"Light" redirects here. For other uses, see Light (disambiguation).

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 px Fire Light


038 px Fire Light


157 px Fire Light


179 px Electric Light


180 px Electric Light


181 px Electric Light


182 px Grass Light


191 px Grass Light


192 px Grass Light


309 px Electric Light


310 px Electric Light


310M px Electric Light


313 px Bug Light


358 px Psychic Light


403 px Light Electric


404 px Light Electric


405 px Light Electric


420 px Grass Light


421 px Grass Light


456 px Water Light


457 px Water Light


505 px Light Normal


524 px Rock Light


525 px Rock Light


526 px Rock Light


615 px Ice Light


670 px Fairy Light


800 px Light Psychic


800DM px Light Steel


800DW px Light Ghost


800U px Light Dragon


Please note that these only apply to certain Pokémon games.

Mr. Yokai's Pokémon (conjectural name)

# Pokémon
179 px Light Electric


180 px Light Electric


181 px Light Electric


181M px Light Dragon


192 px Grass Light


313 px Bug Light


314 px Bug Light


694 px Electric Light


695 px Electric Light


716 px Fairy Light


796 px 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
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

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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