Fighting type Pokémon are some of the most fierce and popular monsters in the Pokémon world. These creatures excel at close-quarters combat, making them a force to be reckoned with in battle. There are many different fighting type Pokémon, each with their own unique skills and abilities.
Fighting type Pokémon are strong against other physical attackers, but they are weak against flying and psychic type Pokemon. This makes them versatile creatures that can hold their own in most battles. If you’re looking for a tough and powerful Pokémon partner, a fighting type is a great choice!
Are you ready to fight? The Pokémon listed below are our top 20 picks for the best Fighting-type across all the games.
Marshadow is a shadow Pokémon that has come to life. It appears to be a humanoid Pokémon made of smoky gray shadows. His face is surrounded by a helmet, with three curled horns on top. Marshadow is a Mythical Pokémon dual-type VII Fighting / Ghost Mystery and is introduced in Generation VII.
In Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, the other Mythical Pokémon pale in comparison to Marshadow. It’s one of the few Pokémon debuted in Alola that was almost certainly planned to be the best it could be.
Its offensive stats are perfect with possibly the finest offensive dual-typing combination in the game. Ghost and Fighting provide excellent coverage, while Marshadow has a plethora of powerful techniques to take advantage of its stats and typing, such as Spectral Thief and Close Combat. Technician raises its priority, along with other potential solutions such as HP Ice and Rock Tomb. One of the reasons Marshadow is so amazing is because of Spectral Thief: a superb 90 BP move that steals boosts before doing damage.
Marshadow also has a unique move called Shadow Theft, as well as a Z-move called Soul-Steal Hept Star Strike, which can only be used with Marshadium Z.
Kommo-o is a scaly-armored reptilian Pokémon. It has a rounded, beak-like snout and small eyes that are almost hidden beneath its head armor. Kommo-o is a pseudo-legendary dual-type Dragon / Fighting Pokémon of the seventh generation. It evolves from Hakamo-o. Both these Pokémon debuted in Generation VII.
In Pokémon GO, Kommo-o excels in the Great League, particularly as a lead due to its exceptional offensive type. As expected, it dispatches Bastiodon and Umbreon with ease and even manages to dispatch Sableye.
In Pokémon Ultra Sun, Kommo-o is an excellent Pokémon to use if you want a strong attacker who can withstand strikes. Its abilities Bulletproof/Soundproof are dependent on the attacker, therefore predicting when it will be effective is difficult.
Zamazenta is a large wolf with magenta / blue fur Pokémon. It has thick fur on its head and neck that resembles a shield.
In Pokémon Sword and Shield, Zamazenta is a powerful wall with 145 in both defensive attributes and an astounding 128 Speed. Although it cannot be used in competitive play, it may be handy in certain situations during Max Raid Battles.
Zamazenta’s Ability allows him to gain defense, making him an excellent support Pokémon in a 4-Pokémon Max Raid Battle. Having the ability to set up barriers while still doing tremendous damage with Behemoth Bash is extremely valuable in these scenarios.
Unfortunately, in Pokémon GO, Zamazenta is a horrible PvE fighter. It lacks a fighting fast move and only has one fighting charge move: close combat. The only other fighting move it can learn in Go is Focus Blast, which isn’t much better.
Pheromosa resembles a cross between a cockroach and a human. Its body appears to be very feminine. It is one of the Ultra Beasts and goes by the code name UC 02 Elegantia.
Because of its insanely high 151 Speed stat, Pheromosa can outspeed the majority of the Pokémon it encounters. This Pokémon is not only extremely agile, but it can also deal out massive damage. Pheromosa can sweep entire teams if left unchecked, as it has 137 stats in both its Attack and Special Attack.
Pheromosa’s DPS is unsurpassed by many, because of a massive Attack stat and a great moveset. It excels as a Bug attacker, where even Mega Beedrill cannot compete in terms of raw force. It’s also a decent Fighting attacker but is surpassed by most of the Pokémon in this list.
Terrakion is a gray-colored bear-like Pokémo. It has a jagged black forehead and two long brown horns that extend from its back. Terrakion is a Legendary Pokémon with the dual types Rock / Fighting introduced in Generation V. He is a member of the Solemn Swordsmen, along with Cobalion, Virizion, and Keldeo.
