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Grass Type Pokemon Weakness and Strengths Guide

Grass Type Pokemon Weakness and Strengths Guide

Brandishing the power of plants, flowers, and even the sun, a lot of Grass Pokemon are iconic.

Not only is it always first on the list of starter Pokemon, but Grass is also the third most common type among all Pokemon and has been paired with all types already.

Here’s a quick rundown to know how to handle them, either as a trainer or an opponent.

We discuss Grass Pokemon’s strengths, weaknesses, resistances, and immunity.

Ready to know more of Mother Nature’s (most likely) favorite Pokemon?


Grass Pokemon Weakness Strengths
Infographic showing Grass Pokemon’s Strengths, Weaknesses, Resistances and Vulnerabilities

What Pokemon Are Good Against Grass?

Bug, Fire, Flying, Ice, and Poison Pokemon are super effective against Grass Pokemon.

Some excellent moves to use against Grass Pokemon are Fire type’s Flamethrower and Blaze Kick, Flying type’s Air Slash and Hurricane, Bug type’s Bug Buzz and Megahorn, Ice type’s Blizzard and Ice Beam, and Poison type’s Poison Jab and Gunk Shot.

With five weaknesses, Grass Pokemon have the most number of weaknesses, tied with Rock Pokemon.

Grass type is also the most resisted type, tied with Bug.

Bug, Dragon, Fire, Flying, Grass, Poison, and Steel resist Grass moves and take less damage, so these types can also be good to use against Grass Pokemon when in a pinch.

What Are Grass Pokemon Strong Against?

Grass type moves are strong against these types of Pokemon:

  • Ground
  • Rock
  • Water

In addition, Grass Pokemon’s highest stat is its Attack, closely followed by its Defense, Special Attack, and Special Defense.

Its Attack stat is slightly higher than its Special Attack, and its Defense is a tad more than its Special Defense. Meanwhile, its Speed and HP are slightly lower than the rest.

Keep these in mind when managing your Grass Pokemon and its moves!

Some excellent Grass type moves are Leaf Storm, which is a very strong whirlwind of leaves, with a caveat of lowering the user’s Special Attack, and Solar Blade, a relatively new move added in Gen 7 that also has high power but takes two turns.

There is also Petal Dance, another strong Grass type attack usually utilized by flower Pokemon. It hits opponents multiple times, but all that dancing can make the user dizzy and confused.

What Are Grass Pokemon Resistant To?

Grass Pokemon can resist these types of move:

  • Electric
  • Grass
  • Ground
  • Water

This means Grass Pokemon take less damage when hit by these types.

However, keep in mind that Grass typing might have four resistances but in return there are seven types that resist it, making it the most resisted type, as mentioned above.

The silver lining is that Grass Pokemon are unaffected by the move Leech Seed, as well as spore and powder moves like Stun Spore and Sleep Powder.

(Left) Lilligant enjoying its time in the forest; (Right) Snivy using Vine Whip
Source: Bulbapedia

Best Counters For Grass Pokemon

Some excellent Pokemon to use against Grass Pokemon are Volcarona (Bug/Fire), Salazzle (Poison/Fire), Talonflame (Fire/Flying), Charizard (Fire/Flying), Scyther (Bug/Flying), Jinx (Ice/Psychic), Heatran (Fire/Steel), and Zen Mode Galarian Darmanitan (Ice/Fire).

As mentioned before, Grass is the third most common type in the games, with currently 125 Grass Pokemon as of Gen 9.

It has also been paired with every other type, with Grass/Poison as its most common dual type combination.

Suffice it to say, you’ll encounter lots of Grass and Grass/Poison Pokemon!

Volcarona, Salazzle, Talonflame, and Charizard all have very good typing against Grass. Volcarona has a high Special Attack that can target Grass Pokemon’s slightly lower Special Defense.

Talonflame has the Speed advantage, while Salazzle has both advantage for Special Attack and Speed. Meanwhile, Charizard also has both, but with the added fan-favorite cool factor.

For Grass/Poison, Jynx is a good counter since both of its typing is strong against it. Heatran is another option due to Steel resisting Grass and being immune to Poison.

A Flying/Bug Pokemon like Scyther is great for pure Grass Pokemon or unique dual types of Grass, like Ludicolo’s Water/Grass typing. Another unique typing you can use for Grass is Galarian Darmanitan in Zen Mode.