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Which Pokemon Have the Most Resistances?

Which Pokemon Have the Most Resistances?

With 18 Pokemon types clashing into each other in combat, strategizing on which types are stronger or weaker when fighting others can get pretty fun and interesting.

It’s not just who has the stronger Attack or the sturdier Defense – resistance is important, too! In a nutshell, resistance means a Pokemon takes less damage from certain types.

A quick example is a Water Pokemon receiving less damage from Fire type moves. Currently, the Pokemon type that has the highest number of resistances is Steel. 

Here are the Pokemon with the most resistances:

26. Alolan Diglett and Dugtrio Line – 10 Resistances

Alolan Diglett and Dugtrio resistances
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  • Type: Ground/Steel
  • Resistances: Bug, Dragon, Electric, Fairy, Flying, Normal, Poison, Psychic, Rock, Steel

While regular Ground type Diglett and Dugtrio only have a measly three resistances, its Alolan counterparts have a whopping 10! It also has only four weaknesses.

25. Jirachi – 10 Resistances

Jiraichi resistances
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  • Type: Steel/Psychic
  • Resistances: Dragon, Fairy, Flying, Grass, Ice, Normal, Poison, Psychic, Rock, Steel

This Wish Pokemon from Gen 3 also has a long list of resistances. Moves from these 10 types are not effective against this little star.

But although its resistances look great, Jirachi isn’t that high up on anyone’s list for PVE, PVP, or even as an Attacker.

This is due to its well-rounded stats not matching well with its powerful Doom Desire move. It’s best to focus on Jirachi’s resistances.

24. Solgaleo – 10 Resistances

Solgaleo resistances
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  • Type: Psychic/Steel
  • Resistances: Dragon, Fairy, Flying, Grass, Ice, Normal, Poison, Psychic, Rock, Steel

Solgaleo can resist moves from 10 types and only has four weaknesses you need to mitigate against.

Sadly, aside from its list of 10 resistances, Solgaleo doesn’t offer much when it comes to PVE.

Its stats are just okay and its moves are not competitive enough for its typing.

23. Steelix and Mega Steelix Line – 10 Resistances

Steelix and Mega Steelix resistances
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  • Type: Steel/Ground
  • Resistances: Bug, Dragon, Electric, Fairy, Flying, Normal, Poison, Psychic, Rock, Steel

With its impressive list of resistances, as well as its great Defense stat, Steelix and Mega Steelix are quite the bulky Pokemon to have.

They can be used for long battles and can face attacker Dragon type Pokemon, but you have to watch out for its weaknesses which can be commonly found (Fighting, Fire, Ground and Water).

22. Bronzor and Bronzong Line – 10 Resistances

Bronzor and Bronzong resistances
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  • Type: Steel/Psychic
  • Resistances: Dragon, Fairy, Flying, Grass, Ice, Normal, Poison, Psychic, Rock, Steel

These Gen 4 Pokemon also have an impressive list of 10 resistances, while also only having four weaknesses.

In addition, Bronzong is rated highly for Ultra League PVP in Pokemon GO.

So not only is it a Pokemon with excellent resistance, it has great moves like Heavy Slam and even Psychic counters like Confusion and Psychic fit for PVP-ing against Fighting types.

21. Galarian Stunfisk – 10 Resistances

Galarian Stunfisk resistances
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  • Type: Ground/Steel
  • Resistances: Bug, Dragon, Electric, Fairy, Flying, Normal, Poison, Psychic, Rock, Steel

First introduced in Gen 5, Stunfisk was originally just a Ground/Electric type Pokemon with only a few resistances.

Once it got a Galarian form, its resistances vastly improved, expanding to a total of 10.

In addition, its entry into Pokemon GO got a lot of hype for its potential in PVP. The combination of its resistances and defensive prowess has made it a mainstay in the GO Battle League meta.

20. Excadrill – 10 Resistances

Excadrill resistances
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  • Type: Ground/Steel
  • Resistances: Bug, Dragon, Electric, Fairy, Flying, Normal, Poison, Psychic, Rock, Steel

This next Pokemon boasts 10 resistances and a reliable Attack potential and DPS during raids.

It’s a handy Ground type attacker to have, with its Mud Slap and Earthquake combo.

19. Metagross Line – 10 Resistances

Beldum, Metang, and Metagross resistances
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  • Type: Steel/Psychic
  • Resistances: Dragon, Fairy, Flying, Grass, Ice, Normal, Poison, Psychic, Rock, Steel

Metagross has great attacking stats making it a popular choice in Raid Battles.

Add in 10 resistances and its appeal even spills over to Ultra League and Master League in Pokemon GO, despite it not being the best defensively.

If you get caught against Metagross with the wrong Pokemon you won’t last long!

