If like many others in the last few weeks you’ve discovered the wonders of Pokémon Go, then you might find yourself with a health Pokémon collection about now. So the next step after collecting some powerful Pokémon is battling them at the gyms. Gyms will allow you to collect a daily bonus of 10 coins and 500 dust per Pokémon you have stationed there which in time will equal free store goodies. But taking over gyms can be a little more complicated than just throwing in your most powerful Pokémon, as each type has strengths and weakness. Throw a water Pokémon in against an electric one and you may just be in trouble.

Your Pokémon’s type can be found on its statistic page or on its Pokédex entry page. Pokémon can also be more than one type at once, which will give them the weaknesses of both types. So which type should you use against which type and which should you avoid? Well, here is a handy list:


Strong – Double Damage Dealt

Weak – Double Damage Taken

Resistant – Half Damage Taken


Strong: Grass, Psychic, Dark

Weak: Flying, Rock, Fire

Resistant: Fighting, Ground, Grass


Strong: Ghost, Psychic

Weak: Fighting, Bug, Fairy

Resistant: Ghost, Dark


Strong: Dragon

Weak: Dragon, Ice, Fairy

Resistant: Fire, Water, Grass, Electric


Strong: Flying, Water

Weak: Ground

Resistant: Flying, Steel, Electric


Strong: Fighting, Dragon, Dark

Weak: Poison, Steel

Resistant: Fighting, Bug, Dark


Strong: Normal, Steel, Rock, Ice, Dark

Weak: Flying, Psychic, Fairy

Resistant: Rock, Bug, Dark


Strong: Bug, Steel, Grass, Ice

Weak: Water, Ground, Rock

Resistant: Bug, Steel, Fire, Grass, Ice, Fairy


Strong: Fighting, Bug, Grass

Weak: Rock, Electric, Ice

Resistant: Fighting, Bug, Grass


Strong: Ghost, Psychic

Weak: Ghost, Dark

Resistant: Poison, Bug


Strong: Ground, Rock, Water

Weak: Flying, Poison, Bug, Fire

Resistant: Ground, Water, Grass, Electric


Strong: Poison, Rock, Steel, Fire, Electric

Weak: Water, Grass, Ice

Resistant: Poison, Rock


Strong: Flying, Ground, Grass, Dragon

Weak: Fighting, Rock, Steel, Fire

Resistant: Ice


Strong:  None

Weak: None

Resistant: Rock, Steel


Strong: Grass, Fairy

Weak: Ground, Psychic

Resistant: Fighting, Poison, Bug, Grass


Strong: Fighting, Poison,

Weak: Bug, Ghost, Dark

Resistant: Fighting, Psychic


Strong: Flying, Bug, Fire, Ice

Weak: Fighting, Ground, Steel, Water, Grass

Resistant: Normal, Flying, Poison, Fire


Strong: Rock, Ice, Fairy

Weak: Fighting, Ground, Fire

Resistant: Normal, Flying, Rock, Bug, Steel, Grass, Psychic, Ice, Dragon, Fairy


Strong: Ground, Rock, Fire,

Weak: Grass, Electric

Resistant: Steel, Fire, Water, Ice

So, hopefully, this is all the information you need to get battling those gyms.