Can You Determine Which Type Is Most Effective Against Each of These Pokémon?

Jacqueline Samaaroo

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Do you have what it takes to be a Pokémon Master?

It doesn't matter if you're talking to video game fans or not: You'd be hard-pressed to find someone who hasn't heard of Pokémon! The Pokémon video game franchise is the second best-selling video game franchise of all time (behind Mario, another Nintendo franchise). Pokémon has expanded from just video games and spread into other forms of media, experiencing great success as well. The Pokémon anime has over 1,000 episodes spread over 20 seasons and their animated films altogether have become one of the highest grossing animated film series. In fact, putting all of this success together, it has been reported that Pokémon is the highest grossing media franchise of all time, surpassing juggernauts like Star Wars, Marvel and Harry Potter.

In this quiz, out of the hundreds of Pokémon that exist, we've selected a handful of some of the most iconic ones. We won't be asking you to identify them; that'd be too easy. Instead, let's see if you have what it takes to correctly identify which type is most effective against these specific Pokémon. Are you up to the challenge? Then let's get started!

Which of these types is super-effective against Pikachu?

Pikachu is an Electric-type Pokémon that is weak to only Ground-type moves, also resisting Steel, Flying and other Electric type moves. It is without a doubt the most recognizable Pokémon in the world, functioning as the mascot for the franchise and featured heavily in other Nintendo promotional material and franchises as well.

Eevee takes super-effective damage from moves of which of these types?

Eevee is a Normal-type Pokémon that is weak to only Fighting-type moves, but it is also completely immune to Ghost-type moves as well. It notably has the most evolutions of any Pokémon, with eight currently confirmed (Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon, Espeon, Umbreon, Leafeon, Glaceon and Slyveon).

Do you know which of these types the mythical Pokémon Meltan is weakest to?

Meltan is a Steel-type Pokémon that is weak to Fire, Ground and Fighting, while also being immune to Poison-type moves. So far, it is the only mythical Pokémon that has the ability to evolve; after being fed 400 Meltan Candy in Pokémon GO, it becomes Melmetal.

Can you figure out which of these types Salazzle is weakest to?

Salazzle is a Poison/Fire-type Pokémon that is doubly weak to Ground-type moves due to its unique typing. However, this same typing also grants it a double resistance to Fairy-type moves. Salazzle are exclusively female, since only female Salandit are capable of evolving.

Which of these types is Bulbasaur weak to?

Bulbasaur is a Grass/Poison-type Pokémon that is weak to Fire-type moves. Not only is it one of the original starter Pokémon in the first Pokémon games, but it is also the very first Pokémon in the National Pokédex, being designated as #001.

The legendary Pokémon Solgaleo is weak to moves of which type?

Solgaleo is a Psychic/Steel-type Pokémon that is weak to Ghost-type moves. It is a legendary Pokémon, the game mascot of Pokémon Sun, and it is based on a lion with a sun motif.

Do you know which type is most effective against the legendary Pokémon Mewtwo?

Mewtwo is a Psychic-type Pokémon that is weak to Dark-type moves, but also resists Fighting-type moves. It is a legendary Pokémon from Generation I and it is capable of mega evolving into two different forms: Mega Mewtwo X and Mega Mewtwo Y.

Can you identify the type that is super-effective against Snorlax?

Snorlax is a Normal-type Pokémon that is weak to Fighting-type moves while also being immune to Ghost-type moves. Weighing over 1,000 lbs., Snorlax holds the distinction of being the heaviest Normal-type Pokémon and one of the top 20 heaviest Pokémon of all time.

Which of these types is super-effective against Magikarp?

Magikarp is a Water-type Pokémon that is weak to Electric-type moves and Grass-type moves. It is virtually useless in battle. However, once it evolves into Gyarados, it becomes a fearsome powerhouse and has the largest increase in base stat total (from 200 to 540, a difference of 340).

Lopunny takes super-effective damage from moves of which of these types?

Lopunny is a Normal-type Pokémon that is weak to Fighting-type moves, while also being immune to Ghost-type moves. It is able to Mega Evolve into Mega Lopunny, greatly boosting its attack and speed and becoming dual typed Normal/Fighting.

Do you know which of these types Wailord is weakest to?

