Pokemon Sword And Shield: Type Chart, Type Advantages, Type Disadvantages and Matchups

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Pokemon Sword and Shield rely on taking advantage of type matchups for trainers to progress and win their battles as they aim to concur the Pokemon League.

There is an ample amount of Pokemon coming to the Crown Tundra including all the old legendary Pokemon, so knowing the type charts is key!


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It's these type advantages that will help you seamlessly win your battles and claim your gym badges.

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Pokemon Type Chart

Below you'll find all of the type advantages and disadvantages in Pokemon Sword and Shield.

The first column represents the type, the second column represents the types it has an advantage over and the third column represents the types it has a disadvantage against.

Type Advantage Over Disadvantage To
GrassWater, Ground, RockFire, Ice, Poison, Flying, Bug
RockFire, Ice, Flying, BugWater, Grass, Fighting, Ground, Steel
IceGrass, Ground, Flying, DragonFire, Fighting, Rock, Steel
DragonDragonIce, Dragon, Fairy
DarkPsychic, GhostFighting, Bug, Fairy
PsychicFighting, PoisonBug, Ghost, Dark
BugGrass, Psychic, DarkFire, Flying, Rock
FlyingGrass, Fighting, BugElectric, Ice, Rock
SteelIce, Rock, FairyFire, Fighting, Ground
FireGrass, Ice, Bug, SteelWater, Ground, Rock
FightingNormal, Ice, Rock, Dark, SteelFlying, Psychic, Fairy
GroundFire, Electric, Poison, Rock, SteelWater, Grass, Ice
GhostPsychic, GhostGhost, Dark
PoisonGrass, FairyGround, Psychic
WaterFire, Ground, RockElectric, Grass
FairyFight, Dragon, DarkPoison, Steel
ElectricWater, FlyingGround


Gym Guides

In Pokemon Sword and Shield, there are eight gyms that need to be concurred. As is tradition, each gym follows a certain type theme. They are as follows:

  1. Grass
  2. Water
  3. Fire
  4. Fighting (Sword) & Ghost (Shield)
  5. Fairy
  6. Rock
  7. Dark
  8. Dragon

You'll need to ensure you have the correct types in your gym challenges to ensure you will come out the victor, as you will be coming up against much stronger Pokemon than you would normally face in the wild.


Ideal Team Build

Ideally you'll want to build a team that has the following typings:

  • Grass
  • Water
  • Fire
  • Ice
  • Fighting
  • Ground

This should cover a vast majority of typings and will allow you to be flexible within battles.

Alternatively, you can have your Pokemon learn off type moves. For example, Scorbunny will learn the move Double Kick (a fighting type move) and his third evolution Cinderace will learn Bounce (a flying type move).



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Written ByChris Trout@TheTrout91