Learning how Temtem Types work is essential to get the most out of combat.
Though Temtem shares many similarities with its inspiration, Pokémon - including a series of Types that every creature and their move fits into - the Types themselves are different, as do how they interact.
This Temtem Type chart shows at a glance how they all work against one another, with Temtem weaknesses and Temtem strengths explained.
What are Temtem Types and how do they work?
Temtem has a total of 12 Types. A Temtem can be one or two Types, while each move also has a Type.
Generally, Temtem's Types work as you'd expect the elements they are based on would, especially if you've played Pokémon - for example Water being effective against Fire, Fire is effective against Grass, and Grass is effective against Water.
That said, there are some get differences; the Temtem starters don't fit into this tradition; there are fewer Types than Pokémon; and though there are some obvious comparisons - Mental is Psychic, for example - there's also some new elements such as Digital and Crystal to learn.
If you're not familiar with how Types work at all, they operate on weaknesses and strengths. A Type can be strong against another Type (double, or x2 damage) or weak against another Type (half, or x0.5 damage), and if it isn't one of these, then regular (x1 damage) applies.
Additionally, since a Temtem can be multiple Types, these strengths can stack - allowing for x4 damage if it's a double weakness. By the same token, they can cancel each other out if a move is both weak and strong against the Temtem's two Types.
All this is useful not only to know when positioning a Temtem against another in the heat of battle, but also when catching and constructing your squad. If you know you are going up against a certain set of Types ahead of time, then you'll want to minimise your weaknesses and increase your strengths.
And if you don't know what's coming, then having a well-rounded squad with as many options against every Type is highly recommended.
Temtem Type chart, effectiveness and weakness explained
Here is a chart listing each Type and whether they are strong or weak against another Temtem Type. If a Type isn't listed against another, they will simply do a regular amount of damage.
Here's a Temtem type chart on what's effective against what:
|Type||Strong Against (x2)||Weak Against (x0.5)|
|Fire||Nature, Crystal||Fire, Water, Earth|
|Water||Fire, Earth, Digital||Water, Earth, Toxic|
|Nature||Water, Earth||Fire, Earth, Toxic|
|Electric||Water, Mental, Wind, Digital||Nature, Electric, Earth, Crystal|
|Earth||Fire, Electric, Crystal||Water, Nature, Wind|
|Digital||Mental, Digital, Melee||None|
|Crystal||Electric, Mental||Fire, Earth|
|Toxic||Water, Nature||Earth, Digital, Crystal, Toxic|
What are the best Temtem Types to focus on?
With the above in mind - which Temtem Types should you focus on? With Temtem only launching in Early Access and the game continuing to be in development, the meta will continue to change and evolve.
There are obviously some standout Types here - as noted very early in the game, Digital is notable because it's not weak against anything else, and strong against three other Types, making it very useful for offence.
But that doesn't mean it's automatically the best - if you are careful about weaknesses, then the right Temtem could be more effective overall.
If you want a well-rounded team, WhereLeeYT on reddit worked out provided you have six Types represented in your team, you'll be able to be strong against all 12 Types in the game, and that in theory just three Temtem is required to make this happen - Barnshe, Nessla and Vulcrane.
Again, things might not be as simple as that as Temtem continues to develop, but it's an interesting point to have in mind!