Type Fighting.gif

The Fighting-type (かくとうタイプ Kakutō taipu in Japanese) is one of the eighteen Pokémon elemental types.

Pokémon of this type are specialists in melee attacks, such as punches and kicks. It could be said that they're the opposite to Psychic-type Pokémon because while Pokémon of that type depend primarily on special attacks, Pokémon of the Fighting type depend mostly on physical attacks. In particular, every Fighting-type attack introduced before Generation IV remained a physical attack, with special Fighting attacks only being introduced from Generation IV onwards.

Most Fighting-type Pokémon have a human-like body shape because they represent practitioners of various martial arts, which tend to be real-world humans. Some Fighting-type Pokémon are represented by looking like fighters (Machamp looks like a bodybuilder and Crabrawler looks like a French-wrestler) while other are represented by being based on a certain type of fighting style (Hitmontop is based on capoeira fighting and Gallade is based on sword-fighting). A considerable number of Fighting-type Pokémon are predominantly or exclusively male. They can also be represented by simply just having incredible strength (such Pokémon such as Bewear, Pangoro, Crabominable, Conkeldurr and others have this).

Fighting-type Pokémon have varied ways to evolve as this represents a fighter going on a journey to get stronger and find out who he/she is supposed to be.

Every generation has introduced at least one Fighting-type specialist: Bruno, the second member of the Kanto and Johto Elite Four; Chuck, the fifth Gym Leader of the Johto region; Brawly, the second Hoenn Gym Leader; Maylene, the third Gym Leader of Sinnoh; Marshal, a member of the Unova Elite Four; Korrina, the third Gym Leader of the Kalos region; Hala, the Melemele Island Kahuna of the Alola region; and Bea, the fourth Gym Leader of Galar in Pokémon Sword.

Fighting-type moves

  • There are 42 Fighting-type moves.
  • In battles: Physical moves stand out.
    • 33 moves are of the Physical type.
    • 5 moves are of the Special type.
    • 4 moves are of the Other type.
  • In contests: Cool moves stand out.
    • 23 moves are of the Cool type.png type.
    • 16 moves of the Tough type.png type.
    • 2 moves are of the Beautiful type.png type.
    • 1 move is of the Clever type.png type.
    • There are no moves of the Cute type.png type.

List of Fighting-type moves

Name Category Contest Generation Power
Arm Thrust Physical type.gif Tough type.png Generation III 30-75
Aura Sphere Special type.gif Beautiful type.png Generation IV 80[1]
Body Press Physical type.gif - Generation VIII 80
Brick Break Physical type.gif Cool type.png Generation III 75
Bulk Up Other type.gif Cool type.png[2] Generation III -
Circle Throw Physical type.gif Cool type.png Generation V 60
Close Combat Physical type.gif Tough type.png[3] Generation IV 120
Counter Physical type.gif Tough type.png Generation I Double the damage taken
Cross Chop Physical type.gif Cool type.png Generation II 100
Detect Other type.gif Cool type.png Generation II -
Double Kick Physical type.gif Cool type.png Generation I 30 (x2)
Drain Punch Physical type.gif Tough type.png[2] Generation IV 75[4]
Dynamic Punch Physical type.gif Cool type.png Generation II 100
Final Gambit Special type.gif Tough type.png Generation V Damage equal to the user's HP
Flying Press Physical type.gif Tough type.png Generation VI 80
Focus Blast Special type.gif Cool type.png Generation IV 120
Focus Punch Physical type.gif Tough type.png Generation III 150
Force Palm Physical type.gif Cool type.png Generation IV 60
Hammer Arm Physical type.gif Tough type.png[5] Generation IV 100
High Jump Kick Physical type.gif Cool type.png Generation I 130[6]
Jump Kick Physical type.gif Cool type.png Generation IV 100[7]
Karate Chop

[8]

Physical type.gif Tough type.png Generation IV 50
Low Kick Physical type.gif Tough type.png Generation I 20-200 depending on the opponent's weight
Low Sweep Physical type.gif Clever type.png Generation V 60
Mach Punch Physical type.gif Cool type.png Generation II 40
Mat Block Other type.gif Cool type.png Generation VI -
Meteor Assault Physical type.gif - Generation VIII 150
No Retreat Other type.gif - Generation VIII -
Octolock Other type.gif - Generation VIII -
Power-Up Punch Physical type.gif Tough type.png Generation VI 40
Quick Guard Special type.gif Cool type.png Generation V -
Revenge Physical type.gif Tough type.png Generation III 60
Reversal Physical type.gif Cool type.png Generation II 20-200 depending on the user's HP
Rock Smash Physical type.gif Tough type.png Generation II 40[9]
Rolling Kick Physical type.gif Cool type.png Generation I 60
Sacred Sword Physical type.gif Cool type.png Generation V 90
Secret Sword Special type.gif Beautiful type.png Generation V 85
Seismic Toss Physical type.gif Tough type.png Generation I 1-100 depending on the user's level
Sky Uppercut Physical type.gif Cool type.png Generation III 85
Storm Throw Physical type.gif Cool type.png Generation V 40
Submission Physical type.gif Cool type.png Generation I 80
Superpower Physical type.gif Tough type.png Generation III 120
Triple Kick Physical type.gif Cool type.png Generation II 60
Vacuum Wave Special type.gif Cool type.png[3] Generation IV 40
Vital Throw Physical type.gif Cool type.png Generation II 70
Wake-Up Slap Physical type.gif Tough type.png[3] Generation II 60

