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All Dark Type Weakness In Pokemon

Learn about all of the Weaknesses the Dark Type has in Pokemon from this guide.

Pokemon is a game about becoming a trainer of wonderful Monsters and battling other Trainers to be the very best. This has been the motto of Pokemon from back in Generation 1 of Pokemon, 1996. After that, there were many Pokemon titles released and at the time of this article, there are 8 Generations and Gen 9 on the horizon. In Pokemon there are various typings, 18 to be exact. All of them with their Strengths & Weaknesses. One of which is the Dark Type. In this guide, I will talk about Dark Type and its Strengths & Weakness in Pokemon.

What is the Weakness of the Dark Type in Pokemon

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The Dark Type in Pokemon was introduced in Gen 2 along with the Steel Type. It was introduced to weaken the power of the Psychic Type. In its introduction it was given:

  • Dark Type Pokemon Weakness from Gen 1 to Gen 5
    • Bug Type
    • Fighting Type
  • Dark Type Pokemon Weakness from Gen 6 onwards –
    • Bug Type
    • Fighting Type
    • Fairy Type

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What is the Dark Type?

As I have mentioned above, the Dark Type in Pokemon was introduced along with the Steel Type to balance the over-tuned Psychic Type Pokemon. As of Gen 8, its interactions with other types are:

  • Super Effective against: Ghost Type & Psychic Type.
  • Not Effective against: Dark Type, Fairy Type, & Fighting Type.
  • Resists against: Dark Type & Ghost Type.
  • Weak against: Bug Type, Fairy Type, & Fighting Type.
  • Immune against: Psychic Type.

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Dark Type Pokemons became very strong as they more or less shut every Pure Psychic Types. In turn, they became the new broken type along with Dragon Types &. To counteract that, Gen 6 brought in a new type and is still the newest Type to be introduced, the Fairy Type. The Fairy-Type Resists as well as deals Super Effective Damage to the Dark Types. Currently, the Fairy Type is the best in Pokemon and the Dark is a respectable Type. The Best dual typing you can have on the dark type would be the Ghost or Fairy Type.

This was all about the Dark Type Weakness in Pokemon. Hopefully, this guide has helped you. You can also check out our other guides from our website, Gamer Tweak.