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Type Fighting

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). 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; and Hala, the Melemele Island Kahuna of the Alola region.

Fighting-type moves

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

List of Fighting-type moves

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

[8]

Physical type Tough type Generation IV 50
Low Kick Physical type Tough type Generation I 20-200 depending on the opponent's weight
Low Sweep Physical type Clever type Generation V 60
Mach Punch Physical type Cool type Generation II 40
Mat Block Other type Cool type Generation VI -
Power-Up Punch Physical type Tough type Generation VI 40
Quick Guard Special type Cool type Generation V -
Revenge Physical type Tough type Generation III 60
Reversal Physical type Cool type Generation II 20-200 depending on the user's HP
Rock Smash Physical type Tough type Generation II 40[9]
Rolling Kick Physical type Cool type Generation I 60
Sacred Sword Physical type Cool type Generation V 90
Secret Sword Special type Beautiful type Generation V 85
Seismic Toss Physical type Tough type Generation I 1-100 depending on the user's level
Sky Uppercut Physical type Cool type Generation III 85
Storm Throw Physical type Cool type Generation V 40
Submission Physical type Cool type Generation I 80
Superpower Physical type Tough type Generation III 120
Triple Kick Physical type Cool type Generation II 60
Vacuum Wave Special type Cool type[3] Generation IV 40
Vital Throw Physical type Cool type Generation II 70
Wake-Up Slap Physical type Tough type[3] Generation II 60

Effectiveness of Fighting-type moves

×2
Super effective against Pokémon of the types: Type Dark, Type Ice, Type Normal, Type Rock and Type Steel.
½

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

×0

Ineffective against Pokémon of the type: Type Ghost

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.

×4
Doubly super effective
×2
Super effective
½
Resistant
¼
Very resistant
×0
Immune
Type of the move
Bug type vertical Dark type vertical Dragon type vertical Electric type vertical Fairy type vertical Fighting type vertical Fire type vertical Flying type vertical Ghost type vertical Grass type vertical Ground type vertical Ice type vertical Normal type vertical Poison type vertical Psychic type vertical Rock type vertical Steel type vertical Water type vertical
Type Fighting
½
½
×2
×2
×2
½
Type FightingType Bug
½
½
×2
½
×2
×4
½
½
×2
Type FightingType Dark
¼
×4
×2
×2
½
×0
½
Type FightingType Dragon
½
½
×2
½
×4
½
×2
½
×2
×2
½
½
Type FightingType Fire
¼
½
½
×2
½
×2
½
×2
½
×2
Type FightingType Flying
¼
½
×2
×2
½
×2
½
×0
×2
×2
Type FightingType Ghost
¼
×2
×0
×2
×2
×0
½
×2
½
Type FightingType Grass
½
½
×2
×2
×4
½
½
×2
×2
×2
½
½
Type FightingType Ice
½
½
×2
×2
×2
×2
½
×2
×2
Type FightingType Normal
½
½
×2
×2
×2
×0
×2
½
Type FightingType Poison
¼
½
½
×2
½
×2
½
×4
½
Type FightingType Psychic
×2
½
×2
×2
½
Type FightingType Rock
½
½
×2
×2
½
×2
×2
½
½
×2
½
×2
×2
Type FightingType Steel
¼
½
[10]
½
×2
×2
[11]
½
×2
½
½
×0
¼
½
Type FightingType Water
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
Chuck
Cianwood City, Johto Stormbadge
Storm Badge
VSBrawly
Brawly
Dewford Town, Hoenn Knucklebadge
Knuckle Badge
VSMaylene
Maylene
Veilstone City, Sinnoh Cobblebadge
Cobble Badge
VSKorrina
Korrina
Shalour City, Kalos Rumble Badge
Rumble Badge
Bea Galar  ?

Fighting-type-Pokémon Kahunas

Leader Location
VS Hala SM
Hala
Melemele Island, Alola

Fighting-type-Pokémon Elite Four members

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

Fighting type records

  • Buzzwole is the tallest and heaviest Fighting type.
  • Mankey is the smallest Fighting type.
  • Stufful is the lightest Fighting type.
  • Tyrogue evolves at the lowest level (20)
  • Mienfoo evolves at the highest level (50)
  • Hariyama has the most HP of all Fighting-types (144)
  • Mega Mewtwo X has the most Attack & Sp. Atk of all Fighting-types (190)
  • Buzzwole has the most Defense of all Fighting-types (139)
  • Virizion has the most Sp. Def of all Fighting-types (129)
  • Pheromosa has the most Speed of all Fighting-types (151)