Effectiveness of Fighting-type moves

×2

Super effective against Pokémon of the types: Type Dark.gif, Type Ice.gif, Type Normal.gif, Type Rock.gif and Type Steel.gif.

½

Not very effective against Pokémon of the types: Type Bug.gif, Type Fairy.gif, Type Flying.gif, Type Psychic.gif and Type Poison.gif.

×0

Ineffective against Pokémon of the type: Type Ghost.gif

Weaknesses and resistances of the Fighting type

A type chart displaying the weaknesses and resistances of a Pokémon when damaged by a move. Empty fields are moves that do normal damage.

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Doubly super effective
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Resistant
¼
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Immune
Type of the move
Bug type vertical.gif Dark type vertical.gif Dragon type vertical.gif Electric type vertical.gif Fairy type vertical.gif Fighting type vertical.gif Fire type vertical.gif Flying type vertical.gif Ghost type vertical.gif Grass type vertical.gif Ground type vertical.gif Ice type vertical.gif Normal type vertical.gif Poison type vertical.gif Psychic type vertical.gif Rock type vertical.gif Steel type vertical.gif Water type vertical.gif
Type Fighting.gif
½
½
×2
×2
×2
½
Type Fighting.gifType Bug.gif
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½
×2
½
×2
×4
½
½
×2
Type Fighting.gifType Dark.gif
¼
×4
×2
×2
½
×0
½
Type Fighting.gifType Dragon.gif
½
½
×2
½
×4
½
×2
½
×2
×2
½
½
Type Fighting.gifType Fire.gif
¼
½
½
×2
½
×2
½
×2
½
×2
Type Fighting.gifType Flying.gif
¼
½
×2
×2
½
×2
½
×0
×2
×2
Type Fighting.gifType Ghost.gif
¼
×2
×0
×2
×2
×0
½
×2
½
Type Fighting.gifType Grass.gif
½
½
×2
×2
×4
½
½
×2
×2
×2
½
½
Type Fighting.gifType Ice.gif
½
½
×2
×2
×2
×2
½
×2
×2
Type Fighting.gifType Normal.gif
½
½
×2
×2
×2
×0
×2
½
Type Fighting.gifType Poison.gif
¼
½
½
×2
½
×2
½
×4
½
Type Fighting.gifType Psychic.gif
×2
½
×2
×2
½
Type Fighting.gifType Rock.gif
½
½
×2
×2
½
×2
×2
½
½
×2
½
×2
×2
Type Fighting.gifType Steel.gif
¼
½
[10]
½
×2
×2
[11]
½
×2
½
½
×0
¼
½
Type Fighting.gifType Water.gif
½
½
×2
×2
½
×2
×2
½
×2
½
½
½

Fighting-type-Pokémon Trainers

Fighting-type-Pokémon Gym Leaders

Leader Location Badge
VSChuck.png
Chuck
Cianwood City, Johto Storm Badge
Storm Badge
VSBrawly.png
Brawly
Dewford Town, Hoenn Knuckle Badge
Knuckle Badge
VSMaylene.png
Maylene
Veilstone City, Sinnoh Cobble Badge
Cobble Badge
VSKorrina.png
Korrina
Shalour City, Kalos Rumble Badge
Rumble Badge
Bea League Card.png
Bea
Stow-on-Side, Galar Fighting Badge
Fighting Badge

Fighting-type-Pokémon Kahunas

Leader Location
VS Hala SM.png
Hala
Melemele Island, Alola

Fighting-type-Pokémon Elite Four members

Competence Category
VSBruno.png
Bruno
Kanto Elite Four/Johto Elite Four
VSMarshal.png
Marshal
Unova Elite Four
VS Hala SM.png
Hala
Alola Elite Four

