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Pokemon Let’s Go type guide: Which Pokemon can beat which?

If, like me, you’re a die-hard Pokemon Go fan but relative newcomer to the Pokemon franchise, you’re probably confused when it comes to in-game battles inside Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee. Which Pokemon types can beat which? We’ve got a handy Pokemon type guide below with all the answers.

Below, you’ll find a list of each Pokemon type, detailing what it is weak or strong against. Don’t see a type listed under weak, strong or no effect? Then it’ll deal a normal amount of damage.

Normal type

  • Example Pokemon: Rattata, Meowth, Chansey, Eevee
  • Not effective against: Rock, Steel
  • Super effective against: None
  • No effect against: Ghost

Fire type

  • Example Pokemon: Charmander, Vulpix, Growlithe, Flareon
  • Not effective against: Fire, Water, Rock, Dragon
  • Super effective against: Grass, Ice, Bug
  • No effect against: None

Water type

  • Example Pokemon: Squirtle, Poliwag, Seel, Krabby
  • Not effective against: Water, Grass, Dragon
  • Super effective against: Fire, Ground, Rock
  • No effect against: None

Electric type

  • Example Pokemon: Pikachu, Jolteon, Voltorb
  • Not effective against: Electric, Grass, Dragon
  • Super effective against: Water, Flying
  • No effect against: Ground

Grass type

  • Example Pokemon: Tangela, Oddish
  • Not effective against: Fire, Grass, Poison, Flying, Bug, Dragon
  • Super effective against: Water, Ground, Rock
  • No effect against: None

Ice type

  • Example Pokemon: Vulpix (Alola form)
  • Not effective against: Water, Ice
  • Super effective against: Grass, Ground, Flying, Dragon
  • No effect against: None

Fighting type

  • Example Pokemon: Mankey, Machop, Hitmonlee
  • Not effective against: Poison, Flying, Psychic, Bug
  • Super effective against: Normal, Ice, Rock
  • No effect against: Ghost

Poison type

  • Example Pokemon: Ekans, Arbok, Muk
  • Not effective against: Poison, Ground, Rock, Ghost
  • Super effective against: Grass, Bug
  • No effect against: None

Ground type

  • Example Pokemon: Sandshrew, Diglett, Cubone
  • Not effective against: Grass, Bug
  • Super effective against: Fire, Electric, Poison, Rock
  • No effect against: Flying

Flying type

  • Example Pokemon: Pidgey, Butterfree, Spearow
  • Not effective against: Electric, Rock
  • Super effective against: Grass, Fighting, Bug
  • No effect against: None

Psychic type

  • Example Pokemon: Slowpoke, Exeggcute, Abra
  • Not effective against: Psychic
  • Super effective against: Fighting, Poison
  • No effect against: None

Bug type

  • Example Pokemon: Caterpie, Pinsir
  • Not effective against: Fire, Fighting, Flying, Ghost
  • Super effective against: Grass, Poison, Psychic
  • No effect against: None

Rock type

  • Example Pokemon: Onix, Geodude
  • Not effective against: Fighting, Ground
  • Super effective against: Fire, Ice, Flying, Bug
  • No effect against: None

Ghost type

  • Example Pokemon: Haunter, Ghastly
  • Not effective against: None
  • Super effective against: Ghost
  • No effect against: Normal, Psychic

Dragon type

  • Example Pokemon: Dratini, Dragonite
  • Not effective against: None
  • Super effective against: Dragon
  • No effect against: None

There you have it.

Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee is available from 16 November on Nintendo Switch.

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