Best Pokemon Types

The Top Ten

1 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!

Steel fairy and ice, not sure about steel but I'm sure fairy and ice are - SoaPuffball

Dragon type Pokémon are extremely versatile and even good defensively. It resists the most common attack types, such as Water, Fire, Grass, and Electric, and is only weak to the rarer types, such as Dragon (not many Pokémon can learn Dragon type attacks), Fairy (not many Pokémon can wield Fairy type attacks either), and Ice (many Pokémon that have difficulty beating Dragon types such as Grass, Electric, and Fire, usually can't use any Ice type moves and Hidden Power is too weak to do real damage anyways). Although countered by the Fairy type both offensively and defensively, Dragon types have the luxury of learning many different moves of many different types, such as Poison and Steel to eliminate these Fairy type Pokémon. Also, that doesn't mean Dragons are not the best simply because a Fairy type counters it. There are counters for everything, like Fire versus Water and Ground versus Electric, and neither aforementioned types are considered "weak" because of those weaknesses. ...more

My Charizard, Mega X form, chews threw my sisters shiny red, Mega Gyarados.
Dragon Dance
Dragon Claw
Thunder Punch

I like how they made the dragons realistic and I like how Charizard is also a fire type.

2 Water

Water types are amazing! Most of the time I pick the water type starter.

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.

Teach your Water type member a good ice type move and a ground type move if possible and you have an awesome tank! - DemonSpiritGhostKitten

Water type Pokemon are some of the best both in and out of battle. Defensively, they are weak to only Grass and Electric type Pokemon, of which Grass can be easily countered by the Ice type moves almost all water Pokemon can learn, leaving the only real threat to be Electric type. Offensively, Water type moves aren't spectacular, but, as mentioned above, Water type Pokemon can pretty much all learn ice type moves, making it powerful against 7 types with just those two compared to its 2 defensive weaknesses.

Out of battle, Water type Pokemon only really compete with Flying types for the most useful HM. They win the gold for design as well. In my opinion, Water type Pokemon have the most sleek designs. I'm hard-pressed to come up with an ugly Water Pokemon other than Luvdisc and Tentacool (there are others that aren't great, but they aren't as bad as many Pokemon are).

Best of all, the Water type gets to claim the real god of all Pokemon. Magikarp.

3 Psychic

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!

I think that in addition to them being powerful, they can also be quite alluring and caring. Most Psychic Pokemon are humanoid and thus can form strong bonds with people in their young stages. I remember when I first saw my Ralts - I was instantly awed by its movements and cuteness/design. Most Psychic types are also able to talk, which makes them even better companions. - Allure

Psychic should be #1. I mean they control things with there mind! Remember in that episode with Kadabra? Crazy huh? And Mewtwo is so awesome!

Mewtwo is psychic too -

Wow! Amazing moves! Mew is in Psychic group and don't forget Mewtwo! Yeah.

4 Fire

Most Overrated Type

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


5 Electric

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, ...more

It destroys water and flying types, and only has 1 weakness! The Pokemon that have this type are super fast and have great designs! - Pokemonfan10

If I was in the Elite four, I'd choose this type. It's shocking!

Electric is the best Pokemon type ever. Pikachu is also the best Pokemon. ELECTRIC TYPE WILL ALWAYS BE THE BEST TYPE

6 Ghost

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

In my opinion, Ghost types should be number #1. They are literally 3 types. (In Pokémon. ) The 3 types are Ghost; for one, Psychic; Without Ghost, Psychic wouldn't even exist. It is also a variation of Ghost-Types. Plus, it is a variation of Ghost... Psychic is the work of demons and spirits! (Ghost. ) And finally, Dark... All the Ghost must've had a Dark reputation and Ghost are evil... And also, Ghost is another variation...

Ghost types are my speciality These Frightning Pokemon that want to eat your soul and feed of your fear are definitely Awesome pokemon To top that it alos has a Pokemon that pretty much no one dislikes *Giratina* The most powerful and most popular of the Creation trio and even though ghost is the 3rd rarest type it is still Very good and should not Be Overlooked It is also the only type with 2 Immunities Anyway I could go on with this for a long time but hey Ghost is a still a good type lets admit that

Ghost types are not to be trifled with. These are the OP gods of the pokemon universe... aside from Mewtwo. - Souleon

Ghost types are the best in my opinion they should be number 1, not only do pure Ghost types have 2/3 immunities but when you combine Ghost types with types like Fairy, Dark and Normal (though a Ghost/Normal or Normal/Ghost type doesn't exist maybe yet) they get 3 immunities for sure and even just 1 weakness (though not the case with Fairy only with Dark and Normal)..i personally just love the spooky Ghost moves they have

7 Steel

HOW IS THIS NOT HIGHER? Steel types have 10 restistances and even an immunity. They have superior stats and can destroy basically any competitor that comes in their way. They have okay defense, but only 5 types technically have advantages to Steel. And the designs are incredible. - Bammer73

It's the boss of attacking!

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.

The best type. Mega Metagross with Iron Head Zen Headbutt Earthquake Hammer Arm absolutely rips through teams. Plus Genesect, Kartana, Jirachi, Empoleon. Prove me wrong. I dare you.

8 Dark

The secondary type coverage in dark type is so good I run a monotype in competitive

They are OP and I'm a Mono-Dark Elite 4 trainer on Showdown's Monotype! - DemonSpiritGhostKitten

10/10 good type

This tyoe consistently has the best designed pokemon by generation just think about it

9 Fighting

Go Hariyama and Blaziken!