Fighting type records

Fighting-type Pokémon

63 Pokémon are Fighting type. (6.61% of all Pokémon)

Pure Fighting-type Pokémon

29 Pokémon are pure Fighting type. (41.51% of the Fighting-type Pokémon)

Mankey Primeape Machop Machoke Machamp Farfetch'd
Mankey
#056
----

Type Fighting.gif

Primeape
#057
----

Type Fighting.gif

Machop
#066
----

Type Fighting.gif

Machoke
#067
----

Type Fighting.gif

Machamp
#068
----

Type Fighting.gif

Farfetch'd
#083
----

Type Fighting.gif

Hitmonlee Hitmonchan Tyrogue Hitmontop Makuhita Hariyama
Hitmonlee
#106
----

Type Fighting.gif

Hitmonchan
#107
----

Type Fighting.gif

Tyrogue
#236
----

Type Fighting.gif

Hitmontop
#237
----

Type Fighting.gif

Makuhita
#296
----

Type Fighting.gif

Hariyama
#297
----

Type Fighting.gif

Riolu Timburr Gurdurr Conkeldurr Throh Sawk
Riolu
#447
----

Type Fighting.gif

Timburr
#532
----

Type Fighting.gif

Gurdurr
#533
----

Type Fighting.gif

Conkeldurr
#534
----

Type Fighting.gif

Throh
#538
----

Type Fighting.gif

Sawk
#539
----

Type Fighting.gif

Mienfoo Mienshao Pancham Crabrawler Passimian Clobbopus
Mienfoo
#619
----

Type Fighting.gif

Mienshao
#620
----

Type Fighting.gif

Pancham
#674
----

Type Fighting.gif

Crabrawler
#739
----

Type Fighting.gif

Passimian
#766
----

Type Fighting.gif

Clobbopus
#852
----

Type Fighting.gif

Grapploct Sirfetch'd Falinks Zamazenta Kubfu
Grapploct
853
----

Type Fighting.gif

Sirfetch'd
#865
----

Type Fighting.gif

Falinks
#870
----

Type Fighting.gif

Zamazenta
#889
----

Type Fighting.gif

Kubfu
#891
----

Type Fighting.gif

Primary Fighting-type Pokémon

9 Pokémon are primary Fighting type. (11.32% of the Fighting-type Pokémon)

Galarian Zapdos Meditite Medicham Lucario Pangoro Hawlucha
145AZapdos.png

#145
----

Type Fighting.gifType Flying.gif

Meditite
#307
----

Type Fighting.gifType Psychic.gif

Medicham
#308
----

Type Fighting.gifType Psychic.gif

Lucario
#448
----

Type Fighting.gifType Steel.gif

Pangoro
#675
----

Type Fighting.gifType Dark.gif

Hawlucha
#701
----

Type Fighting.gifType Flying.gif

Crabominable Marshadow Zamazenta (Crowd Shield) Urshifu (Single Strike Style) Urshifu (Rapid Strike Style)
Crabominable
#740
----

Type Fighting.gifType Ice.gif

Marshadow
#802
----

Type Fighting.gifType Ghost.gif

Urshifu
#889
----

Type Fighting.gifType Steel.gif

Urshifu
#892
----

Type Fighting.gifType Dark.gif

Urshifu
#892
----

Type Fighting.gifType Water.gif

Secondary Fighting-type Pokémon

25 Pokémon are secondary Fighting type. (47.17% of the Fighting-type Pokémon)

Poliwrath Heracross Combusken Blaziken Breloom Monferno
Poliwrath
#062
----

Type Water.gifType Fighting.gif

Heracross
#214
----

Type Bug.gifType Fighting.gif

Combusken
#256
----

Type Fire.gifType Fighting.gif

Blaziken
#257
----

Type Fire.gifType Fighting.gif

Breloom
#286
----

Type Grass.gifType Fighting.gif

Monferno
#391
----

Type Fire.gifType Fighting.gif

Infernape Croagunk Toxicroak Gallade Pignite Emboar
Infernape
#392
----

Type Fire.gifType Fighting.gif

Croagunk
#453
----

Type Poison.gifType Fighting.gif

Toxicroak
#454
----

Type Poison.gifType Fighting.gif

Gallade
#475
----

Type Psychic.gifType Fighting.gif

Pignite
#499
----

Type Fire.gifType Fighting.gif

Emboar
#500
----

Type Fire.gifType Fighting.gif

Scraggy Scrafty Cobalion Terrakion Virizion Keldeo
Scraggy
#559
----

Type Dark.gifType Fighting.gif

Scrafty
#560
----

Type Dark.gifType Fighting.gif

Cobalion
#638
----

Type Steel.gifType Fighting.gif

Terrakion
#639
----

Type Rock.gifType Fighting.gif

Virizion
#640
----

Type Grass.gifType Fighting.gif

Keldeo
#647
----

Type Water.gifType Fighting.gif

Chesnaught Stufful Bewear Hakamo-o Kommo-o Buzzwole
Chesnaught
#652
----

Type Grass.gifType Fighting.gif

Stufful
#759
----

Type Normal.gifType Fighting.gif

Bewear
#760
----

Type Normal.gifType Fighting.gif

Hakamo-o
#783
----

Type Dragon.gifType Fighting.gif

Kommo-o
#784
----

Type Dragon.gifType Fighting.gif

Buzzwole
#794
----

Type Bug.gifType Fighting.gif

Pheromosa
Pheromosa
#795
----

Type Bug.gifType Fighting.gif

Pokémon with Fighting-type alternate formes

The following alternate formes of some Pokémon are also of the Fighting type.

