Best Pokémon Dual Typing and Dual Types Ever!

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Best dual type Pokemon characters 101! Ever wondered what the best Pokemon dual typing is? It's a tricky question but you are in the right place! In a way it's kind of like a trickier rock-paper-scissors, with like 18 different types you can combine together, instead of three! They are the bread and butter of Pokemon battles so matter a lot. What dual type combo is the best? Here are the different type combos based on how effective they are offensively and defensively, plus the best Pokémon that represents them... best. What are the best dual-type Pokémon?


15. Sableye

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Two Pokemon types that work beautifully together are Ghost and Dark types as together, they only have one type that’s super effective against them, alongside immunity to 3 other types. If we are to include an extra resistance to Poison, you have what is arguably the best defensive type in all of Pokémon. Its only qualm is lack of offensive capabilities and the fact that the Pokémon that share the Ghost/Dark typing are not particularly powerful. Between the two Pokémon that share this typing, Sableye is easily the best.

Known as the Darkness Pokemon, Sableye has a creepy goblin-like appearance with bejewelled eyes, that may be loosely inspired by the tradition of placing coins over the eyes of deceased loved ones in past ages. It's definitely a creepy feature! A dual Dark and Ghost Type Pokemon from Generation 3, Sableye quickly became the favourite of many who found its lifeless eyes and demonic look quite appealing, but mostly people in the Pokémon world fear its unnatural appearance, believing it to rob humans of their spirit. It possesses some nice abilities such as Prankster, plus access to status altering moves alongside its resistant Mega Evolution, so definitely has some things going for it, but its stats could be seen as unremarkable compared to others on this list. It's a competitive field! With its Prankster ability, it’s able to pass around statuses and irritate your opponents with moves like Encore and Taunt. Plus its mega evolution is a defensive powerhouse with 125 defense and 115 special defense. However, both of them are usually handled with a taunt of your own, or any strong neutral attack against them. Here’s hoping we get more Pokémon with this spooky combo in the future!

14. Magnezone (Electric/Steel)

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The combination of Electric and Steel typing is hugely powerful as it carries the most resistances out of every type combo in the game. These two types together resist a massive 11 different attacking types, with additional immunity to Poison-type attacks. It can also hit 34% of all Pokémon for super effective damage! As one of the Best Electric Type Pokemon of all time, it's only natural we choose Magnezone here as it exemplifies this typing perfectly!

Known as the Magnet Area Pokemon, this robotic Generation 4 Pokemon beast is a dual Electric/Steel type powerhouse with not only incredibly high Sp. Attack values, but the Magnet Pull ability, that keeps any Steel type Pokemon from fleeing battle and keeps them right where it wants them. So if a Steel-type is unlucky enough to find itself fighting this UFO looking thing, there’s no chance of running away before being blasted out of existence with moves like Thunderbolt and Flash Cannon. These moves, plus Body Press, it can take advantage of both those stats and trap fellow steel-types with Magnet Pull. Since it is a defensive and special attacking powerhouse, you might be wondering why this incredible robot Pokemon is ranked lower in this list. Its only qualm is Earthquake! Ground is one of the most prevalent attacking types in the game. With Earthquake as its best move, it will hit Magnezone for 4x super effective damage, and is all but guaranteed to KO. Which kind of doesn’t make sense here as I'm pretty sure Magnezone is airborne!

13. Gyarados (Water/Flying)

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Gyarados seems to make an appearance everywhere, so it makes no surprise to have a feature here. The Water/Flying type might seem an odd combination to feature here but bear with me! Even though Water/Flying typing may be vulnerable to Electric type attacks, the only other type that’s super effective against it is Rock, which is weak to Water. And this isn’t even bringing up the 5 resistances and immunity to Ground attacks. Top this all off with 39% super effective coverage, and you have a typing that is much more threatening than you think. While there are a bunch of Pokémon with this dual-typing, none are more threatening than Gyarados. It has access to a great boosting move in Dragon Dance, and has incredible coverage with moves like Waterfall, Bounce, Power Whip, and Earthquake. Combine these with the awesome abilities Moxie and Intimidate, and you’ll understand why Gyarados will probably be a threat for as long as Pokémon exists.

