Best Pokemon Types

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The Top Ten

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Dragon
Dragon types are so darn powerful in fact the only type that resists it is steel but if you have a move that takes care of them you're practically unstoppable also they have some kick ass moves like Outrage, Draco Meteor, Dragon Pulse, Dragon Rush, Dragon Claw, Dragon Dance, Dragon Tail, and even Roar Of Time! Also the designs are awesome. Salamence, Dragonite, Flygon, Garchomp, Kingdra, Hydreigon, Rayquaza, Dialga, Giratina, Haxorus, Palkia, Zekrom, Kyurem, THEY'RE SO COOL!
Dragons are simply one of the coolest designs, and draconic-looking Pokemon are typically popular based off of their appearance. Dragons get great resistances, great move pools, far better than average stats, and fantastic match-ups. Fairy and Ice aren't exactly the most popular or powerful types with generally weak defenses and speed, and any good dragon can easily be prepared to deal with them along with Steel types. It's hard not to say dragons are the best, as they are just generally popular Pokemon. They also have a unusually large pool of legendaries as evidence of their ties with legends around the world. Anyone can look at a line up of all types of strong Pokemon and I guarantee they will pick the dragon 1 out 6 times just because dragons resonate with all types of cultures around the world as a symbol of power. Heck, I wish they would do a trio of elemental dragons as starters just so you can always have one throughout the game.
There is NO bad dragon types, extreme stats, only 2 weaknesses, amazing moves, What's bad about this type? Besides that it's hard to capture as it's mainly seen end-game, NOTHING!

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2Water
I always love Water-type Pokémon because they have awesome moves such as Hydro Cannon, Aqua Tail, Hydro Pump and Scald. They have a few weaknesses that they can easily take down such as Fire, Rock and Ground. They are one of the five types that aren't weak against Steel, them, Ground, Fighting, Fire, and Electric. Some of my favourites are Feraligatr, Lanturn, Sharpedo, and Kyogre. The weaknesses are Dragon, Electric and Grass but they can easily make up for them! They are great against Steel, Ground, Rock, Fire and Ice. I will always continue to support the Water-type Pokémon!
Water is the best because some of them are fast, power and versatile and some are also good walls. They can just use ice attacks to kill dragons and grass. Some can also learn earthquake to sweep electric pokemon. One more thing, it really has few weakness which can be easily countered. So this type is the best. Some of my favorites are Starmie, Milotic, Gyarados, Kingdra, Kyogre,... I really love all of them.
Unlike Dragon types, they are accessible throughout the adventures. Water-types are dependably tough, rarely frail or underpowered, and nearly all of them can learn Surf, the best HM for use in battle and on the field. The Water-type starters can always learn an Ice-type move or two to cover their Grass-type weakness (they can also wreck Dragons! ), and those with dual types can also often overcome one of their weaknesses.
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3Fire
Why is this down here?! Fire types are all around good pokemon charizard is great with speed and special attack it defense and special defense is balanced and magmar and infernape are pretty awesome to rapidash is one of the fastest pokemon I sweeped the elite four nuzlocke and all fire types
... What why would a very destructive type be down here fire types are very tough having an above average Sp. Atk and speed it could destroy its opponent before it could even attack and even though its weak against water types and you don't want a two turn grass type move with breeding you could soon get a fire type with a water/grass type hidden power and beat any water type it comes across
Fire Pokemon have incredible attacking stats, along with good speed, and hit
Super effectively against a respectable 4 types.

The Fire type is the second best design-wise, second only to Dragon.

They have a good mix of physical and special attacks, meaning they can take down both physical and special walls.

They have 6 resistances, the second most, behind Steel, and their good special defense enables them to take special hits very well. And they're immune to burns.

