Rapidash is a Fire-type Pokemon first introduced in Generation I in Pokemon Red and Blue. It evolves from Ponyta starting at level 40 and shares similar strengths and weaknesses to its pre-evolved form. Knowing what Pokemon Rapidash is strong and weak against will help you in battles with it. By the end of this guide, you will learn Rapidash’s weaknesses in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.
What is Rapidash’s Weakness in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl?
Rapidash is a Fire-type Pokemon. Like Ponyta, it is weak against Water-type, Ground-type and Rock-type Pokemon. All three of these move types will deal double the damage to Rapidash. There are no move types that do quadruple damage. If you encounter any of these types while in battle, you should swap Rapidash out for another Pokemon type that counters these. Below is a list of some Pokemon that are strong against Rapidash:
Like Ponyta, Rapidash also takes less damage from six different move types. These include Fire-type, Grass-type, Ice-type, Bug-type, Steel-type and Fairy-type Pokemon moves. When attacking, these types will do half their usual damage to Rapidash. There are no move types that do a quarter of their regular damage. Additionally, Rapidash is not immune to any type. Below is a list of some Pokemon that are ineffective against Rapidash:
If you are fighting in battle with Rapidash, it is important to avoid fighting Water-type, Ground-type and Rock-types unless you have no other choice. You may also wish to swap your Rapidash out for a more effective Pokemon if you are against Pokemon that counter it. When using Rapidash in battles, your strategies will be very similar to fighting using Ponyta or similar Fire-type Pokemon.