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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

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Pure Dark-type Pokémon

# Pokémon Type
052A 052AMS Dark Normal


053A 053AMS Dark Normal


197 197MS Dark Normal


261 261MS Dark Normal


262 262MS Dark Normal


335 335MS Dark Normal


359 359MS Dark Normal


491 491MS Dark Normal


509 509MS Dark Normal


510 510MS Dark Normal


570 570MS Dark Normal


571 571MS 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 019AMS Dark Normal


020A 020AMS Dark Normal


198 198MS Dark Flying


430 430MS Dark Flying


215 215MS Dark Ice


461 461MS Dark Ice


228 228MS Dark Fire


229 229MS Dark Fire


263G px Dark Normal


264G px Dark Normal


862 px Dark Normal


302 302MS Dark Ghost


624 624MS Dark Steel


625 625MS Dark Steel


629 629MS Dark Flying


630 630MS Dark Flying


633 633MS Dark Dragon


634 634MS Dark Dragon


635 635MS Dark Dragon


686 686MS Dark Psychic


687 687MS Dark Psychic


717 717MS Dark Flying


799 799MS Dark Dragon


859 px Dark Fairy


860 px Dark Fairy


861 px Dark Fairy


Please note that these only apply to certain Pokémon games.

Secondary Dark-type Pokémon

# Pokémon Type
088A 088AMS Poison Dark


089A 089AMS Poison Dark


248 248MS Rock Dark


274 274MS Grass Dark


275 275MS Grass Dark


318 318MS Water Dark


319 319MS Water Dark


332 332MS Grass Dark


336 336MS Poison Dark


342 342MS Water Dark


405 405MS Electric Dark


434 434MS Poison Dark


435 435MS Poison Dark


442 442MS Ghost Dark


452 452MS Poison Dark


551 551MS Ground Dark


552 552MS Ground Dark


553 553MS Ground Dark


560 560MS Fighting Dark


617 617MS Bug Dark


658 658MS Water Dark


720U 720UMS Psychic Dark


675 675MS Fighting Dark


727 727MS Fire Dark


745Mn px Rock Dark


877 px Electric Dark


Please note that these only apply to certain Pokémon games.
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