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Pokémon Legends Arceus guide: Type strength and weakness chart

Make sure you’re doing max damage

Togekiss uses Air Slash on a Wurmple in Pokémon Legends: Arceus Image: Game Freak/Nintendo via Polygon
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Pokémon Legends: Arceus features many different types of Pokémon, all with their own strengths and weaknesses. Our Pokémon Legends: Arceus guide’s strength and weakness type chart explains every type matchup. Use this guide to figure out which moves are super effective against any opponent.

Pokémon Legends: Arceus types, strengths, and weakness

Pokémon also has its own set of weaknesses and strengths. For example, bug-type Pokémon are weak against fire-, flying-, and rock-type moves. Bug-type moves are strong against dark-, grass-, and psychic-type moves. Fire-, flying-, and rock-type moves will do double damage against a bug-type, like Wurmple.

Some Pokémon have two types, which means they can have a doubled weakness or have their strength and weaknesses cancel out to just take normal damage. Abomasnow, a grass- and ice-type, takes four times the damage from fire-type moves. On the flip side, Sealeo, a water- and ice-type, takes normal damage from fire-type moves, since water-type is strong against fire-type.

Strengths and weaknesses aren’t necessarily just opposites of each other. Though fire-type moves deal less damage to water-type Pokémon and water-type moves do doubled damage against fire-type Pokémon, this isn’t the case with every type. For example, fighting-type moves are strong against normal-types, but normal-types just do regular damage against fighting-types.

Knowing what Pokémon’s strengths and weaknesses are is an important aspect of raiding and battling. To do the most damage you can in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, make sure that your Pokémon’s moves are strong against whatever it’s battling.

Memorizing all of that can get confusing, so here’s a chart to help you out.

Pokémon Legends: Arceus type strength and weakness chart

Type Strong Against Weakness
Type Strong Against Weakness
Bug Grass, Dark, Psychic Fire, Flying, Rock
Dark Ghost, Psychic Bug, Fairy, Fighting
Dragon Dragon Dragon, Fairy, Ice
Electric Flying, Water Ground
Fairy Fighting, Dark, Dragon Poison, Steel
Fighting Dark, Ice, Normal, Rock, Steel Fairy, Flying, Psychic
Fire Bug, Grass, Ice, Steel Ground, Rock, Water
Flying Bug, Fighting, Grass Electric, Ice, Rock
Ghost Ghost, Psychic Dark, Ghost
Grass Ground, Rock, Water Bug, Fire, Flying, Ice, Poison
Ground Electric, Fire, Poison, Rock, Steel Grass, Ice, Water
Ice Dragon, Flying, Grass, Ground Fighting, Fire, Rock, Steel
Normal -- Fighting
Poison Fairy, Grass Ground, Psychic
Psychic Fighting, Poison Bug, Dark, Ghost
Rock Bug, Fire, Flying, Ice Fighting, Grass, Ground, Steel, Water
Steel Fairy, Ice, Rock Fighting, Fire, Ground
Water Fire, Ground, Rock Electric, Grass

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