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Absol, an example of a Dark type Pokémon.

The Dark type is one of the eighteen official types from the Pokémon franchise. It marked its debut in the Generation 2 games and was specifically created to tone down the

Dark moves seem to work most effectively against Ghost and Psychic Pokémon, but not so much against Dark itself. The Dark type is also resisted by Fighting and

Prior to Generation 6, the Dark type's resistances complimented the Ghost type's weaknesses and vice versa. This resulted into Pokémon with this type combination (Sableye and Spiritomb) lacking any weaknesses, because one of the types resisted or was immune to what the other type was weak to. However, with the introduction of the Fairy type, Pokémon of this combination now have a weakness, since Dark is weak to it, and Ghost doesn't have the resistance against Fairy.

As of Generation 6, there are about 45 official Dark-type Pokémon. 11 of those are pure Dark-type. Concerning dual-typed Pokémon, Dark Pokémon are about as much primary as secondary typed, with only a slight difference of 3 between the two sides.

Dark-type Pokémon are centered around sneaky creatures using dirty tricks to survive, or sometimes being downright brutal. Some Dark-type Pokémon are literally based around darkness and/or are nocturnal. Since this kind of behavior isn't exclusive to a certain kind of organism, Dark-type Pokémon can be pretty much found in any Egg Group, with its overall appearance and other type (if it has one) determining exactly what Egg Group (e.g. Shiftry, being Grass/Dark, can be found in the Grass Egg Group, while Hydreigon, being Dark/Dragon, is found in the Dragon Egg Group).

Type matchups

Official

Offensive
Dark
Defensive
Power Types   Power Types
Ghost
Psychic
½×
Dark
Ghost
½×
Dark
Fairy
Fighting
Bug
Fairy
Fighting
None
Psychic


Specialists

Pokémon

Pure Dark-type Pokémon

# Pokémon Type
052A px Dark Normal


053A px Dark Normal


197 px Dark Normal


261 px Dark Normal


262 px Dark Normal


335 px Dark Normal


359 px Dark Normal


491 px Dark Normal


509 px Dark Normal


510 px Dark Normal


570 px Dark Normal


571 px Dark Normal


827 px Dark Normal


828 px Dark Normal


Please note that these only apply to certain Pokémon games.

Primary Dark-type Pokémon

# Pokémon Type
019A px Dark Normal


020A px Dark Normal


198 px Dark Flying


430 px Dark Flying


215 px Dark Ice


461 px Dark Ice


228 px Dark Fire


229 px Dark Fire


263G px Dark Normal


264G px Dark Normal


862 px Dark Normal


302 px Dark Ghost


624 px Dark Steel


625 px Dark Steel


629 px Dark Flying


630 px Dark Flying


633 px Dark Dragon


634 px Dark Dragon


635 px Dark Dragon


686 px Dark Psychic


687 px Dark Psychic


717 px Dark Flying


799 px Dark Dragon


859 px Dark Fairy


860 px Dark Fairy


861 px Dark Fairy


??? px Dark Grass


Please note that these only apply to certain Pokémon games.

Secondary Dark-type Pokémon

# Pokémon Type
088A px Poison Dark


089A px Poison Dark


248 px Rock Dark


274 px Grass Dark


275 px Grass Dark


318 px Water Dark


319 px Water Dark


332 px Grass Dark


336 px Poison Dark


342 px Water Dark


405 px Electric Dark


434 px Poison Dark


435 px Poison Dark


442 px Ghost Dark


452 px Poison Dark


551 px Ground Dark


552 px Ground Dark


553 px Ground Dark


560 px Fighting Dark


617 px Bug Dark


658 px Water Dark


720U px Psychic Dark


675 px Fighting Dark


727 px Fire Dark


745Mn px Rock Dark


877 px Electric Dark


Please note that these only apply to certain Pokémon games.
Pokémon Types
Official Types
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
???
Fanon Types
Arcane
Blast
Clean
Cosmic
Cyber
Demon
Dream
Gas
Gravity
Holy
Hunter
Light
Love
Lunar
Magic
Marine
Monster
Neon
Plasma
Quartz
Robot
Shade
Shadow
Solar
Sound
Star
Wind
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