Terrakion in Pokémon GO can hit like a wrecking ball despite having weak typing. Terrakion is a renowned sword of justice from Generation V. Its peers (Virizion, Cobalion, and Keldeo) are all Fighting-types. Terrakion, on the other hand, has the dual typing of Fighting and Rock, which gives it seven weaknesses. Terrakion can still dominate many matchups despite having 268 Attack.
Terrakion is one of the best, ranking in the top tier of all Pokémon in the game. Terrakion excels at a variety of setups, including its well-known Choice Scarf, and Double Dance. It has one of the better coverage, as Rock, Fighting, and Bug provide neutral coverage. It is, however, vulnerable to Mach Punch and Aqua Jet.
Machamp is a Pokémon that stands out for having four arms and being exceptionally muscular. Machamp is one of the OG Fighting-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.
In Pokémon Sword and Shield, Machamp has earned a spot in the Galar Pokedex as one of the best bulky Fighting-types in the game. Machamp has an extremely high Attack stat at 130, yet he also has fairly decent Defense attributes. Its HP is high, the Special Defense stat is serviceable, and it also has a Gigantamax form.
Machamp has been and will continue to be a great choice for everything Pokémon Go.
It’s amazing at destroying gyms, numerous raid bosses, and legendary raid bosses, and it’s also a highly solid option in all Go Battle league tiers
Despite its feminine demeanor and appearance, Mienshao is capable of becoming both male and female. Like Mienfoo, she has a cream-colored body with purple streaks all over it. She has crimson eyes that are also extended, two lengthy mustaches, and two long eyebrows. It is a Fighting-type Pokémon introduced in Generation V.
In Pokémon GO, Mieshao’s Attack stat is a whopping 258. It should be used more as a glass cannon because it has a low Defense at 127. Both Grass Knot, which is its most powerful move, and Brick Break, a Fighting-type STAB charge attack, can punish the opposition.
Lucario is Pokémon that resembles a jackal. Lucario is a double-type Fighting / Steel Pokémon introduced in Generation IV.
Lucario can analyze auras and forecast the actions of its adversaries and their prey.
Lucario is an excellent glass cannon sweeper Pokémon in Pokémon GO. Lucario’s 236 attack and 172 stamina numbers are very impressive. Fighting-type attacks such as Ground, Fire, and others, effectively damage Lucario. Because it transforms the weaknesses of Fighting-type Pokémon into the weaknesses of Steel-type.
Lucario is one of the most powerful Pokémon in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. Lucario has stats of 90 Speed, 110 Attack, and 115 Special Attack. As a Fighting/Steel-type, it has access to several moves that cover several types.
Keldeo resembles a pony Pokémon with long, cream-colored legs. A light blue down that matches the flowing tail covers the neck. The hooves and the two long eyebrows are blue while the thick crest is red. Keldeo is a Mythical Pokémon dual-type Water / Fighting introduced in Generation V.
Only Keldeo is known to be able to learn the move Secret Sword. Keldeo changes into its Resolute Form after mastering this move. This form is shorter and lighter compared to the vanilla form.
In Pokémon GO, Keldeo, being a Water and Fighting Type, is vulnerable to Grass, Electric, Flying, Psychic, and Fairy type attacks. It has a maximum CP of 4181 and the following stats: 260 ATK, 192 DEF, and 209 STA. Poison Jab and Hydro Pump are two of Keldeo’s most effective moves in Pokémon GO. Rainy and Cloudy increase Keldeo’s effectiveness in battles.
Hawlucha is a bird Pokémon that has distinct plumage from being oh-so colorful. Hawluchas are able to effectively combine the swiftness and grace of their Flying type with the attacking traits of their Fighting type, creating a distinctive and successful fighting style that has allowed them to perfect their nearly unique Crushing move.
When Sword and Shield originally came out, Hawlucha was a very popular choice in competitive fights. This lends much to its incredible design of being essentially a luchador bird. Hawlucha is a formidable opponent. In Pokémon of Sword and Shield, its ability Mold Breaker is outstanding against types that weak against Fighting and Flying.