Gigantamax Machamp Mega Mewtwo X Mega Heracross Mega Blaziken Mega Medicham Mega Lopunny
Machamp
#068
----

Type Fighting.gif

Mega Mewtwo X
#150
----

Type Psychic.gifType Fighting.gif

Mega Heracross
#214
----

Type Bug.gifType Fighting.gif

Mega Blaziken
#257
----

Type Fire.gifType Fighting.gif

Mega Medicham
#308
----

Type Fighting.gifType Psychic.gif

Mega Lopunny
#428
----

Type Normal.gifType Fighting.gif

Mega Lucario Mega Gallade Arceus Keldeo Meloetta Silvally
Mega Lucario
#448
----

Type Fighting.gifType Steel.gif

Mega Gallade
#475
----

Type Psychic.gifType Fighting.gif

Arceus
#493
----

Type Fighting.gif[12]

Keldeo
#647
----

Type Water.gifType Fighting.gif[13]

Meloetta
#648
----

Type Normal.gifType Fighting.gif[14]

Silvally
#773
----

Type Fighting.gif[15]

Crown Shield Zamazenta Gigantamax Urshifu (Single Strike Style) Gigantamax Urshifu (Rapid Strike Style)
Zamazenta
#889
----

Type Fighting.gifType Steel.gif

Gigantamax Urshifu (Single Strike Style).png
#892
----

Type Fighting.gifType Dark.gif

Gigantamax Urshifu (Rapid Strike Style).png
#892
----

Type Fighting.gifType Water.gif

Relations with other types

  • They're weak against the Psychic type because the brain also regulates all muscle functions in most animals, and the most skilled master minds can overpower the most skilled fighters, hence the term "brains over brawn" and "mind over matter".
  • They're weak against the Flying type because it's been long said that height is a large advantage when it comes to battle, as it's difficult to hit something that's moving in the air and that dropping attacks have the advantage of gravitational acceleration when it comes to attacking. It may also be due to the fact that doves are symbols of peace.
  • They're weak against the Fairy type because physical strength can't do anything against magic, especially when the welders of magic can put a spell on them.
  • They're strong against the Dark type because it's a common theme in martial arts and fighting fiction that goodness always wins, and a fighter must be prepared to face his/her fears, some of which are represented by the Dark type.
  • They resist the Bug type because fighters, with their strength, can easily withstand bugs.
  • The Bug type is resistant to them because bugs generally have an exoskeleton which can protect them from blows. This is also evident as these Pokémon of that type are much bigger than average insects.
  • The Poison type resists them because the body is a fighter's weapon, and it can be damaged by poison. Interestingly, they're not weak to the Poison-type.
  • They're strong against the Ice, Rock and Steel types because ice can be shattered with a strong punch, some fighters are trained to destroy rocks, and steel objects can be easily bent.
  • They're strong against the Normal type because a fighter can easily beat a normal person.
  • The Ghost type is immune to them because it's impossible to hit an incorporeal being. However, the Fighting type is neutral to the Ghost type.

Trivia

Notes

  1. ^ 90 until Generation V.
  2. ^ a b Before Generation VI, this was a Beautiful type.png-type move.
  3. ^ a b c Before Generation VI, this was a Clever type.png-type move.
  4. ^ 60 until Generation V.
  5. ^ Before Generation VI, this was a Cool type.png-type move.
  6. ^ 85 from Generation I to III and 100 in Generation IV
  7. ^ 70 from Generation I to III and 85 in Generation IV
  8. ^ In Generation I, this was a Normal-type move.
  9. ^ 20 until Generation III
  10. ^ Before Generation VI, Fighting/Steel-type Pokémon were very resistant to Dark-type moves.
  11. ^ Before Generation VI, Fighting/Steel-type Pokémon were resistant to Ghost-type moves.
  12. ^ Thanks to the ability Multitype, equipped with the Fist Plate.
  13. ^ In its Resolute Forme.
  14. ^ Only in its Pirouette Forme.
  15. ^ Thanks to the ability RKS System, equipped with the Fighting Memory.
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