Pokémon come in 18 different types, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. When the franchise began, these types were little more than gameplay elements, but over the years, Game Freak and the fandom have added more than enough depth to the types to make them characters in their own right.
- Physical Types (Normal, Fighting, Poison, Ground, Flying, Bug, Rock, and Ghost)
- Special Types (Fire, Water, Grass, Electric, Ice, Psychic, and Dragon)
- Later Types (Dark, Steel, Fairy, and Shadow)