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What Pokemon Has Only One Weakness?

What Pokemon Has Only One Weakness?

Although all Pokemon types are unique and great in their own way, not all types are made equal.

Some types have more weaknesses than others, while some are only weak to one.

Here is a quick rundown on which types and dual types have only one weakness.

Every Pokemon With One Weakness

Swampert Scizor Alolan Muk Genesect One Weakness
Swampert, Scizor, Alolan Muk and Genesect are some of the more notable Pokemon with one weakness

The dual type Pokemon with only one weakness are:

  • Grimer (Alolan)
  • Muk (Alolan)
  • Wooper
  • Quagsire
  • Forretress
  • Qwilfish (Hisuian)
  • Scizor, Mega Scizor
  • Marshtomp
  • Swampert, Mega Swampert
  • Sableye, Mega Sableye
  • Barboach
  • Whiscash
  • Wormadam (Trash Cloak Form)
  • Gastrodon (East and West)
  • Stunky
  • Skuntank
  • Spiritomb
  • Drapion
  • Palpitoad
  • Seismitoad
  • Zorua (Hisuian)
  • Zoroark (Hisuian)
  • Escavalier
  • Durant
  • Genesect
  • Overqwil

These Pokemon are made up of the dual typings Normal/Ghost, Ghost/Dark, Water/Ground, Poison/Dark, Bug/Steel.

This means any Pokemon that have this dual typing will only have one weakness.

That’s in addition to all pure Electric and Normal type Pokemon.

Normal/Ghost – Weakness: Dark

Prior to Pokemon Legends: Arceus, Normal/Ghost was an unused dual typing.

There were no Normal/Ghost Pokemon until the arrival of Hisuian Zorua and Hisuian Zoroark.

Normal/Ghost has one weakness, which is Dark type moves. It gets a x2 multiplier with its attacks, meaning Dark moves are super effective against Normal/Ghost.

Ghost/Dark – Weakness: Fairy

At one point, Ghost/Dark as a combo had no weaknesses at all.

But with the arrival of Gen 6 and the addition of one new type, Ghost/Dark now has one weakness – Fairy type moves.

There are only a couple of Pokemon that have this typing: Sableye, a Gen 3 Pokemon, and Spiritomb, which was added in Gen 4.

This dual typing also enjoys immunity from Normal, Fighting, and Psychic moves, and takes half damage from Poison.

Water/Ground – Weakness: Grass

Water is weak against Grass, and one of Ground’s weaknesses is also Grass. Put Water and Ground together and you get the unfortunate fact that Water/Ground is super weak against Grass.

So although Water/Ground only has one weakness, it gets x4 the damage from it.

The slight solace from this combo is that it’s at least resistant to Fire, Poison, Steel, and Rock, and is also immune to Electric.

The few evolution lines under it just have to mitigate this one strong weakness.

Poison/Dark – Weakness: Ground

Ground is the one weakness of Poison/Dark, so this typing combo best avoids moves like Dig and Earth Power, to name a few. 

On the upside, it’s also resistant to Poison, Dark, Ghost, and Grass type moves, and is immune to Psychic moves.

At first, the only Pokemon that had this typing were the Stunky and Skuntank evolution line, as well as Drapion

Later on, Gen 7 added Alolan Grimer and Muk, and Gen 8 added Hisuian Qwilfish and its evolution Overqwil.

Bug/Steel – Weakness: Fire

Bug/Steel has only one weakness – Fire type moves.

Unfortunately, since Bug and Steel are separately weak against Fire, when put together the combo gets a x4 weakness against it.

The silver lining with this combo is that it gets a lot of resistances. It gets half damage from Bug, Steel, Normal, Psychic, Ice, Dragon, and Fairy, and further less damage with Grass.

It’s also immune to Poison moves.

There are currently six Pokemon with this dual typing – seven if you count Mega Scizor separately.

Normal – Weakness: Fighting | Electric – Weakness: Ground

Normal type and Electric type were the original typings with only one weakness each.

Firstly, Normal type Pokemon are weak to only Fighting type moves. Meanwhile, Electric type Pokemon are only weak to Ground.

There are 79 pure Normal type Pokemon and 37 pure Electric type Pokemon.

While having only one weakness sounds great, the caveat for Normal type is that it’s not really super effective against any other types.

In addition, even a fully evolved Normal type Pokemon will still have the lowest base Special Attack stat among all Pokemon.

In Pokemon GO, Normal types, such as Blissey and Snorlax, are usually used as Gym defenders.

They are great at it and their one weakness helps, but outside of that they don’t really feature in the game’s meta.

For Electric types, although they are walled by Ground types and its moves, they are ways to circumvent their one weakness. 

To overcome their Ground weakness, Electric types need the Levitate ability, the Air Balloon item, or be under certain effects from moves like Magnet Rise and Telekinesis, which makes the Pokemon float above ground.

However, this doesn’t apply to Pokemon GO.

Do Any Pokemon Have No Weakness?

Tynamo Eelektrik Eelektross No Weakness
Tynamo, Eelektrik and Eelektross when using the Levitate ability have no weaknesses

Yes, technically, Tynamo, Eelektrik, and Eelektross are the only Pokemon with no weaknesses.

These three are pure Electric type Pokemon, thus their only weakness is Ground type moves, which they can bypass with one simple trick.

It’s all thanks to their Levitate ability, which makes them float in the air, thereby avoiding any Ground type moves and making them immune to it.

So with their only weakness out of the way, Tynamo, Eelektrik, and Eelektross are the only Pokemon with no weaknesses.

As mentioned above, Ghost/Dark Pokemon used to have no weaknesses before. This changed during Gen 6 with the addition of Fairy types and moves.