • Alolan Sandshrew, Alolan Sandslash, Alolan Vulpix, Alolan Ninetales, Dewgong, Cloyster, Jynx, Lapras, Articuno

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:
    • Mega Charizard X, Alolan Exeggutor, Dratini, Dragonair, Dragonite

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: 
    • Alolan Rattata, Alolan Raticate, Alolan Meowth, Alolan Persian, Alolan Grimer, Alolan Muk, Mega Gyarados

Fairy type weaknesses and strengths

  • 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:
    • Clefairy, Clefable, Alolan Ninetales, Jigglypuff, Wigglytuff, Mr. Mime