( Fighting type かくとうタイプ Kakutō taipu in Japanese) is one of the eighteen Pokémon elemental types.
Pokémon of this type are specialists in melee attacks, such as punches and kicks. It could be said that they're the opposite to
Psychic-type Pokémon because while Pokémon of that type depend primarily on special attacks, Pokémon of the Fighting type depend mostly on physical attacks.
Most Fighting-type Pokémon have a human-like body shape because martial arts are predominantly practiced by humans.
Fighting-type Pokémon have varied ways to evolve as this represents a fighter going on a journey to get stronger and find out who he/she is supposed to be.
Famous Fighting-type Pokémon Trainers include
Bruno, the second member of the Kanto and Johto Elite Four; Chuck, the fifth Gym Leader of the Johto region; Brawly, the second Hoenn Gym Leader; Maylene, the third Gym Leader of Sinnoh; Marshal, a member of the Unova Elite Four; and Korrina, the third Gym Leader of the Kalos region.
There are 42 Fighting-type moves.
In battles: Physical moves stand out.
33 moves are of the type.
5 moves are of the type.
4 moves are of the type.
In contests: Cool moves stand out.
23 moves are of the type.
16 moves of the type.
2 moves are of the type.
1 move is of the type.
There are no moves of the type.
List of Fighting-type moves
Effectiveness of Fighting-type moves
Super effective against Pokémon of the types: , , , and .
Not very effective against Pokémon of the types: , , , and .
Ineffective against Pokémon of the type:
Weaknesses and resistances of the Fighting type
A type chart displaying the weaknesses and resistances of a Pokémon when damaged by a move. Empty fields are moves that do normal damage.
Doubly super effective
Fighting-type-Pokémon Gym Leaders
Fighting-type-Pokémon Elite Four members
44 Pokémon are Fighting type. (6.11% of all Pokémon)
Pure Fighting-type Pokémon
20 Pokémon are pure Fighting type. (45.45% of the Fighting-type Pokémon)
Primary Fighting-type Pokémon
5 Pokémon are primary Fighting type. (11.36% of the Fighting-type Pokémon)
Secondary Fighting-type Pokémon
19 Pokémon are secondary Fighting type. (43.18% of the Fighting-type Pokémon)
Pokémon with Fighting-type alternate formes
The following alternate formes of some Pokémon are also of the Fighting type.
Relations with other types
They're weak against the type because sayings like "Brains beat brawn" and "Mind over Matter."
Psychic They're weak against the type because it's difficult to hit something that's moving in the air.
Flying They're weak against the type because physical strength can't do anything against magic.
Fairy They're strong against the type because it is said that goodness always wins, and a fighter must be prepared to face his/her fears, some of which are represented by the Dark type.
Dark The type resists them because the body is a fighter's weapon, and it can be damaged by poison.
Poison The type resists them because some bugs and insects can resist punches easily. Also, it is difficult to hit an insect because it's small and moving quickly.
Bug They're strong against the , Ice and Rock types because ice can be shattered with a strong punch, some fighters are trained to destroy rocks, and steel objects can be easily bent.
Steel They're strong against the type because a fighter can easily beat a normal person.
Normal The type is immune to them because it's impossible to hit an incorporeal being.
^ 90 until
Generation V. ^
a b Before
Generation VI, this was a -type move. ^
a b c Before
Generation VI, this was a -type move.
^ 60 until
Generation VI, this was a -type move.
^ 85 from
Generation I to III and 100 in Generation IV
^ 70 from
Generation I to III and 85 in Generation IV
Generation I, this was a -type move. Normal
^ 20 until
Generation VI, Fighting/Steel-type Pokémon were very resistant to Dark-type moves.
Generation VI, Fighting/Steel-type Pokémon were resistant to Ghost-type moves.
^ Thanks to the ability
Multitype, equipped with the Fist Plate.
^ In its Resolute Forme.
^ Only in its Pirouette Forme.