What Type Has the Most Pokémon? (How many Pokémon types are there?)

Among the many aspects that I am intrigued by as a trainer, the concept of Pokémon types stands out as a rudimentary classification system.

I have often found myself captivated by the scope of diversity among the many Pokémon types that populate this fictional realm.

From the legendary fire-type Volcanion to the seemingly cute and harmless grass-type Sunkern, the vast numbers of these creatures is mind-blowing.

Let me break it down for you to get a clear and wholesome picture.

How many Pokémon types are there?


How many Pokémon types are there?
Pokémon types. Image source: Pinterest

There are 18 Pokémon types as of the year 2022, when Scarlet and Violet were released. There has been an evolution in Pokémon species over the years that has brought about nine generations both in the Anime series and the Pokémon games.

At the top of the list is the Water-Type Pokémon with an impressive count of 133 and Ice-Type coming last with a measly count of 40.

With breeding and evolution, the 18 Pokémon types have resulted in a whopping 1021 species roster. A continuous fascination and enthusiasm of trainers and breeders may have this number growing even bigger as time goes on, big enough to fill the Pokéverse to its edges!

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Number of Pokémon Per Type


In the Pokémon Universe🌎, there are almost countless types. Due to breeding and evolution, the type pool has grown to include dual-type Pokémon .

Below are tables showing the various types of Pokémon and their numbers from the Type with the most, the Water-Type, to the Type with the least number of Pokémon

Table of Single Type Pokémon

TYPE OF POKEMON

NUMBER OF POKEMON

Water

133

Normal

109

Flying

101

Grass

98

Psychic

85

Bug

77

Fire

68

Poison

66

Ground

65

Rock

60

Fighting

57

Dark

54

Steel

53

Electric

51

Dragon

50

Fairy

50

Ghost

46

Ice

40

A Table of the Most Existing Dual-Type Pokémon

TYPE OF POKEMON

NUMBER OF POKEMON

Normal-Flying

27

Grass-Poison

15

Bug-Flying

14

Bug-Poison

13

Grass-Ghost

12

Water-Rock

11

Water-Ground

10

Psychic-Fairy

9

Steel-Psychic

9

Dragon-Ground

9

Rock-Ground

9

Water-Flying

8

Steel-Rock

7

Water-Ice

7

Grass-Flying

7

Psychic-Flying

7

Ground-Ghost

6

Ground Dragon

6

Bug-Steel

6

Fire-Flying

6

Fire-Fighting

6

Water-Poison

6

Dragon-Flying

6

What are the most effective Pokémon types?


Understanding the advantages and disadvantages of each Pokémon type is very important in building a great team able to withstand the toughest battles.

Below, are some of the most effective Pokémon types, with their strengths, and weaknesses against other types to help you pick the best of the best when assembling your team.

Dragon-Type

the Type with the Most Pokémon
Dragon-Type. Image source: Pokemon

Dragon-type Pokémon are very powerful with a limited number of weaknesses. They can resist Electric-type, Grass-type, Water-type, and Fire-type Pokémon. However, Dragon-type moves are only super effective on other Dragon-types. Some good examples are Dragonite, Garchomp, and Salamance.

Steel-Type

the that Has the Most Pokémon
Steel-Type. Image source: Pokemon

Steel-type Pokémon have a lot of resistance. Against Normal, Grass, Ice, Psychic, Flying, Bug, Rock, Dragon, Fairy, and even other Steel-type Pokémon.

Even with these advantages, steel-type Pokémon are still susceptible to Fire, Fighting, and Ground-type Pokémon moves.

With all their numerous resistances, they make for good defensive Pokémon.

Ground-Type

How many Pokémon types there are
Ground-Type. Image source: Pinterest

While Ground-type Pokémon do not have a bunch of resistances like Steel-types, it is still an impressive type for the defensive side. It is immune to Electric-type moves and takes only half the damage from rock types. Ground-type moves are super effective against Fire, Electric, Poison, Rock, and Steel-type Pokémon. Because of this array of strengths, ground types can also be great for an offensive team. However, ground-types are weak to Water, Ice, and Grass-types.

Electric-Type

Pokémon types out there
Electric-Type. Image source: Pinterest

Electric-type⚡ Pokémon is only weak to one Type, Ground-type Pokémon. Electric-type moves are super effective against Water and Flying-type Pokémon.

The cherry🍒 on the cake is their immunity against paralysis. Paralysis is one of the worst statuses a Pokémon can have, it is pretty amazing to have a Pokémon on your team that is immune to it.

Which Pokémon type gives the best coverage?


Creating a well-balanced team involves picking team members with the least weaknesses the most resistances and the most effective move sets against the opposing team.

A good and effective team should include the following types;

Steel-Type

all Pokémon types
Steel-Type. Image source: Pokemon

Steel-type Pokémon provides the best coverage with its plethora of resistances and only three weaknesses.

Adding its immunity against poison, it covers almost all 18 types. Having a legendary steel-type like Dialga on your team will raise your defensive stats.

Fighting-type

the Pokémon types
Fighting-type. Image source: Pokemon

They have strength💪 against five types of Pokémon and are resistant to Bug, Rock, and Dark-type Pokémon.

They are only weak to Flying, Psychic, and other fighting-type Pokémon. Also, most fighting types have access to Thunder Punch and Stone Edge, which will provide great coverage during battles.

Ice-Type

Pokémon types
Ice-Type. Image source: Pokemon

This Pokémon type does not have the largest number of strengths, but Ice-Type🧊 Pokémon can support both physical and special attackers.

This attribute makes this Type a valuable team member to have.

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