Top 10 Best Pokemon Types

Pokemon, the beloved franchise that has captured the hearts of fans for over two decades, has an expansive world filled with over 800 unique creatures. Each Pokemon has its own type, ranging from the fiery flames of Charizard to the electrifying shocks of Pikachu. With so many types to choose from, it can be overwhelming to decide which ones are the best. Luckily, thousands of fans have come together to vote for their favorite types and create a definitive list of the top Pokemon types. From powerful Dragons to versatile Water types, this list has it all.
The Top Ten
1 Dragon Dragons are legendary creatures with formidable power and resilience. In the world of Pokemon, Dragon-types are known for their high attack power and often possess a range of elemental abilities. Some of the most famous Dragon-types include Charizard, Dragonite, and Garchomp.

Dragon types are so darn powerful in fact the only type that resists it is steel but if you have a move that takes care of them you're practically unstoppable also they have some kick ass moves like Outrage, Draco Meteor, Dragon Pulse, Dragon Rush, Dragon Claw, Dragon Dance, Dragon Tail, and even Roar Of Time! Also the designs are awesome. Salamence, Dragonite, Flygon, Garchomp, Kingdra, Hydreigon, Rayquaza, Dialga, Giratina, Haxorus, Palkia, Zekrom, Kyurem, THEY'RE SO COOL!

Dragons are 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

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.

Man, this type is OP. In Gen 4, they got Physical Outrage and a Dragon type exclusive tutor called Draco Meteor. Insane stats, powerful moves, and wide neutral coverage can mean death if you kill the opponent's steel types. Luckily, they get stuff like Fire Blast, Outrage, Dragon Tail, Draco Meteor, ExtremeSpeed, Spacial Rend on badass stuff like Hydreigon and Zekrom. Their only problem overall is their scarce population, being the second rarest type in the game. It's so worth their slow growth and capture rates!

2 Water Water-type Pokemon are known for their affinity for aquatic environments and their ability to manipulate water. They are often found near bodies of water, such as lakes and oceans, and can be powerful allies in battle. Some notable Water-types include Gyarados, Lapras, and Blastoise.

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 is the best type! It has two weaknesses which are grass and electric! Water moves also do a lot of damage. They are fast and strong! They also have HM moves like Surf, Waterfall, Dive, and Whirlpool! Also, they can hit Dragon types with Ice moves! Ice is like frozen water right? So Water type must be the best! The are great against Fire, Rock, Ground, and do a great deal of damage! They also look like really cool and amazing! Think about it! The water starters are the ones that end up looking the best out of all of them! I always pick water!

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

3 Psychic Psychic-type Pokemon have powerful mental abilities and can manipulate thoughts, energy, and even time. They are often very intelligent and have a natural affinity for psychic energy. Some notable Psychic-types include Mewtwo, Alakazam, and Espeon.

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.

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.

Have you seen the battle between Ash and Sabrina? Ash's Pickachu made a giant thunderbolt but Sabrina's Kadabra sent it back as a lightning dragon and smashed Pickachu which basically half died. Kadabra then used telekinesis smashed Pickachu into the ceiling. Sabrina only lost because she lost her psychic link with Kadabra.

4 Fire Fire-type Pokemon possess incredible heat-based powers and are often associated with speed and aggression. They are particularly effective against Grass, Ice, Bug, and Steel types, but are weak against Water, Ground, and Rock types. Famous Fire-types include Charmander, Arcanine, and Charizard.

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-type Pokemon possess incredible electrical abilities and are often associated with speed and agility. They are particularly effective against Water and Flying types, but are weak against Ground types. Some notable Electric-types include Pikachu, Raichu, and Zapdos.

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

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.

How could this be number 6? Did you forget about Pikachu? They have amazing speed, with only the Flying type faster. (Flying is kinda underrated in my opinion even though I didn't vote for it) They only have one weakness (Ground) Finally, their special defense is strong, the fourth best (behind Dragon, Psychic, and Fire in that order, but those types are all above it)! So with that, this type deserves to be higher.

