What are the weaknesses of flying-type Pokémon?

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  • Pokémon of the Flight type are vulnerable to attacks of the Electrik, Rock and Ice types, but are resistant to attacks of the Fighting, Insect and Plant types.
  • The specific characteristics of Flight-type Pokémon include the ability to fly and a notable resistance to Ground-type attacks.
  • Despite their weak defense, Pokémon of the Flight type possess speed and offensive abilities that are effective against certain types, such as Pokémon of the Plant, Insect and Fight types.

Playing Pokémon requires a certain level of analysis to succeed in battle. The game requires players to choose their Pokémon types according to their opponents' attack and defense capabilities. So, to gain the upper hand in a battle, you need to try to do as much damage as possible with each strike. Once your attack is right where it should be, you'll be encouraged by a little message saying "that's super effective".

In this article, we'll be talking about Pokémon of the Vol type, including their main weaknesses. What's more, you'll also discover the specific characteristics of this type of Pokémon, as well as its greatest advantages!

The Flight-type Pokémon is one of the eighteen types in the main series, which has been integrated since the first generation. Vol-type Pokémon are classified as Colorless types in the card game.

In the entire franchise, there are only a few pure Flight-type Pokémon. So, most of this category is full of dual types. Among the most common combinations are Vol/normal.

Who beats Vol-type Pokémon?

Not all Flight-type Pokémon can fly, and conversely, not all Pokémon that fly are Flight-type Pokémon. However, all Flight-type Pokémon have two features in common: a sensory organ capable of detecting the magnetic field and an effect similar to the special ability Levitation.

Type Électrik

The magnetic field generated by type electrik disturbs Vol-type Pokémon and inflicts extra damage.

Image showing electrik type beating vol type
Image showing the electrik type beating the vol type. Source : Alucare.fr

Type Roche

Thanks to the magnetic minerals in the rocks thrown up by the Roche typeVol-type Pokémon are also weak against Vol-type Pokémon.

Illustration that rock type beats flight type
Illustration of the fact that the rock type beats the flight type. Source : Alucare.fr

Ice type

Vol-type Pokémon are also extremely vulnerable to the attacks of Ice type.

Illustration of the ice type beating the flight type
Illustration of the ice type beating the flight type. Source : Alucare.fr

Vol-type Pokémon are also ineffective against the following types:

Which type is effective against the Flight type in Pokémon Go?

In Pokémon Go, Flight-type Pokémon are weak against :

  • Steel type,
  • The Electrik type,
  • The Roche type.

As for their strength, Flight-type Pokémon are strong against Fighting, Insect and Plant types. Similarly, in this version, Flight-type Pokémon are resistant to Combat, Insect, Plant, Soil, Electrik, Ice and Rock attacks.

What are the weaknesses of Vol-type Pokémon in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet?

In Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, Vol-type Pokémon are weak against :

  • Type Électrik
  • Type Roche
  • Ice type

These Vol-type Pokémon are resistant and strong against :

  • fight
  • Bug
  • Plant

And last but not least, Pokémon of the Vol type are immune to the Sol type in both games.

However, as some of them can be double-typed, the weaknesses will differ, depending on their type (pure or normal/theft).

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Illustration of Flight-type Pokémon for our article on their weaknesses. Source : Alucare.fr

Characteristics of Flying-type Pokémon

Generally, these are Pokémon with the potential to fly through the air, the fastest of which is Mega-Dracaufeu Y. In terms of speed, it's Hawlucha which holds first place with a rating of 118. In all qualities, Ninjask notably has the most base points, at 160. Up to and including the third generation, the Flight-type Pokémon was ranked physical.

They use their wings and beaks extensively to show off their natural abilities against the Combat types. The only drawback with Flight types is that their defence doesn't quite measure up to deal with the attacks of opponents.

Flying-type Pokémon have a lack of vigilance against ground attacks unless they are armed with an Iron Bullet using Anti-Air, Myria-Arrows, and Gravity skills. In addition, equipping them with an Iron Ball from a Magic Trick or Sleight of Hand also allows them to be more sensitive to attacks from Ground-type Pokémon.

Unlike Sol types, Field bonuses are not granted to Vol-type Pokémon.

 On the offensive side, the Sol type can team up with the Sol type to take on these three tough opponents. Prior to the arrival of the fifth generation, the Flight type frequently teamed up with either the type Normalor the Insect type.

What are the strengths and resistances of Vol-type Pokémon?

If you'd like to find out more about the advantages of Flight-type Pokémon, they're very effective and resistant on :

  • Combat type: By their very nature, they have an advantage over the combat type, which involves the use of wind and body appendages (beak or wings).
  • the plant type
  • Insect type.

Pokémon of the Vol type are immune to the kind Floor.

Table of Pokémon strengths and limits by type, including Vol type

If you want to summarize the strengths and weaknesses of each Pokémon type, here is a table showing the strengths and weaknesses of all Pokémon types, including the Vol type:

Image illustrating the strengths and weaknesses of Pokémon according to type
Table showing Pokémon strengths and weaknesses by type, including Vol.

Here's how to read the table:

  • The green 2 means effective attack
  • 1/2 red means attack not effective
  • And 0 black means totally ineffective

And don't forget to check out the other Pokémon types and their weaknesses:

And don't forget to deepen your knowledge of Pokémon by discovering the different weaknesses of other Pokémon types:

In short, it's information about the types of Vol-type Pokémon you can discover to help you bring them down more easily, including their weaknesses.

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