Temtem offers up all manner of strange and surreal creatures for you to battle, but it's important to know what types of move your Temtem will be weak or resistant to, or what techniques you should be using on those you battle. To make it easier, we've made type charts to help you get the edge as you wander the Airborne Archipelago.
- Temtem Type Charts
- Temtem Resistances Type Chart
- Temtem Technique Type Effectiveness Chart
- How Do Types Work in Temtem?
- What to Use Against Neutral-Type Temtem
- What to Use Against Fire-Type Temtem
- What to Use Against Nature-Type Temtem
- What to Use Against Water-Type Temtem
- What to Use Against Electric-Type Temtem
- What to Use Against Mental-Type Temtem
- What to Use Against Earth-Type Temtem
- What to Use Against Wind-Type Temtem
- What to Use Against Crystal-Type Temtem
- What to Use Against Digital-Type Temtem
- What to Use Against Melee-Type Temtem
- What to Use Against Toxic-Type Temtem
Temtem Type Charts
In order to make things simpler and easier to use, we've made two tables: one explaining what types your Temtem is weak to, and another one explaining what kinds of Temtem you should use your techniques on.
Temtem Resistances Type Chart
|My Temtem is Type...||Therefore it takes less damage from...||But takes more damage from...|
|Fire||Fire, Nature, Crystal||Earth, Water|
|Nature||Water, Earth, Nature, Electric||Fire, Toxic|
|Water||Fire, Water, Earth||Nature, Electric, Toxic|
|Electric||Electric, Wind||Earth, Crystal|
|Mental||Neutral, Melee||Electric, Digital, Crystal|
|Earth||Fire, Electric, Crystal, Toxic||Water, Nature, Melee|
|Crystal||Electric, Mental, Toxic||Fire, Earth, Melee|
|Digital||Toxic||Water, Electric, Digital|
|Toxic||Water, Nature, Toxic||Wind|
Temtem Technique Type Effectiveness Chart
|This technique does...||Therefore it's effective against...||But it's not very effective against...|
|Fire||Nature, Crystal||Fire, Water, Earth|
|Nature||Water, Earth||Fire, Nature, Toxic|
|Water||Fire, Earth, Digital||Water, Nature, Toxic|
|Electric||Water, Mental, Wind, Digital||Nature, Electric, Earth, Crystal|
|Earth||Fire, Electric, Crystal||Water, Nature, Wind|
|Crystal||Electric, Mental||Fire, Earth|
|Digital||Mental, Digital, Melee||None|
|Melee||Earth, Crystal||Mental, Melee|
|Toxic||Water, Nature||Earth, Digital, Crystal, Toxic|
How Do Types Work in Temtem?
In Temtem, "types" function similarly to Pokemon or Persona 5, each individual Temtem embodying one or two of the twelve types. Each type takes more or less damage from techniques that embody certain other types.
For example, a Fire-type Temtem like Raiber will be weak against water attacks and take twice as much damage from them, but it will take half as much damage from Nature or Crystal attacks. Once you start to learn all the different types and what to use, you'll have a huge advantage in combat.
What to Use Against Neutral-Type Temtem
Neutral Temtem are only weak against Mental-type techniques, but also aren't resistant against any particular kind of damage. Similarly, they won't do any extra damage to anything, and do only half damage on Mental Temtem.
What to Use Against Fire-Type Temtem
Fire types are badly hurt by Water and Earth techniques, but they can shrug off damage from Nature, Crystal and other Fire moves. Their fire moves will also do extra damage to Nature and Crystal Temtem.
What to Use Against Nature-Type Temtem
Nature types can be easily defeated by Fire or Toxic techniques, but are difficult to hurt with Water, Nature, Electric or Earth. Meanwhile, Nature-type techniques will devastate Water and Earth, but won't do much against Fire, Nature or Toxic enemies.
What to Use Against Water-Type Temtem
If you're struggling against some aquatic foes, you'll want to try using Nature, Electric or Toxic attacks for maximum damage, while staying away from using Fire, Earth or Water. Water-type attacks also do double-damage on Fire, Earth or Digital Temtem, but will be weaker against Water, Nature or Toxic opponents.
What to Use Against Electric-Type Temtem
Electric-types don't have many resistances or weaknesses, but they will be hurt more by Earth or Crystal attacks if you have any, and take minimal damage from Electric and Wind attacks. Electric techniques will also badly damage Water, Mental, Wind and Digital attackers, but won't really bother anything associated with Nature, Electric, Earth or Crystal.
What to Use Against Mental-Type Temtem
Themed around psychic power, Mental-types are weak to Electric, Digital or Crystal attacks, but can easily resist Neutral or Melee moves. Their own telepathic powers tend to be strong against those same Neutral or Melee foes, but do half the damage to Crystal-type enemies.
What to Use Against Earth-Type Temtem
Earth-types are easiest to beat with moves of Water, Nature or Melee, but are hard to beat with Fire, Electric, Crystal or Toxic attacks. If you're using Earth-type moves, they'll be best against enemies who are Fire, Electric or Crystal, and struggle to damage Water, Nature or Wind Temtem.
What to Use Against Wind-Type Temtem
Wind types are only weak to Electric techniques, but resistant to both Earth and Wind moves. Their attacks are best against Toxic critters, and don't do much damage to Electric or Wind enemies.
What to Use Against Crystal-Type Temtem
Formed from rocks, glass and quartz, Crystal Temtem are most vulnerable to Fire, Earth or Melee moves, and resistant to any attacks that are Electric, Mental or Toxic. Their own Crystalline attacks do a lot of damage to Electric and Mental types, but aren't effective against Fire or Earth.
What to Use Against Digital-Type Temtem
One of the rarest types of Temtem, Digitals are weak to Water, Electric and their own Digital moves, but resistant to anything based on Toxic. Their moves are extra damaging to Mental, Digital and Melee opponents, and aren't ineffective against anything, making them particularly versatile.
What to Use Against Melee-Type Temtem
Melee Temtem tend to be badly hurt by Mental and Digital moves, and are only resistant to their own type. Their moves take a lot of health from Earth and Crystal enemies, but won't hurt Mental or Crystal ones to any great degree.
What to Use Against Toxic-Type Temtem
Finally, Toxic Temtem are weak only to Wind techniques, and can hold up well against Water, Nature or Toxic moves. Their attacks are best against Water and Nature moves, but do half damage to Earth, Digital, Crystal and Toxic enemies.
Now you should have a full grasp of all the basic types at play and what you'll need when you encounter one. And if you found that helpful, why not take a look at our review here to see our first thoughts of Temtem as a whole? Or if you want to find similar guides for Pokemon Sword and Shield, just go to our other type charts here.