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Basically, I want to know which one has the better typing and signature move, as well as which one can take advantage of Dynamaxing/Gigantimaxing more. This is just for in game, by the way.

Also this is in Shield.

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Rapid strike style. It does have more weaknesses than dark type urshifu but has a lot more coverage. Also, having a 4x weakness to fairy is not good. Dark type urshifu also only has three resistances

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Single Strike Style is better offensively. It has a slightly stronger signature move and uses Gigantamax more effectively (no point of lowering sp. def with max darkness when you are going to be using physical moves :P). Rapid Strike Style technically has better defensive typing, but either way both of them are going to not match up well against Fairy types, as rare as they are in game (although you can use Iron Head/Max Steelspike, which you usually can one shot or two shot fairies depending on how much you over-level)

Hope this helped!

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Dark: 178 Pokémon resist it, 700 take neutral damage, and 156 Pokémon take super effective damage from it. 0 Pokémon are immune to Dark moves.

Water: 294 Pokémon resist it, 557 Pokémon take neutral damage, and 182 Pokémon take super effective damage from it. The following Pokémon are immune because of their abilities: Shedinja, Poliwag, Poliwhirl, Poliwrath, Lapras, Vaporeon, Politoed, Wooper, Quagsire, Mantine, Mantyke, Maractus, Frillish, Jellicent, Vocanion, Dracovish, Arctovish, Chinchou, Lanturn, Cacnea, Cacturne, Tympole, Palpitoad, Seismitoad, Dewpider, Araquanid, Paras, Parasect, Croagunk, Toxicroak, Helioptile, Heliolisk, Jynx.

Source 1: https://pokemondb.net/tools/type-coverage
Source 2: https://pokemondb.net/ability/water-absorb
Source 3: https://pokemondb.net/ability/dry-skin

Those are the statistics of Water and Dark. They are pretty balanced, but a lot of Pokemon are immune to Water.
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Id think single strike would be the better move. The only thing to fear is the x4 fairy weakness but you could teach Urshifu poison jab for coverage.

I’ve EV trained mine in HP and Atk and gave it an assault vest. Also made it adamant nature with the mint things

taught it:
-Drain Punch (STAB & sustain)
-Thunder punch (Flying coverage) (Swappable)
-Wicked Blows (STAB & signature move)
-Poison Jab (Fairy coverage)

Hopefully this helps out.

P.s: I personally went thunder punch since my friend went rapid strike and I wanted to beat him lol.

rapid strike hits 3 times so its not as weak as you think