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==Battle properties==
 
==Battle properties==
{{typebattle|type=unknown}}
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{{typebattle|type=???}}
   
 
==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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The ??? type is neutrally effective against all types, and all types are neutrally effective against it.
   
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In {{pkmn|Contest}}s, the only ???-type move, {{m|Curse}}, is a {{OBP|Tough|condition}} move.
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.
 
   
 
==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]].
   
 
{{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.
===Eggs===
 
[[Pokémon Egg]]s 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 {{type|Normal}} Pokémon by the game.{{fact}}
 
   
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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 Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity]]. It was also a {{type|Normal}} move in all [[Pokémon Mystery Dungeon (WiiWare)]] games.
===Weather Ball===
 
[[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.
 
 
This situation is the only way to legitimately encounter the type effectiveness of a ???-type move.
 
   
 
===Eggs===
 
[[Pokémon Egg]]s 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 {{type|Normal}} Pokémon by the game.
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===Unusable moves===
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If a [[Shadow Pokémon]] has non-Shadow moves that it cannot use yet, they will be marked with ??? type.
 
===Arceus===
 
===Arceus===
 
[[File:493-Unknown.png|frame|left|Normal-color sprite for ???-type Arceus]]
 
[[File:493-Unknown.png|frame|left|Normal-color sprite for ???-type Arceus]]
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===Type change===
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==In spin-off games==
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===[[Pokémon Mystery Dungeon]]===
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.
 
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The moves {{m|Wide Slash}}, {{m|Vacuum-Cut}}, and {{m|Excavate}} have the ??? type.
   
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While Excavate is an unobtainable [[status move]] and Vacuum-Cut deals fixed damage akin to {{m|Sonic Boom}}, Wide Slash is a [[physical move]] which follows standard damage calculations. Both damaging moves bypass {{a|Wonder Guard}} and do not usually receive {{STAB}}.
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.
 
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These moves did not appear from [[Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity]] onward.
   
 
==Other uses==
 
==Other uses==
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[[File:Eeveelutions unrevealed type.png|thumb|300px|Promotional image showing Sylveon's type as ???]]
 
===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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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}}.
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==Icons==
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| Icon from<br>{{color2|000|Pokémon Colosseum}}
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| Icon from<br>{{color2|000|Pokémon Battle Revolution}}
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==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==
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==See Also==
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*[[Typeless]]
* 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 ???.
 
* Most [[Glitch Types|List of glitch types]] also has no advantage or disadvantage against any other typing; especially the most famous example [[Bird Type]].
 
   
 
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[[de:???]]
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[[es:Tipo ???]]
 
[[fr:Type inconnu]]
 
[[fr:Type inconnu]]
[[it:Sconosciuto (tipo)]]
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[[it:Sconosciuto]]
 
[[ja:???]]
 
[[ja:???]]
[[pl:??? (typ)]]
 
 
[[zh:???(属性)]]
 
[[zh:???(属性)]]

Latest revision as of 20:26, 27 April 2021

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 ??? Defensive
Power Types   Power Types
None ½× None
½× None None
None None


Characteristics

The ??? type is neutrally effective against all types, and all types are neutrally effective against it.

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.

It is a Normal-type move in the early Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series, but was changed to be a Ghost-type move in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity. It was also a Normal-type move in all Pokémon Mystery Dungeon (WiiWare) games.

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.

Unusable moves

If a Shadow Pokémon has non-Shadow moves that it cannot use yet, they will be marked with ??? type.

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.

In spin-off games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon

The moves Wide Slash, Vacuum-Cut, and Excavate have the ??? type.

While Excavate is an unobtainable status move and Vacuum-Cut deals fixed damage akin to Sonic Boom, Wide Slash is a physical move which follows standard damage calculations. Both damaging moves bypass Wonder Guard and do not usually receive STAB.

These moves did not appear from Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity onward.

Other uses

Promotional image showing Sylveon's type as ???

Unrevealed types

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.

Icons

UnknownIC.gif UnknownIC Colo.png UnknownIC FRLG.png UnknownIC XD.png UnknownIC Big.png UnknownIC PBR.png
Icon from
Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, HeartGold and SoulSilver
Icon from
Pokémon Colosseum
Icon from
Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen
Icon from
Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness
Icon from
Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum
Icon from
Pokémon Battle Revolution

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.

See Also

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