Wailord is a Water-type Pokémon that is weak to Grass and Electric-type moves, but also resists Steel, Ice and Fire-type moves. In terms of height (longest/tallest), Wailord ranks at the absolute top; this is a direct reference to the blue whale, the animal that Wailord is based on and the largest known animal to ever exist.

Can you figure out which of these types Incineroar is weakest to?

Incineroar is a Fire/Dark-type Pokémon that is weak to Water-type moves, but also resists Grass-type moves. Conceptually, Incineroar is an anthropomorphic tiger that is visually and thematically based on professional wrestlers, particularly heel wrestlers.

Which of these types is Charizard weak to?

Charizard is a Fire/Flying-type Pokémon that is doubly weak to Rock-type moves. It is the game mascot of Pokémon Red and can Mega Evolve into either Mega Charizard X or Mega Charizard Y.

Sylveon is weak to moves of which of these types?

Sylveon is a Fairy-type Pokémon that is weak to Poison- and Steel-type moves. It is the most recently revealed Eevee evolution and had a key role in the anime as one of Serena’s main Pokémon.

Do you know which type is most effective against Torterra?

Torterra is a Grass/Ground-type Pokémon that is doubly weak to Ice-type moves but also immune to Electric-type moves. It is incredibly massive (being the heaviest Grass-type Pokémon) and can even serve as a living habitat for other smaller Pokémon, an aspect that is probably based on its inspiration: the “World Turtle”.

Can you identify the type that is super-effective against Golisopod?

Golisopod is a Bug/Water-type Pokémon that is weak to Flying, Rock and Electric-type moves. It is based on armored samurai and the giant isopod, and it is most notable for being the signature Pokémon of Guzma, the boss of Team Skull.

Which of these types is super-effective against Braixen?

Braixen is a Fire-type Pokémon that is weak to Water, Ground and Rock-type moves. It is based on the fennec fox and witches (particularly Kitsune-related myths) and is one of the few Pokémon that is a playable character in Pokkén Tournament.

Scrafty takes super-effective damage from moves of which type?

Scrafty is a Dark/Fighting Pokémon that is doubly weak to Fairy-type moves. Visually its draws inspiration from punk and hip hop stereotypes; with its red mohawk-like crest and its molted skin that resemble baggy pants and a hoodie.

Do you know which of these types Sceptile is weakest to?

Sceptile is a Grass-type Pokémon and the final form of Treecko, one of the starter Pokémon of Hoenn. It is capable of Mega Evolving into Mega Sceptile, becoming a dual typed Grass/Dragon Pokémon.

Can you figure out which of these types the legendary Pokémon Ho-Oh is weakest to?

Ho-Oh is a Fire/Flying-type Pokémon that is doubly weak to Rock-type moves. It is the game mascot of Pokémon Gold and the first Legendary Pokémon (and first Generation II Pokémon) ever seen in the anime.

Which of these types is Greninja weak to?

Greninja is a Water/Dark-type Pokémon that is based on a frog and a ninja. This is a fitting combination, since Japanese folklore and culture somewhat associate ninjas with frogs and toads (one example being “The Tale of the Gallant Jiraiya,” a folk tale about a ninja who can transform into a large toad).

Mimikyu is weak to moves of which of these types?

Mimikyu is a Ghost/Fairy-type Pokémon that is weak to Steel-type and Ghost-type moves. The actual Pokémon is a small creature that hides under a rag or veil that resembles a crude depiction of a Pikachu.

Do you know which type is most effective against the legendary Pokémon Landorus?

Landorus is a Ground/Flying-type Pokémon that is doubly weak to Ice-type moves. It is a legendary Pokémon that is depicted as one of the trio masters of the Forces of Nature.

Can you identify the type that is super-effective against Togepi?

Togepi is a baby Fairy-type Pokémon that is weak to Poison-type moves and Steel-type moves. It was featured heavily in the Pokémon anime (appearing in almost 300 episodes) as one of Misty’s main Pokémon.

Which of these types is super-effective against the legendary Pokémon Suicune?

Suicune is a Water-type Pokémon that is weak to Grass-type moves and Electric-type moves. It is one of the legendary beasts and is also the game mascot of Pokémon Crystal.

