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==Characteristics==
 
==Characteristics==
The ??? type does not exist in [[Generation I]]. Unlike other types, the ??? type does not have any weaknesses or resistances.
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Unlike other types, the ??? type does not have any weaknesses or resistances.
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It also deals neutral damage to all types and is immune to none.
   
If damaging moves are hacked to be of this type in the Generation II or III games, since it is considered neither a [[physical move|physical]] nor a [[special move|special]] move, the damage dealt by a ???-type move is minimal{{fact}}<!--how was it determined?-->, even if the move had the highest possible base power.
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In {{pkmn|Contest}}s, the only ???-type move, {{m|Curse}}, is a {{OBP|Tough|condition}} move.
   
 
==In the games==
 
==In the games==
 
===Curse===
 
===Curse===
The move {{m|Curse}} was given the ??? type when introduced in [[Generation II]], likely because of its mysterious nature: it is so far the only move which completely differs in its use between Pokémon of different types. It was retyped as {{type|Ghost}} move in [[Generation V]]. It is a {{type|Normal}} move in the [[Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series]].
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The move {{m|Curse}} was given the ??? type when introduced in [[Generation II]], likely because of its mysterious nature. It is so far the only move which completely differs in its use between Pokémon of different types. Its type was changed to the {{t|Ghost}} type in [[Generation V]].
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{{m|Conversion}} cannot be used to become ???-type: {{m|Curse}}, the only move of this type, will be ignored by Conversion, such that if a Pokémon uses Conversion while the only other move it knows is Curse, Conversion will fail.
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{{incomplete|section|needs=Curse's type in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity, and WiiWare Mystery Dungeon games}}
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It is a {{type|Normal}} move in the early [[Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series]], but was changed to be a {{type|Ghost}} move in [[Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon]].
   
 
===Eggs===
 
===Eggs===
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===Weather Ball===
 
===Weather Ball===
 
[[File:Weather Ball XD Unknown.png|thumb|200px|right|???-type {{m|Weather Ball}} in [[Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness]]]]
 
[[File:Weather Ball XD Unknown.png|thumb|200px|right|???-type {{m|Weather Ball}} in [[Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness]]]]
{{m|Weather Ball}}'s type changes depending on the weather condition. If Weather Ball is used when the field is under the effect of {{weather|Shadow Sky}}, Weather Ball changes to a ???-type move and will be neither super effective nor not very effective against any type. Despite this, if a Pokémon with {{a|Color Change}} is hit with this move under these conditions, it will be changed to a {{type|Normal}} Pokémon.
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{{m|Weather Ball}}'s type changes depending on the weather condition. If Weather Ball is used when the field is under the effect of {{weather|Shadow Sky}}, Weather Ball changes to a ???-type move and will be neither super effective nor not very effective against any type. Despite this, if a Pokémon with {{a|Color Change}} is hit with this move under these conditions, it will be changed to a {{type|Normal}} Pokémon.{{fact}}
   
 
This situation is the only way to legitimately encounter the type effectiveness of a ???-type move.
 
This situation is the only way to legitimately encounter the type effectiveness of a ???-type move.
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{{p|Arceus}} has the Ability {{a|Multitype}}, which changes its type and appearance depending on the [[Plate]] it is holding. Likely as a precaution for Arceus hacked to be ???-type, a ???-type sprite of Arceus is present in {{game5|Diamond|Pearl|Platinum|HeartGold|SoulSilver}}; however, it is never otherwise used without hacking.
 
{{p|Arceus}} has the Ability {{a|Multitype}}, which changes its type and appearance depending on the [[Plate]] it is holding. Likely as a precaution for Arceus hacked to be ???-type, a ???-type sprite of Arceus is present in {{game5|Diamond|Pearl|Platinum|HeartGold|SoulSilver}}; however, it is never otherwise used without hacking.
 
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===Type change===
 
In [[Generation IV]], if a pure {{type|Flying}} Pokémon uses {{m|Roost}}, it becomes typeless{{fact}} until the end of the turn, effectively behaving as if it were ???-type. However, in Generation IV, all Flying-type Pokémon have two types (except {{p|Arceus}} holding the [[Sky Plate]], who is unable to learn {{m|Roost}}). To obtain a ???-type Pokémon, the {{player}} must change a Pokémon to be pure Flying-type (with {{a|Color Change}}, {{m|Conversion}} or {{m|Conversion 2}}), followed by using {{m|Roost}}. In [[Generation V]] and onwards, if a pure Flying-type Pokémon uses {{m|Roost}}, it becomes a pure {{type|Normal}} Pokémon until the end of the turn instead.
 
 
The game will not allow the player to use {{m|Conversion}} to become ???-type. {{m|Curse}}, the only move of this type, will be ignored by Conversion, such that if a Pokémon uses Conversion while the only other move it knows is Curse, Conversion will fail.
 