Urshifu is a huge Pokémon with a wushu motif that resembles a humanoid black bear. It is a Fighting-type Legendary Pokémon introduced in the most recent generation, Generation VIII.
In Pokémon Sword and Shield, its Legendary classification and Fighting type-make Urshifu an immediate threat. In the Isle of Armor DLC, players must choose whether to train Urshifu at a specific tower.
Buzzwole is the most intimidating Bug-type Pokémon which is also a Fighting-type. This intimidating cross between a muscular robot and a mosquito is introduced in Generation VII.
Buzzwole is one of the most powerful Ultra Beasts that trainers can utilize in Pokémon GO. The dual-typing of Bug/Fighting can deal super effective attacks against stronger types like Psychic, Grass, Dark, Normal, Rock, Steel, and Ice Pokémon.
In Pokémon Ultra Sun, Buzzwole, apt to its name, hits really hard and has dependable recovery with moves like Roost and Leech Life. It also has Beast Boost. However, its lack of
Speed and Special Defense will make it weaker against quicker Specialists, so better if Buzzwole hit first.
Infernape is like the Charizard version of a chimp. It looks like a chimp with fire as its hair. It is a dual-type
Infernape, in its final form as Chimchar, is arguably the best starter evolution of the Diamond and Pearl Generation IV games. Infernape is an excellent team focal point.
In Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, Infernape is among the best fire-type Pokémon. Infernape is a massive offensive force. It is capable of dispatching the Pokémon from the first three Gyms with ease. With a base Speed of 108, Infernape is incredibly fast. The Special Attack and Base Attack both have a value of 104. This allows it to use a wide range of attacks.
It can learn Fighting, Fire, Rock, and other moves to cover a wide range of situations. It should serve as the team’s opener, setting the pace with its high Speed.
Blaziken is a chicken-like Pokémon with Fire/Fighting typing that debuted in Generation III. It is Torchic’s final evolution.
Blaziken, along with the aforementioned Infernape, is one of the most desired Fire-type Pokémon in Pokémon GO. Part of this is due to their excellent Fire and Fighting-type combination, which is excellent for both attack and defense.
Blaziken is vulnerable to Flying, Ground, Water, and Psychic attacks. Blaziken is immune to Steel, Grass, Ice, Dark, Bug, and other Fire-type attacks. Blaziken’s stats indicate that it is more useful as an attacking Pokémon than a defensive Pokémon.
Blaziken has surprisingly good bulk given its stamina stat of 190. While not extremely high, Blaziken’s average defense stat of 141 also helps. This means that, while Blaziken is more useful for offense, it can stay in battle for longer than most offensive Pokémon.
Virizion is a Pokémon that looks like a stag or an antelope. It has long horns on the sides of its head finished in dull, curled tips. It is also a Legendary Pokémon with the dual types Grass and Fighting. Virizion debuted in Generation V.
In Pokémon GO, Virizion has been a constant threat. Since the game’s inception, Players have always been wary of this Legendary Pokémon , whether as a Raid Boss or as a Battle League opponent. Virizion’s stats in this game is another reason why users may have difficulty taking it down.
In Pokémon Black 2, Virizion’s attack may not be the best, but it’s still fairly competent. Most of its moves have Physical and Special counterparts, as well as Hidden Power. This enables Virizion to play a Calm Mind set with Focus Blast, Giga Drain, and Hidden Power Ice, a Swords Dance set with Leaf Blade, Close Combat, and Stone Edge, and a mixed set with Giga Drain, Close Combat, and Hidden Power Ice. With its massive Special Defense stat, one can also try to turn into a Special wall.
Pangoro is a panda-like Pokémon. It has a thicker coat than its pre-evolution Pancham and a zigzag patch on its belly. Pangoro is a double-type Fighting / Dark Pokémon introduced in Generation VI.
In Pokémon GO, Pangoro has a 226 Attack allowing it to deal decent damage to most Pokémon. Pangoro has a respectable Stamina of 216. With 146 Defense, Pangoro can take a lot of damage before losing. Pangoro is a bulky attacker who can take multiple hits while also going on the offensive.
