Best Pokemon Types

The Top Ten
1 Dragon

Dragon, Ice, Water, and Grass are my favorite types. I will name three names for you. Dragonite. Mega Charizard X. Flygon. That's right. They are all supercool Pokemon who are on my top 10. Of course none can surpass Dewgong but still. Dragon is tied with Ice for my favorite type.

While dragon type is arguably the best type, there are many downsides too. Dragon types do have the best stats of all types, but are rare and do not always have the best stats to make good use of its movepool (dragonite and more). They do have useful resistances, but with the introduction of fairy type, dragon type has gone from great defensively to average. On top of that, many dragon types are 4x weak to ice, meaning that an increased priority or faster Pokemon may be able to OHKO them. On offense, dragon types are only super-effective against dragon types, and are resisted by common steel types. Fairy type's immunity makes moves like outrage less powerful.
Aside from all that, dragon types usually have great attack and movepools, which can make up for their downsides. Outside of battle, dragons are awesome. They look cool, and have interesting evolutions.
All in all, dragon type is a bit overrated, but is still one of the best types out there.

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

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!

2 Water

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 strong both offensively and defensively, in terms of typing. They have relatively strong stats and wide movepools, including the extremely useful HM, surf. They also have access to scald and varying other types, noticeably ice type moves. This gives water types great versitility both in-game and competitively.
On offense, they have useful STAB attacks against rock, ground, and fire types, which are quite common. This gives them 4x damage to rock-ground, a common type combination. They are resisted by water, grass, and dragon, but can counter grass and dragon types with a strong ice type move such as ice beam. This leaves opposing water types, which can still be dealt with due to the wide movepools that water types have.
On defense, water types are just as strong, providing useful resistances to common attacking types such as fire and ice. They also sport resistances to water and steel, which further enhance their defensive capability. They only have two ...more

One only need look at Kyogre to see which typing is superior above all else.
Excellent offensive typing that is resisted by only water, grass and dragon; the later two being vulnerable to ice type moves which most water types carry.
Defensively, water provides invaluable resistances to fire, ice, water and steel. All of these types are common attacking types besides steel. Furthermore, the only weakness that water types have are grass and electric. While electric is a rather common type, grass is one of rarest attacking types.
Another amazing thing about water types is their ability to spread burns through scald, striking fear into physical attackers everywhere.
While water may not have the strict firepower of fire or dragon attacks, which commonly have around 110-130 power moves, water moves are not that far behind. On the special side, hydro pump has power on par with fire blast. On the physical side, outrage and flareblitz appear to clearly outdamage water type's ...more

3 Psychic

This boi throwing dragon with its power, of the cliff, and the dragon boi is a legendary pokemon, and here is the list of my fave psychic pokemon.
Hoopa(summon legendary pokemon to fight for it)

1. Mewtwo
2. Mew
3. Deoxys
4. Victini
5. Celebi
6. Latios
7. Latias
And many more Psychic types with amazing powers such as Alakazam.
And then in gen. 6, it became even more powerful with Mega Mewtwo X, Mega Mewtwo Y, Mega Alakazam, Mega Latios, Mega Latias and many more.
Still some idiots don't believe that it is the best of all.
Even after Mega Mewtwo X and Y are powerful than Arceus, how can some one be so stupid that he/she may not give their respective votes to Psychic. Dragon is good an also my favourite pokemon is Rayquaza but it is not about liking, it is about reality. RIGHT!

Psychic controls EVERYTHING. If I got to choose than I will rather be psychic type and control everyone and everything. I will just sit there and rest while I'm working. And it just so lucky to control everything, you don't have to do it yourself. Bust first it's hard to control, but later you will be the GOD or GODDESS of everything and you can control them whatever you like.

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.

4 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!

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!

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.

