Best Pokemon Types

The Top Ten

Dragon

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.

Dragons are by far the best type. For one they have massively high special and physical attack high speed to compliment this. A prime example is a garchomp with adamant nature with max Evs in speed and attack. Ice types rarely out speed dragons and generally have low physical defense and a low number of Pokemon can learn fairy type moves. They have stats that average over 510 making them highly reliable. A good few of these dragons are pseudo legendary meaning their stats don't dip below 600 on a fully evolved from these pseudos being dragonite, salamence, garchomp, hydreigon and goodra all of these extremely popular and powerful sweepers

a lot of pokemon are Dragon, but some of them are over rated. I mean, Dragonite, cool,
but now you have a T-Rex, Jack frost. Soon anough, you will have a couch for a Pokemon. And most of the over rated fall here.

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

Water

SERIOUSLY, This is a no-brainer. My favorite Pokemon is Inteleon, and he can one shot anything! If you have the Mystic water, the opponent's Pokemon will have nightmares.

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.

Absolutely agree with all of you. Water is one of my favorite types, and it never fails to impress me. So far, I've completed Pokemon games with just water types. It was a complete breeze. Water types are very versatile, playing offense and defense at the same time. Moves like Hydro Pump, Scald, and Rain Dance are very useful and can be used to an advantage. Many tanks like Vaporeon and Alomomola can be used to Toxic stall/ tank other Pokemon. With just a weakness to Electric and Grass, Water can actually easily counter all of those. Say bye-bye, Electric. Because most Water types can learn Ground moves, this can be a complete breeze. For Grass, Ice moves can be used. I absolutely am part of the Water-type Pokemon league.

Water Types are amazing, and they are the best for dual typing, there as been at least very Pokemon type dual with Water, you can have Water-Fire, Water-Steel, Water-Ghost, Water-Normal. you can try and bring up a water dual type that doesn't exist and you wont find them. They are Amazing, Dragon types used to be the strongest, but now with Fairy, it changes, even if water types have a weakness, you can find a Pokemon that resist it! Plus, the designs for the Water Types are Unique: Greninja, Floatzel, Empoleon Their design are amazing in my option. Water type is something that I'll always root for in battle

Fire

Fire types are simply the best. Just because dragons are stupidly overrated doesn't mean they're strongest Pokemon type. Besides most fire type Pokemon designs are amazing and there is a heap of amazing Pokemon including: charizard, arcanine, ninetales, houndoom, magmortar, blaziken, infernape, volcarona and so much more. There are an enormous number of fire type moves ranging from the physical to the special, with half of its move with a minimum base power of 100. Some include: blaze kick, blast burn, overheat, inferno, fire blast, flamethrower, eruption and flare blitz. This type is simply the best!

Most of the most favorite Pokemon of each generation are fire types. Take Typloshion and Charizard for example. Plus, they look cool. Look at BLAZIKEN! I like the idea of a small Pokemon turning into a huge beast. Take Torchic, Charmander, and Chimchar! They went from a fire chick, and fire charmander, and a fire baby monkey to fighting blazing chickens, big fire dragons, and super fast monkeys that's on fire! Things fire type starters all almost have in common is that their last evolution is a Fire/Fighting type. THAT SOUNDS SO COOL! Fighting with fire! I would have a team of the best fire types if I could.

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.

Why Fourth? Fire Type Pokemon can break through walls like Steel type Pokemon because steel types are highly used in battles so it's good to keep one in your team at all times. And since Fire types have ridiculous amounts of attack so they can be used to melt things (Terrible Pun). And since fire types have really good Pokemon like: Moltres, Ho-Oh, Entei, Charizard, Infernape, Typloshion and other good pokemon as well. They are good enough to Burn Through elite four members. LET'S GO FIRE!

Psychic

if I was a Psychic pokemon, I would be a couch potato and do every thing with psychic. Mewtwo built the battle Gym with Psychic, so yeh. like a lot of legendary pokemon are. Mewtwo, Mew, Latios, Latias, Ect...

Psychic Pokemon are the only ones who can claim Mewtwo in their ranks, so hands down, Psychic is THE strongest type, simply because Mewtwo is the strongest Pokemon with his new mega forms. Also helps that some of the best Pokemon in the game are also psychic, such as Gardevoir (who also got a fairy type boost, suck it dragons! ), Alakazam, Reniculus, Espeon, Metagross and many others.

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.