Meowth takes super-effective damage from moves of which of these types?

Meowth is a Normal-type Pokémon that is weak to Fighting type moves and immune to Ghost-type. Meowth is one of the primary characters in the anime and the very first Pokémon that is shown to be capable of human speech.

Do you know which of these types Gardevoir is weakest to?

Gardevoir is a Psychic/Fairy-type Pokémon that is weak to Steel, Poison and Ghost-type moves. It has the ability to Mega Evolve into Mega Gardevoir and is the signature Pokémon of Diantha, the Kalos League Champion.

Can you figure out which of these types Shuckle is weakest to?

Shuckle is a Bug/Rock-type Pokémon that is weak to Water, Steel and Rock-type moves. It terms of stats, Shuckle is exceptionally varied, having the highest defenses of all Pokémon, but also having incredibly low attacking stats and HP.

Which of these types is the legendary Pokémon Latias weak to?

Latias is a legendary Dragon/Psychic-type Pokémon that is the female half of the eon duo (the male half being Latios). It is capable of Mega Evolving into Mega Latias, a form that is almost visually indistinguishable from Mega Latios, save for extremely minor differences.

Vespiquen is weak to moves of which of these types?

Vespiquen is a Bug/Flying-type Pokémon that is doubly weak to Rock-type moves. It draws inspiration from real queens and queen bees, an aspect that also makes it an exclusively female Pokémon as well.

Do you know which type is most effective against Squirtle?

Squirtle is a Water-type Pokémon that is weak to Electric-type moves and Grass-type moves. It is one of the original starter Pokémon and its evolved form, Blastoise, is the game mascot of Pokémon Blue.

Can you identify the type that is super-effective against Slaking?

Slaking is a Normal-type Pokémon that is weak to Fighting-type moves but also immune to Ghost-type moves. It has the highest attack stat of all Normal-type Pokémon; however, it is incredibly lazy, being incapable of attacking on consecutive turns.

Which of these types is super-effective against the legendary Pokémon Zygarde?

Zygarde is a Dragon/Ground-type Pokémon that is doubly weak to Ice-type moves. It is a legendary Pokémon that is a member of the aura trio and also the last Pokémon in alphabetical order.

Unown takes super-effective damage from moves of which of these types?

Unown is a Psychic-type Pokémon that is weak to Dark, Ghost and Bug-type moves. It is only capable of learning one move (Hidden Power) and has the most alternate forms of any Pokémon, with 28 confirmed (26 Latin alphabet characters, a question mark and an exclamation mark).

Do you know which of these types Machamp is weakest to?

Machamp is a Fighting-type Pokémon that is weak to Psychic, Flying and Fairy-type moves. As its appearance would suggest, its gender ratio is heavily skewed towards being male (3:1) and it seems to draw visual inspiration from the Hindu gods Shiva and Vishnu.

Can you figure out which of these types Tsareena is weakest to?

Tsareena is a Grass-type Pokémon that is weak to Flying, Fire, Bug, Ice and Poison-type moves. It draws inspiration from female royalty and the mangosteen, especially since the mangosteen is often referred to as the "Queen of Fruit."

Which of these types is Blissey weak to?

Blissey is a Normal-type Pokémon that is weak to Fighting-type moves, but immune to Ghost-type moves. Blissey has the highest HP stat of all Pokémon and, along with Chansey, is often seen assisting Nurse Joy.

Shedinja is weak to moves of which of these types?

Shedinja is a Bug/Ghost-type Pokémon that is unique for being formed from the exoskeleton that Nincada sheds when it evolves into Ninjask. It can never have more than 1 HP (the lowest of all Pokémon), but its ability protects it from all damaging moves that are not super-effective.

Do you know which type is most effective against the legendary Pokémon Kyogre?

Kyogre is a legendary Water-type Pokémon that is weak to Electric-type moves and Grass-type moves. It is based on the mythical Leviathan and is the game mascot of Pokémon Sapphire and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire.

Can you identify the type that is super-effective against the legendary Pokémon Arceus?

Arceus is a Normal-type Pokémon that is weak to Fighting-type moves, but immune to Ghost-type moves. It notably functions as creator deity in the Pokémon franchise and is speculated to have created specific parts (or all) of the known Pokémon universe.

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