12. Zapdos (Electric/Flying)

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Flying and Electric together work beautifully, with Flying typing creating an immunity to Electric’s only weakness, Ground. It also serves up a nice 5 resistances with only 2 weaknesses. It is not only one of the best defensive typing, but one of the best offensive typing too, these two together create a super versatile Pokemon in combat and combine to hit 42% of Pokémon for super effective damage. Zapdos is perfectly poised to take advantage of these elements, being a formidable threat on both offensive and defensive fronts and with moves like Thunderbolt and Thunder, there’s a great chance of getting paralysis. Then there are moves such as Hurricane, Thunderbolt, and Heat Wave, which offer great coverage! You get a lot of freedom here, to optionally Roost for more health, or you could opt for Toxic to drain your opponent’s health. Zapdos is definitely the best legendary bird to take in to combat with you, it's so versatile in battle, there's so much fun to be had!

11. Lucario (Steel/Fighting)

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If we're talking defense stat, the best single typing tends to be Steel. Combined with Fighting, naturally one of the best offensive typings, they make for an incredible dual typing, one of the best dual types in Pokemon history for sure! Defensively you get 3 weaknesses, but also 8 resistances and an immunity. Offensively, nothing resists you. And you can hit 33% of Pokémon for super effective damage. Even though there are too Legendary Pokemon that both share the dual Steel/Fighting typing, I want to serve up Lucario instead, for its versatility and its role as an offensive threat that can be physical or special. Take your pick from Aura Sphere, Coles Combat, Meteor Mash, and Aura Sphere to name a few, then add in some great priority with Extreme Speed and Bullet Punch, and it's easy see why Lucario was put in Smash Bros and why it is such an iconic Pokemon. PS check out the best Lucario nicknames ideas here!

10. Mamoswine (Ice/Ground)

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Anyone knows that Ice meeting Ground turns in to a slippery mess that can be lethal in real life. And in the Pokemon world, it's just as lethal. This dual typing may not be as versatile as other combinations as defensively, an Ice/Ground typing isn’t too impressive. It has 5 types that are super effective against it (3 of which are really common) and only one resistance and immunity. However, where this dual typing really shines is on the offensive front as this is the best offensive typing combo in the game!

Together, Ice and Ground hit 52% of Pokémon for super effective damage, and have perfect neutral coverage, an incredible combination that no Pokemon is safe from. Just check out those powerful moves to take advantage of, from Earthquake to Blizzard, Ice Beam, Earth Power, Ice Shard, and Icicle Crash. Mamoswine is the perfect candidate for this dual typing, as the only fully evolved dual Ice/Ground type. Not only does its ability Thick Fat cause fire-type moves to deal half damage, its whopping 130 Attack stat, plus additional coverage moves with Superpower, Stone Edge, and Knock Off, means that Mamo can hit 75% of all Pokémon for super effective damage!

9. Tapu Fini (Water/Fairy)

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Fairy may be the newest typing, and has beautifully balanced out the meta, but even though it might sound delicate and fragile, comes with its own reputation for being super op. And it compliments Water Typing beautifully! One of the most common types in Pokemon (check out these Best Water Type Starters in Pokemon!) Water is great for Fairy since it neutralizes Steel type moves. And you thought this combination would be meek and submissive! Even though this combination still has three weaknesses, it resists 6 types while hitting 33% of Pokémon for super effective damage. Just check out some of its beasts, the dual Water and Fairy type Primarina from Generation 7, that has a combined 3 weaknesses and 7 resistences, its type combination making it an ideal defender for a variety of situations, especially switch-heavy defensive battles - and then there's Azumarill, a top tier threat that is very easy to underestimate, with absolutely devastating potential - Huge Power gives it effectively 150 base attack. And then there's Tapu Fini. It carries great versatility as a utility player, and a specially offensive threat. Also, its ability Misty Surge is great since it weakens Dragon-type moves and prevents status ailments. If you're a Water Fairy fiend, definitely also check out these Best Azumarill Nicknames ideas!

