Fighting Type Pokemon Weakness and Strength Chart

We're taking a look at both the strengths and weaknesses of Fighting-type Pokemon, so you know how to use and what to bring out against them!
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To become the ultimate Pokemon trainer, you are going to need all of the strengths and weaknesses of the Pokemon on your team and that you are battling against. These are not always cut-and-dry, because some types will have immunities and be vulnerable to things that don’t necessarily make sense. If you’re wondering about what the Fighting-type is super effective against or vulnerable to, we’ll teach you what you need to know in this guide!

This chart will work for all current games, such as Pokemon Go, Pokemon Sword and Shield, Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Pearl, and Pokemon Legends: Arceus. If you want to see all of the weaknesses and strengths, head to our Pokemon Type Chart guide!

Fighting Pokemon Weakness & Strength Chart

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Fighting-type Pokémon specialize in melee attacks, such as punching and kicking. Interestingly, most Pokémon that specialize in fighting have a human-like body shape. This is because they represent practitioners of various martial arts and often represent the appearance of fighters or athletes.

As Ghost-type Pokemon are immune to Fighting-type moves, their immunity to Fighting can be nullified through Foresight or Odor Sleuth.

Fighting-type moves are usually Cool or Tough. None of their moves are Cute. Some of the most popular Fighting-type trainers include Chuck, the Cianwood Gym Leader, and Brawly, the Dewford Gym Leader.

Fighting Type Weaknesses

Fighting-type Pokemon have weaknesses to Flying, Psychic, and Fairy-type moves when on defense. Their moves are also not very effective against Poison, Flying, Psychic, Bug, and Fairy-type Pokemon when on the offense.

Fighting Type Strengths

Fighting-type moves are strong (Super Effective) against Normal, Ice, Rock, Dark, and Steel Pokemon. When a Fighting Pokemon is on defense, they are resistant to Dark, Bug, and Rock-type moves.

Other Pokemon Types

We have guides on every Pokemon Types’ strengths and weaknesses, so you can navigate to the one you are looking for more information on below.


That is all you need to know about the strengths and weaknesses of the Fighting-type in the various games of the franchise. We’ve got more detailed content in the Pokemon section of our website.

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Hayley Andrews

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She spent many years in business until she found her passion for creative writing and the gaming industry. When she’s not indulging in the latest anime, she can be found reading or playing video games.

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