18. Heatran – 10 Resistances

Heatran resistances
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  • Type: Fire/Steel
  • Resistances: Bug, Dragon, Fairy, Flying, Grass, Ice, Normal, Poison, Psychic, Steel

Heatran is special for a number of reasons.

Aside from being the sole Pokemon with Fire/Steel typing, it is also only weak to three types but resistant to 10.

Six of these resistances are doubly ineffective against it, and four are super weak to it.

So although its DPS isn’t as great as other Fire types, it’s still a great resistant Pokemon to have during certain raids.

17. Corviknight – 10 Resistances

Corviknight resistances
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  • Type: Flying/Steel
  • Resistances: Bug, Dragon, Fairy, Flying, Grass, Ground, Normal, Poison, Psychic, Steel

Corviknight’s Flying and Steel type combination give it 10 resistances.

Know how to protect it from Electric and Fire type moves, and you should be good to go. Fly high, Corviknight!

16. Duraludon – 10 Resistances

Duraludon presenting its 10 Resistances
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  • Type: Steel/Dragon
  • Resistances: Bug, Electric, Flying, Grass, Normal, Poison, Psychic, Rock, Steel, Water

Duraludon might be one of the newcomers in this list due to only being added in Gen 8 during Sword and Shield, but it is already doing well by having 10 resistances.

It also only has two weaknesses, namely Fighting and Ground, and has Attack as its highest stat.

Because it’s a recent addition, we’ll just have to see what it has in store for players in the future.

15. Celesteela – 10 Resistances

Celesteela resistances
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  • Type: Steel/Flying
  • Resistance: Bug, Dragon, Fairy, Flying, Grass, Ground, Normal, Poison, Psychic, Steel

While Celesteela has similarities to another Steel/Flying Pokemon included in our list (Skarmory), such as the same dual typing, having two weaknesses, as well as 10 resistances, Celesteela has more well-rounded stats.

Unfortunately, the downside to Celesteela is its moves not meshing well together.

Still, its resistances can help you survive some PVP situations, especially with Fairy type enemies in the Master League.

14. Skarmory – 10 Resistances

Skarmory resistances
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  • Type: Steel/Flying
  • Resistances: Bug, Dragon, Fairy, Flying, Grass, Ground, Normal, Poison, Psychic, Steel

As mentioned above, Skarmory and Celesteela have similarities, such as having 10 resistances, two weaknesses, and being Steel/Flying Pokemon.

However, Skarmory wins the competition by being a better PVP choice.

Its typing can resist a lot of moves, it has reliable bulk, great defense, and a good set of moves. Just watch out when attacking Electric types!

13. Dialga – 10 Resistances

Dialga resistances
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  • Type: Steel/Dragon
  • Resistances: Bug, Electric, Flying, Grass, Normal, Poison, Psychic, Rock, Steel, Water

It’s Dialga time! Those who enjoy PVE and want a Pokemon that has a lot of resistances and only a couple of weaknesses, Dialga is a great choice.

Dialga boasts of an impressive list of 10 resistances, as well as having only two weaknesses.

And compared to other Dragon dual types, it will only take normal damage when hit by a Dragon type move.

12. Cufant and Copperajah Line – 11 Resistances

Cufant and Copperajah resistances
Source: Bulbapedia
  • Type: Steel
  • Resistances: Bug, Dragon, Fairy, Flying, Grass, Ice, Normal, Poison, Psychic, Rock, Steel

Stomping their way onto our article with quite a list of resistances are Cufant and Copperajah.

They might not look like pure Steel types but they are certainly are!

11. Klinklang Line – 11 Resistances

Klink, Klang, and Klinklang resistances
Source: Bulbapedia
  • Type: Steel
  • Resistances: Bug, Dragon, Fairy, Flying, Grass, Ice, Normal, Poison, Psychic, Rock, Steel

Here’s another evolution line with 11 resistances and three weaknesses.

Steel type-wise, the resistance coverage is good, but it’s no Metagross when it comes to effectiveness in battle.

10. Meltan and Melmetal Line – 11 Resistances

Meltan and Melmetal resistances
Source: Bulbapedia
  • Type: Steel
  • Resistances: Bug, Dragon, Fairy, Grass, Ice, Normal, Poison, Psychic, Rock, Steel

Despite its special place in the Pokemon GO lore – Melmetal is only effective in PVP.

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It does okay in Great and Ultra League but excels in Master League.

9. Galarian Meowth and Perrserker Line – 11 Resistances

Galarian Meowth resistances
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  • Type: Steel
  • Resistances: Bug, Dragon, Fairy, Flying, Grass, Ice, Normal, Poison, Psychic, Rock, Steel

Purring contentedly at number 9 are Meowth’s Galarian line – Galarian Meowth and Perrserker!

Meta-wise, both are not too notable for PVE. When it comes to Steel types in raids, Pokemon such as Metagross are more popular and preferred.