8. Alolan Muk (Poison/Dark)

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The dark and poisonous Alolan Muk is a great example of how powerfully and beautifully these two typings work together. Poison is able to cover Dark’s weaknesses to Fairy and Fighting, while Dark grants a Psychic-type immunity. And with 4 resistances, the only type you need to worry about is Ground. It’s fully able to take advantage of Knock Off and Poison Jab with Poison Touch, an ability that increases the chance to poison your opponent. It can also take full advantage of Curse by boosting its weaker defense and already high attack. Not to mention that Alolan Muk is a freaking rainbow. Maybe not as dark and poisonous on the outside, as on the inside! A reason to avoid all unfamiliar rainbow coloured objects at all cost.

7. Corviknight (Steel/Flying)

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The only thing better than a dual Steel/Fighting typing is a dual Steel/Flying typing, for now at least. If you're looking for the best defensive dual typing in the Pokemon games, look no further as this is one of the best defensive typings around: 2 immunities, 8 resistances, and only 2 weaknesses. These Pokemon usually take a role as the defensive core of a team. One great example is Corviknight, for not just its formidable defensive strength, but because of how it performs offensively too. With Bulk Up, Corviknight is able to take advantage of its decent attack and awesome defense, powering up moves like Brave Bird and Body Press at the same time. Then we have the amazing Power Trip, which gets stronger with each stat boost you have. Corviknight gives you a lot of freedom with options of Pressure for PP stalling or Mirror Armor to punish your opponents for trying to drop your stats. Easily one of the best Pokémon introduced in Sword and Shield, Corviknight is just everything.

6. Landorus (Ground/Flying)

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Let's talk where Ground meets Flying, and the immeasurable offensive capabilities that ensue. And then let's talk Landorus. Ground will cover Flying’s electric weakness, but will make Ice-type moves 4x super effective. Flying will make you immune to ground-type attacks, but will make Rock-type moves neutral again. But while it only has 3 resistances, its offensive capabilities are immeasurable. Ground/Flying can hit almost half of all Pokémon for super effective damage. And no Pokémon takes advantage of this better than Landorus. With its high attacking stats and speed, Landorus will destroy your opponents. And even though it doesn’t have any truly useful Flying-type moves, it doesn’t need them because of the ability Sheer Force. Sheer Force makes attacks with a secondary effect hit harder, at the cost of the secondary effect not taking place. Combine this with a life orb and you have a Pokémon that can rip through teams with just Earth Power and Sludge Wave. Landorus is an absolute beast and will always be a threat that teams need to prepare for.

5. Scizor (Bug/Steel)

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Even though Bug is often thought to be the weakest type in Pokemon, don't judge a book by its cover! It is half of the perfect partnership, alongside Steel typing, its beasts well known for sporting high defense stat and generally being pretty tanky. Combined with Steel, Bug has only one weakness to Fire, and sports 8 resistances and one immunity. There are a few Pokémon that use this typing very well, and one notably powerful Pokemon is Scizor, an offensive beast from Generation 2, even though its typing is better for defenses. With a pretty nice base 100 defense, its best attribute is its 130 base attack and the ability Technician. Technician makes moves with less than 60 base power deal 50% more damage. That means a STAB Bullet Punch is going to be at 80 instead of 40. This is complemented by a plethora of weaker moves like Dual Wing Beat and Bug Bite, as well as set up moves like Swords Dance. Together these make Scizor a formidable offensive beast and one of the biggest threats in the whole Pokemon franchise. The Pincer Pokemon indeed!