 
 
==Other uses==
 
==Other uses==
 
===Unrevealed types===
 
===Unrevealed types===
On official material, the ??? type is often used to denote a type that has not yet been revealed. Leading up to the release of [[Pokémon X and Y]], {{p|Sylveon}}'s type was listed as ??? on official material until its actual type was revealed to be {{t|Fairy}}.
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[[File:Eeveelutions unrevealed type.png|thumb|Promotional image showing Sylveon's type as ???]]
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On official material, the ??? type can be used to denote a type that has not yet been revealed. Leading up to the release of [[Pokémon X and Y]], {{p|Sylveon}}'s type was listed as ??? on official material until its actual type was revealed to be {{t|Fairy}}.
   
 
==Retirement==
 
==Retirement==
The ??? type is not present in the coding of the [[Generation V]] games, with the displayed typing of Eggs having already been removed the previous generation and the type of {{m|Curse}} being newly changed to {{t|Ghost}}. This was possibly because it necessitated making many special cases that would otherwise be unnecessary. Since the only official use of the type at the time of its retirement was for a single non-damaging move, the type itself was essentially useless.
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The ??? type is not present in the coding of the [[Generation V]] games, since Eggs had not displayed types from Generation IV onward and the type of {{m|Curse}} was newly changed to {{t|Ghost}}. This was possibly because it necessitated making many special cases that would otherwise be unnecessary. Since the only official use of the type at the time of its retirement was for a single non-damaging move, the type itself was essentially useless.
 
==Trivia==
 
* This is the only type in the core series games to not have any Pokémon with it as a type.
 
* A [[Shadow move]] also has no advantage or disadvantage against any other typing, but it is officially not classified as ???.
 
   
 
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Latest revision as of 19:51, 15 September 2018

For other uses of question marks in the Pokémon games, see Question marks.


Types
Normal Fire
Fighting Water
Flying Grass
Poison Electric
Ground Psychic
Rock Ice
Bug Dragon
Ghost Dark
Steel Fairy
???

The ??? type (Japanese: ???タイプ ??? type) is a type that exists only in Generations II, III, and IV. It was removed in the Generation V games and has not returned.

Battle properties

Offensive unknown Defensive
Power Types   Power Types
None ½× None
½× None None
None None

Characteristics

Unlike other types, the ??? type does not have any weaknesses or resistances. It also deals neutral damage to all types and is immune to none.

In Contests, the only ???-type move, Curse, is a Tough move.

In the games

Curse

The move Curse was given the ??? type when introduced in Generation II, likely because of its mysterious nature. It is so far the only move which completely differs in its use between Pokémon of different types. Its type was changed to the Ghost type in Generation V.

Conversion cannot be used to become ???-type: Curse, the only move of this type, will be ignored by Conversion, such that if a Pokémon uses Conversion while the only other move it knows is Curse, Conversion will fail.

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Please feel free to edit this section to add missing information and complete it.
Reason: Curse's type in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity, and WiiWare Mystery Dungeon games.

It is a Normal-type move in the early Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series, but was changed to be a Ghost-type move in Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon.

Eggs

Pokémon Eggs are displayed as being ???-type in Generation III on their status screen, to maintain the fact that the identity of the Pokémon inside is supposed to be unknown. This does not appear in Generation II, which uses a special status screen for Pokémon Eggs different from that of normal Pokémon, and was removed in Generation IV, when the section of a Pokémon's status screen that displays type was separated from where it was met. From Generation IV on, Eggs are considered as Normal-type Pokémon by the game.[citation needed]

Weather Ball

Weather Ball's type changes depending on the weather condition. If Weather Ball is used when the field is under the effect of Shadow Sky, Weather Ball changes to a ???-type move and will be neither super effective nor not very effective against any type. Despite this, if a Pokémon with Color Change is hit with this move under these conditions, it will be changed to a Normal-type Pokémon.[citation needed]

This situation is the only way to legitimately encounter the type effectiveness of a ???-type move.

Arceus

Normal-color sprite for ???-type Arceus

Arceus has the Ability Multitype, which changes its type and appearance depending on the Plate it is holding. Likely as a precaution for Arceus hacked to be ???-type, a ???-type sprite of Arceus is present in Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, and SoulSilver; however, it is never otherwise used without hacking.

Other uses

Unrevealed types

Promotional image showing Sylveon's type as ???

On official material, the ??? type can be used to denote a type that has not yet been revealed. Leading up to the release of Pokémon X and Y, Sylveon's type was listed as ??? on official material until its actual type was revealed to be Fairy.

Retirement

The ??? type is not present in the coding of the Generation V games, since Eggs had not displayed types from Generation IV onward and the type of Curse was newly changed to Ghost. This was possibly because it necessitated making many special cases that would otherwise be unnecessary. Since the only official use of the type at the time of its retirement was for a single non-damaging move, the type itself was essentially useless.