Many psychic pokemon can rip your team up to shreds. Mega Gardevior is an undoubtedly strong pokemon. When mine was at level 37 with modest nature its special attack was at 104. That could tear many pokemon to shreds. Huge fan of psychic types. In addition some of the strongest legendaries are psychic (mewtwo, Latias, Lugia etc)

Electric

They are honestly the best type, hands down. Electric Pokemon are beautifully designed and are very speedy. The best Eveeevelotion, Joleteon is an electric type. The cutest Pokemon are electric like Pikachu, Minun, Pichu and more! Their attacks are the coolest, and the best. Very, very beautiful and graceful Pokemon. They definitely deserve to be number one on this list. - Squirrrelflight

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

Electric is the bomb! Both literally with voltorb and electrode and figuratively because GET THIS: not only electric is good against 3 or 4 other types AND is only weak to ONE, but electric,just like many other types has extremely AWESOME pokemon, (i.e. Electivire, electabuzz, manectric,eelektross) but the electric gym in Pokemon let's go eevee is just fun! (Other than the battles, that is) BUT, just like every type, it has its flaws; it has some horrible, seriously HORRIBLE Pokemon(i.e. Stunfisk, illumise, mega manectric, elekid) but there is only ONE battle flaw that is kinda big, and that is the fact that the ONE type it's weak to,ground is a fairly common type, and by that I mean VERY COMMON! According to my calculations, it is the fifth most common type! #1=normal #2=flying #3=bug #4=poison #6=rock etc.

Electric is the best purely because of its very few weaknesses (ground) and it does at least normal damage to most Pokemon excluding Grass (Nobody like grass) some Dragon (Most dragon types are also flying of water types so normal) and of coarse ground. Also many electric types have a high speed and/or special attack meaning they can strike hard and fast. Also there is the nostalgia Pikachu is Pokemon's mascot and is of the electric type. This is why Electric types rule the roost.

Ghost

Are you serious? This should be number 1. Even if it's only effective and weak against 2 types, it's resistant to Fighting and Normal. Ghosts are so good, not even Close Combat, a powerful Fighting move, Self Destruct, or even Explosion can harm it. Only weak to dark and itself, and they get cover-ups like Brick Break to help them deal with Dark pokes. They also have Levitate (Well, most) which makes them resistant to THREE types. And why is Dragon, Water, and Psychic above this? Dragon is only effective against 1 type, and vulnerable to three that being Ice, Fairy and itself. Water is ok I guess, good against 3 types and vulnerable to 2, but not resistant to anything like Ghost, and Psychic is just... bad. Good against 2 types but vulnerable to 3.

Ghost type Pokemon can be very strong (eg gengar) with some great moves like shadow ball and night shade. Many ghost types such as chandelure, jellicent and spiritomb are dual types so they can be used in lots of different scenarios. Ghost types can also learn powerful dark and psychic moves, for example, psychic and dark pulse which gives them a wide range of attacks. In a battle, they can also inflict you with all sorts of annoying status conditions and clever moves such as hypnosis and my favourite- destiny bond. With tricks, power and good type coverage, a well trained ghost type Pokemon is hard to beat!

I always like types with immunities. And Ghost type have, not one, TWO immunities and against pretty common types too (Normal and Fighting), and it only has 2 weaknesses (Dark and Ghost). It's ability to ALWAYS be able to escape a wild battle and cannot be trapped by Shadow Tag and Arena Trap is also a nice addition.

Stat wise, most ghost Pokemon have at least one good attacking stats or is a M-Sableye (magic bounce! ) Dusclops (which also isn't that bad. Between Pressure, its 40/130/130 defensive stats, Pain Split, and its typing, it can easily PP stall low-PP moves like Draco Meteor) and have access to status move like Thunder Wave, Will-o-Wisp, Confuse Ray, and the ever-so-annoying Destiny Bond. They also have great abilities like Cursed Body and Prankster and great designs. They just sneak in (and out) with ease, wreak havoc and destiny bond their way out. It's AMAZING

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...

Steel

Steel is way to low on this list weak to fire, fighting, and ground
resistant to: normal, grass, ice flying, psychic, bug, dragon, rock steel, and fairy
plus isn't effected by poison moves
that is 11 typings that will struggle with it making it the best wall for a team.
also steel is one of those typing that get better with duel typing: water/steel is insane, psychic steel insane.
the only thing that really sucks is there are not many strong steel moves

All the way down here? Should be number one! Mega Metagross! No? Mega Mawile! Still not convinced? Dialga. Steel Pokemon have the best movepool, strong against VERY powerful typings, why the heck is this so low? Not to mention, great designs as well. Dragon types may be cool, but steel just beats them.