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

Ok, so I see people are voting types above for various reasons. But all types have cons too.
Dragon is only super effective against one type: them self. Plus, Fairy, which is all the way down in 11th, is immune to them!
Water types are beaten in one hit by the type 1 in every 10 say is the worst type: Grass. And Grass is all the way down in 13th.
Psychic? BLEH. Why would you like them? Dark is immune to them, they're only super effective against 2 types, and they have a weakness to last place Bug.
Fire... Ok Fire comes my second favorite, other than third-last place Rock is super effective against them.
Ghost is only super effective against two types, and Normal is immune to their moves. (Who cares if they're immune back, Normal is in second-last place)
But now here we have Electric, which only has one weakness, the second fastest type, and easy to beat this list's number 2 best type Water. Dedenne, Shinx, Pachirisu, Magnezone, Jolteon, Electrode, Helioptile, ...more

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!

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.

6 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

7 Steel

I love the steel type. Has many types that are weak to it, it resists a lot of types, and only has 2 weaknesses. To be honest it should be higher up.

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.

Dialga is a steel type Pokemon and he can control time with one move called the roar of time! Should be in 3rd place in my opinion. Should definitely overtake psychic type Pokemon. Could even overtake fire and maybe even water type Pokemon. Steel type Pokemon can control time, no other type of Pokemon can do that and will never ever be able to! They can knock out a Pokemon in one move if they can learn it roar of time! STEEL TYPE Pokemon RULE!

8 Dark

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 in my opinion is one of the best types in my opinion. And they don't have a lot of weaknesses, they only have 3, which are fairy, bug, and fighting. You wont have to worry about bug types much, as most people don't carry bug type moves or bug type Pokemon. And if they do, the most common bug type move to come across is u-turn (at least that's what I think).

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!

Love dark types not just for there menacing looks but the variety is great. Plus they only have 2 weaknesses bug which most people don't use (don't know why, they as well are frigging awesome) and fighting which honchkrow or mandibuzz will destroy. This is a great type even with some of its worse Pokemon (mightyena or liepred). I would never play a game without at least 2 on my team ( drapion/houndoom).

9 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.

10 Ice

I think we all know why Ice is the best type. Because of Delibird! No, of course not. It's because of the awesome Pokemon that live in the sea. There's Dewgong, Lapras, and there's a few others that are really cool. But Dewgong is my favorite Pokemon, and Lapras is about third. Which makes Ice tied with Dragon for best type. Plus, Ice types can dominate. (Fun fact: Ghost and Bug are my least favorite, even though Bug type has Scizor.)

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.

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, ...more

The Contenders
11 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

Not a bad type just made bad by game freak. Flying is a great type ( Talonflame) and they are nice to have against Bugsy gen 2 while he had that scyther and u-turn with it so enough said

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

12 Ground

This type is so underrated it's ridiculous. Immune to electric, super-effective against 5 different types (steel, rock, electric, fire, poison). Although flying types are immune to ground-based moves, there is a move called "smack down" which brings the flying type to the ground. Enabling you to hit it. Ground is also currently the *only* type that is super effective against electric. Not to mention there are some really awesome ground and semi-ground types such as sandslash, krookodile, donaphan, hippowdon, and not to mention groudon, one of the legendaries from gen 3. All in all ground is a great secondary type, and is a fantastic defensive and offensive type. Ground types are my fave!

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.

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.

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.

13 Fairy

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 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!

Fairy-types can be real powerhouses in Pokémon. They have amazing Special Defense and their Special Attack is almost as powerful as those of Psychic-types. Give them a Pixie Plate on top of that and they can easily beat many opponents. Dragon-types, watch out! Some of them can also learn Ground-type moves which beats Poison, Steel and Fire, although most of them are physical. Aise from that, their only real flaw is their bad Defense and they don't have good Speed. But overall, do not underestimate them. Once these cute little Fairy-types like Jigglypuff and Togepi evolve, they can be powerhouses of the most epic proportions!

