Dark Type Weaknesses and Resistances Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

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The Dark Type is one of the eighteen Pokémon types and is mostly known for follow up attacks and being resistant to controlling moves. One notable trainer in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet who specializes in Dark types is Giacomo of Team Star’s Segin Squad.

In this guide, we will be talking about Dark type weaknesses and resistances and how players can take advantage of it with the current Pokémon roster of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

Dark Type Weaknesses

Dark types are weak against:

  • Fighting
  • Bug
  • Fairy

Look out for these Pokémon who can deal super effective attacks:

  • Tauros (Fighting/Fire)
  • Paldean Tauros (Fighting/Fire//Water)
  • Iron Hands (Fighting/Electric)
  • Koraidon (Fighting/Dragon)
  • Annihilape (Fighting/Ghost) *Ghost moves are not very effective

  • Quaquaval (Water/Fighting)
  • Pawmo (Electric/Fighting)
  • Pawmot (Electric/Fighting)
  • Flamigo (Flying/Fighting)
  • Great Tusk (Ground/Fighting)

  • Iron Valiant (Fairy/Fighting)
  • Slither Wing (Bug/Fighting)
  • Flamigo (Flying/Fighting)
  • Tarountula (Bug)
  • Spidops (Bug)

  • Nymble (Bug)
  • Rellor (Bug)
  • Lokix (Bug/Dark) *Dark moves are not very effective
  • Rabsca (Bug/Psychic) *Psychic moves does not have an effect
  • Tinkatink (Fairy/Steel)

  • Tinkatuff (Fairy/Steel)
  • Tinkaton (Fairy/Steel)
  • Fidough (Fairy)
  • Dachsbun (Fairy)
  • Flutter Mane (Ghost/Fairy) *Ghost moves are not very effective

  • Scream Tail (Fairy/Psychic) *Psychic moves does not have an effect
  • Iron Valiant (Fairy/Fighting)

Dark Type Resistances

Dark types are immune to:

  • Psychic

Look out for these Pokémon that can counter Dark types:

  • Flittle (Psychic)
  • Espathra (Psychic)
  • Rabsca (Bug/Psychic) *Bug moves are super effective
  • Farigiraf (Normal/Psychic)
  • Veluza (Water/Psychic)

  • Scream Tail (Fairy/Psychic) *Fairy moves are super effective
  • Armarouge (Fire/Psychic)

On the other hand, Dark types are slightly resistant to these types:

  • Ghost
  • Dark

Look out for these Pokémon who Dark types can be relatively safe fighting against:

  • Greavard (Ghost)
  • Houndstone (Ghost)
  • Gimmighoul Chest and Roaming (Ghost)
  • Flutter Mane (Ghost/Fairy) *Fairy moves are super effective
  • Skeledirge (Fire/Ghost)

  • Bramblin (Grass/Ghost)
  • Brambleghast (Grass/Ghost)
  • Gholdengo (Steel/Ghost)
  • Ceruledge (Fire/Ghost)
  • Annihilape (Fighting/Ghost) *Fighting moves are super effective

  • Maschiff (Dark)
  • Mabosstiff (Dark)
  • Iron Jugulis (Dark/Flying)
  • Ting-Lu (Dark/Ground)
  • Chien-Pao (Dark/Ice)

  • Wo-Chien (Dark/Grass)
  • Chi-Yu (Dark/Fire)
  • Kingambit (Dark/Steel)
  • Meowscarada (Grass/Dark)
  • Bombirdier (Flying/Dark)

  • Brute Bonnet (Grass/Dark)
  • Roaring Moon (Dragon/Dark)

Keep in mind that Pokémon types are just rough guides with regards to weaknesses and resistances and that these Pokémon can still learn moves that are outside their type.

If you like this guide, be sure to check out our other Pokémon Scarlet and Violet articles:

Type Weaknesses and Resistances:

Pokémon League:

How to Evolve:

Legendary Pokemon:

Check out this video by MandJTV explaining how Pokémon types fare against each other: