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Every Dual-Type Pokémon With Only One Weakness

Some Pokémon type combinations are worse than either individual element, but a few combos lead to dual-type Pokémon with only one weakness.

Besides Normal and Electric, every Pokémon type has more than one weakness. A combination of resistances and immunities can sometimes cancel out these weaknesses in dual-type species, however, leading to a select few dual-type Pokémon with only one weakness.

There is currently only one Pokémon family with no weakness, due to a mixture of type and ability; the Electric-type Eelektross family has the Levitate ability, canceling out Electric’s lone Ground-type weakness. Every other Pokémon in the series has at least one weak spot, and even Eelektross can be damaged by super-effective Ground attacks with the help of certain moves or abilities.

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A Pokémon’s weaknesses don’t totally define its usefulness on the battlefield, though. High stats, a great ability, or a wide selection of moves can overcome a Pokémon’s other issues. This means the dual-type Pokémon with only one weakness aren’t automatically game-breaking or overpowered, as there are many factors to take into consideration when creating a viable Pokémon team. Still, many of these dual types are indeed solid choices.

Poison/Dark-Type Pokémon Are Only Weak To Ground

Pokemon Only One Weakness Poison Dark Types

Poison/Dark-type Pokémon are only weak to Ground-type moves. On top of that, they take half damage from Dark, Grass, Ghost, and Poison-type moves and are totally immune to Psychic-type moves. When Pokémon Legends: Arceus was released, it added two more Poison/Dark Pokémon, in the form of Hisuian Qwilfish, and its new evolution, Overqwil. These new Hisuian Pokémon also share the Ground-type weakness of the others in their group. There are only four evolutionary lines with this type combination so far, consisting of seven total Pokémon:

  • Alolan Grimer
  • Alolan Muk
  • Hisuian Qwilfish
  • Overqwil
  • Stunky
  • Skuntank
  • Drapion

Water/Ground-Type Pokémon Are Only Weak To Grass

Pokemon Only One Weakness Water Ground Types

Water/Ground-type Pokémon are only weak to Grass-type moves, but since both Water and Ground are weak to Grass, they take a boosted 4x damage. They take half damage from Poison, Rock, Steel, and Fire-type moves and are immune to Electric-type moves. There are five evolutionary lines with this combo, totaling nine Pokémon:

  • Wooper
  • Quagsire
  • Marshtomp
  • Swampert (and Mega Swampert)
  • Barboach
  • Whiscash
  • Gastrodon
  • Palpitoad
  • Seismitoad

Bug/Steel-Type Pokémon Are Only Weak To Fire

Pokemon Only One Weakness Bug Steel Types

Bug/Steel-type Pokémon have a 4x weakness to Fire-type moves, but that’s their only weakness. They also take half damage from Normal, Bug, Steel, Psychic, Ice, Dragon, and Fairy, and they take only quarter damage from Grass-type moves and are immune to Poison-type moves. There are only six total Pokémon with this type combination so far:

  • Forretress
  • Scizor (and Mega Scizor)
  • Wormadam (Trash Cloak form)
  • Escavalier
  • Durant
  • Genesect

Ghost/Dark-Type Pokémon Are Only Weak To Fairy

Pokemon Only One Weakness Ghost Dark Types

Ghost/Dark-type Pokémon once had no weaknesses at all. This changed in Pokémon X and Y, which added Fairy-type Pokémon to the series, giving Ghost/Dark types their only weakness. They take half damage from Poison and are immune to Normal, Fighting, and Psychic-type moves. There are only two only Pokémon with this type combination:

  • Sableye (and Mega Sableye)
  • Spiritomb

Normal/Ghost-Type Pokémon Are Only Weak To Dark

Pokemon Legends Arceus Cover Hisuian Zorua Zoroark

Pokémon Legends: Arceus introduced the first Normal/Ghost-type Pokémon to the series, with Hisuian Zorua and Hisuian Zoruark making their debut. these Pokémon are only weak to Dark-type moves, which is a pretty good trade-off, as they are immune to Normal, Fighting, and Ghost-type moves, as well as taking half damage from Poison and Bug-type moves.

  • Hisuian Zorua
  • Hisuian Zoruark

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