By carefully scrutinizing Pangoro’s impressive movepool, trainers will discover its great offensive capabilities. It gains access to Snarl. It also has Close Combat, arguably the best Fighting-type charge move in the game, and complements Snarl.
Heracross is a big Beetle Pokémon with a blue exoskeleton. The large protruding horn on its forehead is the most noticeable feature. Heracross is a Bug / Fighting dual-type Pokémon introduced in Generation II.
Even though it is not a Flying-type Pokémon, Heracross can fly and thus transport its trainer over short distances. Heracross’ weaknesses as a Bug and Fighting-type Pokémon include Fairy, Flying, Fire, and Psychic-type opponents.
In Pokémon Sword and Shield, Heracross is a formidable sweeper with offensive powers that can be enhanced by Swords Dance. Few Pokémon can switch into it safely once it has accumulated the necessary boosts.
In Pokémon HeartGold, Heracross’ massive Attack stat, along with two STAB 120 base power moves, Close combat, and Megahorn, as well as its amazing abilities, Guts, and Swarm make it a consistent performer. Using Choice Band is also highly recommended when choosing Heracross to do battles for you.
Conkeldurr is a Fighting Pokémon that looks like a big, strong guy, very apt for its typing. Its body has some lavender stripes and is mostly light brown in color. Conkeldurr is a Fighting Pokémon introduced in Generation V.
Conkeldurr raw Power over Speed. It is a hulking creature that has the brute power to strike and can absorb a beating. Conkeldurr is capable of learning all the elemental punch techniques, Drain Punch for healing, and even Stone Edge.
In Pokémon GO, Conkeldurr is a strong Fighting-type Pokémon that every trainer would want to have in their lineups. It bulldozes critters like Rattata and Raticate. Conkeldurr is resistant to the Bug, Rock, and Dark types of Pokémon, therefore anyone who has one by their side is guaranteed to win PvP battles.
In Pokémon Sword and Shield, Conkeldurr has fantastic stats and a wide range of techniques. Whether you utilize this Pokémon for campaign completion or in a competitive setting, Conkeldurr has something to offer.
Hariyama resembles a sumo wrestle. It is a Fighting type Pokémon introduced in Generation III.
Hariyama is a powerful Fighting-type Pokémon in Pokémon GO, with a stat of 209 Attack. Hariyama doesn’t compare to notable attackers like Machamp and Lucario. Hariyama, on the other hand, has the advantage of endurance over the aforementioned Pokémon. It has a base Stamina stat of 309, which allows it to outlast many Pokémon and emerge victorious with its moveset. Hariyama’s most powerful moveset is Counter & Dynamic Punch, with a Max CP of 2,829.
In Pokémon Emerald, here is how to build Hariyama for it to be at its best.
Hariyama’s attack stat is higher than its defense stat, hence Counter is unnecessary. Belly Drum can be effective, but keep in mind that if your opponent deals 50% or more damage to your Hariyama, it will faint.
You should instead feed it Leftovers and try the following moveset: Knock Off, Focus Punch, Substitute, and Rock Slide/Earthquake are all options. Knock Off eliminates those pesky Shedinjas while also removing the opponent’s hold item. If the opponent does not faint Hariyama’s substitute in time, Focus Punch works. Although Rock Slide can compensate for his Flying weakness, Earthquake possesses greater attack power and accuracy.
Toxicroak is a dual-type Poison / Fighting Pokémon introduced in Generation IV.
In Pokémon Black, his moveset is incredibly useful since that generation of Pokémon gameplay has Priority, for a lack of any other term, is a top priority. Rain gives Toxicroak a lot of utility in terms of Priority.
Toxicroak is also immune to Toxic and absorbs spikes. Another valuable move it has is Dry Skin which absorbs Water-type attacks. In normal circumstances, wall Pokemon pushes out sweepers through Toxic. Since most walls are bulky Water-type Pokémon, Toxicroak effectively neutralizes them all with ease. In this game, Toxicroak does have very low Speed but Sucker Punch compensates for this. Boosts and well-rounded stats other than Speed make Toxicroak incredible in Generation IV games.