Pokémon Legends: Arceus Type Effectiveness Guide

What a magical chart!

Screenshot by Gamepur

If you’ve played a Pokémon game before, you’ve burned certain type match-ups into your head. Maybe you always have a Psychic-type on your main team to eviscerate fighting, or maybe you enjoy how Water-types plow through Rock and Ground ‘mon. In previous RPGs, you’ve gained this knowledge either through in-game hints ahead of facing a gym leader or from good, old-fashioned trial-and-error. Pokémon Legends: Arceus is the first Pokémon game to supply us with a chart.

This beautiful chart comes about two hours into the game when you and Rei have a practice battle. Pokémon veterans won’t find any huge shakeups in the type match-ups. However, since we’ve got a wondrous chart, it’s better to know than to tell.

Screenshot by Gamepur
Screenshot by Gamepur

Using the vertical column as a guide, the Pokémon types are, in order: Normal, Fire, Water, Electric, Grass, Ice, Fighting, Poison, Ground, Flying, Psychic, Bug, Rock, Ghost, Dragon, Dark, Steel, Fairy.

The horizontal axis is the Pokémon on the defense; the vertical axis is the Pokémon making the attack. The red circle means an attack is very effective, a triangle means it’s not very effective, and an X means the attack has no effect at all.

Take note of your favorite Pokémon’s strengths and weaknesses, and get out there and explore.