Fighting-type Pokémon

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

Pure Fighting-type Pokémon

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

Mankey Primeape Machop Machoke Machamp Hitmonlee
056Mankey
#056
----

Type Fighting

057Primeape
#057
----

Type Fighting

066Machop
#066
----

Type Fighting

067Machoke
#067
----

Type Fighting

068Machamp
#068
----

Type Fighting

106Hitmonlee
#106
----

Type Fighting

Hitmonchan Tyrogue Hitmontop Makuhita Hariyama Riolu
107Hitmonchan
#107
----

Type Fighting

236Tyrogue
#236
----

Type Fighting

237Hitmontop
#237
----

Type Fighting

296Makuhita
#296
----

Type Fighting

297Hariyama
#297
----

Type Fighting

447Riolu
#447
----

Type Fighting

Timburr Gurdurr Conkeldurr Throh Sawk Mienfoo
532Timburr
#532
----

Type Fighting

533Gurdurr
#533
----

Type Fighting

534Conkeldurr
#534
----

Type Fighting

538Throh
#538
----

Type Fighting

539Sawk
#539
----

Type Fighting

619Mienfoo
#619
----

Type Fighting

Mienshao Pancham Crabrawler Passimian Sirfetch'd
620Mienshao
#620
----

Type Fighting

674Pancham
#674
----

Type Fighting

739Crabrawler
#739
----

Type Fighting

766Passimian
#766
----

Type Fighting

Sirfetch'd
#???
----

Type Fighting

Primary Fighting-type Pokémon

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

Meditite Medicham Lucario Pangoro Hawlucha Crabominable
307Meditite
#307
----

Type FightingType Psychic

308Medicham
#308
----

Type FightingType Psychic

448Lucario
#448
----

Type FightingType Steel

675Pangoro
#675
----

Type FightingType Dark

701Hawlucha
#701
----

Type FightingType Flying

740Crabominable
#740
----

Type FightingType Ice

Marshadow
802Marshadow
#802
----

Type FightingType Ghost

Secondary Fighting-type Pokémon

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

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

Type WaterType Fighting

214Heracross
#214
----

Type BugType Fighting

256Combusken
#256
----

Type FireType Fighting

257Blaziken
#257
----

Type FireType Fighting

286Breloom
#286
----

Type GrassType Fighting

391Monferno
#391
----

Type FireType Fighting

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

Type FireType Fighting

453Croagunk
#453
----

Type PoisonType Fighting

454Toxicroak
#454
----

Type PoisonType Fighting

475Gallade
#475
----

Type PsychicType Fighting

499Pignite
#499
----

Type FireType Fighting

500Emboar
#500
----

Type FireType Fighting

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

Type DarkType Fighting

560Scrafty
#560
----

Type DarkType Fighting

638Cobalion
#638
----

Type SteelType Fighting

639Terrakion
#639
----

Type RockType Fighting

640Virizion
#640
----

Type GrassType Fighting

647AKeldeo
#647
----

Type WaterType Fighting

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

Type GrassType Fighting

759Stufful
#759
----

Type NormalType Fighting

760Bewear
#760
----

Type NormalType Fighting

783Hakamo-o
#783
----

Type DragonType Fighting

784Kommo-o
#784
----

Type DragonType Fighting

794Buzzwole
#794
----

Type BugType Fighting

Pheromosa
795Pheromosa
#795
----

Type BugType Fighting

Pokémon with Fighting-type alternate formes

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

Mega Mewtwo X Mega Heracross Mega Blaziken Mega Medicham Mega Lopunny Mega Lucario
150MMewtwo
#150
----

Type PsychicType Fighting

214MHeracross
#214
----

Type BugType Fighting

257MBlaziken
#257
----

Type FireType Fighting

308MMedicham
#308
----

Type FightingType Psychic

428MLopunny
#428
----

Type NormalType Fighting

448MLucario
#448
----

Type FightingType Steel

Mega Gallade Arceus Keldeo Meloetta Silvally
475MGallade
#475
----

Type PsychicType Fighting

493Arceus Fighting Dream
#493
----

Type Fighting[12]

647BKeldeo
#647
----

Type WaterType Fighting[13]

648BMeloetta
#648
----

Type NormalType Fighting[14]

773Silvally Fighting Dream
#773
----

Type Fighting[15]

Relations with other types

  • They're weak against the Psychic type because sayings like "Brains beat brawn" and "Mind over matter." The brain also regulates all muscle functions in most animals.
  • 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.
  • They're weak against the Fairy type because physical strength can't do anything against magic.
  • 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.
  • The Bug type resists them because the strength of their exoskeletons rarely can endure the weight or impact of physical blows.
  • The Bug type is resistant to them because it is difficult to hit an insect since they are small and move quickly.
  • The Poison type resists them because the body is a fighter's weapon, and it can be damaged by poison.
  • 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-type move.
  3. ^ a b c Before Generation VI, this was a Clever type-type move.
  4. ^ 60 until Generation V.
  5. ^ Before Generation VI, this was a Cool type-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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