6 Ghost Ghost-type Pokemon are known for their ethereal and often spooky qualities. They are often associated with the supernatural and have a range of abilities related to ghosts and phantoms. Some famous Ghost-types include Gengar, Banette, and Chandelure.

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!

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

Ghost types are the strongest! I mean, they are literally 3 types: Ghost, Psychic, and Dark! Psychic, please; without Ghost (Hex, Spirits. ), Psychism, Psychics and Psychic-Types wouldn't exist... Ghost create the force known as "Psychic." They produce it! And it is also part Dark... Ghost are evil, vengeful spirits that haunt, scare, and even kill... And, fear is a dominant weakness in RL an in Pokémon. So, that is why they are 3 types. The should be immune to almost all types. (Except for Ghost and Psychic. ) They should also be immune to all physical and status attacks. So, why the hey should Ghost be one of the lowest! I say Ghost should be #1! Who's with me?! (Plus, spirits (Ghost) are the dominant force on earth. Plus, they are so OP in the manga and in the anime! )

7 Steel Steel-type Pokemon are known for their incredible strength and durability. They are particularly effective against Fairy, Ice, and Rock types, but are weak against Fire, Ground, and Fighting types. Some notable Steel-types include Steelix, Metagross, and Lucario.

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)

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!

Steel type pokemons firstly have resistance to 11 type; secondly if they are dual typed they can have more than even 11 resistances, also can eliminate one of those weaknesses this way. These pokemons even if are pure or dual typed are the only one to resist dragon types besides that confirmed fairy type in gen 6, so are very good to have on your team when facing your opponents dragon pokemons. Having steel types you can have the most defensive pokemons of all and even resist dragon moves, so they are the best. These are great tanks also.

Steel type pokemon. Completely. Awesome. They are defensive monsters that can take down anything. My personal favorites are Aggron and Steelix. Opponent sends out a normal, bug, or rock type. Aggron takes it down without a problem. Same with Steelix. Aggron has 3 resistances that are super not very effective. Completely Awesome!

8 Dark Dark-type Pokemon are often associated with shadows, deception, and underhanded tactics. They are particularly effective against Psychic and Ghost types, but are weak against Fighting, Bug, and Fairy types. Some famous Dark-types include Umbreon, Houndoom, and Tyranitar.

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 have amazing defense, speed, and the immunity to Psychic is truly valuable. Moves such as Nasty Plot bring up special attack, while Foul Play undermines the opponent who raised their attack stats. Umbreon, when introduced in Crystal was one of the strongest Pokemon in the game.

Dark type is really good because it has few weaknesses and strong attacks. The Dark type legendary are badass because Yveltal can learn Ghost and Psychic, and Darkrai is good too. After my original team reached level 100, I raised a new team and had an Umbreon in it. If you train an Umbreon in speed and attack, it could solo teams.

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).

9 Fighting Fighting-type Pokemon are known for their incredible physical strength and martial arts skills. They are particularly effective against Normal, Ice, Rock, and Steel types, but are weak against Flying, Psychic, and Fairy types. Some notable Fighting-types include Machamp, Hitmonlee, and Lucario.

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.

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.

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.

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 Ice-type Pokemon have the ability to control and manipulate ice, snow, and other frozen elements. They are often found in cold environments and are particularly effective against Grass, Ground, Flying, and Dragon types, but are weak against Fire, Fighting, Rock, and Steel types. Some notable Ice-types include Articuno, Lapras, and Glalie.

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.

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.

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.

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.)

The Contenders
11 Flying Flying-type Pokemon are known for their ability to fly and their high speed and mobility. They are often associated with the sky and air and are particularly effective against Grass, Bug, and Fighting types, but are weak against Electric, Ice, and Rock types. Some notable Flying-types include Pidgeot, Charizard, and Dragonite.

