Fighting Type Pokémon Explained – Info, Strengths, Weaknesses


What are Fighting Type Pokémon?

Fighting type Pokémon are one of the eighteen elemental types found in the world of Pokémon. All Pokémon are categorized into various types based on their characteristics and abilities. They can be a single type or two different types.


Fighting type Pokémon are generally associated with strength, fighting sports and martial arts. The first Fighting Type Pokémon in the Pokédex is 0056 Mankey. 

Mankey Fighting Type Pokémon

To date there are 84 Fighting type Pokémon including Pure Fighting types that are only Fighting type, and Half Fighting types whose Primary or Secondary type is Fighting.

Complete Fighting Pokémon List


What are Fighting Type Pokémon Strengths and Weaknesses?

When in battle, all Pokémon types have strengths and weaknesses against other Pokémon types. 

Fighting Type Strengths:

When attacking – Fighting type Pokémon moves are strong against Dark, Ice, Normal, Rock and Steel type Pokémon. 

When being attacked – Fighting type Pokémon have a resistance to attacks by Bug, Dark, Ice, Rock and Steel type Pokémon.

Fighting Type Weaknesses:

When attacking – Fighting type Pokémon moves are weak against Fairy, Flying, Ghost and Poison type Pokémon and will do very little damage.

When being attacked – Poison type Pokémon are weak to Fairy, Flying and Psychic type Pokémon.


Pokémon Trainers that specialise in Fighting type Pokémon

Throughout the Pokémon game series, players encounter Pokémon Gym Leaders and Trainers that specialise in Fighting type Pokémon. 

Fighting Elite Four

Bruno – Indigo Plateau (Red, Blue, Yellow, Gold, Silver, Crystal, FireRed, LeafGreen, HeartGold, SoulSilver, Let’s Go Pikachu, Let’s Go Eevee)

Hala – Iki Town, Pokémon League (Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, Ultra Moon)

Marshall – Pokémon League (Black, White, Black 2, White 2)

Fighting Gym Leaders

Bea – Stow-on-Side Gym (Sword)

Brawly – Dewford Town Gym (Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, Black 2, White 2)

Chuck – Cianwood City Gym (Gold, Silver, Crystal, HeartGold, SoulSilver, Black 2, White 2)

Korrina – Shalour City Gym (X and Y)

Maylene – Veilstone City Gym (Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, Black 2, White 2, Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl)

Pokémon Trainers

Dendra – (Scarlet, Violet)

Eri (Team Star) – (Scarlet, Violet)

Greta – (Pokémon Emerald)

Mustard – (Sword, Shield)

Shauna – (Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald)

Trainer Classes

Battle Girl – (Various Games)

Black Belt – (Various Games)

Crush Girl – (Various Games)

Crush Kin – (Various Games)

Expert – (Various Games)

Hiker – (Various Games)

Karate Family – (Various Games)

Linebacker – (Various Games)

Old Couple – (Various Games)

Roughneck – (Various Games)

Sparring Partners – (Various Games)

Worker – (Various Games)


Fighting Type Pokémon in the TCG

While there are 18 different Pokémon types in the Pokédex and Video Game series, in the Trading Card Game (TCG) there are only 11 different Pokémon types. This means that in the TCG some categories contain more than one of the Game Pokémon types. 

In the TCG, Fighting Type Pokémon include all Fighting, Ground and Rock type Pokémon. The Trading Cards for these Pokémon have the fighting symbol in the top right-hand corner, next to the HP. 

096/182 Mienfoo

To use the Low Kick move associated with this card, the player must attach one Basic Fighting Energy card. To use the Beatdown attack, two Colorless Energy cards are required. When deciding which cards to include in a deck, players should be aware of the qualities and requirements of their chosen Pokémon cards.

At the bottom of the card is detailed information about that card’s weakness, resistance and retreat cost. 


In the TCG, Fighting type Pokémon generally have a weakness to Psychic types. The Mienfoo card shows this weakness to Psychic type Pokémon and attacks from these types do double damage.  


Fighting type Pokémon cards have no common resistance. However, some have resistance to Fighting types while those that are Ground types in the games may have a resistance to Electric types. Where a resistance is indicated on a card, attacks from those types have their damage reduced. 




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