Fire is the best type. End of story.
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4Dark
In my opinion dark moves have the best variety of physical and special attacks. You have great moves with 100% accuracy such as crunch and dark pulse with decent power. As for the pokemon, they are typically strikers. Weavile, Absol, Zaurock all great attackers with good speed. My favorite type for sure! I need a damn dark gym leader though. X and Y please and thank you. 👌
Dark types have amazing defense, speed, and the immunity to Psychic is truly valuable. Moves such as Nasty Plot bring up special attack, while Foul Play undermines the opponent who raised their attack stats. Umbreon, when introduced in Crystal was one of the strongest Pokemon in the game.
Darkrai is my partner, and it has NEVER failed to win me a battle. Since I got it I have only used dark types and I am currently undefeated. Dark types may have weaknesses, but they can be overcome.
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5Steel
Steel type pokemons firstly have resistance to 11 type; secondly if they are dual typed they can have more than even 11 resistances, also can eliminate one of those weaknesses this way. These pokemons even if are pure or dual typed are the only one to resist dragon types besides that confirmed fairy type in gen 6, so are very good to have on your team when facing your opponents dragon pokemons. Having steel types you can have the most defensive pokemons of all and even resist dragon moves, so they are the best. These are great tanks also.
Steel type pokemon. Completely. Awesome. They are defensive monsters that can take down anything. My personal favorites are Aggron and Steelix. Opponent sends out a normal, bug, or rock type. Aggron takes it down without a problem. Same with Steelix. Aggron has 3 resistances that are super not very effective. Completely Awesome!
They can resist 11 OF THE 17 TYPES. Oh my GAWD these defense stats. Steel types r true POWERHOUSES.
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6Psychic
Psychic Pokemon have huge special attack stats and also very high speed stats. They can just rip apart your team; always be wary for Alakazam, Reuniclus, and Sigilyph!
Before it's nerf, it use to dominate the 1st generation of pokemon.
Psychic is often overlooked. I used to myself. However, if you actually use one of these types, you easily grow attached, training is an ease, and the outcome is amazing. Espeon, Meowstic (particularly the female), Gardevoir, Alakazam, and Reuniclus are all wonderful choices. Plus... 90% of the legendaries are Psychic, which is telling you something.
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7Electric
Electric is simply one of the coolest if not the coolest type available. First off: They are SO fast. Electrode is one of the fastest Pokemon in existence behind only Ninjask and Deoxys. Jolteon follows suit at the base 130 mark, rivaling other speedy 'mons like Mewtwo and Crobat. The ones that aren't fast have their own merits still, such as the Magnemite family, my personal favorite of the electric types. Speed isn't Magnezone's strong suit, but it is the most resistant Pokemon of all with eleven resistances and one immunity. One of its weaknesses can even be turned into an immunity with Magnet Rise. In addition, it packs a hefty Special Attack, an amazing ability in Magnet Pull, and a delightful movepool.

While Grass and Dragon resist Electric moves, most electric types have ways around that. Then there's ground types, which is the real type that will actually give Electric types a hard time. Even then, Electric types have their way around that issue. Take Magneton, Magnezone's younger brother, for example. Many ground types have a Rock type added to them, and since Magneton's base 70 speed outruns most Ground/Rock Pokemon, all it takes is a Magnet Rise and a Flash Cannon and that thing is gone. With the right Trainer, any Electric type can be turned into an unstoppable monster.

Zapdos, Magnezone, Raichu, Pikachu w/Light Ball, Electivire, Zekrom, Jolteon... Electric type is definitely one of the best types.
This is a wonderful type because it has 2 uncommon weaknesses to Grass and Ground-types. You just can't resist Pachirisu, Shinx or Chinchou. When also a Water or Steel-type this is unstoppable! It is one of the five lucky types to not have a weakness of Steel along with Water, Ground, Fighting, or Fire. It has wonderful moves like Thunder Fang, Thunder, Thunderbolt, Thunder Punch, Thundershock, Spark or SolarBeam. It has strong Pokemon like Lanturn, Electivire, Luxray, Elektross, or Rotom. This type is brilliant and miraculous!
There is one weakness for electric:ground, which has moves that do damage badly like earthquake, but with 2 advantages and a weakness, but this type is a little rare and lacks certain move types
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8Ghost
Personally, I just love Ghost types, and I think they're horribly underrated. They make up the smallest type with only 34 Pokemon (one less than Fairy, the newest), but I like that about them - when you're using a Ghost type, people rarely know what to expect because with the exception of Gengar they're hardly ever seen. Plus, they're not affected by Fighting or Normal types and many have Levitate, granting them immunity to Ground too. Their designs are interesting and original, their applications in battle unpredictable and unique, and overall they just deserve so much more recognition.

Also, Drifloon and Phantump are adorable :3
Cool designs, good stats, awesome moves, okay type advantages, fine type resistances.

