What's good against flying Pokemon?

Battling against flying Pokemon can be tricky because they almost always have a second typing which complicates their weaknesses and resistances. Common pairings are normal, bug and dragon typing.


Flying type Pokemon as a whole rank #1 in terms of speed when compared to other types, but the rest of their stats are relatively average. Expect them to move first and try using a Pokemon that can sponge their attack and fire back!


what's good against flying pokemon

Flying type Pokemon are weak to:

Use attacks of these types to deal double damage against flying types. It's super effective!

electric, ice rock

what's good against flying pokemon

These types resist flying type attacks:

Use Pokemon of these types to take half damage from an opponent's flying type attacks. It's not very effective.

what resists flying type attacks - pokemon

Great Pokemon to use against flying types:

These Pokemon learn super effective attacks or have useful resistances (or both!)

  • Magneton (electric / steel)

  • Aggron (rock / steel)

  • Alolan sandslash (ice / steel)

  • Aurorus (ice / rock)

  • Jolten (electric)

  • Lapras (ice / water)


Read more: The ULTIMATE Pokemon Type Weakness Guide

Good attacks to use against flying type Pokemon:

  • Thunderbolt (electric)

  • Wild charge (electric)

  • Discharge (electric)

  • Ice beam (ice)

  • Icicle crash (ice)

  • Frost breath (ice)

  • Rock slide (rock)

  • Power gem (rock)

  • Stone edge (rock)


What's good against..?

bug | dark | dragon | electric | fairy | fighting | fire | flying | ghost | grass | ground | ice | normal | poison | psychic | rock | steel | water