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Venshi is a fanon Light-type Pokémon made for Pokémon Citrine and Olivine Versions.

The Light type is one of the many fanon types made for the Pokémon franchise, and appears as a new type in a multitude of games (including Pokémon Alpha and Omega Versions, Pokémon Citrine and Olivine Versions, Pokémon Mighty & Nasty, Pokémon Mid and Out, and Pokémon Intrepid).

The Light type is a fanon type that, in the earlier years, serves as an opposite type for the Dark type, and is also similar to the Fairy type, but does have a few differences.

In such earlier years, fanon Light type Pokémon appear to be prominently some sort of "holy" type, somewhat like the Fairy type but more serious and less cute. A good bunch of them are largely based on the concept of hope or good will.

But sometimes, the Light type is taken literally, being based on illumination instead. Rarely, both of these concepts are thrown into a Pokémon.

In some other games, it can also be associated on freedom, as seen in Mighty and Nasty versions, and are not all good. There is even an usually evil Pokémon called Vitalight.

However, in Gen EX and Gen EX 2, it is ultimately another elemental type similar to Fire, Ice and Electric instead of goodness, and avoid the common cliche of Light and Dark being Super Effective against each others.

Many past Light Pokémon based on animals are also good-hearted, a symbol of hope or something similar to either concept. Animals not based on hope or goodness are usually the ones that prominently have or use illumination, for example to lure in prey like anglerfish.

In Pokémon Mighty & Nasty and Pokémon Progress and Regress, Light Pokemon instead inspires more from light sources such as auroras and illumination, as well as animals capable of any kind of illumination or have association with the light element.

Nowadays, the earlier concept of Light-type (the "holy" one) was criticized for being cliché and doesn't really represent the name very well, as it was often pushed to be a counterpart with Dark. Not only this was redundant does to the Fighting serving it a counterpart to Dark-type better, but it also makes the older Light too similar to the Fairy in term of either holiness or magical power.

That being said, the "holy" Light-type still exists in fanon Pokemon games time to time, or have some of its holiness incorporated in the more literal version of Light-type.

Although the modern Light-type was sometimes called as a "generic" type, it can represent the actual elemental light very well after doing efficient research and allows possibilities, such as more prominent presence of aurora, hard lights, luminescence, speed of light and lasers. This also means that this concept of Light-type is more in-line of Fire, Ice and Electric in term of elemental power overall.

Modern Light-type can also serves as a counterpart to Ghost does to Ghost-type in general represent actual darkness better than Dark-type.

There is not much changes in Mr. Yokai's Pokémon game, other than it being simply light. However, the lights must be brighter (or they must use light as means of attacking, powering up, or helping), otherwise it won't qualify for Light. This doesn't include all Pokémon which uses light; some like Lanturn are not retyped.

Type matchups

Citrine and Olivine Versions

Offensive
Light
Defensive
Power Types   Power Types
Dark
Ghost
½×
Dragon
Fairy
Ghost
½×
Cyber
Dragon
Fairy
Bug
Psychic
Grass
Psychic
Dark
Fire

Mighty & Nasty Version (Gen EX 1)

Offensive
Light
Defensive
Power Types   Power Types
Ghost
Electric
Dark
½×
Dragon
Ghost
Electric
Light
Fire
½×
Ice
Bug
Psychic
Light
Bug
Grass
Poison
Ice
Grass
Dark

Pokémon Progress and Regress (Gen EX 2)

Offensive
Light
Defensive
Power Types   Power Types
Ghost
Electric
Sound
Dark
½×
Sound
Ghost
Electric
Light
Fire
Fairy
½×
Ice
Bug
Psychic
Light
Bug
Grass
Psychic
Ice
Grass
Dark

Mid & Out Versions

Offensive
Light
Defensive
Power Types   Power Types
Poison
Ghost
Dark
½×
Electric
Poison
Light
½×
Electric
Psychic
Light
Psychic
Dark
None None

Light & Darkness Versions

Offensive
Light
Defensive
Power Types   Power Types
Dark
Fairy
Steel
½×
Fire
Fairy
Ground
Light
½×
Water
Rock
Poison
Dragon
Light
Dark
Water
Poison
None
Ghost

Retyped Pokémon List

Gen EX 1 and 2

# Pokémon
037 037MS Fire Light


038 038MS Fire Light


157 157MS Fire Light


179 179MS Electric Light


180 180MS Electric Light


181 181MS Electric Light


182 182MS Grass Light


191 191MS Grass Light


192 192MS Grass Light


309 309MS Electric Light


310 310MS Electric Light


310M 310MMS Electric Light


313 313MS Bug Light


358 358MS Psychic Light


403 403MS Light Electric


404 404MS Light Electric


405 405MS Light Electric


420 420MS Grass Light


421 421MS Grass Light


456 456MS Water Light


457 457MS Water Light


505 505MS Light Normal


524 524MS Rock Light


525 525MS Rock Light


526 526MS Rock Light


615 615MS Ice Light


670 670MS Fairy Light


800 800MS Light Psychic


800DM px Light Steel


800DW px Light Ghost


800U 800UMS Light Dragon


Please note that these only apply to certain Pokémon games.

Mr. Yokai's Pokémon (conjectural name)

# Pokémon
179 179MS Light Electric


180 180MS Light Electric


181 181MS Light Electric


181M 181MMS Light Dragon


192 192MS Grass Light


313 313MS Bug Light


314 314MS Bug Light


694 694MS Electric Light


695 695MS Electric Light


716 716MS Fairy Light


796 796MS Electric Light


Please note that these only apply to certain Pokémon games.

Specialists

Notable



Pokémon Types
Official Types
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
???
Fanon Types
Light
Sound
Wind
Cyber
Gas
Cosmic
Myth
Plasma
Monster
Demon
Solar
Lunar
Magic
Quartz
Arcane
Time
Robot
Shadow
Love
Star
Neon
Clean
Holy
Blast
Marine
Dream
Shade

Trivia

  • As time passes, Light as a fanon type was more based off goodness as a direct counterpart of the Dark-type (named "Evil" in Japan), even if some of them are more based of illumination. However, a few users like Samtendo09 (tbc) prefers to make Light as an element, and not goodness, due to the fact that "good light vs evil darkness" had become too common nowadays and to avoid being too similar to Fighting and Fairy in a way, as well as allowing a proper Type that can act as a "Good-type" toward Dark-type.
    • That said, a mix of both (the holy/good version and the elemental version) can also exist in a few other fanon medias.
    • However, certain Pokémon, such as Lanturn, specifically say they use electricity; as a matter of fact, Electric would make this type feel redundant. A user named MrYokaiAndWatch902 (tbc) decided to solve this by only typing dual-type Pokémon as Light if it's not produced from electricity.
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