Pokemon: Most Common Type Combinations

Pokemon: Most Common Type Combinations

The Many Faces of Pokemon Typing

Oh, Pokemon, how you love to mix and match those wacky types! With over a hundred different combos to choose from, the Pokemon series has truly explored the depths of creativity. But let’s take a moment to appreciate the unsung heroes of typing, those combinations that have graced our screens time and time again.

Normal/Flying: The Feathered Champions

Ah, the timeless duo of Normal and Flying. These two types have blended together so frequently that they’ve become legendary in their own right. In fact, Normal/Flying is the undisputed king of oversaturation, with a whopping 27 Pokemon sporting this type combo. From the classic Pidgey to the suave Squawkabilly, bird Pokemon just can’t resist this iconic pairing.

Now, I know what you’re thinking. “But wait, aren’t there any pure Flying types?” Well, dear trainer, you’re absolutely correct! It wasn’t until Pokemon Black and White hit the scene that the majestically pure Tornadus graced us with its presence. And since then, only two others have joined the ranks of the avian-only club. Meanwhile, our beloved regional birds continue to flaunt their Normal/Flying extravaganza.

Grass/Poison: The Weedy Duo

Now here’s a combo that really knows how to bring the biodiversity. Grass and Poison have joined forces in 14 different Pokemon throughout the generations. It’s worth noting that Grass/Poison holds the prestigious honor of being the first type combination listed in the Pokedex thanks to the iconic Bulbasaur.

If you take a trip down memory lane to the good ol’ days of Pokemon Red and Blue, you’ll find that Kanto was the true haven for Grass/Poison enthusiasts. It seems Game Freak had a thing for this combo back in the day. Surprisingly, even though it hasn’t made a 3D appearance in over a decade, Grass/Poison still stands tall as one of the top three most-used type combinations. Eighteen years later and we’re still scratching our heads as to why it graced nine of the original 151 Pokemon. Oh well, the grass is always greener, right?

Flying/Bug: The Insect Squadron

Buzzing into the limelight, we have the delightful combo of Flying and Bug. With 14 Pokemon rocking this tandem, Flying/Bug consistently brought a refreshing twist to our team compositions. Well, at least until Vivillon fluttered off the stage in Pokemon X and Y.

Generations 7 through 9 decided to shake things up a bit, giving us some regional bug Pokemon that didn’t quite fit the traditional Flying/Bug mold. It’s all about keeping things fresh, right? But hey, Game Freak, we still can’t help but dream of a Bug/Dragon hybrid. Come on, make our insectoid dreams come true!

Interesting Bonus: Psychic/Fairy, the Retyping Renaissance

Ah, Psychic/Fairy, the new kid on the block. This sparkling combo has swiftly climbed the ranks to secure a spot among the top 10 most utilized type combinations. What sets it apart? Well, it all started with the introduction of the Fairy type in Generation 6.

Thanks to the magic of retyping, Pokemon like Mr. Mime and Gardevoir were reborn as Psychic/Fairy powerhouses. It’s a rarity to see a combo make such a splash solely due to re-typings. Yet, it doesn’t stop there. Psychic/Fairy continues to dazzle us with new additions like Hatterene, Scream Tail, and Galaran Rapidash. Truly a tale of evolution!


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