Dark type (Pokémon)

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Strong against Psychic and Ghost types. Weak against Fighting and Bug types.


One of the 18 elemental Pokemon types that was introduced in generation II. Before generation IV all dark moves were special.

Battle Properties


Dark type Pokemon are super effective against Ghost and Psychic types, But their attacks are resisted by Dark, Fairy and Fight types. Many Dark moves specializes in stealing the opponent items or stealing moves abilities or using the opponent strength against him.


Dark type Pokemon are immune to psychic type. from the generation II to V Dark type were weak against Bug and Fight, and Fight type was added from VI onward. The Dark type are also resisted against Dark and ghost type.


  • Karen - A member of the Johto elite four
  • Grimsley - A member of the Unova elite four member
  • Sidney - A member of the Hoenn elite four member


Dark AuraPowers up each Pokemon's Dark type moves
JustifiedBoosts the attack stat when it's hit by Dark type move
RattledRaises speed one stage upon being hit by a Dark, Bug, or Ghost move



  • Umbreon
  • Poochyena
  • Mightyena
  • Absol
  • Mega Absol
  • Darkrai
  • Purrloin
  • Liepard
  • zorua
  • Zoroark

Half Fairy-type Pokemon

Primary Dual Type

  • Murkrow
  • Sneasel
  • Houndour
  • Houndoom
  • Mega Houndoom
  • Sableye
  • Mega sableye
  • Honchkrow
  • Weavile
  • Scraggy
  • scrafty
  • Pawniard
  • Bisharp
  • Vullaby
  • Mandibuzz
  • Deino
  • Zweilous
  • Hydreigon
  • Inkay
  • Malamar
  • Yveltal

Secondary Dual Type

  • Mega Gyarados
  • Tyranitar
  • Mega Tyranitar
  • Nuzleaf
  • shiftry
  • Caravanha
  • Sharpedo
  • Mega Sharpedo
  • Cacturne
  • Crawdaunt
  • Stunky
  • Skuntank
  • Spiritomb
  • Dapion
  • Sandile
  • Krokorok
  • Krookodile
  • Greninja
  • Pangoro



AssuranceThis attack is doubled if the target is damaged at the same turn
Beat UpAll party Pokemon attacks the target, the greater the number the more the damage
BiteThe target may flinch
CrunchMay lower the target defense
Feint AttackHits without fail
FlingThe Pokemon throws his item at the target. The power and effect of the move depends on the item
Foul playThe higher the attack stat of the target the greater the damage
Knock OffPrevents the target from using his item
Night SlashCritical hits land more easily
PaybackIf the user moves after the target this attack power gets doubled
PunishmentThe Power of this attack increases for every power up the targets get through stat change
PursuitIf the target switches, the attack power is doubled
Sucker PunchThis move enables the user to attack first, but it fails if the target is not readying itself for an attack
ThiefThe Pokemon attacks and steals the target's item


Dark PulseMay target may flinch
Night DazeMay lower the target's accuracy
SnarlDecreases the target's Special attack


Dark VoidThe target is put to sleep
EmbargoPrevents the target Pokemon and it's trainer from using items
Fake TearsLowering the target special defense
FlatterConfuses the target and raises it's special attack
Hone ClawsRaises attack and accuracy
MementoThe user feints but also reduces the target attack and special attack
Nasty PlotRaises the special attack
Parting ShotLowers the target attack and special attack then switches with a party Pokemon
QuashThe user move go first
SnatchThe user any healing or stat-changing move the target might use
SwitcherooThe user switches held item with the target
TauntThe target is able to use just attack moves for 3 turns
Topsy-Turvyall stat-changing affecting the target turns the opposite of what they are
TormentThe target is engaged by the user which unable of using the same move twice in a row


  • Dark type was introduced in generation II.
  • There are no Dark type gym.
General Information Edit
Concept Name Dark type (Pokémon)
Japanese Name: あくタイプ
Romaji Name: Evil type
Aliases Dark type Pokemon
Evil type Pokemon
1st manga book: Pokémon Adventures #8
1st anime episode: Pokémon #150
1st anime movie: Pokémon 4Ever
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