Still, having 11 resistances thanks to its Steel typing is not bad at all.

8. Pawniard and Bisharp Line – 11 Resistances

Pawniard and Bisharp resistances
Source: Bulbapedia
  • Type: Dark/Steel
  • Resistances: Dark, Dragon, Flying, Ghost, Grass, Ice, Normal, Poison, Psychic, Rock, Steel

Pawniard and Bisharp (and Kingambit, when it gets added to Pokemon GO in the future) are currently the only Pokemon with Dark/Steel typing.

This unique dual typing gives this evolution line an interesting combo of coverage. In total, it gets 11 resistances and only three weaknesses.

But watch out – Dark/Steel makes them doubly more vulnerable to Fighting type moves!

7. Empoleon – 11 Resistances

Empoleon resistances
Source: Bulbapedia
  • Type: Water/Steel
  • Resistances: Bug, Dragon, Fairy, Flying, Ice, Normal, Poison, Psychic, Rock, Steel, Water

Unlike its pre-evolutions who were both pure Water types, Empoleon is a Water/Steel Pokemon and is currently the only Pokemon with this typing.

This dual typing gives it a unique combination of 11 resistances with three weaknesses, which makes it quite useful for coverage.

Empoleon is noted by the community as great for PVE, and good for Great League and Ultra League in GO Battle League as well.

6. Registeel – 11 Resistances

Registeel resistances
Source: Bulbapedia
  • Type: Steel
  • Resistances: Bug, Dragon, Fairy, Flying, Grass, Ice, Normal, Poison, Psychic, Rock, Steel

Although Registeel is not highly recommended for PVE, it is one of the best in both Great League and Ultra League.

With its 11 resistances, only three weaknesses to mitigate, amazing bulk, and its Lock-On Fast Move to enable its powerful Charged Moves, Registeel is frequently used by a lot of trainers.

It can even best Ultra League beasts like Giratina’s Altered Forme!

5. Mega Aggron – 11 Resistances

Mega Aggron resistances
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  • Type: Steel
  • Resistances: Bug, Dragon, Fairy, Flying, Grass, Ice, Normal, Poison, Psychic, Rock, Steel

Usually, Mega Evolutions either get another type or completely change it. With Aron, Lairon, and Aggron, they actually lose a type instead.

Read More: Pokemon GO Type Chart – All Strengths and Weaknesses

Mega Aggron becomes a pure Steel type and gains 11 resistances, which is an improvement to its previous 9. Now that’s a mega upgrade.

4. Gholdengo – 12 Resistances

Goldengo resistances
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  • Type: Steel/Ghost
  • Resistances: Bug, Dragon, Fairy, Fight, Flying, Grass, Ice, Normal, Poison, Psychic, Rock, Steel

Gholdengo is Game Freak’s 1000th Pokemon and is also the newest addition to this unique dual typing.

Its Ghost/Steel combo gives it a grand total of 12 resistances!

Suffice to say, it has an edge when it comes to resisting certain attacks. To balance this, it does get four weaknesses instead.

3. Aegislash Line – 12 Resistances

Honedge, Doublade, and Aegislash resistances
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  • Type: Steel/Ghost
  • Resistances: Bug, Dragon, Fairy, Fight, Flying, Grass, Ice, Normal, Poison, Psychic, Rock, Steel

The Aegislash evolution line was the first ever set of Pokemon to have Ghost/Steel as their typing, which is now shared with Gholdengo. 

Initially introduced in Gen 6, a lot of players are now excited about Aegislash’s full potential in Pokemon GO. 

Its type combination gives it 12 resistances and four weaknesses.

This kind of coverage will work really well with its high Attack in Blade Form or high Defense in Shield Form.

2. Togedemaru – 12 Resistances

Togedemaru resistances
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  • Type: Electric/Steel
  • Resistances: Bug, Dragon, Electric, Fairy, Flying, Grass, Ice, Normal, Poison, Psychic, Rock, Steel

This itty bitty lightning rodent might look tiny and cute, but it is one of the very few Pokemon with the most resistances!

Thanks to its Electric/Steel typing, it has a total of 12 resistances, and you only have to worry about managing its three weaknesses.

1. Magnemite, Magneton, and Magnezone Line – 12 Resistances

Magnemite, Magneton, and Magnezone resistances
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  • Type: Electric/Steel
  • Resistances: Bug, Dragon, Electric, Fairy, Flying, Grass, Ice, Normal, Poison, Psychic, Rock, Steel

And the Pokemon evolution line with the most resistances is the Magnemite, Magneton, and Magnezone evolution line!

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These three Pokemon enjoy having the most resistances, thanks to its Electric/Steel typing.

If you want a safe Pokemon to open with, statistically it doesn’t get better than the Magnezone line.