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Notable trainers that specialize in the Fighting-type include Bruno of the Indigo Plateau Elite Four, Chuck of Cianwood City, Brawly of Dewford Town, and Maylene of Veilstone City. The Fighting Dojo of Saffron City is also home to several trainers of Fighting-type Pokémon, although it is not an official gym.
Note: Although Fighting-type attacks normally have no effect on Ghost-type Pokémon, the moves Foresight and Odor Sleuth, as well as the ability Scrappy, allow both Normal-type and Fighting-type moves to affect Ghost-type Pokémon.
As of Generation IV, the Fighting-type, along with Ice and Ground, is often considered a key offensive type in the game. In the past, the type was not as effective thanks to the power of the Template:Type2s, but now their useful resistances and vast type coverage allow many Fighting-types to sweep freely.
Defensively, the Fighting-type is rather strong. While many Fighting-types have below-average defenses, resistances to Dark and Rock are key.
Offensively, the Fighting-type is very powerful. It hits five different types with super-effective damage, more than any other type and tied with the Ground-type. It deals super-effective damage to Rock and Steel, types which generally have high Defense, and is the only type super-effective against Normal. It is also one of the two types super-effective against Dark. This is slightly balanced out by the fact that Ghosts are immune to Fighting attacks without the aide of Foresight/Odor Sleuth or the Scrappy ability. In the first three generations, there were very few powerful Fighting-type moves, but this has changed with the introduction of Close Combat and increased availability of moves such as Superpower.
When used in contests, Fighting-type moves typically become Cool- or Tough-type, but can also be of the other four Contest types, excluding Cute.
In total, there are 25 Pokémon with the Fighting-type.
Fighting Pokémon typically love to train and battle. Some enjoy other activities requiring strength, such as assisting with manual labour (this is especially true of Machoke). While some Fighting Pokémon are fairly good-natured, others such as Mankey can have a nasty temper (part of this may be their love of battles).
Pure Fighting-type Pokémon
Half Fighting-type Pokémon
Primary Fighting-type Pokémon
Secondary Fighting-type Pokémon
- If not for the addition of Aura Sphere, Focus Blast, and Vacuum Wave in Generation IV, all Fighting-type moves would be physical.
- With the exception of Arceus holding a Fist Plate, there has yet to be a Fighting-type legendary Pokémon. Lucario was once classed as legendary before its true, non-legendary status was confirmed, however.
- As of Generation IV, the Fighting-type is the only type that has not been paired with the Template:Type2.
- All of the legendary golems, including Regigigas, are weak to Fighting moves.
- No Fighting-type attacks can hit both foes in a double battle.
- Along with the Template:Type2, Fighting-type moves are super effective against the most Pokémon types: five.
- Fighting is the only type to have two variations of Quick Attack: Mach Punch and Vacuum Wave.
In other languages
- French: Combat
- German: Kampf
- Italian: Lotta
- Korean: 격투 gyeoktu
- Spanish: Lucha