I don't know how this isn't higher up. Steel is absolutely phenomenal. It can tank so much damage and its only real threat is fire. Ground and Fighting attacks are usually physical, but they can never 1HKO the best Steel types because of their insane defensive power. Leaving Fire attacks as the most reliable option but it better not be a Fire type Pokemon because most Steel types can also learn Earthquake/Stone Edge/Ancient Power, and 1HKO just about every Fire type out there if they're able to withstand the first attack. Played this game since gen 3 and Steel is the only type so far that hasn't let me down (Dragons and Psychics were on this list too, but then Fairy type got introduced and by now it's way too easy to manipulate typical Psychic types)

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.

Dark

Dark is such an awesome typing, it deserves to be much higher on this list, what's better about types like Fire and Dragon over Dark, and also how is Psychic higher than Dark, that doesn't make sense to me, Dark deserves to be above these 3!

Dark is one of my favorite types there are, if it isn't my absolute favorite. It's definitely in my top 5 and should be in the top 5 here.
1. Psychic is considered to be number 3, but battling with a Dark type against it, you won't be effected, and then take it down with one simple hit.
2. Less than half of all types are resisted or ineffective against Steel type, and Dark is one of them.
3. A lot of their trainers were from the Elite Four of their generation.
4. In the fourth generation, ALL of the damaging Dark-type moves were special!
5. They have BSTs in the top third of all types! Even Fire is lower!
And 6. They may only be super effective against two types, but they're STRONG types!

My favorite Dark type Pokemon are Sandile, Murkrow, Hydreigon, and Incineroar.

Dark types such as Shadow ball are very strong when it comes to toxicroak, a pokemon who has the ability to withstand water type moves.

To be honest, dark type Pokemon are amazing, I don't know how more people don't like it! I mean come on look at the awesome designs and moves! Dark pulse, foul play, crunch, feint attack never misses! Plus the awesome designs like Bisharp, Houndoom, Tyranitar is a sudo, Hydreigon is also a sudo, Darkrai, Sharpedo! Plus a lot of them have high attack and speed plus the immunity to psychic! There is no better type!

Fighting

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.

I think fighting is the 2nd best if not THE best. 1. Fighting types are strong against steel, rock, and ice which are REALLY common and they (or most of them) can learn a move that is super effective agai their weaknesses. 2. Almost every Pokemon can learn a fighting type move, like focus blast. 3. A lot of MY fighting type Pokemon have a good moveset and great stats. 4. Fighting types are like normal types; they can learn a good variety of moves types like dragon claw, thunderbolt, and stone edge.

By itself, it's kinda great, being super-effective against 5 kinda common types, and having 3 great resistances. Although it hits awfully 5 other types and doesn't even hit the Ghost one, they have a niche: most of fighting types can be covered by powerful Rock and Dark-type moves, such as Rock Slide and Sucker Punch / Knock Off, then, it hits super-effectively Bug, Psychic, Flying and Ghost types. My favorite type, by far.

Fighting type is one of the best for coverage across the board. Fighting alone is supereffective to 5 types, and while it has weaknesses to fairy, flying, and psychic, Pokemon like macgamp can learn poison jab, stone edge, and payback/knock off. It's always good to have a fighting type Pokemon on your team for the actual story portion of the game at least due to the fact that the different teams' grunts tend to have dark-type Pokemon.

Ice

I think Ice types get a lot of hate because their like the rip off water types but without ice our planet would be a flooded mass of water again so come on guys ice can still be cool (see what I did there). I mean it might not be as good as dragon or something but we should all appreciate how cool the ice types are and how are they can be!

Definitely one of my favorite types, although the Pokemon doesn't offer a lot, competitively.

Weak to fire, weak to fighting, weak to steel, weak to rock (which means stealth rock). Ice types basically die to anything, unless you're an Avalugg or Snow Cloaked. Its signature weather: Hail, is also rarely used, since it almost exclucively only benefits ice-type mons and ice type moves (only Blizzard and Weather Ball, I think). Freeze-dry is a nice addition by gamefreak, as only ice Pokemon can learn it. Coupled with a water attack, it can hit any Pokemon for neutral-effective (for the regular water/ice combo is only resisted by water types).

While poor defensively, in term of offense, ice type is EVERYWHERE. Even if it's just a Hidden Power Ice, it's always nice to have an ice type move up your sleeve, just because of the coverage it has.

