Did you know that Pokemon is the second most successful and lucrative video game-based media franchise in the world, second to the Mario series by the same company Nintendo? Ever since the renowned video game Pokemon was launched by Nintendo in 1996, it has been often sported on innumerable merchandise, such as anime, comics, print cartoons, trading cards, toys, books, and various other media. And most recently, it found itself a place in the television series by the same name where you can see different types of Pokemon planting mysteries and fighting other types. Each one is assigned with special attributes that determine its strengths and weaknesses against others. Some kinds even possess the attributes of more than one Pokemon type. Without proceeding, let us look at the different types of Pokemon that you must have often seen on television or teamed up with in your video game. Know them and happy gaming!
Different Kinds Of Pokemon
Normal Pokemon can be regarded as the ‘default’ type and are characterized by mammals or fairy-like creatures. They do not possess any characteristics assigned to other types and also lack damage modifiers, but have fewer weaknesses than others. Though they cannot effectively attack other types, only a few types can resist the Normal Pokemon and are effective against them. Taurus, Snortax, Jigglypuff, Meowth, Ditto, and Eevee are some kinds of Normal Pokemon.
Fire Pokemon are assigned with the ability to breathe out fire, usually in the form of flames or lava. They are even immune to the Burn status effect and can immediately defrost if affected by the Frozen status effect. However, they are not as powerful as Water or Electric types and hence, make poor defensive fighters. Nonetheless, they can easily be used against Grass, Ice, and Bug types. Arcanine, Moltres, Flareon, Charmander, Cyndaquil, Torchic, and Chimchar are some examples of Fire Pokemon.
True to their name, the powers of Water Pokemon are directly related to water and hence, are based on aquatic and amphibious creatures. A powerful Water Pokemon is the best choice to stand against Ground, Rock and Fire types. The best examples of Water Pokemon are Blastoise, Gyarados, Cloyster, Starmie, Squirtle, Totodile, Mudkip, and Piplup.
Possessing great amounts of electricity, the Electric Pokemon makes a powerful and important addition to any team. Further, these types have a high Speed stat, a respectable Special Attack, and a decent Special Defense, with abilities of even causing paralysis. However, they are known to have certain weaknesses as well, especially to the Ground type. Zapdos, Jolteon, Pikachu, Electabuzz, and Pachirisu are some kinds of Electric Pokemon.
The very-appearance associated with plant life and nature distinguishes the Grass type from the rest. They possess special abilities that move to their advantage, especially their immunity to the Leech Seed. The best Grass Pokemon includes Tangela, Exeguttor, Venusaur, Bulbasaur, Bayleef, Treecko, and Turtwig.
Fighting Pokemon are assigned with high martial arts attacks, such as punches, throws, submissions, and kicks. Amongst all Fighting Pokemon, Hitmonlee, has the best Speed, HP and Attack stats to punch down all other Fighting Pokemon. Others include Machop, Tyrogue, and Hariyama.
These Pokemon use poison-based moves to makes their opponent sick. They take their poison from venomous reptiles and insects, poisonous plants, or toxic chemicals. However, they are really weak against Psychic and Ground types. Examples of Poison Pokemon are Weezing, Seviper, and Croagunk.
They resemble birds in appearance and use various aerial techniques, such as Wing Attack and Drill Peck, to attack their opponents. They can easily be teamed up with any Pokemon type, except the Fighting type. Zapdos, Articuno, Gyarados, Pidgeotto, Hoothoot, and Beautifly are some Flying Pokemon types.
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