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Why isn't Darkrai a Ghost Type?

3 votes

Exept he has dark in his name.

i mean he gives poeple Nightmares and FLOATES THROUGH THE GROUND!

i mean it makes no sence hes not a ghost.

asked Jul 20, 2011 by Hex
Good qestion
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1 Answer

8 votes
 
Best answer

Well, he's obviously a Dark type, as noted in the name Darkrai, we've got that, but being just a ghost type wouldn't really contribute anything new; they added in quite a few new ghosts in sinnoh, including a legendary Dragon. It wouldn't be as good to add in several of the same type, save for ones like Flying, Dragon, and psychic legendaries, which are open to more diversity.

Pure typing wouldn't really work for him, and we definitely don't want to make him a Ghost/Dark type. A legendary pokemon with no weaknesses and is capable of inducing sleep with a complimentary ability?

There are plenty of pokemon you could make a case of a different typing for. It might not make perfect sense, but not everything in pokemon does.

answered Jul 20, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
edited Jul 20, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion