A Pokémon Scarlet and Violet type chart comes in handy for trainers working out their best team alongside their strengths and weaknesses. This page explains how Type Match-Ups work in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet and what, if anything, has changed for this entry in the series.
To excel in Pokémon battles, it’s important to understand your Type Match-Ups. These have been around since Pokémon Red & Blue, so perhaps you already know all of them. Otherwise, if you’re a new Pokémon trainer or need a refresher, we’ve got you covered with our Pokémon Scarlet and Violet type chart.
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Type Chart
Each Pokémon belongs to one or two Types, visible in various places like the Pokémon menu or the Pokédex and found in our Pokémon Scarlet and Violet type chart below.
There are 18 Types ranging from Normal, Fire, Water, Grass to Dark, Steel and Fairy. Generally speaking, a Pokémon’s Type(s) reflect their characteristics. So if a Pokémon looks like it’s made of rock, it’s probably a Rock-type.
Similarly, every move that a Pokémon can use is assigned to one of the same 18 Types. A move called “” would be Fire-type, for example. Pokémon can learn moves that belong to their Type(s), but they may also learn moves of other Types. This is something to consider when looking at strengths and weaknesses on a Pokémon type chart.
How Types Work In The Pokémon Violet Type Chart
Like real life, certain Types fare better or worse against other Types. For example, water can put out fire, so Water-type moves are strong against Fire-type Pokémon. Conversely, fire struggles to evaporate water so Fire-type moves are bad against Water-type Pokémon. This is a huge simplification, but you get the idea.
- If a move is strong against a particular Type, it will deal super-effective damage, which is double the normal amount.
- If the move is weak, it will deal not very effective damage, which is half the normal amount.
- On the far extreme, moves can even have no effect against a certain Type, resulting in zero damage.
As you can hopefully see, it pays to know your match ups!
Our Pokémon Scarlet/Violet Type Chart
With 18 Types, that means there are 324 possible combinations. Which is quite a lot to memorize! That said, not every match up leads to an interesting result; in roughly half of all cases, the chosen Type is neutral against the targeted Type, resulting in the standard amount of damage. Still, that’s over a hundred to remember.
To assist you, we’ve create a useful chart that shows all the Type interactions, which you can refer to whenever you’re unsure. If you’re new to battling, we recommend learning the match ups for Fire, Water and Grass to begin with. Then see how you go from there. (Or you could always save the match up chart to your phone, etc.)
Pokémon Scarlet/Violet Type Chart Variations
If your opponent has two Types, it’s slightly more complicated, but not that much. All you have to do is multiply the individual damage multipliers together.
For example, you’re fighting a , which is a Dragon and Flying-type. Normally, Electric deals 2x damage to Flying. However, it also deals 0.5x damage to Dragon. So if you combine the numbers, it does 2 times 0.5 equals 1x damage. In other words, Electric is neutral against Dragonite.
On the other hand, what if you used an Ice-type move against Dragonite? Well, Ice deals 2x damage to Dragon and it also deals 2x damage to Flying. So that means Dragonite will take a massive 4x damage from Ice-type moves!
In most situations, the Type Match-Up chart is all you need. But keep in mind that it’s not completely foolproof. You also need to pay attention to other things like the Pokémon’s Abilities or held items.
A common thing to watch out for is the Levitate Ability, which confers immunity to Ground-type moves. If a Pokémon seems to be floating, it may have Levitate. Likewise, Pokémon with the Dry Skin Ability are immune to Water-type moves. This is less obvious than Levitate, but fortunately not as common.
On the flip side, Normal and Fighting moves are useless against Ghost-types. But if a Pokémon has the Scrappy Ability, they’ll be able to hit their spooky opponent with their Normal and Fighting type moves! The moves Foresight and Odour Sleuth have a similar effect as well.