Gawd they r so AWESOME.
Ghost type is epic it's awesome I mean look at giratina its awesome and dusknoir is also cool and haunter and ghastly they are so cool
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9Fighting
Fighting although isn't my favorite type but is the strongest shouldn't be down here at number ten! It only has one type that it has no effect on and that's ghost, a very rare type that you'll barely even see! Also, it has AMAZING moves such as Focus Punch, Hi Jump Kick, Superpower, Close Combat, Focus Blast, Cross Chop, Hammer Arm, Jump Kick, Brick Break, etc. Fighting is obviously the strongest move type with Water and Dragon as runner - up.
Fighting type pokemon are stong aginst five different pokemon types, more than any other type. Also, they are very useful if they have a dual type.
Fighting is the best because it has 5 type advantages, after the first generation it was clearly the best offensive type. Ground has also 5 type advantages, but flying types are immune and levitate is a very common ability.
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10Ice
Ice type is like a double edged sword. It can either be solid sweeper or frail like morning frost. Ice Pokemon are considered to be rigid but under the command of an adept trainer they become deadly and versatile. Add to this the type combinations that make it seem vulnerable and you have a nice coverage to counter fierce opponents who try to melt down ambitions for a win.
It does not end here because Ice type can transform the battlefield into an icy hell not only boosting chances for critical hits and freezing but also chips away at health points. Fire is the worst enemy but can easily put out since Ice relates to Water and borrows from its movepool. Steel, Rock and Electric types can also be wiped out by Ground moves which are easily accessible to mostly earthbound Ice Pokemon.
The fact that this type is the most rare with many legendaries on its list makes sense why they pose a threat to Dragon and compete equally with the alluring Fairy type. Moves like Avalanche, Blizzard, Freeze Dry, Ice Shard and Sheer Cold are the reason to catch and hone their skills. Mind that they come in various designs and forms aimed to please poketrainers from tank lovers with Lapras, Walrein, Mamoswine, Beartic and Avalugg to classy and mischievous ones with Cloyster, Froslass, Frost Rotom, Cryogonal and Aurorus.

shinylil

The ice type is full of cool pokemon that can also be pretty powerful. Lapras, Abamasnow, Glalie, etc all are pretty good. But more importantly I feel that the designs are very casual yet beautiful such as Froslass and Glaceon. If only there weren't any silly ice cream pokemon.
Ice is the best and is no. 1 because dragon always gets confused during battle and ice can own lots of types like dragon grass bug and even fire with water moves.
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The Contenders

11Flying
Aside from my personal preference, what I like about this type is that it can do massive damage to types which are common in the franchise (Grass, Bug, and Fighting). However, even though the Flying-type has weaknesses to Rock, Electric, and Ice types, this can be remedied by Flying-type Poke'MoN being "dual-typed" with other types (such as Ground/Flying - that is Gliscor and Steel/Flying - that is Skarmory). Flying type moves also cover a wide array of effects in battle (Sky Attack, Fly, Air Cutter, Tailwind, Roost, etc. ). Also, the relative difficulty of being a "master" in the use of Flying-Types can really be thrilling.
Where to start. Well staraptor is a monster in combat with brave bird and close comat sky attack and roost meaning can hurt itself for massive damage but then heal it back healing also helps with the defensive decrease from close combat which allows you to do a lot of damage to rock and ice etcetera some of which are super effective against it and the new pokemon talonflame looks like it will be awesome too because it will be a speed demon from what I've heard and honchcrow is literally a boss pokemon what more do you need
Flying is just awesome. And check the speed stats of flying type Pokemon -- most of them are pretty high.