The ice type dudes are all pretty chill, and I personally think they have really cool designs... besides that Delibird guy... and... y'know... the ice cream dudes... yeah. But mostly they look awesome. That said, Ice isn't the best type to use in battle. But the dudes can get by if you're good enough. Some of my favourite Ice types are Walrein, Abomasnow, Froslass, Lapras, and even though Aurorus has a bad typing and does pretty poorly in battle, it's design is simply the best out there. To me, anyway. But yeah, I'd like to see Ice types get a buff in Gen 7, because right now, Ice types' weaknesses can be easily exploited, and they're pretty fragile Pokemon. Game Freak needs to buff Ice types already, and give them a better use than just sitting there looking cool.

As glaceon is in my top ten favorite poke and glaceon in my opinion is awesome when glaceon and leafeon came out I was like LEAFEON because back then I loved grass types but then I saw glaceon later I was like wow anyway enough about glaceon...ice types are really rare and can even beat dragon types also heres a fact dragon and ice are ma favorite types also in kalos the ice type gym was da only gym to beat ashes greninjA! wow and the gym to beat ash well viola but ash is dumbto use fletchling and pikachu instead pikachu and...froakie so ye ICE TYPES...and dragon types RULE

The Contenders

Fairy

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.

Fairy is only beaten by poison and steel types, which are fairly uncommon. They are also supereffective against dragon types, the most powerful in the game. Fairy types additionally are good against fighting types, and they can do double damage if they are a fairy/psychic dual type, which is the most common out of all of the fairy dual types. Subjectively, I love fairy types and I am always sure to make my Pokemon have some fairy moves. Even though their 1st evolution/baby forms are usually weak and don't have good moves, through training they can become massively killer.

Fairy is a typing that is perfect in my opinion, how is it 11th?! Fairy should be in the Top 3 and especially above those damn Dragon types, Fairy is no doubt one of the best and the fact that it's so low on this list is really sad

Fairy types may look cute in general but in a fight, they're a different story. There aren't a lot of strong fairy type Pokemon (being a recent introduction) but type wise fairy types have an awesome defensive arsenal, with resistances against fighting and dark and most notably dragon! They're only weak to poison and steel attacks which aren't all that common. Offensively these types are weak to fairy too meaning that these pokemon, which otherwise don't have many other weaknesses, will struggle against a fairy type pokemon. They can learn a variety of strong attacking moves and stat changing moves which can make them formidable opponents who are hard to take down. Ps. Spread the Gardevoir <3!

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.

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

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

I love this no more walking! Use fly now! Again on of the popular types no more walking! Okay I admit I don't use for every game I have but I do like this type

Ground

The only type to be used specifically by a villainous team leader. The only other gym leader to use it? Clay the sheriff of Unova and his Nuzlocke killing Excadrill. Bertha of the elite four and her team, and... That's about it. But you'll be hard pressed to find a person who hasn't used a Ground type ever. Ground seems to be that perfect type that you can add to something and instantly make it competitive. With STAB Earthquake which is let's face it the best move in the games, And of course some pretty awesome Pokémon. We all know the type and we all fear any Pokemon that can learn Earthquake. But hey Fourteen out of Twenty isn't really that bad.

I have a passionate love for Ground type. Here some of its assets.
- Offensive : super effective against 5 types including Steel and Fire! the only weakness of Electric type
- Defensive : immune to Electric, resists Rock & Poison (not great but decent) ; unaffected by Sandstorm
- Attacks : most epic OHKO and Z-Move, Earthquake, Spikes, the rare and quite cool Stomping Tantrum
- Ground Pokemon (1) : among best legendaries (Zygarde & Groudon) & dragons (Flygon, Garchomp)
- Ground Pokemon (2) : excellent starters (Torterra, Swampert) ; Gliscor, Donphan, Camerupt, Steelix etc.
- Stats : generally great Attack and Defense, acceptable HP
- Dressers : Giovanni! also Clay from Unova is cool (didn't play Sinnoh but elite 4 Bertha apparently)
- Other : soil is such an overlooked yet amazing topic in real life, as well as tectonic phenomenas

Ground is by far the best type. It is effective againts five types by itself and with ridiculous combos like Ground and Fire. They are practically invisible. Out of all the types, ground ties with fighting for most effe tive and has more resistances than fighting. It is immune to electric and has so many different dual types to choose from. It has very powerful attacks and most of them wreck enemies before they can even bother to realise that the ground is shaking.

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.

Grass

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.

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.

Come on people! Grass is what really keeps us alive in the real world. Around 30% of the earth is land, according to Water being around 70% of the earth. You just need to find the right pokemon for you

Grass is such a strong type in synergy with others... If not the strongest on its own even an Exeggutor can easily sweep a team in the sun after a Charizard Y Etc. They have good sustain in giga drain, leech seed and synthesis and sometimes good dual typings. For example, Ferrothorn is one of the strongest grass types to date because of A. His stats B. His moveset.C. His typing and D. His ability. This is a perfect example because it shows what is good about grass types. Not just a 180+ attack stat or 210+ defense stat, but the combonation of the finished product. Overall my favourite type in the game by a distance!

