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I see a lot of people saying to disguise him as a Fighting type... why though? It's still weak to Fairy, and Poison resists all three of Dark's weaknesses. So why Fighting over Poison?

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just peoples opinions, i guess
In which format?
why does it matter which format
but if you want i choose singles
Some formats have lots of fighting-weak threats, like Chansey or Heatran, so it would be good to disguise Zoroark as a fighting Pokemon in those formats. Some other formats have no good poison Pokemon, so its players would have to go for the next best thing. Are you playing on Showdown! or a 3DS?
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A number of reasons really. The main reason was until US/UM poison type was a pretty awful typing. There were pretty much no competitively viable poison type Pokemon aside from maybe aloan muk and Nihelgo which is a poison/dark and so isn't exactly useful on a team with Zoroark too. This is going to change now bc Naganadel is op af so it makes Zoroark more viable too.

Secondly fighting Pokemon have much more useful moves in general than poison. Poison generally isn't a very offensive type at all with barely any typings being weak to poison. Although fighting is the same, in general fighting types have better movepools and fighting type moves are generally very strong, similar to normal. One thing you have to consider is Zoroark Illusion is good for one move. After that if Zoroark dies you need a team that can hold itself and poison is simply not as strong as fighting.

Finally a lot of people just don't remember that fairy is strong against fighting.

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