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Type Fighting

The 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 melee attacks, such as punches and kicks. It could be said they're the opposite to Psychic-type Pokémon because these depend on Special attacks, while the ones of the Fighting type depend on Physical attacks.

Most Fighting-type Pokémon have a human-like body shape, this is because of martial arts and so are mostly practiced by humans.

Fighting-type Pokémon have varied ways to evolve, this is because it represents a fighter going on a journey to get stronger and find 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, Gym Leader of the Johto region; Brawly, a Hoenn Gym Leader; Maylene, Gym Leader of Sinnoh; Marshal, a member of the Unova Elite Four; and Korrina, a Gym Leader of the Kalos region.

Fighting-type moves

  • There are 42 Fighting-type moves.
  • In battles: Physical moves stand out.
    • 33 moves are of the Physical type type.
    • 5 moves are of the Special type type.
    • 4 moves are of the Other type type.
  • In contests: Cool moves stand out.
    • 17 moves are of the Cool type type.
    • 10 moves of the Tough type type.
    • 3 moves are of the Beautiful type type.
    • 3 moves are of the Clever type type.
    • There are no moves of the Cute type type.
    • 9 moves don't have this categorization.

List of Fighting-type moves

Name Category Contest Generation Power
Arm Thrust Physical type Tough type Generation III 15 (x2-5)
Aura Sphere Special type Beautiful type Generation IV 80[1]
Brick Break Physical type Cool type Generation III 75
Bulk Up Other type Beautiful type Generation III -
Circle Throw Physical type - Generation V 60
Close Combat Physical type Clever type Generation IV 120
Counter Physical type Tough type Generation I Double the damage taken
Cross Chop Physical type Cool type Generation II 100
Detect Other type Cool type Generation II -
Double Kick Physical type Cool type Generation I 30 (x2)
Drain Punch Physical type Beautiful type Generation IV 75[2]
Dynamic Punch Physical type Cool type Generation II 100
Final Gambit Special type - Generation V Damage equal to the user's HP
Flying Press Physical type Tough type Generation VI 80
Focus Blast Special type Cool type Generation IV 120
Focus Punch Physical type Tough type Generation III 150
Force Palm Physical type Cool type Generation IV 60
Hammer Arm Physical type Cool type Generation IV 100
High Jump Kick Physical type Cool type Generation I 130[3]
Jump Kick Physical type Cool type Generation IV 100[4]
Karate Chop[5] Physical type Tough type Generation IV 50
Low Kick Physical type Tough type Generation I 20-200 depending on the opponent's weight
Low Sweep Physical type - Generation V 60
Mach Punch Physical type Cool type Generation II 40
Mat Block Other type - Generation VI -
Power-Up Punch Physical type - Generation VI 40
Quick Guard Special type - Generation V -
Revenge Physical type Tough type Generation III 60
Reversal Physical type Cool type Generation II 20-200 depending on the user's HP
Rock Smash Physical type Tough type Generation II 40[6]
Rolling Kick Physical type Cool type Generation I 60
Sacred Sword Physical type - Generation V 90
Secret Sword Special type - Generation V 85
Seismic Toss Physical type Tough type Generation I 1-100 depending on the user's level
Sky Uppercut Physical type Cool type Generation III 85
Storm Throw Physical type - Generation V 40
Submission Physical type Cool type Generation I 80
Superpower Physical type Tough type Generation III 120
Triple Kick Physical type Cool type Generation II 10+20+30
Vacuum Wave Special type Clever type Generation IV 40
Wake-Up Slap Physical type Clever type Generation II 60

Effectiveness of Fighting-type moves

×2
Super effective against Pokémon of the types: Type Dark, Type Ice, Type Normal, Type Rock and Type Steel.
½
Not very effective against Pokémon of the types: Type Bug, Type Fairy, Type Flying, Type Psychic and Type Poison.
×0
Ineffective against Pokémon of they types: Type Ghost

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.

×4
Doubly super effective
×2
Super effective
½
Resistant
¼
Very resistant
×0
No damage
Type of the move
Bug type vertical Dark type vertical Dragon type vertical Electric type vertical Fairy type vertical Fighting type vertical Fire type vertical Flying type vertical Ghost type vertical Grass type vertical Ground type vertical Ice type vertical Normal type vertical Poison type vertical Psychic type vertical Rock type vertical Steel type vertical Water type vertical
Type Fighting
½
½
×2
×2
×2
½
Type FightingType Bug
½
½
×2
½
×2
×4
½
½
×2
Type FightingType Dark
¼
×4
×2
×2
½
×0
½
Type FightingType Fire
¼
½
½
×2
½
×2
½
×2
½
×2
Type FightingType Flying
¼
½
×2
×2
½
×2
½
×0
×2
×2
Type FightingType Grass
½
½
×2
×2
×4
½
½
×2
×2
×2
½
½
Type FightingType Normal
½
½
×2
×2
×2
×0
×2
½
Type FightingType Poison
¼
½
½
×2
½
×2
½
×4
½
Type FightingType Psychic
×2
½
×2
×2
½
Type FightingType Rock
½
½
×2
×2
½
×2
×2
½
½
×2
½
×2
×2
Type FightingType Steel
¼
½
½
×2
×2
½
×2
½
½
×0
¼
½
Type FightingType Water
½
½
×2
×2
½
×2
×2
½
×2
½
½
½

