The Light-Type

Light-Type

A new type of Pokémon introduced in Luna, Terra, and Sol Versions is the Light-Type. It could be considered the counterpart to Dark-Types. Light-Type Pokémon are generally brightly colored and have some source of luminescence on their body. Their attacks normally involve the manipulation of light. Light-Type Pokémon are powered up when in the Harsh Sunlight weather condition, but weakened under the Full Moon.

Type Chart:

Light is super effective against Dark (Lights up the dark), Ghost (ghosts don’t like light), and Psychic (light disrupts focus).

Types that are super effective against Light: Dark (darkness shrouds light), Grass (plants use light energy to make food), and Steel (polished steel reflects light).

Light is not very effective against Light (produces even more light)Grass, and Steel

Types that are not very effective against Light: Electric (produces light) and Fire (produces light), and Light.

Type that have no effect against Light: Fairy (Fairies attack with light energy)

So yes, Light and Dark-Types are super effective against each other. The closet comparison that exists to this already is Dragon being super effective against itself.

Old Pokémon That become Light-Types:

Volbeat and Illumise become Bug/Light-Types.

Mareep, Flaaffy, Ampharos, Luxio, Luxray, Helioptile,  Heliolisk, and Xurkitree become Electric/Light-Types.

Sunflora, Morelull, and Shiinotic become Grass/Light-Types.

Watchog becomes a Normal/Light-Type.

Porygon, Porygon2, Porygon-Z become pure Light-Types.

Staryu, Starmie, and Lumineon become Water/Light-Types.

Necrozma becomes Light/Psychic-Type

Arceus gains a Light-Type form using the Sun Plate.

Arceus Light-Type

Rotom gains a Lamp Form that is an Electric/Light-Type.

Rotom Lamp Form

Castform’s Sunny Form is now a Light-Type, and Castform learns the moves Strobe and Solar Beam instead of Ember and Fire Blast respectively.

Chinchou and Lanturn do not become Light-Types because to remove either the Water or Electric-Type from them would change them too much, instead they are given the new ability Luminate, which turns their Normal-Type moves to Light-Type moves, as well as giving a 50% boost to all Light-Type moves used, so they might as well be Light-Types.

Old Moves that become Light-Type

Flash, Tail Glow, Sunny Day, Morning Sun, Swift, Light Screen, Mirror Coat, Spotlight, and Prismatic Laser.

Weather Ball now becomes a Light-Type move when used during Harsh Sunlight.

Moves that are now a Light Combo Type

(Moves can now be two types at the same time, think Flying Press)

Signal Beam (Bug/Light), Dazzling Gleam (Fairy/Light), Aurora Beam (Ice/Light), Power Gem (Rock/Light), Flash Cannon (Steel/Light), and Aurora Veil (Ice/Light).

In addition, Solar Beam, when used by a Light-Type Pokémon, becomes a Light-Type move, otherwise it’s still Grass-Type.

35 thoughts on “The Light-Type

  1. Can I also use Light-type in my precently unready pokémon game-like concept? I have even customed an eeveelution for it.

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  2. This is a pretty good concept! Mind if I use this in my own fanfic? I’m reading your right now and I’m impressed thus far.

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    • Thanks for the comment. I’m not the first person to come up with the concept of a Light-Type, and I’m far from the last, so feel free to use the type.

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      • I think I might use this in my game ideas. Funnily enough, Chansey becomes Fairy/Light. That would be quite overpowered as it would oblitarate any dragon types or fairy.

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  3. I’ve got a great light move!

    -Sunshine-

    Lowers DEF (defense) harshly and ACCURACY dramatically.
    I think it should be learnt at LVL. 45 because of the lower dramatically, which is worse than harshly.
    Let me know if you like the idea!

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    • I like the concept, but a move that lowers one stat by two stages and another by three would be extremely powerful compared to any existing stat-effecting moves. This move would completely cripple the opponent’s Pokemon with a single attack. I don’t normally worry too much about balance, but I still try to remain at least realistic.

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      • Got it! I actually HATE moves that don’t do damage (excluding the odd mean look) and as such I’m not great at making moves like that.

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      • Although I hate the Lyncanrock that crippled my Salandit with 1 STUPID dramatic lowering move (dramatically actually exists) and in five moves OUCH! BTW salandit male LVL. 52

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      • I understand the thought. I don’t typically use non-damaging moves either. Still though, a balance does exist, and it should be found, regardless of personal opinions.

        And I’m pretty sure there is no such thing as a move that decreases dramatically. There are some moves that increase the user’s stats by three levels, but none that decrease the opponent’s, at least that I know of.

