Only generation-I Pokemon are available, however it seems that the types which did not exist in Gen-I do exist in Pokemon Go (e.g. Dark type moves).

So I'm wondering which type chart the game is using for move effectiveness.

  1. According to Bulbapedia, in Gen I Bug attacks were super-effective against Poison, but in Gen II-V Bug attacks are not very effective against Poison. What is it in Pokemon Go?

  2. Similarly, in Gen II-V Ghost attacks are not very effective against Steel, but in Gen VI Ghost attacks are normal effective against Steel. Does anyone have a Magnemite, is it Steel type? Does it resist Ghost?

  3. Does STAB exist in this game?

  • It should be 6th gen, if Fairy is present in the game. Just check Jigglypuff's type.
    – pinckerman
    Jul 11 '16 at 3:03
  • Bulbapedia notes that the same-type attack bonus has been in the game since Gen I. If it's not currently implemented I expect it will be soon. Does anyone know a good way to test? The display doesn't show the damage dealt for each attack (only a bar graph for each mon's health).
    – thirdender
    Jul 12 '16 at 13:33
  • @pinckerman Confirmed, Jigglypuff is Normal/Fairy. So it's using the Gen 6 moveset and STAB tables?
    – KizTrap
    Jul 14 '16 at 16:11

Through testing on the subreddit /r/TheSilphRoad, the answers to 1 and 2 are:

  • It uses a modified 6th Gen chart as evidenced by the Fairy and Steel types.
  • There are no 4x or 0x attacks, so Ground can hit Flying, and Normal can hit Ghost etc.
  • Values have been changed:
    • 2x --> 1.25x
    • 1/2x --> 0.85x

As for 3, Same Type Attack Bonus (STAB) has been found in the game files to be 1.25x aswell.

  • 1
    Great work! Could you elaborate on what things like STAB are, for non-experts?
    – jimjamslam
    Jul 17 '16 at 16:18
  • 1
    @rensa STAB = Same Type Attack Bonus. In the main games when a pokemon uses an attack that is the same type as the pokemon, it gets a 50% damage boost.
    – wavemode
    Jul 18 '16 at 12:30
  • You might want to include that 1/4x attacks also are not implemented. Aug 15 '16 at 13:13

There is STAB in the game it gives a 25% bonus to an attack. This is especially relevant given the charge meter is filled by 0.5 for each 1 HP of damage dealt.


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6th Gen, because the Fairy type exists, and Steel isn't resistant to Ghost and Dark type attacks (otherwise it would be overpowered).

I don't know about STAB.


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