Friday Favorites: Dark-Type Pokemon

Double Jump Kris MiiHappy Friday everyone!

Last week was about Ghost-type Pokemon, and this week I figured I would give one of my favorite types a little more attention. This does not include any of the revealed Galar Pokemon just yet, although I’m looking forward to seeing them in action when Sword and Shield are released!

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One of the first Dark-type Pokemon that I ever trained, Umbreon was always one of my favorite Eevee evolutions. True, it’s not the strongest of the evolutions, but the design was on point and I love the glowing rings, both with its normal coloring and its shiny state.


When I first saw Poochyena in Ruby and Sapphire, it reminded me of a scrappy little mutt, and its evolution became a staple in my Hoenn teams. It’s always been a powerhouse amid my other Pokemon with its sturdiness, and it always reminded me of a wolf, one of my favorite animals.


Seeing this guy classified as the “hoodlum” Pokemon always made me laugh. With strong attacks from both its dark and fighting typing, Scrafty was one of my favorites in the Unova region. The loyalty that many of its dex entries describe was always endearing, as well.


Despite their prowess, Fire type Pokemon were usually passed over on my teams for other favorites, like Ground, Flying, and Grass. Rachel was enough of a pyro for the both of us, I figured, but Houndour and Houndoom, especially, were great in my Johto teams. Their designs were always a favorite!

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Friday Favorites: Pokemon Types

Double Jump Kris MiiI hope you guys aren’t sick of Pokemon posts yet! I mean, you can’t be, Sun and Moon were just announced recently, soooo….

Not too long ago, Rachel had put up a list of her top favorite and least favorite (rather, least used) Pokemon types. I found it to be rather amusing how half of her least used types were a few of my favorites. Without further ado, here is my list of favorite Pokemon types.

5. Grass & Poison

I’m the person who always chooses the Grass-type starter for her main run-through of a new region. Their gentle designs and powerful special attacks always appealed to me, especially when they were combined with the deadly poison moves.

4. Flying

Flying-types just always seemed fun. They’ve always seemed versatile and flexible, with many having a secondary type to increase their move set. Generally their speed is unrivaled, and I believe I’ve spoken before about how quick characters tend to be a favorite of mine.

3. Dark

Dark type Pokemon always were a favorite of mine since they appeared in the second generation. Umbreon, Houndoom, Mightyena, Scrafty, quite a few of my favorites have been at least part Dark. It’s another type that pairs well with Poison, too, especially since Fairy-types have appeared on the scene.

2. Steel

They may not have the best special defense, but Steel types have one of the highest resistance records, including Poison, which can be quite troublesome if you use it right. Paired with powerful moves, and it can be tough to take down a Steel-type.

1. Ground

Ground definitely crawled up this list with some of my recent run-throughs. Despite my love of speedy characters, I can’t help but adore the powerful moves of these Pokemon. They may be a little risky on the defensive side, but that just means it’s an extra challenge to come up with a proper strategy in battles with them.

What are some of your favorite (or least favorite) types?