If you’re like me, you have a fixed block of memory in your brain whose only purpose is to house the names, types and coolness of the original 151 Pokémon. Further, if you’re like me, this memory is immutable and therefore will not accept any new information. What are Dark types weak to? What do you mean psychic doesn’t just win automatically? Fairy types? Ok cool, what do they do?
This is a tool meant for people now old enough to play Pokémon again, but also so old that they can’t keep all the new types straight.
Instead of organizing types into an unreadable table, relative strength is shown using color and size. Say you have a Moltres (hey there cool guy). Your birdy is 4x weak to Rock, while Electric and Fire are half as effective, making their blocks half as big.
But you can measure more than weaknesses. Super Effective has both a defensive and offensive mode for each type.
Well, maybe, maybe not. Many type comparison apps won’t let you test the strength of your mixed type mons—Super Effective makes that a priority. Check your combos to see if they have incredible 1/4x endurance, or deplorable 4x weaknesses. You can even check combos that don’t exist yet.