Known Fighting-type Pokémon Trainers

Kiyo Bruno HGSS Chuck Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Brawly 250px-ArtSumomo Marshal-detail Korrina Yoshihiro Ranmaru pokemon
Former Kanto Gym Leader Kiyo Kanto/Johto Elite Four Bruno Johto Gym Leader Chuck Hoenn Gym Leader Brawly Sinnoh Gym Leader Maylene Unova Elite Four Marshal Kalos Gym Leader Korrina Pugilis Warlord Yoshihiro Warlord Servant Ranmaru

Fighting-type Pokémon

44 Pokémon are Fighting type. (6.27% of all Pokémon)

Pure Fighting-type Pokémon

20 Pokémon are pure Fighting type. (44.44% of the Fighting-type Pokémon)

Mankey Primeape Machop Machoke Machamp Hitmonlee

056Mankey
#056


Type Fighting

057Primeape
#057


Type Fighting

066Machop
#066


Type Fighting

067Machoke
#067


Type Fighting

068Machamp
#068


Type Fighting

106Hitmonlee
#106


Type Fighting

Hitmonchan Tyrogue Hitmontop Makuhita Hariyama Riolu

107Hitmonchan
#107


Type Fighting

236Tyrogue
#236


Type Fighting

237Hitmontop
#237


Type Fighting

296Makuhita
#296


Type Fighting

297Hariyama
#297


Type Fighting

447Riolu
#447


Type Fighting

Timburr Gurdurr Conkeldurr Throh Sawk Mienfoo

532Timburr
#532


Type Fighting

533Gurdurr
#533


Type Fighting

534Conkeldurr
#534


Type Fighting

538Throh
#538


Type Fighting

539Sawk
#539


Type Fighting

619Mienfoo
#619


Type Fighting

Mienshao Pancham

620Mienshao
#620


Type Fighting

674Pancham
#674


Type Fighting

Primary Fighting-type Pokémon

5 Pokémon are primary Fighting type. (11.11% of the Fighting-type Pokémon)

Meditite Medicham Lucario Pangoro Hawlucha

307Meditite
#307


Type FightingType Psychic

308Medicham
#308


Type FightingType Psychic

448Lucario
#448


Type FightingType Steel

675Pangoro
#675


Type FightingType Dark

701Hawlucha
#701


Type FightingType Flying

Secondary Fighting-type Pokémon

19 Pokémon are secondary Fighting type. (44.44% of the Fighting-type Pokémon)

Poliwrath Heracross Combusken Blaziken Breloom Monferno

062Poliwrath
#062


Type WaterType Fighting

214Heracross
#214


Type BugType Fighting

256Combusken
#256


Type FireType Fighting

257Blaziken
#257


Type FireType Fighting

286Breloom
#286


Type GrassType Fighting

391Monferno
#391


Type FireType Fighting

Infernape Croagunk Toxicroak Gallade Pignite Emboar

392Infernape
#392


Type FireType Fighting

453Croagunk
#453


Type PoisonType Fighting

454Toxicroak
#454


Type PoisonType Fighting

475Gallade
#475


Type PsychicType Fighting

499Pignite
#499


Type FireType Fighting

500Emboar
#500


Type FireType Fighting

Scraggy Scrafty Cobalion Terrakion Virizion Keldeo

559Scraggy
#559


Type DarkType Fighting

560Scrafty
#560


Type DarkType Fighting

638Cobalion
#638


Type SteelType Fighting

639Terrakion
#639


Type RockType Fighting

640Virizion
#640


Type GrassType Fighting

647Keldeo
#647


Type WaterType Fighting

Meloetta Chesnaught

648BMeloetta
#652


Type NormalType Fighting[7]

652Chesnaught
#652


Type GrassType Fighting

Mega Evolved Fighting-type Pokémon

Mega Mewtwo X Mega Heracross Mega Blaziken Mega Medicham Mega Lopunny Mega Lucario

150MMewtwo
#150


Type PsychicType Fighting

214MHeracross
#214


Type BugType Fighting

257MBlaziken
#257


Type FireType Fighting

308MMedicham
#308


Type FightingType Psychic

428MLopunny
#428


Type NormalType Fighting

448MLucario
#448


Type FightingType Steel

Mega Gallade

475MGallade
#475


Type PsychicType Fighting

Relations with other types

  • They're weak against the Psychic type because of the saying "Mind always beats strength".
  • They're weak against the Flying type because it's difficult to hit something that's moving in the air.
  • They're strong against the Dark type because it is famous that goodness always wins, and a fighter must be prepared to face its fears, some represented by the Dark type.
  • The Poison type resists them because the body is fighter's weapon, and it can be damaged by poison.
  • The Bug type resists them because some bugs can resist punches easily, also, it is difficult to hit an insect because it's small and moving quickly.
  • They're strong against the Ice, Rock and Steel types because ice can be shattered with a strong punch, some fighters are trained to destroy rocks, and steel objects can be easily bent.
  • They're strong against the Normal type because a fighter can easily beat a normal person.
  • The Ghost type is immune to them because it's impossible to hit an incorporeal being.
  • They're weak against the Fairy type because physical strength can't do anything against magic.

Notes

  1. ^ 90 until Generation V.
  2. ^ 60 until Generation V.
  3. ^ 85 from Generation I to III and 100 in Generation IV
  4. ^ 70 from Generation I to III and 85 in Generation IV
  5. ^ In Generation I, this was a Normal-type move.
  6. ^ 20 until Generation III
  7. ^ Only in its Pirouette Forme.

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