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

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

Flying is just awesome. And check the speed stats of flying type Pokemon -- most of them are pretty high.

12 Ground Ground-type Pokemon are known for their affinity for the earth and their ability to manipulate the ground. They are particularly effective against Fire, Electric, Poison, Rock, and Steel types, but are weak against Water, Grass, and Ice types. Some famous Ground-types include Sandshrew, Groudon, and Excadrill.

Ground types have always been like the better rock to me. They are amazing Pokemon with awesome designs and powerful moves and stats. Extremely underrated! Steel has the highest defense of any other type, but ground types can deal with them easily! High attack and defense can make them such a powerful foe! Compared to types like Ghost and Dark, Ground should be top five!

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.

13 Fairy Fairy-type Pokemon are known for their magical and enchanting qualities. They are often associated with nature and the power of love and are particularly effective against Dragon, Fighting, and Dark types, but are weak against Poison and Steel types. Some famous Fairy-types include Clefairy, Gardevoir, and Togekiss.

Fairy is such an important type in Pokemon! Being the only good type against dragon, because of Ice just being bad defensively and Dragon being weak to Dragon, Fairy is such a savior! It counters many of the over used types, such as dark and ghost.

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!

14 Grass Grass-type Pokemon are known for their ability to harness the power of plants and nature. They are often associated with healing and support abilities and are particularly effective against Water, Ground, and Rock types, but are weak against Fire, Ice, Poison, Flying, and Bug types. Some famous Grass-types include Bulbasaur, Venusaur, and Sceptile.

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.

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!

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.

15 Poison Poison-type Pokemon are known for their ability to inflict status conditions, such as poisoning and paralysis, on their opponents. They are particularly effective against Grass and Fairy types, but are weak against Ground, Psychic, and Steel types. Some notable Poison-types include Bulbasaur, Nidoking, and Gengar.

I have always loved poison types and I think it is the top contender for the most underrated type. It is a valuable asset to most teams and brings a lot of utility. As well as being immune to poisoning itself and coming with some very helpful resistances, it is also (obviously) the best at spreading the poison status effect to chip away at teams. It brings some great offensive power as well as being able to be an unstoppable wall and essential on most stall teams. It also comes with some very strong and well rounded Pokemon as well as some cool designs. It can also pair greatly with most types, including Normal and Bug, which usually don't help a lot in a dual type combo (usually).

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!

16 Rock Rock-type Pokemon are known for their incredible strength and durability. They are particularly effective against Fire, Ice, Flying, and Bug types, but are weak against Water, Grass, Fighting, Ground, and Steel types. Some famous Rock-types include Onix, Golem, and Tyranitar.

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

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

I think rock is really strong and lot health and powerful hit.

17 Normal Normal-type Pokemon are often seen as the most basic and versatile type, with no particular strengths or weaknesses. They are often associated with common animals, such as rats and birds, and can learn a wide variety of moves. Some notable Normal-types include Pikachu, Eevee, and Snorlax.

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 type I like the best as it contains the strongest and powerful Pokemon (the Pokemon god) with a base stat of 720 who is arceus who learns each and every moves. Also it contains the strongest non legendary Pokemon with a base stats of 670 and that is slaking and contains many other strong Pokemon like regigigas and snorlax.

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

18 Bug Bug-type Pokemon are often associated with insects and are known for their speed and agility. They are particularly effective against Grass, Psychic, and Dark types, but are weak against Fire, Flying, and Rock types. Some famous Bug-types include Caterpie, Scyther, and Heracross.

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.

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.

You fools the only reason bug doesn't rule the roost is because of its stats bug Pokemon have so many good typing advantages. Many people agree Psychic is one of the contenders for best type as is dark because of their few weaknesses many people forget that bug is strong against both. this is because bug Pokemon have useless stats or a duel typing that makes them 4 times weak to Fire one of the most common types.

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

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