Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl: Type Chart, Strengths and Weaknesses of All Pokémon

A Pokémon trainer about to go to battle with a Shinx in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

A Pokémon trainer about to go to battle with a Shinx in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

In Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, knowing the strengths and weaknesses of each type you're facing can separate a good battle from a great one. Familiarising yourself with the Pokémon types will be particularly important in the latter half of the game if you want to become Champion!

In this guide, we explain all eighteen Pokémon types strengths, weaknesses, and immunities.

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Pokémon Type-Chart: Strengths and Weaknesses

Grass-type Turtwig, going up against rock and ground-type Geodude in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.
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Note: Fairy-type Pokémon were not around when the original version, Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, was released back in 2006. However, the fairy-type have been included in the Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl remake of 2021.

Pokémon Type
Super Effective, 2x Damage
Not Very Effective, 0.5x Damage
Weak
Immune
Normal
N/A
Rock, Steel
N/A
N/A
Ground
Poison, Rock, Fire, Electric, Steel
Grass, Bug
Grass, Water, Ice
Electric
Grass
Rock, Ground, Water
Grass, Bug, Fire, Poison, Flying, Steel
Bug, Poison, Fire, Ice, Flying
N/A
Water
Rock, Ground, Fire
Water, Grass, Dragon
Grass, Electric
N/A
Fire
Grass, Bug, Ice, Steel
Fire, Water, Rock, Dragon
Water, Ground, Rock
N/A
Rock
Bug, Fire, Ice, Flying
Ground, Steel, Fighting
Grass, Ground, Water, Steel, Fighting
N/A
Bug
Grass, Dark, Psychic
Fire, Steel, Ghost, Poison, Fighting, Flying
Fire, Rock, Flying
N/A
Fighting
Normal, Rock, Steel, Dark, Ice
Bug, Poison, Fairy, Psychic, Flying
Psychic, Fairy, Flying
N/A
Flying
Bug, Grass, Fighting
Rock, Steel, Electric
Rock, Ice, Electric
Ground
Electric
Water, Flying
Grass, Electric, Dragon
Ice, Fairy, Dragon
N/A
Psychic
Poison, Fighting
Steel, Psychic
Bug, Dark, Ghost
N/A
Poison
Grass, Fairy
Poison, Ground, Rock, Ghost
Ground, Psychic
N/A
Ice
Grass, Rock, Flying, Dragon
Fire, Water, Ice, Steel
Fire, Rock, Steel, Fighting
N/A
Steel
Rock, Ice, Fairy
Fire, Water, Steel, Electric
Ground, Fire, Fighting
Poison
Dark
Ghost, Psychic
Dark, Fighting, Fairy
Bug, Fairy, Fighting
Psychic
Dragon
Dragon
Steel
Ice, Fairy, Dragon
N/A
Fairy
Dark, Fighting, Dragon
Fire, Steel, Poison
Steel, Poison
Dragon
Ghost
Ghost, Psychic
Dark
Dark, Ghost
N/A

With all this information at your fingertips, keeping this in mind while putting your team together is vital. It's best to have a diverse team of Pokémon, with types that are capable of countering other Pokémon most likely to cross your path. If you know what type of gym you're approaching, don't forget to switch things up to use this type-knowledge to your advantage!

By all means, keep this chart to hand to remind yourself which Pokémon will prove to be the most powerful in your next battle. More importantly, if you haven't picked up Pokémon just yet and are refreshing your memory, take a moment to refresh your mind of all the starter Pokémon and our evolution guide too.

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