Feh. Inferior to psychic and ghost. - Souleon

Two words:

There's nobody else except me like Lucario

10 Ice

Needs more resistances - Pokemonfan10

Many underestimate me because I use a lot of psychic mons and ice mons (not jinx)
I like freezing them and then set up my nasty plot + have a field day with them by psystriking the hell out of em - Souleon

It rarest type in 18 types.only 4% of 801 pokemon are ice type

Wow! This type is so underrated. I mean, ice doesn't deserve number 10 and why is it even this low? Maybe because it only has one resistance, itself. What bad does THAT do, though? It should at least be in the top 7 as ice will cause dragon, which is in the spot, to pass out after the first hit. Plus, ice can HELP other types to learn their moves, especially water, to take care of dragon, and grass. Lapras is my favorite ice pokemon.


The Contenders

11 Fairy

So many ignorant people voting for other types, like ice...

Fairy types are clearly the best. They have only 2 weaknesses, both of which are uncommon attacking types and have a number of resistances, notably also having an immunity to dragon. It is also quite a good offensive attacking type, only being resisted by three types.

I hear so many "fairy stronger than dRAGOn? buT dragon LEARN effektive MOVES, AND can alsO be STEEL N PoiSON! SO FaIRY USELESS! " Look, if you're gonna use the moves and secondary moves argument, remember that it works both ways. "FAIRIES? HAh! SAY thAT to MY HAXORUS wiTH mEtAL cLAW'! 1! " Well, say that to a Primarina with steel resistance, and we'll see how well that works for you. Really, those dragon lovers should learn to treat fairy types with some respect for a change. Please, we should really knock them down from their pedestal. They really don't deserve it.

This type deserves more than 11th place! Come on, vote fairy, and let us surpass fighting!


12 Flying


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.

Personally I just use flying types for fly, but if you get the starting flying for each gen you should be good, I think the downfall of flying types is that the stronger ones are all dual type. so the flying type only gets half the glory

Vespiquen is my favorite flying type and it also a bug type I like

13 Grass

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!

I disagree because grass has five weaknesses making them not ready for any attack - StormIllusion

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 favorites are Gardevoir and Roserade.

Grass types are really bad... They have 5 weaknesses and are not effective against 7 other types and the only types its strong against is ground, rock and water and rock and ground are pretty obscure.

The Pokemon themselves can barely even stay alive unless they have 2 types on them.
Half of the good grass Pokemon are either starters or grass, poison or its Ferrothorn.
The sad thing is that my back is against the wall because you sort of have to get one... ELE types are relativity uncommon but I would much prefer one.

Tell me what you think.

14 Ground

Ground is very good against electricity. Also, little types have a resistance to ground. I recommend this type to anyone who needs to battle against an electric type.

Just the best!

They are pretty good - Pokemonfan10

real good

15 Normal

It only has one weakness. People, this is the strongest type. NOT DRAGON!

If Normal is good why does Arceus change types? Because he does not want to be some weak Normal type.

I vote this. Has anybody even heard of a smeargle? those things are DAMNED annoying. -.- - Souleon

Normal is mostly a starting type, but if you have some other Pokemon to make them stronger go for it, I did, but if you really want a truly strong team, normal type is only good for really good trainers in late/post game. note this is all my opinion, and the results of my observations, they can get beaten real easy. and arceus is normal type but he created all Pokemon types, if I had my say he would be pure blooded?

16 Rock


Rock is strongest type and had very powerful defense and very powerful attack and a lot of health! Who said rocks are weak, they are wrong! Voted us! - David39


Rock is the best!

17 Poison

Ooh goody goody. I LOVE poison types... and poison in general. - Souleon

Poison Pokémon are awesome! So underrated in my opinion!

I love koffing

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

You can beat any type with a pokemon as long as the type isn't super effect to it - germshep24

18 Bug

Bug is always the last. Yes bug mons had horrible base stats, but Bug type moves were better than any other type's (including Water). Just think of it. 95% of the Bug moves had amazing effects that are far better than any other type for example Fell Stinger, the Vespiquen Orders, Silver Wind, Tail Glow, and Pollen Puff. Also, the bugs are also powerful if you level them to a high level. Overall, Bug type isn't a good type but it definitely isn't a bad type either.

Lol, actually the best type. I can see why you would put it last, but it actually has so many strengths and resistances.

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.

Hey,Even I use a bug type too (Genesect). - DemonSpiritGhostKitten

19 ???

Wow best type ever so amazed I mean who would not like it me

Why is? Here

To clear up this subject, I believe this was never a type, I think it was a misconception as? had a move, but I think the people at game freak just could not figure out what move type it should be before the release date of Pokemon pearl and diamond, but in platinum they could not just change it in that gen so that is why I think the move curse had the?. besides what would it be called? question mark question mark question mark? no if this was to become a type they would have had it something other than?. hope this cleared some things up

Too bad it retired, I believe it had so much potential, but right now the only thing defining its power are weather orbs? Or are they called something else

20 Bird

Bird would actually be my favorite type if it actually was a type. I'm not a fan of many of the non-bird flying types (other than Lugia cause Lugia is EPIC)

Missingno. anyone? - Pokemonfan10

This is a GLITCH type. - MaxAurelius

It is not a type. It is called flying so GET IT RIGHT


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