4. Gastrodon (Water/Ground)

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The dual Water/Ground-typing is very notable. With only one weakness to Grass-types, resisting 4 other types, and with an additional immunity, it can also hit 32% of Pokémon for super effective damage. What is the best Water/Ground-type Pokemon? Many might choose Seismitoad for its defense stat, or Swampert for its nice attack stat. But if we’re looking at utility, we have to look at Gastrodon. Not only a great defensive Pokémon due to its great 111 base HP, it is also able to heal with its Recover ability, put the pressure on opponents with Toxic and Scald, and even carries an extra immunity due to its ability Storm Drain. It means that Water-type attacks become ineffective against Gastrodon, but also ineffective against your teammates as well. It's fair to say Gastrodon is an incredibly useful Pokemon to take in to combat with you.

3. Ferrothorn (Grass/Steel)

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The dual Grass and Steel typing is something that often gets overlooked in the Pokemon community, it's definitely underrated! Pokemon such as Kartana (also absurdly powerful) carry this typing and although Grass may have its weaknesses on its own, Grass and Steel together are a powerful combo that seem made for each other with 9 resistances, an immunity, and only 2 weaknesses. Even if it doesn't excel offensively as like others on this list, it easily carries the best defensive typing in the game. To back it up, we have Ferrothorn, arguably the greatest defensive Pokémon of all time, complete with huge metal spiky thorns attached to its body. With its insane defenses, it can take hits like no other Pokemon. You won't believe how varied it’s defensive moveset is, with moves such as Spikes, Stealth Rock, Leech Seed, Thunder Wave, and Knock Off to wield, plus the ability Iron Barbs, which all in combination result in one heck of a tanky Pokemon that reigns supreme in the defensive department. No bully would dare pick on this incredible Pokemon! Ferrothorn is a Pokemon reknowned for making opponents rage quit the whole match in terror/frustration/pure fear.

2. Zacian-Crowned Sword (Fairy/Steel)

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These two fair-ly new typings go together so well, like peanut butter and jelly! Making for one of the best combos in the entire game, Steel/Fairy together are a force to be reckoned with and can’t be ignored defensively. Can you believe that the Fairy/Steel combination is able to resist 9 types and is immune to two of them! Steel is able to cover both of Fairy’s weaknesses while Fairy will neutralize all fighting type moves, leaving you with only Fire and Ground-type moves to think about. But we're not even looking at defense here. Being able to destroy just about every Pokémon in a single hit, Zacian-Crowned Sword may be the most broken offensive Pokémon of all time. It's basically extremely op and can even take out Ferrothorn, who possesses incredible defenses, in one single hit. When you imagine a Legendary Pokemon, you might imagine this incredible force of nature. Its speed is 148, its attack is 170. Its ability gives it an automatic attack boost. And a lot of its formidability is due to its incredible defensive typing, taking these new types further than we've even seen them go.

1. Primal Groudon (Ground/Fire)

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You might be wondering why dual Fire/Ground is here first of all, as it doesn’t seem the most likely choice on paper, with only 5 resistances and an immunity. Its two weaknesses are incredibly common, including a 4x weakness to Water-type moves. Even if it can hit 47% of Pokémon for super effective damage with no resists, the massive defensive weaknesses just seem too much to make it worthy of this spot, surely. But here it comes down to the Pokemon you play with. With Camerupt? No. We're talking Primal Groudon, notably one of the strongest Pokémon ever, ever. With massive base stats, it boasts 180 attack, 160 defense, and 150 special attack, being able to take advantage of all of these stats with mixed offenses and bulky defenses. But what about that 4x Water weakness? Primal Gorudon’s ability Desolate Land summons harsh sunlight that not only boosts Fire-type moves, but makes Water-type attacks disappear completely. Hence it even beats Primal Kyogre, the Pokémon meant to counteract it. Not just the greatest dual-type Pokémon, Primal Groudon may be the greatest Pokémon of all time. I love how it starts and ends, as it should, with the Pokemon you play with!


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