What are the weaknesses of Dark-type Pokémon?


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To remember:

  • Dark-type Pokémon are vulnerable to Combat, Insect and Fairy attacks, but are resistant to Spectre and Darkness.
  • These Pokémon are effective against Psy and Spectre types, but have no immunity in Pokémon Go unlike other games in the license.
  • Darkness-type Pokémon are characterized by their aggressiveness and cunning, and knowing their weaknesses is essential to facing them effectively.

The game of Pokémon continues to evolve, offering a real moment of relaxation, not only for children, but also for all categories of people who want to have fun and enjoy themselves.

This game requires great character combination strategy in order to gain the upper hand in battle. There are 18 different types of Pokémon, each with its own strengths and weaknesses. If you know your opponent's strength and technical skills, you'll certainly know which type to use against him or her.

What are the main weaknesses of Darkness-type Pokémon ? Find out everything there is to know on this subject in our article. And find out everything you need to know about Dark-type Pokémon.

It's true that memorizing every Pokémon character's ability seems a little frustrating, but by playing them from time to time, you'll draw conclusions and be able to synthesize their respective techniques. You also need to know which type of Pokémon you're going to combine with your character, so that their moves are as lethal as possible when paired up.

In the case of Dark-type Pokémon, we'll explain their main limitations below.

What are the weaknesses of Darkness-type Pokémon?

The attacks of Darkness-type Pokémon are characterized by their aggressiveness, cunning and cunningness. What are the main weaknesses of this type of Pokémon?

The Combat type

Dark Pokémon are vulnerable to the attacks of Combat typesalso known for their aggressiveness.

Image showing combat type beating darkness type
Image showing the combat type beating the darkness type. Source : Alucare.fr

The Insect type

Steel-type Pokémon are also known for their aggressiveness, so injuries caused by the insect type on the Steel type do more damage.

Illustration of how the insect type beats the darkness type
Illustration of how the insect type beats the darkness type. Source : Alucare.fr

Fairy types

Pokémon from Fairy type are protected against Darkness types by their resistance.

Image showing fairy type beating darkness type
Image showing the fairy type beating the darkness type. Source : Alucare.fr

It should also be noted that their attacks are not very effective against types Ténèbres themselves!

So don't hesitate to use the attacks of these Pokémon to easily combat the Dark types in your next duels!

Who beats the Dark type in Pokémon Go?

In Pokémon Go, Dark-type Pokémon are weak against :

  • The Combat type,
  • The Fairy type,
  • The Dark type

However, they are stronger than the following Pokémon:

  • The Psy,
  • Spectrum type

It should be noted, however, that'there is no immunity in Pokémon Gounlike other games in the license.

What are the weaknesses of Dark-type Pokémon in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet?

It's important to understand the weak points of Pokémon to determine which Pokémon to use against a trainer or other wild Pokémon as you explore Paldea.

Here are the main weaknesses of Darkness-type Pokémon:

  • The Combat type,
  • The Fairy type
  • The Insect type

As far as resistance is concerned, they are resistant to different types :

  • The Spectre type
  • The Dark type

And these Pokémon are strong against :

  • Type Psy
  • Spectrum type

And finally, Dark Pokémon are immune to Psy-type.

Characteristics of Dark-type Pokémon

In the video games Pokémon Go and Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, efficiency means mastery of attacks and knowledge of the weaknesses and forms of each type. The Darkness-type Pokémon is one of 18 Pokémon types introduced since the second generation.

Indeed, if you've just dived into the world of Pokémon, you'll naturally be inclined to choose them to ensure victory in your next battle. Indeed, they have their own particularity as being of Darkness origin, but some of them have a less convincing appearance for a Darkness type.

Historically, the Darkness types were added with the Steel type to face the Psychic type. As a reminder, the Psy type really dominated its opponents in the first generation, and very few of the remaining types match its strengths.

As a result, the Psy has been a cause for concern since the advent of Darkness-type Pokémon, especially when combined with Poison typea real power duo!

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Illustration of Darkness-type Pokémon for our article on their weaknesses. Source : Alucare.fr


List (names) of Darkness-type Pokémon

We've compiled just for you a list of non-dual-type Darkness Pokémon to discover, including :

  • Absolute
  • Arceus
  • Chacripan
  • Darkrai
  • Dogrino
  • Goupilou
  • Grahyèna
  • Grondogue
  • Leopardus
  • Medhyèna
  • Mega-Absol
  • Miaouss d'Alola
  • Noctali
  • Alola Persian
  • Bobcat
  • Silvallié
  • Zoroark
  • Zorua

What are the abilities of Darkness-type Pokémon?

By their very nature, Darkness types have almost good points on the offensive side, especially those of recent generations (from the fourth generation upwards). In total, the Darkness type has 48 attack specialists, including Tyranocif is among the most powerful.

He has two potentialities not to be underestimated: his Darkness trait and his Roche archetype. Two in one, he meets the criteria of a good Roche for a better Ténèbres.

The attacks of Darkness-type pokémon are super effective against Darkness and Spectre types.

Darkness and Spectre type

The aggressiveness and heightened senses of Darkness-type Pokémon protect them from the low blows and other tricks of Darkness attacks and the attacks of Spectrum type.

Type Psy

Psy types are immune to the Darkness type.

Summary table of each Pokémon's strengths and weaknesses by type

To give you a better idea of the Pokémon's weaknesses, here is a table showing the strengths and weaknesses of each type of Pokémon:

Image illustrating the strengths and weaknesses of Pokémon according to type
Image illustrating the strengths and weaknesses of Pokémon according to type

Here is a guide to help you understand each strength and weakness mentioned in this table, an excerpt from the type table that summarizes the weaknesses and resistances of the Darkness-type Pokémon:

  • The green 2 means effective attack
  • 1/2 red means attack not effective
  • And 0 black means totally ineffective

Be sure to discover the various weaknesses of the following other Pokémon:

In short, these are the weaknesses of Darkness-type Pokémon that you need to be aware of if you want to fight them easily in your duels! So, are you ready to take on this type of Pokémon?

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