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


The Dark type is one of the eighteen types. Prior to changes in Generation IV, all damaging Dark-type moves were special, but they may now also be physical depending on the attack.

The Dark type was introduced in Generation II, along with the Steel type.


Type effectiveness

Offensive Dark Big.png Defensive
Power Types   Power Types
Ghost Big.png
Psychic Big.png
½× Ghost Big.png
Dark Big.png
½× Dark Big.png
Fairy Big.png
Fighting Big.png
Bug Big.png
Fairy Big.png
Fighting Big.png
None Psychic Big.png


Characteristics

Defense

The Dark type, along with the Steel type, was introduced in Generation II in order to balance against Psychic type, so it is immune to Psychic attacks. However, this immunity is nullified by Miracle Eye. Dark Pokémon have a single Ground weakness if their other type is Poison, which nullifies all of Dark type's other weaknesses. Dark Pokémon are immune to opposing Pokémon's moves that gain priority due to Prankster, including moves called by moves that call other moves (such as Assist and Nature Power) and excluding moves that are repeated as a result of Prankster-affected Instruct.

Offense

Dark-type attacks are resisted by Fighting, Dark, and Fairy, so using them along with Fairy attacks will optimize neutral coverage.

Pokemon

Disclamer: Rarity of an individual Pokemon can and does vary depending on the spawn location. In the table below the lowest rarity is presented. Please check individual routes for more information on the rarity of your desired Pokemon.

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Pure Dark-type Pokemon

# Pokémon Rarity Found in
197 Pokemon Umbreon.png Umbreon 8 - Evolution Only Evolve Eevee
261 Pokemon Poochyena.png Poochyena 3 - Rare
262 Pokemon Mightyena.png Mightyena 3 - Rare
359 Pokemon Absol.png Absol 4 - Very Rare
491 Pokemon Darkrai.png Darkrai 6 - Legendary
509 Pokemon Purrloin.png Purrloin 2 - Uncommon
510 Pokemon Liepard.png Liepard 2 - Uncommon
570 Pokemon Zorua.png Zorua 7 - Special Swarm (VR)
571 Pokemon Zoroark.png Zoroark 4 - Very Rare

Part Dark-type Pokemon

# Pokémon Type Rarity Found in
198 Pokemon Murkrow.png Murkrow
Dark
Flying
4 - Very Rare
215 Pokemon Sneasel.png Sneasel
Dark
Ice
5 - Extremely Rare
228 Pokemon Houndour.png Houndour
Dark
Fire
4 - Very Rare
229 Pokemon Houndoom.png Houndoom
Dark
Fire
4 - Very Rare
302 Pokemon Sableye.png Sableye
Dark
Ghost
7 - Special Casino
430 Pokemon Honchkrow.png Honchkrow
Dark
Flying
8 - Evolution Only Evolve Murkrow
461 Pokemon Weavile.png Weavile
Dark
Ice
8 - Evolution Only Evolve Sneasel
559 Pokemon Scraggy.png Scraggy
Dark
Fighting
3 - Rare
560 Pokemon Scrafty.png Scrafty
Dark
Fighting
8 - Evolution Only Evolve Scraggy
624 Pokemon Pawniard.png Pawniard
Dark
Steel
5 - Extremely Rare
625 Pokemon Bisharp.png Bisharp
Dark
Steel
8 - Evolution Only Evolve Pawniard
629 Pokemon Vullaby.png Vullaby
Dark
Flying
7 - Special PvP Prize Shop
630 Pokemon Mandibuzz.png Mandibuzz
Dark
Flying
8 - Evolution Only Evolve Vullaby
633 Pokemon Deino.png Deino
Dark
Dragon
5 - Extremely Rare
634 Pokemon Zweilous.png Zweilous
Dark
Dragon
8 - Evolution Only Evolve Deino
635 Pokemon Hydreigon.png Hydreigon
Dark
Dragon
5 - Extremely Rare
686 Pokemon Inkay.png Inkay
Dark
Psychic
4 - Very Rare
687 Pokemon Malamar.png Malamar
Dark
Psychic
8 - Evolution Only Evolve Inkay
717 Pokemon Yveltal.png Yveltal
Dark
Flying
7 - Special Halloween event (L), Cherish Ball
248 Pokemon Tyranitar.png Tyranitar
Rock
Dark
8 - Evolution Only Evolve Pupitar
274 Pokemon Nuzleaf.png Nuzleaf
Grass
Dark
3 - Rare
275 Pokemon Shiftry.png Shiftry
Grass
Dark
8 - Evolution Only Evolve Nuzleaf
318 Pokemon Carvanha.png Carvanha
Water
Dark
4 - Very Rare
319 Pokemon Sharpedo.png Sharpedo
Water
Dark
4 - Very Rare
332 Pokemon Cacturne.png Cacturne
Grass
Dark
7 - Special Altering Cave (R)
342 Pokemon Crawdaunt.png Crawdaunt
Water
Dark
3 - Rare
434 Pokemon Stunky.png Stunky
Poison
Dark
3 - Rare
435 Pokemon Skuntank.png Skuntank
Poison
Dark
3 - Rare
442 Pokemon Spiritomb.png Spiritomb
Ghost
Dark
5 - Extremely Rare
452 Pokemon Drapion.png Drapion
Poison
Dark
5 - Extremely Rare
551 Pokemon Sandile.png Sandile
Ground
Dark
5 - Extremely Rare
552 Pokemon Krokorok.png Krokorok
Ground
Dark
8 - Evolution Only Evolve Sandile
553 Pokemon Krookodile.png Krookodile
Ground
Dark
8 - Evolution Only Evolve Krokorok
658 Pokemon Greninja.png Greninja
Water
Dark
8 - Evolution Only Evolve Frogadier
675 Pokemon Pangoro.png Pangoro
Fighting
Dark
8 - Evolution Only Evolve Pancham
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