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So, I just read some interesting news...after being removed from its initial place in the Grass group and bring sorted into the Psychic type group since generation 4, Poison-type Pokémon are now going to be represented in the TCG’s Darkness type with the release of Gen 8 cards! This is rather interesting; I could’ve predicted Ghost-type Pokémon being sorted from Psychic into Darkness instead, or even Poison-types going back to having Grass group cards, but I didn’t quite expect this. And apart from special cases such as Dark Pokémon/Delta Species Pokémon, this’ll be the first time that Pokémon not regarded as Dark-types elsewhere in the franchise will be sharing the Darkness group with actual Dark-types. Although this could mean more unusual type interactions that don’t always line up with the main series type matchups (something that Ghost-types being classified as Darkness instead would actually help to correct instead), I can see how it works from a thematic standpoint; Poison is a “sinister” type much like Dark (hence why they’re both popular choices for villain teams), whereas Poison has much less of a thematic connection to Psychic-types. Anyone else have any thoughts on this development?
 
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So, I just read some interesting news...after being removed from its initial place in the Grass group and bring sorted into the Psychic type group since generation 4, Poison-type Pokémon are now going to be represented in the TCG’s Darkness type with the release of Gen 8 cards! This is rather interesting; I could’ve predicted Ghost-type Pokémon being sorted from Psychic into Darkness instead, or even Poison-types going back to having Grass group cards, but I didn’t quite expect this. And apart from special cases such as Dark Pokémon/Delta Species Pokémon, this’ll be the first time that Pokémon not regarded as Dark-types elsewhere in the franchise will be sharing the Darkness group with actual Dark-types. Although this could mean more unusual type interactions that don’t always line up with the main series type matchups (something that Ghost-types being classified as Darkness instead would actually help to correct instead), I can see how it works from a thematic standpoint; Poison is a “sinister” type much like Dark (hence why they’re both popular choices for villain teams), whereas Poison has much less of a thematic connection to Psychic-types. Anyone else have any thoughts on this development?
That's interesting...
 
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To simplify the game mechanics a bit (like for instance so that it’s not incredibly rare to hit a Pokémon for weakness if they don’t squeeze a bunch of type symbols into the bottom of the card), multiple Pokémon types are grouped under similar types in the TCG. Here’s a Li’l guide with the TCG types on the left, and the main series types that fit them on the right:

Colorless: Normal, Flying, Dragon (pre-Gen 5)
Fire: Fire
Water: Water, Ice
Grass: Grass, Bug, Poison (pre-Gen 4)
Fighting: Fighting, Rock, Ground
Psychic: Psychic, Ghost, Poison (Gens 4-7)
Lightning: Electric
Dragon: Dragon (got its own TCG type in Gen 5)
Fairy: Fairy
Metal: Steel
Darkness: Dark, Poison (Gen 8)
 
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Same here. I had my heart set on getting a pink Galarian Weezing card, before hearing the news that one would never be made ;-;
 
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I wonder what caused the sudden change in how they do things.
 
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I think I read on Pokébeach that the type regroupings are an effort to condense the possible type weaknesses of cards to an extent.
 
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Part of me wonders if it had anything to do with fairies being pink, and boys being averse to pink because they view it as too girly. I wonder if that was any sort of factor.
 
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Part of me wonders if it had anything to do with fairies being pink, and boys being averse to pink because they view it as too girly. I wonder if that was any sort of factor.
I don't think so, considering that the games have more or less avoided the "this is only for boys" trend. It would also be weird considering the amount of "cute" cards that other TCG have (like the whole Madolche archetype in Yu-Gi-Oh!).
 
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