Poison

Poison is so amazing, I love using a mono poison team and slowing destroying my opponents!... Okay that sounded harsh, I just love this type

Offensively...meh. Defensively, HAVE YOU EVER USED A WEEZING? IT'S LIKE DUSCLOPS, BUT WITH TBOLT AND FLAMETHROWER. Oh and Toxic immunity

When you use a poison type competitively, you can almost always guarantee that it will die or be a death-fodder at some point. But DO remember that what killed that almighty Tyranitar is your Scizor's Bullet Punch AND the Toxic Spikes you set 20 up turns ago.

Sadly, being almost every evil team's second Pokemon of choice, poison type kinda suffer from a noticeable unwanted-child syndrome, aesthetically. It only gets 3 mega (M-Venusaur, M-Gengar, M-Beedril), all secondary types, and the bad slimy looking ones like Muk, Garbodor, and Skuntank, kinda overshadowed the cooler looking ones like Crobat, Arbok and Dustox which have low-to-zero competitive value

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

While I did vote for fighting, poison is definitely a close second. Poison is one of the few types that is actually supereffective to fairy (the most bull type), as well as having only two weaknesses. Having something like a well-trained Weezing allows for a weakness to only psychic, which is easily combatted because of Weezing's diverse possible moveset.

Normal

Personally normal are worthless. They are only good if they are Pokemon like Kecleon, castform, or ditto. But they do have advantages. They do normal damage to all types except, steel, rock and ghost. Also normal types has the highest range of moves (apart from mew). I battled a normal type team and got wrecked. The team had moves like mega horn, thunderbolt, close combat, hydro pump, flare blitz and even EARTHQUAKE. Take this into consideration

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?

Normal types have some of the funnest type to play with. There's Ditto, Slaking, Bidoof, Kecleon, Smeargle. mostly due to their vast movepool or gimmicky attribute.

A trend greatly exploited in gen V is having a dual-typed normal Pokemon (that isn't flying), giving said Pokemon ghost immunity at the cost of only one additional weakness to fighting, which actually works pretty well, especially with a ghost type on your team (who doesn't like seeing a medicham dying to its own High Jump Kick :P). Chansey, Kangaskhan, Porygon 2/Z, Ditto, Smeargle are all reliable pure normal types, the dual type being Pyroar, Gogoat, Heliolisk, and I remember how useful Girafarig was back in the older gens.

Notable moves would probably be: Body Slam, Double-Edge, Last Resort, Baton Pass, Roar, Hyper Voice, Explosion, Double Team, Final Gambit, Extremespeed

Why is normal so low they only have one weakness, usually are very strong, high HP, good defense, can learn a huge move set, miltank, taurus, snorlax, slaking, blissey, porygon Z, Ursaring are all amazing ignoring flying types since apparently all flying pokemon are duel normal types if they are not duel with another type. A great wall my team is not complete without a bulky normal pokemon

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!

Most Rock-Type Pokemon have the ability Sturdy, which lets them hold onto 1 HP after being hit with a one-hit KO move. That's one good thing about Rock-Type Pokemon.

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

Rock is solid I don't know how water defeats it one shot but rock is still really cool!

Bug

This should be at the top with dual typing of Scizzor only have 1 weakness and others like volcarona being able to counter fire they are more strategic than any other type in my group of friend we use mono teams with no legendary and I'm number 1 with only 1 loss and numerous wins. And if u wanna get into legendary the all favorited metro falls victim to genesect. Who by the way types out almost every single legendary due to being bug steel and the few fire legendary are victims to his type discs and overwhelming stats he don't need a mega as he stomps the primary of ORAS and mewtwo

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.

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.

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.

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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

Could do so much, and had so much potential, Curse was just an example of how good it was, but now that it was retired it isn't the best type. It is not really a type, it's a exception.

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

I wonder what type a ghost from gen 1 would have? I mean, its not a real thing so would it have no type?

Bird

Ok, here it is, in Gen 1, GameFreak brainstormed the OG 14, All gen 1 types except Flying (ice came later in development). The Bird type was one of them, but it was scrapped and replaced with the Flying type. There is the origin of the Bird type and why it doesn't exist!

For those who don't know.

In Generation 1, flying type was instead called Bird Type. They changed it's name to flying type in generation 2. So that's why bird type is on this list

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)

Bird was a type, in the first generation of pokemon. It was the flying type of that generation