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12Fairy
Fairy may be one of the best competitive types for Gen 6. Poison and steel types aren't ultra common, and Fairy can destroy one of the most used types: Dragon. Plus, Fairy types usually have extremely high special attack making them a force to be reckoned with.
Having resistances to Fighting, Dark, and Bug, while completely immune to Dragon altogether. Super effective against Dragon, Fighting, and Dark, and only weak to Steel and Poison, the two most uncommon attacking types in the game, Fairy type Pokemon are nothing to sneeze at. Especially if they are a dual-type Pokemon.
I love fairy types. I'm so sad that nobody likes them just because they can beat dragon. I mean, I like dragon as much as the next guy, but fairy typed are both cute and powerful, so it won't be awkward in the Pokemon Amie, and you can beat lotsa Pokemon with them. Xerneas helped me get through the elite four, and it's cute because It's basically a fairy-tale deer. I ❤ FAIRY TYPES! ^_^
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13Grass
Grass types are my favourite, lots if them have brilliant defense and are very strong. They can learn synthesis and solar beam, plus they are calm and cute. I have always chosen my starters as grass types, apart from pearl and I always have a grass type on my team. My favourite grass types are Leafeon and Bulbasaur. Plus people think Swampert is amazing, but a grass type can take it down with one hit!
Grass Types have always been my favorite type, especially Bulbasaur. I feel like Grass is a good defensive type, and virtually the best type for healing itself. Moves like Giga Drain and Leech Seed make it a powerful Pokemon. That is also why, when you pair Grass with another type, that Pokemon is always strong. The fact that it resists water and Electric, considered some of the best types, along with the fact that it can heal itself on a moments notice while doing a good deal of damage. This makes Grass one of my definite favorites.
They don't need too be healed (as much) with moves such as Giga Drain Drain, Leech Seed and Ingrain. Also they are amazing for catching pokemon with sleep spore. They are also wonderful support pokemon seeing as they can put a pokemon too sleep then switch out too your more powerful pokemon. I have never had a team with out a grass type. My personal faves are Gardevoir and Roserade.
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14Ground
Defensively they're pretty bad, especially as many of them get dual typed with the highly similar rock type. Other dual types (water, fire, grass, steel) can turn this around though. Offensively, ground Pokémon have a saying: when in doubt, earthquake. The type is so strong a lot of supposedly really strong and cool Pokémon got the ability levitate, just so people would stop one hit KO'ing them with ground moves. That's okay though, because a lot of other strong pokémon have a weakness to ground, just so they can be knocked out in half a hit. Design wise they're also pretty cool, a bit standard perhaps, but cool. Rhydon was the first Pokémon designed, and he and his ground brethren are still amongst the best.
It can pile drive fire, electric, steel, poison, and rock. It is also immune to electric attacks. And there are a high amount of cool ground pokemon. Flygon, Marowak, Gliscor, Groudon, Krookodile, Excadrill, and Golurk just to name a few
I loved Ground type Pokemon. I didn't mind until Sinnoh when I was inspired by Bertha and I love Rhyperior due to his AWESOMENESS! I also collected all 5 of the Rising Rivals SP Bertha's Platinum team and won a card tournament against all my friends 2-3 years ago (making us 13-14) so long story short Ground types are offensive with a fair bit of defense as well making them the best.
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15Nature
Nature is the best and it is very harmful

16Bird
I think this is supposed to be "Flying" types
FLYING AND BIRD ARE NOT DIFFERENT

17Fusion
One of the best

flamekid399

I made the choice of creating fusion types I made fusion type and you should make a fusion card to fuse other Pokemon
Fusion tpes are of the hook

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18Ultra

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Too OP, Curse is the only? Move and it can do wonders.

20Rock
Rock is the best!
Rock type is of the greatest pokemon. My favorite is the TYRANITAR (rock & dark).
His HP is good and attk too.
I love Rock types
Who cares if they are slow.. They can take a hit better than an ice type!, so if you love rock types... VOTE FOR US

21Normal
Largest move pool in the game with really reliable stats. Not the best type but certainly not bad either.
Normal is just awesome. The only weakness is fighting snd it learns a variety of different moves.
It has 1 weakness and something is immune to it. Everything else has normal damage. And explosion is the best move

22Poison
This type is so under-rated but actually to me it is one of the best types. Poison should at least be in the top ten I could beat a dragon (no. 1 at the moment) Pokemon easily with a poison type, we need to bring back poison type its weakness is ground and psychic (their bad) and resistance is grass fighting poison and bug and poison can beat all the good types. All the unpopular types are better than the popular types
Defensively? Probably the best type ever. Offensively it may be the worst. If one uses confuse ray + bad poisoning + evasiveness moves = unstoppable
Why is this type so underrated its awesome!
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23Bug
Although bug types were terrible in the first few generations, they came out as almost essential in gen 5 with their advantage over psychic, grass, and dark. DARK AND PSYCHIC WERE TWO OF THE ELITE 4! Bug types also have a great variety of powerful moves, such as X-Scissor and Bug Buzz. Some of the most interesting and powerful pokemon are also bug type, like Scizor, Heracross, and Volcarona. I have never played a game without a bug type on my team, and never plan to.
Why is bug bad?! It has helped me through TONS of battles and in my opinion is better than the top 5 up there because I have beaten all the Johto gym leaders with them. Plus, it evolves at a low level giving them a cutting edge at battling and you get to see them look more epic and powerful. Maybe they are not as well in a cocoon form (medapod, kakuna) but its not my fault you never train them. In conclusion, I'm upset that it has been so underrated that it is in last place.
I don't know why this is the last one, it does handdle the most difficult to beat pokemon: Physic and Dark, and it also gives protection to grass types and ice too, this is one of my favorite types and it only gor fire and flying weakness, so yeah, bug rules!
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