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  4. O.K this time serious, NEW MOVE!!!
    -Scorching Sun-
    POWER. 110 (not to overpowered when you read the rest)
    ACCURACY 100 (Yeah, it’s sunshine)
    The Pokemon channels its inner sunshine and blasts it out in a ray of sunshine, this may leave the Opponent Pokemon with a burn. Does recoil damage.

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      • That’s a much more solid concept. While I like it, I probably won’t be using it for a couple of reasons. I already have several Sun-based moves, including Solar Force, Solar Flare, and Helical Charge, and I already have a Light-Type move that burns the opponent with Laser Vision. While there’s nothing wrong with having another, I’d rather not be too redundant. I do like the idea though.

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      • Yeah, no easter egg. The thing I used to make it Light is an extra (YELLOW) ponytail,curl. In the Pokedex, it says it allows it to shine light that brightens up people’s day.

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      • Oh, are we talking about an alternate version of Chansey like an Alolan Form? That makes more sense. I assumed you just wanted to change regular Chansey into a Light/Fairy-Type.

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    • Do you mean good from a design standpoint or from a battle standpoint?

      From a design standpoint, while I do think it probably should have been turned into a Fairy-Type like the other pink puffball Pokemon, I assume that Game Freak must have had a reason to not do it. As for the Light-Type, it would be a bit random, at least using my definition of the type, as there is nothing about Chansey that is associated with light, and it emits light in no way.

      From a battle standpoint, it certainly wouldn’t be bad. It would be better than Chansey is now, because it would gain STAB on Light and Fairy-Type moves, which are more useful than Normal-Type moves. On the downside, it would gain a weakness against Grass and Poison as well as a 4x times weakness to Steel, as opposed to its single weakness against Fighting-Types it has now. Since Chansey (or rather Blissey) is primarily used for stalling purposes, having those extra weakness wouldn’t be that good for it. I’m sure it would still be used, but I’m not sure it would be better than it is now. I’m really not the person to tell you this though, because I just use the Pokemon I like, and don’t worry too much about their battle capability.

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      • Got it! I understand your point of view, and may only make it Fairy. However, they did the unpredictable with raichu in Sun and Moon(psychic/electric), and it could be a good idea. The four times weakness would be annoying, so how about just fairy, and it becomes light by giving it a Easter Egg (lol)?

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      • Actually, I won’t do the E. Egg (still funny , hahahahah), because the STAB would be cool. 4x though, ouch.
        Instead it learns a move called Easter Egg that chooses a random light or grass type.
        Pokemon Go tip: Chansey is slightly more common near pharmacys and hospitals.

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      • First off, I’d like to point out that a 4x weakness certainly isn’t the end of the world for a Pokemon. Many of the strongest Pokemon, such as Dragonite or Hydreigon have 4x weaknesses to something, but that doesn’t make them bad Pokemon. It’s just something to consider.

        Electric/Psychic Alolan Raichu may be unexpected, but it’s not unjustified. It Alolan Form gains psychic powers thanks to the pancakes it (for some reason…), making it a Psychic-Type. It still fits under the definition of what a Psychic-Type is though. Of course, you’re free to do what you want with your game concepts, but unless you create your own definition of what the Light-Type is, Chansey being a Light-Type doesn’t make the most sense. Of course you’re free to do what you want, that’s just my perspective on the matter.

        Also, here’s a tip on your Easter Egg move. It’s an interesting concept, but it’s worth noting that it unrealistic due to its name. Easter is a Christian holiday, and it is unlikely that Game Freak would ever make such a direct reference to a religious holiday, as they typically try to leave real-world religion out of their games all together. Once again, your call, but if your going for realism, you might want to try something else.

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    • Do you mean Nucleaction? And by Miniature Nuke, are we talking like a nuclear bomb? That might be a little outside of what could be considered a realistic Pokemon item. That being said, some sort of radioactive item that powers up Nucleaction and Nucleactor wouldn’t be a bad idea. Thanks for the suggestion.

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  5. Here are two of my Pokemon.

    Meteorfight: Rock
    Meteorfight have a habit of attacking strangers. As it ages, it becomes more rough, and when it’s born, it is completely smooth.
    Evolves into Meteorlight at level 32.

    Meteorlight: Rock/Light
    Meteorlight’s body was originally as light as arms, and it was hard to see its rock body, but it was caught in a supernova which made the light on its body turned into heat and went away from the Pokémon. Its arms still have their light though.

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