Water Type Pokemon Weakness and Strength Chart

We're taking a look at both the strengths and weaknesses of Water-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 Water-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!

Water Pokemon Weakness & Strength Chart

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Water-type Pokemon are one of the three starter-type Pokemon. Together, they form a triangular or rock-paper-scissors relationship with Grass and Fire. Water-type Pokemon are often dual types to show the diversity found in aquatic life.

As they are Water-type Pokemon, their moves are water-based, and they can use moves that can only be performed by marine creatures like Clamp or Razor Shell.

Water-type moves are typically Beautiful in contests. However, they can be from any other Contest type, such as Clever, Cool, Tough, or Cute.

Some of the most popular Water-type trainers include Misty, the Cerulean Gym Leader; Wallace, the Sootopolis Gym Leader; and Marlon, the Humilau Gym Leader.

Water Type Weaknesses

Water-type Pokemon have weaknesses to Electric and Grass-type moves when on defense. Their attacks are not very effective against Fire, Water, Grass, and Dragon-type Pokemon.

Water Type Strengths

Water-type moves are strong (Super Effective) against Fire, Ground, and Rock Pokemon. When a Water Pokemon is on defense, they are resistant to Fire, Water, Ice, and Steel-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 Water-type in the various games of the franchise. We’ve got more detailed content in the Pokemon section of our website.

Hayley Andrews

Hayley Andrews

Hayley is a gamer, writer, and author with a background in Business. Hayley graduated with a dual degree in Business Management and Human Resource Management in Australia.

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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