Pokemon Go Best Defensive Type Pokemon Guide

By   /   Jul 13, 2016
Pokemon Go

With a total of 18 different types of Pokemon in Pokemon Go, it is hard to say which one is the best defensive Pokemon. This is primarily due to the fact that each Pokemon in Pokemon Go has its own weaknesses and strengths.

For example, Fire is good against Grass, Grass is good against Water, Water is good against Fire, so on and so forth. With that being said, we can analyze which Pokemon can fare well against a majority of Pokemon available in Pokemon Go.

For more help on Pokemon Go, read out our Best Offensive-Type Pokemon, Tips and Strategies Guide, and Leveling Guide.

Pokemon Go Best Defensive Type Pokemon Guide

Our Pokemon Go best defensive type Pokemon guide closely looks at all available Pokemon-Type in the game and concludes which ones are better at withstanding huge amount of damage without fainting.

All Available Pokemon Type Percentage

Before discussing, do note that there are a total of 67 Pokemon which has two different types and 84 which has a single type. You can look at the list below to get a clearer picture!

Key: Type – Type Count – per cent of All G-1 Pokemon

  • Poison – 33 – 21.85 per cent
  • Water – 32 – 21.19 per cent
  • Normal – 22 – 14.57 per cent
  • Flying – 19 – 12.58 per cent
  • Grass – 14 – 9.27 per cent
  • Ground – 14 – 9.27 per cent
  • Psychic – 14 – 9.27 per cent
  • Fire – 12 – 7.95 per cent
  • Bug – 12 – 7.95 per cent
  • Rock – 11 – 7.28 per cent
  • Electric – 9 – 5.96 per cent
  • Fighting – 8 – 5.30 per cent
  • Fairy – 5 – 3.31 per cent
  • Ice – 5 – 3.31 per cent
  • Ghost – 3 – 1.99 per cent
  • Dragon – 3 – 1.99 per cent
  • Steel – 2 – 1.32 per cent
  • Dark – 0 – 0.00 per cent

As evident from the data above, most popular Pokemon types in the game include Poison, Water, and Normal. The least popular, on the other hand, include Dragon, Steel, and Dark.

Best Defense in Pokemon Go

As evident from the list attached below, Steel-Type Pokemon are strong against other types of Pokemon. Furthermore, a number of Pokemon are not very effective against steel-Type Pokemon.

Precisely; normal, grass, flying, ice, rock, bug, psychic, dragon, steel, and fairy are not very effective against steel. Moreover, poison-type moves have no effect on steel-type. When combined, these not-so-effective Pokemon against steel-type make up a total of 90 per cent of all available Pokemon.

Key: Type – Percentage

  • Steel – 92.72 per cent
  • Rock – 56.95 per cent
  • Ghost – 49.67 per cent
  • Poison – 47.68 per cent
  • Grass – 45.70 per cent
  • Dragon – 44.37 per cent
  • Ground – 35.10 per cent
  • Water – 33.77 per cent
  • Fire – 33.11 per cent
  • Flying – 31.79 per cent
  • Bug – 23.84 per cent
  • Electric – 19.87 per cent
  • Fighting – 15.23 per cent
  • Fairy – 15.23 per cent
  • Psychic – 14.57 per cent
  • Dark – 11.26 per cent
  • Ice – 3.31 per cent
  • Normal – 1.99 per cent

Worst Defense in Pokemon Go

In the second defensive chart, you will see the ghost-type at the top spot. The reason for this is that ghost-type and dark-type moves are highly effective against other ghost-types. Moreover, ghost-type are only about 2% and dark-type are non-existent.

Coming to grass-type; fire, ice, poison, bug, and flying are highly effective against grass-type. When combined, all these Pokemon make up about 50% of all available Pokemon in the game.

Key: Type – Percentage

  • Ghost – 1.99 per cent
  • Normal – 5.30 per cent
  • Dragon – 8.61 per cent
  • Electric – 9.27 per cent
  • Psychic – 9.93 per cent
  • Water – 15.23 per cent
  • Dark – 16.56 per cent
  • Flying – 16.56 per cent
  • Poison – 18.54 per cent
  • Ice – 21.85 per cent
  • Steel – 22.52 per cent
  • Fairy – 23.18 per cent
  • Fighting – 25.17 per cent
  • Bug – 27.81 per cent
  • Ground – 33.77 per cent
  • Fire – 37.75 per cent
  • Rock – 46.36 per cent
  • Grass – 53.64 per cent

Best Defensive Type in Pokemon Go – Overall!

With both list combined, we come to the conclusion that ghost-type Pokemon is the best defensive Pokemon overall! Moves from almost 50% of all available Pokemon are not very effective and 2% of moves from all available Pokemon are highly effective.

Key: Type – Best Defense – Worst Defense – Overall Defense

  • Ghost – 3 – 1 – 2
  • Dragon – 6 – 3 – 4.5
  • Steel – 1 – 11 – 6
  • Poison – 4 – 9 – 6.5
  • Water – 8 – 6 – 7
  • Electric – 12 – 4 – 8
  • Flying – 10 – 8 – 9
  • Rock – 2 – 17 – 9.5
  • Normal – 18 – 2 – 10
  • Psychic – 15 – 5 – 10
  • Ground – 7 – 15 – 11
  • Dark – 16 – 7 – 11.5
  • Grass – 5 – 18 – 11.5
  • Bug – 11 – 14 – 12.5
  • Fire – 9 – 16 – 12.5
  • Fairy – 14 – 12 – 13
  • Fighting – 13 – 13 – 13
  • Ice – 17 – 10 – 13.5

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This is all we have on our Pokemon Go Best Defensive Pokemon Type Guide. If there is anything else you would like to add, let us know in the comments below!

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