I don't understand why the dragon type is still considered overpowered, even now when the fairy type exsists and it's so popular in competitive play. Anyway fairy is a good defensive and offensive type. It makes great defensive pokemon when combined with other types and all of the types that resist it are weak to ground. For that I'd recommend Granbull because it's the only fairy type to be able to learn earthquake. Fairy was a good call to balance out types with only two weaknesses, and give more spotlight to types with only two offensive strenghs.

14 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.

For all you Grass type haters out there, listen to this. Grass type and bug types are the only types that have a health draining move, and yet, bug types only have one of them, leech drain. Grass, on the other hand, has leech seed, absorb, mega drain, and giga drain. And it has other self healing moves such as ingrain and synthesis. Not only that, in every game since gold and silver, I've had a grass type. In gold I had a Victreebell, which I absolutely LOVED. In ruby and sapphire I chose treeko as my starter, and you can bet your ass I evolved it all the way to sceptile. In diamond and pearl, once again iIchose the grass starter, Turtwig. That things defense was through the ROOF by the 8th gym and it just got higher as the game progressed. In black and white I chose snivy, the one that was said to be the weakest, but I compared them to Emboar and Samurott in other play throughs and boy were all the bad things about serperior wrong. Good attack and AMAZING speed. More recently, ...more

I find many dismiss grass because of the weaknesses. If they didn't they would be surprised what they would find: a very diverse move-pool including draining moves, healing moves (e.G. aromatherapy), attacking moves (e.G. solar beam) and status moves (e.G. sleep powder). They would find a very diverse range of competitive Pokemon including tanks (e.G. venusaur), drainers (e.G. ludicolo), clerics and both physical and special sweepers. You could base an entire team around grass, especially once you've considered the fact duel types do a lot to counter weaknesses.

15 Poison

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

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.

Poison is definitely my favorite type! It's offensive may not be all that strong but it's ability to inflict poison and sap its opponents hp little by little is awesome. And poison types have really high defense. And they are amazing when paired with grass types. My favorite poison types (as well as my favorite Pokemon in general) are Crobat, Vileplume, Tentacruel, Venomoth, and Nicoqueen. I love poison types!

Poison types are underrated. Honestly, think of a poison type you can absolutely hate... I mean there's Weepingbell, Gloom, and maybe Zubat but they're not that bad, especially Zubat, which evolves into Crobat, my favorite Pokemon. There's Drapion, Nidoking, Nidoqueen, Gengar, Dragalge, the list of awesome poison keeps going on...

16 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

17 Rock

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!

Rock are super strong like geodude and graveler they are super strong!

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.

My favorite type. In the past few generations, Gamefreak has really given Bug type some great Pokemon and attacks. With advantages over two very common types in dark and psychic, plus grass, and in Gen 5, it crushes the E4 since two of the Elite Four were Dark and Psychic. Attacks like Bug Buzz, X-Scissor, U-Turn and Megahorn all are great bug attacks which bugs like Heracross, Scizor, Volcarona, Scolipede, Yanmega Accelgor, Escavalier, Durant, Pinsir, Shuckle and Genesect use to their advantage. While the first couple generations had these as the worst types, they are starting to come back, and infest the metagame. And let's not forget about ATV!

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.

This is pathetic it is in 21 of 18 types. It's behind Pokemon that aren't even in nanny core games. They are trash. They can hurt grass, but are so weak that It can be one shot by a decent grass type move. So many are Dule fling with weakness to rock and all those fire type Pokemon just destroy it. They are just the worst type. Theirs not even a bug legendary, while the amount of fire and dragon legendaries are huge. It makes bug look like something that was a mistake in the game.

19 ???

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

This is a type in the generations II, III, IV and V. It's a really cool type, it hasnt weakness and strength in any type. Cool, Isn't that? Too, in Diamond and Pearl Arceus had a? type design so... Yeah, it's a type. Also, the Arceus design, Its pretty cute. Cool! Up? type! :D