Pokémon and their moves (attacks) have types. There are 18 types in total. A Pokémon can have 1 or 2 types. A move can only have 1 type. Types have their own strengths and weaknesses, which are to be shown with the factors in the chart below. It would be advantageous to use moves that has type superiority against the type of enemy's Pokémon in the battles. So that, it will inflict more damage and will increase the chance to win the match.

The Pokémon Types Chart below may seem complicated at first, but actually is based on a simple formula. Let's consider the Electric type:

Pokémon Type → Move Type ↓ |
Normal |
Fighting |
Flying |
Poison |
Ground |
Rock |
Bug |
Ghost |
Steel |
Fire |
Water |
Grass |
Electric |
Psychic |
Ice |
Dragon |
Dark |
Fairy |
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Normal | x1 | x1 | x1 | x1 | x1 | x0.8 | x1 | x0.8 | x0.8 | x1 | x1 | x1 | x1 | x1 | x1 | x1 | x1 | x1 |

Fighting | x1.25 | x1 | x0.8 | x0.8 | x1 | x1.25 | x0.8 | x0.8 | x1.25 | x1 | x1 | x1 | x1 | x0.8 | x1.25 | x1 | x1.25 | x0.8 |

Flying | x1 | x1.25 | x1 | x1 | x1 | x0.8 | x1.25 | x1 | x0.8 | x1 | x1 | x1.25 | x0.8 | x1 | x1 | x1 | x1 | x1 |

Poison | x1 | x1 | x1 | x0.8 | x0.8 | x0.8 | x1 | x0.8 | x0.8 | x1 | x1 | x1.25 | x1 | x1 | x1 | x1 | x1 | x1.25 |

Ground | x1 | x1 | x0.8 | x1.25 | x1 | x1.25 | x0.8 | x1 | x1.25 | x1.25 | x1 | x0.8 | x1.25 | x1 | x1 | x1 | x1 | x1 |

Rock | x1 | x0.8 | x1.25 | x1 | x0.8 | x1 | x1.25 | x1 | x0.8 | x1.25 | x1 | x1 | x1 | x1 | x1.25 | x1 | x1 | x1 |

Bug | x1 | x0.8 | x0.8 | x0.8 | x1 | x1 | x1 | x0.8 | x0.8 | x0.8 | x1 | x1.25 | x1 | x1.25 | x1 | x1 | x1.25 | x0.8 |

Ghost | x0.8 | x1 | x1 | x1 | x1 | x1 | x1 | x1.25 | x1 | x1 | x1 | x1 | x1 | x1.25 | x1 | x1 | x0.8 | x1 |

Steel | x1 | x1 | x1 | x1 | x1 | x1.25 | x1 | x1 | x0.8 | x0.8 | x0.8 | x1 | x0.8 | x1 | x1.25 | x1 | x1 | x1.25 |

Fire | x1 | x1 | x1 | x1 | x1 | x0.8 | x1.25 | x1 | x1.25 | x0.8 | x0.8 | x1.25 | x1 | x1 | x1.25 | x0.8 | x1 | x1 |

Water | x1 | x1 | x1 | x1 | x1.25 | x1.25 | x1 | x1 | x1 | x1.25 | x0.8 | x0.8 | x1 | x1 | x1 | x0.8 | x1 | x1 |

Grass | x1 | x1 | x0.8 | x0.8 | x1.25 | x1.25 | x0.8 | x1 | x0.8 | x0.8 | x1.25 | x0.8 | x1 | x1 | x1 | x0.8 | x1 | x1 |

Electric | x1 | x1 | x1.25 | x1 | x0.8 | x1 | x1 | x1 | x1 | x1 | x1.25 | x0.8 | x0.8 | x1 | x1 | x0.8 | x1 | x1 |

Psychic | x1 | x1.25 | x1 | x1.25 | x1 | x1 | x1 | x1 | x0.8 | x1 | x1 | x1 | x1 | x0.8 | x1 | x1 | x0.8 | x1 |

Ice | x1 | x1 | x1.25 | x1 | x1.25 | x1 | x1 | x1 | x0.8 | x0.8 | x0.8 | x1.25 | x1 | x1 | x0.8 | x1.25 | x1 | x1 |

Dragon | x1 | x1 | x1 | x1 | x1 | x1 | x1 | x1 | x0.8 | x1 | x1 | x1 | x1 | x1 | x1 | x1.25 | x1 | x0.8 |

Dark | x1 | x0.8 | x1 | x1 | x1 | x1 | x1 | x1.25 | x1 | x1 | x1 | x1 | x1 | x1.25 | x1 | x1 | x0.8 | x0.8 |

Fairy | x1 | x1.25 | x1 | x0.8 | x1 | x1 | x1 | x1 | x0.8 | x0.8 | x1 | x1 | x1 | x1 | x1 | x1.25 | x1.25 | x1 |