Understanding Pokemon Go Pokemon Types and Which Types Are Best

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There are a total of 18 types of Pokemon in Pokemon Go. Each one with individual strengths and weaknesses, these types include bug, dark, dragon, electric, fairy, fighting, fire, flying, ghost, water, steel, rock, psychic, poison, normal, ice, ground, and grass.

Usually a Pokemon is of a single type, but there are Pokemon of two types. Since a Pokemon has unique strengths and weaknesses against other Pokemon, it is a good idea to have Pokemon belonging to different types in a team.

For more help on Pokemon Go, read out our Best Defensive Type Pokemon, Best Offensive Type Pokemon, and Battle Tips Guide.

Pokemon Go Pokemon Types Guide

Our Pokemon Go Pokemon Types Guide will provide you with an overview of what Pokemon Types are, which ones are the good ones, which ones are the bad ones, and more.

Pokemon Go Pokemon Types

There are a total of 151 Pokemon in Pokemon Go. Out of these 151, 84 belong to a single type and 67 belong to two types. In Pokemon Go, there are no Dark-Type Pokemon. You can check out the list below for more information!

Key: Pokemon Type – Total Number of Pokemon – Percentage of All Available Pokemon

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

Pokemon Types Match-Ups

Different Pokemon belonging to a type will have similar strengths and weaknesses. For instance, Water-Type is strong against Fire-Type, but weak against Grass-Type; Fire-Type is strong against Grass-Type, but weak against Water-Type.

To better understand all these match-ups, you can refer to the section below!

Pokemon Go Match-Ups

Moreover, these Pokemon are usually found in specific locations. For instance, if you head over to lakes, ponds, you are most likely to find Water-Type Pokemon. Below you will find a complete list!

  • Boundaries – Normal
  • Building – Rock, Steel
  • Landmass – Grass, Rock, Ground
  • Land – Normal
  • Places – Normal
  • POIs – Dragon, Fairy
  • Roads – Normal
  • Transit – Normal
  • Water – Water
  • Basin – Water
  • Canal – Water
  • Cemetery – Ghost, Fairy, Dark
  • Cinema – Dark
  • College – Normal
  • Commercial – Normal
  • Common – Normal
  • Ditch – Ground
  • Dock – Water
  • Drain – Water
  • Farm – Grass, Bug, Flying
  • Farmland – Grass, Bug, Flying
  • Farmyard – Grass, Bug, Flying
  • Footway – Normal
  • Forest – Grass, Bug, Flying
  • Garden – Grass, Bug, Flying
  • Glacier – Water, Ice
  • Golf Course – Grass, Bug
  • Grass – Grass, Bug, Flying
  • Highway – Rock
  • Hospital – Normal
  • Hotel – Normal
  • Industrial – Rock, Electric
  • Lake – Water
  • Land – Ground
  • Library – Normal
  • Major Road – Normal
  • Meadow – Grass
  • Minor Road – Normal
  • Nature Reserve – Grass, Bug, Flying
  • Ocean – Water
  • Park – Grass, Bug, Flying
  • Parking – Ground, Rock
  • Path – Grass, Bug
  • Pedestrian – Normal
  • Pitch – Normal
  • Place of Worship – Fairy
  • Playa – Normal
  • Playground – Grass, Bug, Ground
  • Quarry – Rock
  • Railway – Ground, Rock, Steel
  • Recreation Area – Normal
  • Reservoir – Water
  • Residential – Fire, Grass
  • Retail – Normal
  • River – Water
  • Riverbank – Water
  • Runway – Normal
  • School – Normal
  • Sports Center – Fighting, Normal
  • Stadium – Fighting, Normal
  • Stream – Water
  • Taxiway – Ground
  • Theatre – Dark
  • University – Normal
  • Urban Area – Rock, Ground
  • Wetland – Poison
  • Wood – Grass, Bug, Flying

Overall Best and Worst Pokemon in Pokemon Go

We recently did an analysis of all available Best Offensive and Best Defensive Pokemon-Type in Pokemon Go and came to the conclusion that Ghost-Type Pokemon is the best overall Pokemon in the game. Fairy-Type Pokemon, on the other hand, is the worst one.

Ghost-Type Pokemon in Pokemon Go has the best defense and can only be taken down by Ghost-Type and Dark-Type which make up a total of 02% of all available Pokemon. You can check out the list below for more information!

Key: Pokemon Type – Attack Ranking – Defense Ranking

  • Ghost – 9.5 – 2
  • Dragon – 9 – 4.5
  • Electric – 5.5 – 8
  • Psychic – 4.5 – 10
  • Rock – 6 – 9.5
  • Ground – 5 – 11
  • Flying – 7.5 – 9
  • Water – 9.5 – 7
  • Steel – 12.5 – 6
  • Dark – 8.5 – 11.5
  • Poison – 14 – 6.5
  • Normal – 11 – 10
  • Grass – 10 – 11.5
  • Ice – 8 – 13.5
  • Fire – 12 – 12.5
  • Fighting – 12 – 13
  • Bug – 13.5 – 12.5
  • Fairy – 13 – 13

Pokemon Go Best Team Composition

As I have mentioned earlier, you should not comprise a team only of Ghost-Type Pokemon. Instead, you need to come up with a team composition that has Pokemon belonging to a variety of Pokemon-Types. You need to come up with something that not only reduces the overall weakness of the team, but also contribute to the overall strength of the team composition.

With that being said, the list provided above will definitely help you come up with a team composition which is not easy to take out!

Also Watch: Pokemon Go Funny Moments Compilation, Epic Fails and Hilarious Reactions

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

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