With all those people playing Pokémon GO nowadays I was wondering which Pokémon of the first generation is the most resistant to all types?

  • Are you talking about pokemon-go, the series(handheld games) or the series(tv)? – Damek Jul 15 '16 at 12:31

You're in luck, as the Pokémon with the most resistances overall also happens to be a first gen Pokémon. The Magnemite evolutionary line boasts 11 resistances and 1 full immunity.

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    @Nzall Correct, but that's not the case in Pokémon Go. The game uses sixth gen typings. – Wrigglenite Jul 15 '16 at 12:43
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    @Baklap4 The very first Pokémon in the Pokédex was dual typed so I don't know where you got that from. – Wrigglenite Jul 15 '16 at 12:50
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    I was going to say, I'm relatively sure that Bulbasaur is Grass/Poison. – Kaizerwolf Jul 15 '16 at 12:50
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    @Kaizerwolf The typing issues were the same across all gen 1 games. Game Freak only changed the type chart a generation later. – Pyritie Jul 15 '16 at 13:15
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    Considering a lot of the gyms I see hold water and flying types, and Magnemites are so resistant to a lot of things, then I'm pretty sure I want one. – Ellesedil Jul 15 '16 at 16:44

In terms of pure Gen 1, in a world where Steel, Dark & Fairy don't exist, and where Bug and Poison were super effective against each other for some reason, the most resistances any Pokemon had was 6. And the winners are:

Dragonite (Dragon/Flying) - 5 Resistances + 1 Immunity to Ground
Aerodactyl (Rock/Flying) - 5 Resistances + 1 Immunity to Ground
Rhydon / Golem / Onix (Rock/Ground) - 5 Resistances + 1 Immunity to Electric.

If you want to go a step further and take Dragonite out of the equation, only Aerodactyl and the Rock/Ground types have 4 Resistances, 1 Strong Resistance (1/4 Effectiveness) and 1 Immunity each.

Since Gen II and the introduction of Steel, Magnemite/Magneton, and as of Gen IV, Magnezone are the only Electric/Steel types, and as such are the only ones that have 9 Resistances, 2 Strong Resistances and 1 Immunity.

And, since Pokemon GO uses the Gen VI type chart with Gen I Pokemon, Magneton reigns supreme in the type department.

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Magnemite and Magneton are the ones with the highest number of resistances, being 11: Normal, Grass, Electric, Bug, Flying, Poison, Rock, Ice, Psychic, Dragon, and Steel.

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