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Pokémon Legends Arceus - Guide To Matchups & Weaknesses

Pokémon Legends: Arceus – Guide To Matchups & Weaknesses

In Pokémon Legends: Arceus, players will have more to do than just go around keeping track of all the amazing creatures that call Hisui home. Battling is a key part of that process, and seeing how dangerous every Pokémon can be, knowing your strengths and weaknesses is vital. Our Pokémon Legends: Arceus guide to matchups and weaknesses will make sure you come out on top every time.

Guide to Matchups and Weaknesses in Pokémon Legends: Arceus

While some weaknesses are quite obvious, such as Fire being strong against Grass, it is not always easy to refer to the in-game guide to check out all the pros and cons of a particular type. Instead of using the tutorial, you can refer to the entire Pokémon type chart here:

Geek Culture's Guide To Matchups & Weaknesses in Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Green boxes represent super effective double damage, red for not very effective half damage, and grey boxes for no damage whatsoever. As for the empty boxes, attacks do regular damage. For defending, the same applies as well.

It is also important to take note of Pokémon that are dual types. If they are defending against a move that happens to be super effective to both types, that could result in quadruple damage. Conversely, being resistant to an attack with both types will further reduce damage taken.

There is also the attack bonus for the same types, so if you have a Water Pokémon using a Water move, the damage is increased by a further 50%.


By mastering combat and the various weaknesses and matchups in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, you can be sure you will stay on top of all obstacles coming your way. For more help for the game, be sure to visit our Pokémon Legends: Arceus Guide Wiki and check out other tips to aid your journey.

Pokémon Legends: Arceus is available on the Nintendo Switch.


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