Pokémon Go is all about catching every single Pokémon that has ever existed. In the world that Niantic has created, there are 151 species of Pokémon out there in the wild. Each of them belongs to one of a set number of types. Pokémon types are a gameplay mechanic that have been around since the original anime series, and is still in play right now. The type of the Pokémon determines what attacks and special abilities it has, as well as where it can easily be found. If you can figure out the type of the Pokémon you are currently after, you will probably be able to figure out whether or not you can find it in your area, or if you will have to travel to find one. Here are some types of Pokémon you need to catch if you want the complete experience.
Back in the days of the original Pokémon games, Fire Type Pokémon like Charmander could only be found in active volcano sites. Obviously, this can’t be encouraged in real life. Instead, you can find Fire Types in their natural habitat – warmer places like the beach or in places that have a dry climate anyway. Out of the 151 Pokémon in the game, you are going to find 12 Fire Type Pokémon. Some of these are evolved versions, such as Charmander, Charmeleon and Charizard, or Vulpix and Ninetails.
The Water Type Pokémon are strong against Rock Types. These, such as Slowpoke and others, can be found in places that have a wet climate, or where there is a source or a body of water. If you are lucky enough to live near a source of water such as a river, stream, or lake, you are going to find it pretty easy to catch a few of these. There are 151 Pokémon in the game, and 32 of these are the water type. Of course, some of these are only evolved variants, such as Squirtle, Wartortle and Blastoise, or Slowpoke and Slowbro.
The Electric Type of Pokémon are probably the hardest to find. They can only be found in one special area in the world. Because of their close association with the progression of industrialism, the Electric Types can only be found in industrial areas. These include power plants, schools, industrial parks, and more. They are strong against Water and Grass Type Pokémon, but are weak against Rock and Ground Types. There are only 9 species of electric Pokémon out of the 151 total species in the game. These include evolved variants such as Pikachu and Raichu, Magnemite and Magneton, as well as Voltorb and Electrode.
These are the rarer Pokémon in the game. When you do find a Dragon Type such as Dratini, make sure you capture it. These types of Pokémon can be found in historical locations. The older the place is, the higher the chance you have of getting a Dragon Type to spawn. Of the original 151 Pokémon, only 3 are featured in the game: Dratini, Dragonair, and its evolved version, Dragonite. While Dratini has been found before, the other 2 have yet to be seen in the wild.
There are many other types of Pokémon, but these are the staple for any Pokémon trainer. You should capture all the rest if you truly want to become a Pokémon master. No better time to start than right now!